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== Introduction ==

SimpleCombatLog is a mod which replaces the default combat logs with shorter, colored ones.

The reformatted message removes all unnecessary words so that it's faster to read what information you want rapidly when the combat log is scrolling very fast, in addition it colors the names differently when the name is you, raid, party, pet or whatever, colors the spell damage by element type etc

Even though it's supposed to be simple, the message replacements are complete, which means whatever you can read on that combat log chat frame, SimpleCombatLog should be able to catch it and displays a shorter one.

Despite the name, SimpleCombatLog is very customizable. SimpleCombatLog currently supports the following customizations:
- Filters: filter by event, message type and unitid.
- Colors: set the colors for each spell element, unitid, etc.
- Format: all the displayed combat logs can be customized.
- Watch list: watch for specific name / skill in the combat logs, which has higher priority than Filters.


== How do the filters work? ==

There are 3 kinds of filter : event (Blizzard event), type (message category) and name (unitid).

First the events decide what messages will be received. If you disable an event, SimpleCombatLog won't receive messages belong to that event at all, which will improve performance. However, I suggest you do not touch these unless you're very sure what messages are fired from each event.

Second, when SimpleCombatLog receives a combat message, SimpleCombatLog checks what kinds of message it is, and checks the TYPE filter, if that type filter is not turned on, the message will be filtered. For example, turning off 'heal' filter will filter out all heals and HoTs.

"Gain" is something like "You gain 50 mana from Blessing of Wisdom" and "Your pet gains 50 happiness from Feed Pet effect".

"Drain" is "Someone's Viper Sting drains 50 mana from you." and "Your Mana Tap drains 50 mana from your pet, you gain 50 mana."

Hit, Heal, Miss, Cast should be obvious.

Finally, if the message have name(s), SimpleCombatLog tries to find out it's unitid, and only when the unitid match any of the NAME filter it'll be displayed. For example, to receive messages related to you and your pet, only turn on 'you' and 'pet' name filter, which in fact means the unitid 'player' and 'pet'.


== Usage ==

Type '/scl' in game to show a list of slash commands.

Alt-RightClick a ChatFrameTab to show the configuration menu for that ChatFrame. The settings in SimpleCombatLog are saved per-char, per-ChatFrame.

If you customized a ChatFrame to the way you like, you will want to import those settings to another character, in this case you can use the Theme features in SimpleCombatLog.


== Themes ==

A theme is the combination of all the settings for a ChatFrame. By default SimpleCombatLog loads the 'default' theme for ChatFrame2. You can set a ChatFrame to load another theme by the configuration menu.

If you did any modifications to the settings of a ChatFrame, you'll see the 'save theme' option in the configuration menu, which will save the current settings as a theme. Themes are global to all characters, so if you have a combatlog customization which wants to be used among multiple characters, you can save it as a theme, and have the characters to load that theme.

You may overwrite or delete predefined themes. But in the case of deleting a predefined theme, it'll be loaded back on the next time you log in your character. So if you have modified the predefined themes and want to have them change back to the default values, simply delete the theme and relog/reloadui.
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wow that was a fast reply ... i never even looked im so use to moveanything lol thanks

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Re: Feature Request

It's already there for you, try /scl optionbutton


Originally posted by skoodat
i use move anything to move things and hide ui stuff i love the idea with the minimap button but i need to set it up once and get rid of it lol ...... a hide minimap button option would be nice....... everytime i use move anything to hide the button everytime i relog in i can see it there again lol
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Question Feature Request

i use move anything to move things and hide ui stuff i love the idea with the minimap button but i need to set it up once and get rid of it lol ...... a hide minimap button option would be nice....... everytime i use move anything to hide the button everytime i relog in i can see it there again lol
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Originally posted by sh0e
im a bit scared of "simpleCombatLog" getting to huge..
pls keep it simple and do not waste time, ending up like hitsmode ;(
I consider this mod's features completed now. It supports all combat logs, it is fully customizable, what else can I add? How about the mod play some music when you scores a critical hit?

Of course I'll continue to fix bugs, and do some minor tailoring when being requested.
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im a bit scared of "simpleCombatLog" getting to huge..
pls keep it simple and do not waste time, ending up like hitsmode ;(
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Added minimap button, right click the sausage for option drop down.
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Thanks for the info, I'll go try them later when I got some free time.

I did go download ChatBox though, it hides ChatMenuButton so you can't right click, but I still can't reproduce the stack overflow bug with ChatBox turned on.

Anyway the stack overflow bug is from the suppressing part, so I removed it in 0.4.1
I won't add this feature back before I can reproduce the bug and fixed it totally, so for now you should disable the default messages manually.


Originally posted by Jayblah
The only things I can think of that affect the chat panes are the following mods which I use:

idChat
idChatScroll
idChatPlayerNames
idTimeStamps
idChatTellTarget
idChatButtons

You can grab all of them from here if you want to test: http://digigen.nl/~Industrial/games/...dActionBar.php

I'm sure other people are using other addons that do the same thing to their chat panes. Another popular alternative is ChatBox, you can find that at ui.worldofwar.net.
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New error found in latest version:

SimpleCombatLog.lua:171: attempt to perform arithmetic on field `b' (a nil value)

If it helps: This occurred as I entered Stealth. That's about all I can tell you as to how I got it. Haven't gotten it to repeat.
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The only things I can think of that affect the chat panes are the following mods which I use:

idChat
idChatScroll
idChatPlayerNames
idTimeStamps
idChatTellTarget
idChatButtons

You can grab all of them from here if you want to test: http://digigen.nl/~Industrial/games/...dActionBar.php

I'm sure other people are using other addons that do the same thing to their chat panes. Another popular alternative is ChatBox, you can find that at ui.worldofwar.net.
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If there are addons who disable the chat menu button, then it's not a good idea to hook the menu to that. I guess I'll just make a minimap buton, that's not a big problem.

For now I seriouesly need some more feedbacks on the stack overflow bug, since I can't reproduce it myself.

What other mods are you running for those who have the stack overflow bug?
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Hmm, I can't reproduce the stack overflow bug. I have to guess it's some conflicts with another addon.

Before I can find out what are casuing the problems I'll comment out the suppressing of default combat log.

I added /scl option to manually open the configuration window, but I'm not very sure if the menu will still show up or not when some other addons disabled ChatFrameMenuButton, please give it a try and tell me if it works.
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Latest version doesn't work correctly.

Latest version has the following errors:

SimpleCombatLog.lua:304: stack overflow error as previously mentioned

I have a Chat menu button but option doesn't show up. I am running !ChatBox though.

See red message in chat log that DewdropLib is not available, graphics options not available.

I get no regular chat messages now except startup ones.

onlyself option no longer works.
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Likewise, latest version continues to give the overflow error:

SimpleCombatLog.lua:304: stack overflow
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Also, many of us are running mods that disable the buttons on the chatpane so we can't right click the Chat Icon. Please implement a popup GUI accessible by a command line input.
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It's also horribly buggy, and i continually get Stack Overflows from Line 304 of your LUA.
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Simple Combat Log 0.4

Version 0.4 is up, it has complete configuration which you can customize whatever messages you want to see, and the coloring.

To open the menu, right click on the Chat Menu Button on main chat frame (see picture).

In addition if you don't like any of the message format, you can always edit customization.lua with a text editor.

Localizations are also separated into localization.lua.

I consider this addon now features complete, and will be fixing bugs only unless some additional features are requested.
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