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Version: 5.4.8.186
by: Phanx, Akkorian
ShieldsUp monitors your Earth Shield, Water Shield, and Lightning Shield.
  • Easy-to-read plain text display
  • Shows your active shields and their remaining charges *
  • Shows who you cast your Earth Shield on
  • Visual indication when another shaman overwrites your Earth Shield
  • Optional text and sound alerts when one of your shields expires or is removed
  • Condensed display while solo (or for shamans without Earth Shield)
  • Support for all colorblindness modes
  • Support for custom fonts and sounds via LibSharedMedia-3.0 media packs
* Note that Water Shield and Lightning Shield will display a "W" or "L", respectively, except for elemental shamans, who will see a number for Lightning Shield when they have at least one extra charge.

Type “/sup” for options, or browse to the ShieldsUp panel in the standard Interface Options window.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why isn’t ShieldsUp monitoring my Earth Shield?
A: ShieldsUp only monitors Earth Shield when it’s cast on yourself, or on a player or pet in your party or raid group. There is no way for addons to reliably monitor buffs cast on units who are not in your group, so ShieldsUp doesn’t try.
Q: Why am I only seeing one charge counter?
A: ShieldsUp switches to a single-counter display when you are solo, or if you don’t have the Earth Shield talent, since in either situation it’s only possible for you to have one shield active on a target ShieldsUp can monitor.
Feature Requests

I consider ShieldsUp to be complete, and do not plan to add any new features. If you would like to suggest something anyway, feel free to submit a suggestion ticket describing your idea.

Bug Reports

If you encounter a problem with ShieldsUp, please try some quick troubleshooting steps first, and then submit a bug report to let me know about the problem.

Please copy this list into your ticket and fill in as many of the details as you can.
  • ShieldsUp version (eg. 3.3.5.71)
  • WoW version and locale (as seen on the login screen, eg. 3.3.5 enUS)
  • Character level, spec, and race
  • Description of the problem
  • What steps can I follow to reproduce the problem?
  • Does the problem happen when all other addons are disabled?
  • Exact text of the first related error message, if any.
    Please DO NOT include any lists of local variables or installed addons that your error display may add!
  • Screenshot, if the problem is graphical.
Remember to check on your ticket after a few days, as I may need more information from you in order to find and fix the problem!

Language Support

ShieldsUp is compatible with English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, Português, Русский, 한국어, 简体中文, and 繁體中文 game clients.

ShieldsUp is translated into English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano (partial), Português, Русский, 한국어 (partial), 简体中文, and 繁體中文.

To add or update translations for any locale, enter them on the ShieldsUp localization page on CurseForge, and then leave a comment, or send me a PM here or on CurseForge, to let me know that you’ve made changes. If you don’t have a Curse account and don’t want to create one, you can PM me your translations instead. Thanks!

Credits

ShieldsUp was originally based on Infineon’s beSch.
Version 5.4.8.186
  • Updated Русский translations from Yafis

Version 5.4.8.184
  • Better handling of visibility for low-level characters
  • Fix for missing labels on dropdowns in options panel

Version 5.4.7.181
  • Fixed inactive counter appearing in single (solo) mode
  • Added previews to the sound selection dropdowns
  • Display is now always hidden for shamans below level 9

Version 5.4.7.173
  • Fixed playing alert sounds
  • Added option to suppress alerts while hidden

Version 5.4.1.167
  • Updated for WoW 5.4
  • Updated French, German, and Portuguese translations

Version 5.3.0.163
  • Fixed several issues related to hiding unlimited shields

Version 5.3.0.162
  • Updated for WoW 5.3
  • Added an option to hide active shields that don't have limited charges (Water Shield, non-Elemental Lightning Shield)
  • Changed how visibility settings are stored -- you will need to reconfigure your hide/show settings
  • Minor efficiency improvements

Version 5.2.0.158
  • Minor changes to the Alerts options layout

Version 5.2.0.157
Version 5.2.0.156
  • Simplified the Visibility options by combining the group type and zone type filters.

Version 5.1.0.147
  • Fixed a minor cosmetic issue with the Text Output dropdown in the Alerts option panel.

Version 5.0.5.146
  • Now hidden in pet battles.

Version 5.0.4.144
  • Updated Traditional Chinese translations from awaited on CurseForge.

