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Satrina Buff Frames 3  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 3.1.25
by: Satrina, father0fnine

SBF has a maintainer!
I have to say, I am amazed by the number of people who just kept plugging along. It makes me feel bad that I do not have the time to keep working on this myself - you guys are all awesome! The good news is that a new maintainer has been found. Meet father0fnine, who is taking over SBF. I'm sure you'll all show him as much love as you showed me all these years

SBF 3.2 with clickable buffs
Go here: http://www.wowinterface.com/download...o.php?id=12524

Version 3.1.25
+ "my" filters are fixed
+ Added support for thrown weapon poisons
+ Poisons, totems, etc. should not cause errors in filters anymore
+ Added "id" filter type
+ Spells tab works again
+ Added option in the spells tab to show/not show buffs by spellID
+ Added options in the global tab to show default buff frame and default enchant frame
+ SBFOptions will now make the background for names visible when configuring to help you not overlap the icons when positioning (which can cause clicks on icons to not register)

Version 3.1.24
- Sadly, clicking off of buffs is not fated to be at this time. Disabled for now

Version 3.1.23
+ Fix an error when tracking is enabled

Version 3.1.22
+ Added "id" filter for spell ID numbers
+ You should now be able to click off player buffs
+ Fixed problems with the colour picker
+ You can now remove/edit filters
+ You should be able to rename buff frames without error now
- You will not be able to click off temporary enchants or totems
- When you rename a buff frame, the old name will still appear in ButtonFacade's list until you reload UI or restart

Version 3.1.21
- Update for WoW 4.0
- The scale slider has finally been removed. Use the individual sizing mechanisms on the tabs, and set spacing between buffs on the layout tab
- Some performance tweaks courtesy of [email protected]
- You won't be able to click off buffs (same with pretty much all buff addons right now)

Version 3.1.20
- Fix an error for new users introduced by 3.1.19

Version 3.1.19
- Fixed an error between SBF and Parrot
- Increased maximum number of buff frames

Version 3.1.18
- Reworked temporary weapon enchants somewhat. They should work a lot better now
- Fixed a problem where ButtonFacade users could not rename frames
- Fixed an error during buff updates when fast bar is enabled (line 177)
- Some performance tweaks
- The SBF entry in the Interface panel now has a button to launch SBF options rather than just clicking on the name
- Fixed a bug where the tracking type icon would not update when the tracking type was changed

Version 3.1.17
- Hopefully fixed ButtonFacade problems

Version 3.1.16
- More work on castable filters
- Buff timers and bars should refresh correctly when first appearing in frames

Version 3.1.15
- Fix dumb error in 3.1.14

Version 3.1.14
- Fix for castable filter (that should fix up out my filters as well)
- Added option for icon opacity
- If you set a the height of a frame's bars to be greater than its width, the bar will automatically become vertical (experimental)
- Totems and weapon enchants should work correctly with my filters now

Version 3.1.13
- Player and vehicle buffs are now separated correctly (this fixes the stack count problem)
- Added a vehicle (v) filter for filtering your vehicle's effects
- Added an option on the General tab to have player blacklist buff frames show vehicle buffs when mounted
- The spellsteal (s) filter works correctly now.
- Added the player (player) filter that will filter effects cast by players
- Added the NPC (npc) filter that will filter effects cast by NPCs
- Added the party (party) filter that will filter effects cast by members of your party or raid
- You can now toggle buff names to show tooltips when hovered over
- Added frame visibility options for solo, party, raid, party or raid, friendly, and hostile
- Using !~ in filters (n!~xyz, tt!~abc) will now work correctly
- SBFOptions now has localisation for koKR (submitter did not give locale file for SBF itself)
- Some other small bug fixes

Version 3.1.12
* When SBF can determine the caster of an effect, it will put the name in the effect's tooltip
* The list on the Spells tab should populate correctly now
* The tt filter should function correctly now
* Fixed a condition where SBF would sometimes not be able to determine a border colour for ButtonFacade skinned icons and an error would occur

Version 3.1.11
* Fix errors when creating/removing frames

Version 3.1.10
* Fix that error with temporary enchantments

Version 3.1.9
* Fixed an error when checking castable status (SBFUtil line 86)

