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X-Perl UnitFrames  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 3.6.35
by: MysticalOS, Zeksie
A much enchanced version of Nymbia's Perl UnitFrames, and a complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools, with many additions and improvements over the original Nymbia code.

Range Finder (combined with optional health check) for all frames based on spell or item range test.

HoT Monitor will highlight units clearly that have your own active Heal over Time spells.

Debuff Highlights in standard debuff colours on all friendly frames. Priority given to show debuffs that YOU can cure first.

Raid Frames, buff icons, MT list units and some other portions or X-Perl are Created on demand. Saving a lot of time and memory at system startup. Defering the creation of many parts of X-Perl to when they are actually required. And of course, most often outside of raids they are never required and are never created.

Raid Target icon support for Target, Target's Target, MT Targets.

Raid tooltip will show combat rezzers available (druids with Rebirth ready (or very soon available) and any normal rezzers out of combat) if you bring up tooltip of a dead person.

'In-combat' indicators for Pet, Target, Target's Target, Party, Party pets, Raid, MT Targets.

3D Portraits for player, pet, target, focus, party. Optional. Of course this may degrade your framerate somewhat because you are displaying more 3D character models that without this option. But some like it pretty, and it does look cool.

Red and Green combat flashes for frames when player, pet, target, party, partypets, raid take damage/heals. Useful indication of things happening.

Added time left on party member/target buffs/debuffs when in a raid, these depend somewhat on CTRA/oRA/oRA2 sending appropriate information over the addon channel, although some of it can be determined at run time by X-Perl, when a player gets a buff for example, we know how long it should last, and therefor when it should expire.

Totally new options window including all X-Perl options and access via minimap icon.

Configurable colours for borders and backgrounds. Including class coloured names, and configurable reaction colours.

Much care has been taken with code size, memory load, memory usage per cycle and so on. LuaProfiler/OnEvent mods used extensively and regularly to ensure that X-Perl does not do more work than is absolutely necessary.

With that in mind, the event system was totally re-written, and is as kind to system performance as possible. The majority of events are disabled while zoning to alleviate any event backlog issues. And where most addons use 1 event handler per unit frame, which although standard, the alternative has improved X-Perl's performance. By using single main event handlers, we can route the events to appropriate units. So, for example, when a single UNIT_HEALTH update is fired, then just a single raid frame or party frame etc. gets the event, rather than 40 raid frame's handlers, 4 party and so on. Nymbia's Perl used to do a lot of crazy full frame udpates all over the place, eating away at CPU cycles. This was all fixed to only update what was necessary based on events.

Liberal usage of local functions to cut down compiled code size, and increase speed since functions are called directly rather than by name. Every time you have a global function, you have a global string name associated with it, so size in the global environment saved where possible.

XPerl_RaidHelper sub-addon
Assists View
Will show anyone from raid assising you with your target, and can also show healers or all plus known enemies targetting you.
Tooltips for the same also available (on player and target frames) if you prefer to not use the main window.

MT Targets
Replaces CTRA/oRA2 MT Targets window, and doubles as a replacement for the Perl RaidFrames warrior targets.
Indicator shows which target you are on.
Frames will be coloured to show if tanks have duplicate targets.

XPerl_RaidMonitor sub-addon (WORK IN PROGRESS)
Casting Monitor
Shows selected classes (defaults to healer classes) in a list (much like the MT List), but with some differences.
Shows mana bars and cast bars on left. Their targets on right. Health bar as normal, but a secondary small red bar on targets which shows the maximum single hit this unit has received since entering combat. The secondary bar will extend downwards from their current HP level down to as far as zero.
A green name on the targets indicates this is the same target that you have.
You can click on casters or their targets as expected.
For druids, right clicking on a caster will cast Innervate on them.
For shamans, right clicking on a caster will cast Mana Tide Totem. Check the * indicator to see if they're in your group.

All bars can be re-sized in X-Perl main options (Monitor section).

Totals can be toggled (from the 'T' minibutton at top of frame) which gives overview of raid mana status.

