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Version: 1.3.3
by: thifi [More]
Research Buddy 2, a complete rewrite of Research Buddy, with a lot of requested functionality including cross-character support is available. Research Buddy won't receive updates anymore!

Download Research Buddy 2 here.


Depends on Wykkyd's Framework: http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info8...Framework.html

I'd like to ask you to please use the Addon's Portal page to report bugs or request new features. It's much easier for me to track the requests and it's much easier for you to see whether anything is happening with your request or I'm waiting for your feedback about something.

Here is a direct link to the Portal but you can find a shortcut on the Add-on's page right below the Download button as well.


This is a simple Add-on that will continuously scan your character for researchable traits and your inventory for items that can be used to research those traits. By default you don't have to do anything for the Add-on to do its job. The Add-on also contains a small UI component that can be moved (and locked using the Settings panel for the Add-on) around the screen. The "smithing" icon's color indicates whether all available research slots are used or not.

Item research functionalities:

Usage:
  • "/rbu" or "/rbu help" : Help
  • "/rbu scan" : Scans for traits that your character can research
  • "/rbu disp" : Displays researchable items in your inventory & bank*

There are three ways to see what can you use in your research (*):
  1. Open the Inventory and you should see a "smithing" icon to the right of the item's name in case the item provides a researchable trait. The icon has two color modes:
    • Red: The item provides a researchable trait and that trait can be found only on that specific item
    • Yellow: There are multiple items in your inventory for this specific trait
  2. Open the Guild bank and you should see a "smithing" icon to the right of the item's name in case the item provides a researchable trait. Things to know about this feature:
    • Guild bank items are not stored therefore the Add-on will not be able to flag multiple items providing the same research trait with yellow!
    • The above also means that if an item in your Inventory provides a researchable trait and there is also an item in the Guild bank, both will show up as researchable, there is no way to detect that both are providing the same trait!
    • As soon as you close the Guild bank, the information is lost, you need to open the Guild bank again to see researchable items there.
    • Researchable items in Guild bank will always show up with blue color reminding you of its special behavior.
  3. Type "/rbu disp", the Add-on will print the item details in your inventory excluding Guild bank to the chatbox.

You don't need to run "/rbu scan" it is done automatically for you, but it can be forcibly triggered with the slash command.

Active research & research knowledge functionalities:

The Add-on also displays a small UI component on the screen. The "smithing" icon's color indicates whether all available research slots are used or not:
  • Red: There is at least on research category where no research slots are used.
  • Yellow: There is at least on research category where not all available research slots are used.
  • Green: All available research slots are in use.

Usage:
  • In the Settings panel for the Add-on you can find a checkbox to lock or enable moving of the UI component around the screen.
  • The Add-on contains a closeable panel which lists all active researches, where crafting skill names are colored according to the above rules. The panel can be opened by clicking the magnifying glass icon or you can set a custom keybinding to do that.
  • The Add-on contains a closeable panel which displays your known and unknown research traits. The panel can be opened by clicking the book icon or you can set a custom keybinding to do that.

Happy researching!

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  • v1.3.3
    • Added Research Buddy 2 update warning window
  • v1.3.2
    • Fixed tooltip display
  • v1.3.1
    • Making the addon Update 5 compatible
  • v1.3
    • Added Nirnhoned trait
  • v1.2.2
    • Upgrading dependencies to wykkyd_core_libraries (this means the addon will again hard-depend on Wykkyd's Framework).
    • Compatible with Update 4
  • v1.2.1
    • Made a small tweak because of an update got released by Wykkyd for LibWykkydFactory
  • v1.2
    • Upgraded LibAddonMenu to 2.0
    • Research Buddy Settings panel has been merged into the Addon Settings menu within the main Settings menu
    • Removed hard dependency on Wykkyd's Framework (mhFramework) and now using the recommended approach: LibWykkydFactory
  • v1.09
    • Fixes for game version 1.3.3
  • v1.08
    • Adding Zyaedra's Knowledge Panel enhancement (Thanks!) to show:
      • Active research: Cyan dot
      • Unknown trait without an item in your inventory providing that trait for research: Almost transparent red dot
      • Unknown trait with an item in your inventory providing those trait for research: Not-so-transparent red dot
    • Knowledge panel active research Cyan dot tooltips now display the remaining time in parentheses.
  • v1.07
    • Updating API version for patch 1.2.3
    • Fixes for patch 1.2.3
  • v1.06
    • Updating API version for patch 1.1.2
  • v1.05
    • And even wider :)
  • v1.04
    • Made the active researches window even wider
  • v1.03
    • Control panel now cannot be moved off the screen
    • Made the active researches a bit wider so it doesn't wrap long trait names
  • v1.02
    • Discovered an issue with the API related to slotIndex numbering in Inventory, fixed.
  • v1.01
    • Added a "Close button" to the control panel
    • Added a keybinding to toggle the visiblity of the control panel
    • Added a keybinding to temporarily show the control panel and hide it after some time. The time can be configured inside the Add-on's Settings menu
    • The Active Researches or Research Knowledge keybinding depending on the visibility of the control panel will work according to the below:
      • Control panel visible: Toggle the visibility of the panels
      • Control panel hidden: Temporarily bring up the appropriate panel
  • v1.0b
    • Added a UI component to Research Buddy. It is a small control that can be moved (and locked using the Settings panel for the Add-on) around the screen. The "smithing" icon's color indicates whether all available research slots are used or not:
      • Red: There is at least one research category where no research slots are used.
      • Yellow: There is at least on research category where not all available research slots are used.
      • Green: All available research slots are in use.
    • Added a closeable panel which lists all active researches, where crafting skill names are colored according to the above rules. The panel can be opened by clicking the magnifying glass icon or you can set a custom keybinding to do that.
    • Added a closeable panel which displays your known and unknown research traits. The panel can be opened by clicking the book icon or you can set a custom keybinding to do that.
  • v0.62
    • Added the ability to display researchable items marked as Junk with different color. This will override every other flag, so it doesn't matter if you have one or multiple items in your inventory, if one is marked Junk, it will always show up with Cyan color. Please note: this is an Add-on setting and can be found in the Settings menu of Research Buddy.
  • v0.61
    • Added an alternate slash command "rbu". Research Buddy now accepts both "/rb" and "/rbu".
  • v0.6
    • Added the ability to display researchable icon on Guild bank. Since Guild bank is not a fix container and can change its contents outside of the player's control, the following applies to the feature:
      1. There is no stable way of detecting multiple items in Guild bank vs. Inventory, the icon will only have one color
      2. The color will always be blue, indicating the above special behavior
      3. Guild bank items are not stored therefore the Add-on will not be able to flag multiple items providing the same research trait with yellow! This also means as soon as you close the Guild bank, the information is lost, you need to open the Guild bank again to see researchable items there.
  • v0.5b
    • Added a Settings panel to Research Buddy: You can now turn off new loot notification
    • Fixed a problem where the inventory icon is not displayed when switching gear from wearing it to having it in inventory
    • Item names are now looking a bit more nicer
  • v0.4b
    • Refactored class model and main addon code to prepare for support of multiple characters (API support is currently missing for that)
    • Added several new events to start refreshing researchable items (bank close, mail item received, item destroyed, etc.)
    • Yellow icon is now displayed properly if you have more than one of the same researchable item in your inventory
    • Minor fixes
    • In progress researches count as known
  • v0.31a
    • Very dumb programming error, fixing a nil ref problem. Thank you Daol!

