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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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Unread 10-27-07, 12:23 AM  
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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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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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Originally posted by Tsurani
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.
Hehe.. maybe i was thinking about the "tsunami of bugs" you reported the first time ;-P
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Unread 10-30-07, 12:27 PM  
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Originally posted by alar
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


yeah, seems to be fixed now. maybe logging and reloggin fixed it.

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
couldn't you switch targets (or focus) briefly to get the info you need? and for the "get ready to cap" warning, presumably the person announcing would have the enemy fc targetted.
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Originally posted by lilsparky
couldn't you switch targets (or focus) briefly to get the info you need? and for the "get ready to cap" warning, presumably the person announcing would have the enemy fc targetted. [/b]
No. Since wow 2.0 an addon CAN only switch focus/target using a special frame that cant be modified while in combat.
The trick I use to fill the button who targets teh carriers, is waiting your first out of combat.
Theoretically I could create a hidden frame and, whenever you go out of combat trying to gather those informations.. quite messy, and then you enter in combat a gain and I cant update.
I took a different approach.
WHen you give information about the carrier, i scan all raid member target to check if soemone is targeting the carrier and pull info from him... this sometimes works, sometimes not, but at least when i get informations they are up to date
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Unread 11-18-07, 04:03 PM  
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This is what I get with the latest version:

AlarBGHelper.lua:545:Attempt to compare nil with number

It does that every second or so.
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Unread 11-19-07, 07:30 AM  
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Originally posted by dem0n
This is what I get with the latest version:

AlarBGHelper.lua:545:Attempt to compare nil with number

It does that every second or so.
Did u get the zip from here or from wowaceupdater?
And, in which battleground are you when you get that error? Because it should be fixed in the release I will upload this night as soon as i come back from office,.
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cool. i like the health % when announcing, but it would be great if it didn't add that unless it was reasonably confident in the number (i believe i've seen an "age" associated with that number somehere). like if it's over a minute old, then it shouldn't make any pronouncements about it.

also, my point earlier about the auto reporting of the enemy fc health. if i have alar and i'm attacking the enemy fc, i've got the health % right there on my target. having a threshhold % to report "get ready to cap" and maybe another threshhold to indicate the enemy fc is taking considerable damage (like 10% for get ready to cap and 50% for enemy fc is going down).

i know syncing is part of the system, so you could keep over-announcing this stuff by selecting one player running alar to be the official "spokesman" for any alar auto announcements....

i think an announcement about the friendly fc taking damage would be good to, which IS something you have access to all the time, isn't it? i mean, friendly targets are not as protected as the enemy targets, so i believe you could keep up to date with friendly fc health % without much difficulty. you wouldn't believe the number of times i see people rez and jump down the hill to engage in combat when the fc is being assaulted.
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Unread 12-16-07, 09:50 AM  
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Not showing on Fubar

Error in latest version (from Wowaceupdater) where ABGH won't show up on FuBar:

AceOO-2.0-38641 (AlarBGHelper):627: FuBarPlugin-2.0: FuBarPlugin-2.0 requires Dewdrop-2.0.\nAlarBGHelper\\Libs\\Ace2\\AceLibrary\\AceLibrary.lua:133: in function `error'\nFuBarPlugin-2.0-52843:887: in function `OnInstanceInit'\nAceOO-2.0-38641 (AlarBGHelper):627: in function `init'\nAceAddon-2.0-46764:945: in function `init'\nAceOO-2.0-38641 (AlarBGHelper):463: in function <...ddOns\\AlarBGHelper\\Libs\\Ace2\\AceOO-2.0\\AceOO-2.0.lua:436>\n(tail call): ?:\nAlarBGHelper\\AlarBGHelperFubar.lua:7: in main chunk\n\n ---
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Re: Not showing on Fubar

Originally posted by Lorelei
Error in latest version (from Wowaceupdater) where ABGH won't show up on FuBar:

