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Version: Hydrogen-12.1
by: Maul, Jrosk, SLOKnightfall

Ion!

A macro-based action bar addon. It can stand on its own or supplement any other action bar addon or even the default Blizzard UI.


"Feel the power of the macro side..."
A WoW 5.x Mists of Pandaria addon.

Official Thread - Visit this thread for more information on Ion!

FAQ - The official FAQ for Ion!

Bug Reports - Report bugs here

Feature Requests - Request features here

Comments - If you wish to post a comment, you may do so here.

Be sure to check out the Optional Ion Addons to give you additional control
over UI elements other than buttons using the Ion UI configuration framework.

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Features -

  • An unlimited number of macros, create as many bars/buttons as you want/need per character!
  • Are you a keybinder extreme? Use the button storage area for all your macros/keybinds! No buttons on screen needed!
  • Are you a clicker extrodanaire? As many buttons on the screen you want where you want, when you want!
  • Macros the size of Texas! Up to 1024 characters in length!
  • Maul's unique mouseover key-binding system - where the mouseover binding system was born!
  • Many other of the favorite desired bar addon features and then some!
  • MASQUE support!
  • Every button in Ion is a macro button by default and in many ways they behave like normal action buttons. Buttons can also be set to be "action" or "pet" buttons.

Commands - Type /ion alone to display a list of available commands, which are:
  • menu: Toggle the main menu
  • storage: Open the button storage area
  • create: Create a blank bar
  • delete: Delete the currently selected bar
  • config: Toggle configuration mode for all bars
  • add: Adds buttons to the currently selected bar (add or add #)
  • remove: Removes buttons from the currently selected bar (remove or remove #)
  • edit: Toggle edit mode for all buttons
  • bind: Toggle binding mode for all buttons
  • scale: Scale a bar to the desired size.
  • snapto: Toggle SnapTo for current bar
  • autohide: Toggle AutoHide for current bar
  • shape: Change current bar's shape
  • name: Change current bar's name
  • strata: Change current bar's frame strata
  • alpha: Change current bar's alpha (transparency)
  • alphaup: Set current bar's conditions to 'alpha up'
  • arcstart: Set current bar's starting arc location (in degrees)
  • arclen: Set current bar's arc length (in degrees)
  • columns: Set the number of columns for the current bar
  • padh: Set current bar's horizontal padding
  • padv: Set current bar's vertical padding
  • padhv: Adjust both horizontal and vertical padding of the current bar incrementally
  • showgrid: Toggle the current bar's showgrid flag
  • x: Change current bar's horizontal axis position
  • y: Change current bar's vertical axis position
  • state: Toggle states for the current bar (/mac state <state>). Type /mac statelist for vaild states
  • statelist: Print a list of valid states
  • load: Load a profile
  • lock: Lock buttons

Just remember:"With great flexibility comes great configuration..."- Maul

Trinity/Trinity Bars Note: Read: Of mages, multiboxing and macros...mmm?

Hydrogen 12
-Update ToC to WoW 6.1
-Fix for PetJournal being renamed

Hydrogen 12
-More fixes for ability cooldowns & procs
-Fix for Fairy Swarm tallent
-Fixes for Draenor Garrison ability button cooldown and range
-Fix for shadow dance triggering a stance bar change
-Nephyrin's Dualspec bar fix
-Misc bug fixes



Hydrogen 11
-Added items to the Ion Menu
-Fixed macro generation and cooldowns for most spells
-Added profile system

Hydrogen-10.3 Beta
-Reverted spell name change and added different work around for hunter call pet macros

Hydrogen-10.2 Beta
-Fixed TOC so bar position are global again. 10.1 accidentally contained a version that had the settings stored per character

Hydrogen-10.1 Beta
-Included SLOKnightfall's WoD updates
-Fixed mount macro's
-Fixed random mount macro
-Changed which spell name is used in the generated macro to fix issue with hunter pets summon macros not being correct.
-Created a list of spells that will ignore subtext in the spells. Mainly for hunter traps that were getting Trap Launcher added to the macro and not working.

Hydrogen-10 Beta
-Updating to Warlords of Draenor Expansion patch

Hydrogen-9 Beta
- Debug spam fix

Hydrogen-8 Beta
- Minor update to fix smaller issues

Hydrogen-7 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.4.1

Hydrogen-6 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.3

Hydrogen-5
- Spell Count bug fix (i.e. Death Knight's Scent of Blood count update)
- Spell Charges fix properly implemented

Hydrogen-4
- Forum version, include most hotfixes appearing on the forum (flyx, Nephyrin, chinoloco,kouik)
- should now display the appropriate tooltip in all cases.
- GetSpellCount replaced by GetSpellCharges (roll charges issues)
- spells with distinct subtypes between specs should be shown as useable in all cases.
- spell cooldowns should update (trash, symbiosis, disconnect/reconnect after a spec change should not show questionmark anymore)
- flyout should show the proper spell

Hydorgen-3

Hydrogen-2 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.1
- Fixed texture issue
- Dual spec toggle should work now
- Fixed extra bar action ID
- Other minor changes
- Sorry folks, that is all :(

