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Version: 1.10.1
by: Tuller [More]
I have written a new action bar addon, called Dominos, and am no longer supporting this one. Please feel free to try it out, along with Trinity Bars, and Bartender 3


Bongos is an action bar replacement designed to be both low memory, and easy to setup. It is not as feature rich as other bar mods, but should include the features most commonly used.

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A Brief Guide

Included Addons
  • Bongos2: The core addon.
  • Bongos2 ActionBar: Breaks up the main action bar into movable parts
  • Bongos2 Stats: A display for latency, framerate, and memory usage
  • Bongos2 RollBar: Makes the frame for rolling on items movable
  • Bongos2 CastBar: A movable casting bar, with the ability to show cast time
  • Bongos2 XP: A movable experience bar
  • Bongos2 MapBar: A movable mapbar
  • Bongos2 Options: A dynamically loaded options menu for Bongos

Features
  • Every Bongos bar can be moved, hidden, and have its scale and opacity altered
  • Sticky bars - Each bar can be anchored to any other bar
  • 120 action buttons, which can be setup in any number of bars
  • Both macro and key binding text on action buttons can be hidden
  • Customizable stance transitions for each bar

General Settings
  • To bring up the options menu: type /bongos menu
  • To unlock bars: uncheck the lock bars option in the main options menu
  • To hide or show a bar: unlock bars, then middle click or shift right click it
  • To move a bar: unlock bars, and then click and drag it with the left mouse button
  • To bring up a bar's configuration menu, right click it

Key Bindings
  • Bindings for the Bongos action bar should only be done via the bindings menu in Bongos
  • To bind keys, open the main options panel, and select the bindings option. Hover over a button, then press a key to bind it to that button

Action Bar Settings
  • Accessing general action bar options: open up the main options window (/bongos menu) and select the action bars panel
  • Adjusting the layout of a given bar: unlock bars and right click the bar you want to adjust to bring up its configuration menu
  • Moving buttons: Hold down the key for moving buttons (shift by default), and drag a button. Alternatively, unlock button positions by shift right clicking the mini map button, or unchecking the option in the main options menu
  • Making a bar bigger: You can increase the maximum size of a given bar by reducing the number of action bars. To do so, adjust the action bars slider on the action bar panel of the main options menu. This option will reset the settings of your action bars

Stances and Paging
  • Stances and paging are configured via a bar's right click menu. With bars unlocked, right click the bar you want to change,

Slash Commands
  • All commands start with either /bongos, /bob, or /bgs
  • <barList> can have a possible value of an actionbar number, menu, bags, pet. class, or all
  • You can also specify a group or range of bars, the command /bo scale 1-3 class 1.2 will scale action bars 1 2 3, and the class bar to 120% of their normal size.
  • /bongos - Shows the options menu, if present
  • /bongos lock - Toggles locking bars positions
  • /bongos show <barList> - Shows <barList>
  • /bongos hide <barList> - Hides <barList>
  • /bongos toggle <barList> - Toggles <barList>
  • /bongos scale <barList> <scale> - Sets the scale of <barList> to <scale>
  • /bongos setalpha <barList> <opacity> - Sets the opacity of <barList> to <opacity>
  • /bongos set <profile> - Sets the current character to use <profile>
  • /bongos copy <profile> - Copies all settings from <profile>
  • /bongos delete <profile> - Deletes <profile>
  • /bongos reset - Loads default settings
  • /bongos version - Displays what version of bongos you're running
  • /keybound - Toggles keybinding mode
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Unread 01-10-07, 09:45 AM  
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A little bit of an explanation of my set up for my Druid:

I have bar 1 at the bottom with bar 2 then bar 5 on top of that. Bars 2 and 5 I have set to always show (they have trinkets and other general spell crap on them). Bar 3 is set for Bear only, Bar 4 for Cat - both of these bars replace bar 1 when I switch forms (so that part works fine).

Bar 1 has had its buttons bound to keys 1 through =. These key bindings are working fine as of right now (granted I haven't played for more than 40 minutes).

