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nivBuffs  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: r24
by: Luzzifus [More]
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I don't play WoW anymore (at least currently) and do not have an active subscription. So I cannot and will not work on my addons anymore. Sorry.

However, Calebzor has done awesome work in updating and improving this addon, including an ingame config. Check it out here!




About

nivBuffs is a replacement for blizzards default buff frames. It shows your buffs, debuffs and temporary weapon enchants.


Features
  • Using SecureAuraHeaders, so you can cancel buffs via rightclick!
  • Remaining duration can be displayed as spiral texture, bar and/or text.
  • Shows stack count for buffs/debuffs with 2 or more stacks.
  • Blinking icons for buffs/debuffs that will expire soon.
  • Sorted by time, name or spell ID.
  • Custom icon border (change the texture if you don't like it).
  • Support for custom styling with ButtonFacade.
  • Differently colored borders for temporary weapon enchants and debuffs.
  • Debuff highlighting by debuff type.

Config

There is no ingame config (at least not yet), but you can adjust appearance and behaviour in "config.lua" using a text editor.


Known Issues
  • You can cancel weapon enchants by now, but the second one still references to the first.
  • Third weapon enchant doesn't work (because of broken Blizzard code).

FAQ

Because some people still have problems with correctly setting up the anchoring and grow direction stuff, here are some examples (r14+). These are only the settings for buffs, but changing the debuffs works the same way.
lua Code:
  1. -- Anchored to topleft corner of the UI,
  2. -- growing horizontally to the right in rows of 20 icons,
  3. -- next row exactly below the previous
  4. buffAnchor = { "TOPLEFT", "UIParent", "TOPLEFT", 15, -15 },
  5. buffXoffset = 35,
  6. buffYoffset = 0,
  7. buffIconsPerRow = 20,
  8. buffMaxWraps = 10,
  9. buffWrapXoffset = 0,
  10. buffWrapYoffset = -55,
  11.  
  12. -- Anchored to topright corner of the UI,
  13. -- growing horizontally to the left in rows of 20 icons,
  14. -- next row exactly below the previous
  15. buffAnchor = { "TOPRIGHT", "UIParent", "TOPRIGHT", -15, -15 },
  16. buffXoffset = -35,
  17. buffYoffset = 0,
  18. buffIconsPerRow = 20,
  19. buffMaxWraps = 10,
  20. buffWrapXoffset = 0,
  21. buffWrapYoffset = -55,
  22.  
  23. -- Anchored to topleft corner of the UI,
  24. -- growing vertically down in rows of 15 icons,
  25. -- next row to the right of the previous
  26. buffAnchor = { "TOPLEFT", "UIParent", "TOPLEFT", 15, -15 },
  27. buffXoffset = 0,
  28. buffYoffset = -35,
  29. buffIconsPerRow = 15,
  30. buffMaxWraps = 10,
  31. buffWrapXoffset = 35,
  32. buffWrapYoffset = 0,
  33.  
  34. -- Anchored to bottomleft corner of the UI,
  35. -- growing vertically up in rows of 15 icons,
  36. -- next row to the right of the previous
  37. buffAnchor = { "BOTTOMLEFT", "UIParent", "BOTTOMLEFT", 15, 250 },
  38. buffXoffset = 0,
  39. buffYoffset = 35,
  40. buffIconsPerRow = 15,
  41. buffMaxWraps = 10,
  42. buffWrapXoffset = 35,
  43. buffWrapYoffset = 0,
  44.  
  45. -- Anchored to the topleft corner of the minimap,
  46. -- growing vertically down in rows of 15 icons,
  47. -- next row to the left of the previous
  48. buffAnchor = { "TOPRIGHT", "Minimap", "TOPLEFT", -25, 0 },
  49. buffXoffset = 0,
  50. buffYoffset = -35,
  51. buffIconsPerRow = 15,
  52. buffMaxWraps = 10,
  53. buffWrapXoffset = -35,
  54. buffWrapYoffset = 0,
If you need in-depth info about anchoring, read this and this.


TODO
  • Add third weapon enchant (as soon as Blizzard fixes their code base).
  • Consolidation (as soon as Blizzard fixes their code base).

