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Updated:08-27-16 11:33 PM
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Tidy Plates: Threat Plates (Legion)  Updated less than 3 days ago!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 8.006-Alpha
by: suicidalkatt, Blacksalsify

Tidy Plates: Threat Plates



About:
Tidy Plates: Threat Plates (TPTP for short) is a theme for use with Tidy Plates with patch 5.0.4 or later WoW client. It offers a high amount of customization and tweaks to how your nameplates react and look. It also offers some unique features that are not available with any other nameplate addon. I've spent a considerable amount of time improving this addon and any comments or concerns about this addon are appreciated. I'm always looking for ways to improve this addon.
Features:
  • SharedMedia support and many, many, options for name, health, level, and spell text. As well as all of the standard nameplate features such as castbar and icon, elite icons / textures, skull icons / textures, raid marks, and healthbar coloring/alpha/scale.
  • Ace3 profiling.
  • Low memory footprint.
  • Threat system management.
  • Automatic talent detection and role assigning for an easy out of the box setup.
  • Customizable widgets.
  • Customizable totem nameplates.
  • Customizable nameplates for extra customization for specifically named units.
Commands:
  • /tptp - Displays options.
  • /tptptoggle - Toggle Role from one to the other.
  • /tptpdps - Toggles DPS/Healing threat plates.
  • /tptptank - Toggles Tank threat plates.
  • /tptpol - Toggles nameplate overlapping.
  • /tptpverbose - Toggles addon feedback text.
Additional Information:
A considerable amount of information about options and its internal priorities are not gone into details. Most options that are enable or disable based will toggle off options that are no longer changeable once enabled or disabled. If you have any questions about options and what they do, feel free to leave a comment or PM me here for more information.
TPTP In Action
Please feel free to leave feedback in the comments or !

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8.006-Alpha (works with TidyPlates 6.18.Beta20)
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  • Fixed a bug where certain nameplate widgets were not updated after changes in the options dialog (TidyPlates removed ReloadTheme() function)
  • Added a config option to set the alpha level of headline view nameplates (see About pane in the options dialog)
  • Fixed a nil error with healer tracker widget because of missing auras (introduced with 8.005-Alpha)
  • Known issues:
    • Localization not updated except en and de, although no errors should occur
    • Configuring specs could be done completely in TidyPlates - dialog in ThreadPlates in no longer necessary
    • Reload UI necessary for certain options in the options

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8.005-Alpha (works with TidyPlates 6.18.Beta20)
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  • Fixed a bug with the target aura widgets's strata (was sometimes shown behind other nameplates/auras) - rather a nasty fix for the time being (as TidyPlates layering is reworked currently)
  • Known issues:
    • Localization not updated except en and de, although no errors should occur
    • Configuring specs could be done completely in TidyPlates - dialog in ThreadPlates in no longer necessary
    • Reload UI necessary for certain options in the options

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8.004-Alpha (works with TidyPlates 6.18.Beta20)
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  • Implemented a new alpha feature (see About dialog): Headline View (Text-Only) as known from TidyPlates - TidyPlatesHub must be enabled for this to work; configure it via TidyPlatesHub profiles
  • Added four missing PVP totems (no totems should be missing now) and switched to different colors for totem types (e.g. PvP, Talents, ...)
  • Added transparent class icon for Demonhunter and special icons (red glowing border) for totem icons
  • Added an option to disable the cooldown spiral on auras (requires reload UI)
  • Castbar border can now be set to Default or Thin (like healthbar border)
  • Known issues:
    • Localization not updated except en and de, although no errors should occur
    • Configuring specs could be done completely in TidyPlates - dialog in ThreadPlates in no longer necessary
    • Reload UI necessary for certain options in the options

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8.003-Alpha (works with TidyPlates 6.18.Beta11)
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  • Fixed error with reload UI and AuraWidget
  • Fixed problem with TidyPlatesHub overwritting AuraWidget settings of ThreatPlates
  • Known issues:
    • Changing aura style needs a reload UI to work (was so before)
    • Localization not updated except en and de
    • Styles for icons (special/transparent) are not working (no graphics guru :})