Version 3.1.8
* Fixed an error where size limited frames get the wrong buffs
* Some small fixes for ButtonFacade. Some skins will still not get border colours. I've sent a message to StormFX to see if there's something I am missing or if it's just an inconsistency with some BF skins
* Added the ability for users to add custom sounds for expiry warnings. See SatrinaBuffFrame/Media/SBFSounds.lua for directions
* When changing SBF profiles, the list of frames shown in ButtonFacade setup will update correctly

Version 3.1.7
3.1.7 is version bookkeeping to keep in sync with a massive fubar I had at Curse

Version 3.1.6
* Bars should no longer jump directly from 00:01 to 00:00
* Buff flows will no longer reset when you re-enter the options after setting them up
* Fixed an error that was occuring for new users and people converting from 3.0, preventing them from using SBF
* Buff icons changing from debuffs to buffs due to buff flowing should have their borders re-coloured correctly now
* You can now have SBF try to fix corrupted saved variables for the current character by using /sbf fix
* You can now reset the profile for the current character by using /sbf reset

Version 3.1.5
* TOC version has been updated for WoW 3.1 :rolleyes:
* SBF will no longer allow you to try and flow buffs for different units. (There's no way to make that work without a major code revamp)
* Buff and Name help in non-English localisations has been updated with the current English version. Translators will need to re-translate them
* ha filters should behave a little bit better now
* Vehicle buff frames will update and clear when you exit a vehicle
* Hopefully (hopefully!) the overextending bar thing is gone finally.
* SBF and SBFOptions now has an actual licence besides All Rights Reserved. Check out licence.txt in the zipfile, or read online: http://evilempireguild.org/SBF/licence.php

Version 3.1.4
* Code change for my filters to work correctly with WoW 3.1
* Added an option to reverse cooldown sweeps
* Flashing buffs should not go insane in combat
* You should be able to dismiss weapon enchants/poisons correctly now

Version 3.1.3
* Cases where the first buff in a frame cannot be clicked should be fixed for real now
* Shaman weapon imbues should not get moved into frames using the to filter any more
* Cooldown sweeps should not flicker in combat now
* Cooldown sweeps should not occasionally cause an error

Version 3.1.1
* Because it wouldn't be an SBF release without me forgetting something ridiculous, SBF will no longer say "hi" to you when you click on a buff
* Added vehicle to the list of units for buff frames on the general tab

Version 3.1.0
* Filters now work completely for any unit
* In addition to assigning a unit to each frame, each frame is designated as holding buffs or debuffs, and is designated as a whitelist or a blacklist
* Each frame now maintains its own filter list
* Filters now work with the whitelist or blacklist setting for the frame
* A dropdown allowing you to select from commonly used filters is now available
* The filter system has been simplified, read the SBF site for details
* Timers, counts, and names can now have their frame level adjusted (allows you to ensure that things appear on top of each other correctly)
* You can now name your buff frames, and the name appears in the drag tabs
* You can size buff icons
* You can set bar height
* Buff bars can show tooltips when hovered over, and can dismiss effects when right clicked
* Bars should not occasionally go insane when buffs are refreshed anymore
* Timers should always update in a timely manner in combat
* The filter evaluator has been rewritten for performance
* You can put a cooldown sweep (like on action bars) on buff icons
* Some other performance enhancements

Version 3.0.7
- Tweak to re-get buffs when a buff's time left reaches 0
- ButtonFacade settings saved in SBF's saved vars
- Tweak timer and bar updates
- Add new zhCN and zhTW locale files
- Account for multiple separate buffs with same name

Version 3.0.6
- Fix pets and other units coming and going

Version 3.0.5
- Fix for when party members leave so that buff frames clear correctly
- Add Name options trunc, chop, of
- Add zhCN and zhTW locales
- Add option to display N/A as time for auras
- Castables are stored separately by class now

Version 3.0.4
- Really fix the problem from 3.0.2

Version 3.0.3
- Fix error from 3.0.2 where frames are not regenerated when changing buff count

Version 3.0.2
- Performance tweaking
- Fix an intermittent error with ButtonFacade

Version 3.0.1
- Fix an error when temp enchants reach 0 time
- Add time left on temp enchants to their tooltips

Version 3.0.0
- Add SBF button to Interface panel
- Fix so Sentry Totems are not destroyed when right clicked
- Fix so frames with out of combat visibility do not flash in combat
- Fix so flowed buffs actually use the expiry settings of their home frame
- Promote to release version

