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Version: 5.7.131
by: Mikord [More]
Announcements:
  • Version 5.7.131 fixes the font changing issue introduced by Patch 5.4.


Description:

MSBT is designed to be an extremely lightweight, efficient, and highly configurable mod that makes it easier to see combat information by scrolling the information on the screen in separate, dynamically creatable scroll areas. It is a replacement for Blizzard's Floating Combat Text and Damage output.


Features:
  • Lightweight and efficient design.
  • Scroll incoming damage/heals, outgoing damage/heals, and notifications in separate configurable scroll areas on the playing field.
  • Display player and pet cooldown completion alerts.
  • Display loot alerts with a total of how many are now in inventory.
  • Add triggers that will allow you to show notifications based on a variety of conditions.
  • Assign a sound file to play for events/triggers.
  • Dynamically create new scroll areas and assign any event/trigger to them.
  • Customize the position, size, animation style, enabled state, font style, font size, font outline, and opacity for each of the scroll areas.
  • Customize each individual event's color, font style, font size, font outline, opacity, output message, enabled state, and scroll area.
  • Set "Master Font" settings that will be inherited by all of the scroll areas and the events in them unless they are overridden at the scroll area or event level.
  • Merge AoE data into one event with cumulative damage/healing done with number of normal and crits specified.
  • Show overhealing amounts against yourself or party/raid members.
  • Color unit names according to their class (including CUSTOM_CLASS_COLORS support).
  • Color damage amounts according to damage type.
  • Show partial effects (resists, absorbs, vulnerabilities, etc) colored according to type.
  • Filter output information with a full suite of spam controls.
  • Load on demand options.
  • For mod developers:
    • Output your own scrolling messages with the MikSBT.DisplayMessage function instead of having to create your own frame and animation code. You can also use your own font by first registering it with MSBT via the MikSBT.RegisterFont function.
    • Create custom animation styles.
    • See the included API.html file for reference information.


Supported Events:
  • Incoming:
    • Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, Reflects, and Interrupts
    • Spell Resists
    • Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Pet Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Pet Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Pet Spell Resists
    • Pet Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Environmental Damage

  • Outgoing:
    • Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, Reflects, Interrupts, and Evades
    • Spell Resists and Buff Dispels
    • Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Pet Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Pet Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Pet Spell Resists and Buff Dispels
    • Pet Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)

  • Notification:
    • Buffs / Buff Stacks / Buff Fades
    • Debuffs / Debuff Stacks / Debuff Fades
    • Item Buffs / Item Buff Fades
    • Enter/Leave Combat
    • Power Gains and Losses
    • Alternate Power Gains and Losses
    • Chi Gains and Chi Full
    • Combo Point Gains and Combo Points Full
    • Holy Power Changes and Holy Power Full
    • Honor Gains
    • Reputation Gains and Losses
    • Skill Gains
    • Experience Gains
    • Killing Blows (Player and NPC)
    • Extra Attacks
    • Soul Shard Creation
    • Enemy Buff Gains
    • Monster Emotes
    • Player, Pet and Item Cooldown Completions

  • Loot:
    • Looted Items
    • Money Gains

  • Default Triggers:
    • All Relevant Classes - Low Health, Low Mana, Low Pet Health
    • Death Knight - Killing Machine, Rime, Rune Strike, Shadow Infusion x5
    • Druid - Berserk, Clearcasting, Eclipse (Lunar), Eclipse (Solar), Owlkin Frenzy, Predator's Swiftness, Shooting Stars
    • Hunter - Kill Shot, Lock and Load
    • Mage - Brain Freeze, Clearcasting, Fingers of Frost, Missile Barrage
    • Monk- Elusive Brew x5, x10, x15, Mana Tea x20, Power Guard x3, Vital Mists x5
    • Paladin - Hammer of Wrath, The Art of War
    • Priest - Clearcasting, Shadow Orb x3
    • Rogue - Blindside
    • Shaman - Clearcasting, Lava Surge, Maelstrom Weapon x5, Tidal Waves
    • Warlock - Backlash, Decimation, Molten Core, Nightfall
    • Warrior - Bloodsurge, Execute, Overpower, Revenge, Sudden Death, Taste for Blood, Victory Rush


Commands:

Code:
/msbt                  Shows the options interface. 
/msbt reset            Resets the current profile to the default settings. 
/msbt disable          Disables the mod. 
/msbt enable           Enables the mod. 
/msbt version          Shows the current version. 
/msbt help             Shows the command usage.

