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TinyTip  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 30100
by: Thrae [More]

I am not currently working on TinyTip and cannot guarantee it will ever get updated for Cataclysm. I recommend Leatrix Tooltip for low resource usage and TipTac or TipTop for a more featureful option, but with more resource usage. Thank you for your patronage.

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What is TinyTip? Well, it started out as just a simple upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini and exploded from there. Now it shares no code with what it used to be, becoming something more, while still staying true to its name. The core of TinyTip is basically just an upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini, a small file around 24KB. The more modules you allow to load, the more this value increases. The goal of TinyTip is to allow you to mix and match your modules while keeping the smallest memory footprint possible. All TinyTip addons are optional.

Anyway, as you can guess, TinyTip changes the look of your GameTooltip. Here are the features found in core:


- Required only for interoperability between TinyTip addons.
- Required by TinyTipOptions and nothing else so far.

TinyTipBasic (core formating)
- Name, backdrop, and border (optional) colouring by reaction (Hostile, Friendly, etc.)
- Class coloured with raid colours.
- Level coloured by difficulty.
- Creature Type (Imp, Cat) given for Pets.
- UnitClassification (Humanoid, Undead, etc.) given for NPCs.
- Elite Status (Elite, Rare, WorldBoss, Rare Elite) added when applicable.
- (Tapped) for Tapped, (Corpse) for Corpse
- Optional Guild Names displayed. (on by default)
- Optional backdrop coloring for friends and guildies. (on by default)
- Optional Honor Rank Name or Number. (on by default)
- Optional "Hostile", "Friendly", etc. reaction text for the colour-blind. (off by default)
- Optional Compact Tooltip mode.
- English, German, French, and Chinese localization, and partial support for other clients.

- Positioning Options (Anchoring, Offsets)

- Who's targetting your tooltip mob?

In LoadOnDemand Addon TinyTipOptions

GUI Options, use /tinytip or /ttip to bring up the menu.
Only loaded if you use that slash command.


Q: TinyTip is preventing another tooltip addon from working.
A: Go into that other addon's TOC file and add/change this line to include TinyTip.

## OptionalDeps:

Q: Help! I'm getting incredibly long / infinite load times with TinyTipExtras / TinyTipOptions!
A: There is a bug with Ace2 addons (specifically, AceLibrary) which was fixed in the latest revision. If possible, update your addons.

Q: I'm getting an error from TinyTip, or an option isn't working right.
A: 1) Disable all other addons and see if the problem still occurs.
2) Check my WoWI portal to see if it's a known issue, and for updates.
3) Maybe your files are corrupt. Delete TinyTip, TinyTipExtras, and TinyTipOptions, then re-download them and install from stratch.
4) Your Saved Variable database may have gotten corrupt somehow. Try using /tinytip default and then /tinytip confirm to reset it.
5) If resetting your options doesn't work, exit WoW, delete all your Saved Variable files for TinyTip (global and per character), then restart WoW.
6) Leave a bug report on my WoWI portal.

Q: Where's the secret cow option?
A: There is no secret cow option.

Changelog (Release)

Changes in v30100
- Updated TOC as the basic TinyTip modules have been confirmed working.
- Fixed a small bug in guild lines.
- Removed modules from TinyTip (core) as people expressed problems with them. Use the standalone versions.

Changes in v1.4.16
- Thanks to twobits and copystring, we now not only have full 3.x compatibility, but we also have a new TinyTipOptions. It's included in the zip as a separate addon.

Changes in v1.4.12
- Thanks to many people for updating this addon on the Wowace SVN while I was away. Here's the official release. It still has a few bugs in it that I'll sort out in the next few weeks, as I work on an overhaul with new features. I'll try to keep you people up-to-date.

