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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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Dayn
11-15-09 09:43 AM


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Unread 04-27-10, 11:10 AM  
kopterkaa
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Could anyone please post a mirror to any version of snowfallkeypress which still had 'animation' option(button-blinking) ?

Thanks.

Edit: nvm found it...

http://www.zone-28.com/bbs/viewthread.php?tid=39930

Yay, works fine for me.
But I guess use at your own risk etc.
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Red face 2.4.3

hey i was wondering if u have a version that works with 2.4.3..i would love that...if u do pls PM with the download link ...if u want ofc..ty..
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Originally posted by Vyse
Ive got 2 questions, which maybe have been asked before.

a) At the most recent working version (1.4 I guess), can you disable the button-blinking? (Also heared somewhere, that in 1.4 there is no feature like that.)

b) Does the most recent working version (1.4 I guess) work with BT4 and all bars?


Thanks for any reply.
there is no "button-blinking" in 1.4 at all. u can't even enable it in this version.
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Unread 04-03-10, 09:11 PM  
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Ive got 2 questions, which maybe have been asked before.

a) At the most recent working version (1.4 I guess), can you disable the button-blinking? (Also heared somewhere, that in 1.4 there is no feature like that.)

b) Does the most recent working version (1.4 I guess) work with BT4 and all bars?


Thanks for any reply.
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Unread 03-26-10, 06:22 PM  
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Any estimate when 1.6.1v will coming back in?
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Unread 03-26-10, 08:37 AM  
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Anyone else noticing freeze lag for a second when enabling autoswing (right clicking) on an enemy?
Only happens when out of combat or entering combat.
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Unread 03-18-10, 04:42 PM  
Xandarous
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Just verifying that 1.6.1 only half works for bartender. 1st bar works. The rest do not.
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Unread 03-16-10, 02:44 PM  
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I found this addon can't work with Extra Bars,would you willing to add a support to Extra Bars,thanks
Extra Bars webpage http://www.wowinterface.com/download...ExtraBars.html
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Unread 03-15-10, 02:46 AM  
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Originally posted by pexy
Addion works but i have no blink effect... Iam useing dominos btw..any ideas?
"Blink" effect was introduced in 1.5 version and later. the latest here is 1.4

Originally Posted by Dayn
*** Version 1.6.1 is temporarily unavailable while I work on a new version. In the interim, you can still download version 1.4. ***
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Unread 03-14-10, 04:06 AM  
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Addion works but i have no blink effect... Iam useing dominos btw..any ideas?
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Unread 03-11-10, 06:10 AM  
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i've noticed an issue in v1.6.1.
bartender's keybinds isn't accelerated. only 1st bar accelerated (got animation and button push reaction) but not the others. i think it's caused by bartender's specific keybindings, because when you bind 1st bar using bartender it binds Blizzard's keybindings (Action Button 1 and so on), but when you binding 2nd and others it uses his owns which you can see in "Key Bindings" menu. Bartender got own submenu in Key Bindings called "Bartender4 Bar "n" " (where "n" - number of the bar).
can you fix it, based on information i've provided?
and sorry for my "english"
i hope u understand what i mean
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Unread 03-10-10, 07:54 AM  
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So when the new version will be available, cause i need those animations ;p
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Unread 03-08-10, 05:16 PM  
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Druid issues

Hi there. Having a strange thing happen with this addon and Bartender on my druid. In moonkin form, when I press my various spell keys (some macros, some straight from spellbook), I keep getting the error message "Must be in cat form". When I disabled Keypress, the problem went away. Any thoughts?
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Unread 03-08-10, 10:19 AM  
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Yeah, this add on is causing massive stuttering after combat ends.
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Why have this addon a so big cpu usage if a push buttons?

On my screen u can see that this addon use more then 8% off the CPU usage...
http://img717.imageshack.us/img717/5...0310061636.jpg
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