Credits

A big "Thank You!" goes to sigg, as he posted this nice tutorial on SecureAuraHeaders in the forums.
r24
- Debuff border coloring now also works with ButtonFacade.

r23
- Removed experimental code that caused more taint errors.
- Added position offset settings for duration text.

r21
- Fixed taint errors with enabled ButtonFacade.
- Added separate font color settings for duration text and stack counter.
- Added position settings for stack counter.

r20
- Fixed that garbage thingy -> mem usage should stay low now.
- Due to patch 4.0.3 the following things now properly work (at least): canceling weapon enchants, sorting and disabling "separateOwn" attribute.

r19
- Added ButtonFacade support (disabled by default, requires ButtonFacade r344+).
- Added options to adjust font, font size and font style.

r17
- The duration spiral doesn't overlap the border anymore.
- Added duration bars inside of the icons.
- Added option to toggle duration bars.
- Added option to toggle duration text timers.

r15
- Added some options which allow vertical growth and more.
- Duration text now can also be placed to the left or right of the icon.
- Removed "(de)buffGrowDir" options (you can still change it).
- If you have problems setting it up as you wish, check out the example configs on the description page!

r12
- Fixed duration spirals (again).
- Set "separateOwn" header attribute. So whenever blizz fixes their wonderful code, this will actually make your own buffs not be separated from the others.. *cough*
- Fixed buffs/debuffs not hiding when the whole interface is hidden (ALT+Z).
- Random code improvements.

r10
- Added debuff border coloring by debuff type.
- Added separate scale option for debuffs.
- Nicer border via SetBackdrop.
- Border doesn't look awkward anymore when the icon is blinking.
- Stack counter stays opaque when the icon is blinking.
- Increased maximum number of rows to 10.

r9
- Duration spiral can be turned off again.
- Added option for brightness of the default non-colored icon border.
- Remaining time text matches the tooltip time now.

r8
- Even further reduced CPU usage.
- New blinking algorithm.
- Added option to adjust blinking speed.
- Fixed border color error of second weapon enchant (correct icons, tooltip still broken, blame Blizzard).

r7
- Added different border coloring for temporary weapon enchants (item quality) and debuffs (darkred).
- Added option to disable these colored borders.
- Added cooldown spiral for temporary weapon enchants.
- New border texture.
- Reduced CPU usage.
- Removed updateDelay option (not longer neccessary).

r6
- Removed experimental code that caused an error in the SecureAuraHeader code.
- Fixed bug that hides stack count when the cooldown spiral is disabled.

r4
- Growth direction for Dummies.
- Added option to hide cooldown spirals.

r3
- Fixed cooldown spiral overlaying the stack count.
- Fixed cooldown spiral disappearing.
- Added more detailed positioning/anchoring options.
- Added options for font color, update interval and temporary weapon enchants.
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11-19-10 03:03 PM
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Luzzifus
11-19-10 07:27 AM
r21
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11-18-10 12:42 PM
r20
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11-17-10 11:29 AM
r19
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11-16-10 03:54 PM
r17
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Luzzifus
11-12-10 01:18 PM
r15
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Luzzifus
11-10-10 09:50 AM
r12
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11-05-10 08:40 AM
r10
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10-29-10 10:55 AM
r9
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r8
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r7
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10-25-10 12:27 PM
r6
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Luzzifus
10-24-10 02:07 PM
r4
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10-23-10 04:16 PM
r3
5kB
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10-23-10 10:27 AM
r2
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Lordyfrb
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Just starting to use this addon, it works great so far, just one question.

How would I go about anchoring the buff/debuff frames to other frames, ie. A litepanel frame?
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Oh, So awesome, thanks!
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Originally posted by Lordyfrb
How would I go about anchoring the buff/debuff frames to other frames, ie. A litepanel frame?
I'll add that to the options. For now you could find the :Setpoints for both headers (buffHeader, debuffHeader) and change them manually.
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Hi!

Thanks finally for addon with who u can offclick buffs! Just wanted to know if You could please add Blizz feature for Consolidate Buffs? Right now if u enable that feature, consolidated buffs will apear at Blizz default buff location, what is top right.

Thanks again!
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Can u fix an option that makes it work when we align your addon at "TOPRIGHT" so that the buffs & debuffs grow from right to left? Cause your "reverse config" option just changes the sort order of the buffs. The order-growth doesnt change.
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Originally posted by kakakia456
Can u fix an option that makes it work when we align your addon at "TOPRIGHT" so that the buffs & debuffs grow from right to left? Cause your "reverse config" option just changes the sort order of the buffs. The order-growth doesnt change.
You also have to set the buff/debuff header anchor to "TOPRIGHT" or another point with "RIGHT". I'll see if I can simplify that in the config.

Originally posted by blaugznis
Just wanted to know if You could please add Blizz feature for Consolidate Buffs? Right now if u enable that feature, consolidated buffs will apear at Blizz default buff location, what is top right.
Even if I enable consolidated buffs, I can't see that blizzard thingy. My buff header always shows all buffs, no consolidation. Maybe I'll add that feature, depends on how many people want it. Personally I don't use it.
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Originally posted by Luzzifus
You also have to set the buff/debuff header anchor to "TOPRIGHT" or another point with "RIGHT". I'll see if I can simplify that in the config.