Version 5.0.4.142
  • Elemental shamans will now see a number instead of an "L" for Lightning Shield when it has at least one extra charge (2+ total charges).

Version 5.0.4.141
  • Updated for WoW 5.0.4
  • Updated Spanish, French, and Russian translations

Version 4.3.4.137
  • Compatible with both 4.3 live realms and Mists of Pandaria beta realms.
    Use the “Load out of date addons” checkbox on beta realms — the TOC won’t be updated until Patch 5.0 goes live.
  • Added an option to color the target name by class when Earth Shield is active and not overwritten.

Version 4.3.4.134
  • Compatible with both 4.3 live realms and Mists of Pandaria beta realms.
    Use the “Load out of date addons” checkbox on beta realms — the TOC won’t be updated until Patch 5.0 goes live.
  • Fixed several issues with group detection on live servers.
  • Fixed an issue with Water/Lightning Shield detection at login on beta servers.
  • Fixed an issue where Earth Shield would not be detected if you cast it on someone outside your group and then joined a group with that player.
  • Added support for all colorblind modes, not just mode #1 (which is the only one the default UI exposes as an option).
  • Improved support for LibSharedMedia fonts at login.

Version 4.3.4.132
  • Compatible with both 4.3 live realms and Mists of Pandaria beta realms.
    Use the “Load out of date addons” checkbox on beta realms — the TOC won’t be updated until Patch 5.0 goes live.
  • Updated for MoP changes: Water Shield and Lightning Shield no longer have charges, and will show a "W" or "L" instead of the number of charges.
  • Lots of cleanups to options and translations.
  • Added partial koKR localization from moom21 on CurseForge.
  • Updated deDE localization from Estadon on CurseForge.
  • Added itIT (partial) and ptBR translations.

Version 4.3.0.122
  • Updated for WoW 4.3
  • Translations needed for Português (ptBR) and 한국어 (koKR). If you can help translate ShieldsUp for either of these languages, please send me a PM. Thanks!

Version 4.2.0.120
  • Updated for WoW 4.2

Version 4.1.0.119
  • Added an option for moving the Earth Shield target name to the bottom of the display, or hiding it. It’s not exposed in the options panel yet, but you can change it by typing “ /run ShieldsUpDB.namePosition = "BOTTOM"; ShieldsUp:ApplySettings() ”. The value can be "BOTTOM", "TOP", or "NONE".
  • Removed support for WoW 3.2, since China has finally updated to 3.3+
  • Updated localization

Version 4.0.3.105
  • Fixed a number of minor bugs
  • Added backwards compatibility for WoW China
  • Added TOC metadata for the Curse Client
  • Updated Spanish localization

Version 3.3.5.97
  • Added an option to tell you who overwrites your Earth Shield
  • Removed the Colorblind Mode option; ShieldsUp now respects the default UI's Colorblind Mode setting
  • Updated for changes in config libs

Version 3.3.2.93
  • Wintergrasp and other (future) outdoor PvP zones are now treated as battlegrounds for the purposes of visibility options
  • Fixed possible errors when no alert sound is selected
  • Improved text alert options
  • Added LibAboutPanel to optional dependencies for standalone library users

Version 3.3.0.85
  • Fixed failure to monitor Earth Shield on battleground allies from other servers
  • Fixed failure to detect active shields on login
  • Fixed alerts triggering while you are dead or operating a vehicle
  • Fixed alerts triggering while the display is hidden
  • Fixed alerts triggering when you remove Earth Shield on one target by casting it on another target
  • Fixed alerts triggering when you remove Earth Shield on yourself by casting Water Shield or Lightning Shield, and vice versa
  • Added French translations from krukniak on Curse
  • Added very rough Spanish translations - corrections welcome
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5.4.7.173
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Phanx
02-27-14 10:28 PM
5.4.1.167
63kB
Phanx
11-24-13 10:11 AM
5.3.0.163
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Phanx
08-04-13 09:38 PM
5.3.0.162
63kB
Phanx
05-28-13 04:58 AM
5.2.0.158
63kB
Phanx
05-18-13 03:27 AM
5.2.0.157
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Phanx
03-05-13 09:05 PM
5.2.0.156
67kB
Phanx
03-05-13 03:03 AM
5.1.0.147
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Unread 02-25-09, 04:41 AM  
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I can't get this addon to work at all (Feb. 24 2009)



I'm on a Macintosh, but I doubt that's the issue, seeing as I use just about every mod I can possibly find.

