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Fury of Hellfire (6.2)
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Scrolling Combat Text  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 6.72
by: Grayhoof [More]

Please post all errors and suggestions on http://grayhoof.wowinterface.com/ using the provided forms.

Be sure to check out my simple but enhanced combat log EavesDrop

Also check out SCTD if you want SCT to show your damage.

What is it? - A fairly simple but very configurable mod that adds damage, heals, and events (dodge, parry, windfury, etc...) as scrolling text above you character model, much like what already happens above your target. This makes it so you do not have to watch (or use) your regular combat chat window and gives it a "Final Fantasy" feel.

What can it do?

- Damage messages
- Heals (incoming and outgoing) and Overhealing (with healer ID's), with filtering for small heals.
- Spell Damage/Resists and Damage Type
- All "Miss" events (dodge, block, immune, etc...)
- Custom Colors for all text events
- Config file to setup custom events (self and target), capture data, and display it.
- Debuff/Buff gain and loss Messages
- Low Health and Mana Warnings with values, and optional sounds
- Rage/Mana/Energy Gains
- Enter and Leave Combat Messages
- Rogue Combo Points, 5 CP Alert Message
- Class Skill alerts (Execute, Overpower, CounterAttack, etc...)
- Honor, Reputation, Skill Gain
- Eight Animation Types (Verticle, Rainbow, Horizontal, Angled Down, Angled Up, Sprinkler, Curved HUD, Angled HUD)
- Four Fonts
- Two seperate Animation frames, each with their own settings. Assign any Event to either.
- Ability to flag any event as critical or as a text messages
- Sliders for text size, opacity, animation speed, movement speed, and on screen placement (with custom editbox)
- Lightmode, for when you care most about performance (at the loss of a few features).
- Now Based in Ace3.
- Settings saved per character by default, but supports all Ace3 Profiles
- Load/Delete settings from another character. Load built in Profiles.
- Localized to work in almost all WoW clients.
How do I use it? - First unzip it into your interface\addons directory. For more info on installing, please read install.txt. Now just run WoW and once logged in, type /sctmenu to get the options screen.

SCT_EVENT_CONFIG.LUA is used to setup custom message events. Please open up the file (notepad, etc...) and read the opening section to understand how to use it all.

/sctdisplay is used to create your own custom messages.
/sctdisplay 'message' (for white text)
/sctdisplay 'message' red(0-10) green(0-10) blue(0-10)
Example: /sctdisplay 'Heal Me' 10 0 0 - This will display 'Heal Me' in bright red
Some Colors: red = 10 0 0, green = 0 10 0, blue = 0 0 10, yellow = 10 10 0, magenta = 10 0 10, cyan = 0 10 10

How do I get My Crits or My Hits to show? I would suggest you get SCTD: http://www.wowinterface.com/download...fo.php?id=4913

I don't understand what the 2 frames are for! - Each frame lets you set different features. So you can set frame one using Sprinker animation and Default font, while frame 2 can be using Veritcle animation and Adventure font. You can then assign each event to a specfic frame using the radio buttons next to the events.

There's too many options. Help someone new see how things work! - Try out some of the new built in profiles. While on the options screen, click the "Profiles" button. At the top of the window will be a listing of some default profiles to try out. Maybe you'll fine one you like or it will spark some ideas for you to try.

How do I change the fonts? - You can now select from many fonts on the options page. You can also change the font of message and apply the font to the in game damage font used for your damage (requires relog)

I don't like friendly nameplates on. How do I make my heals appear over who I heal? - Friendly nameplates have to be on in order to show your heals. SCT will turn them on if you turn on the option, but you must manually turn them off if you don't like it (see Target keybindings).

I don't like the new spell icons, how do I turn them off? - There is an option to turn them off under the spell tab.

Please post all errors and suggestions on http://grayhoof.wowinterface.com/ using the provided forms.