Hydrogen-2 Beta
-Now scans profession spells
-Tentatively enabling/disabling of the Blizzard Main Bar should work
-Blizzard ExtraAction button should now only show if the Blizzard Bar is used
-Moved localization to one file

Hydrogen-1 Beta
- beta release for patch 5.0.4
Optional Files (8)
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Author
Date
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Hydrogen-5.1
5kB
02-25-15 12:17 AM
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Hydrogen-5.1
5kB
02-25-15 12:15 AM
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Hydrogen-7.1
11kB
02-25-15 12:11 AM
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Hydrogen-7.1
43kB
02-25-15 12:07 AM
Addon
40300.1
6kB
11-29-11 09:01 AM
Addon
40300.1
15kB
11-29-11 08:59 AM
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40000.2.0.1
23kB
07-02-11 11:28 PM
Patch
40000.2.0.1
2kB
07-02-11 07:51 PM
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Archived Files (7)
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Hydrogen-12
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12-11-14 12:45 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-11
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Maul
11-12-14 02:23 PM
 Ion
Hydrogen-10.3 B
460kB
Maul
10-21-14 12:00 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-10.2 B
460kB
Maul
10-18-14 10:17 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-10 Bet
454kB
Maul
10-15-14 08:38 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-9 Beta
454kB
Maul
04-08-14 05:30 PM
 Ion
Hydrogen-8 Beta
417kB
Maul
03-31-14 08:51 AM


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Unread 10-12-10, 11:34 AM  
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are we indeed looking at a full fresh install from the start?

gui looks snazzy. thanks as ever <3
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Re: Re: 4.0

Originally posted by Maul
I just uploaded it less than one minute ago
Amazing. Thank you!
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Re: 4.0

Originally posted by didah
Hi Maul, just wondering when the 4.0 version for macaroons hit the street. Any eta?
I just uploaded it less than one minute ago
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4.0

Hi Maul, just wondering when the 4.0 version for macaroons hit the street. Any eta?
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Wow, that would be amazing, with that feature, I'd say that I don't think there is another action bar capable of what all Macaroon! is, well with that addition.
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Originally posted by TyBudd
here you go Anseloth

Inline Aura

Put your attention on the middle picture example, for the Heals over time. Look at the Lifebloom spell, you see how the number on the bottom left is counting the spell duration, and the number on the bottom right shows the amount of stacks that are applied. All in all still looks pretty clean, what you think?
This is possibly something I can implement.
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here you go Anseloth

Inline Aura

Put your attention on the middle picture example, for the Heals over time. Look at the Lifebloom spell, you see how the number on the bottom left is counting the spell duration, and the number on the bottom right shows the amount of stacks that are applied. All in all still looks pretty clean, what you think?
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Re: Suggestion

Originally posted by TyBudd
Was wondering if we can make the buttons show the Charge changes the way that Inline Auras does. For example for Holy shield, in 1 button it shows in the bottom left hand Corner, how long the spell/buff last and in the bottom right hand corner how many charges are left to that application. And then centered you can have the cooldown of the ability uses still, and it looks clean.
that's a heck of a lot to squeeze into one button, even if you sacrifice the cleanness of the look.

i'll take a look at how it looks in Inline Auras, if you can provide a link to the site for it. (i already tried looking it up on WoWInterface, and then on wow.curse.com, and got nothing in both searches.)
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Re: I Cant find the Vehicle Bar

Originally posted by TyBudd
U know the bar, that you can control the aiming of the vehicle, or has the eject from vehicle button? How do I get that
first off, sorry about the delayed reply.

now, you are talking about the Control bar, if i am not mistaken. (the bar that you use to control mobs you possess, and that you use to control vehicles) if so, then you want the following macros:

Code:
#macaroon-vehicleleave
/click VehicleMenuBarLeaveButton
Code:
#macaroon-vehicledown
/run VehicleAimDecrement()
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#macaroon-vehicleup
/run VehicleAimIncrement()
the macros should pretty easy to figure out, as far as which does what.
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Originally posted by Thortok2000
I'm giving this a try and trying to switch from Macrotexter. I like Macrotexter because it works with the default UI but it's getting old and unsupported and I need my super-big unlimited amount of macros.

But this addon is just confusing the heck out of me, config-wise. Is there a beginner tutorial about how to get set up, how to make a bar and get buttons on it, and then make all those buttons macros, etc? I basically wanna copy over my macros from Macrotexter. Pretty much every single button on my bar is a macro of some kind...
The 4.0 version I am working on has a much, much improved GUI to work with. Hopefully 4.0.1 will hit the live servers soon

However, you can use the slash commands to do the two things you ask very easily -

/mac create bar
/mac add 12

- will create a bar and add 12 buttons to it. There is a link on the download page to the official thread that explains more.
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I'm giving this a try and trying to switch from Macrotexter. I like Macrotexter because it works with the default UI but it's getting old and unsupported and I need my super-big unlimited amount of macros.

