Infobar Database 1.9 On Its Way!

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I’m currently in the process of updating the Infobar database.  I know this is a bit late but as I mentioned in the last post I took a huge amount of time away from FFXI and haven’t even thought about trying to update this thing.

Unfortunately the wikis are missing a ton of information on most of these monsters so it’s going to be a bit of a crapshoot.  They’ll be in the database, so that it won’t just display “????” when you hover over them, but it won’t have complete information.  Still, at least they’ll be in there.

I don’t know how long this is going to take me to finish but just thought I’d come make a post to let people know that Infobar isn’t completely dead.

Infobar Version 1.5 – Updated

This is just a quick post to mention that I’ve sort of ninja-updated version 1.5 of the Infobar database a few times since its original release. If you’re currently using this version, please download it again.

If you’re curious as to what I’ve done to make an announcement like this: Delkfutts tower was really messed up and is fixed now, found a few mobs in the Abyssea zones that are aggressive but weren’t listed as such (and now they are), Apkallu are now listed as aggressive (even though their aggressiveness depends on whether or not people have been killing them, it’s definitely better to be safe than sorry), and I’ve started to clean up the database a little bit (found a few things that could be taken out so now the size of the database is slightly smaller).

Something that was brought to my attention is that most of the mobs are missing their respawn times. Yes, this is absolutely true. Do I plan to fix it/add them? Perhaps slowly over time. There’s thousands and thousands of mobs in this game (even if it doesn’t seem like it). It’s going to be quite a task to add them all.

And that’s it for now! As usual, if you find anything messed up let me know here or via the Windower Forum.

Another Quick Infobar Database Update

Another quick update for everyone here..

Original Infobar Download
Database Update

And here’s what’s new so far:

September 29, 2010
Xarcabard [S] and Abyssea Misareaux should both be done to the best of what I can do with the information on the wiki. Note that some NMs are missing and maybe one or two regular monsters. Abyssea Konschtat has been added as well (again, without most of the NMs). I started adding some of the newer NMs that were added to some of the earlier zones (like N.Gusta) from the patch a year ago or so.

If you come across anything that doesn’t seem quite right let me know and I’ll do my best to fix it.

Infobar Database Update

Whether or not you agree with it, the unofficial Windower does have some handy little add-ons.  One of which is something I use: Infobar.  If you’re unfamiliar with it, it basically just adds a bar at the top of your screen and when you scroll over something (say a monster) it gives you information on the subject.  It’s mostly used to look at monsters without having to run to the wiki.  It can tell you if a monster aggros, what level range it is, if it’s by sound/true sound/etc etc etc.  It’s handy and I don’t think it’s really “game breaking” like some of the plugins that some people use.

Anyway, the database has been out of date for over a year now and it doesn’t seem like it’s ever getting another update.  I’ve decided to take it upon myself to start trying to update it.  I know this is going to be quite a task, as there’s tons of new monsters in this game, but I figure..well, why not? If someone else comes along and beats me to it, I’ll gladly just give the link to their work but until then I’ll try to update it periodically.

So here’s my update for tonight..

Original Infobar Download
Database Update

And here’s what’s new so far:

September 28, 2010 Update
Idle wanderers added to the promyies and the vultures added to Misareaux Coast. Almost everything in Beaucedine Glacier [S] has been added except for NMs (the wiki doesn’t list their levels). I started adding stuff from Xarcabard [S] and Abyssea Misareaux.

I know this first update is a bit underwhelming, but there’s a lot to be added to this to make it up to date. Give me time and I’ll get it done.

The zip only contains the database file and does not include the ini.  PLEASE BACK UP YOUR DATABASE BEFORE COPYING THIS ONE OVER! I try to check when I add stuff to make sure it’s working right but sometimes I don’t get the time. It’s best if you keep a copy of a working database somewhere in case something goes awry.

I’ll announce it here on the blog when I make another update to this.  Until then.. try it out, let me know if it’s broken or anything like that.