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Date: 11-29-2010 04:22 PM
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Lotropad is a simple notepad plugin which you can use to quickly write down some notes without exiting the game. It can be used for, for example, cutting and pasting text to and from chat windows and storing reference information such as instance tactics or LOTRO Store shopping lists .

Big thanks to Vevenalia for the French translation!

Features
  • 10 note pages, each of which can be named
  • Image notes
  • Movable and resizable window
  • Adjustable font size, window opacity, and visibility on load
  • Movable button for toggling Lotropad window
  • NEW: Mini mode, right-click the button to switch between normal and mini mode

Installation
  • Unzip the plugin to your 'Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/Plugins' folder

How to use
  • To load the plugin type /plugins load lotropad.
  • You can show and hide Lotropad window by clicking the Lotropad icon (visible by default). Button can be moved by dragging it. Position of the button is saved when clicking 'save all'.
  • Right-click the Lotropad icon to switch between normal and mini mode. In the mini mode, everything else is hidden except the text of the note.
  • Click and drag from the bottom right corner of the window to resize it.
  • Click and drag the title bar to move the window.
  • To save your notes click Save all, this will save the contents of all your notes. The write procedure is delayed so it might take a moment to be executed. Notes are currently saved per account which means that all of your characters on all servers can access them. Note that pressing Set will only set the title and text for the current note. However, this is also done automatically as you click through your notes.
  • Click settings to adjust the font size (main text field only), window opacity, and window visibility on load.
  • You can set a background, such as a map or tactics diagram, for a note. First copy the image (jpg or tga only) to images folder under the Lotropad plugin folder. Then click Img and type the image filename to the text field. Clicking Set image sets the image as the new background and Clear image removes the background image.
  • Answers to commonly asked questions can be found here

Command line options
  • /lotropad show - shows the Lotropad window
  • /lotropad hide - hides the Lotropad window
  • /lotropad toggle - toggles the Lotropad window
  • /lotropad - lists command line options

Known issues
  • When the whole note does not fit the window, the position of the scroll bar always moves to the end when the note is opened.
  • The plugin might still have problems with German or French clients
  • Background images might not be visible with some skins. This depends on how the alpha channel is set in ArtAssetID "black_translucent" image.

Version history

0.81 (29/11/2010)
  • Button location is now saved with other settings

0.80 (29/11/2010)
  • French translation, big thanks to Vevenalia!
  • new feature: mini mode
  • support for Nov 29 patch
  • pressing shift no longer required to move the Lotropad button
  • plugin now remembers which note you had open when settings are saved
  • closing the window from top right corner will also save data and settings
  • plugin now hides when F12 is pressed

0.74 (10/11/2010)
  • when clicking 'Save all' selected note is also saved without having to click 'Set'
  • new options settings for setting window visibility on load
  • initial support for Lotro Mod Manager 1.0.5

0.71 (03/10/2010)
  • removed saving settings on unload for now
  • included a Turbine class so that Turbine folder is not needed
  • removed window background color for nicer frame

0.70
  • 'Initial' release as the rest of the history got lost with the beta forums

Have fun!

-Chiran, Laurelin (EU)
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Unread 08-16-2014, 03:33 AM  
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Thumbs up Windowproblem solved

Many Thanks, that helped.
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Re: Windowproblem

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Can anybody tell me what I can do to solve this problem?
Issue should be resolved if you delete LotropadSettings.plugindata. This doesn't delete the data, but it resets window position and such. The file is at 'The Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\<lotrouser>\AllServers\'. Unload the plugin first before deleting, or do it when the game is not running.

Br,

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Question Windowproblem

Hello!

Since some months, I have the problem, when opening Lotropad, that the upper third of the Window, is beyond the upper screen edge. Therefore I can't move it or close it and I can not reach the first two notes.
I have already tried to change the solution of the game and of windows, but that didn't help.

In the beginning just the Top of the Lotropad window was beyond the screen, I couldn't move and close it, but I could use all notes and switch it on and of with the addon manager. But since then it has moved up.

Can anybody tell me what I can do to solve this problem?
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Re: Error 622

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.gs Online\Plugins\Chiran\Lotropad\LotropadWindow.lua: 622: Failed to load background image.
Maybe my fault? Thx however
Hi Ghildemor,

It looks like one of the notes has a background image set and for some reason it cannot find the image file. So you should copy the image to \The Lord of the Rings Online\Plugins\Chiran\Lotropad\images\ directory. Or you can also fix it by manually editing \The Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\chiraneu\AllServers\LotropadData .plugindata. There you need to find a line with the broken image link.

So for example
["ImageFile"] = "image.jpg"
delete image.jpg from there, so that it reads
["ImageFile"] = ""
and save the file

Hope it helps,

Chiran
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Error 622

.gs Online\Plugins\Chiran\Lotropad\LotropadWindow.lua: 622: Failed to load background image.
Maybe my fault? Thx however
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ltropad

Thanks Chiron mine was the two -- in the front of line 199. the tekt infore that line was --self.textInput:SetBackground( "Chiran/Lotropad/images/" .. NoteDB[sBank .. "". _" .. sSlot].ImageFile );
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Yeah, obviously. I guess I wasn't aware of it back then and haven't really touched that since . I was planning for a complete revamp of the plugin, but yes.. it may happen! :P

-Chiran

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Chiran, another option is to make the SetBackground call fault tolerant. You can do this by using "pcall":

if your original line is
Code:
YourControl:SetBackground(YourImagePath)
you would use
Code:
local success,result=pcall(Turbine.UI.Control.SetBackground,YourControl,YourImagePath);
Where YourControl is your control and YourImagePath is the path to the image (or resource ID). This way, if the image does not exist, "success" will be false after the call - you can choose to simply ignore this or add a line that outputs a message to the user indicating the error but allows the plugin to continue functioning.
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Chiran, another option is to make the SetBackground call fault tolerant. You can do this by using "pcall":

if your original line is
Code:
YourControl:SetBackground(YourImagePath)
you would use
Code:
local success,result=pcall(Turbine.UI.Control.SetBackground,YourControl,YourImagePath);
Where YourControl is your control and YourImagePath is the path to the image (or resource ID). This way, if the image does not exist, "success" will be false after the call - you can choose to simply ignore this or add a line that outputs a message to the user indicating the error but allows the plugin to continue functioning.

