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Version: 2.3.1
by: d87 [More]
Aptechka is a raid frames addon.

Addon is customized with lua config file
You can place your configuration changes into AptechkaUserConfig/userconfig.lua to avoid overwriting them when updating. Reference config - Aptechka/config.lua.
There's still some basic options available ingame from /apt console command. like positioning.

github

Default config file

FAQ:
How can i change manabar width, indicator placement etc etc?
See the custom skin part at the end of this FAQ.

How to switch skins?
change config.skin = "GridSkin" to config.skin = "MechanizeV"

How to make it hidden when i'm not in a group?
config.showSolo = false

What is UserConfig?
It's a separate addon that contains your personal settings.
Values from UserConfig replace default settings. That way you can safely update core module without losing your changes.
Or you can have 2 UserConfig modules.
It is also possible to add new skins as plugins, and switch between them depending on character class.

Lua knowledge is required?
Probably not, copy-pasting and changing values should be enough for most things.
But editor with Lua syntax highlighting will help you (SublimeText, SciTE, Notepad++). If you want to make your own skin you better be familiar with wow widget api.

What is priority?
When two or more actions assigned to the same spot are active, the one with higher priority is displayed.
Weakened soul is a good example. You won't see WS until PWS is still active.

What is "heal trace"?
That's when you want to know who exactly was healed by your Circle of Healing, Chain Heal, etc in the form of blinking indicator.

How to add new zones and spells for debuff loader?
Instances are identified by map id (assuming they have their own map).
To find out current zone map id type: /dump GetCurrentMapAreaID()
Map IDs are tied to instance name and instance name is tied to function that is pushing boss spells into your current spell set. More info inside userconfig file

What's that combat filtering option for?
Disabled until better days.
In 4.2 all autorefreshing spells (SWP-MF, Corruption-Haunt, Lifebloom, Renew-Chakra, etc) stopped generating SPELL_AURA_REFRESH event for combat log. So basically this feature is ruined until Blizzard fix this.
useCombatLogFiltering provides a huge perfomance boost over default behavior, which would be to listen only to UNIT_AURA event.
UNIT_AURA doesn't tell what exactly changed and every time addon had to scan current buffs/debuffs,
In raid combat unit_aura sometimes fired up to 8 times per second for each member with all the stacking trinkets and procs.
useCombatLogFiltering option moves this process mainly to combat log, where we can see what spell was updated.
Only if it's in our spell set it will update buff data for this unit.
The drawback is that it only works in combat log range, but it's big enough, and there's a fallback on throttled unit_aura (every 5s) for out of range units.
On lich king there was an issue, and maybe it's still present, that necrotic plague removal event didn't appear in combat log
and that caused glitches with boss debuff indicator. But that's a rare blizzard side bug.
Dispel idicators still work from unit_aura, so you'll see plague regardless as disease if you can dispel it.


What is Aptechka?
First Aid Kit

How to change skin layout from config?
So to customize frame elements, you'll have to create a custom skin, inherit default skin stuff and then add to/change it. Easy...
Default skin source is in frame.lua file
Code:
config.skin = "GridCustom"
config.useAnchors = "GridSkin" -- use parent skin anchors
config.GridCustom = function(self)
    config.GridSkin(self) -- inheriting
    -- how to create new icon
    local icon2 = config.GridSkin_CreateIcon(self,24,24,0.4,"TOPLEFT",self,"TOPLEFT",0,0)  -- w/h = 24, alpha = 0.4
    self.icon2 = icon2
    
    -- how to move existing indicators
    self.spell2:ClearAllPoints() -- clear previous position
    self.spell2:SetPoint("CENTER",self,"CENTER",0,0) -- set to center
    -- same way to move text
    self.text1:ClearAllPoints()
    self.text1:SetPoint("TOP",self,"TOP",0,-5)
    
    -- how to delete existsing indicators
    self.raidbuff = nil
    
    -- how to create new indicator
    local newind = config.GridSkin_CreateIndicator(self,6,6,"TOPLEFT",self,"TOPLEFT",0,0)  -- w/h = 6
    self.spell4 = newind
    -- change healthbar texture
    self.health.bg:SetTexture([[Interface\AddOns\Aptechka\white]])
    self.health:SetStatusBarTexture[[Interface\AddOns\Aptechka\white]]

    --how to change mana bar width
    self.power:SetWidth(2)

    --how to change indicator size
    self.spell2:SetWidth(3);    self.spell2:SetHeight(3);
end
2.3.1:
- Small bugfixes

2.3.0:
- Absorb bar
- Corner type indicator
- LibCombatLogHealth

2.2.3:
- new resizing system. you now can resize and switch anchors based on spec/role and raid members count.
By default frames are scaled down for healers after 27 members, and for non healers after 11 members.