Bar 3 (Bear) and Bar 4 (Cat) should share the same bindings as Bar 1 but they are not. I have tried shifting forms, binding a key then re-loading the UI and it won't stick. I am, though, no longer getting the "you can't use this ability while shapeshifted" message so that, at least, is a small victory.

Hopefully this gets fixed soon
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Unread 01-10-07, 08:47 AM  
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Originally posted by GeneralWurst
Sorry, the keybinding issue just sucks, first the stance issue now this....changing to antoher bar mod.
Sorry to hear that. I'll tell you now though that every bar mod out there has issues, just as Bongos does. Bar mods are quite complicated, and thus there's alot of chance for bugs.


Tuller:
7.1.10 works much better than the previous 7x versions. Profiles seem to load (for me at least) as they should.

1. Keys can be bound, though it took a UI reload to get the keybindings to stick (before the reload, sometime a key would simply refuse to be bound, without producing any errors or such), while other times the key I wanted to bind would activate an action instead of binding.

2. Keybindings, however, don't work reliably once bound. I don't know if it has anything to do with moving items within my bags as mentioned by someone else below, but the bindings work for a while, and then simply stop.

Getting better though!
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Unread 01-10-07, 08:30 AM  
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Hi

My problem is with the Stance (im Warrior) - I can't make actionbar swap when i change stance i.e like when going from battlestance to defensiv stance i still have the Battlestance actionkeys just greyed out and not getting the defensiv actionkeys, same go for Berserk Stance.

Sorry my English isn't the best, but i hope you understand what i mean.
PS. This should be bug report, but can't seem to be able to post there atm.
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Unread 01-10-07, 07:17 AM  
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Downloaded today's version of Bongos and when I log on all the key bindings work and the bars are in the correct position except all i can see of the bars is the borders to each button but nothing showing which skill is being used per button. In some cases its not empty but just black.

I tried reverting to yesterdays version which obviously reset all my positions and key bindings but it didn't fix the no picture problem.

Do you know if there will be a quick fix for this or should i revert to the old bongos for now?

edit: Now i'm not sure if its Bongos or just Blizz. Icons have disappeared not only from action bars but also from my skills page, talents page and my bags. For a second i thought my epic mounts had been deleted. Put my cursor over them to check and they were still there just without the pic *Wipes sweat from brow*

edit2: I've been reading ElitistJerks forum and it seems to be a problem people are having even when not using Bongos. Someone mentioned its been happening a lot on Beta and it generally happens when you tab out like i do on the char loading screen.
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Sorry, the keybinding issue just sucks, first the stance issue now this....changing to antoher bar mod.
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Unread 01-10-07, 04:15 AM  
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glitch

I am liking the adaptability of this mod, but I have this problem, which took me a while to single out. I knew that something was causing the keybindings not to work, and found that if I opened my inventory with a hotkey, then changed a piece of equipment out by right-clicking it, then closed the inventory, the keybindings stopped working. If I logout, then back in, they work until I open my inventory and move something around, then shut down. I'm sure this isn't the only thing that's causing the glitch, but it is a specific instance. Hope it helps.

Another thing that I discovered: If I open the Bongos options menu, add a keybinding, and close it, the keybindings don't work. If I change something, anything, apparently, in Blizzard's keybindings menu, whether it be what key makes you jump, etc., Bongos'll let me use one keybinding properly, i.e., summon a dreadsteed, and then shuts em all down again.

Also, I cleaned out the bindings-cache.wtf file, disabled all other addons, and performed the experiment several times, so it isn't a compatability problem, and the fix posted earlier in the forum didn't work.

Great mod, just sucks I can't use it.
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Unread 01-10-07, 02:51 AM  
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Displaying a bar at the same time as docking it

There was a feature from v6 of Bongos that didn't make it to v7 of Bongos that I used. Let me try to explain this as best as I can.

QUICK SUMMARY:

I am wondering if it's possible to restore the ability to display each of the docked bars in other locations of the screen, while still maintaining the bar-swapping functionality when you change stances.

