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Ping Direction (Fan's Update)
Version: 0.0.7 40000 20100912
by: Tageshi [More]
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This is an update version of Silh's Ping Direction.
Original description below:
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Ping Direction was written around an idea that popped up during an Ossirian fight. The addon displays a red arrow on your screen pointing in the direction of the last ping received. Though it's not really that hard to figure out the direction to go by looking at the minimap, I thought it would be fun to do something like this.

As of 0.0.4, there is now a second arrow accessible via the /gps command, where you can feed it a set of xx,yy outside coordinates and it'll point an arrow towards them until you reach said coordinates, where it will then disappear. Note that if you use this inside instances, the arrow will be stuck pointing in one direction due to lack of coordinate information inside instances. Also if you change zones while the arrow is active, it will point to xx,yy of the current zone as there is no relative position tracking between zones.

As of 0.0.5, there is now an option to have the arrows properly adjusted for your camera angle, so you don't necessarily have to be directly behind the player. However, this will eat up your 5th preset camera slot, since the only method I have been able to find to retrieve camera angle is to save the camera position to one of the preset slots, and then GetCVar() the camera pitch and yaw. Use /pingdir camera to enable/disable this option--it is disabled by default because I don't want to overwrite someone's 5th camera slot arbitrarily.

Options available:
/pingdir on/off - enables/disables
/pingdir fps # - set updates per second. Default is 10
/pingdir fadetime # - set time in seconds for arrow to fade away. Default is 2s.
/pingdir ratio # - set Y ratio, to give a more squished perspective-type appearance. Default is 0.5
/pingdir scale # - scale arrow
/pingdir ##,## - Point the arrow in the direction of map coordinates ##,## (outside)
/pingdir text - toggle text display above arrow
/pingdir camera - toggle compensation for camera location
/gps ##,## - enable persistent arrow pointing to map coordinates (outside). Arrow will fade when you reach the coordinates.
/gps alpha # - set persistent arrow alpha
/gps off - turn off the persistent arrow

0.0.7 - Now working with rotating minimap
0.0.6 - Removed the 0.05,0.05 fudge factor on ping coordinates which was required pre-patch-2.1, pings should now be pointing in the right direction
0.0.5 - Added persistent arrow alpha option. Added compensation for camera angle, so you don't have to be behind the player for the right direction, woohoo!
0.0.4 - Added 2nd persistent arrow (using /gps command as quick to type), optional text display, and scaling.
0.0.3 - Add decimal point support for x,y coordinates
0.0.2 - Added ability to point the arrow towards specified x,y coordinates when outside instances
0.0.1 - Initial release
0.0.7 modified for 40000 (20100912) - Updated for Cataclysm
0.0.7 modified version 2 - Fixed minimap ping direction while Rotate Minimap option is off.
0.0.7 modified version 1 - Updated for patch 3.1
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Unread 09-14-10, 07:38 AM  
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Originally posted by Mechrior
any idea's on how to move the ping arrow on the screen?! i need it moved about 800 pixels to the right at the moment as it is sitting in the join between 2 monitors
I don't know any option.
Maybe you need to change content of PingDir.xml .
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any idea's on how to move the ping arrow on the screen?! i need it moved about 800 pixels to the right at the moment as it is sitting in the join between 2 monitors
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Originally posted by Tageshi
Try
/pingdir camera

Well, I needed to remove this option some patches ago already.
will try this in a bit..... also is there any way to move it from the centre of the screen..... I just set up a dualscreen setup and would like to move it to the monitor with the mapping system on it!
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Originally posted by Mechrior
I know this addon is outdated but I cannot find ANYTHING like it and was wondering if someone knew how to fix the error being thrown since the new patch?!?!

[2010/06/23 19:34:09-423-x1263]: PingDir-0.0.7\PingDir.lua:190: attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'yaw' (a nil value)
<string>:"*:OnUpdate":1: in function <[string "*:OnUpdate"]:1>
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/pingdir camera

Well, I needed to remove this option some patches ago already.
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I know this addon is outdated but I cannot find ANYTHING like it and was wondering if someone knew how to fix the error being thrown since the new patch?!?!

[2010/06/23 19:34:09-423-x1263]: PingDir-0.0.7\PingDir.lua:190: attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'yaw' (a nil value)
<string>:"*:OnUpdate":1: in function <[string "*:OnUpdate"]:1>
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Sometimes PingDir shows an arrow as if someone had pinged the mini-map even though I'm just questing/soloing at that time. When that happens PingSnitch doesn't add a message to the chat frame as it would when there's a ping either. So my guess is this isn't even directly related to PingDir, but PingDir might be reacting to some kind of false event coming from either another add-on or even the blizzard internals. Just wanted to let you know - maybe other people have experienced something alike.
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0.0.7 modified version 2

0.0.7 modified version 2 - Fixed minimap ping direction while Rotate Minimap option is off.



Well, it seems version string was too long.
But you can download version 2 now.
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Originally posted by Bwldrd1
"More details please"


Basically it's treating your character as if you were always facing true north on the minimap. You click east the arrow points right, west to the left, etc. Even if you are facing the given direction, e.g. you face south and ping south the arrow points down, instead of up as it should, since you are facing south.

The old behavior would turn the arrow to be according to the characters facing, e.g. you face west and ping south, the arrow would show to your left, Facing east ping south it would show to your right, etc. As its working now it is S always point down to the bottom of the screen. N is always pointing up, etc. No matter which way your character is facing. Hope this makes it a little clearer Easier to see than explain.
When I was trying to fix behavior while Rotate Minimap is On, somehow I broke it for Rotate Minimap is Off.

Yes, I will fix this.
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"More details please"


Basically it's treating your character as if you were always facing true north on the minimap. You click east the arrow points right, west to the left, etc. Even if you are facing the given direction, e.g. you face south and ping south the arrow points down, instead of up as it should, since you are facing south.

The old behavior would turn the arrow to be according to the characters facing, e.g. you face west and ping south, the arrow would show to your left, Facing east ping south it would show to your right, etc. As its working now it is S always point down to the bottom of the screen. N is always pointing up, etc. No matter which way your character is facing. Hope this makes it a little clearer Easier to see than explain.
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Re: Re: patch for 3.1

Originally posted by Johndu
EDIT: I found the ping direction is relate to minimap absolute dot, it is not correct location to player's facing way. will fix it ? [/b]
More detail please.
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Re: patch for 3.1

Originally posted by Tageshi
This is patch version of Silh's Ping Direction.

Original version here:
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...Direction.html

Thanks for take this addon up.

EDIT: I found the ping direction is relate to minimap absolute dot, it is not correct location to player's facing way. will fix it ?
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patch for 3.1

This is patch version of Silh's Ping Direction.

Original version here:
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...Direction.html
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