In this specific case, replace line 199 in LotropadWindow.lua with
Code:
  local success,result=pcall(Turbine.UI.Control.SetBackground,self.textInput, "Chiran/Lotropad/images/" .. NoteDB[sBank .. "_" .. sSlot].ImageFile );

Last edited by Garan : 05-18-2013 at 09:21 AM.
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Re: Problems after trying to set Image! :(

Hello Haldare of Gilrain!

Let's try to crack this thing then . Yes, it looks like you did set a background image for a note but then the image file was removed while the link to the image still remains. And on my part the code is not so forgiving in that case :/.

There are a couple of options I guess. One is to comment that line (199) in the code by adding double dash in front of it (--). That pretty much disables background images and the plugin should start ok.

Maybe better is to open your lotropad data file and find where the image link is and try to add an image with the same name again under the images directory.

The file should be at Lord of the Rings Online\PluginData\<lotrousername>\AllServers\Lotro padData.plugin. Open that file with notepad and find a line with ["ImageFile"] = "someimage.jpg". So check the filename you found and make 'images' directory again and place an image with that filename there. Or you can just edit line that by removing the image filename while leaving the "" characters there (to be ["ImageFile"] = ""), and then save the file. The file format is very strict and breaks easily so be careful when editing it. You have to find all lines like that to and do the same with each of them.

I hope this helps and the situation is resolved .

-Chiran

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Hi there Chiran, first of all may I thank you for taking the time to bring us valuable plugins that make our favorate game a better place to game. I am having problems with my lotropad after trying to set an image last night, I created a folder (images) in the lotropad files but it wouldnt work, so I removed the image and the folder (so back to how it was) then my lortopad button disapeared, I thought this is strange and tried to manually bring up the 'pad' and received the message "s Online\Plugins\Chiran\Lotropad\LotropadWindow.lua: 199: Failed to load background image." I dont know what to do, I'd be lost without my lotropad as I use it almost constantly for almost everything, its very valuable to me with all the information it contains. I am not very computer literate and have no clue how you guys work your 'magic' but I can however follow intructions if you could possibly show me how to fix my problem. I shall wait on your reply on tenderhooks hoping you can help me (finger and legs toes and all crossed) and many thanks again. Shirlzknight aka Haldare of Gilrain or even sometimes known as Craig
PS I think I should add I use the Lotro Plugin Compendium (LPC) and downloaded lotropad via that app!!
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Problems after trying to set Image! :(

Hi there Chiran, first of all may I thank you for taking the time to bring us valuable plugins that make our favorate game a better place to game. I am having problems with my lotropad after trying to set an image last night, I created a folder (images) in the lotropad files but it wouldnt work, so I removed the image and the folder (so back to how it was) then my lortopad button disapeared, I thought this is strange and tried to manually bring up the 'pad' and received the message "s Online\Plugins\Chiran\Lotropad\LotropadWindow.lua: 199: Failed to load background image." I dont know what to do, I'd be lost without my lotropad as I use it almost constantly for almost everything, its very valuable to me with all the information it contains. I am not very computer literate and have no clue how you guys work your 'magic' but I can however follow intructions if you could possibly show me how to fix my problem. I shall wait on your reply on tenderhooks hoping you can help me (finger and legs toes and all crossed) and many thanks again. Shirlzknight aka Haldare of Gilrain or even sometimes known as Craig
PS I think I should add I use the Lotro Plugin Compendium (LPC) and downloaded lotropad via that app!!

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Re: Re: Unable to Load

Thank you so much!!!! It's finally working. I just had to log out of the game and back in again.

Kind regards.

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Re: Unable to Load

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I have been looking for this type of plugin for AGES! Unfortunately it says it's "unable to load LotroPad". This plugin sounds really good and I'd love to have this. Not sure what the problem is. Are the 2010 versions still available? I'd appreciate any help you can give me, thank you!
Yes, the plugin should still work even though I haven't updated it in ages. Problem could be related to where you copied the files to. I wrote something about it here:
http://chiran.lotrointerface.com/por...a=faq&faqid=17

-Chiran
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Unable to Load

I have been looking for this type of plugin for AGES! Unfortunately it says it's "unable to load LotroPad". This plugin sounds really good and I'd love to have this. Not sure what the problem is. Are the 2010 versions still available? I'd appreciate any help you can give me, thank you!

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Re: misleading save messages

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So far, I haven't figured out what sequence works and what doesn't. However, I frequently find that notes I wrote are simply not there and sometimes they are.

The only thing which I am fairly certain of -- I rarely, if ever, click save all!
Have to say I'm not sure what's going on, but closing window or clicking 'save all' should write notes to disk. Other than that, the notes are saved only in memory if I remember correctly.

-Chiran
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misleading save messages

If you do not explicitly click "save all" in the window, but either "X" off the window, or click the quill to hide it... you frequently get the same messages:

"Lotropad save executing soon...
"Lotropad settings saved.
"Lotropad data saved.

But apparently nothing happens... sometimes.

So far, I haven't figured out what sequence works and what doesn't. However, I frequently find that notes I wrote are simply not there and sometimes they are.

The only thing which I am fairly certain of -- I rarely, if ever, click save all!
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