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8.002-Alpha
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  • Added demonhunter class (icons, tank tag)
  • Updated shaman totem list (icons and IDs) and rogue spell Anticipation
  • Fixed HP bar colouring with NPCs (probably still buggy)
  • Adjusted dual spec to new model in Legion
  • Changed spec option dialog to show actual spec names for configuration
  • Known issues:
    • Localization not updated except en and de
    • Styles for icons (special/transparent) are not working (no graphics guru :})
Archived Files (71)
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8.005-Alpha
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suicidalkatt
08-27-16 01:43 AM
8.004-Alpha
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08-26-16 06:51 AM
7.013-Alpha
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suicidalkatt
12-24-14 01:48 PM
7.012-Alpha
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12-24-14 12:12 AM
7.011-Alpha
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10-14-14 03:12 AM
7.010-Alpha
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06-03-14 09:49 PM
7.009-Alpha
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02-05-14 02:31 AM
7.008-Alpha
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02-03-14 08:56 PM
7.007-Alpha
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11-27-13 06:10 PM
7.006-Alpha
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11-15-13 01:11 AM
7.005-Alpha
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09-30-13 07:02 PM
7.004-Alpha
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09-10-13 08:58 PM
7.003-Alpha
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09-10-13 08:07 PM
7.002-Alpha
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09-06-13 03:28 PM
7.001-Alpha
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09-06-13 06:29 AM
7.000-Alpha
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07-12-13 03:52 PM
v6.008
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11-27-12 08:17 PM
v6.007
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09-11-12 12:58 AM
v6.006
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v6.005
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v6.004
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v6.003
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v6.002
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v6.001
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08-28-12 03:01 AM
v6.001
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v5.5
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v5.4
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v5.3
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v5.2
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v5.1.9
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v5.1.8
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v5.1.7
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v5.1.6
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v5.1.4
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v5.1.3
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v5.1.2
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v5.1
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v5.0.1
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02-24-11 10:40 AM
v5.0
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v4.1-b
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v4.1-a
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v4.1
896kB
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v4.0-f
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11-29-10 02:34 AM
v4.0-e
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v4.0-d
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v4.0-c
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v4.0-a
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v4.0
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v3.4
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v3.3
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v3.2
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v3.1-f
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v3.1-e
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v3.1-d
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v3.1-c
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v3.1-b
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v3.1-a
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v3.1
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v3.0.10
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v3.0.9
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v3.0.8
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v3.0.7
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v3.0.6
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v3.0.5
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v3.0.4
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v3.0.1
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v3.0
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v1.0c
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v2.1b
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v2.1a
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v2.1
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Unread 11-30-10, 06:19 AM  
danltiger
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Yeah, the cast bars on nameplates are wonky sometimes. It's a behavior inherited from the Blizzard nameplate system.

I've been setting the foundation for a major cast bar overhaul/extension to the core. My ultimate goal is to make cast bars appear whenever possible.

Originally posted by suicidalkatt
If you have a mob targeted when they begin a cast and you have the cast bars enabled, then the cast bar will show.

You actually are juggling between the mobs just after they begin casting and the cast bar isn't shown.

If you were using the default nameplates, they would have reacted just the same.
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The trick has been compromising between updating everything (which eats up CPU cycles needlessly if no changes are required), and updating less (which means that some unit changes may not trigger an update on a specific indicator).

Currently, I have two functions for triggering updates, available to theme authors:
  • TidyPlates:Update()
  • TidyPlates:ForceUpdate()

In the lastest release, using the :Update() function will update all user-controlled indicators, regardless of any (or none) changes in the unit's properties.

In this way, Threat Plates COULD register the event for raid icon changes, and call for a complete update. (I realize that adds some work for you, Kat, but I'm trying to minimize the CPU impact of the core, while still providing the tools for you to achieve your goals)

A possible extension to the current system is adding two new functions, RequestWidgetUpdate and RequestDelegateUpdate.
  • RequestWidgetUpdate will fire an update to all visible nameplates widgets
  • RequestDelegateUpdate will fire an update to all visible nameplates indicators (the functions that control those indicators are called 'Delegate functions' since Tidy Plates delegates control over those indicators to the theme, if those functions are defined)

This will allow a theme to request updates to narrower groups of frames, to reduce CPU load.

Another alternative is to ask theme authors to register specific unit changes to the delegate functions, but that just adds a ton of work for theme authors, and would break backward compatibility with many themes.


