I've been working on an altered version of Aditu's Loot Parsing plugin to make my life easier when dealing with our Tally loot system. This boils down to the following functionality:
I've got the Session Loot Logs tab as before.
Beyond this, I added a "Tally" tab so you can see each player that has looted items, and how many main vs. alt items they have received. There is also a Command History tab that shows any Loot Control commands that were received.
- In theory, all of the existing functionality is still in place.
- In addition, I have updated this to have a checkbox for Main vs. Alt loot. (Was thinking about potentially adding another category, but so far this has suited my need.)
- I've also made it so items can be added, reassigned, deleted, and (given the new Main/Alt checkbox) marked as Main or Alt.
- The commands to manage items do not directly alter the data in the plugin - I require piping these into a Loot Control channel in game at this time. This makes it so you can replay a log to get it back to the same state you had it (in case of crash, closing the tool accidentally, etc.)
- This also is nice if you have multiple people that want to simultaneously keep track of what the tally looks like.
- Only people that you choose as "Loot Controllers" can alter the state of loot - I haven't tried to hard to break it yet, but there is baseline control there.
- You can either have the plugin write to the Windows Clipboard (not overly recommended for batch operations) or to a macro file (for use with the /do_file_commands macro; much easier for working with in my experience).
Update: I've gotten this uploaded to the official ACT page. Adding the Readme content to this post for convenience:
Configuring the Plugin:
- Click the "LootTally.cs" tab in the Plugins section of ACT, and then go to the "Settings" tab (third tab)
- If you want to track recent chat that occurs before the items are looted, add any channels you want in the "Preceeding Chat Channels" list. (More useful for DKP than other systems; I just threw in "raid party" myself).
- Add any items/loot sources you don't want to track into your "Item Logline Blacklist"
- Recommended items (capitalization important): the corpse of, Obol, Pure Primal Velium Shard, (Master), Greater Spirit, (Adept), etc.
- ("the corpse of" will make it so all body drops aren't listed, which has been handy.)
- Add any player names that you want to be able to control the state of your loot tracking system to the "Loot Controller" list.
- This is mostly intended for folks other than the active driver of looting, if they want to watch the tally system.
- Set your loot control channel. This is where all loot control commands will be read/written to, in game.
- First go in game, and join a channel that you want to use for Loot Control.
- Set the Control Channel in the plugin.
- Set up the macro file location.
- This is for using with the /do_file_commands macro in EQ2.
- Essentially, select a file that you want to write the macros to, and create a macro in EQ2 to execute the commands.
- Example: If you choose to put the macro file at C:\temp\commands.txt, then you'd make a macro in EQ2 that says "/do_file_commands C:\temp\commands.txt".
- Choose to skip lotto loot if you don't want lotto'd loot showing up.
Using the plugin to manage loot.
(I recommend importing a log from a previous raid/excursion to see how this works.)
- Go to the "Session Loot Logs" tab, after importing some data (or looting some new loot!)
- Select an item by left clicking it.
- Experiment with the commands at the top ("Add", "Delete", "Reassign", etc.), see how they work.
- NOTE: It is intentional that the "Add", "Delete", and other buttons do not affect the state of the items in the UI when pressed. All the buttons do is put one or more commands in either a macro file, or your clipboard.
- If using a macro file, you can just click your "do_file_commands" macro button in EQ2 to make the commands take effect.
- Otherwise, you can just paste the commands into EQ2 with standard Windows "Control-V" paste.
- Note the changes in the Tally tab after changes are made - it should reflect the current state of loot from the "Session Loot Logs" tab.
- Note that all loot commands from authorized loot controllers will show up in your "Command History" tab, so you can easily see what commands have been executed.
Dracks of Guk
Last edited by Dracks; 05-04-2013 at 10:39 AM. Reason: Formatting Readme Content
Attaching a few screenshots of the plugin in-use.
Attaching the current state of the plugin for folks to try out. There is a (basic) readme included in the zip to give some guidance, and I'll try to answer any questions posed here.
I'd love any constructive feedback folks have - I don't know if others will find it useful, but I know it's made my life a bit easier when managing tally-system raids.
Last edited by EQAditu; 05-02-2013 at 02:16 PM. Reason: Replaced attachment
Has anyone out there given this plugin and run, and had good/bad experiences with it? So far it's been working for my personal raid, but before I attempt to get this uploaded to the official pages I was hoping to get a bit more feedback.
Dracks your plugin rocks, I have not been able to get the standard lootingparsing one to work but I love how well yours does props on such a nice job.. Not a lot of folks come into the ACT forums daily so it may take some time for this one to pick up steam but its a great job. I hope you keep this file updated and posted with future releases of ACT. Thanks
Thanks, glad you like it! Work has been a little crazy for the past few weeks, so I haven't had time to invest further in the plugin. I'm open to suggestions for when I get a bit more free time, and I definitely want to look at getting this plugin pushed into the main site. I'll try and send Aditu a message and see about getting access to get it checked into the source control.
As a note, I'm still around and checking this forum for any requests/suggestions/feedback - hope folks are finding the plugin useful! If it's not useful, let me know why and I can see if there's anything I can do to assist.
I tried to get this plugin runin, but unfortunaly it does nothing .....
I'am on Windows 8, German Parsing Plugin is installed, everything in Act works ok, only the Loot is not be parsed,
when i read it right i can import a log file and it will show me the loot, even when i have not entered a channel ?
I think I found the issue - there was a change in the German loot log lines. It took me a little time to get set up to validate my change, but I did eventually get a couple of characters made on Valor so I could prove the fix before handing it out.
I've updated the plugin that is on the site - http://advancedcombattracker.com/inc...load.php?id=65. Please get the new copy from here and let me know if this solves the issue.
I wanted to make this auto-update, but when I tried I ran into an issue where it corrupted my plugin locally. As such, I've fixed this issue without altering the version so it doesn't break people until I solve that problem.
Oh, and yes - you can import a log file and it will show you the loot even if you don't have a Loot Control Channel set. Loot Control Channel is for altering whether an item is assigned to main vs. alt (if your loot tally system cares about that), or adding/deleting/reassigning items.
I hope that helps!