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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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3.2.1
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MysticalOS
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3.0.7
668kB
Zeksie
12-16-09 04:24 AM
3.0.6
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Old 08-20-07, 04:46 AM  
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Re: Party Frame

Originally posted by Maverick494
Z is it possible to add an option (might already be one, but I can't seem to find it) to ungroup the party frame so I can move each party member frame indiviually?
This keeps being asked for, so I guess I'll have to do it at some point.

It's less efficient, because the frame's visiblity will have to be maintained via OnUpdate style handlers, rather than direct events. But I can prolly make it work both ways, so it'll only be used if necessary.
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Old 08-19-07, 12:10 PM  
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Party Frame

Z is it possible to add an option (might already be one, but I can't seem to find it) to ungroup the party frame so I can move each party member frame indiviually?
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Old 08-18-07, 12:39 PM  
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The raid freezing when people zone issue

After some 8 hours of investigation today I came to the following conclusion:

It's 100% not any mod code in X-Perl or any other mod causing the lockups. It's not even the Blizzard LUA code or their frames.

It's actually the UI graphics rendering engine that hiccups under certain conditions, the exactness of which I'm still narrowing down, but it has to do with complex frames that overlap.

This is most noticable with X-Perl because it's quite common to line up all the raid frames snugly next to each other. Although they don't appear to be overlapping, the tooltip border that is used to edge them is about 2 pixels larger than you can actually see, so a spacing of 0, is more like a spacing of -4.

If anyone has this freezing issue, you can work around it for now by increasing the spacing between raid frame columns to a minimum of 4.

Note that this doesn't happen to everyone, and indeed only started for me last night, much to my suprise. It seems highly dependant on the amount of other frames on screen, and memory usage of WoW/system etc. I hadn't changed anything from 1 day to next, but yet I started getting the lockups... so, it's annoying.

I'm fiddling with frame edges and creation methods, anchors etc. to see if I can be more specific about it.
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Old 08-18-07, 03:56 AM  
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Re: player buffs

Originally posted by Quiksmage1
i was using the older version of x-perl before this because when i updated to the one with gradients it had many bugs. So now i've decided to upgrade. I deleted all the saved variables and the x-perl files and made a fresh installation.

Okay i have gotten all the looks to my liking, but when i disable player buffs it enables the blizzard ones. I never had a problem with this in the older version. I use CT-Buffmod.
i even tried fiddling around with first checking hide default buffs and then turning the player buffs off, but still had the same problem with the old ones showing up. Any word on this as it seems to be a problem with this version of x-perl considering it is the only addon i have changed to get this problem.

Edit: Apparently it will only show the blizzard buffs until you reload your ui or relog.
This is still a very minor bug though. If yuo would like you could check up on it =D.
Just disable the XPerl_PlayerBuffs mod then it won't interfere. Seperate mods that are meant to do the same thing will rarely work well together, and this is in effect what you're trying to do
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Old 08-17-07, 07:22 PM  
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player buffs

i was using the older version of x-perl before this because when i updated to the one with gradients it had many bugs. So now i've decided to upgrade. I deleted all the saved variables and the x-perl files and made a fresh installation.

Okay i have gotten all the looks to my liking, but when i disable player buffs it enables the blizzard ones. I never had a problem with this in the older version. I use CT-Buffmod.
i even tried fiddling around with first checking hide default buffs and then turning the player buffs off, but still had the same problem with the old ones showing up. Any word on this as it seems to be a problem with this version of x-perl considering it is the only addon i have changed to get this problem.

Edit: Apparently it will only show the blizzard buffs until you reload your ui or relog.
This is still a very minor bug though. If yuo would like you could check up on it =D.
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Old 08-16-07, 09:11 AM  
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Originally posted by Lightbright
I also tried with the Blizzard option to hide party frames enabled - still having the pauses.
If either of you could run PerformanceFu with FuBar, turn on profiling and see what's actually using up the CPU. Whether that's one of the XPerl modules, or something else. If you see nothing using it, then it's probably some Blizzard module which you can't profile.

Either way, there's been no changes that could conceivably cause this. So I'm at a loss. Did you update any other mods at the same time?

I'm getting no lagging at all, not even the smallest glitches. So I'm not sure what to suggest atm.
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Old 08-16-07, 12:57 AM  
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I also tried with the Blizzard option to hide party frames enabled - still having the pauses.
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Old 08-15-07, 10:29 PM  
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I am also having the problem with drastic pauses with raid frames. It happens whenever a raid member joins, leaves, zones in or out of an instance, or the groups get rearranged. The Blizzard option to hide party frames in raid was enabled. The zoning thing made me think to try disabling range finder, but that didn't help. Not quite sure what version or Blizzard patch the problem started in since I haven't raided in a while.
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Old 08-15-07, 12:58 PM  
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You are seeing GrimReaper. It is a part of X-Perl, and it shows the last bunch of combat event involving the unit. It is useful to help find out why someone died (what killed them, how much they got hit for).


I think the command is /grim to get options.
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Old 08-15-07, 12:39 PM  
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Still figuring things out....

I've been using X-Perl for 4 months or more now. I must say that I do love it. Not only did it replace the unit frame mod that I was using, but it replaced a casting bar mod, a spell timer and and one or two others. There is one frame that comes up when I mouse over a character's frame in party or in raid. It has a series of colored bars and appears to be possibly a damage meter??? I am not sure what it is. I am running the game at a very high resolution and have had to modify most of the frames to 125% - 140%. Can you tell me what these colored bars are and if there is an option to modify its frame size. Thanks ...
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Old 08-15-07, 11:38 AM  
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NEW: Buff Tooltip option. Follows the same rules as unit tooltips allowing you to use the tooltip modifier key.
NEW: Tooltip option to never show them in combat.
Woooooooooo!!!!! Thanks!
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Old 08-15-07, 06:01 AM  
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Originally posted by Lightbright
Version 2.3.4 introduced an old problem again - when any changes to the raid occur (most notably joining or leaving the raid) I get a slight pause. Not a major problem for raiders once the raid is established, but for BG's where people are constantly coming/going like AV, it makes healing impossible.

Love the work you do on this Zeskie! Keep up the great work!

EDIT:
Should mention that I reverted to 2.3.3 and the issue stopped.
Not sure why it would do this, because the code is unchanged for that part.

But, to cure it you should be able to enable the BLIZZARD option 'Hide Party in Raid' in interface options.
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Old 08-15-07, 12:58 AM  
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Version 2.3.4 introduced an old problem again - when any changes to the raid occur (most notably joining or leaving the raid) I get a slight pause. Not a major problem for raiders once the raid is established, but for BG's where people are constantly coming/going like AV, it makes healing impossible.

Love the work you do on this Zeskie! Keep up the great work!

EDIT:
Should mention that I reverted to 2.3.3 and the issue stopped.
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Old 08-14-07, 12:19 PM  
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Awesome new stuff - one question - does the beta include a way to hide tooltips for focus buffs/debuffs?
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Old 08-13-07, 05:52 AM  
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Originally posted by Maldai
Oh man, this mod is amazingness!

I just wish there was a way to nicely incorporate the functionality of druid bar into this to show my druid's mana bar while shifted because this looks much more... elegant
Download SimpleDruidBar

Next release will support SmartyCat also.
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