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RedRange  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: v1.2-30000
by: Iriel [More]

Version 1.2-30000 is for WoW 3.x -- it wont work on wow 2.x

RedRange is yet another addon which reds out standard ActionButtons when they're out of range, mostly useful if you've got the extra buttons enabled or if you dont notice just the shortcut key color change.

This is short and sweet and in theory very efficient (It follows the same guidelines as the standard UI with respect to update speed etc, though it's better on a bar switch than the standard UI).

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Unread 10-28-05, 04:09 AM  
Vorsant
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I love this mod, I'm a guy who is big on keeping my UI memory friendly and I have tested a few of these type of mods and this one is for sure the most efficient.
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Unread 02-24-06, 04:13 PM  
Slayman
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I have to say:
This is a great mod. It works perfectly well with Visor Action Buttons in addition to the standard buttons.
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Unread 07-02-06, 04:08 AM  
K.Rool
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One problem: the red is too bright. The idea behind "redding" out actionbuttons is that you don't try to use them. Yet at this level of brightness, you notice them a lot more than the usable buttons, reverting the effect.
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Unread 07-10-06, 03:01 PM  
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Is this working in 1.11? Mine seems to be broken.
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Unread 01-21-07, 04:46 AM  
Corrodias
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I love it. Bleh to the rest of you.

Recently, at least since 2.0.5 and perhaps before, i have been having a problem with the range check not being updated quickly. Iriel is aware of the problem but hasn't had time to look into it, yet.
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Unread 06-06-07, 04:11 PM  
Rail
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Just wanted to say: this mod is wonderful. Very small, very simple and very effective. I love having more obvious range feedback for my hunter toon.

Thanks, Iriel.
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Unread 07-02-08, 03:20 PM  
Chilidogz
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wonderful addon, just what i was looking for on my hunter
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Unread 07-17-08, 08:40 AM  
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Nice addon but ive noticed its using hell of alot of my cpu time around 80% upwards
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Unread 08-18-08, 01:20 PM  
Darkspell
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Does NOT work in WotLK Beta

I am using Dominos.
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Unread 08-19-08, 10:42 PM  
TheChiaroscurist
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Unfortunatly...

I love this addon, makes being a Priest alot easier in alot of ways... unfortunatly, it just uses up too much CPU.
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Unread 08-23-08, 07:35 PM  
Jumpee
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Iriel, are you planning to upgrade RedRange for WotLK? I really like using it.
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Unread 08-24-08, 08:45 AM  
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WotLK compatible version

I've posted a beta compatible version under optional files.
Update was trivial, should appear here shortly (if approved).
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Unread 09-08-08, 06:00 PM  
ChodaBoyUSA
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I, too, had to stop using this addon because of the excessive (no exaggeration) CPU use. Hopefully, someone can take a look at the code and find unneeded loops or some other CPU hog?
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Unread 10-04-08, 06:37 PM  
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Originally posted by ChodaBoyUSA
I, too, had to stop using this addon because of the excessive (no exaggeration) CPU use. Hopefully, someone can take a look at the code and find unneeded loops or some other CPU hog?
I can't find any unneeded loops
I changed the version I updated for WotLK abit (30000.2 which hasn't been uploaded yet)
to see if I could shave off some processing time.
What I did was basically cache the results of any api calls that will not change after the first time they're called
(getting textures for buttons, checking if a button has an action etc)
so that on subsequent checks it just does 1 local table lookup instead of calling an API function.

Addon went from 2kb memory to 12kb (still very small footprint) and cpu usage was cut by 10-15% in my tests.
(40-45 c/sec -> 35-40 c/sec)
That's a rather small gain and the actual number although a little lower and less "spiky" is still relatively high compared to other addons.

My point is though... this addon is already quite efficient for what it does.
There's no big improvement to be made with the current approach unless someone finds a totally different "red out" implementation.

Other addons that do the same that I checked are basically a copy of RedRange code,
so they have similar (and in most cases worst performance).
(Eg. RangeRecolor that's part of CombatGizmo)
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Unread 10-05-08, 10:26 AM  
Prototype
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Thanks Dridzt

Have you a prefered tool for cpu measuring? "OptionHouse" tells me, RedAlert has very high cpu usage. Then i tried PerformanceFu with simmilar results. Tuller means the many querys od RedRange could bring the profilers to wrong results. i hope he was right.

Tested:
dominos
bartender (who has a rangechecker inside)
redrange
rangerecolor
icehud,bigwigs and a bunch of other addons.

Profiler: OptionHouse and PerformanceFu

At the beginning, RedRange was on the thirth place in my cpu usage Score. But this has changed fastly. I dont know why, but RedRange took from seconds to seconds more cpu. Ok, i leaved my pc a while alone und checked after a half a hour again what happend. RedRange has reached his max level of cpu usage now and didn't increase.

here are the results:
http://www.abload.de/image.php?img=performancetmb.jpg
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