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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!
  • Button Facade 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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Hydrogen-5.1
5kB
02-25-15 12:17 AM
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Hydrogen-5.1
5kB
02-25-15 12:15 AM
Addon
Hydrogen-7.1
11kB
02-25-15 12:11 AM
Addon
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
Addon
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
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03-31-14 08:51 AM


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Is there quick setup guide?Or what worked in Macaroon and not working curently like profiles,...?
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Thanks for the update, Maul.

The Blizzard bars are now successfully repressed on startup, and as far as I can tell, all the time.

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Originally Posted by Ameliorate
One other question I had was regarding Stealth/Prowl. Are the bars currently capable of recognizing when a character is in Stealth (or Prowl)? I thought I got an error message when I tried enabling Prowl in the GUI, but I'm not really sure if that means there's a command line, or if it isn't working, or if I've just misunderstood what I'm supposed to be doing.
Not yet, but I am working on it.
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Originally Posted by Maul
Originally Posted by Ameliorate
I believe what KenNashua was asking in #3 was if there was currently a way to save individual profiles.
No, Ion has no profile features as of yet. That is one of the last things I can get working because I need to get *how* Ion will save all data set up first. Trying to redo saved profiles that are saved in a different format is messy, I had that happen with Macaroon early on, and I am trying to avoid it this time around.
Ahh, okay. Thank you for the explanation.

One other question I had was regarding Stealth/Prowl. Are the bars currently capable of recognizing when a character is in Stealth (or Prowl)? I thought I got an error message when I tried enabling Prowl in the GUI, but I'm not really sure if that means there's a command line, or if it isn't working, or if I've just misunderstood what I'm supposed to be doing.

Thanks again.
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Originally Posted by KenNashua
3. You must manually set up all your bars, in all your stances, on all your characters?

Well, not quite. When Ion creates a bar, it persists through all characters. So you can set up ONE setup, and it will be the same for all your characters. You just need to drag the right spells to the buttons and set up the action states (paging, stance, etc)

*Eventually*, you will be able to turn bars on and off per-character, so you can have unique setups for each class, character, PVP setups, etc.
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Originally Posted by Ameliorate
I believe what KenNashua was asking in #3 was if there was currently a way to save individual profiles.
No, Ion has no profile features as of yet. That is one of the last things I can get working because I need to get *how* Ion will save all data set up first. Trying to redo saved profiles that are saved in a different format is messy, I had that happen with Macaroon early on, and I am trying to avoid it this time around.
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Re: Ion Cds

Originally Posted by Nawon
I've noticed on the bars I have made I see the GCD swing on the icons but I'm not seeing the talent CD on the Icon.. Plus with the new talents like Druid Faire swarm they do not work in the bars. Am I missing something I forgot to DL and install?
Macro spells are a bit of a mess right now, I am still trying to get a handle on it all. Blizzard has this new scheme for spells, and some macros using Blizzard macros do not even work.

I am trying to get action ID's in as a work-a-round for some of these, but of course they will not work if you want to use them in macros.

But, as for your specific issue with Faerie Swarm, from other testers if you use /cast Faerie Fire, Swarm will work. Yeah, it is not intuitive but it seems Blizzard is taking a base spell, morphing it and gives it a new name, but the spell it is based on still casts it, while the actual spell name leaves a dead macro.
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Re: Ion throws errors

Originally Posted by kballard
I tried installing Ion, but it just throws multiple Lua errors a second upon logging in:

Code:
CreateFrame: Wrong parent object type, expected frame
<in C code>
<in C code>
Ion-Hydrogen-1\Ion-Broker.lua:83: in function <Ion\Ion-Broker.lua:81>
Ion-Hydrogen-1\Ion-Broker.lua:135: in function <Ion\Ion-Broker.lua:100>