I tried un-enabling all of my other mods and just using Shieldsup, but no good.

I am not sure what I'm doing wrong.

I download the mod and it contains inside of the one folder:

Core.lua
Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0
Libs\LibSharedMedia-3.0
Libs\LibSink-2.0
Libs\LibStub
Locales
Options.lua
README.TXT
Shieldsup.toc



I tried removing the 4 Libs\lib etc documents and putting them in my Addons folder, but nothing. Also deleted the "Libs\" on them thinking maybe it was a source error, but nothing still.

Any suggestions? Am I just retarded?

/tear
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Unfortunately no, as the Sink-2.0 library does not support that, and I don't have time to reinvent the wheel right now. Your best bet is probably to post a request on the Sink-2.0 project page.

Originally posted by zeb7s
Is there a way to choose which chat window the shield expire alert goes to for those of us who run more than one?
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Is there a way to choose which chat window the shield expire alert goes to for those of us who run more than one?
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Re: Yo dawg!

I'll check it out when I get home. Just out of curiosity, when's the last time you logged in with a fresh install? I haven't changed anything in that section of the code recently...

Originally posted by Mikma
Stab faster!

[19:04:12] Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:125: attempt to index local 'dst' (a nil value)
[C]: ?
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:125: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:122>
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:125: in function `safecopy'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:133: in function `?'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:109: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:109>

Fresh install, with every login. Happy happy fun!
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Yo dawg!

Stab faster!

[19:04:12] Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:125: attempt to index local 'dst' (a nil value)
[C]: ?
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:125: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:122>
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:125: in function `safecopy'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:133: in function `?'
Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:109: in function <Interface\AddOns\ShieldsUp\Core.lua:109>

Fresh install, with every login. Happy happy fun!
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3.0.9.42 is now available. Although configuration still isn't 100% finished (I have extremely limited time for coding right now) everything works, and most options are available. Please do not report bugs related to the configuration UI. I know it's not fully functional. I don't need more reports telling me it's not fully functional.
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3.0.2.25 is essentially unsupported, and no bugs that exist in it will have any time devoted to them at all, as the new (currently beta) versions are fully rewritten and do not suffer from any of these bugs. The beta versions are quite stable, and are completely usable. They are still marked as beta only because the configuration UI is not yet finished.

I'll look into the cross-server issue, as it's not intended that your ES isn't tracked on players in battlegrounds. I'll also consider an option to hide the Earth Shield target name. Please post tickets in the bug report and feature request trackers respectively, so that I don't forget about these issues.

Being able to enter specific numbers for the position and padding settings is already on my to-do list.

Automatic showing and hiding under various conditions are also on my to-do list; in fact this is already coded in, but there is not yet a GUI to set it up.

Different colors for zeros on different shields will not happen unless you have an extremely compelling reason why this would be worth the time it would require to implement and the bloat it would add to the addon.
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ShieldsUp-3.0.2.25

- when you switch battlegrounds (join AV when you're in WS or sth) it wouldn't recognize your new raidgroup and stay in solomode, i'm forced to /reloadui

beta_ShieldsUp-3.0.3.39

- in battlegrounds it does only track ES on people from your own server
- lacks an option to remove the player-who-has-ES-text or move it out of sight, i'd prefer the plain numbers

idea for a workaround: add options to show the tracker only when you're in certain zones (instance, arena, battleground, ..) and hide it when you're in neither of them.

edit: please allow to enter numbers manually to position the tracker, the slider allows no finetuning (has odd jumps, sometimes 10 sometimes 15, just not smooth)

edit2: please allow different color options for different shields, for example if i'd like to have a red 0 when WS expires and a white 0 when ES expires
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3.0.3.39-beta is now available. This version adds back options for configuring text and sound alerts. There are several known issues with the new options; these issues are purely cosmetic, and are noted in the "Changes" tab. Please do not report these issues, as I am already aware of them. Please do report other issues you may encounter with the beta configuration or addon itself. When reporting any kind of problem, please remember to include the version of the addon you are using, and check to make sure it hasn't already been reported.
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Version 34-beta is now available under the "Beta" tab. A limited set of options are now available in the Interface Options panel. You can shortcut to the ShieldsUp panel by typing "/sup". More options will be added shortly. Please test the existing options and report any bugs you encounter. If you are not comfortable using beta software, and/or are unwilling or unable to report bugs correctly, please do not use this beta version; instead, use the last release version available by clicking the "Download" button.

