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|Updated:||01-02-11 01:16 PM|
|Created:||04-01-09 11:22 AM|
NOTE: This addon is now part of core Aloft, incorporated as a module. Versions of Aloft from 4.2.X onwards (including the mainline Aloft-4.3.X version and onwards) all incorporate this functionality. It is no longer necessary to install this as a separate addon. Standalone versions of this addon will NOT work with WoW 4.1 or later.
NOTE: This is now an Ace3 addon. AloftCastWarning-1.0.0 (and subsequent versions) will NOT WORK with any Ace2 version of Aloft. You will need Aloft-4.X.
This addon provides a "pseudo" cast bar for identifiable non-target units with visible nameplates (in addition to Aloft's normal target cast bar). This addon ignores the player's current target (on the assumption that the normal target cast bar is available for that purpose).
There are limitations (gory details in README.txt, which is enclosed within the addon. Please review it). To summarize: for PvE (and NPC targets generally), you need to be in a group/raid, a groupmember needs to have the unit targeted, and the unit needs to have a raid target assignment (i.e. an icon). For battlegrounds (PvP, PC targets), a groupmember needs to have the unit targeted. In arenas (PvP, PC targets), it should just work (though it has not been extensively tested there).
This is packaged as a standalone addon, and should be installed as such, but it requires Aloft in order to function. Without Aloft, this addon will just silently fail to initialize.
Remember to enable this addon, as well as Aloft, on the Blizzard addon control screen.
NOTE: Aloft installs into .../Interface/AddOns/Aloft, and THIS addon should install into .../Interface/AddOns/AloftCastWarning. i.e. Copy the contents of this addon's ZIP into .../Interface/AddOns as you would any other standalone addon.
This addon requires Aloft-4.X (preferably the most recent), and is intended to work under WoW 4.0.1 (and the Cataclysm Beta). This will also work with the Aloft Alpha.
The major version numbers of AloftCastWarning have been matched with Aloft, as a way to simplify which version works with which (i.e. Aloft 4.X should be compatible with AloftCastWarning 4.X).
Please delete your AloftCastWarning.lua saved variables file when you install the most recent version of AloftCastWarning.
In order to track defects, PLEASE report any problems in THIS addon's comments and/or via THIS addon's bug reporting mechanism here at WoWInterface (do not use the general Aloft addon for reporting problems with THIS addon).
This addon is still EXPERIMENTAL. Incredibly detailed problem reports are probably not necessary, but please be prepared to work with the author to figure out how to reproduce your errors.
Also watch for efficiency problems. If you feel this addon is eating large amounts of runtime memory and/or slowing your framerates down, let me know, and I will investigate.
I will construct a "real" front page for this addon at some point (basically massaging README.txt into something useful). In the meantime, please review README.txt.
As always, AloftCastWarning is free with your materials, but if you want to donate:
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