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5.4
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Version: 5.4.7.1653
by: Phanx, Greltok, Pastamancer
Grid is a compact and highly configurable party/raid unit frame addon.

Please do not use the Bug/Feature buttons to the right, or send me PMs asking for help, reporting bugs, or requesting features. Use the links below instead!

The compact grid of units lets you select a group member quickly, while keeping a good overview of the whole group. It shows as much information as possible without overloading you. It allows you to customize what information you see, and how you see it. It works in both party and raid groups, and supports pets and vehicles.

Want more features? The Grid core tries to include only features which are generally useful for all classes and roles, but makes it easy to add new features with a simple plugin API for developers. Over 75 third-party plugins are already available!

Type “/grid” for options, or right-click the minimap button, DataBroker launcher, or Grid frame tab.


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IMPORTANT: If you are using any version of Grid other than the one posted on this page — such as an alpha version from WowAce — please do not post on this page about any problems you encounter with it. Alpha versions are development snapshots, are not officially supported, and may be buggy or broken, delete your settings, or crash your game. The release (and sometimes beta) versions posted to WoWInterface.com and Curse.com are actually tested.

✤ Found a bug?
Submit a bug report to let us know about the problem so we can fix it!

✤ Problem with a plugin?
Contact the plugin’s author for help. The Grid team cannot provide support for third-party plugins.

✤ Have a suggestion?
Feel free to tell us about your idea, but please make sure there isn’t already a plugin that adds the feature you’re looking for first!

✤ Questions? Comments?
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Language Support

Grid is compatible with English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Русский, 한국어, 简体中文, and 繁體中文 game clients.

Grid is translated into English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano (partial), Português, Русский, 한국어, 简体中文, and 繁體中文.

To add or update translations for any language, enter them on the WowAce project page. New and updated translations will be automatically included in the next version of Grid!

Hint: The WowAce interface for adding translations is rather cumbersome. To make the process easier, you can use the Export function on WowAce, copy the exported data into Notepad, fill in your translations, and then paste the new data back into the system using the Import function.


Credits

Grid was originally conceived and written by Maia and Pastamancer in late 2006. Phanx has been the primary developer since late 2009. Jerry wrote the original pet support code. Mikk designed the icon. jlam added some advanced options for auras. Greltok has helped a lot with bugfixing. Finally, lots of people have contributed translations!
Version 5.4.7.1653
  • Added Soulstone support to the Incoming Resurrection status
  • Added an option to choose a layout to use in Flex Raids (Greltok)
  • Improved options layout for statuses with multiple colors (Greltok)
  • Most statuses will no longer try to update for units not in visible range (ticket #714)
  • Moved Grid's options to the standard Interface Options window, with an option to prefer the old standalone window
  • Removed combined count/duration option for aura text (feel free to use a plugin if you want to spam yourself)
  • [API] GridRoster's IsGUIDInRaid method has been renamed to IsGUIDInGroup. The old name still exists as an alias, but plugins are encouraged to update anyway.

Version 5.4.1.1628
  • Fixed dispellable debuff detection for priests with Mass Dispel
  • Added a combined count/duration display for aura text (Mikk)

Version 5.3.0.1621
  • Fixed switching to the "None" layout

Version 5.3.0.1618
  • Moved the drag tab up slightly to avoid overlapping the backdrop
  • Fixed an issue causing the Center Icon indicator to appear behind the frame
  • Fixed the icon display for the Unit Name status
  • Added support for druids dispelling diseases with Cleanse via Symbiosis cast on a paladin

Version 5.3.0.1611
  • Fixed a frame layering issue
  • Fixed an error that occurred when switching profiles while using the "show duration" option for auras

Version 5.3.0.1606
  • Fixed errors caused by missing files

Version 5.3.0.1604
  • Updated for WoW 5.3
  • Fixed the "Show tab" option (thanks Greltok)
  • Fixed the "Enable right-click menu" option on login (ticket #696)

Version 5.2.0.1600
  • Added a basic status module for absorbs
  • Added an option to enable the standard right-click unit menu
  • Added clamp insets to allow the frame borders to be offscreen
  • Fixed dispel capability detection for druids, and for warlocks with imps
  • Fixed the "World Raid as 40 Player" option (thanks Greltok)
  • Fixed the default aura status for Eternal Flame
  • Fixed errors from the resurrection status module

