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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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1.1
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Dayn
11-25-09 12:55 PM
1.0
5kB
Dayn
11-15-09 09:43 AM


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Unread 06-23-10, 06:16 AM  
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Is this the new Version ?
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Unread 07-26-10, 03:54 AM  
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This is version 1.6.1 that includes the blinking animation.

http://addons1.mmosite.com/wow/conte...05005029.shtml

Make sure after installing to check the animation button to turn it on.

Enjoy.
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Unread 09-05-10, 03:29 AM  
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Accelerate mouse clicks?

In your docs you mentioned that you don't accelerate mouse buttons 1 and 2.

Think you can give an option to turn on acceleration for those 2 buttons?
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Unread 09-15-10, 07:29 PM  
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Incompatible with cataclysm beta. This addon insidiously breaks *some* of your bindings completely when in combat.
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Unread 09-16-10, 03:33 AM  
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Comfirmed doesn't work with 4.0, I don't think this mod is being worked on.

1.6.1 has been removed for a very long time, and it doesn't take that long to fix the bartender issues (thats why it was removed?)

Is there another mod out there that does the same as snowfall, but gets regular updates?
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Unread 10-04-10, 10:49 AM  
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I don't think this mod is in developement anymore.

Time to find something that works with 4.0.1.
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Unread 10-08-10, 09:18 AM  
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this rworks really good except when i open my map menu (M) it sort of freezes and im sure it's caused by this anyone know a fix?
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Unread 10-17-10, 04:28 PM  
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Love this mod, Any plans for an update for 4.01 ?
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Unread 10-19-10, 07:38 PM  
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Works Fin with 4.0.1

This addon works perfect with the new patch, just tested it, and seems to work on every bar on bartender. If I remember correctly that seemed to be a problem pre-patch

Anyway give off no errors and works 100% so no need for an update. If you really are OCD about it you can just update the .toc file to the current version.
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Unread 10-21-10, 09:41 AM  
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Originally posted by DiamondTear
Incompatible with cataclysm beta. This addon insidiously breaks *some* of your bindings completely when in combat.
Insidiously?
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Unread 10-25-10, 09:29 PM  
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Originally posted by Jough
Insidiously?
Incompatible with cataclysm beta. This addon insidiously breaks *some* of your bindings completely when in combat.
Insidious:
2. stealthily treacherous or deceitful

Deceitful:
2. intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent

Follow the words in bold. Interpretation of the above sentence should convey the idea that said addon misleads you to believe it is working when in fact it does not.
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Unread 10-25-10, 11:04 PM  
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seems to be working on my end. but I will post if I get a bug or it stops working.
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Unread 10-28-10, 01:36 AM  
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Last Beta Patch

Doesn't seem to be working anymore with the latest beta patch.
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Originally posted by gremzor
Insidious:
2. stealthily treacherous or deceitful

Deceitful:
2. intended to deceive; misleading; fraudulent

Follow the words in bold. Interpretation of the above sentence should convey the idea that said addon misleads you to believe it is working when in fact it does not.
in·sid·i·ous 
3. operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect: an insidious disease.

don't be a douche
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Unread 11-03-10, 09:54 PM  
gremzor
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Originally posted by bigs1450
don't be a douche [/b]
And yet another person that has no interpretive ability regarding the English language. I don't even know why I am bothering.

in·sid·i·ous 
3. operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect: an insidious disease.
Follow the words in bold. Interpretation of said sentence should convey the idea that the addon is seemingly harmless (i.e. functioning properly) but causes grave effects due to non-functional key bindings.

Mmmmm, douchebaggery for the win! Thank you, may I have another.
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