XPerl_RaidAdmin sub-addon (WORK IN PROGRESS)
Raid Admin
Save/Load raid roster setups
Only does direct save and load for the moment, but more to come (templates and such).

Item Check
Replacement for /raitem /radur /raresist /rareg. Use the old commands before, or drop items in the left item list.
Query button will perform /raitem on all ticked items (query always includes dur and resists) and you can then view and review all the results whenever, without having to re-query each item.
Includes everyone in raid, so you don't have to work out who doesn't have items, it'll list them with 0 instead of no entry.
Active Scanner to check raid member's equipment for the item selected. So you can be sure that people actually have the item worn (Onyxia Cloak for example), without having to go round single target inspecting everyone who 'forgot' to install CTRA for the 50th raid in a row.

Supported Addons
CT_RaidAssist, oRA2. Shows tooltip info and player status, replaces MT Targets List, improves raid frames, shows player status, resurrection monitor, buff timers aware.
MobInfo-2 / MobHealth3 - Shows target health from MobHealth database.
DruidBar - Shows druid mana bar from DruidBar when shapeshifted.
Clique compatible. And any other click cast addon that uses the same communication method. (see below)
Changes:
*Updated for 5.x
*Should use signifcently less cpu then it did before
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Unread 08-27-07, 09:11 AM  
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Originally posted by crusaderesper
Okay, I've got OmniCC and just got XPerl... however OmniCC's cooldown count numbers are appearing on the debuffs I put on my target in the target frame. OmniCC has a blacklist function to ignore frames that I specify... so I ask... what is the XPerl Target frame called? Or is there something I'm missing to remove these cooldown count numbers?
XPerl_Target, the buffs are children of XPerl_TargetbuffFrame

X-Perl also has cooldown indications too, so this is prolly what you're seeing. Global options and you can turn it off.
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player frame casting bar disabled

On one of my toons (and I expect I'll find the same on some of the others I haven't played for awhile), the option in the player tab for the casting bar is disabled, and I am still seeing the default casting bar. I have tried disabling all other addons besides X-Perl, disabling all including X-Perl then re-enabling only X-Perl, and even deleting the contents of the toon's settings folder. I'm guessing that, because of that, the problem isn't being caused by any other addon's settings that are specific to a character, but rather by an addon that shares settings across characters. Any idea what could be interfering with this functionality?
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Okay, I've got OmniCC and just got XPerl... however OmniCC's cooldown count numbers are appearing on the debuffs I put on my target in the target frame. OmniCC has a blacklist function to ignore frames that I specify... so I ask... what is the XPerl Target frame called? Or is there something I'm missing to remove these cooldown count numbers?
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Is there a way with the target frame to flip the level/class infromation to the left side of the frame instead of the default right?

Thanks.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Good job!

Originally posted by Tenson
Oh, does X-Perl have Incoming heal type function? I seem to remember seeing them either in party frame or raid frame at some point. That is, the function to show that PersonA is the target of someone's heal, or rather, a healing spell is being cast from HealerB to MemberC...
I've just added something that goes part of the way to do that. Anyone using X-Perl will broadcast via the addon channel they're healing XXX person. It'll also monitor the HealComm channel if they're running that. Will add more support for other things as I figure them out.

For the moment it highlights people with a green border if it receives such an event (and you turned on Heals for the status highlighting).
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Unread 08-24-07, 11:50 AM  
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Good job!

Originally posted by Zeksie
If you get a raid message saying 'XXXX has performed a ready check' in raid chat, then it's the CTRA style /raready

If it's a system message or nothing (I forget atm). Then it's the Blizzard one, which works without mods. imo, raid leaders should always use the Blizzard one, cos this just... works

Just out of curiouosity, why do you choose PerfectRaid over X-Perl's raid frames?
Uh-oh, I think I'm starting trouble...

Well, to be honest, PerfectRaid is far from my ideal raid frames, but that's also the nice thing about it: simplicity.