6.72 - TOC update for 6.2
6.71 - Turned Shorten Value option on by default.
6.7 - Added a Shorten Value option, updated sliders to work better and with newer values (finally).
6.67 - TOC update for 6.1
6.66 - TOC update for 6.02
6.65 - TOC update for 5.4
6.64 - TOC update for 5.3
6.63 - TOC update for 5.2
6.62 - Updates for 5.1 nameplate changes
6.61 - Updates for 5.1
6.6 - Updates for 5.0.4
6.56 - Fix for nil power strings, TOC for 4.3
6.55 - TOC Fix for options
6.54 - Fixes for 4.2
6.53 - TOC Fix for options
6.52 - Fixes for 4.1
6.51 - Fixes for power events and new power types
6.5 - Fixes for 4.0
6.41 - Fix for Nameplates
6.4 - Fixes for 3.2 and TOC
6.33 - Fixes for nameplates and misc errors
6.31 - Fixes for 3.0
6.3 - Updates and fixes for 3.0 patch
6.2 - Added icon support to the message frame. Added Dispel as a default event. Added Dispel and Cast events as custom event. Cleaned up string and cache code. Use 2.4.3 dispel events.
6.1 - Total rewrite of custom event code. sct_event_config.lua can be still be used for custom events (READ THE FILE), but in game option menu fully supports custom events now. Converted to a faster combat log system. Fix for nameplates in PvP. Fix some options not updating when copying or loading a profile. Convert to LibShareMedia-3.0.
6.01 - Added item buffs to buff events and fade events. Fixed interrupts causing errors with nameplates. Fixed timer call. Fix for custom damage and miss events. Fixed active skill names duplicating. Made fades use buff/debuff color. Fixed display usage message. Added CN translation. Allow fonts to scale down to size 8. Made Blizzard options frame movable. Made Blizzard dropdown clamp to the screen.
6.0 - Converted to WoW 2.4 Combat Log. Converted to Ace3. Custom events completely redone, make sure to read SCT_EVENT_CONFIG.LUA. Moved options menu to WoW 2.4 Addons Menu. Options menu reorganized to be much cleaner and simpler.
5.7 - Added optional EavesDrop style spell icons. Added damage filter. Added selfonly flag to debuff custom events. Made all font sizes change 1 step at a time.
5.61 - Fixed some minor bugs with SharedMedia and Messages.
5.6 - Added SharedMedia for fonts. Cleaned up Drain/Leech events. Added option to turn off WoW's 2.1 healing. Cleaned up Unit Nameplate code.
5.5 - Added Spell Name option. Added Truncating or Abbreviating of spell/buff names. Changed buff/debuff events to use SpecialEventsLib; allows for much better buff and debuff tracking. Added Test Button. Removed Light Mode. Added new Custom Event Buff types for much easier buff/debuff event tracking; see sct_event_config.lua for more info.
5.4 - Added Spell Reflection Tracking; only works when combat log reports events in correct order. Added ability to show outgoing heals over friendly nameplates; see FAQ for more info. Temporarily added manual execute/hammer tracking until blizzard fixes 60+ skill auto tracking. Added pet buffs to power gain tracking.
5.31 - Added Diablo Font. Fixed Chat Tab Tainting. Fixed Rampage event to use 20 rage. Fixed Overhealing bug. Fixed Gap Slider not working on all frames.
5.3b - Fixed color change saves.
5.3 - Made spell colors editable. Added interruption events. Added killing blow events. Added Rampage Notification (not 100% prefect, but works most of the time). Cleaned up crit overlapping more. Fixed custom event sorting/parsing issues. Made heal filter based on total amount actually healed (so overhealing spam can be removed). Removed compost lib. Added SpecialEvents-Aura lib (will do more in future with it).
5.2 - Converted to WoW 2.0 standards. Added Text Alignment to Frame: Left, Center, Right, or HUD (based on position around HUD) justified. Added new HUD Curved Animation: moves in a semi circle around your character, ideal for use with curve based HUD bars. Added new HUD Angled Animation: moves in a slight angle around your character, ideal for use with angle based HUD bars. Added Gap Distance to HUD Animations to change the distance they are from center. Made Crits overlap less often. Made spammed text behave better. Made Custom events save to the event that triggers them after being found, improves performance over time.
5.11 - Added glancing and crushing indicators. Added outgoing HOT flag. Added Emblem font. Fixed slider edit box bug.
5.1 - Total new look for options window. Added mana gain filter. More speed optimizations around passed args and function calls. Modified custom events so only events for current class are loaded (make sure to use this for you own events). Option window opens while dead =). Converted all table iterators to use pairs().
5.01 - Slight speed optimizations around passed args and function calls. Added more default events to event file. Added buff counts. Made heal filter defaults to zero.
5.0 - Complete rewrite using Ace2 and ParserLib with more performance in mind. Two seperate animation frames. Angled Up, Sprinkler, and Flash Crit animations. New Skill event. Seperate Buff and Debuff fading. Sounds to health/mana warnings. Color spell damage by spell type. Toggle for Custom events (improves performance when off). Light mode, users WoW's new built in events to gain performance, at the cost of a few features. Sample messages when changing options. Editboxes to position sliders. Sounds to custom events. Healer filter option.
...For full version history, please see here: http://grayhoof.wowinterface.com/portal.php?&id=41&pageid=11
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Unread 11-23-06, 10:33 AM  
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Custom Events

