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Version: r9.2
by: shUI [More]
shNameplates
A light-weight and beautiful nameplate addon that works right out of the box!

Why use this addon instead of some of the other famous nameplates? Simple: elegance, ease of use, and efficiency. Other addons similar to shNameplates are extremely "busy" or they are too plain. In some cases, they are highly inefficient when it comes to coding.
  • Unit Name
  • Raid Icon
  • Unit Level (using blizzard code to add difficulty coloring)
  • PvE coloring (blizzard based) and PvP coloring (class colored based)
  • Aggro and threat color (with glow overlay)
  • Castbar, Cast Time, and Spell Icon
  • Health Text Display (using color gradient for percentage)
  • Auto toggle on and off when in or out of combat (user set via config.lua)
  • Lots of config attributes that handle nameplate behavior, colors, fonts, and positioning (user set via config.lua)
  • Configuration that allows repositioning of the spell and raid icons (user set via config.lua)
  • Configuration option for TANKMODE (green coloring on aggro) and namecoloring (colors pvp enemy names with their class color) (user set via config.lua - PLEASE see changelog for more details)
  • Target cast spell names (for both channeled and cast)
  • Mouse over highlighting
  • Cool new fade in effects when nameplates appear
  • Target Unit POWER bar under health frame. SET TO ONLY IN PVP (b/c who cares about mob power at this point in the game)
  • COMBO points for feral and rogues...AND addition of showing Chi, burning embers, soul shards, holy power, burning embers, etc. (SELF buffs ony)
  • Now works with Icicle and/or Plate Buffs

NOTE: I want to thank the following authors: Caelian, Tekkub, Luzz, and Rothar. Especially Caelian, b/c I have based this addon to his famous addon caelNameplates

Bug Reports and/or Requests:
All bug reports, requests (with this addon or another), errors, suggestions, and problems will be handled via the forum-comments page.

