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Macrotexter
Version: b4
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Macrotexter
version b4 (beta)
by hypehuman

The idea for this addon comes from Mecaire's Macrotexter. Macrotexter allows you to set up categories of macros, and place spells and items into those categories. One useful application of this is that you can set up Implied Targeting, but the possibilities are infinite!


With version b3, there is now a GUI with this mod! It's still lacking in several features (character-specific options being among them), but here's a little info on how to navigate it as it stands:
•*Your settings from previous versions will not be imported. Sorry!
•*The Macrotexter frame is attached to your spellbook.
•*Macrotexter comes with some pre-set categories, but feel free to delete them if you want (by selecting them in the list, and pressing the "Delete" button).
•*The "New" button will create a new category with the name you have entered in the editbox above the button.
•*New macros automatically have macrotext that corresponds to behavior identical to a regular spell button. You should probably use this as a starting point.
• Drag a spell or item from your spellbook or backpack, and click on the lower-right portion of the Macrotexter window to add it to the currently selected category. Doing so will remove that spell or item from all other categories.
•*Your settings will be saved and applied whenever you close your spellbook or press the "Apply" button.
•*Click the "Make this the default category" checkbox if you want all uncategorized spells and items to fall under that category.


Macrotexter is currently in the beta stage. There are several features I have yet to put in:

•*Add support for pet bars, shapeshift bars and spells that summon companions.
•*Macrotexter currently only works on the Blizzard bars. After it is released, I plan to add support for various bar mods one by one.

There are a few limitations that I know of:

•*One very frustrating limitation is that when you have an action on your cursor and CLICK DOWN on an action button, the action will disappear instead of getting placed on the bar (or get placed, but without the appropriate macrotext). Dragging and then RELEASING the mouse onto the bar will avoid this issue. I have put in a fix to catch this, but it only works outside of combat. See this thread for more details.
•*Attempting to put a passive spell on your bar will remove the macrotext from that slot (this is because of the non-combat "fix" for the first problem)
•*If you log in or reload while in combat, your spells will not be macrotexted until you leave combat.
•*If your spellbook changes while in combat (probably because you learned a new talent), many of your spells might act strangely IFF you move them before combat is over. (NYI: red highlight on spells that should NOT be moved until combat ends.)


Q: How can I help you?
A: There are several ways you can contribute:
•*Download and test the addon. Come back with bug reports and suggestions. This is the most important way to help.
•*If you know of a way to get around any of the issues I've listed above, please give me some pointers.
•*You can also contribute monetarily via PayPal. The more money I have to spend on my tuition, the less chance I'll have to increase my hours at work, and the more time I can spend getting Macrotexter ready for release!
b4 (2/26/09)
•*You will no longer sometimes be holding a spell when you log in
• Greatly improved the efficiency of updating your spells after you change settings

b3 (2/23/09)
•*Implemented a rudimentary UI

b2 (2/12/09)
•*Macrotexter will no longer sometimes inappropriately warn you about newly learned spells.

b1 (2/4/09)
•*Macrotexter is ready to be beta tested; Mecaire's approach is now outdated, so it had to be built from scratch.
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Old 04-29-10, 07:27 AM  
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Seems to have an initialization problem. Going into the spellbook and clicking 'apply' fixes it, or going into and out of combat.

Date: 2010-04-29 09:24:33
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\Macrotexter\Macrotexter.lua line 10:
bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)
Debug:
(tail call): ?
[C]: ?
[C]: pairs()
Macrotexter\Macrotexter.lua:10: Initialize()
Macrotexter\Macrotexter.lua:176:
Macrotexter\Macrotexter.lua:174
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This addon is yet again abandoned but is still working currently, mostly. Can anyone maintain it? This addon makes WoW playable.
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Was working great with dominos until I found myself in a possessed creature or vehicle. It appears to cause troubles with possessed actions or vehicle actions. Had to remove it and go back to 10+ macros for everything. If you can figure out a way to bypass your mod while in control of a vehicle/creature, can you tell me? Thanks. Great mod btw, hope I can go back to using it.
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BarKeep

I have found that BarKeep (http://www.wowinterface.com/download...9-BarKeep.html) does seem to be compatible with Macrotexter, since it doesn't replace the Blizzard action bars, it just lets you move them around. I have had a couple of WoW client crashes since I disabled Bartender 4 and installed BarKeep and Macrotexter, still trying to track down the cause.
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Old 04-04-09, 12:46 PM  
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THANK YOU!!!

/dances with joy at Macrotexter being revived

Is there any action bar mod that is in fact compatible with this, despite the warning? Maybe something that just shifts the Blizzard action bars around and hides the other stuff, but doesn't actually replace the bars themselves?
•*Macrotexter currently only works on the Blizzard bars. After it is released, I plan to add support for various bar mods one by one.
I currently use Bartender 4, but I'm willing to use almost anything except the Blizzard default action bars.
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Bug when deleting categories.


"Category A"
"Category B"
"Category C"

If I delete Category A, then Category B will be named Category B, have the spells associated to it that Category B is supposed to have, but the actual content of the macro will be Category A's content. (Category A's name and associated spells do get deleted successfully.) Category B's macro content is deleted. Category C appears to be untouched.

This is regardless of the actual names of the category, I was just giving an example.
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Originally posted by Thortok2000
Hey, could we have categories sorted alphabetically?
Certainly! The next version will have this and other improvements.
Originally posted by Thortok2000
I'm not sure, but I don't think the addon is automatically upgrading to the next rank of the spell if you learn a new rank.
Thanks for the report; I'll check it out.

EDIT: Thank you! I was tracking the event. This is fixed in the next version. For now, just press the "apply" button after you learn a new spell (relogging will also fix it).
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I'm not sure, but I don't think the addon is automatically upgrading to the next rank of the spell if you learn a new rank.
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Hey, could we have categories sorted alphabetically?
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Awesome! I have missed this addon so much.
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Cool, I missed Mecaire's after it broke. While I don't presently have a use for it, I'll definitely keep an eye on this.
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