Version 5.2.0.1573
  • Fixed an error in WoW 5.2

Version 5.2.0.1571
  • Updated for WoW 5.2
  • Added an in-game Help panel with basic info, tips, and FAQs
  • Added a 40-Player Raid layout setting
  • Added a By Class 40 layout
  • Added an option to use the 40-Player Raid layout while in a raid group outside of an instance
  • Added an option to change the layout frame background texture
  • Removed the "Clamp to screen" option; the frame is now permanently clamped, since there's no real reason to allow it to be moved off-screen
  • Changed the "Hide tab" and "Hide minimap icon" option to "Show tab" and "Show minimap icon" -- translators should verify the localization of these options

Version 5.1.0.1553
  • Updated for WoW 5.1

Version 5.0.5.1552
  • Fixed delays in updating for group changes in battlegrounds (ticket #631)
  • Fixed blank indicators after switching profiles (ticket #661)
  • Fixed an error when leaving a pet battle due to PvP combat

Version 5.0.5.1548
  • Fixed some issues with old custom aura statuses.

Version 5.0.5.1539
  • Fixed pet battle hiding so that Grid stays properly hidden when the None layout is selected (ticket #648).

Version 5.0.5.1537
  • Added default buffs for monks.
  • Added an option to show the Debuff Type statuses only when your character can dispel them.
  • Grid is now hidden during pet battles (ticket #643).
  • Status opacity now has its own option, instead of being part of the status color option.
  • Fixed an issue with range checking while solo (ticket #627).
  • Fixed an issue causing icons to be hidden on auras with duration text or coloring enabled (ticket #644).
  • Removed backwards compatibility with WoW 4.x.
  • The Resurrect status module now uses LibResInfo-1.0.
  • Added partial Italian localization from kappesante and Holydeath1984.
  • Removed the Class Filter and Range Filter options for statuses. This was announced on the download page and in the forum thread months ago, and nobody presented any compelling arguments for keeping these options, but if you missed the announcements, and this change ruins your life, please come to the WowAce forum thread and tell us why they were useful.

Version 5.0.4.1520
Version 5.0.4.1517
  • Updated for WoW 5.0.4
  • The "Minimum Value" setting for the Incoming Heals status is now a percentage of the unit's maximum health, rather than a fixed value.
  • Fixed the text color when disabling the "Invert text color" option.
  • Fixed range checking on dead targets for monks.
  • Fixed the Resurrection module's handling of res casts on targets who already had a res available.
  • Fixed errors in Spanish clients (ticket #611).
  • Added monks to the By Class layouts.
  • Added the Blizzard raid bar texture.
  • Increased the default font size from 11 to 12.
  • Increased the default width of the config frame to prevent random wrapping bugs.
  • [API] Status parameter may be passed as either the traditional argument list, or as a table.
  • [API] Status "range" parameter is now treated as a boolean, not a number.

Version 4.3.4.1485-beta
  • Added a new Resurrect status module.
    • Please report any and all issues with this to the WowAce ticket tracker!
    • If you use the GridStatusRes plugin, you should disable it, or unassign its "Incoming resurrection" and "Resurrected" statuses from all indicators.
    • Core support for Soulstones will be added in a future release.
  • Fixed range checking on dead units (ticket #566).
  • Fixed the options for removing custom auras (thanks jlam).
  • Fixed an issue that caused some Frame settings not to be updated when switching to another profile (ticket #556).
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused borders and text to appear blurry or distorted when UI scaling is disabled.
  • Improved range checking on dead units for death knights, druids, and warlocks.
  • Improved the debugging system; this is mainly of interest to plugin authors.