It shows each person's HP as a slim bar (very thin line for MP/Energy if enabled), HP percentage and health loss, which is nice for my druid's heals.

Then, it shows my HoT updates as: Rg (Regrowth), Rj (Rejuvination), Lb (Lifebloom), etc.

Finally, it shows raid buffs (configurable as "shown if buffed" or "shown if missed", filterable by cast class).

I would love to see more status (such as Lifebloom stacks and second counts), but for my purpose of healing it works well.

I don't pay as much attention on my mage besides buffing, since I don't offer much for raid health.

X-Perl has nice frames that show a lot of info on the raid, but (1) bars too big (2) texts too small when scaling smaller bars (3) too much info.

This is by no means praising PerfectRaid and demoting X-Perl, as I believe both are great mods and choices are entirely personal.

I love that X-Perl offers everything we need in a unit frame environment and more (like CTRA and oRA2 support), and I enjoy and appreciate using it.

More importantly, I can't thank you enough for actively monitoring threads/posts for user feedbacks, and post your explanations promptly.

I know authors are usually with work/school/life, but to take the time out to interact with users is a great quality for the mod writers.

If I weren't already involved with so many other programming languages, I would gladly jump on the LUA train, but at this moment I'm just going to enjoy ride.

Oh, and there was a message saying that the raid leader issued a ready check, so I think it was from CTRA, and I didn't get a ready button, which I'm not sure why. I know when I was still using oRA2, the button showed up.

--edit--
Oh, does X-Perl have Incoming heal type function? I seem to remember seeing them either in party frame or raid frame at some point. That is, the function to show that PersonA is the target of someone's heal, or rather, a healing spell is being cast from HealerB to MemberC...

I will probably use Healbot or something similar to CTRA's Heal/Emergency Monitor to do that, since on boss fights I tend to overheal and waste mana.

I know PerfectRaid doesn't have that (unless I missed it), but I seem to recall some past unit frame mods that I use showed it.

I also found that X-Perl's target count helps a lot. This is the feature that shows how many people are targeting my target, in case I forgot the kill order, and I can tab around different targets and begin nuking the right one (assuming with the most target counts).

I didn't check last night whether this feature is still available in X-Perl, so I'll look again tonight.
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I'm looking for an addon or the option in x-perl that shows the debuff-cooldown's in the target-buffs.
Omnicc and Cooldowncount didn't work for me.

Found it.
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Re: Re: Re: Good job!

Originally posted by Tenson
I don't know how to tell if the ready check is from CTRA or Blizzard...but I was hoping htat X-Perl can handle both. I tried oRA2 but the MT/MT target/etc abilities just aren't as good as X-Perl (Pitbull also has MT support for CTRA, but again, not as good as X-Perl).

I'm pretty happy with what I have now though, since X-Perl handles a lot of my needs and I always look forward for improvements in the future (such as text scaling, hopefully in the future releases).
If you get a raid message saying 'XXXX has performed a ready check' in raid chat, then it's the CTRA style /raready

If it's a system message or nothing (I forget atm). Then it's the Blizzard one, which works without mods. imo, raid leaders should always use the Blizzard one, cos this just... works

Just out of curiouosity, why do you choose PerfectRaid over X-Perl's raid frames?
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Re: Re: Good job!

Originally posted by Zeksie
If they used the Blizzard Ready Check? no idea. X-Perl has nothing to do with that. It also doesn't do anything with the CTRA style one. You'd need CTRA or oRA2 to get that one.

Would recommend you try oRA2 instead of CTRA. It's basically the same functionality, but no raid frames of it's own (means less overhead).
Yeah, I'm trying to cut down on the mods that I use. X-Perl does mostly what I need, which is why I love it so much.

I used to have:
Pitbull for Unit_Frames
oRA2 for CTRA alternative
PerfectRaid for raid frames.

Now I have:
X-Perl
PerfectRaid

I don't know how to tell if the ready check is from CTRA or Blizzard...but I was hoping htat X-Perl can handle both. I tried oRA2 but the MT/MT target/etc abilities just aren't as good as X-Perl (Pitbull also has MT support for CTRA, but again, not as good as X-Perl).

