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LightHeaded  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: v70000-1.1.0-2016-09-05
by: Cladhaire [More]

The last date of comment parsing is now part of the addon's filename.

Includes over 166,198 comments for more than 15,560 quests


LightHeaded is a very simple addon that displays quest information and comments from http://www.wowhead.com in game, eliminating the need to Alt-Tab when you get stuck on quest. This addon was inspired by qcomments and wowhead_quests, which both serve a similar purpose. Data is only loaded when you first request it, so you can be sure you're not using more memory than you need to.

I HIGHLY suggest using this addon with TomTom, another one of my addons (http://www.wowinterface.com/download...32-TomTom.html ). This allows you to simply click any coordinate in LightHeaded to add it to your map as a waypoint.

The following slash commands are valid:
  • /lh attach - Attaches the frame to the quest log
  • /lh detach - Detaches the frame, allows you to resize and move it
  • /lh sound - Toggles the open/close sound
  • /lh page - Toggles showing all comments on one page, or with multiple pages
  • /lh bgalpha <0.0-1.0> - Changes the alpha of the LH window background textures, so you can see the world.
  • /lh debug - Enables or disabled debug messages when loading quest databases
  • /lh config - Opens the LightHeaded configuration window
  • /lh autodetails - Toggle automatic opening of the Lightheaded window when clicking a quest in the objective tracker

LightHeaded now includes the English descriptions and introductory text for most of the quests in the game. This is disabled by default, but can be enabled for those players that are not playing in their native locale.

LightHeaded supports sending coordinates to TomTom, MapNotes, Cartographer2 and Cartographer3.

IMPORTANT: Addon authors that wish to use this API and data should
include the wowhead logo in the frame that displays this information.
They are kind enough to let me continue parsing their database, and we
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Date: Wed Sep 7 15:35:26 2016 +0200

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Thanks to lunarwtr we're able to parse again, since I didn't have time
to fix the previous parser. This required some changes to the addon, but
this should get things back up and working.

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Author: Jim Whitehead <[email protected]>
Date: Sat Jan 31 15:27:56 2015 +0100

Fix LH waypoint set integration

- We now are able to properly reverse WowHead mapFileIds to the in-game
areaIds, so waypoints should be set in the correct zone.
- We don't know how to set a waypoint in an instanced zone, so we just
put those in the current zone
- Integration with MapNotes, Cartographer and friends always set in the
current zone.

commit ce35e8b832925ec497af58a9d53c70c9d387816a
Author: Jim Whitehead <[email protected]>
Date: Sat Jan 31 10:17:44 2015 +0100

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Unread 11-09-10, 03:01 AM  
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Re: Re: FPS Issue

Originally posted by kmf65
Same problem with me. Simply put, with Light Headed active, I'm in the 5fps range....without, 100fps+. I have troubleshot, and have not found any connection to any other addon.
Again, this is incredibly hard to believe. Click 'Disable All', disable all addons, then enable LightHeaded. You will see it functions properly in this case. THe issue you are experiencing is a race condition with the SelectQuestLogEntry() function.
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Re: FPS Issue

Originally posted by Torty
Hi,

I am getting a massive drop in FPS every time I open Lightheaded. I thought it was due to EveryQuest so completely removed that and all saved variables and for a while the problem seemed to disappear. It is now though back. Every time I open up my quest log FPS drops to about 5, close the quest log and all is fine again. The only add-on I think I have that interacts with the Quest log is Tom Tom and would doubt that is the issue.

I have used 4.0.1 to really trim back on add-ons. I only use add-ons that have been updated for 4.0.1.

Any other ideas on what is causing the issue?

Torty
Same problem with me. Simply put, with Light Headed active, I'm in the 5fps range....without, 100fps+. I have troubleshot, and have not found any connection to any other addon.
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Originally posted by Cladhaire
That doesn't surprise me in the least, since I think QuestFu uses LibQuixote, which is the source of this issue. I'm not quite sure what can be done about it, we had this issue in the past, and the author fixed it.. blarg.
Thanks for the info. Not surprised a library breaks it was just more confused only broke when playing a shammy. Found an alpha version of LibQuixote (r91 released 10 days ago) on Wowace and replaced the version in QuestFu with this and now all works fine.
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That doesn't surprise me in the least, since I think QuestFu uses LibQuixote, which is the source of this issue. I'm not quite sure what can be done about it, we had this issue in the past, and the author fixed it.. blarg.
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Originally posted by Cladhaire
No. By itself, LightHeaded isn't going to cause this issue. There WILL be a slight immediate FPS drop the first time you open the spellbook, as the load on demand addons are loaded. In addition, if you're selecting a quest that has lots of comments or information, that takes time to load as well. This however is not a constant FPS drop, it's a one-time thing that recovers as soon as the work is done and it should not be severe.

