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AlarBGHelper  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 4.3.11
by: alar [More]

Assistant for battlefields
Displays a small window with status information.


NOTE: In Alterac Valley, bosses' health depends on synchronization. If you are the only user of ABH in your BG you cant have any info other than what is already available to you, so only if you are really near to one of them (by near I mean just outside or inside the bunker) you can see the data changing even if you are not targeting the boss

Arathi Basin
Left clicking a base button asks for help, Right clicking inform that the base is now safe
Clicking on "Ally/Horde wins in .." line, announce it in chat
Same for the "We need .. bases to win"
Time left and bases needed will be meaningfull onoy when at least one base has been taken by horde or ally
Besides each contested nodes you will see the time left to cap.

Warsong Gulch
Shows 2 big button with carrier's names. Click to target, shift-click to announce.
Extending the window (click on the >> button) discovers some more button. They work with the left-click ask for help, right-click announce safe rule.

Alterac Valley
Objectives' names works with the left-click ask for help, right-click announce safe rule.
Besides each contested nodes you will see the time left to cap. Clicking on time will announce it in chat.

Common feature:
Extimated resurrection timer. I need some feedback on this one, cause it looks like the interval is not exactly 30 seconds.. or maybe some lag is involved.. I hadnt time to figure the right timer, so I use a 30 seconds cyclle starting from your first resurrection inside a BG


Planned feature:
Syncronization: make things so when you join a bg, you can get timers from other users of my mod. Basic code is already in, i just need to test it a bit more

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04-11-12 05:18 AM
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Unread 10-27-07, 02:26 AM  
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Originally posted by lilsparky
handy mod. glad to see it's working again.

dunno if it's just me, but on my system the alterac valley graveyards and towers stack their names instead of filling the entire line. does that make sense? so instead of "frostwolf graveyard" it says "frostwolf" then "graveyard" underneath, like the text frame isn't wide enough and it's wrapping the text. all the buttons are doing this and it makes it kind of hard to read.

You can resize (alt-right-click and drag) all panels. The text will use the new width after relogging. Or you can fiddle with the scaling (click the little "plus" button in the top left corner
for the wsg one, it would be handy if when calling out the fc you could tell people the level and the health (if available). for that matter, maybe having an option to alert you when your fc is at certain health threshholds would be cool. like "flag carrier is taking damage", "flag carrier is at 50% health", "flag carrier is at 10% health". similarly, if you're on their fc and you've got him down to low health, it would be nice to announce it so that your fc can get ready to cap or you defense can get back in position. like "enemy flag carrier at 10% health". this could be done manually, tho, if you have the announce buttons report health.
This can be done for friendly carrier but only in a laggish way (scanning all the raid units to find it's name).
Healt info of enemy carrier (or any other enemy player) is no longer available
SInce 2.0 there is no way you can get info about an unit you dont have as target (or target of target and so) or focus.
Addons CANT switch target behind the scenes like we were used to do in the old good times.
The "auto spam my health" function was available in the old version but i didnt see anyone using it so I removed it. Maybe I'll add it back again while fixing things for 2.3
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Thanks alar, but it's spelled TsuRaNi lol, glad we could figure out what the issues were and i am sure that others in the ace/rock community are also glad ya got it fixed.
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handy mod. glad to see it's working again.

dunno if it's just me, but on my system the alterac valley graveyards and towers stack their names instead of filling the entire line. does that make sense? so instead of "frostwolf graveyard" it says "frostwolf" then "graveyard" underneath, like the text frame isn't wide enough and it's wrapping the text. all the buttons are doing this and it makes it kind of hard to read.

for the wsg one, it would be handy if when calling out the fc you could tell people the level and the health (if available). for that matter, maybe having an option to alert you when your fc is at certain health threshholds would be cool. like "flag carrier is taking damage", "flag carrier is at 50% health", "flag carrier is at 10% health". similarly, if you're on their fc and you've got him down to low health, it would be nice to announce it so that your fc can get ready to cap or you defense can get back in position. like "enemy flag carrier at 10% health". this could be done manually, tho, if you have the announce buttons report health.
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Originally posted by Argo007
Hi,

i switched from "without externals" to "with externals" but i can't see anything you show us in your pictures.

Could there be a problem with the german client?

Your localisation is very confusingly.