2.2.2:
- fixed debuff loader map ids (still no debuffs for mop raids tho)

2.2.1:
- bugfixes and config tweaks since mop release

2.2.0:
- Small fixes
- LibCLHealth, but it's disabled by default

2.1.10:
- GetNumRaidMembers => GetNumGroupMembers

2.1.9:
- temporary fix for UnitInRange function.
- ROSTER_UPDATE bugfix
- Paladin and Shaman config seem to be fine
2.1.8:
- TOC updated to 50000
- UnitInRange function seems to be broken, enabled IsSpellInRange check for healing classes.
- Monk config
2.1.7:
- Bugfixes
2.1.6:
- Dragon Soul raid debuffs, TOC Update
2.1.5:
- Manabar frame changes. Now using texture drawing layers
- Crappy LoS status, it can flash only once every 10 or so seconds, because of spam protection on "Out of sight" error messages, config.LOSStatus = nil to disable
- New indicator type for default skin: bar1, by default renew and rejuv assigned to it.
2.1.2:
- ZA,ZG,Firelands boss spells, Grim Batol vehicles are maybe fixed, spellsets autoloading (by default tank cooldowns and common healing reduction spells)
2.1.1a:
- config.useCombatLogFiltering turned off because of combat log bug
2.1.1:
- Update for WoW 4.2 combat log changes
2.1.0:
- Update for WoW 4.1 combat log changes
2.0.10:
- Removed LibQuickHealth, it wasn't updated since Burning Crusade.
- Replaced it with similar native feature ( config.useCombatLogHealthUpdates )
- Autoscale for pets, tho they're still on separate anchor so it won't be pretty
- Death status update when leaving vehicle

2.0.9:
- Changed clique integration to group headers variant.
- Custom bindings bugfix

2.0.8:
- Secure scaling and config.scale var
- Mouse bindings for frames moved to initial config func

2.0.7:
- Pet group. ( /apt createpets command and config.petgroup option )
- Another vehicle bug.

2.0.6:
- Another vehicle bug.

2.0.5:
- Bastion of Twilight spells added
- changes to fix taint, width and height for skin now should be preloaded via <SkinName>Settings function. (See upgrading instructions on description tab)
- bugfix for vehicles, probably not the last one

2.0.3:
- various small fixes

2.0.2:
- I forgot git rep inside prev version archive
- InVehicleStatus
- icon now stands above health text
- anchors fixed

2.0.1:
- Shaman's earth shield and trace heals fixed, added Light of dawn traceheal

2.0:
- boss debuffs for TotFW, Blackwing Descent
- lockedOnStartup restored and renamed to "unlocked"
- vehicle health/power updates restored

2.0 RC6:
- useGroupAnchors option. resize will not work with group anchors enabled
- groupGrowth restored
- text3 is font string object now, like text1 and text2.

2.0 RC5:
- New group anchors, unique for every skin. group growth options removed. /inj unlockall command, config.useAnchors options to use anchors from another skin
- Stupid getfrom field was removed, and replaced with almost just as stupid alternatives. But anyway, previous version was horrible. = Now you can customize health format
- disableManaBar option restored
- GridSkin_CreateTextTimer function
- Horizontal child skin.

2.0 RC4: CreateIndicator and CreateIcon functions now accessible from config.
Info about custom skins and loadable debuffs added to user config comments

2.0 RC3: "raidX in not in your party" spam fixed. GetPartyAssignment function was causing it... and so, now that it's removed MainTankStatus only works for LFD tanks

2.0 RC2: removed long raid buffs, and power type changing functions restored

2.0: A lot

0.9.7: Moved to animation groups, UserConfig addon, skin settings moved to frame.lua, renamed to Aptechka

0.8.2: Click-Casting macro support, Ruby Sanctum spells.

