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what would it take?

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:15 pm
by superxdude
To make this mod at least create the data on the hard drive?

Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:24 pm
by bringoutyourdead
When I first started working on the CensusPlus code I found a copy of the last released killings fields. After doing some work on CP, I made some of the same Blizzard required changes to KF, but after looking at how out of date the KF Battlegrounds list , code for that core part of the addon, and the website support, I tossed my hands in the air and said not worth the effort since the 3 parts won't work together.. Blizzard, KF lua coding and I ended up just deleting the files from my computer.

Since you have the files.. you can do whatever you want.
I would recommend looking at the Blizzard Wow UI forums, and (get a hold of the book from the last, it is a bit out of date but is very helpful in understanding how to use Lua and XML in the game environment.) the wowprogramming reference area is mostly kept up to date.
wowinterface is very good for learning about latest changes that blizzard has made to the UI/api interface calls.

You can compare what was done in KF with similar code in CP, I've made some style changes as I'm updating CP but the core is still Rollie's older coding style.

I doubt very much Metalbeast will ever do anything to support KF anymore he isn't as proactive as I wish for supporting CensusPlus.. not that I'm complaining.. since without him stepping in, and CensusPlus would be dead.

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:13 am
by superxdude
I could probably persuade a friend to host the files if I can figure out the coding.

I've peeked at the CP code and toyed with it to see what happens (i was in the military and broke stuff for my paycheck).

I'll toy with it again while I am in LFR queues I guess.

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:56 pm
by bringoutyourdead
I would recommend that you start with just the KF addon and an error catcher addon.
You will get lots of errors to begin with.. (one at a time.. since by default Blizzard stops the addon at the first line of code it can't parse.)

Some people prefer !BugGrabber (from, I have gotten use to using !swatter the comes with Auctioneer and Gatherer addons ( and their home websites)

Just remember when you get the lua error... you need to work your way down the link to the final called routine and not necessarily the first calling routine.

I just hope that you don't run into a situation where you need data from Blizzard and they now longer provide an API call to get the data.

Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:35 am
by superxdude
no time since I last posted to even look at this.

New job, lots of work to do since the job was unfilled and done in patchwork over the last 18 months.

will look again in a week or two, mostly caught up after a month of nose to the grinder.

Too bad Censusplus does not work in BGs. I do alot of IOC premades and see alot of horde (that die as we camp the graveyard)

lost the files

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:34 pm
by superxdude
HD crashed, lost my files, any idea where to get them again?

lost the files

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:36 pm
by superxdude
nevermind, found it :)