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v9.2
- Fixed errors due to new Nameplate object creation
- TOC bump
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v9.1
- Fixed bug that was causing errors when powerbar was disabled
- Fixed code in threat update to also fix bar coloring in and out of combat correctly
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v9.0
- Rewrite of most functions and rearranging of function paths
- Addition of "combo" like details on nameplate that show: CHI, Shadow Orbs, Burning Embers, Holy Power, Soul Shards, etc (SELF buffs only)
- Optimized CPU usage
- Changed font and positioning
- FIXED: bug that was showing red highlighting when not having aggro and bug that wasn't properly coloring healthbar
- Big improvements
- Platebuffs and icicles ready...really this time
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8.1
- Much needed optimization including: iterating over nameplates and throttled threat updates IN combat ONLY
- Cleaned up some other code
- Let me know of any other random bugs
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8.0
- ToC bump -> 5.0
- fixed transparency of health text, symbols, etc.
- changed function to locate and skin nameplates themselves to make sure to get every new frame correctly
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7.3b
- ToC bump -> 4.3
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7.3a
- OnUpdate function now checks for additional nameplates faster to prevent any issues with them appearing
- ToC bump
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7.3
- ADDED: "OnSizeChanged" function as an additional backup to double check and/or fix castbar bloating
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7.2
- Revamped FixCastbar function to fix castbar bloating - really this time (I have extensively tested this, so PLEASE let me know if you find it happening)
- Minor code fixes to be more readable/understandable
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7.1
- Fixed powerbar nil error when disabling powerbars
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7.0
- Complete revamp of lots of code
- Lots of clean up and fixes of pesky little bugs - I THINK I got them all :) Please bug report
- REMOVED: LibNameplate library and wrote my own code
- FIXED: castbar bloating and interruptability color coding
- NOTE: please let me know of ANY bugs
- REDUCED CPU and MEMORY usage significantly
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6.3
- Code clean up for initial nameplate settings
- Fix small bug with castbar still bloating...I hope
- fixed castbar width again to make sure it doesn't look like it's bugging hehe
- ADDED option to disable power bar
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6.2
- Updated FixCastbar function and now bloating of castbar shouldn't occur
- Fixed up castbar and icon location and color
- Optimized code for updates
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6.1
- ADDED: Power bars to ONLY target frames! (shows all types of powers except rage/runic bower <= 0)
- Cool elite/boss icons
- Now works with platebuffs!
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6.0
- Complete revamp of lots of code and optimizations
- Got rid of redundant baggage within code
- Changed appearance of overall nameplate
- ADDED: combo points to nameplate
- ADDED: LibNameplate for additional features
- ADDED: Icons for elite mobs and boss mobs
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5.5
- Fixed the castbar from being extremely huge...should work now :)
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5.4a
- Updated TOC to patch 4.2
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5.4
- Small bug fix in config.lua file -> I know I'm stupid, but it should be good to go
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5.3
- Updated TOC to patch 4.1
- Removed CVAR that was causing problems
- Redid some code that would initialize the skinning of the plates (THANKS Csalago!)
- Minor performance tweaks
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r5.2
- REMOVED the automatic setting to show pvpcoloring in nameplates (you can set it in blizz options)
- Optimized name coloring function
- FIXED lots of global calls and made them local now (i'm an idiot I know)
- OVERALL increase in efficiency
- Fixed config file a bit and made it less bulky (sorry guys that update and have to redo their config)
- Minor bug fixes and improvements
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r5.1
- Small bug fixes when hpallthetime set to TRUE
- Small bug fix when updating the health text of mobs
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r5.0
- ADDED a lot of new configuration options including all coloring options for the different types of units and npc.
- ADDED custom colors for TANKMODE enabled nameplates
- ADDED fade in effect when nameplates appear
- ADDED new mouse over displays of max health and name highlighting
- ADDED spell names when cast or channeled
- ADDED custom status bar texture when cast spells are NOT interruptable
- LOTS of look and feel elements redone and code optimized
- NOTE: due to all the additions, the mem usage has gone up to around 32kb (only a 10kb increase from before) and only about a 12% increase of cpu usage!
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r4.1
- Function call optimization
- ADDED: tankmode option under behavior options - this will add a green glow and green bar when you HAVE AGGRO
- ADDED: namecoloring option under behavior options - this will color all PVP names with their class colors
- Minor cosmetic fixes
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r4.0
- Big update of overall look and feel
- Many code optimizations (still runs around 22kb)
- Increased size of cast bar and spell icon (including changing locations)
- Changed the different unit type colors: hostile, neutral, friendly unit, and friendly player
- Changed some fonts and locations of health text (NOTE: will not show text if at 100% health)
- NOTE: these are all changes that I like, you can change whatever you want via the config.lua
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r3.1
- Small update that increased the threshold before names were being formatted of being to long (increased from 20 to 40 characters)
- Optimized Threat Update Function
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r3
- ADDED new options to control behaviors (overlapping, threat bloat, etc)
- ADDED option to control raid icon positioning and size
- ADDED option to control spell icon positioning and size
- The thick black border around nameplates started to bother me, so I toned it down a bit
- I like the name text to be centered and the raid icon to be immediately above it
- I didn't like the custom raid icons, so I used the default blizz one (check config.lua) if you want the custom ones back
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r2
-- ADDED lots of configuration options to the config.lua file
-- ADDED option for auto toggling the nameplates when OOC and IC (see config.lua)
-- Code optimization and tweaks (shouldn't go over 23kb of memory)
-- Cleaned up the default settings and made the neutral mob color a bit darker so the health text can be seen easier if its set to be shown
Archived Files (3)
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r9.1
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shUI
11-08-12 06:39 PM
r9.0
156kB
shUI
10-30-12 08:29 PM
r8.1
104kB
shUI
09-16-12 07:56 PM


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Unread 12-06-10, 11:21 AM  
Skylinee
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Did you do something with the threat glow in this latest update? Can't see the red-ish glow when mobs are targeting me :/
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Unread 12-06-10, 02:40 PM  
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Hi there,

thank you for the update. It gives a nice bunch of options.
I have a request regarding your name shortening method.

Currently, for long names, you display the last word complete and reduce all words in front of it to the first char.
Can you please add an option to display the first word of the name in full length and reduce the following ones to the first char? This would fit MUCH better in the german version of the game.