I'm pretty happy with what I have now though, since X-Perl handles a lot of my needs and I always look forward for improvements in the future (such as text scaling, hopefully in the future releases).

Again, I have nothing but praises and thanks for this great mod.
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Re: Good job!

Originally posted by Tenson
Raided Karazhan last night and had no problem with the 0.5 sec lock ups.

I was also able to use another mod to display raid frames but allow raid leaders to use CTRaidAssist to check on me.

However, I did not get a ready check button when the leader made one.

Any ideas?
If they used the Blizzard Ready Check? no idea. X-Perl has nothing to do with that. It also doesn't do anything with the CTRA style one. You'd need CTRA or oRA2 to get that one.

Would recommend you try oRA2 instead of CTRA. It's basically the same functionality, but no raid frames of it's own (means less overhead).
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Good job!

Raided Karazhan last night and had no problem with the 0.5 sec lock ups.

I was also able to use another mod to display raid frames but allow raid leaders to use CTRaidAssist to check on me.

However, I did not get a ready check button when the leader made one.

Any ideas?

Thanks again for such great work!
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Originally posted by guice
I like the skinny frame, but I noticed they no longer properly show who's missing my class buff. I failed to check the options to see if it got turned off from the update; is there any reason it would?
That feature was removed for now for technical reasons. It'll prolly come back soon in a better form.
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I like the skinny frame, but I noticed they no longer properly show who's missing my class buff. I failed to check the options to see if it got turned off from the update; is there any reason it would?
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Originally posted by Tenson
I tried different mods out there, and eventually came back to X-Perl because it's just so much better.
Some questions that I have though, and hopefully Zeksie can help explain.
1. I'm getting round to a unified buff option setup, but it's taking some time to get the code worked out in my head. /rude @ target frame and odd shape.

2. X-Perl 2.3.5 should cure this. I narrowed the problem down to the topLevel attribute that some frames are using. WoW seems to glitch quite noticable if these type of frames overlap. So, I've worked around it now. If you still have issues with performance, you could try PerformanceFu and see what's using up resources.

3. They won't lock to each other at the moment, which is why I included the Alignment controls in the options window. Just move the first one where you want it, then hit Align Top, then adjust spacing between them as you like it.

4. Not sure what you mean exactly by this. X-Perl shows all and more than CTRA does. And if you use oRA2 instead of CTRA, it has all the background functionality of CTRA without another set of frames.

5. Not atm, but I'm planning some font control in the near future.

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I tried different mods out there, and eventually came back to X-Perl because it's just so much better.

Some questions that I have though, and hopefully Zeksie can help explain.

1. I looked everywhere and could not find a setting for the party frame to place buffs/debuffs above the unit frame. Is it some place I missed? Or simply not available?

2. There are times when the entire PC freezes for 0.5-1 second during some instance runs. Is there a performance monitor for X-Perl and if not, what mods should I use to show how much resource X-Perl is taking?

-edit before post-
I saw your response below and am thinking it is possible that it is the raid frames issue. Although the problem started when I was running Steamvault.

3. Is it possible to move all raid frames at once? I realize the flexibility to place each raid group frame to any place I want, but sometimes I just want them right next to each other, in an equidistance manner.

Right now I have them aligned LEFT, and it's a lot of trouble having to move each individual frame and place them next to each other.

4. Is there an option to not display the raid frames but still retain the raid functions? My guild uses CTRaidAssist but I know X-Perl supports their checks (MT targets, etc). So I'm thinking about using another mod for raid frames display but use X-Perl for the raid features.

5. Is there an option to scale texts in the frames w/o scaling the texts? I only have a 15" laptop so I scale down the frames (self, target, party, etc) to about 60%, but then it became difficult to see the texts inside (HP, MP, Rage, etc).

Thanks!

p.s. Thanks for so many prompt responses to other users!
p.s.2 Just found your project on Curse.com, and your replies to others' comments. Thanks again!
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