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Does your Minimap suffer from button congestion?
Does it keep you up all night with shuffling, squeezing, and lost information?
JIM has the cure! One dose of Abacus for Minimap clears up button congestion quickly and effectively - with no fumbling through menus!
FEATURE: Unobtrusive and Automatic Setup
When you first enable Abacus, it will appear to have no effect. This is because it does not want to disturb you.
The next time you go ''AFK'' (Away From Keyboard), Abacus will begin a search for AddOn buttons.
This search does not suspend your game - Abacus plays nice and takes its turn.
To start an early automatic setup, type: /abacus
FEATURE: On-the-Fly Adjustments
When setup is complete, Abacus will spread buttons out around the edge of the Minimap.
It will continue to do this as long as it is installed, remembering the placement of buttons - even invisible buttons!
Some AddOns cause their buttons to appear and disappear. Abacus will make room for those too.
FEATURE: Average and Locked Placement
You will probably not want buttons to cover the entire circle of the Minimap.
To keep buttons away from certain arcs, turn one or two buttons into ''locked'' buttons.
When setup is complete, all buttons can be dragged around the Minimap by holding the left mouse click on them.
To make a ''locked'' button, keep the mouse pointer over it when you release the mouse click.
If you move the mouse pointer away while dragging, the button will be an ''average'' button, and will be placed by Abacus.
FEATURE: Hide Any Button! Add Any Button!
During setup (type /abacus), you can pull the buttons in and out to set them into hidden and shown positions. When setup closes, all hidden buttons will disappear. When setup opens, hidden buttons reappear.
You can use the same technique to include buttons that automatic setup missed. Hold the ALT key and pull on one of these missed buttons. You will see it spring into a new place on the Minimap. This means it is now included. Be careful - ALT can add any button to the Abacus ring permanently!
FEATURE: Square Minimap Support
Players that prefer other map shapes to round ones can set Abacus accordingly. When you take Abacus out of its ZIP package, put 1 file from the "map" folders up with the rest of the files. The change will take effect the next time World of Warcraft is run, and will affect all characters played from your computer. You only have to do this once.
JIM's version rules:
The first two parts of the version number (2.x) are the same as a compatible version number of World of Warcraft.
Whenever any JIM AddOn is updated, all JIM AddOns that update after it will have the same version number or higher.
Changed in version 2.0.36:
o Updated TOC for WoW 2.0.3 patch.
Changed in version 2.0.35:
o Added: “Apply MapShape”. Building on the square minimap concept, and the request of the person named “DCUI2”, I have made it possible for unlimited minimap shapes to be programmed for Abacus. Included in this initial package are the “Default” (round minimap), “Square” (square), and “TopRight” (a square with a rounded corner). Please play around with this idea as you like.
The people that followed the Square Minimap instructions for past versions of Abacus will need to do so again.
o Tweaked: the efficiency of some of the algorithms. Probably not perceivable in gameplay.
Changed in version 2.0.34:
o Improved: Buttons added manually to the Abacus ring (with ALT) now push adjacent, unlocked buttons aside, so that you know an addition was successful.
o Fixed: Buttons that were found while hidden did not show at the time of their discovery – now they do.
o Fixed: Buttons formerly ignored by the automatic search are no longer ignored. These include the +/- buttons and the Map Button coming in the next patch. The Game-Time Button is still ignored intentionally.
o Fixed: Buttons like the Battlegounds button, which is frequently hidden, will not be forced into hiding when they would prefer to be shown.
o Issue (related to the above fix): If something in the game shows or hides a button, Abacus will not impose your hide/show choice instead. JIM is looking for an elegant solution to this problem.
o Issue: Abacus appears to be capable of crashing the program. It often causes a crash when you exit the world, after important data is saved. This issue may be a problem with World of Warcraft. If it is, JIM cannot fix it.