In Bongos 6, you could display a bar somewhere on the screen, but also have it replace another one so it could be activated by another set of hotkeys.

DETAILS IN CASE THE SUMMARY ISN'T CLEAR:

I use 8 rectangular bars, with 15 buttons each.

I arrange four of them in 5 col x 3 row patterns at the bottom of my screen (they visually correspond with my Nostromo n52). The "dock" in the lower-left corner is my major function bar, controlled by my left hand and I set my stances to it - Caster (1), Cat (2), and Bear (3).

To the right of the main dock, I have a bar that I active with my Nostromo's BLUE state that I call the BLUE bar (4). To the right of the BLUE bar is a RED bar (5). To the right of the red bar is a bar that I click on with the mouse (MOUSE bar, 6).

I also have a floating block for a GREEN state (7) and a set on the right hand side of the screen for professions (8).

Got all of that?

Now, since I don't have enough bars, I double the RED bar (5) as a Prowl bar. I put three buttons for pouncing.

Now, the problem is as follows.

In Bongos 6, I set up the bars such that the Prowl bar would display in Position 1 (on the now-called dock), but would also remain in the RED bar position at the bottom of my screen. I don't remember the exact configuration settings I did to set this up, but it was definitely possible.

However, with Bongos 7, if I want to use a Prowl bar, I have to drag the RED bar (5) on top of the Dock, and then set it to show only when Prowling. However, when I'm NOT prowling, I can no longer display Bar 5 in its original position at the centre of my screen.


Anything you can tell me to get this kind of configuration again?

P.S. My keybindings don't save, either.

P.P.S. Thank you for writing such a wonderful, configurable mod.
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Unread 01-10-07, 01:16 AM  
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sorta got bindings to work, but I had to go into the saved variables lua file & put them in that way... but after like 20 min I couldnt use the bindings anymore =/
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Unread 01-10-07, 01:10 AM  
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Originally posted by Aeroxima
You got it mostly right. Make it so bar 1 is set to not show in cat/bear form, and for the docked page to show in only the feral form.
Gotcha, thank you so much. Was pulling my hair out on this one lol. Had a feeling I was close but couldn't put 2 and 2 together. Thank you again.
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Originally posted by Wownub
...bar 2 is my catform. With that I have checked; cat and I have it docked with bar one. Now in theory according to your vague directions with this mod, when I click catform, it should shapeshift to my bar with my catform buttons, but it doesn't. I need help.
You got it mostly right. Make it so bar 1 is set to not show in cat/bear form, and for the docked page to show in only the feral form.
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Ung your directions are so confusing. You really should have a readme or a detailed website set up for your mod. Ok for my druid. First bar I have set up for my casting ie; moonfire, starfire, etc. I have clicked: Caster, Aquatic, Travel, Moonkin/Tree of life, Flight, and Page 2. I have docked with that (just to start off with cause I can't for the life of me get the shapeshifting to work with this mod), bar 2 is my catform. With that I have checked; cat and I have it docked with bar one. Now in theory according to your vague directions with this mod, when I click catform, it should shapeshift to my bar with my catform buttons, but it doesn't. I need help.
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Hi Tuller! Thanks for updating this. Seems whenever I log in the actionbars, cast bar,and pet bar slightly move. Even though I saved the profile and loaded it too....

Edit: Now its completely resetting cuz I got booted from the server... but reset when I loaded the profile.
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The keybinding problem

I can bind everything mostly normally, but when I tried to bind ; (semicolon), it says it bound it but it doesn't actually do it. The label doesn't come on the key, and from there on out bad things start happening (though no errors). Since ; is used in code, I would guess that might be something to do with it?

After a restart it mostly works normally, though sometimes I get certain things reverted to default bindings, except for that ; key. It just refuses to bind.

I think it's a cause of a lot of problems going on.

Edit: This is with version 7110b
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cant get keybindings to save... the bindings option doesnt seem to do anything =(
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Having problems with blizzards default XP bars stills showing up with Bongos XP installed and working. Not sure why it is doing this, am using version 7.1.10b
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