It is almost certain that you are using an addon that you're not aware is using the SelectQuestLogEntry() WoW API function. Improper use of this function can severely impact the performance of your client, since it is what LightHeaded uses (in part) to update the LH frame.

A simple test is disabling all other addons, literally, every single one. Click 'Disable all' and then enable the LightHeaded addons. If you cannot reproduce the issue, then its an issue with integration with another addon, and we can start looking for the culprit.

Hope that helps! [/b]
Since posting the message have been doing some testing and it really is very strange.

The issue only occurs on my Shammy and I have a level 80 of every class so tested them all. I had recently updated ShockAndAwe which was my only shammy specific add-on so was hoping that was the issue but rolling back to previous release and then removing it didn't fix the issue. So then literally did start with just Lightheaded enabled and worked my way through every add-on to find the culprit. I have found the culprit and it is QuestFu. So with just LightHeaded, Fubar 3.6 and QuestFu enabled can replicate the issue every time on the Shammy and it is a constant frame loss to about 5fps any time I open up the quest log. I then loaded in the other toons with just these 3 add-ons enabled and never suffered any frame loss. So the culprit definitely appears to be QuestFu and for some very strange reason only occurs for a Shammy which really has me confused!

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Originally posted by dippymister
For some reason I just can't get this addon to work. I use curse for all my addons, so I'm really not used to manually installing them, but I really can't tell what im doing wrong. I downloaded the addon, unzipped it, and put all the folders in world of warcraft/interface/addons. There were several different folders when i unzipped it (Data A, B, etc). Should I put these all into one folder? Should I keep them seperate? What am I doing wrong?

Edit: Forgot to mention that I'm running vista. And it's in the folder and everything, but when I open WoW it's nowhere to be found, not in the list of addons on the loading screen.
The only folders that need to wind up in Interface\AddOns are the ones that begin with LightHeaded. The Data folder actually goes under LightHeaded\Data.

I hope that, combined with the below response to you, helps.

Originally posted by Torty
Hi,

I am getting a massive drop in FPS every time I open Lightheaded. I thought it was due to EveryQuest so completely removed that and all saved variables and for a while the problem seemed to disappear. It is now though back. Every time I open up my quest log FPS drops to about 5, close the quest log and all is fine again. The only add-on I think I have that interacts with the Quest log is Tom Tom and would doubt that is the issue.

I have used 4.0.1 to really trim back on add-ons. I only use add-ons that have been updated for 4.0.1.

Any other ideas on what is causing the issue?

Torty
No. By itself, LightHeaded isn't going to cause this issue. There WILL be a slight immediate FPS drop the first time you open the spellbook, as the load on demand addons are loaded. In addition, if you're selecting a quest that has lots of comments or information, that takes time to load as well. This however is not a constant FPS drop, it's a one-time thing that recovers as soon as the work is done and it should not be severe.

It is almost certain that you are using an addon that you're not aware is using the SelectQuestLogEntry() WoW API function. Improper use of this function can severely impact the performance of your client, since it is what LightHeaded uses (in part) to update the LH frame.

A simple test is disabling all other addons, literally, every single one. Click 'Disable all' and then enable the LightHeaded addons. If you cannot reproduce the issue, then its an issue with integration with another addon, and we can start looking for the culprit.

Hope that helps!
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FPS Issue

Hi,

I am getting a massive drop in FPS every time I open Lightheaded. I thought it was due to EveryQuest so completely removed that and all saved variables and for a while the problem seemed to disappear. It is now though back. Every time I open up my quest log FPS drops to about 5, close the quest log and all is fine again. The only add-on I think I have that interacts with the Quest log is Tom Tom and would doubt that is the issue.

I have used 4.0.1 to really trim back on add-ons. I only use add-ons that have been updated for 4.0.1.

Any other ideas on what is causing the issue?

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i was an EveryQuest user, but the FPS glitch, and the less recent glitch that prevented removing quests from the log, or locking you out of choosing quest rewards (pre 4.0.1) was annoying, and only on some alts.

i switched to QuestGuru, the history tab is helpful for loremaster backtracking, and helped with getting EK done last week (~110 left on kalim), and there's the achievement watcher, well, it's a nice change.