Changes in v1.4.11
- I suggest you delete your folders and do a fresh install of this version, as the locations of some embedded libraries have changed.
- Restructed string concat to use .. instead of string.format, should be a tiny bit faster. Now using AceHook embedded into the core instead of TinyTipExtras, this should hopefully fix stack overflow issues and increase compatibility. Cleaned up a little bit of code.
- "SmoothBorder" added, changes alpha and size of both border and background to Tem's wishes.
- modified zhCN localization for TinyTip. (hk2717)
- Proper German localization for TinyTipOptions and TinyTipExtras
- Proper Chinese localization (zhCN) for TinyTipOptions (hk2717)

Changes in v1.4.10
- Should no longer cause stack overflow errors if TinyTipExtras is disabled or none of its functions are used.
- Added UnitIsCorpse check for dead units, and switched from using AceHook by default to using TinyTip hooks by default.
- Now explicitly calls GameTooltip_ClearMoney() in its hooked OnTooltipCleared script.
- Added MobInfo2 and MonkeyQuest as LoadWith dependants. (You should not need to edit their TOC files anymore).
- Scaling issues upon reload/zoning in should now be fixed.
- TinyTipExtras - Just in case you have a tooltip that doesn't use SetDefaultAnchor and isn't GameTooltip, I've included a way to force anchoring through a static table. You will have to manually edit TinyTipExtras.lua to use this option.
- TinyTipExtras - Raid Target Icon scale now defaults to 0.1.
- TinyTipExtras - Chinese Locals Review (yzerman)

Changes in v1.4.9
- Anchors will now only use the default game offset if you have GAMEDEFAULT set.
- Added tiny hack to fix that one tiny, weeny, 1 pixel offset when mousing over PvP-Enabled characters.
- Tooltip will now properly uncompact after being compacted.
- HideRace will now also hide the Creature Type/Classification. As well, you can now use 1-2 ASCII character keys for elite, rare, and other classifications instead of printing the whole word.
- TinyTip will really not reset your scale anymore. Really.
- TinyTipExtras - Now uses AceHook-2.0, and will override TinyTip's lazy method of hooking (and therefore ALWAYS load TinyTipExtras) unless UseTinyTipHook is set to true.

Changes in v1.4.8
- Scaling for extra features won't reset themselves anymore.

Changes in v1.4.7
- Offsets will now start from the default game offset if you have GAMEDEFAULT set.
- Fixed PvP Rank Icons showing up for NPCs, and fixed problems with adding lines on dead players.
- Added the option to separately position and scale PvP Rank Icon, Raid Target Icon, Buff Icons, and Debuff Icons. Additionally, the Raid Target Icon now defaults to either taking the spot of the PvP Rank Icon, or going beneath the PvP Rank Icon. And fixed another anchoring bug.
- Fixed string.find error with PvP Rank Number.

Changes in v1.4.6
- Raid Target Icon is now 70% smaller.
- Fixed error when setting Extra Tooltip offsets.

Changes in v1.4.5
- Really,really,REALLY fixed Raid Target Icon. Really.

Changes in v1.4.4
- Fixed last of the last of the RTIcon bugs
- HideInFrames will now really, really stop the tooltip from re-appearing when exiting a frame.
- You can now choose to apply TinyTip's custom anchoring to custom tooltips (which use SetDefaultAnchor).

Changes in v1.4.3
- Cleaned up last of the Raid Target Icon bugs. Sorry.

Changes in v1.4.2
- Fixed "attempt to compare string with number" error

Changes in v1.4.1
- Typo in TinyTipExtras

Changes in v1.4
- Total redesign. Fixes galore. Please delete your TinyTip folder before installing!
- MobInfo2, MonkeyQuest, and any other addon that alters the tooltip should now work fine.
- Split off addon into TinyTip, LoadOnDemand TinyTipOptions (GUI), LoadOnDemand TinyTipExtras (more superfluous features). Look at the Changelogs for these mods for more information. Remember, LoadOnDemand means the addon is only loaded if needed.
- Added Compact Mode.
- You can now display Rank # _after_ the name.
- Better FadeOut support.
- SMART anchoring is now STICKY.
- TinyTipTargets and TinyTipIcons are now part of TinyTipExtras.

Changes in v1.3
- SMARTCURSOR should now ignore your offsets.
- SMARTOFFSETCURSOR should now accept your offsets when not over a unit frame.