And just a reminder to everyone, when you report a bug, it is critical that you specify which version you are using. You can find this information in-game by expanding the ShieldsUp options category and selecting the "About" subcategory, or by opening the ShieldsUp.toc file in Notepad. If you do not specify a version number, I will not waste my time trying to figure out which version you might be using based on some vague description of the problem, and I will summarily close your report. Please see my portal for a list of information you should include with every bug report.
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Have been using the beta version for a few days. I have to say that so far I had no problems what so ever.

I am currently elemental so I haven't been able to test earth shield and such but sound is working for water shield and I have not seen the addon miss a single time nor any error message.

Thumbs up so far.
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I've just posted a beta version, 3.0.3.30-beta. This is a near-total rewrite. The addon is now watching spellcast and aura events instead of scanning every combat log message. This results in inherent support for current and future talents and glyphs which alter the number of charges on shields, and in greater accuracy under many circumsances, including high latency and passing through loading screens. Solo mode now also works as intended.

Please note that this beta version does not yet have a configuration interface. Many settings will translate from the previous versions, but I make no guarantees, especially if your configuration was very different from the default configuration.

Please do not use this beta version if you are not prepared to encounter bugs, or if you are not willing to report bugs in a useful way.

I will be working on the configuration interface over the next few days. If no major issues arise in the beta, it will become the release version no more than one week from now.
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The goal of solo mode is to hide useless information. Since ShieldsUp only tracks Earth Shield on players (or pets) who are in your raid or party, when you aren't in a group, the only unit ShieldsUp would track Earth Shield on is yourself. Since you can only have cast shield on yourself at a time, there's no reason to show two counters and a name -- one counter would always show a zero, and the name would always show your name.

Once solo mode is complete, it will seamlessly switch between showing both counters and the name while you are in a group, and showing just one counter while you are not in a group. The single counter in solo mode will track whichever shield is active on yourself, whether it's Water Shield, Lightning Shield, or Earth Shield.

If there is some reason besides the current bugginess of solo mode that you would not want this functionality, please elaborate, because I can't think of any reasons why it an option to disable it would be useful.

Edit: To clarify, as I understood DireWolf's request, he wanted to turn off solo mode only because he wanted to see Earth Shield charges on himself when he was solo. As mentioned in this post and in my original response to him, it is my intention for solo mode to show you Earth Shield charges; the current versions of ShieldsUp are really just stopgap measures to get basic functionality in WoW 3.0 until the new core is ready to release. I anticipate that will be less than a week from now. In the meantime, you should be able to live with the bugs in the current version while you level.
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Hmm, I reloaded my UI and it reverted my shield tracker to the old functionality. Yay! The comfort of familiarity, along with proper detection of additional charges from glyph & talent.

Edit: Apparently if I join a party, I have to reload my UI to gain the earth shield tracker. A probably unintended side effect is that reloading my UI while not in a party also gives me the earth shield tracker. In any case, I agree with direwolf24 -- I'd like the ability to disable solo mode. I understand you've worked hard on the new code, and I do appreciate the time you've spent on it.
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Re: Re: Strange Problem

I'm not sure why you guys are still having this problem, but if the Earth Shield charge counter and target name fail to appear when you join a group, you should be able to get them to show up by reloading the UI while you're in the group. I'm currently working on a major rewrite of ShieldsUp's core to better support the new glyphs and talents, so I'm not doing much bugfixing on the current version, unfortunately.

Originally posted by Kicor
I'm having the same problem with the latest version. I can't say anymore like loladrunk cause I don't get any lua errors. The fact is that the addon doesn't display the earthshield counter nor the message when the ES fades or when someone replaces it. I must precise that this is happening when I'm either in a raid or a party.

Hope you will find something about this, thanks

Edit : I'm using your addon on the "french local version".
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