0.8.1.7: MT indicator for lfg tanks, target indicator(disabled by default), foreigncolor option.

0.8.1.6: pulse option for spells, simple animation for activating indicator.

0.8.1.5: incoming heals text bug fixed, libhealcomm updated to 1.6.3, nothing new

0.8.1.4: Lich King spells added
Readycheck fixed, paste updated readycheck indicator into your config from default one.
type parameter on trace now actually means something. and for example "HEAL" means that when SPELL_HEAL is fired for given (yours) spell name it's trigger indicator. PERIODIC_HEAL for ticks, AURA_APPLIED for initial application. More: http://www.wowwiki.com/API_COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED

0.8.1.3: nothing new, small bugfixes

0.8.1.2: offline status, loadables.lua improved, /inj load, Essence of the Blood Queen added, petanchor bug

0.8.1.0: clumsy loadbalancer removed, mixed combatlog/unit_aura checks added instead, InjectorConfig.useCombatLogFiltering option. disabled buggy healbar updates for vehicles

0.8.0: ... a lot, check comments

0.7.1.7: bug with stacks and dispell auras fixed, trace function now works with periodic heals

0.7.1.6: omnicc and stacktext options added to icon setup

0.7.1.5: few typos fixed (position & scale settings will be reset because of that), healcomm updated to 1.5.5, more icc_ipwnyanow debuffs (until lich king)

0.7.1.4: first iCC wing debuffs added (mark of the fallen champion, boiled blood, bonestorm dot)
debuff from marrowgar spike missing. Naxx and Ulduar debuffs are disabled by default now

0.7.1.3: IncomingHeals bugfix

0.7.1.2: LibHealComm-4 updated to 1.5.4, TOC updated, added InjectorConfig.disableBlizzardParty option, you may assign debuff types to icons now

0.7.1: Should be stable... fixed crucial bug with missing debuff type indicators, added healtrace for glyph of HL, chain heal, coh & pom.

0.7.03: "routine for disabling unused indicators kills the border" fixed

0.7.02: bug with disabled raidicons, toggle/show/hide commands, anchor strata increased, not creating indicators without any spells assigned to them

0.7: raid icons, MT indicators, optional UnitInRange function overrides for healers, options to disable quickhealth & healcomm, lockedOnStartUp option

0.6.5: some requested stuff, bugs. kinda stable version (i hope...)

0.6.2: bug + inverting colors

0.6.1: isMine and isMissing fixed, other litte fixes

0.6: border, ability to assign spells to multiple indicators, and options to grow groups and units in all sides, and scaling down 25+ raids

0.5: Reliable dragging, charspec function.

0.4: Perfomance update, limited functionality pet frames, readycheck indicator.

0.3: second text line and requests from 2 first comments
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Old 01-11-10, 03:07 PM  
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Profiles?

Any chance you can add profile support at some point? Depending on the situation I'd like to have a different set up of the frames. PvP vs Raid vs 5 Man Dungeon.

Thanks for the awesome addon by the way! It is so MUCH better than grid. I can make exactly how I want it.
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Old 01-13-10, 04:16 AM  
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It seems the indicators are having a slight problem with multiple druids in the raid. Sometimes when my Rejuvenation expires and another druid has one up, the indicator will show the indicator as if it had 0 seconds left on the timer. Here's an example screenshot. Lines are pointing to an expired Rejuvenation and a somewhat fresh one. My target has the other druid's Rejuvenation.

Another random thing: can vehicle frames replace player frames when they get into one? I'm used to Grid doing it and it was pretty convenient.