I'll try to complete it.

greetz

AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:404: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil)
AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:903: attempt to index field 'title' (a nil value)
AceDB-2.0-46764 (Ace2):261: stack

PS: can you put the messages in localisation too? For me is english no problem, but many other german players wouldn't understand it ^^
Here we have a misunderstanding the addon is NOT localised, it just uses (in order to catch some BG related info) a localised library (GLORY-2.0, folder name is GloryLib, title in wow addon list is Lib: Glory-2.0).
Besides that, you are almost certainly not using the very last versione, because in line 903 I dont have any reference to a field 'title'.

If you want to provide me with translation for Deutch (did I spell it right?) to use in messages. I will be glad to include them.

If you cant fild a german addon for bg, and you need to use mine, we have to check the localisation together. If you want to write me I am sending you my email in pm, so i cans end you a custom version to help us checking german localisation
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Hi,

i switched from "without externals" to "with externals" but i can't see anything you show us in your pictures.

Could there be a problem with the german client?

Your localisation is very confusingly.

I'll try to complete it.

greetz

AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:404: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil)
AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:903: attempt to index field 'title' (a nil value)
AceDB-2.0-46764 (Ace2):261: stack

PS: can you put the messages in localisation too? For me is english no problem, but many other german players wouldn't understand it ^^
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just downloaded the new version 2.8 from here and the .toc says it is

Version: 2.7. Revision: 52289
and the change log says
Version: 2.7 Revision: 52412
lol


BTW i am not putting you down or anything negative. i love the idea of this mod and i am just trying to help ya


which Version was the last NON Ace Version. I want to install the non Ace Version for my work PC and keep useing the Aced version at home
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Re: Still not working

Originally posted by sumen123
Does this mod work at all .. ive tried 3 versions and come up with errors everytime .. mostly ace errors
I did these tests:
removed my original one
downloaded it from this site
installed it
disabled any other addon
started wow
alarbghelper said "ACE2 needed, enabled it for you, please relog"
relogged and reenabled all other addons.
Wordked like a charm
So, i deduct that ACE2 embedding is somehow flawed (my faulr or ace fault , I will inviestigate it) and a separate ACE2 installation is needed.
ACE2 is found here
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Still not working

Does this mod work at all .. ive tried 3 versions and come up with errors everytime .. mostly ace errors

Looks like an awsome mod also
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Lua errors

This is what I hate about WOW... no way to check things .. but as you are willing to spend some time with me to fix it.. let's have a try

Memory: Ace should be designed to never load more than one time very library.
My addon is not using memory except for its configuration but, if it is the first one using ACE (and it probably is if you dont have ACE2 as a separate addon because alar is in the beginning of alphabetic order) you see as occupied by AlarBGHelper ALL the memory used by all ACEDB addon.
To check the memory thing, try installing ACE2 as a separate addon.

Again, the line you are posting (901) doesnt contain any reference to title (at least in the version I just posted here).
Line 401 could show the error you reports but only if u had alarbghelper trying to create his frames while not in a bg... and that should not be possible (well... at least it never happened to me)


Originally posted by Argo007
Argh....new error

Since i installed your mods i get this error: acedb stack overflow
ace took 156 mb of my addon memory.
After disabeling your mod it coms to my normal 50mb.

So there must be an error im your mod somewhere.
can you check this?

Thanks


EDIT: OMG....following errors:
1. [2007/10/17 19:29:57-295-x1]: AceDB-2.0-46764 (Ace2):261: stack overflow
2. [2007/10/17 19:30:05-295-x530]: AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:901: attempt to index field 'title' (a nil value)
3. [2007/10/17 19:31:39-295-x16]: AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:401: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil)

No BG Minimap, absolutly not working for me.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Lua errors

Originally posted by alar
I revamped the screens, so they are not identical to the picture I uploaded, but not so different you cant recognize so I assume the addon is not starting.
The panels now are dinamically generated from server's maps.
I noticed in AV sometimes the server is quite slow in updating his internal position to AV.
If you display the map ("M" the default key), the server should update himself.
If you dont see any MAP (no AV, no AB, no WSG, no EOS) you should definitely have en error in your log for me to check.
Obviously I assume you opened /abh gui and enabled each BG, did you?

Let me know
Alar
Argh....new error

Since i installed your mods i get this error: acedb stack overflow
ace took 156 mb of my addon memory.
After disabeling your mod it coms to my normal 50mb.

So there must be an error im your mod somewhere.
can you check this?