  • v0.3a:
    • Researchable trait is now displayed in Inventory window for Inventory & Bank items. This feature is EXPERIMENTAL! I haven't had too much time to test or verify whether it works in all circumstances. If you run into trouble, edit Globals.lua and change the value of the "TurnOffInventoryHook" variable to "true".
  • v0.2b:
    • Grouped display feature for "/rb disp". The item listing is now sorted and grouped by:
      1. Research Line Name (e.g.: Cuirass, Fire staff, etc.)
      2. Trait name (e.g.: Defending, Sharpened, etc.)
      Example display: "Fire staff, Defending: [maple inferno staff of frost] in inventory"

      This feature would also solve the problem of which one to keep for researching and which one to deconstruct or sell if multiple items belong to the same research line and can provide the same trait to be researched.

    • Automated display of newly looted items in chatbox if the item contains researchable trait
  • v0.01a:
    • Initial release
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Research Buddy v1.3.3 and Research Buddy 2 is out!

Research Buddy 2 is out, you can get it here. Tons of new features you requested!

Current update to Research Buddy only contains an update reminder window.
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Research Buddy v1.3.2 is out!

Changes:
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Research Buddy major update is coming!

Hey Folks,

I'm still working on a major update to Research Buddy and it will be ready soon (a week or two maximum).

Features:
  • Guild Store research display
  • Multi-character support for research display (you can see the current character's and another chosen characters's research icon displayed) in inventory/guild store
  • Multi-character in progress researches and known researches support
  • Motif knowledge display

Stay tuned.
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Research Buddy v1.3.1 is out!

Changes:
  • Making the addon Update 5 compatible
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It would be nice to see what researeches my other character already know or not.
If you could add an dropdown menu to select an other char to show his research abilities.
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Research Buddy v1.3 is out!

Changes:
  • Added Nirnhoned trait
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Research Buddy v1.2.2 is out!

Changes:
  • Upgrading dependencies to wykkyd_core_libraries (this means the addon will again hard-depend on Wykkyd's Framework).
  • Compatible with Update 4

Nirnhoned trait update is coming soon.
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Working on a 1.4.3 compatible update

I'm working on it, but since a lot has been added to the game, not sure how long will it take to properly implement those changes.
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It would be nice to see what researeches my other character already know or not.
If you could add an dropdown menu to select an other char to show his research abilities.
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any update coming for 1.4.3?
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Research Buddy v1.2.1 is out!

Changes:
  • Made a small tweak because of an update got released by Wykkyd for LibWykkydFactory
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Another fix is coming soon

Wykkyd made a few changes to LibWykkydFactory, so I need to tweak a few things within Research Buddy. Update is coming within the hour.
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Research Buddy v1.2 is out!

Changes:
  • Upgraded LibAddonMenu to 2.0
  • Research Buddy Settings panel has been merged into the Addon Settings menu within the main Settings menu
  • Removed hard dependency on Wykkyd's Framework (mhFramework) and now using the recommended approach: LibWykkydFactory

Please be aware that this is a quick fix, I wasn't able to test every aspect of the addon so bugs may exist, but basic functionality seems to be working fine.
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Hey, I really like your mod I think it has great potential!

I'd like to list a couple of things I would like to see from your add on:

*Ability to see known Motifs on the character on the Research Knowledge Tab.

*Ability to check for knowledge for other characters (much like Research Assistant)

*Ability to completely turn off certain features of your addon, such as research icon in the inventory (as it is not as robust as Research Assistant, because I just really want to have access to your PERFECT Research Knowledge tab)

Keep up your great work and thank you for your effort!
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Research Buddy v1.09 is out!

Changes in v1.09:
  • Fixes for game version 1.3.3

PS: I don't have too much time nowadays to work on the the new version of Research Buddy with cross-character support, but hopefully in 1-2 weeks I will have something for you. Stay tuned!
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