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Version: Aloft-5.0.1-2418
by: acapela [More]
This has been superceded by Aloft-5.0.2 (and later), available on Aloft's "main" page.
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This is a "development" version of Aloft (the nameplate addon). Please refer to the main page for that addon for a comprehensive description.

This is an ALPHA release. That means it has not had a substantial amount of testing under all circumstances. By installing this version, you are basically agreeing to help test . Please report any/all bugs with this release in the comments section of this WoWInterface addon page.

This version of Aloft is functionally identical to Aloft-4.4.8-2386.

This version of Aloft is updated to work with WoW "5", aka "Mists of Pandaria", currently in beta test. Not all intended features are implemented or working yet (primarily, I still need to finish/test features for the Monk/Brewmaster variant).

This version of Aloft will NOT work correctly on the current WoW live realms.
5.0.1-2418 (Mists of Pandaria)
- enhanced to cover monk/brewmaster tanking
- added a check to avoid divide-by-zero problems in the stacked points (combo points/etc) module
- fixed some divide-by-zero problems in threat management (the MoP threat system seems to zero out perdiodically, during fights)

5.0.0-2404 (Mists of Pandaria)
- changed GetNumRaidMembers() to GetNumGroupMembers()
- changed GetNumPartyMembers() to GetNumSubgroupMembers()
- changed (MiniMapBattlefieldFrame.status == "active") effectively to (select(IsInInstance(), 2) == "pvp")
- updated Shaman totem manifest and spell IDs
- added Monk class color (0x00ff96), class name, and associated options, to code and documentation
- added Pandaren race short form
- verified crowd control spell IDs, added Shaman "Bind Elemental" to crowd control spell IDs
- combined obsolete PARTY_MEMBERS_CHANGED/RAID_ROSTER_UPDATE events into new GROUP_ROSTER_UPDATE event
- no changes to Aloft related to GetGuildRosterInfo() (Aloft doesn't use all the arguments), or UnitIsGroupLeader() (Aloft previously updated away from deprecated functions)
- no apparent changes related to GetBattlefieldScore()/GetWhoInfo()/GetFriendInfo()

- TODO: add brewmaster tanking characteristics (for nameplate glow control)
- TODO: hunter trap snakes (specifically "Viper"; E/W Plaguelands and Uldum) and (possibly) DK bloodworms now seem to have names in common with some normal NPCs

4.4.9
- updated the cast warning module to detect animation update interval of 0 and use OnUpdate directly, instead of AceTimer-3.0 (seemns marginally faster/smoother)
- updated LibBabble-Faction-3.0 to latest/greatest (4.3-release32)
- updated Ace3 to latest/greatest (r1057)

4.4.2-2308
- merged in zhTW localization contributed by WoWInterface user aa9012456.
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Unread 04-11-11, 10:53 PM  
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Re: Castbar

Originally posted by Shambledeggs
I have tried the newest relase and the older ones, and i have tried with Blizzards castbars en-/disabled but it still doesnt work /:
Anu suggestions?
i tested this again, and i cannot reproduce. make sure you have a clean install of Aloft, and just to be certain, delete your Aloft saved variables.

anyway, i can enable/disable target nameplate cast bars either via the Blizzard interface option, or via Aloft. Aloft is built to control the Blizzard option, and sense when the Blizzard option is changed.

for me, changes can be initiated in either place, are reflected in both places, do not occur spuriously, affect the target cast bar appropriately, and are retained between game sessions.

it is always possible i am missing something...

send me a PM, if you want, and we can exchange Aloft configurations, screen shots of the relevant option dialogs, and etc (if for no other reason than to make sure we are talking about the same thing).
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Castbar

I have tried the newest relase and the older ones, and i have tried with Blizzards castbars en-/disabled but it still doesnt work /:
Anu suggestions?

-Shambled
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Re: Cast bar

Originally posted by Shambledeggs
hey there.
A really cool and usefull addon. BUT, when i enable the castbar it simply wont let me keep it enabled. When the addoninterface is open it works perfectly, but as soon as i press "OK" the castbar disappears and the mark in "enable" is gone when i open the interface again. A bit anoying /:
-' Shambled
nameplate target cast bars are ultimately controlled by a Blizzard standard interface option, under "Combat>Cast Bars>On Nameplates". it is possible this is interfering somehow.

i did a little work on this in the most recent version of Aloft (Aloft-4.2.8-2165), but your message here predates that release... so i am guessing i did not mangle anything in such a way as to cause you problems. try this new release, and see if the behavior is different.
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Release: Aloft-4.2.9-2165

a new release of Aloft is available, pending moderator approval: Aloft-4.2.9-2165.

this has fixes for the recently reported cast bar options problems.

it also has an attempted fix for the "choppy" or "laggy" or "stuttering" cast bar some users have reported. i applied the simplest of the possible approaches. let me know if it works (if it does not, i will proceed to a less simple approach).

still have not been able to reproduce the recently reported problems with the state icon or boss icon.
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Cast bar

hey there.
A really cool and usefull addon. BUT, when i enable the castbar it simply wont let me keep it enabled. When the addoninterface is open it works perfectly, but as soon as i press "OK" the castbar disappears and the mark in "enable" is gone when i open the interface again. A bit anoying /:
-' Shambled
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Re: Question and Feedback

Originally posted by infernoxv8
Hey. I noticed that when you enable the cast bar time modual, it doesn't let me ove the anchor/align point from the right to the left. I wanted it on the left but when I try to change it, the option is faded out and won't let me click on it and I can't find a way around it. I've downloaded the very latest version so I think its a bug.
looks like you are right. looks like some option enable/disable code is interacting with the Blizzard standard "Combat>Cast Bars>On Nameplates" interface option incorrectly. i will work on this.

edit: yeah, typos in some of this code. i will go through it all, get it fixed/tested, though it will probably be a day or two before i get it released. if i get time, i will also play around with a workaround to the "stuttering cast bar" problem.

