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Version: 1.4
by: Dayn [More]
*** Version 1.6.1 is temporarily unavailable while I work on a new version. In the interim, you can still download version 1.4. ***

This addon accelerates key bindings so that they are activated by key press rather than key release. This allows you to activate your abilities faster than you could otherwise. This can really make a difference for situations where you need to react quickly, like when casting heals, when dispelling, when interrupting spells, or in PvP. In these situations, the addon can have an effect similar to reducing your network latency by 100ms. Of course, the exact impact depends entirely upon how much time you personally spend between key press and release.

"Dude, this addon is going to increase my DPS by so much!" No, it's not. DPS rotations (or even priority systems) are not to any great extent affected by latency. Because they're predictable, good players can anticipate what's coming next and compensate for latency. In fact, if you're a good player who is already compensating for the press-to-release latency, you may actually find that your DPS goes down when you first use this addon until you learn to readjust to the reduced latency. Find a target dummy and practice your rotation until you're comfortable with the changed timing.


Configuration

There is an in-game configuration GUI accessible through the usual Options->Interface->Addons menu. From this panel, you can add or remove keys and mouse buttons to be accelerated. You can also globally enable or disable all key acceleration.

The GUI provides exceptionally fast entry--you can enter your whole keyboard in seconds and all your mouse buttons in a few more seconds. The easiest way to understand this GUI is to start by hitting the "Clear All" button and then adding and removing some keys. In order to add just one key or mouse button, hover over the "+" button and type the key or press the mouse button (including whatever modifiers you desire). In order to remove that key, hover over the "-" button and type that same key with its modifiers. In order to enter all 8 of a key's modified and unmodified combinations with just one key press, hover over the "+ (Modifiers: All)" button and type the key.

If you want to do mass entry of modified and unmodified keys and mouse buttons, hit the "Clear All" button. Then hover over the "+ (Modifiers: All)" button and face-roll your way across keyboard and mouse buttons. You're done.

The default configuration accelerates all the modified and unmodified keys on a standard 104-key US keyboard (except PRINTSCREEN) plus mouse buttons 3-5. If you'd like to get back to this configuration at any time, simply hit the "Reset To Defaults" button.


Mouse Buttons

SnowfallKeyPress accelerates key bindings of mouse buttons, but it doesn't accelerate mouse button clicks that interact directly with frames without any associated key binding. This means that although SnowfallKeyPress is compatible with click-casting addons like Clique and Vuhdo, it won't accelerate their mouse clicks. Vuhdo already provides its own mouse click acceleration, though, and perhaps Clique will at some point, as well. Until then, you can add support yourself by navigating to Interface\Addons\Clique, editing Clique.lua and CliqueOptions.lua, searching for instances of "AnyUp", and replacing them with "AnyDown".

Mouse scroll-wheel bindings do not need any acceleration, so don't be concerned that SnowfallKeyPress offers no way to accelerate them. Each "tick" of the mouse scroll wheel is, in effect, already a simultaneous press and release.
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1.6.1 - 1/2/2010

Fixed a bug that may have affected compatibility with override bindings that some addons were applying.



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1.6 - 12/20/2009

Reduced the size of the default button animation by 25%, which should help keep it from obscuring other indicators on buttons.

Added the ability for other addons to customize the SnowfallKeyPress button animations. An example is included.

Removed the deprecated Lua configuration capability (the SnowfallKeyPressSettings folder). This functionality was superseded by the in-game GUI in version 1.2, so it's not needed any longer.



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1.5.1 - 12/14/2009

Fixed a bug introduced in 1.5 that was throwing a lua error with OPie.



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1.5 - 12/12/2009

Added button press animations (enable or disable through the configuration panel).

Made some infrastructure changes that should be invisible to the user, but which should improve compatibility with addons written in the future that may have more complex behaviors than we generally see in addons today.

Reduced the memory footprint of the code.



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1.4 - 12/8/2009

Updated the interface version to 30300 (patch 3.3).

