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Version: 2.3.2 - r169
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EBB provides groups of statusbar style indicators to show (de)buffs currently affecting your char or some other units (currently focus, pet and target). For the player, it can also show indicators for temporary enchants place on it's weapons.

Due to changes Blizzard made with WoW 4.x it's no longer possible to cancel buffs without the use of secure frames. Currently EBB limits canceling of buffs to out-of-fight since using SecureAuraHeader would have required a major code restructuring. This will be coming in a later version.

Version 2.x is a total recode based on the Ace2 framework which became necessary in order to support some of the longtime wanted and suggested features.
It's now possible to show different groups of bars which can be configured in many ways. Each group can be assigned an individual look and filter settings.
EBB can be configured via a dropdown menu which is accessible via chat (/ebb config), FuBar plugin or (for the group settings) by right clicking the groups anchor.
After setting up a group, its anchor can be hidden by alt-left clicking a bar or the anchor itself in order to lock the group in place.

In order to get additional bar textures and fonts for EBB simply install SharedMedia which is available for download under http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/sharedmedia.aspx

If you have bug reports or feature request, create a ticket: http://www.wowace.com/projects/elkbuffbars/create-ticket/
You can also check my thread at the WoWAce forums: http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=5290
The most recent development version of EBB is available directly from the WoWAce SVN via http://www.wowace.com/projects/elkbuffbars/files/
2.3.2 - r169 | 2012/08/30
- updated for WoW 5.0.4
- anchor visibility no longer depends on configuration mode
- changed time formats (now including 1/10s if length < 1min)

2.3.0 - r165 | 2010/12/10
- updated for WoW 4.x
- buff canceling currently only out-of-fight

2.2.5 - r150 | 2009/08/14
- updated TOC for 3.2
- reduced garbage generation (thx Antiarc)

2.2.4 - r149 | 2009/04/20
- pushed TOC 30100
- changes for detection of selfcast buffs (player, pet, vehicle)
- some code to prevent "TexCoord out of range"; no idea why it happened at all :/

some other changes since r73803 release:
- added an optional spark to the bars
- added scaling
- added shift-click-instering to chat editbox
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Old 03-07-08, 09:05 AM  
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Originally posted by Elkano
LibSharedMedia-3.0 is embedded into EBB on SVN, so you only need it as seperate download if you run disembedded.
What I was talking about is SharedMedia -> http://files.wowace.com/SharedMedia/SharedMedia.zip
Downloaded that, but your missing some fonts that I had used before, DestructoBeamBB and DesignerBlock

Edit: Is there a way for me to add these myself into your SharedMedia? I know NOTHING about coding LUA or any of that.. and the information in your MyMedia file confuses me.
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Old 03-07-08, 04:27 AM  
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LibSharedMedia-3.0 is embedded into EBB on SVN, so you only need it as seperate download if you run disembedded.
What I was talking about is SharedMedia -> http://files.wowace.com/SharedMedia/SharedMedia.zip
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Old 03-06-08, 05:09 PM  
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Originally posted by Elkano
ElkBuffBars never had any additional bar textures besides Blizzard's default one.
The other textures you could use are accessed via a libary (LibSharedMedia) which I updated to a newer version. SharedMedia injects a whole bunch of additional textures into that library so make sure you have it installed and updated to the latest version, too, if you used textures it provided.
Just did that, doesn't work. I downloaded Lib 2.0 and 3.0, which was something I never had before now.. and never needed.

Edit: On top of that, there are some setting missing from the Config Menu, Buffs, to Debuffs, to Tracking.. They are all blank
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Old 03-06-08, 02:54 PM  
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Originally posted by Necrun
I just update Elknobuffbar from Aceupdater and all the texuters for the bars are missing any1 is having this problem too ?
ElkBuffBars never had any additional bar textures besides Blizzard's default one.
The other textures you could use are accessed via a libary (LibSharedMedia) which I updated to a newer version. SharedMedia injects a whole bunch of additional textures into that library so make sure you have it installed and updated to the latest version, too, if you used textures it provided.
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Old 03-06-08, 08:42 AM  
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I just update Elknobuffbar from Aceupdater and all the texuters for the bars are missing any1 is having this problem too ?
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Old 03-01-08, 02:24 PM  
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For whatever reason whenever a poison or lure runs out it extends the bar across the screen for about 3-5 seconds then it goes away. Why does this happen?
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Old 02-27-08, 09:47 AM  
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Didn't realize groups could be attached/stacked together the way they can, thought each group was seperate and placing them close together would lead to a messy mass of overlapping buffs and debuffs.

