Release notes for Feed-O-Matic

Helps a Hunter keep his pets well fed (and the food in his inventory under control).

Feed-O-Matic 4.1.1

Thursday, April 28th, 2011
  • Further changes to support WoW Patch 4.1: Since the Pet Happiness icon in the default UI is no more, Feed-O-Matic puts a new button in its former place next to the pet frame. This button supports all the behaviors we previously added to the pet happiness icon — click to feed, right-click for options. In addition, the button shows the icon of the food we’ll next use for feeding the pet (and as before, can be moused over to identify the food by name).
  • When no pet is currently summoned, food quality in the Food Preferences options panel is calculated assuming a pet of level equal to the hunter’s (matching a Patch 4.1 change in which pets are always kept at their master’s level).
  • Adjusted detail and tooltip text in Feed-O-Matic’s options panel to reflect the elimination of the happiness mechanic and new behavior of Feed Pet.

Feed-O-Matic 4.1

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
  • WoW Patch 4.1 removes the Pet Happiness mechanic; Feed Pet now works only as a large out-of-combat heal. As such, features related to tracking pet happiness and warning when the pet needs feeding have been removed from Feed-O-Matic (which still works great for simplifying the process of feeding a pet).
  • New pet families introduced with Patch 4.0 & Cataclysm are now localized for Spanish, German, French, and Russian. (Localized pet family names are used for providing pet-specific feeding emotes; see FeedOMatic_Emotes.lua.)

Feed-O-Matic 4.0.4

Friday, January 7th, 2011
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library fixing an issue where recently added foods were’t actually showing up.
  • Some of the options in Feed-O-Matic’s options panel now provide detailed explanations in tooltips.
  • Improvements to the list in Food Preferences (under Feed-O-Matic’s options panel):
    • The color of a food’s name now reflects its quality (how quickly it restores your pet’s happiness).
    • Foods of the same quality are sorted by name.
    • When no pet is currently summoned, food quality is calculated assuming a pet of three levels below yours (previously we assumed five; this matches a change from patch 4.0 in which pets are always kept within three levels of their masters).

Feed-O-Matic 4.0.3

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library with more foods (Murglesnout, Pygmy Suckerfish, Shimmering Minnow).

Feed-O-Matic 4.0.2

Friday, December 17th, 2010
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library with more Cataclysm foods (including a number of fish and meat items edible by pets but not by players).
  • Fixes an issue where FOM wouldn’t notice when the pet reached full happiness after feeding (or using Glyph of Mend Pet).

Feed-O-Matic 4.0.1

Saturday, December 11th, 2010
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library:
    • now includes most Cataclysm foods.
    • removed some foods pets don’t eat.
    • added some pre-Cataclysm foods which weren’t included before.
  • Fixes an issue where we wouldn’t warn that the pet needs feeding immediately after taming.
  • Known issue: we don’t yet have family-specific hungry sounds for the new pet families introduced with patch 4.0.3a (the Shattering) and Cataclysm. Please send email if there’s a sound your new pet makes that you’d like him to make when he’s hungry (and know the WoW-internal filename/path for it).

Feed-O-Matic 4.0

Monday, October 11th, 2010
  • Updated for compatibility with WoW Patch 4.0.1 (and Cataclysm Beta). This update will not work on WoW version 3.3.5; do not download if your realm has not yet updated to Patch 4.0!
  • NOTE: Cataclysm foods are not yet in the database; they will be provided in a future update.

Feed-O-Matic 3.3

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 3.3.
  • Reimplemented pet happiness icon “pulse” using new Animation features from recent WoW patches for lower CPU usage.
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library and its food lists.

Feed-O-Matic 3.2

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 3.2.
  • Updated French localization by oXid_FoX.
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library and its food lists.

Feed-O-Matic 3.1

Saturday, April 18th, 2009
  • Updated TOC to indicate compatibility with WoW Patch 3.1.
  • Now uses Ace3 library for saved settings and options UI (any previously saved preferences will be reset to default).
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library and its food lists.
  • Fixes an issue where a “Can’t find Feed Pet spell” message could appear upon login. (The message now only appears if FOM still can’t find the spell when you try to feed your pet.)
  • Includes possible fix for a blocked/tainted action error I’ve not been able to reproduce.

Feed-O-Matic 3.0.5

Sunday, February 8th, 2009
  • Fixes an error message when attempting to produce a random emote.
  • Updated Korean localization by “kelvin Joe”.
  • Added Russian localization by StingerSoft from WoWInterface.com.
  • Updated basic locale support for French, German, and Spanish from Wowhead’s databases.
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library and its food lists.

Feed-O-Matic 3.0.4

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library, fixing an issue in which older versions of the library’s datasets would override newer versions… which could cause FOM to ignore certain foods.

Feed-O-Matic 3.0.3

Saturday, October 18th, 2008
  • Includes an update to the PeriodicTable library and its food lists:
    • Fixes subcategory/supercategory linkage issues that caused FOM to ignore certain foods (such as Conjured Mana Biscuit and Naaru Ration).
    • Includes all (currently known to Wowhead) new foods from Wrath of the Lich King content.
  • Reorganized the Food Preferences panel slightly to account for Wrath of the Lich King foods having more possible cooking products. (Don’t like mammoth? Try cooking it differently!)
  • Fixed an error that could occur when FOM chooses the next food to use.
  • Fixed an issue where FOM wouldn’t choose a food (and thus feeding would be unavailable) after reloading the UI.
  • Fixed an issue where category headers would inconsistently appear grayed out in the Food Preferences list.
  • Items that aren’t in the PeriodicTable categories corresponding to the six possible pet diets (i.e. not edible by pets) will no longer show in the Food Preferences list.
  • Added more random feeding emotes thanks to the commenters at maniasarcania.com. Feeding emotes can now be made specific to categories of foods (specified by PeriodicTable sets).

Feed-O-Matic 3.0.2

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
  • Fixed an bug causing us to ignore diets beyond the first for pets with multiple diets.
  • Fixed an error when attempting to play pet hungry sounds.
  • Added French random emotes by Laumac from WoWInterface.com.

Feed-O-Matic 3.0.1

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Bugfix release. For major changes in v. 3.0, see its release notes (further down this page, or here).

  • Fixed a bug where clicking foods in the new Food Preferences panel wouldn’t show them as excluded/unchecked.
  • When a category is excluded/unchecked in said panel, the foods within it appear grayed out.