Version 4.3.2.1458
  • Added an option to hide aura statuses on pets/vehicles (ticket #572)
  • Added options for showing duration and/or stack count using the status color and/or text (ticket #421, patch provided by Jlam).
  • Removed the "Show duration for center cooldown" option. If you do not wish to see aura durations, disable the cooldown animation on the center icon on the Frame options tab.
  • Added checks for some division by zero errors in 4.3
  • Added Brazilian Portuguese localization

Version 4.2.0.1442
  • Incremented TOC version number for WoW 4.2

Version 4.1.0.1441
  • When typing in the "Add new buff/debuff" option fields, an auto-complete dropdown will appear with matching spell names.
  • Range checking has been simplified, and now uses the standard Blizzard range functions. If you preferred the old range checking based on spell ranges, use the GridStatusMultiRange plugin.
  • Fixed several issues with frame positioning.
  • Fixed the layout border color option.
  • (Plugin API) Added support for texture coordinates for status textures.
  • (Plugin API) Improved support for dynamic status colors.

Version 1.40000.1403
  • Upgraded from beta status
  • Updated embedded libraries

Version 1.40000.1400-beta
  • This is a beta release.
  • The options frame layout has been improved. Note that some plugins (such as those that add new indicators) may cause the options layout to break to some degree until they are updated.
  • Fixed a bug causing frames and groups to be misaligned (ticket #447).
  • Buffs with "Show mine" selected will no longer display for units out of visible range (ticket #438).
  • Buffs with "Show when missing" selected will now correctly display on icon indicators (ticket #412).
  • Third-party modules will now be correctly included in the Debug menu.
  • Added an option to toggle the drop shadow effect on the center text indicators.
  • Localizations have been updated.

Version 1.40000.1370
  • Grid no longer fails to update when Clique is enabled.
  • Raid pets are now correctly displayed without gaps in the layout.
  • Grid now correctly detects when players disconnect or reconnect.
  • A minimum value option has been added to the Incoming Heals status. Use it to filter out small heals, such as HoT ticks.
  • This release was manually zipped and uploaded, as the automated WowAce packager is currently having major problems with embedded libraries.

Version 1.40000.1361-alpha
  • Pets other than your own should now be displayed.

Version 1.40000.1360-alpha
  • Updated for Patch 4.0.1 and Cataclysm
  • Typing "/grid" will now open a real configuration UI.
  • Incoming heal data is now obtained from the WoW client itself. LibHealComm-4.0 is no longer supported.
  • Converted from Ace2 to Ace3. Plugins that require Ace2 but don't embed it will fail; install Ace2 standalone while you wait for plugin authors to update.
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11-30-13 11:45 AM
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5.3.0.1618
371kB
Phanx
07-11-13 04:58 AM
5.3.0.1611
370kB
Phanx
07-10-13 04:28 AM
5.3.0.1606
367kB
Phanx
07-09-13 05:36 AM
5.2.0.1600
367kB
Phanx
05-14-13 10:26 PM


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Originally posted by mooklepticon
Pasta, I may be going about this the wrong way, then. I'm not sure how I set it, but I want to set the bar color to full and have it decrease as HP decreases, similar to a normal health bar.
I think having the health bar become more visible/colorful as the need for healing increases is good because it draws your eye to the units that need attention.

If you absolutely must have health bars that are less noticible as someone is losing health run '/grid GridFrame invert' or check 'Grid -> GridFrame -> Invert Bar Color'.
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Pasta, I may be going about this the wrong way, then. I'm not sure how I set it, but I want to set the bar color to full and have it decrease as HP decreases, similar to a normal health bar.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Grid After Deaths

Originally posted by Pastamancer
That's very subtle. I wouldn't have noticed without looking at both screenshots side-by-side. You can track the progress of this bug here.
Just a quick point, you didn't link the screenshots properly on that page, just thought I'd mention it. It's just annoying, as the health bar's all become darker, so when you look at a raid, it's very difficult to distinguish classes from eachother when they are all full hp.
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Re: Re: Re: Grid After Deaths

Originally posted by Ghorsley
What it looks like before a death: http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?im...8211645md2.jpg

What it looks like after a death: http://img65.imageshack.us/my.php?im...8171134lw0.jpg
That's very subtle. I wouldn't have noticed without looking at both screenshots side-by-side. You can track the progress of this bug here.
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Re: Re: Grid After Deaths

Originally posted by Pastamancer
And what statuses do you have assigned to the 'Frame Alpha' indicator?
I have: Death Warning, Debuff: Ghost, More than 40 yards away and Offline warning. However even after all these statuses are not applicable, the squares are still dark.