Frequently Asked Questions:

See the FAQ list at MSBT's portal site. http://mikord.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=156&a=faq


Localization Maintainers:

See the list at MSBT's portal site.
http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.p...156&pageid=159

If you are capable and interested in being a maintainer for the localization files for a specific language, please send me a PM. The SVN capabilities here at WoWInterface allow me to provide direct access to the localization files in the repository to make the process easier.
5.7.131
  • Fixed issue introduced with Patch 5.4 where the fonts could not be changed

5.7.130
  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.4.

5.7.129
  • Fixed issue introduced with Patch 5.3 where dispels were showing the skill performing the dispel rather than the one being dispelled.
  • Increased damage and healing maximum spam thresholds to 100,000.
  • Added default trigger for Ultimatum.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.3.

5.7.128
  • Updated parser to support the new amount parameter on applied and removed auras. Thanks to pelf for the patch.

5.7.127
  • Fix issue introduced with Patch 5.2 where dispels were showing the skill performing the dispel rather than the one being dispelled.

5.7.126
  • Modified skill ID for Taste For Blood to reflect the new value.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.2.

5.7.125
  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.1.

5.7.124
  • Fixed issue introduced with Monk Chi changes in Patch 5.1.

5.7.123
  • Fixed an issue where certain power types such as Sha Power and Alternate Power were causing errors.

5.7.122
  • Added new Shadow Orbs Change and Shadow Orbs Full events that act similar to combo points.
  • Removed shadow orbs from standard power gains (e.g. +1 Shadow Orbs) since it is now treated similar to combo points.
  • Removed Shadow Orbs x3 default trigger due to the new Shadow Orbs Full event.
  • Fixed issue where the shorten numbers and group by thousands options were not being applied to overkill amounts.
  • Added default trigger for Blindside.
  • Removed extra exclamation point from druid berserking default trigger.
  • Added missing Italian localization files.

5.7.119
  • Fixed issue where combo point gains and full combo points were not being displayed (reported by dondasch).

5.7.118
  • Updated for Patch 5.0.1 / Mists of Pandaria Beta
    • Monk is now an available class for triggers and class coloring.
    • Added new Chi Change and Chi Full events that act similar to combo points.
    • Added support for dynamic max chi and holy power.
    • Removed chi from standard power gains (e.g. +1 Chi) since it is now treated similar to combo points.
    • Removed the following triggers since they no longer apply: Counterattack, Eradication, Hot Streak, Impact, Riposte, Viper Sting
    • Removed the following skills from default suppressions and throttling since they no longer apply: Arcane Empowerment, Desecration, Ferocious Inspiration, Mana Spring
    • Updated supported power types to include Alternate, Dark Force, Chi (Light Force), Shadow Orbs, Burning Embers, and Demonic Fury.
    • Rewrote code that deals with party and raid members to use the new Blizzard APIs.
    • Updated "Active Talents" trigger condition to use the new Blizzard API.
    • Modified remaining existing triggers to work with their new values.
    • Modified several skill IDs to reflect their new values.
    • Added default trigger for Vital Mists x5.
    • Added default trigger for Mana Tea x20.
    • Added default trigger for Elusive Brew at 5, 10, and 15 stacks.
    • Added default trigger for Power Guard x3.
    • Added new events for Alternate Power Gains and Losses so they may be customized.
    • Added temporary workaround for UnitGUID bug when in a group. Triggers that involve party/raid members will not work currently due to this.
    • Updated environmental damage handler for environmental type changes.
    • Updated TOC for Patch 5.0.4.
  • Added new option to shorten large numbers using si suffixes (32765 displays as 33k).
  • Added new option to separate large numbers into digit groups (32765 dispays as 32,765).
  • Fixed taint issues cause by the _ global variable.
  • Converted class names to use Blizzard provided localizations.
  • Removed old temporary workaround for raid flags added in Patch 4.2.
  • Added Italian localization from Kelhar@Runetotem-EU.

