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Warlords of Draenor Pre-Patch (6.0.3)
Updated:11-12-14 02:23 PM

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Version: Hydrogen-11
by: Maul, Jrosk, SLOKnightfall

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.

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

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Bug Reports - Report bugs here

Feature Requests - Request features 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.

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!
  • Button Facade support!
  • Every button in Macaroon 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 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:
Ion, a World of Warcraft® user interface addon.
Copyright© 2006-2012 Connor H. Chenoweth, aka Maul

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

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

- 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


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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Hydrogen-7 Beta
10-17-14 10:17 PM
Hydrogen-7 Beta
10-15-14 08:37 AM
Hydrogen-5 Beta
10-15-14 08:35 AM
Hydrogen-5 Beta
10-15-14 08:34 AM
11-29-11 09:01 AM
11-29-11 08:59 AM
07-02-11 11:28 PM
07-02-11 07:51 PM

Archived Files (5)
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Hydrogen-10.3 B
10-21-14 12:00 AM
Hydrogen-10.2 B
10-18-14 10:17 AM
Hydrogen-10 Bet
10-15-14 08:38 AM
Hydrogen-9 Beta
04-08-14 05:30 PM
Hydrogen-8 Beta
03-31-14 08:51 AM

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Unread 10-16-08, 11:24 PM  
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Man, this comment section moves fast lol

Since I saw this asked a few times, the Blizzard bars need to be turned off. They are left on because Macaroon does not know how you want to set it up yet.

@Chräcker - Not currently. One advantage that an addon like Dominos has is that it re-uses much of the default UI elements. This allows it to do things that it otherwise could not, such as picking up/dropping spells. Also, I have not looked into this aspect too much. I don't tend to move anything around during combat. If you make a suggestion in my feature request section, it will remind me to look into it.

@Nightedahs - just make sure all your self-cast options are set before you drag spells from the spell book and you should not have to worry about macro editing. However, a typical self-cast macro could look something like this -

/cast [target=player,mod:alt][target=player,btn:2][] Healing Wave

The above will self-cast on alt and right-click, otherwise normally.

@xce1 - 22.8 should have the FF issue fixed.

@sietelle - 1) The main Blizzard bar is nothing that Macaroon touches other than to show/hide it. To make a stance bar, enter bar edit mode - /mac config - and right-click the bar. Then check "Stance". Once that is done, you can left-click the bar to cycle through the stance states to add buttons to the desired states.

2) Yes! You will need to get the addon Macaroon Xtras.

@saltorio - Yes there is, but it is an advanced option. The "transitoin" option in Trinity is still in the works in Macaroon. However, if you are good at writing macros, you can use the "Custom" option to set it up.

@KittyWitty - If the abilities are question marks, that means they are set to type macro. You need to set the buttons to type pet - /mac edit, then left-click the buttons until they say pet.

@alfa - this is a bug with the importer. Just turn on binding mode, hit ESC over the buttons, then re-bind.

@deep92 - yay! thanks

@Dragonir - working on it! First I have to figure out why it is vanish on people

@Elonia - Yes, you should be able to just drag them from the spell book.

@Shakari - That event may need a possess bar, not a pet bar. They are very similar, but handled differently by Blizzard internally.

@phyltr - the stored button area is not complete. Macaroon is still in construction

@Ferenczy - I saw your suggestion in the featuer request and have responded there

@HashBrownJM - Enter button edit mode - /mac edit - then right click the bar. You will see the options.

@Lichbane - yeah, the 10 id limitation is from Blizzard.

@corveroth - I am still tweaking the custom state option but you should be able to get the functionality you want. Type /mac custom to get instructions.

@MartinL - Someone else reported this as well...I need to investigate more, not sure what it is.

@Sathrah - BF can be a bit finicky. Try to skin individual bars and let me know.

@tarloch - see the Macaroon Xtras thread, info there on the mysterious moving bags

@Aphyosis - I will look into the control drag/drop issue. I will probably put an option in to adjust the time it takes to animate, which could be set to 0 for no animation.

@isokarhu - I will have to check this out. Do me a favor and make a bug report to remind me.

@Morgalm - I added a new FAQ to the FAQ about this.

@cypsyan - it is the Right Click Target option. Select "Self".

@Argone - I am working on it, got many people not liking the text on buttons

@Luck7 - read FAQ

@shdwolf271 - this is an issue I am looking into. No idea why the minimap button is misbehaving for some people.

@Minou - Hmm, I will have to check this out in the beta to see if metamorphsis triggers a stance change. If it does, I will add in stances for Warlocks.


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Toggle Hidden Macro

Any news on a macro that will allow you to toggle the hidden state of a bar without having to go into Bar Edit mode?
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Unread 10-16-08, 10:51 PM  
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Transition from Trinity to Macaroon went flawless with the importer, thank you for this Maul.