Beta 15
- Fix an error when removing frames
- Adjustments to buff sorting
- Removed ButtonFacade debug messages
- Fix for debuffs that don't report their type properly
- Make sure that weapon enchant buff index is always valid

Beta 14
- Fix filters for harmful effects by type
- Fix some totem problems
- Add option to track totem timers when out of range
- Add option to not track totems that do not give buffs
- Fix buff sorting error for totems

Beta 13
- Add an option on the Globals tab to disable ButtonFacade for SBF only
- Some performance tweaking

Beta 12
- ButtonFacade is back!
- Fixed a problem where buffs would overflow frames sometimes
- Re-fix unit debuffs
- Added "my" filter

Beta 11
- ButtonFacade is still disabled
- Fix a couple of in your face problems from beta 10

Beta 10
- ButtonFacade is still disabled
- Added throttling to the event input to reduce unnecessary extra work when buffs are coming and going quickly
- Fixed an error where the Copy From dropdown never got updated
- Some general performance enhancements

Beta 9
- ButtonFacade is still disabled
- The auras have max time option should work correctly
- Time remaining filters should work now
- When a frame fills, it should correctly discard extra buffs
- Frame visiblity options Always, In Combat, Out of Combat, and Never are available again. Mouseover is currently removed.
- Random other fixes and tweaks

Beta 8
- Fix an error in SBFOptions when ButtonFacade is loaded

Beta 7
- Disabled ButtonFacade support for the time being
- Buff flashing when expiring fixed
- Mirror buffs should work correctly now
- New users should not have problems with profiles not being saved
- Some profiling fixes for performance

Beta 6
- The positioning window is hopefully now in a more obvious place
- Positioning window also has labels now!
- Profile stuff now works
- Fixed an error where you could sometimes only adjust positions of items in frame 1
- Increased the maximum scale to 3.0 times
- The spells tab works normally again for setting up show in frame/always warn (though filter diagnosis is broken currently)
- cyCircled support should be back again

- Beta 5
- ButtonFacade colours should save now
- Tooltips should be correct when buffs fade
- Fixed some bugs

Beta 4
- More tweaking of sticky tab in options
- ButtonFacade should work now
- Few small fixes from the known issues list

Beta 3
- Redid the sticky frames interface in SBFOptions
- Added ability to colour names of debuffs separately from buffs

Beta 2
- Added new timer formats
- Very early and basic work on sticky frames.
- Stability fixes

Beta 1
- Weapon enchants should work right now
- Totems should appear correctly now. Won't disappear when you go out of range, though
- A bit of fixing in the 2.x saved variables conversion
- You shouldn't see errors with ButtonFacade now

Beta 0 (fixed)
- Fixed load order in embeds.xml for people who have no other Ace3 addons

Beta 0
- Conversion to Ace3
- Many new features
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Unread 07-14-09, 09:07 PM  
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On 3.2 PTR, SBF is reporting Mana Spring Totem as a "N/A" (persistent aura) even though it's clearly a 5-minute buff in practice (like all other totems).

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Unread 07-14-09, 05:18 PM  
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Addon looks promising, would be amazing if the filters would work right...
Using it since 3.1 release. Had some problems, but was working.

With 3.1.12 update I wanted to set up some more frames (to have filtered buffs/debuffs). Some of things I want to do is separate buffs that i can cast from others, debuffs i can dispel from others, have a frame showing short time buffs, power gains etc.
And well, it was working pretty well (needed more tweaks but OK).

The "can dispel (ha)" filter didn't work at all for me tough.
If i set 2 frames, 1st blacklist 'ha' filter, 2nd whitelist 'ha' filter, all debuffs would show in the 2nd frame, while the 1st never shows any debuffs...

Today "upgraded" to 3.1.13, and now the 'c' filter doesn't work as well.
I had 2 frames, 1st blacklist 'c', 2nd whitelist 'c' filters, and it was working fine with 3.1.12, but with 3.1.13 shows all buffs in the 1st frame, 2nd frame doesn't show anything.
I tried wiping saved variables, and even deleted the UI and tried SBF alone, but doesn't work...

Basically only filters that work fine for me (that I use) are 'my' filter, duration ('d'), and spell name based filters ('n').