Originally posted by dippymister
For some reason I just can't get this addon to work. I use curse for all my addons, so I'm really not used to manually installing them
you want to open up your addons folder, and you should see the LightHeaded folder, and the 7 other folders below it.

if you see a folder called LightHeaded-r316, then you've unpacked the archive into it's own folder, you want to cut and paste the folders inside the -r316 folder, and paste them into the main Addons folder along with the others.

if you don't see anything at all in the addon folder, it's probably the wrong folder you're looking in. if the only thing in there is the lightheaded folders, it's also probably the wrong folder

if you're using vista/Win7, check C:\Users\<your windows account name> \AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons

you may have to unhide folders to see the AppData folder in your profile folder, it's typically hidden. to view hidden files:
Start->Control Panel->Appearance->Personalization->Folder Options->View tab->Advanced->click Show hidden files and folders->click OK. or open up explorer tools, folder options, view tab, and 'show hidden files and folders, click OK and OK to confirm/save if the UAC warning pops up.

then move the 8 folders into the addons folder from the old addons folder to the proper location, and open up WoW
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For some reason I just can't get this addon to work. I use curse for all my addons, so I'm really not used to manually installing them, but I really can't tell what im doing wrong. I downloaded the addon, unzipped it, and put all the folders in world of warcraft/interface/addons. There were several different folders when i unzipped it (Data A, B, etc). Should I put these all into one folder? Should I keep them seperate? What am I doing wrong?

Edit: Forgot to mention that I'm running vista. And it's in the folder and everything, but when I open WoW it's nowhere to be found, not in the list of addons on the loading screen.
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Originally posted by Shpaaka
Well, after a lot of headbanging I have come to the conclusion that my issue was due to both Everyquest and Loremaster. With either enabled separately or together I had the problem with links within Lightheaded. Without them all is good. Since they have not been updated for 4.0.x it looks like they are no longer desirable. Also I did see the FPS issue discussed earlier but since disabling Everyquest it has gone away.
Any suggestions for replacements for either Everyquest or Loremaster would be appreciated.
You are right, there is going to be no more updates to Loremaster. However there is an update to Everyquest. Maybe it will solve your problem.

Everyquest is updated here: http://static.wowace.com/content/fil...Quest-r168.zip
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Well, after a lot of headbanging I have come to the conclusion that my issue was due to both Everyquest and Loremaster. With either enabled separately or together I had the problem with links within Lightheaded. Without them all is good. Since they have not been updated for 4.0.x it looks like they are no longer desirable. Also I did see the FPS issue discussed earlier but since disabling Everyquest it has gone away.
Any suggestions for replacements for either Everyquest or Loremaster would be appreciated.
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Thank you for the information and investigation, Cladhaire. I'll pursue the issue further with the author of EveryQuest.
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The issue is with EveryQuest. You will need to contact that addon author. I've installed the latest version from Curse. I keep my FPS capped to 30, so my laptop doesn't get too hot. I can open the quest log, and navigate around LightHeaded without any issues, so long as EveryQuest is disabled. I retain my 30 fps, even in Dalaran.

I reproduced your issue (the quest selection, not the fading text) once, but I cannot reproduce it again. EveryQuest is the addon that is responsible for changing the LightHeaded window. It also doesnt' need to leave it anchored to the quest log, it can change that.

When I had the selection issue, my FPS ground down to the single digits. I suggest you contact the author of EveryQuest, because I believe the issue exists only as a result of EveryQuest's LightHeaded integration. With LightHeaded as the only addon enabled, there are any number of things I can do to show you that it is not causing an FPS drop.
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Re: FPS drop when viewing quest log

Just adding another voice to this... I'm having the exact same issues that Riadh mentions here. HUGE FPS drop. EveryQuest opens up lightheaded, and it only shows the selected quest for a fraction of a second before the quest log flips to the quest that was already selected in the quest log. I've had to uninstall LightHeaded for now because it's just really messing up the FPS to the point of things being unplayable.

Originally posted by Riadh
I cannot be certain that Lightheaded is the sole culprit, but here's the scenario:

Lightheaded - r315
EveryQuest - r167
TomTom - v40000-1.0.0
AtlasQuest - 4.5.0 Beta


After the 4.0.1 patch, I deleted my WTF folder entirly and started fresh. Since then, I've been explicitly using alpha releases (if available) via the Curse Client, checking for updates daily or visiting WoW interface. I am using no other quest related add-ons, though I am using CT Mod to move my objectives list around.


Problem:

1) As others have mentioned, I'm seeing a 80% to 90% drop in FPS when I open my quest log.

2) Also, when I select a quest in the EveryQuest interface that is not yet in my quest log, it will open up my quest log and Lightheaded (as expected). For a brief second, I will see the wowhead details of the quest in Lightheaded, but almost immediately after I will then see the wowhead details of whatever quest is highlighted. It essentially makes it so that I cannot look at the details of quests I haven't yet accepted.

Steps tried so far:
- I tried uninstalling Lightheaded via the Curse Client (also physically browsed the WTF account and character folders to verify that all files were removed).
- After reinstall of r315, I'm still having the same problem.

Please let me know if there is any other information (like .lua files) that I can provide.

Thank you.
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tried modifying the saved variables file,
no joy.
What is the difference from from one character to
the next. My brain hurts.
I'm missing something but I can't figure out what.
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