Keep up the great work!
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shUI
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@skylinee: the only thing I changed was the alpha of the glow border. If it bothers you I can show you an easy fix: (in shNameplates.lua) go ahead and remove or comment out lines 116 and 119. That should revert it back to normal. They were a bit too much for me, but it's an easy fix.

@x-buzz: fair enough, let me check out and see what I can do. I might add some code to check for the user's locale and based on that fix the naming scheme. Looking for it in the next update or so...but I will be busy playing cataclysm for this week soon though
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Unread 12-09-10, 11:10 AM  
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Hi! Love the addon! Few questions:

Is it possible to add text to the cast bar with the spell being cast? And also, is adding a config menu in your future plans?

Thanks!
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Unread 12-11-10, 02:05 PM  
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Originally posted by Immary
Hi! Love the addon! Few questions:

Is it possible to add text to the cast bar with the spell being cast? And also, is adding a config menu in your future plans?

Thanks!
Having the name of the spell is not a bad idea actually, I'll look into that..as far as an in game config, I haven't decide, but I am leaning towards no for now. I made the lua config really really easy. But I understand the convenience of having an ingame config, keep checking
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Unread 12-11-10, 09:00 PM  
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Originally posted by shUI
Having the name of the spell is not a bad idea actually, I'll look into that..as far as an in game config, I haven't decide, but I am leaning towards no for now. I made the lua config really really easy. But I understand the convenience of having an ingame config, keep checking
Great!

The lua config is easy, but like you said, an ingame config is so much more convenient

Looking forward to any updates!
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Unread 12-12-10, 06:12 AM  
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is there a way I can turn off the shortening of mob names all together? I don't like it and would rather see the entire name on the nameplate.. Could someone point me in the right direction of what to edit in the lua?
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Unread 12-13-10, 02:57 PM  
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Originally posted by Qweets
is there a way I can turn off the shortening of mob names all together? I don't like it and would rather see the entire name on the nameplate.. Could someone point me in the right direction of what to edit in the lua?
The next update will have options to turn name shorting on and off! Check back here soon.
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Unread 12-18-10, 06:54 PM  
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Amazing addon! I've tried virtually every nameplate addon out there in the last few days and none fit what I was looking for as well as this one. Very well implemented!

An ingame config would be awesome at some point, but as you've said the LUA file is simple enough.
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Unread 12-19-10, 06:00 AM  
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Is it possible to change the pink-ish color to be more like the original red color, for aggressive mobs?

Thank you.
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Unread 12-19-10, 10:32 AM  
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Originally posted by Kiirsten
Is it possible to change the pink-ish color to be more like the original red color, for aggressive mobs?

Thank you.
I actually like the color, a lot. lol.
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Unread 12-19-10, 01:29 PM  
shUI
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Originally posted by Hamiltonzth
I actually like the color, a lot. lol.
@Hamiltonzth: thanks bud for the compliments!

@Kiirsten: you can definitely change the color of the "hostile" creatures to just pure red by doing the following:

replace line 137 with this:
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newr, newg, newb = 1, 0, 0
replace line 138 with this:
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self.healthBar:SetStatusBarColor(1, 0, 0)
That should work! If it doesn't let me know. Also, if you want to change hostile color anything else, just get the hex color percentages and replace those three numbers with the color of your choosing. I might be adding an option like that in a future update.
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Unread 12-21-10, 08:06 PM  
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I love these nameplates but am sad I cannot find a way to stop them from overlapping.

I'll do:/console spreadnameplates 1

and it works with the default nameplates but will not with shNameplates enabled.

Was wondering if there is a way to fix it so I can use these again?

Other than my personal problem with them they are great!
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Originally posted by Kuningas
I love these nameplates but am sad I cannot find a way to stop them from overlapping.

I'll do:/console spreadnameplates 1

and it works with the default nameplates but will not with shNameplates enabled.

Was wondering if there is a way to fix it so I can use these again?

Other than my personal problem with them they are great!
Hey bud, it's really easy to not let them overlap. If you look in the config.lua file...there is a behavior option section. Check it out, I am not sure which setting it is, but I have a very detailed information comment next to each option. Check it out and let me know if you need more help
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Unread 12-22-10, 09:51 AM  
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Excellent nameplates so far, thanks a lot. Just one question: is it possible to change overlapping ingame without needing to reload?
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