Am I doing something wrong? Or it just doesn't work?

The addon is gr8 still, I'll just try to make some workarounds, but would be even beter with those filters working :P

Returned to 3.1.12
In 3.1.13 nothing really works
  • as mentioned 'c', 'ha' filters
  • now even 'my' filter does some strange things (e.g. last buff that i cast shows up in the frame where 'my' is blacklisted and not in whitelist 'my' frame, until I cast next buff)
  • after reloging all buffs show up in the 1st buff frame (with blacklist 'my') until I cast some buff
  • In combat buffs switch places randomly, last 'my' buff shows up in blacklisted 'my' frame and switches to the right frame after few seconds...
Anyone else had similar problems or is it just me ?
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Unread 07-14-09, 05:05 PM  
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Isei, I have a combat buffs frame similar to yours. Mine is a whitelist set up with the following filters:

n=tricks of the trade

So it will show everything I 'cast' (which btw includes things like trinket procs, potions and even mounts and such) but won't show auras (mounts, stealth, etc) or anything longer than 2 minutes (will leave out all raid buffs, consumable buffs etc). The 'npc' filter will cause it to show buffs like those in the Hodir fight and then I've added a few specific buffs cast by other players that I care about.

I play a rogue and it works great, I imagine it varies a bit from class to class but shouldn't be too hard to tweak except maybe for healers. The one thing it shows that I don't wish it to are the food and drink timers when eating but I can live with that.

Blizz haven't given buffs nice categories like they have debuffs, though pseudo-categories could be defined via extensive use of the tt filter I guess (tt~elixir, tt~trinket, etc).

Hope that is helpful
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Unread 07-14-09, 01:28 PM  
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Filter Suggestion

Btw, awesome addon even though it requires alot of time, it is in the end the most customisable buff/debuff/powergain monitor. ^^b

I just wish there were more generic filter options like instead of whitelisting all the power gains u want to see (power infusion, eye of the broodmother, storm power from hodir, etc.) there should be an easier way to have a power gains buff bar. Perhaps I am doing things the hard way and there actually is an easy way around this that I've completely missed or maybe this is just a bit too hard to code currently <_>.

Currently, I have to sort out 4 bars independantly.

1st bar (buffs) - general buffs like gotw, fort, ab, auras.
2nd bar (temporary raid heals/shields on me) - hots, pw:s, inspiration, ancestral healing, etc cast on me by raid (including myself).
3rd bar (power gains through boss/players/self/items) - power gains like natures grace, eclipse, power infusion, bloodlust, storm power, trinkets, wild magic potion, etc.
4th bar (debuffs) - debuffs =)

My 3rd bar filter page currently looks like this:
n=Eye of the Broodmother
n=Nature's Grace
n=Wild Magic Potion
n=Storm Power
n=Power Infusion
etc etc

Do I really have to continue to whitelist all the power gains I can get in the game?
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I also have a question about a filter.

I understood that NPC filters effects cast by Non- Player Controlled creatures ( like mobs ).

Yet when I set up a whitelist buff frame for a target and use NPC filter it shows me buffs that some other Player Character allied to my target. It seems to also how all my buffs then I target myself.

What does the NPC actually filter?
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Unread 07-11-09, 05:38 PM  
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mm, that's actually a good point. carry on!
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Unread 07-11-09, 04:53 PM  
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Originally posted by Satrina
2) Under normal circumstances (c filter not bugged), using c&my is completely redundant and just wasting time for you. Use one or the other, not both together.
If I use c, which I understand to be 'Filter effects that your class can cast (but that you did not necessarily cast yourself)' and I want to track only my class buffs , I am under the impression it'll happen like this:

Using c only will also show me other people's buffs that can be cast on me (particularly for my priest, will show renews and shields and healing related things I wouldn't care about if I was DPSing).

Using my only will show procs from trinkets, tier bonuses, and other things that I did cast but are completely irrelevant.

Ideally, using c&my will give me only the relevant class spells that I actually need to pay attention to on multiple characters without using a different whitelist for every class.