5.6.117
  • Money strings will now show properly on all supported languages.
  • Updated Simplified and Traditional Chinese translations from yleaf.

5.6.113
  • Converted all sounds to .ogg from .mp3.

5.6.112
  • Modified combat event log parser to work with the absorb changes in Patch 4.3.

5.6.111
  • Updated German translations from mojosdojo.
  • Updated Simplified and Traditional Chinese translations from yleaf.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.3.

5.6.108
  • Removed item cooldoown tracking debug print

5.6.107
  • Added support for item cooldowns:
    • Created new event for customizable item cooldown notifications.
    • Added Item Cooldown Complete to the available trigger events.
    • Added Item ID and Item Name condition handling for the main trigger events that support them.
    • Cooldown exclusions now accept skill IDs, item names, and item IDs in addition to skill names.

  • Added monochrome, monochrome + thin, and monochrome + thick to available outline font settings for pixel font lovers.
  • Modified the custom font and sound validation routines to work with arbitrary case extensions.
  • Changed custom font validation error message to a more descriptive message when the font can't be set versus the more generic ttf message.

5.5.106
  • Added option to customize color of shadowflame damage.
  • Added option to customize color of frostfire damage.

5.5.105
  • Modified combat event log parsers to work with the changes in Patch 4.2 without extra indirection.
  • Changed Traditional Chinese default font by yleaf.
  • Updated Simplified and Traditional Chinese translations from yleaf.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.2.

5.5.100
  • Added logic to detect and merge off-hand strikes with main hand strikes.

5.5.99
  • Removed Happiness as an available power type since it no longer exists as of Patch 4.1.
  • Added logic to handle the changed combat log event format in Patch 4.2 on the PTR without breaking the current version (Blizzard is changing it again).
  • Updated LibStub to the latest version (14 Jan 2011, 1.0.1).
  • Updated CallbackHandler to the latest version (14 Jan 2011, 1.0.7).
  • Updated LibSharedMedia to the latest version (05 Nov 2010, 3.0-4).

5.5.98
  • Fixed handling for the always show quest items option that was broken by Patch 4.0.6 (reported by Judgespear).
  • Modified to play sounds even when game sound effects are disabled as allowed by API changes in Patch 4.0.6 (reported by Retlaw).

5.5.97
  • Modified combat event log parsers to work with the changes in Patch 4.1 (committed by mojosdojo, reported by several others).
  • Updated Russian translations from StingerSoft.
  • Updated German translations from mojosdojo.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.1.

5.5.91
  • Added the new pet heal events to the options interface so they may be customized and disabled as intended.
  • Updated Korean translations from chkid.

5.5.89
  • Made several updates to the cooldown tracking system:
    • Implemented a work around for Blizzard's cooldown bug with dismissed pets. Pet cooldowns should no longer be shown before they are actually finished.
    • Created new event for customizable pet cooldown notifications.
    • Added an option to customize the color of the skill name in cooldown events.
    • Changed Skill Cooldown Complete trigger event to Player Cooldown Complete (only detects player cooldowns).
    • Added Pet Cooldown Complete to the available trigger events.
    • Added Skill ID as an available condition for player and pet cooldown triggers.

  • Created new events for outgoing pet heals, pet heal crits, pet periodic heals (HoTs), and pet periodic heal (HoT) crits.
  • Efflorescense is now detected and displayed as a pet heal.
  • Added default triggers for Blood Swarm and Shadow Infusion x5.


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How would I set up a trigger for the following event:
20:00:10> [Your] [Feed Pet Effect] energized [Alison] 35 (Happiness).
Ideally I'd like it to put something like +X Happiness in my Incoming Pet scroll area, where X is the happiness amount (typically any integer between 0 and 35).
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Dilafin:

My answers pertain to the beta version of 5.2 where you can handle any case where there is a combat log event.
  1. I have not personally tried these, but I believe they should show up as "Cast Success" events. Then you'd have to set the source unit reaction to hostile.
  2. There is no combat log event when the PvP trinket is used, so there can't be a trigger on that. If a trinket gives the player a buff that is reported to the combat log, you could trigger on that.
  3. Yes. Set the appropriate affiliation to Party Member for party members or the reaction to Friendly for friendlies.