AceOO-2.0-38641 (AlarBGHelper):627: FuBarPlugin-2.0: FuBarPlugin-2.0 requires Dewdrop-2.0.\nAlarBGHelper\\Libs\\Ace2\\AceLibrary\\AceLibrary.lua:133: in function `error'\nFuBarPlugin-2.0-52843:887: in function `OnInstanceInit'\nAceOO-2.0-38641 (AlarBGHelper):627: in function `init'\nAceAddon-2.0-46764:945: in function `init'\nAceOO-2.0-38641 (AlarBGHelper):463: in function <...ddOns\\AlarBGHelper\\Libs\\Ace2\\AceOO-2.0\\AceOO-2.0.lua:436>\n(tail call): ?:\nAlarBGHelper\\AlarBGHelperFubar.lua:7: in main chunk\n\n ---
Looks like you miss DewDrop. DewDrop is required only by fubar, that is not mandatory for AlarBGHelper.
ABH assumes that if you have FuBarPlugin-2.0, you have DewDrop too.
Btw, I am working right now on AlarBGHelper, so saying last version is not enough You better dig in AlarBgHelper.toc and give me:
Version
X-Revision
X-Date

Remember to force WowAceUpdater to reload his file list BEFORE updating or you could miss something
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Re: Re: Not showing on Fubar

Btw... very last version is 3.1.1 Rev. 57063
Be sure Wowace downloaded AlarLib too, because i changed its folder from !AlarLib to AlarLib to not be blamed for the apparent huge memory consumption connrctrd with being the first addon loaded
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Lightbulb Display problem in AV

Alar, I'm getting this problem in AV... My display window (showing the resources /w times) keeps making itself smaller... The bottom of the frame moves up until the last resource listed is Tower Point... I resize it back and within a minute or 2 it's moved up again. Even while waiting in the cave for the BG to start it does it.

I have tried: Getting the latest version from WowInterface, getting the latest Ace2 from the Ace2 download site, reset to defaults from /ABH config... None of that helped so I tried deleting all of the ABH saved variable files from my WTF folder... Still does it... (Note: I always set ABH to NOT show the commanders)

Another problem that isn't huge is the health for Drek and Van is always wrong... I only play alliance if that makes a difference...

I do use a lot of add-ons including move anything and Mobile Frames but this frame is the only one I'm having any trouble with.

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Re: Display problem in AV

Originally posted by Vetus
[b]Alar, I'm getting this problem in AV... My display window (showing the resources /w times) keeps making itself smaller... The bottom of the frame moves up until the last resource listed is Tower Point... I resize it back and within a minute or 2 it's moved up again. Even while waiting in the cave for the BG to start it does it.
It's quite a long time I didnt run AV, but the code that shows and resize windows is the same for all the battlefields. I will run some AV asap and check it. I too play with commoanders disable, so this should not be the cause

Originally posted by Vetus
Another problem that isn't huge is the health for Drek and Van is always wrong... I only play alliance if that makes a difference...
Drek and Van health is a "best guess", i.e. it's based on a scan of all raid member's target and communication from other ABH users.
If you are the only ABH user in a BG, you only rely on the scan, and the scan is only useful if you are quite close to Drek/van (say.,. out of his buildning, but still near it)
Right now I am ill so i cant do much besides answering here.
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Originally posted by alar
It's quite a long time I didnt run AV, but the code that shows and resize windows is the same for all the battlefields. I will run some AV asap and check it. I too play with commoanders disable, so this should not be the cause
AV is the only one I've been using... So I can't tell you if I'm also having issues with the others... I hope it's not on my computer... I would try a clean run with no other addons, but I couldn't compete without them...

I forgot to mention before... Thanks for all the hard work... Your addon makes the BGs a lot more fun for me...
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Re: Re: Re: Display problem in AV

Originally posted by Vetus
AV is the only one I've been using... So I can't tell you if I'm also having issues with the others... I hope it's not on my computer... I would try a clean run with no other addons, but I couldn't compete without them...

I forgot to mention before... Thanks for all the hard work... Your addon makes the BGs a lot more fun for me...
I found the time to run 1 AV. and it happened to me, but resizing the window using the resize handle (in the bottom right corner, click and drag to resize) it never happened again.
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