Even if I enable consolidated buffs, I can't see that blizzard thingy. My buff header always shows all buffs, no consolidation. Maybe I'll add that feature, depends on how many people want it. Personally I don't use it.
I'd love that "consolidation" that is, but have a small problem with this.
I changed the config a little

Code:
    buffAnchor = "TOPRIGHT",         -- screen anchor point for the buff header
    buffXpos = -15,                  -- the horizontal buff header offset relative to its anchor point
    buffYpos = -15,                 -- the vertical buff header offset relative to its anchor point
    
    debuffAnchor = "TOPRIGHT",       -- screen anchor point for the debuff header
    debuffXpos = -15,                -- the horizontal debuff header offset relative to its anchor point
    debuffYpos = -135,              -- the vertical debuff header offset relative to its anchor point
wen loggin in the buffs are not all onscreen, and are overlapping each other.
this changes once I remove or add a buff
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Originally posted by Quokka
when loggin in the buffs are not all onscreen, and are overlapping each other.
this changes once I remove or add a buff
Try again with the latest update and make sure to read the description at the top of the config file.
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Originally posted by Luzzifus
Try again with the latest update and make sure to read the description at the top of the config file.
sorry m8 won't work
Code:
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPLEFT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPRLEFT",
are on the left side off screen and grow left (default)

Code:
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPLEFT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPRIGHT",
are on the right side off screen and grow left

Code:
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPRIGHT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPLEFT",
are on the left side off screen and grow right

Code:
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPRIGHT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPRIGHT",
are on the lright side off screen and grow right

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I just thought that changing default:
Code:
    -- Glue the <AnchorFrom> corner of the buff header to the <AnchorTo> corner of <AnchorFrame>
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPLEFT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPLEFT",
    
    -- horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) buff header offset relative to its anchor point
    buffXpos = 15,
    buffYpos = -15,
to
Code:
    -- Glue the <AnchorFrom> corner of the buff header to the <AnchorTo> corner of <AnchorFrame>
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPRIGHT,
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPRIGHT",
    
    -- horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) buff header offset relative to its anchor point
    buffXpos = -15,
    buffYpos = -15,
should do the trick what am I missing?
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Originally posted by Quokka
what am I missing?
This:
"Set "Xoffset" to a negative value."

Try this:
Code:
    -- Glue the <AnchorFrom> corner of the buff header to the <AnchorTo> corner of <AnchorFrame>
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPRIGHT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPRIGHT",
    
    -- horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) buff header offset relative to its anchor point
    buffXpos = -15,
    buffYpos = -15,
    
    -- horizontal distance between buffs
    buffXoffset = -35,
That works for me.

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Hey, is there any way to disable cooldown spiral appearance on buffs/debuffs?

Thanks!
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Code:
    -- Glue the <AnchorFrom> corner of the buff header to the <AnchorTo> corner of <AnchorFrame>
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPRIGHT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPRIGHT",

That doesnt work. They still grow from left to right. As the guy stated underneath, neither buffAnchorTo = "TOPLEFT" combination worked. Before you ask, my frames were inside my screen by putting minus value to X. They just keep growing to the right...

Also this:

Originally Posted by blaugznis
Hey, is there any way to disable cooldown spiral appearance on buffs/debuffs?

Thanks!
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Originally posted by blaugznis
Hey, is there any way to disable cooldown spiral appearance on buffs/debuffs?
Added in r4.

Originally posted by kakakia456
That doesnt work.
It does work indeed. I tested again just to be sure I didn't mess something up. It seems you didn't change the "Xoffset" value to < 0. That is important because that's the setting that actually anchors the next icon to the left of the previous one. The following setup works fine for me (quoted from 3 posts earlier):
Code:
    -- Glue the <AnchorFrom> corner of the buff header to the <AnchorTo> corner of <AnchorFrame>
    buffAnchorFrom = "TOPRIGHT",
    buffAnchorFrame = "UIParent",
    buffAnchorTo = "TOPRIGHT",
    
    -- horizontal (X) and vertical (Y) buff header offset relative to its anchor point
    buffXpos = -15,
    buffYpos = -15,
    
    -- horizontal distance between buffs
    buffXoffset = -35,
**edit: In r4, I added an option called "buffGrowDir"/"debuffGrowDir". Read its description, set it to 1 and ignore the "Xoffset" settings. I hope that makes it a bit easier to understand/use.
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With a little editing to the config code, this addon seems to be the perfect replacement for Satrina's Buff Frames.

Thanks!
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rogues have 3 temporary weapon enchants now, this mod only works for mh/oh enchants.

EDIT: sorry, just read the secureheader thread and saw this:

- The third weapon enchant button is not implemented yet in the new securedauraheader

nevermind for now

EDIT2: actually, iirc, the normal buff mods are able to cancel weapon enchants just fine and can display them without issue, possible to integrate that into this mod so it's perfect?
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