Is there a way of making a custom even fire only when in BGs? I am looking for some sort of conditional statement to add telling SCT when it can fire the custom event or not.
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Unread 11-11-06, 03:23 PM  
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Error - need help

i have SCT, SCTD and spellalert

Before, no problem and now i don't understand why i've an error now.

somebody help me ?
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Unread 11-02-06, 09:31 AM  
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For some reason this isnt telling me when I overheal a target ? it tells me when i ovheal myself but not my target ???
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When fighting for example Anubisath Sentinels in AQ40 and they have the thorns ability, SCT (none version have for me) doesnt show the damage I take from this. It simply doesnt show up and the way to notice it is by seeing my health bar go down (or checking combat log). Is this an intended decision to skip such events / abilities or is this a bug?

Note: Sorry if this is wrong place to post but I just felt I should write it since it been on my mind for months.
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is there away to setup shadowburn for warlocks? I would like it to show up when the unit has say around 200 hp. I've tried looking at the custom config lua and nothing seems to point to it. The only arguement I found that might work is Unit_health but i have no idea how to code it in.
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Your still the best greyhoof, miks still doesn't compare.
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Can you please make the scrolling speed slower?
It is MUCH faster than 4.xx and even with the slowest setting and especially because there are so many frames now, I miss things all the time.
I hoped 5.01 would fix it, but it didnt.
Please make it slower. The speed as it was in 4.xx was good. I had it on middle speed and it was good. Now its at slowest and its as fast as the fastest setting in 4.xx.
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I had the same problem. After checking here and there it appears OneView was guilty for that. If you have it installed try desactivating it, SCT should work.
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Unread 08-25-06, 02:32 PM  
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SCT 5.0

Ever since I updated I cannot get SCT to work. I mean nothing scrolls, but Spell Alert. Anyone else having trouble?
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Unread 08-23-06, 09:36 AM  
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SCT 5.0 > WoW FCT

Seriously, WoW default Floating Combat Text doesn't have the option to set the size, colors and speed. Without speed text animation control is hard to catch the message when it pop up. The reason it's because your Frame Per Second. If you are running 20-30FPS the FCT will performe poorly.

SCT 5.0 is the best you can customize and adjust speed. Many friends ask me: should I delete SCT? I say you should keep that and update it to SCT 5.0.

My first experience on FCT, was bad. Small text and the animation just bypass very fast didn't have the time to catch it.

So I recommended SCT is still best! Addons Developers > WoW Interface Developers
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Pet Growl Showable?

Is there a way to get Pet Growls displayed? I checked the config.lua for a line to un-comment, but I'm not finding it. I'm not sufficiently .lua savvy to try capturing the event title using debug mode and then build a line to add to the config file.
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omg wth

lol ok i get the reason for load on demand for the options menu plz ignore my previous rant i was ticked off at the time... anyways is there anyway to either make the SCT words moveable along with the frame cuz it just sits there in the middle of the screen or better yet just remove them because if im in the SCT options menu I obviously know what it is....

Thanks for your time,

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traditional chinese

is it possible to have it in the traditional chinese wow version ? thanks
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I love this mods, but I find one thing very annoying,

I would like to have My Overpower as a Message just like Execute.

Could you implent it such a thing? or could a person change the code manully to show as a message?
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Please do not post a comment asking for help.

Even though they told me this before posting, I couldn't find any other place... so I decided to wing it here still...

This mod was great mod when I started using it... (3 thumbs waaay up)... but since I re-installed WoW, I can't for the life of me get it to work. Every action I do gives me a SetFont or GetFont error concerning a "nil value"...

Any solution?
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