Am I misunderstanding something? I mean, I can set up whitelists per class to achieve what I want, but I'd like to be able to distribute my UI once it's polished a little more without making people do too much initial setup.
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Unread 07-11-09, 12:47 PM  
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Originally posted by Satrina
1) The my filter is working correctly, as its check when looking at a live buff does not depend on castable. Make sure you set your frame to whitelist!
Hmm... I must be doing something wrong then. I just retested this. Cleared out all my settings back to default. Created 1 frame to show 1 buff on player. Whitelist is selected. Only filter is "n=Sacred Shield&my". Nothing... Remove the &my and Sacred Shield appears. I tested this with other random paladin buffs and it behaved the same. Fwiw, "Cast By Me" is still grayed out.
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Unread 07-11-09, 10:54 AM  
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One other thing -- Is it possible to have a bar background color that is 100% opaque? Even when setting the alpha to have a fully opaque bar, it isn't, it's something like 80% opaque.

I tried covering it up with kgpanels, but they aren't saving (or applying, or whatever) their strata/frame level data correctly and it's driving me nuts.

edit: It wasn't remembering background level 5 vs background level 0 but it'll remember low level 0 vs low level 1. Worked around it, leaving request up in case there are any other people who want the same.
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Unread 07-11-09, 10:20 AM  
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It is a bug.

1) The my filter is working correctly, as its check when looking at a live buff does not depend on castable. Make sure you set your frame to whitelist!

2) Under normal circumstances (c filter not bugged), using c&my is completely redundant and just wasting time for you. Use one or the other, not both together.
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Re: Re: Re: Cast by me (again)

Originally posted by Dzul
coh: that was exactly what I was trying to do ("n=sacred shield&my") and I came across the same weird behavior. If I sacred shielded the tank and then cast beacon, it tracked both, but it doesn't pick up SS until Beacon was cast.
Yeah, exactly. But i think any Combat Event related to you will refresh the list, so you will only notice this behaviour when you are testing the setup. When you are actually fighting stuff, things should work out probably....
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Unread 07-11-09, 06:18 AM  
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Re: Re: Cast by me (again)

coh: that was exactly what I was trying to do ("n=sacred shield&my") and I came across the same weird behavior. If I sacred shielded the tank and then cast beacon, it tracked both, but it doesn't pick up SS until Beacon was cast.
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Unread 07-11-09, 03:58 AM  
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Re: Cast by me (again)

Originally posted by Dzul
I am seeing the old issue where Spells -> "Cast by me" is grayed out. But this time, using the filter parameter &my just makes the buffs not show up at all. I am entirely open to this being user error... I'm just confused . I am running 3.1.13.
I can't get this to work with 3.1.13 either. I get the exact same errors. If I add "&my" to my filters, they just wont show up anymore. Anyone know how to fix it? I already deleted all SavedVariables two times and set it up from scratch -.-

Edit: I think this is not related to "c", i use full spell names in my filter, like "n=sacred shield&my"

Edit: I played around a bit and noticed that i can get the buff to show up eventually... i just have to buff something else afterwards. The filters wont show when they are cast, but one buff later -> it seems they always lag behind for one event.

I don't know if this is a bug or just the way it works in SBF, the problem is only there for "&my" filters tho.
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Unread 07-10-09, 11:04 PM  
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Yep, there's an error (a logic error, not a race condition ) that stems from a different part of the code that is causing the castable filter to misbehave. Thanks for the pointer Lachnoir, it helped me identify the problem in about 20 seconds!
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Unread 07-10-09, 10:49 PM  
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c Filters non-functional

I have been messing about trying to setup some class based debuff filters for my pally the past few days with limited success (I'm using 3.1.13 atm). I've setup a whitelist for target debuffs, filtering only on "c". The end result is that no debuffs ever appear in the frame (I had some other odd behaviour in 3.1.12 so I gave 3.1.13 a shot). The "my" filter does appear to behave correctly however. Curiousity got the bewtter of me and I took a peak at your code and at the contents of the saved variables file. It would appear that the class type is never being saved, hence the problems with the "c" filter.

You've got a bit of a race condition goin on here...

From line 67 of SBFUtil.lua

if (c == self.playerClass) and buff.castable then
self.db.global.spells[buff.name][4] = c

For spells that were not found in the db, buff.castable is nil and the class will never be added. Infact buff.castable is set from the return value of the method, hence your race condition (you're testing it before its even been set)

If you need more info from me please let me know...

Of course i could be way off base... I only ever delve into lua when I absolutely have to, so my interpretation of what is going on here could be skewed.

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