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VirtualPlates  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 3.3.5.3
by: Saiket [More]
Nameplates are hard to look at. They fill your screen and make an absolute mess when you're fighting lots of mobs. _VirtualPlates gives them depth, so they fit into the game world instead of covering it.
Note: _VirtualPlates no longer works since the Cataclysm pre-release 4.0.1 patch.
Details

This has little configuration, and should work with most other nameplate skinning mods such as Aloft, TidyPlates, and caelNameplates. You might prefer to turn on Allow Overlapping Unit Nameplates in Interface Options > Names > Unit Nameplates so nameplates won't bump into each other. The sample screenshots were taken with this new feature enabled.

Options

_VirtualPlates' options can be found in the Interface Options > _VirtualPlates menu.
  • Nameplate Scale Limits:
    • Minimum Scale: Limits how small nameplates can shrink to. Values can range from 0 (meaning disabled) to 1 (meaning plates won't get smaller than their default size). For example, a value of 0.5 would keep plates from shrinking beyond half their original size.
    • Limit maximum scale: When enabled, this prevents nameplates from getting too big when they get close to your camera.
    • Maximum Scale: Similar to the “Minimum Scale” slider, but this value controls how many times larger than the default size a nameplate can grow to.
  • Scale Factor: When nameplates are this many yards from the screen, they'll be normal sized. Larger distances mean larger nameplates.
  • 3.3.5.3:
    • Final release. _VirtualPlates will no longer work after the Cataclysm expansion.
    • Added deDE localization by muhmiauwau from CurseForge.
  • 3.3.5.2:
  • 3.3.5.1: Removed options to adjust scale factors based on camera zoom, since camera info is no longer available to addons.
  • 3.3.0.1:
    • Hack workaround for blacklisted nameplate depths.
    • No longer forces overlapping nameplates feature on.
    • OnUpdate script handlers on plate Visuals now get assigned to the plates directly to preserve their execution order.
  • 3.2.2.5:
    • Fixed issue where addons could get a hold of raw nameplates before _VirtualPlates replaced them.
    • Reworked handling of frame levels. _VirtualPlates shouldn't interfere with the relative frame levels of children any more.
  • 3.2.2.4: Added a Maximum Scale option.
  • 3.2.2.3: Now loads LibCamera-1.0 properly.
  • 3.2.2.2:
    • Added a configuration pane with various options.
    • ScaleFactor can now optionally scale with camera distance.
    • Added a minimum scale option to prevent plates from getting too small at long range.
  • 3.2.2.1: Initial commit.
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Re: Re: Compatibility.

Originally posted by Saiket
I can't get that mod to work with or without _VirtualPlates. It throws an error and doesn't show any health bars for me.
Oh... it seems to work for me, but won't work with Virtual Plates.

How about taking the art from it, and putting it in Virtual Plates, and giving the original author credit, that way you don't get into any trouble for it?

Just making it an option to choose that design for Virtual Plates. I haven't found any Nameplate design that would work with Virtual Plates that is dark like that, that I like...

I'll even donate some money to ya, if you get it workin' for me.
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Re: Compatibility.

Originally posted by Rammoth
This is very nice, but can you make this: http://www.wowinterface.com/download...ameplates.html compatible with Virtual Plates please? I want to use the graphics from that for the nameplates, but I want to use Virtual Plates too, and they don't seem to work together very well.

The author of it hasn't responded in so long, I don't know if it'll even get continued on. But I like that.
I can't get that mod to work with or without _VirtualPlates. It throws an error and doesn't show any health bars for me.
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Compatibility.

This is very nice, but can you make this: http://www.wowinterface.com/download...ameplates.html compatible with Virtual Plates please? I want to use the graphics from that for the nameplates, but I want to use Virtual Plates too, and they don't seem to work together very well.

The author of it hasn't responded in so long, I don't know if it'll even get continued on. But I like that.
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Re: Really good addon, but...

Originally posted by DaemonSambe
It makes WoW crash alot for me. Probably in conjunction with my other mods. Since removing it, i haven't crashed out, doing toc.25.

I would suggest checking performance inc conjunction with Aloft, which also modifies the nameplates, as therein seems to be the problem.

Will revisit this in a few weeks.

Regards.
Did you save any of the crash reports, by chance?
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Edit: I just tried a few dungeons with Aloft enabled, and didn't have any problems. Could you please describe how you have Aloft configured? Specifically, which modules did you enable?
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Really good addon, but...

It makes WoW crash alot for me. Probably in conjunction with my other mods. Since removing it, i haven't crashed out, doing toc.25.

I would suggest checking performance inc conjunction with Aloft, which also modifies the nameplates, as therein seems to be the problem.

Will revisit this in a few weeks.

Regards.
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Originally posted by tinyu
you watch this will be the next thing blizzard steals lol
Yeah, I have a bad feeling that I released this too early. :P
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you watch this will be the next thing blizzard steals lol
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Unread 10-31-09, 01:39 AM  
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Wow, this add on made me turn nameplates back on. Thanks!
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This is how it should be by default, nuff said.
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Wow, I just had one of those "duh, of course it should be like this" moments after trying this addon. Great job.
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Amazing. 10/10
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Originally posted by Gnarfoz
Best Nameplate addon since the original inception of Nameplate addons. :O
This.
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Best Nameplate addon since the original inception of Nameplate addons. :O
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You sir, are full of WIN.
W-I-N. Brilliant.
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needed..

IMHO a maximum slider is definitely needed here. As the camera passes thru a nameplate it can grow as large as the screen. That is very annoying, other than that great mod and idea.
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