Originally posted by suicidalkatt
Some optimizations were made with the internals of Tidy Plates and that is one of the portions which is not updated immediately or by a certain method.

You'll have to post that on the Tidy Plates comments. I had been meaning to ask him about it.
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Originally posted by Unas
Hello,

First of all let me just thank you for this amazing addon. The combination of threat plates and your grid setup make my gaming experience enjoyable. Honestly without those two addons I can't play wow anymore

I do have a small question if you don't mind answering. Is there a way I can move the nameplate's alignment on the y axis? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot once again
While yes this is possible to be done, the mouseover area of the nameplate is a fixed area and adjusting the height would compromise the accuracy of clicking the nameplates.
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Originally posted by Zista
You should add a RegisterEvent for RAID_TARGET_UPDATE on the Raid Icon module so the color of the hp bar will change colors when the raid target icon is changed.
Some optimizations were made with the internals of Tidy Plates and that is one of the portions which is not updated immediately or by a certain method.

You'll have to post that on the Tidy Plates comments. I had been meaning to ask him about it.
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You should add a RegisterEvent for RAID_TARGET_UPDATE on the Raid Icon module so the color of the hp bar will change colors when the raid target icon is changed.
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Hello,

First of all let me just thank you for this amazing addon. The combination of threat plates and your grid setup make my gaming experience enjoyable. Honestly without those two addons I can't play wow anymore

I do have a small question if you don't mind answering. Is there a way I can move the nameplate's alignment on the y axis? Your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot once again
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Originally posted by wuphonsreach
I noticed this as well, it seems like only the really close to the camera NPCs are showing cast bars.

You can see it in this video at the 1:10 mark, suddenly a mob shows a cast bar under their plate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Ce3glr5vk
If you have a mob targeted when they begin a cast and you have the cast bars enabled, then the cast bar will show.

You actually are juggling between the mobs just after they begin casting and the cast bar isn't shown.

If you were using the default nameplates, they would have reacted just the same.
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Originally posted by knowntobe
Are there any known issues with castbars? Mine are not showing up at all despite the tickbox being checked (have tried unticking and reticking).
Not been online for 3 weeks so not sure whats up.
I noticed this as well, it seems like only the really close to the camera NPCs are showing cast bars.

You can see it in this video at the 1:10 mark, suddenly a mob shows a cast bar under their plate.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8Ce3glr5vk
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Thanks!
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Originally posted by Yousend
RealID on nameplates?

Is there any way to get rid of this? I see a big like.... RealID icon on my friend's name plates and its kind of annoying. ;(
Updated should be easily toggled.

Default is off.
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RealID on nameplates?

Is there any way to get rid of this? I see a big like.... RealID icon on my friend's name plates and its kind of annoying. ;(
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Originally posted by suicidalkatt
Double check your settings in your default game options:

ESC > Interface > Game > Combat > Castbars on Targets / On Nameplates
I had the new Social widget throw an LUA error when I entered the game and Threat Plates didn't work for the whole time I was on earlier. Going to try again today, but there may be an issue. If I get the LUA error again I'll come back and post it here. You may want to pull that feature until it's complete if it's causing some kind of controversy with the client.
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Originally posted by suicidalkatt
Double check your settings in your default game options:

ESC > Interface > Game > Combat > Castbars on Targets / On Nameplates
Yep that did it, thanks. No idea why that wasnt on s

if you could just make castbar height an option, I'd be grateful
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Originally posted by knowntobe
Are there any known issues with castbars? Mine are not showing up at all despite the tickbox being checked (have tried unticking and reticking).
Not been online for 3 weeks so not sure whats up.
Double check your settings in your default game options:

ESC > Interface > Game > Combat > Castbars on Targets / On Nameplates
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Originally posted by Zombiemold
I would like to second this. The Shadowy apparitions really annoy the hell out of me at the moment.

I would also love the option to have my pet's bar show up without enabling everyone else's bar. This would suit any class with a pet.

I know it has been mentioned, but.. there really needs to be a way to add custom bars. That way you wouldn't have to constantly work on new bars for any given npc / player.
Done!

Creating a function to create new special nameplates on the fly is rather difficult with a tidy plates theme. You may not realize this but the theme is incredibly complex as it is. Just being able to create "special" nameplates took me quite a while to do.

Until I find an alternative method of creating special nameplates, custom on the fly nameplates will take some time.
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