Locals:
(*temporary) = "Frame"
(*temporary) = "IonBrokerOrb1"
(*temporary) = TitanPanelIonHydrogenButtonIcon [
 0 = <userdata>
]
(*temporary) = "IonMiniOrbTemplate"
 = <func> =[C]:-1
 = <func> @StrataFix\..\LibStrataFix.lua:118
(and no, removing LibStrataFix doesn't stop the errors).
Curiously, as soon as I right-clicked TitanPanel, the errors stopped.
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Ion throws errors

I tried installing Ion, but it just throws multiple Lua errors a second upon logging in:

Code:
CreateFrame: Wrong parent object type, expected frame
<in C code>
<in C code>
Ion-Hydrogen-1\Ion-Broker.lua:83: in function <Ion\Ion-Broker.lua:81>
Ion-Hydrogen-1\Ion-Broker.lua:135: in function <Ion\Ion-Broker.lua:100>

Locals:
(*temporary) = "Frame"
(*temporary) = "IonBrokerOrb1"
(*temporary) = TitanPanelIonHydrogenButtonIcon [
 0 = <userdata>
]
(*temporary) = "IonMiniOrbTemplate"
 = <func> =[C]:-1
 = <func> @StrataFix\..\LibStrataFix.lua:118
(and no, removing LibStrataFix doesn't stop the errors).
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Originally Posted by anseloth
Originally Posted by KenNashua
So am I understanding the state of affairs for Macaroon users correctly?

1. Macaroon no longer supported
2. Replaced with Ion
3. You must manually set up all your bars, in all your stances, on all your characters?

1 and 2 are right, but, Maul is working on a way to import your old Macaroon settings into Ion.
I believe what KenNashua was asking in #3 was if there was currently a way to save individual profiles.

Example: I have 3 high level Druids on three different realms, I want to use the same button setup with all of them. In Macaroon, it was possible to set up the bars once, for one character, then save that setting. Then I could simply load the same profile for the other two Druids.

I can't figure out how to make Ion do that. Is there no way to save profiles at the moment? Or am I just unable to figure out how it's done.
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Ion Cds

I've noticed on the bars I have made I see the GCD swing on the icons but I'm not seeing the talent CD on the Icon.. Plus with the new talents like Druid Faire swarm they do not work in the bars. Am I missing something I forgot to DL and install?
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Originally Posted by KenNashua
So am I understanding the state of affairs for Macaroon users correctly?

1. Macaroon no longer supported
2. Replaced with Ion
3. You must manually set up all your bars, in all your stances, on all your characters?

1 and 2 are right, but, Maul is working on a way to import your old Macaroon settings into Ion.
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So am I understanding the state of affairs for Macaroon users correctly?

1. Macaroon no longer supported
2. Replaced with Ion
3. You must manually set up all your bars, in all your stances, on all your characters?

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Re: Spellbook bindings / Self cast

Originally Posted by ax0n
Now, I know that the Ion addon is still in beta but I really do miss the ability to manage key bindings directly in the spellbook / macro editor. Any plans to bring that functionality to Ion?
Yes, it will be through a supplemental addon. It already has a place in my addon list but I have not gotten to it yet.

Originally Posted by ax0n
I'm also unable to get self casting (standard Blizzard "Interface" setting) to work with Ion (can't find any in game Ion settings for it. Only a boolean "selfcast" in the settings file that doesn't seem to do anything). Is this a known bug or have I missed something?
Since Ion is a primarily a macro-based addon, the Blizzard option will not affect the way the macros are written or behave. I will be adding a global option in Ion that when selected, it will auto-write certain macros to cast as desired (self-cast, focus-cast, etc), but that is not in yet.
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Spellbook bindings / Self cast

First of all, thank you for an awesome addon. Haven't found a better action bar addon since the Trinity days. Can't play without it!

Now, I know that the Ion addon is still in beta but I really do miss the ability to manage key bindings directly in the spellbook / macro editor. Any plans to bring that functionality to Ion?

I'm also unable to get self casting (standard Blizzard "Interface" setting) to work with Ion (can't find any in game Ion settings for it. Only a boolean "selfcast" in the settings file that doesn't seem to do anything). Is this a known bug or have I missed something?
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