Changes in v1.29
- Addon renamed from TinyTip to !TinyTip, this will allow it to work with MobInfo2 and MonkeyQuest.
- Fixed Target of Raid members bug I introduced in the last revision.
- Added uColorBorder, which colors the border the same as the backdrop. This is turned on by default.
- Added uDisplayPvPRankIcon, which will display the PvP icon to the top-left of your tooltip. This turned off by default.
- Reworked tooltip_format AGAIN. Now it will erase your current tooltip and remake it. This has increased the initial memory size by 10KB.

Changes in v1.25
- Added [R#] for Rank Number notation. This is now the default. You can use the old
notation with Rank Name by setting uDisplayRank = 1.
- Added new option, uJustifyName, to justify the unit's name.

Changes in v1.24
- Rare Elite coloring fixed.
- Removed redundant call to tooltip_format, making it twice as fast!
- MobInfo2 support added, but not tested.

Changes in v1.23
- Added option to not display "Level" with uDisplayLevelText.
- Added option to skip NPC's information line with uDisplayInfoLine.
- Added option to not display a player's race with uDisplayRace.

Changes in v1.22
- Fixed >9 error. Now the default is also to not use this feature.
- My earlier reaction hack didn't work, changed it back to a slightly less efficient but more correct method.
This will fix coloring problems. However, it makes uAlwaysColorBackdrop unusable, so I removed it in this version.
- Fixed small error that you'll probably never see.

Changes in v1.2
- Basically rewrote tooltip_format to make it safer, tighter, and better. If you were getting any errors before, they should be gone.
- Changed the way hooks to the tooltip were done.
- Added (Tapped) for tapped NPCs.
- Added code from PerfectTooltip into TinyTip, with credit to cladhaire. This code allows a new option to make the tooltip ALWAYS stick to the mouse. This is the default setting.
- Added option to not play with anchoring at all.
- Removed positioning offset options, we really need a GUI settings window for that.
- Even with all that, only increased filesize to 18KB
- Added Todo: TinyTipOptions, a GUI settings window

Changes in v1.102
- Fix for German localization was adverted by typo. Fixed. Dunno about localization, you Deustchlanders keep me in touch!

Changes in v1.1
- New option to show the # of party members targeting the unit rather then each name. Use 2 instead of 1.
- New option to color backdrop for friends and guildies.
- Your guild name will now be a different color (if the above option isn't set).
- UPDATE_MOUSEOVER_UNIT likes to be fired more then once. Implemented evil string check even though I know I already put it there. Should fix double guild name problems.
- Tightened code, other bug fixes. Up to 16KB, ack.
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Unread 07-22-06, 11:12 PM  
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Latest issued bugs have been fixed with v1.4.3. Sorry!
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Unread 07-22-06, 08:28 PM  
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getting this with the new version when reloading the UI

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Error: Interface\AddOns\TinyTipExtras\TinyTipIcons.lua:68: attempt to index a nil value
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Interface\AddOns\TinyTipExtras\TinyTipIcons.lua:69: Attempt to find 'this' in non-table object (used '.' instead of ':' ?)

It's making it so I can't see Pvp rank icons next to the tooltip, and also creating a white bar where the Mana/Rage/Energy bar should be.

[Edit] Okay, so now it just seems to be losing random features everytime i reload my UI. Sometimes it has mana bars, sometimes not, sometimes it wont bind to the cursor, sometimes it will, etc... Please help! This mod looks perfect for me!
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Version 1.4 released. All old bugs fixed, possibly new ones added. Enjoy!

@rberry88 - MobInfo-2 works for me with v1.4. I did have to do some tweaking with the Extra Tooltip.
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Unread 07-20-06, 03:01 AM  
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Exclamation Re: Mob Info 2


For some reason even with the newest version off SVN 5151,5190 I can't get MI2 to work. I have included TinyTip as a optional dependency in MI2 toc and tried without. I have deleted saved var files etc as well. I have made sure I get all files from SVN (all externals and options and extras folders to) and dont have any other probs all works well including huntershelper. Please let me no how to get this working as if I select extra tooltip options for extrenal addons I get a new tooltip that screws up Auctioneer etc and still doesn't show the information anyway. Also is it suppose to show loot drops like MI2 supports as well as health etc? Anyway love the addon would just like to know how to get MI2 working pretty please.