What it looks like before a death: http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?im...8211645md2.jpg

What it looks like after a death: http://img65.imageshack.us/my.php?im...8171134lw0.jpg

Thanks for your help
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Re: Grid After Deaths

Originally posted by Ghorsley
Hi, after the raid dies/completely wipes, my grid all goes a lot darker than usual, so much so it's almost black, when I /reloadui it goes back to normal however, I have tried changing various grid settings yet nothing fixes it other than a reload of the UI. Is this an error on my part, or a glitch? Thanks
And what statuses do you have assigned to the 'Frame Alpha' indicator?
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Grid After Deaths

Hi, after the raid dies/completely wipes, my grid all goes a lot darker than usual, so much so it's almost black, when I /reloadui it goes back to normal however, I have tried changing various grid settings yet nothing fixes it other than a reload of the UI. Is this an error on my part, or a glitch? Thanks
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Re: Error

Originally posted by mooklepticon
I'm getting an error in Grid -> Frame -> Frame Alpha when I try to click on Unit Health. The checkbox doesn't check and I get:

Interface\Addons\Grid\GridFrame.lua:591: Usage: GridLayoutPartyHeaderUnitButton1: SetAlpha(alpha 0 to 1)

I'm using the latest version. I double checked. I deleted the addon entirely and reinstalled it.
I'm not sure why you'd want to assign unit health to frame alpha, but I can see about making it possible.
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Originally posted by hughheifer
OK, I disabled all addons except Grid. Get two errors. One that you click ok and it disappears. The second is the same one as previously mentioned.

First one :

Addons\Grid\Libs\LibHealComm-3.0\LibHealComm-3.0.lua:17: attempted to call a field '?' (a nil value)

Second one :

...bs\SpecialEvents-Aura-2.0\SpecialEvents-Aura-2.0.lua:281: attempt to upvalue 'GetPlayerBuff' (a nil value)

OK, I'm just silly. I didn't realize using Vista, wow now uses a public folder, so I was replacing addons in the old program files folder structure. Grrrrr.
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Originally posted by Pastamancer
Disable all of your addons except for Grid and then start enabling them a few at a time until you get the error.
OK, I disabled all addons except Grid. Get two errors. One that you click ok and it disappears. The second is the same one as previously mentioned.

First one :

Addons\Grid\Libs\LibHealComm-3.0\LibHealComm-3.0.lua:17: attempted to call a field '?' (a nil value)

Second one :

...bs\SpecialEvents-Aura-2.0\SpecialEvents-Aura-2.0.lua:281: attempt to upvalue 'GetPlayerBuff' (a nil value)

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Error

I'm getting an error in Grid -> Frame -> Frame Alpha when I try to click on Unit Health. The checkbox doesn't check and I get:

Interface\Addons\Grid\GridFrame.lua:591: Usage: GridLayoutPartyHeaderUnitButton1: SetAlpha(alpha 0 to 1)

I'm using the latest version. I double checked. I deleted the addon entirely and reinstalled it.
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Originally posted by DarkSeverance
The only real issue I have with Grid currently is that it doesn't always refresh the healing amount and deficit properly. If I cast a heal on X person, it shows +6.6k and if I interrupt the casting. It still shows that it is healing +6.6 instead of going back to showing the real deficit.
Make sure you (and the other healers you raid with) are using the latest version of Grid. This has been fixed.
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The only real issue I have with Grid currently is that it doesn't always refresh the healing amount and deficit properly. If I cast a heal on X person, it shows +6.6k and if I interrupt the casting. It still shows that it is healing +6.6 instead of going back to showing the real deficit.
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Originally posted by hughheifer
I must be doing something incorrect then. I've downloaded the latest version and put it into my addons directory twice now.

Thanks for your help.
Disable all of your addons except for Grid and then start enabling them a few at a time until you get the error.
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Originally posted by Pastamancer
You can't possibly be getting that error from the latest version of Grid because line 281 of the SpecialEvents-Aura-2.0.lua included with the latest version of Grid is blank.
I must be doing something incorrect then. I've downloaded the latest version and put it into my addons directory twice now.

Thanks for your help.
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