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This will be the last official update to the UI for the forseeable future.
Includes automated in-game setup.
7/20/11 - In case you missed the bold text above, this will be the last update to the UI for the forseeable future. I quit playing the game about 7 months ago or so and have decided now is as good a time as any to hang the hat up.
I will keep the forums running and will check them regularly, helping answer questions when possible:
I was a long time user of MazzleUI, another compilation hosted on WowInterface. When 2.2 hit and bugs plagued it (for a while), I decided to craft my own compilation for myself and my wife (and friends). I've started from scratch with my preferred list of addons and tailored it to my liking, but you'll still find most of the layout to be HEAVILY Mazzle inspired. I loved it every second I used it, so if you're reading this Mazzle, thanks If you're not a fan of that UI, or prefer minimalist UI's, this probably isn't for you
The setup is very easy. You'll find instructions in the root of the zip file. I've created my own in-game installer to handle the profile-specific and the enabling/disabling of class-specific addons with more features to be added soon.
The UI includes a very basic button layout, but there's tons of space in the button panels to do whatever you like. Also, the compilation doesn't rely on Dominos, so if you prefer Bartender or another bar mod, knock yourself out Also, you'll find that most of the keys around the left side of the keyboard have had their function mapped to the Ctrl key (such as Ctrl-C to open the character window). This will allow you to make better use of those keys for combat situations instead of wasting them on non-critical functions like sitting.
I understand that not everyone wants the whole kitchen sink. If you gave it a try and found that it was a bit much for you, but saw a few things you liked, I hope you'll download those authors' mods and continue using them. To help you identify the mods that make up the compilation, I'll include a fairly complete list (minus libs) with basic decriptions:
Auction, Mail, and Inventory:
AckisRecipeList - When this mod is run with a tradeskill window open, it will list all of the recipes for that tradeskill you don't have and how to get them.
Auctionator - Makes creating appropriately priced auctions tons easier.
Auditor - Keeps track of gold on all your toons, sells greys, and auto-repairs.
Archy - Provides a lot of support for the Archeology profession.
Combuctor - All-in-one bag replacement for your bags and bank.
Postal - Allows for quick mailing of items to last recipient (alt-click item in inventory) and bulk open/mail.
EquipCompare - Compare moused-over or linked items to your own.
Examiner - Provides more information when you inspect someone (i.e. total armor, spell dmg, etc).
Ludwig - Allows you to search for gear by name.
Outfitter - Allows you to configure and swap out predefined gear sets (i.e. tank, dps, resistance, etc) and can equip/unequip items on events.
Advanced TradeSkill Window - Replaces the existing tradeskill window with a much more intuitive and filterable one.
StealYourCarbon - Autostocks your reagents (or anything) from vendors/bank.
Combat, Casting, and Buffs:
Autobar - Configurable button bar that allows quick use of all items you're carrying in specified categories (i.e. food/water, mana/health pots, food buffs, etc)
BindPad - Allows you to map spells and macros directly to keystrokes without wasting actionbar space.
Clique - Allows you to bind spells/abilities/macros to button presses (supports modifier keys like Shift, Alt)
DoTimer - Bars with timers for player buffs, debuffs, cooldowns, Dot's, active effects (such as Winter's Chill), and HoT's.
DrDamage - Shows information on abilities/spells in the tooltip based on talents/gear (estimated dmg, crit chance, etc).
EventAlert - Adds an icon and timer for procs that can/should be used (ie. Sudden Doom, Nightfall, etc).
GrimReaper - Detailed combat info on what happened to someone.
IceHUD - Heads-up-display that shows player health and mana/rage, as well as target health and mana/rage in side-by-side vertical bars with percentages.
Mik's Scrolling Battle Text - Will display damage/heals/effects that you receive and perform around the HUD.
Castbars - Player and enemy castbar (also displays latency on player castbar for use with stopcasting macros).
ZOMGbuffs - Easy assignment and performing of buffs for you/party/raid. Will also buy reagents based on you what specify.
Fizzwidget's Feed-o-matic - Allows you to choose criteria for food choice and bind a key to quickly feed your pet.
Informational and Misc:
ACP - Adds an option to the in-game menu for loading/unloading addons specific to that character (supports load-on-demad mods) and also adds a reloadui button.
Align - Provides a grid to help align UI elements.
AMP - Answering machine that notifies you of any missed tells or AH updates while you were AFK.
BindingsReminder - Will display a picture of the keyboard when you enter keybinding mode to show all keys that active keybinds (includes display of modifer key binds on mousevoer).
BonusScanner - Broker addon with lots of info about your character (stats, gems, etc).
BugGrabber & BugSack - Grabs any UI errors and tosses them into a sack for review later.
Fontain - Allows global changes to font sizes and typefaces (default is Calibri v1).
FishermansFriend - Makes the life of a fisherman a little easier (double-click casting, autoloot, etc).