Wolfie:

WoW intentionally does not report the recipient of a cast start event and therefore you can't ascertain who a cast is directed at before it actually lands. The best you can do is set it up to show when a hostile player starts to cast a specific skill.

I should probably remove the recipient based conditions from the cast start event so there is no confusion.
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Hey, thanks for the great addon!

I have a question about the new trigger system:

I wanna make it play a sound depending on the target of a cast. For exemple, if a hostile player start casting polymorph on the party it will play a sound. If the hostile player start casting polymorph on myself it would play another sound.

I tryed to make the trigger but it didnt work. Is that actually possible to do? Thanks alot!
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Help with Triggers

Thank you for an excellent AddOn!

I have a few questions pertaining to several Triggers that I'm trying to setup for Arena's mostly.

I've been trying to do some reading and there's tons of info out there so I may have missed the answers to some of these questions. Sorry in advance if that's the case.




1) Having issues setting up a trigger for hostile totems / shadowfiend. I'd like to setup a Trigger to announce "Clip Mana Tide Totem" when Hostile drops Mana Tide. Same to announce "Shadowfiend Up" when Hostile drops Shadow Fiend.
2) Is it correct that I cannot setup a trigger for items used? Crescent Moon, Medallion, etc?
3) Is there a way that I can set a trigger so that it applies to friendly only? Or Party only?



Again, thanks for the great addon
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No, i don't get any errors, when i turn off all addons trouble doesn't leave me.
i use GB client, MSBT version - 5.11, newer versions shows error:
MSBTMain.lua:39: bad argument #1 to 'gsub' (string expected, got nil)
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305:

Good catch. You are correct. I have some optimization in there to avoid tracking cooldowns when they are disabled. I'll need to expand that check to include triggers.


Luciant:

Buio is correct. There is no way for a mod to get positional data on 3D game world objects. Yes, it is possible to do some nameplate hacking, but that is limited by several factors and not something I'm willing to add.


Hevanus:

I'll see about getting a trigger preview in there.


Zophiel:

You would need some type of quest tracking mod that will use MSBT for its output.


SeRy:

I'll need some more information to find out what's happening. Do you get any lua error messages? Does it happen if no other mods are installed? What language client do you use? Is it intermittent, or does it always happen when you summon?


Lodewijk:

I didn't change anything around the API other mods use to display infomation. I'm not sure why you would be seeing that. You might want to try to reinstall it and completely quit the game, etc.
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beta!
it seems no addon i have that uses msbt for its output can do that anymore
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Thumbs down MSBT Stops show damage dealed

Sorry for my english)) When i summon my WE, MSBT stops show damage. Only relogin helps.. versions which i've try - 5.1, 5.11.. later versions dont work=( How can i remove this trouble?
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Is there a way to reenable having quest item gains shown through MSBT like before and not printed to chat?


I looked around in the settings but didn't see an option, but I might have missed it, if not, it's not a major issue, just need to get used to the new style


Oh, this is in the Beta version
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Originally posted by luxus
sct does it with displaying the dmg over the nameplates
Ok, but it's a workaround, requiring nameplates to position the damage. Which means it won't work it if your target is out of nameplate range or if you don't use them.
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Originally posted by Buio
No it is not possible, not for any mod. Because a mod can not get that positional information from the game afaik.
sct does it with displaying the dmg over the nameplates
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Originally posted by Mikord
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There is a beta tab on the same row as the Comments tab.
D'oh. Thanks
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Any chance that some kind of preview feature could be added to the selection of sounds for events?
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Originally posted by Luciant
is there anyway to set this mod up to have the damage i deal to a target to be displayed over the targets head, like the default blizzard setting- but with the scrolling and text styles of the addon?
No it is not possible, not for any mod. Because a mod can not get that positional information from the game afaik.
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is there anyway to set this mod up to have the damage i deal to a target to be displayed over the targets head, like the default blizzard setting- but with the scrolling and text styles of the addon?

I ask because tracking damage done to multiple targets is a pain because its all displayed in that one outgoing frame-- rather than just displaying over the target(s)
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