And, yeah, thanks for an awesome addon.
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Old 01-13-10, 07:28 AM  
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It seems the indicators are having a slight problem with multiple druids in the raid. Sometimes when my Rejuvenation expires and another druid has one up, the indicator will show the indicator as if it had 0 seconds left on the timer. Here's an example screenshot. Lines are pointing to an expired Rejuvenation and a somewhat fresh one. My target has the other druid's Rejuvenation.
alright, thanks for bug report, that bug was there for ages as it turned out.
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Old 01-13-10, 07:42 AM  
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I'll upload 0.8 rc in a bit, it will introduce:
1)Raidboss and pvp spells now loaded upon entering corresponding instance, arena or bg
these spells was moved to loadables.lua

Another random thing: can vehicle frames replace player frames when they get into one? I'm used to Grid doing it and it was pretty convenient.
2) now they do, also you now can override class colors
Code:
InjectorConfig.Colors = {
    --["PRIEST"] = { r = 1, g = 1, b = 1 },
    ["VEHICLE"] = { r = 1, g = 0.5, b = 0.5 },
}
+
InjectorConfig.mouseoverTooltip option

Any chance you can add profile support at some point? Depending on the situation I'd like to have a different set up of the frames. PvP vs Raid vs 5 Man Dungeon.
3)I don't think there will be profiles, tho i added "/inj setpos" command and Injector.anchor:SetPos(point,x,y) function. Tt probably won't help, but you can macro it. also now you can add class spells in load on demand section for arena/raids

UPDATING TO 0.8
1)arena/raid spells should be removed from config
2)A,DT,Trace functions now should be imported, remove them from config file
Code:
local _, helpers = ...
local A = helpers.AddAura
local DT = helpers.AddDispellType
local Trace = helpers.AddTrace
3) options added
InjectorConfig.mouseoverTooltip = "outofcombat"
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Old 01-13-10, 11:40 AM  
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Awesome

Thanks a bunch d87 . I'll work with that new function in macros and post back here my use. Great, GREAT, GGRREEAATT addon .
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Old 01-13-10, 03:24 PM  
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Background border

Would it be possible to coax you into adding a background border highlight when your target is selected? ( ie. in Grid when you clicked someone the background border would turn white showing that they are your currently selected target, for me this helps when using click-casting and still maintaing the knowledge of who in the grid is my main target for hotbar items. ) and if possible also allow that same background border to reflect disease/poison/magic based on your configurations?

If not, it's no biggie I'm pretty happy with this addon as is- just some nice extras ;D

Thanks yet again!
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Old 01-13-10, 05:41 PM  
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Re: Background border

Originally posted by Syngian
if possible also allow that same background border to reflect disease/poison/magic based on your configurations?
This is what I use on my Paladin:
Code:
DT("Magic", { indicator = BORDER, color = { 0.2, 0.6, 1}, priority = 83 })
DT("Disease", { indicator = BORDER, color = { 0.6, 0.4, 0}, priority = 82 })
DT("Poison", { indicator = BORDER, color = { 0, 0.6, 0}, priority = 81 })
Also, if you want the border indicator to look just like Grid's (1 pixel) use these settings:
Code:
    ["border_right"] = { point = "RIGHT", width = 1, height = InjectorConfig.height+4, xOffset = 2, nobackdrop = true},
    ["border_left"] = { point = "LEFT", width = 1, height = InjectorConfig.height+4, xOffset = -2, nobackdrop = true},
    ["border_top"] = { point = "TOP", width = InjectorConfig.width+2, height = 1, yOffset = 2, nobackdrop = true},
    ["border_bottom"] = { point = "BOTTOM", width = InjectorConfig.width+2, height = 1, yOffset = -2, nobackdrop = true },
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Thanks Berb!
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Was doing Oculus today and got a lot of "party3pet is not in your party" or "pet is not in your party". And the vehicle replacement didn't seem to work very good, worked randomly (at least they changed color) but mostly not at all.
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Thanks d87, this addon keeps getting better and better.
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Old 01-14-10, 08:03 AM  
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Originally posted by ballagarba
Was doing Oculus today and got a lot of "party3pet is not in your party" or "pet is not in your party". And the vehicle replacement didn't seem to work very good, worked randomly (at least they changed color) but mostly not at all.
damn...
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Old 01-14-10, 10:54 AM  
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Originally posted by d87
damn...
Close, but no cigar Keep up the awesome work though!
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does latest version fix the bug with multiple druid's hots?
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Originally posted by art3d
does latest version fix the bug with multiple druid's hots?
Fixed in 0.8.0 as far as I can tell.
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Not sure what's the reason but I've got black lines coming down the indicators. In particular, this is only happening for "HELPFUL" spells. ("HARMFUL" seems to be fine).

I've disabled all addons except Injector and still having this problem.

Would appreciate any help here. Thanks in advance!
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