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07-18-18, 06:18 AM   #1
Drudatz
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How do I use UnitBuff now in 8.0?

Before 8.0 I used to use UnitBuff("player", "Summon Chauffeur") and
UnitBuff("player", "Ban-Lu, Grandmaster's Companion") to check if my toon
is on a mount on which you cant enter a pet battle and have my toons
dismounted when the pb dialog pops up.

Since 8.0 I now get the error: "Usage: UnitBuff("unit", [index][, "filter"])"
And as I am a noob I have no idea what to and how to check now
if my toon sits on "Summon Chauffeur" or "Ban-Lu, Grandmaster's Companion".

Any help to fix this would be greatly appreciated!


ps: any infos on what happend to the events
BN_FRIEND_TOON_ONLINE, BN_FRIEND_TOON_OFFLINE, BN_FRIEND_INFO_CHANGED, BN_FRIEND_ACCOUNT_OFFLINE, BN_FRIEND_ACCOUNT_ONLINE (deleted, renamed?)
would also be very helpful. tia

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07-18-18, 07:06 AM   #2
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1. You can now only get info via buff index.
for index = 1, 32 do
local buffName = UnitBuff(unit, index)
...
end

2. They are removed.
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07-18-18, 07:11 AM   #3
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You just can't query by name anymore. You'll have to iterate through all your buffs in a loop and check each of their names until it finds the one you're looking for, by checking their names one by one.

Example from wowpedia:
lua Code:
  1. for i=1,40 do
  2.     local name, icon, _, _, _, etime = UnitBuff("player",i)
  3.     if name == "Summon Chauffeur" or name == "Ban-Lu, Grandmaster's Companion" then
  4.         --do things
  5.     end
  6. end

btw: https://wow.gamepedia.com/Patch_8.0.1/API_changes
Not a complete list, but it has a bunch of stuff.

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07-18-18, 07:13 AM   #4
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You can use AuraUtil.FindAuraByName("Ban-Lu, Grandmaster's Companion", "player")
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07-18-18, 07:24 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by d87 View Post
You can use AuraUtil.FindAuraByName("Ban-Lu, Grandmaster's Companion", "player")
Ding ding ding we have a winner! I didn't know that existed. Should be super handy.

Turns out someone's already brought it up a couple weeks ago on here too, oops.
http://www.wowinterface.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=56332

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07-18-18, 07:36 AM   #6
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Posting here to save that.
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07-18-18, 05:45 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by d87 View Post
You can use AuraUtil.FindAuraByName("Ban-Lu, Grandmaster's Companion", "player")
Dam, thanks a lot ! for finding that!
YOu guys are awsome!

One last thing (before I go back to be silent reader for the next 9 years ):

An Addon I still use ut seeems to not be updated anymore
uses GetMapContinents and GetCurrentMapAreaID.

I have replaced GetCurrentMapAreaID with C_Map.GetBestMapForUnit("player")
but which would be the best option to replace GetMapContinents?

[its PetJournalEnhanced which uses them to make it possible to sort pets by continents/zones]
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07-18-18, 08:23 PM   #8
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It was actually updated a few hours before your post here (though not on this site yet)
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07-19-18, 09:49 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Torhal View Post
It was actually updated a few hours before your post here (though not on this site yet)
You got me, the time I checked it wasnt updated.
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