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Unread 07-11-06, 06:14 PM  
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Version 1.4 coming soon.

So Far:

- The options for TinyTip are now a separate addon called TinyTipOptions which is LoadOnDemand. This means it takes up no memory until you use /ttip.
- TinyTipOptions has a GUI for changing settings.
- With the GUI settings window comes more flexibility, so more options for existing settings.
- You can now have an "Extra Tooltip" for information added by other addons and/or TinyTip.
- You can add Buffs and Debuffs to the tooltip.

- Code has been greatly streamlined.
- Tons and tons of fixes to existing settings.
- A very popular fix perhaps - MobInfo2 support, et. all is back. Their information can either go into GameTooltip as normal, or the new "Extra Tooltip".
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Unread 07-10-06, 10:44 AM  
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When i use TinyTip i get the <Guild> and the Target info twice!

Any solution to this? I use the latest version, 1.3.2.


EDIT: Guess what.. I forgot to delete the "!tinytip" folder. It's working as intended now
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Unread 07-08-06, 11:22 AM  
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Needs to anchor other tooltips like herb/mining nodes to the same place as unit anchor. It's getting there, but TipBuddy is still better just because I can put all tooltips in one place. I simply cannot stand mouse anchor, it's so incredibly annoying, and it seems like almost everyone making a tooltip addon loves it.
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Very dissapointing, anchoring simple doesnt work

you cant anchor this tooltip anywhere expet cursor or default blizzard anchoring place, bottomright.


it works, but it was a bit tricky to make it do so. i purged all anchoring settings then did /console reloadui and after that it start working
you cant set offx and offy if you dont use any /ttip anchor option - you should first use /ttip anchor (top,bottom whatever) then use offx offy option to tweak it

the saddesst thing, it works only with mousover targets, but action bar tooltips still appear at default blizzard location
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Alright, i still cant get the fadeout to happen for me, and this time i dug into the code to check it out. And tbh, i dont see how the current code, atleast for me, could ever work for fadeout. The event you use UPDATE_MOUSEOVER_UNIT, only fires when you mouseover a target, it never fires when you mouseout of a target. Which would mean that the first if condition will always be true no matter what. I doublechecked by adding debuggin code for the event and it never ever triggers for when you mouseout of a target, only when you aquire the target.

So is this only me that cant make tooltip fadeout work, or am i missing something very obvious?
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Exclamation MI2 and GFW-Hunters Helper still not working!!!


Great addon have now dumped Tipbuddy so thanks for making this appreciate it heaps.

I am still having problems like others with Mob info 2 and GFW Hunters Helper. I have added to their Toc files the optional dependeny of TinyTip as you have instructed as to do but it hasn't worked at all sorry to say. Monkey Quest worked well after changing its Toc though which is great. i don't know if changing TinyTip to !TinyTip would help to load it before the others like you have done once b4? Anyway any suggestion would be appreciated as I really do miss these to functions. Hope you can help me and others that want this to work with MI2 and Hunters Helper. Also if those of you who have got it working lets us know what you have done incase it is something esle apart from updating the Toc file please.

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So you really cant anchor the cursor to a specific part of the screen?!
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Unread 07-05-06, 07:10 AM  
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hi but this version doesn't work with Mobinfo 2 ^^
can u fix?^^
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Thanks for 1.3, your mod rocks!

Would it be possible to make the background color of guildies and friends slightly darker? As it is now it's too light IMO, glows and makes the text inside tooltip hard to read.
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Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTip.lua:419: attempt to call global `TinyTipUtil_InitDB' (a nil value)

And my FrameXML.log contains :

7/4 13:55:49.150 Loading add-on TinyTip
7/4 13:55:49.150 ** Loading table of contents Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTip.toc
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipLocale_frFR.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipLocale_deDE.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipLocale_enEN.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipUtil.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipAnchor.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipTargets.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipIcons.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipChatLocale_frFR.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipChatLocale_deDE.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipChatLocale_enEN.lua
7/4 13:55:49.150 Error loading Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTipChat.lua

So something isnt right =/
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