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Buffology
Version: 1.1b
by: Mischback [More]
..:: Buffology ::..

Buffology is a player-buff-mod, which enhances the default-Blizzard-Buff-Interface. The addon handles only player's buffs, debuffs and weapon-enchants.

It comes with two main features:
  • move buffs/debuffs to any position
  • filter buffs

These two features are linked closely and set up as follows:

You can create anchors (or buff-frames) which can be positioned on the screen. Buffs/Debuffs can be filtered to these anchors, so they will be displayed in the specified position.

This can be configured with an ingame-configuration menu, as you see on the pictures.

Please note: Buffology collects the buffs for you, but you can only filter buffs, you have already seen ingame.


..:: Configuration ::..

/buffology menu shows the ingame-configuration. You will see two buttons on the bottom left side, labeled "Frames" and "Filter".

To set up a new frame, select "Create new Frame" from the dropdown-box. You will be prompted to enter a name for the new frame and can then set some options, like the position, growth-directions, columns and paddings.
To configure an existent frame, simply select it from the dropdown-box.

On the filter-tab, you will see a list on the left side, which contains all buffs/debuffs you already have seen ingame. Select the one you want to filter by clicking it in the list. Then select the frame, this buff/debuff should go into from the dropdown-box in the upper right corner.
Click save to submit the assignment.

All settings are stored in your character's SavedVariables-file, so you will have to set it up for all your toons. The list of buffs/debuffs is handled in your account's SavedVariables, so you will collect those with all your chars.


Buffology comes with ButtonFacade-support. Without it, the buttons look just like Blizzard's default buttons.
Skins are applied from the ButtonFacade-menu.



..:: Localization ::..

I have already prepared the addon for being localized. If you want to contribute, leave a message with translations of the following strings:
Code:
['caption_frames'] = 'Frames', 
['caption_filter'] = 'Filter',
['frame_dropdown_title'] = 'Select frame to configure...',
['frame_create_new'] = 'Create new Frame',
['frame_create_text'] = 'Please enter the name of your new frame...', 
['frame_double_text'] = 'This name is already used!', 
['frame_create_ok'] = 'Accept', 
['frame_create_cancel'] = 'Cancel',
['frame_anchorPointCaption'] = 'anchorPoint',
['frame_relativeToCaption'] = 'relativeTo',
['frame_relativePointCaption'] = 'relativePoint',
['frame_xOffsetCaption'] = 'xOffset',
['frame_yOffsetCaption'] = 'yOffset',
['frame_xGrowDirCaption'] = 'hor. growth direction',
['frame_yGrowDirCaption'] = 'ver. growth direction',
['frame_columnsCaption'] = 'columns',
['frame_xSpacingCaption'] = 'hor. spacing',
['frame_ySpacingCaption'] = 'ver. spacing',
['frame_saveButton'] = 'Save',
['filter_dropdown_title'] = 'Select frame for filtering...',

..:: Credits ::..

Buffology is inspired by SatrinaBuffFrames by Satrina. This addon has served me well throughout WotLK.
Some of my code is a rewrite of Blizzard's default-interface with some tweaks here and there.
1.1b
* temporary weapon-enchants are now immediatly visible

1.1a
* "You should follow your own documentation! You should test on all available chars!" Thx to Methyl for pointing me on this!

1.1
* added option to adjust the timeformat. Possible is '5m' or '05:23'
* time-based sorting is working, buffs are sorted by their duration

1.0b
* added option to adjust the size of buffs/debuffs per frame
* no clue yet, what is causing some BF-skins to work and others don't... Will look into this again

1.0
Initial release
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1.1a
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Mischback
08-03-10 01:51 PM
1.1
16kB
Mischback
08-03-10 12:06 PM
1.0a
15kB
Mischback
08-01-10 01:41 PM
1.0
15kB
Mischback
07-31-10 04:13 AM


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Unread 07-31-10, 06:59 PM  
FynexFox
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I am having some serious difficulties at the moment.

/buffology is failing to open a configuration menu.

The "Apathy" buttonfacade skin appear severely distorted.
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The Buttonfacade skins I'm trying aren't scaled correctly to the icon, so the border is sitting "on top" of the icon instead of around it. (Hope that makes sense, I'll try and put a screenshot later)

Anything I am doing wrong or is this something that will work better once the buffs can be scaled?
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Originally posted by Loktarx
Perfect. Just perfect. Amazingly simple to use and straight to the point. You have my thanks kind author of this Addon.
I'm glad, that you mention, that it is simple to use... That was one of my design-goals! Thank you for your "thanks"!

FYI: I received a russian translation which will be included in the next update (hopefully tomorrow).
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Perfect. Just perfect. Amazingly simple to use and straight to the point. You have my thanks kind author of this Addon.
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Originally posted by Amorelia
I like the feel of the mod. Any plans on adding the ability to scale buffs/debuffs or filter buffs/debuffs by duration?
Scaling of buffs will come in a future release. I have already noticed, that it sucks to have everything the same size, especially with different BF-skins.

Filtering by duration on the other hand will NOT come, since my filter-system works on spellIDs, since the lookup of these is very easy and - fast.

Something I'm currently working on is the sorting of the buffs by duration.
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I like the feel of the mod. Any plans on adding the ability to scale buffs/debuffs or filter buffs/debuffs by duration?
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The addon handles only player's buffs, debuffs and weapon-enchants.
Ah damn forgot that part.

I use SBF for my own things, target things, ToT things and an extra bar for important short duration buffs, trinkets, etc.

Hmm, might fiddle with Stuf's buff/debuff functions again and try this one for my own buffs, debuffs and 1 extra bar.
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Really nice addon
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I would not be so arrogant, to call this a replacement for SBF, since SBF is very powerfull.

Personally, I have never used all of SBFs options, since my unitframes handle target-/focus-buffs/debuffs like I want them, I only used SBF for my personal buffs. I never used bars, neither, since I like the "button-look", so I decided to write my own buff-mod, with the features of SBF I don't want to miss and without all the stuff, I didn't use anyway...

I tried to improve some things, I never liked with SBF, for example the complex way of setting up poper filter-rules. I always wished to have some simple "click here and there and you're done"-method.
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So this is mainly a sort of updated Satrina Buff Frames? (Satrina still works fine for me tho), with it's main features?

What are the biggest differences?


(it sounds VERY lovely tbh)
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