No functional changes.



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1.3 - 12/4/2009

Fixed a minor error introduced in 1.2 that was causing some people problems with Bartender4.



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1.2 - 11/28/2009

Added an in-game configuration GUI accessible through the usual Options->Interface->Addons menu.



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1.1 - 11/25/2009

Added complete support for Dominos and Bindpad. At this time, there are no known incompatibilites with any addons.

Added a user configuration file to control which keys are accelerated.



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1.0 - 11/15/2009

First full release version.
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Old 11-15-09, 11:56 AM  
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Been waiting on something like this for a while now...thanks alot
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Old 11-15-09, 11:27 AM  
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Re: Bartender4?

Yes, SnowfallKeyPress is compatible with Bartender4. I'm not aware of any incompatibilities between SnowfallKeyPress and any other addon.
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Old 11-15-09, 10:19 AM  
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Bartender4?

I've been keeping tabs on this Addon for some time now, and I still wonder if it is compatible with Bartender4? I think I read that Bartender's keybind feature messed things up?
But I guess, judging from your last comment here, that it is compatible? I'm eager to know, since this Addon looks like a real killer
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Old 11-14-09, 10:10 AM  
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Originally posted by Apakal
So, with the recent updates for Opie and Dominos, we can remove the Snowfall Settings folder we created and everything should be good, correct?
Yes. That is correct.

I'm not aware of any incompatibilities with other addons, so if you find any, let me know.
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Old 11-14-09, 09:22 AM  
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So, with the recent updates for Opie and Dominos, we can remove the Snowfall Settings folder we created and everything should be good, correct?

And just to give a bit of feedback, this was working wonderfully in past editions once the changes were made for Opie and Dominos. Excellent work.
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Old 11-13-09, 07:35 AM  
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this is interesting, and has caused slight dilation of my eyes in awe.... I hope it doesn't effect Push to talk buttons but I'm thinking about how great this could be. I can't wait to try it when I get home.

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Old 11-11-09, 09:16 AM  
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Question Issues with TeamSpeak?

I seem to have an issue with SnowfallKeyPress in combination with Teamspeak and the "push to talk" feature.

My regular PTT key is CTRL and I have whisper groups on "<" and "ALT GR". None of them seemed to work while SnowfallKeyPress was active.

Does anybody have the same issues? Or any ideas?

Thank you very much!
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Old 11-10-09, 01:34 PM  
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I added a donate tab, above.
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Old 11-10-09, 12:39 PM  
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Seems to be working as you described. Where's your donate button?
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Old 11-09-09, 05:22 PM  
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"It may also cause sweating, dry mouth, and loss of bladder control."

This is totally true, as I almost peed myself laughing after I read this.
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Old 11-08-09, 07:06 PM  
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By design, this addon does not affect mouse interaction with the game. I'll put mouse clicking acceleration on my list of things to think about.
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Old 11-08-09, 05:47 PM  
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I use GridClickSets myself, which is simply tied to the Grid UI itself, but used in the same way as Clique.

Would this addon work for my clicks?
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Old 11-08-09, 05:43 PM  
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For OPie, copy out SnowfallKeyPressSettings as an addon and edit SnowfallKeyPressSettings.lua. Uncomment this line by deleting the two hypens at the beginning of the line, and then change XYZ to ORL_:
-- c{command = "^CLICK XYZ"}

The result should look like this:
c{command = "^CLICK ORL_"}
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Old 11-08-09, 04:23 PM  
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Great addon, but miss Clique support. As healer i mostly heal through clicking on raid frames so i can't get benefit from your addon at this time. Can you add support for Clique?
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Old 11-08-09, 03:07 PM  
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Originally posted by Dayn
As far as I can tell, this works fine with Bartender4 key bindings. If not, please detail what you're doing and steps to reproduce.
Oh, I just assumed that since snowfallfastaction had the disclaimer about it not working that this wouldn't as well. I'll install it and check it out! If so donation inc!
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