For those who don't know placing the buff anchors near each other results in them snapping in place and growing/shrinking together.
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Old 02-27-08, 02:39 AM  
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Originally posted by -Dragon-
Yes it did. Greatly even. Before, EBB would rarely work if most other aura related addons weren't disabled, despite the fact that others like CTBB worked fine. I'm very happy to say EBB is my new primary buff monitor.

About the only other change at this point I could recommend is assigning different colors to different buff categories in the same group, and possibly sorting by category. For example tench buffs at top in purple, with normal buffs under that in blue, and debuffs below that in red, each category sub-sorted by duration, but all one group. Unless there's already a way to do that and I haven't figured it out yet.
Well, that's exactly what groups are for...

and wrt CTBB not being affected: that's not true... there are reports of similar 'bugs' with CTBB... it happens depending on load order of the addons.
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Old 02-26-08, 10:16 PM  
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Originally posted by Elkano
One of the addons that fails wrt showing/hiding the Blizzard buffs and thus can break that part of EBB seems to be DoTTimer or rather it's PlayerAura module.

I wonder if the latest change to EBB made it more robust to such 'evil' addons...
Yes it did. Greatly even. Before, EBB would rarely work if most other aura related addons weren't disabled, despite the fact that others like CTBB worked fine. I'm very happy to say EBB is my new primary buff monitor.

About the only other change at this point I could recommend is assigning different colors to different buff categories in the same group, and possibly sorting by category. For example tench buffs at top in purple, with normal buffs under that in blue, and debuffs below that in red, each category sub-sorted by duration, but all one group. Unless there's already a way to do that and I haven't figured it out yet.
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Old 02-26-08, 01:06 AM  
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One of the addons that fails wrt showing/hiding the Blizzard buffs and thus can break that part of EBB seems to be DoTTimer or rather it's PlayerAura module.

I wonder if the latest change to EBB made it more robust to such 'evil' addons...
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Old 02-22-08, 12:42 AM  
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Originally posted by Furyform
Has there been any update on this problem? I have been having the same issue. The only other mod I can think of that I have enabled with the capability of showing buffs is ag_unitframes, I got rid of xperl a while ago.
Doesn't appear the version here has been updated, however the SVN version hosted at wowace.com has been updated, I'm currently using it, and it seems to be working great so far.
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Old 02-15-08, 11:30 PM  
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I find elks buff bar doesnt like TipBuddy or vice versea when i hover over a buff i get an open box
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Old 02-15-08, 01:49 AM  
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hi, i was wondering if it was possible to use the default blizzard buffs/debuffs for myself, and ELK Buff bars for my target. ive tried playing around but couldnt find anything to turn on blizz's default buff/debuff

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Old 02-14-08, 10:05 AM  
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Originally posted by -Dragon-
I've been having an odd problem since installing EBB, where actual buffs don't display consistantly in EBB, tho they seem to work fine in any other buff/aura manager I try. I'm not 100% sure it's an EBB problem since I have a lot of mods, but like I said others don't seem to have this problem, they just don't look near as good nor have the features I like, and most buff bar authors seem MIA lately, and with 2.4 around the corner I'm being extra careful to only get used to actively supported mods

It's not a consistent problem, but sometimes, quite often actually, the buffs just won't appear in EBB. If I have some other mod that shows them, or even several other mods going at the same time, every other mod will show them. If I disable every other buff mod I can think of EBB starts working again, and I can re-enable the disabled mods and everything works in harmony for a while until EBB decides to cut off again.

I'm not really trying to run multiple buff monitors, most of the addons I'm refering to are like xperl and pitbul which have their own built in buff monitor with no real way to disable just that bit, so I'm not sure if they're putting their own hooks into the UI even if I chose not to display via those addons.

I'm not sure if it has to do with the order the addons load and EBB likes to be first or last and disabling/re-enabling fixes that load order at least for a few tries or something...

Also sometimes it works for some alts and not others, where I switch between two characters, one it works for, the other it doesn't, with all the same addons enabled.

I'm using the wowace SVN copy with an auto updater so it should be up to date.
Has there been any update on this problem? I have been having the same issue. The only other mod I can think of that I have enabled with the capability of showing buffs is ag_unitframes, I got rid of xperl a while ago.
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Old 01-31-08, 08:45 PM  
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Re: Buffbars stopped working

Originally posted by Inqu
Woke up this morning, ran wowaceupdater and behold, elkbuffbars gone.
Log out and check there's a new version of elkbuffbars, updated a minute go, log on double check they are enabled, I tried /ebb config but the cmd wasn't recognized.
Elkbuffbars were definately loaded but I saw no trace of them online.
Sounds like you're having the same problem I am. Some sort of conflict between EBB and another mod maybe, where EBB stops registering buffs, sometimes disabling other mods can get it back sometimes not. Not sure what the problem is, I posted about it a few posts down but no response yet.
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