Thanks


EDIT: OMG....following errors:
1. [2007/10/17 19:29:57-295-x1]: AceDB-2.0-46764 (Ace2):261: stack overflow
2. [2007/10/17 19:30:05-295-x530]: AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:901: attempt to index field 'title' (a nil value)
3. [2007/10/17 19:31:39-295-x16]: AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelper.lua:401: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil)

No BG Minimap, absolutly not working for me.
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Re: Re: Re: Lua errors

Originally posted by Argo007
Hi,

i've downloaded the newest version via ace downloader now.
So there are no lua errors but the helper doesen't show me the screens i see in your mod description. I can't change any option via the fubar.

Pic will follow.

greetz Argo
I revamped the screens, so they are not identical to the picture I uploaded, but not so different you cant recognize so I assume the addon is not starting.
The panels now are dinamically generated from server's maps.
I noticed in AV sometimes the server is quite slow in updating his internal position to AV.
If you display the map ("M" the default key), the server should update himself.
If you dont see any MAP (no AV, no AB, no WSG, no EOS) you should definitely have en error in your log for me to check.
Obviously I assume you opened /abh gui and enabled each BG, did you?

Let me know
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Re: Re: Lua errors

Originally posted by alar
Did you dowload the 2.7 version? The error related to fubar happens in a line I removed from that file with version 2.7.
(Or I messed with releases.. your comment has been made 3 hours after i removed 2.6.. maybe yoi were in a hurry and didnt noticed the new release?
Hi,

i've downloaded the newest version via ace downloader now.
So there are no lua errors but the helper doesen't show me the screens i see in your mod description. I can't change any option via the fubar.

Pic will follow.

greetz Argo
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Re: Lua errors

Did you dowload the 2.7 version? The error related to fubar happens in a line I removed from that file with version 2.7.
(Or I messed with releases.. your comment has been made 3 hours after i removed 2.6.. maybe yoi were in a hurry and didnt noticed the new release?
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Lua errors

i get these errors:

[2007/10/16 08:34:57-287-x1]: AlarLib-2.0-52143 (AlarBGHelper):573: attempt to index field 'storage' (a nil value)
AceAddon-2.0-46764 (Ace2):927: in function <Interface\AddOns\Ace2\AceAddon-2.0\AceAddon-2.0.lua:920>
<in C code>: ?
AceEvent-2.0-49307 (Ace2):266: in function `TriggerEvent'
AceEvent-2.0-49307 (Ace2):962: in function <Interface\AddOns\Ace2\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:955>

and

[2007/10/16 08:36:13-287-x4]: AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelperFubar.lua:130: Dewdrop-2.0: args.ShowIcon: "desc" cannot be a 0-length string
Ace2\AceLibrary\AceLibrary.lua:133: in function `error'
Dewdrop-2.0-48630 (DewdropLib):1289: in function `FeedAceOptionsTable'
AlarBGHelper\AlarBGHelperFubar.lua:130: in function `OnMenuRequest'
FuBarPlugin-2.0-48629:1103: in function <...\FuBarPlugin-2.0\FuBarPlugin-2.0\FuBarPlugin-2.0.lua:1093>
Dewdrop-2.0-48630 (DewdropLib):1883: in function <...erface\AddOns\DewdropLib\Dewdrop-2.0\Dewdrop-2.0.lua:1832>
Dewdrop-2.0-48630 (DewdropLib):2768: in function <...erface\AddOns\DewdropLib\Dewdrop-2.0\Dewdrop-2.0.lua:2727>
Dewdrop-2.0-48630 (DewdropLib):2984: in function `Open'
FuBarPlugin-2.0-48629:1148: in function `OpenMenu'
FuBarPlugin-2.0-48629:960: in function <...\FuBarPlugin-2.0\FuBarPlugin-2.0\FuBarPlugin-2.0.lua:958>
FuBar-50710\FuBar.lua:1212: in function <Interface\AddOns\FuBar\FuBar.lua:1206>
Tablet-2.0-49630 (TabletLib):2541: in function <Interface\AddOns\TabletLib\Tablet-2.0\Tablet-2.0.lua:2539>

any help?
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Re: 2.5.5

Originally posted by Prildena
I downloaded the latest version today and the timers do not show in AV. This is the only BG I have tried it in.
Let me understand
You mean:
You see the AV panel, see the nodes' list but when a node become contested you dont see the countdown?
OR
You see thhe AV panel but it's empty
OR
You expect to see the timers as soon as you enter AV?

A screenshot would really be helpful (You can post it to my site, wow.aspide.it )
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