The new warlock Metamorphosis state does not seem to be recognised as a state-change, I'd like to have a demon form bar pop when I change to this state, and manually entering the name does not help.
Any hints?
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Luck7 plz read what author post....he said read FAQ
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Mini Map config button not showing up

I can not enter the config to move and adjust and what not. The mini map button is not showing up. I tried to delete and reinstall but still the same.

The Macaroon profile manager is also showing up in red even though i have load out of date on.

When typing /mac config , nothing happens and /mac menu just pulls up the general addons options. Tried running this norm and as admin with vista.

Any suggestions ?

I tried to use bartender and ewwww. Guess I am just a Trinity / macaroon user after using it for the past year.
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How do i set up a bar for pets?
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Originally posted by Morgalm
Didnt read through whole thread but are states working? Seems to me combat state is exact opposite of desired behavior. When I go in combat it disappears and reappears out of combat.
If "combat" is the only state checked, your bar has the following pages in this order:

1. "not in combat"
2. "in combat"

If you added buttons to state 1 (not in combat) but not to state 2 (in combat) then it will indeed look like your bar disappears when you enter combat. To fix this, enter bar-editing mode and left-click the bar to cycle between states. They're probably labeled "Normal" and "Combat". Once it's showing the combat state, add some buttons. If you then exit edit mode, the bar will remain in the combat state for you to configure further, until you manually change its state, or enter combat, or reload/relog.
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Hello Maul (and sorry for my english )

Thanks for your "work" with Macaroon !

+1 cypsyan for right click to selfcast

I've another question : is it possible to configure the display of the objetcs number ?
My scale is 0.9 and it's not very legible (hum, "lisible" in french), the white is too discreet (hum ... google trad seems strange )

Anywow, Macaroon (+ Macaroon extra and button facade) works very fine on my french "program"
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in the main menu there is no way to make a self cast on right click on the spell icon(maybe im noob enough and didnt see it) but if it doesnt exist it would be great to hav this option

thx and keep the good work
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Didnt read through whole thread but are states working? Seems to me combat state is exact opposite of desired behavior. When I go in combat it disappears and reappears out of combat.
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question about stealth + paged bars

I'm having this problem with my my main bar. It has 2 pages of buttons and a set of stealth buttons. When I swap into stealth, its happy, I get the right buttons. But when I unstealth, I get no buttons. It thinks they are there because the bars don't try to auto align and in config mode the bar reads "Bar 1 - Page 1", but there are no buttons. If I page up then back down, I get my normal unstealthed buttons.

Also in stealth, if I page down, I get my second page of unstealthed buttons, but when I page back up, I expected my stealth buttons but get my unstealthed first page. I'm not sure how this was intended to function (set of pages for both in stealth and outside stealth?)

I'm not sure if it's a bug or I'm just doing it wrong. What I want is to be able to swap down to a second page of buttons when unstealthed with openers for when I activate shadow dance.

I can't really say if this worked in trinity or not because I never tried it.
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Took me a bit to get used to the new trinity, but it don't mind to much now that its set up. Just a small bug report, i have a lot of my bars as control bars, meaning they swap pages when i press control. I leave my buffs and rarely used spells on them to save space, but with Mac whenever i press control i cannot drag ability like i could normally, its like the bars are not there. This being said, when i type /mac config and press control they are there and change when i press control, only i cant drag ability's onto em when it IS in config mode.

Secondly, is there a option to disable how the menu zooms in and out when you right/left click it? I edit mod settings and used Trinity for years and having to wait for the menu to zoom out to me is getting irritating = /

Anyhow, thanks for your Work Maul, its nice to have a familiar addon fixed so quickly for a new patch!
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Originally posted by Maul

@tarloch - nope...screenshot maybe? You can email it to me if you can't find a place to host it
i would Maul but i have 2 characters set up now and the number of an item i have in my bag isnt showing on the buttons any of them now..

the bags also keep moving themselves to the centre of the screen when i logon

guess i just wait till another release as i can handle these minor issues no probs , i let u deal with more important issues

thanks again
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Button Facade

@Invertigo: I'm not sure about FuBar, but CyCircled is no more. It has been replaced by Button Facade (it's on Curse) which essentially does the same thing.

My own question concerns Macaroon and Button Facade. I have both installed, but when I open Button Facade and set a skin (Apathy) nothing happens. Am I missing something? Is there something else you have to do to make the buttons change besides just click on Apathy?

By the way, been using your Trinity addons and now Macaroon since they first came out. Macaroon has been a breeze to mess around with so far, and though I haven't done much yet, it's worked perfectly. Amazing addons, thank you for all your hard work.
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Will there be any support for CyCircled and FuBar?

Also, is there a way to hide the minimap button yet? Maybe I just overlooked the option somewhere.

Thanks again, Macaroon was a piece of cake to set up and I've yet to run into any problems on live so far.

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