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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
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shUI
10-30-12 08:29 PM
r8.1
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shUI
09-16-12 07:56 PM


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These are nice and flexible! Just started using them. Thanks !
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Smile Green, Blue, Red!

One of the things I always loved about TidyPlates is that not only does it let you know if you have aggro via the color, it lets you know if another tank in the raid has aggro instead. Like green if you have aggro, blue if another tank has aggro, and red if a dps/heals has aggro. That way you know if you need to taunt or not.
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@gregory: What do you mean by border? Like the transparent glow area?

@noirx: Can you explain your problem a bit more specifically and detailed? From what I read, it seems REALLY REALLY weird.

@Maxen: Thanks bud, I hope you love them!

@unstoppixel: Heheh, I understand the function you are looking for, however I am not going to be able to write the code to do that without going against my entire idea of keeping it minimalistic. Just use a target of target frame
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Can you explain your problem a bit more specifically and detailed? From what I read, it seems REALLY REALLY weird.
I put the shNameplates into the AddOns folder... run WoW... in addons window shnameplates is checked... "load out of date.." is chcecked too...
But after entering the game and switching the nameplates to visible (default "V") the nameplates I get are the default blizzard ones... I tried other nameplate adons and they worked just ok... thjis is the only one Im having trouble with... and the worst is that your nameplates are the best ones ^^ ( )
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I have asked earlier about adding a blacklist to prevent certain mobs to spawn nameplates, that wasn't a thing you wanted to implement (and I understand).

But what about an option to allow ignoring non-elite nameplates?
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Originally posted by creepy_inc
I have asked earlier about adding a blacklist to prevent certain mobs to spawn nameplates, that wasn't a thing you wanted to implement (and I understand).

But what about an option to allow ignoring non-elite nameplates?
Since the bulk of the code manipulates the blizzard code, that is also something that would entail adding extra "bulky" code. I can't think of any other way to hide certain nameplates and not others. For example, you are in a room with an elite and 5 non elites, you can't hide just one nameplate and not the rest. Sorry bud.
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any way to enable text for the cast bar? The mod is pretty perfect for me, but the lack of text in the castbar is the 1 glaring flaw. :/
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Originally posted by dragaan
any way to enable text for the cast bar? The mod is pretty perfect for me, but the lack of text in the castbar is the 1 glaring flaw. :/
What do you mean by text? You mean like the name of the spell?
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Yea, the spell name. Time would be nice too.
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Originally posted by dragaan
Yea, the spell name. Time would be nice too.
The time is there already on the left side of the bar in seconds. I am working and trying to figure out how to incorporate adding the spell name. Look for it in the next update.
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Originally posted by shUI
The time is there already on the left side of the bar in seconds. I am working and trying to figure out how to incorporate adding the spell name. Look for it in the next update.
Weird I guess I never noticed the time... unless somethin's just buggin out for me. I prolly just didn't notice it tho, since I just started using the plates today. Adding the spell name would be awesome tho, so I'll look forward to the update. Thanks.
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hi,
can you add more "hide" options in config.lua?'

Name,Healthtext ...
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Originally posted by shinx
hi,
can you add more "hide" options in config.lua?'

Name,Healthtext ...
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You can hide the health text, but why are you wanting to hide the name text? I could add an option to do that
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You said there's no way to hide specific mob nameplates, right? Just wondering since I've seen that feature in a few nameplate mods which I THOUGHT were super-lightweight. I'm not a programmer tho, so maybe they aren't as lite as I thought... But, yea, hiding certain nameplates such as the parasites on Magmaw is really helpful if you're a tank!
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Originally posted by dragaan
You said there's no way to hide specific mob nameplates, right? Just wondering since I've seen that feature in a few nameplate mods which I THOUGHT were super-lightweight. I'm not a programmer tho, so maybe they aren't as lite as I thought... But, yea, hiding certain nameplates such as the parasites on Magmaw is really helpful if you're a tank!
I'm sure there is a way to do it, but I don't know if the development time is worth the small amount of people that may want it. Something to think about though.
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