Also the casting bar seems very unsmooth and jumps instead of a perfect cast bar. Whats the reason for that? Is there any way to fix that to make it better?
this definitely needs a FAQ (seems like someone has this question at least once a week... not their fault, i just need to get this into the FAQ).

Aloft's cast bar is slaved to Blizzard's nameplate cast bar (which is hidden due to graphical artifacts that arise from allowing the user to reskin the cast bar). every time Blizzard reports a value change, Aloft updates the visible cast bar. my guess is: Blizzard is not updating very often for you. for myself, i have never been able to reproduce this problem (i see 8+ updates per second). only some folks seem to have a problem with this, but it doesn't seem limited to high-load situations (like raids or PvP... the people that see it see it everywhere).

there are some workarounds that i want to try, but i have not had a chance to do that yet (time has been in short supply the last couple of months, and there always seem to be higher-priority issues to work on).
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Re: Two bugs with alpha

Originally posted by demonizer_7
Hey, I seem to have fixed the state icon from randomly jumping around. Instead of setting both anchoring positions to the Right, I set them both to the Left and just moved the icon across to the right hand side and that seems to have fixed the problem. The problem with the level text appearing on top of the boss skull icon is still there though.
i will try swapping around the attachment point and see if i can reproduce. thanks for the additional information.
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Question and Feedback

Hey. I noticed that when you enable the cast bar time modual, it doesn't let me ove the anchor/align point from the right to the left. I wanted it on the left but when I try to change it, the option is faded out and won't let me click on it and I can't find a way around it. I've downloaded the very latest version so I think its a bug.

Also the casting bar seems very unsmooth and jumps instead of a perfect cast bar. Whats the reason for that? Is there any way to fix that to make it better?

Hope to hear from you soon
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Two bugs with alpha

Hey, I seem to have fixed the state icon from randomly jumping around. Instead of setting both anchoring positions to the Right, I set them both to the Left and just moved the icon across to the right hand side and that seems to have fixed the problem. The problem with the level text appearing on top of the boss skull icon is still there though.
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Re: Two bugs with alpha

Originally posted by demonizer_7
Hey thanks for replying. I've got the most recent Aloft, the version you released today and the problem's there. Version of WoW is the most up to date one aswel. 4.0.6.
tried to reproduce today, and didn't see anything. i will keep trying.
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Two bugs with alpha

Hey thanks for replying. I've got the most recent Aloft, the version you released today and the problem's there. Version of WoW is the most up to date one aswel. 4.0.6.
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Release: Aloft-4.2.8-2157

a new release of Aloft is available (pending moderator approval): Aloft-4.2.8-2157.

this has fixes for a couple of things i noticed in the past couple of weeks. please review the change log.
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Re: Two bugs with alpha

Originally posted by demonizer_7
Hey, love the addon it great, I've just noticed a couple of bugs with the new alpha version that I thought I should report.
the screenshots are good (and the fact that they reproduce with things like training dummies is good). i will go try to reproduce.

in the meantime, let me know what version of WoW you are using (i assume WoW 4.0.6), and Aloft (4.2.7-2143). i check for basic functionality each time the PTR is updated, but i have not had time to test exhaustively there.
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Two bugs with alpha

Hey, love the addon it great, I've just noticed a couple of bugs with the new alpha version that I thought I should report.


How I've set Aloft up:
Dummy pic: http://img863.imageshack.us/f/screenshotnorm.jpg/


1st bug: A random level pops up over the boss skull icon. The level that pops up over the skull icon can be 60, 70, 80 or 85 randomly. This seems to occur most of the time when a boss' name plate comes into view.
Dummy pic: http://img821.imageshack.us/f/screenshotlevelprob.jpg/


2nd bug: The state elite dragon moves places to some default position lower than where I've set it to. It occurs quite alot when an elite name plate comes into view and occurs also when an elite is attacking you and then suddenly changes target (ie by threat). Sometimes pressing "v" to hide nameplates then pressing "v" to show them again fixes the problem for that particular elite but it may occur again at the next elite (in a dungeon for example).
Dummy pic: http://img153.imageshack.us/f/screenshoteliteprob1.jpg/
Dungeon pic: http://img163.imageshack.us/f/screenshoteliteprob2.jpg/


I've messed around with some of the options but it doesn't seem to help so I thought I'd share the problem with you. Thanks.
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Originally posted by Thortok2000
Lemme know if you want me to send you my saved variables so you can have settings the same way I do.
yeah, let's do that. i am guessing that i am just not going to be able to reproduce this, but it is worth a try.

i will also take a look at the version numbers of the addons we have in common, to make sure we are not wildly out of sync on anything.

thanks.
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