But this addon is just confusing the heck out of me, config-wise. Is there a beginner tutorial about how to get set up, how to make a bar and get buttons on it, and then make all those buttons macros, etc? I basically wanna copy over my macros from Macrotexter. Pretty much every single button on my bar is a macro of some kind...
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I Cant find the Vehicle Bar

U know the bar, that you can control the aiming of the vehicle, or has the eject from vehicle button? How do I get that
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Suggestion

Was wondering if we can make the buttons show the Charge changes the way that Inline Auras does. For example for Holy shield, in 1 button it shows in the bottom left hand Corner, how long the spell/buff last and in the bottom right hand corner how many charges are left to that application. And then centered you can have the cooldown of the ability uses still, and it looks clean.
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Originally posted by Maul
It would be best to expect to do a fresh install. Once I am done with some stuff, I will test loading current live data of my own characters to see if I can ease the transition. No promises, though

The Cata version of Macaroon is really Macaroon 2.0 in some respects. I have so far elected to maintain the name of just "Macaroon" instead of "Macaroon2", which would load it as a completely new addon. However, that means that installing Macaroon in the same folder once 4.0 goes live (unless I figure something out) your old settings will get nuked. As always when using addons, back up your WTF folder
Thx for taking time to answer me
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Re: Re: Re: Fear relieved

Originally posted by Reddragonrob
I actually already have the Macaroon Xtras downloaded but I don't think I've ever used the bag function of it before. As for
add-on lag/usage. I've seen a few buggy latency issues with Macaroon and I'm not sure if it's just something like a memory
leak or what, so I'm a bit leary of adding more on top of it til the issue is resolved. Speaking of which.. if Maul happens to
know what is up with said 'leak' or whatever? When raiding, I will usually check my latency throughout the dungeon and I
have noticed a few of my addon's seem to grow in size (MB) over time.. Macaroon I have seen go from a few MB to 12-15mb
in a few hours time. Strangely enough when I click the map icon for macaroon to open edit mode then close edit mode,
the MB size goes back down again to it's starting size.
There can be misunderstandings concerning addons and memory usage. For a good overview, I highly suggest reading the article on www.vranx.com at the bottom of the page first.

Second, some people try to run very lean on memory and addons. I liken this to wanting to drive a Prius. It is a perfectly fine want, but you do sacrifice a few things, mainly horsepower and cool looks. If you want to drive a Lamborghini, however, expect to not save on gas. In this analogy, using more gas to do more cool stuff is like using more memory. To run macro's like Macaroon does, it has to do a lot of "emulation" of what Blizzard does behind the scenes with Blizzard macros on Blizzard buttons, which typically does not reflect in addon memory usage and Blizzard gets a free "pass" on this by players and subsequently any bar addon that recycles the Blizzard buttons like Dominos does (Dominos is an excellent addon for what it does, don't get me wrong, and Tuller is at the top 1% of addon authors)

I watch Macaroon's memory usage in testing and coding and yes it can get up there, as well as using more CPU than a typical bar addon. But again, it is running on 12 gas guzzling cylinders to achieve what it does, not on some hybrid electric 4-cylinder engine. I try to make Macaroon run as lean as it can given that as someone who myself uses Macaroon, I want a Lamborghini action bar addon and not a Prius. So yes, it will consume resources

Now, the amounts you mention are perfectly in-line with what I expect Macaroon to use. If you said you were spiking upwards to 100mb's of usage, then I would be concerned. Unless, of course, you have 300 buttons on the screen. Each button and bar made creates a small load on memory and CPU usage which can add up. I myself typically run with about 50-80 buttons created and have no issues with performance on a fairly middle-of-the-road almost 2 year-old computer. Now, there are ways for an addon to use memory that can affect FPS such as creating a lot of garbage and force it to be collected with a high frequency. I do not see this with my own installation and overall I do not hear of this happening. People do mention the higher memory usage, but that is because of what I explained above

As for latency, Macaroon does not do a whole lot to adversely affect that. Latency reflects the time it takes your computer to communicate with the Blizzard server and receive a response. Macaroon is not a comms addon, it does not talk to other users (like a dps or threat meter would) and that vast majority of work that it does is localized on your computer. About the only thing Macaroon does that adds a load on network communications is when you press a button it sends that request to the server. However, it is the same type of request any other button from the default UI or another addon would make and I have yet to see spamming a button adversely affect latency.

If you have latency issues during a raid, you will want to look at the addons like I mentioned above that communicate A LOT with other players. This can also include addons like Gearscore and such.

This all does not mean I do not want to hear of potential issues. The addon environment is always changing and there is of course things I can do to always improve on what I do with Macaroon. There are many areas where I could code it "better" and do often think about doing such an overhaul. But the time investment to do that is HUGE. When I first started coding addons I was surely a noob at it. And I have learned over time on how to do it better and better. Yet I see myself those "noob" mistakes in my own code, but to untie it would require more than I have right now. Overall, though, I think Macaroon runs very well for most users with typical setups. The only time I really ever saw an issue that I could not solve was one player who insisted on using over 500 buttons and was having FPS issues. I just had to tell him that he is reaching too far and there was not much I could do to make it better.
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