Fizzle - Adds colored border for rarity as well as durability information to gear on character tab.
FluidFrames - Allows dynamic resizing and positioning of any frame (currently only used for Combuctor).
Mendeleev - Displays extensive info about the moused over item in the tooltip (i.e. what it's a component in, such as recipes/patterns).
Message Redirect - Redirects error messages (i.e. "Out of Range") to a chat window or combat log (or disable them altogether).
OverAchiever - Achievement windows enchancements as well as comparison of your progress in tooltips of achievements linked by others in chat.
Prat - Offers extensive configration of chat frames.
RatingBuster - Shows what stats on equipment equate to in the tooltips (i.e. how much % hit/crit comes from the stat, how much dodge the agility equals, etc) as well as a summary of the net gains/losses of the item compared to what you have equipped.
SLDataText - Condensed onscreen info containing server time, FPS, latency, and mod memory usage.
GoGoMount - Automatically mount using the best mount (configurable, and keybound to Shift-~ by default).
Talented - A replacement to the default in-game talent window.
TipTac - Improved tooltips.
XPBarNone - Highly customizable XP/rep bar.
Capping - Timer bars for BG objectives, BG/arena queues, etc.
Gladius - Small unit frames for enemy units in arenas (allows binding of functions or spells such as interupt, set as focus, etc).
A top bar (much like Titan) with an extensive collection of drop-in modules. Also included is Fubar2Broker to support the addons that we need that still rely on FuBar.
It displays the following info at a glance:
- Money, durability, number of guildies/friends online, a micro menu (i.e. buttons for character sheet, LFG, Help, etc), number of accepted quests, Free/Total bag slots, and quick talent/gear switching.
It also displays the following detailed info if the icon or above info is moused over:
- Your status with all factions, colored by reputation level
- Experience information (i.e. XP/hour, estimated time to level, etc).
- Amount of money spent/earned that session/day/week as well as money available on other characters within the account.
- Guildies/Friends that are online, their level, notes, and location (guild-only).
- Skills list and level, including weapons, tradeskills, etc.
- Recommended zones/instances for leveling as well as other location information.
Unit Frames and Actionbars:
ButtonFacade - Supports skinning of both Dominos and Autobar (currently using the Caith texture).
Dominos - Actionbar mod with a generic predefined layout and basic keybinds/paging (the mod supports advanced paging based on stance/form, keybinding, and virtually any button layout).
KGPanels - Used to create the backdrops for the chat/button frames.
OmniCC - Shows the cooldown of a spell/ability on the button.
Pitbull unit frames with the following features:
-Player, Player Target, Target of Target (ToT), Pet, Pet Target, Focus, and Focus Target unit frames with castbar, class coloring, name, incoming estimated heal amount, and buffs/debuffs that you can cast/cure.
- Party frames that also show pet, the target player and pet, castbar for each, class coloring, name, incoming estimated heal amount, and buffs/debuffs that you can cast/cure (also colors the unit frame red if it has agro).
Grid2 unit frames with the following features:
- Raid, Arena and BG layouts with display of health, class coloring, name, incoming estimated heal amount, and debuffs with a priority given to PvE raid debuffs.
Inflight - Flight time to locations displayed in castbar.
Chinchilla - Square, scalable, movable minimap.
Mapster - A map replacement that shows the full content of zones (including unexplored areas). Also allows scaling and alpha settings. Integrates perfectly with the following mods:
- Tomtom - Using "/way zone x,y" you can create a waypoint on your map in any zone (adds an arrow with distance remaining on your screen directing you towards the coordinate). Also allows Ctrl-Rclick to addwaypoints directly to the map.
- HandyNotes - Create customized notes on the world map.
- Gathermate2 - Will overlay the map with known node information (mostly-complete database included) on various gathering professions (by default will only show locations for gathering professions you have).
- Routes - Allows you to define a route based on herb/ore/etc information for a zone that overlays on the minimap for quick and easy gathering. Integrates with TomTom for easy navigation.
BigBrother - Fubar plugin that allows you to quickly query the consumable status of everyone in your party/raid.
DeadlyBossMods - Provides boss-related timers and notifications for 5-man instances.
Omen - Displays party/raid member's threat for your currently selected target (will also parse KTM data that it receives).
Recount - Damage meter mod that tracks more information then you can imagine (capable of creating graphs and side-by-side comparisons).
The following raid tools are installed:
- DeadlyBossMods - A boss mod that includes boss-related timers, notifications and a proximity window for certain events (i.e. Gruul's Shatter).
- oRa3 - A lightweight replacement to CTRaid (responds to all CT commands/requests).
tomQuest2 - Lightweight quest log replacement with quick view of watched quests/achievements and their objectives.
Lightheaded - Adds comments for each quest from Wowhead so they're viewable in-game (database downloaded and installed - does not query Wowhead each time).