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DXE: Extended Alerts

Version: 0.4
by: Kips [More]


DXE: Extended Alerts

Updates

  • 26/07/10 - v0.1 Uploaded
  • 27/07/10 - v0.2 Fixed hooking error, updated display code
  • 28/07/10 - Added warnings for any current and future encounters. Just check "Flash Screen" on any alert to enable an extended alert.
  • 28/07/10 - Added ability to colour custom alerts in the lua file.
What is it?
When making the original switch from Deadly Boss mods to DXE, I found it very uncomfortable not being able to have a quick text notification of important events. At the time DXE only supported flashes, which were cryptic to me and caused a lot of judgement errors.

I created an addon to mimick DBMs alert style for important events, mainly for guild use (Ability to customize alerts to strategies!) and have been updating it with content ever since.

DXE: Extended Alerts is a quick solution to getting nice looking, quick textual alerts for important events. No need to download and customize a SCT mod and put up with cryptic alert text on your screen like the current implementation of large text alerts in DXE, Just install and enjoy.

What does it include?
Currently I have only included alerts for ICC and Halion, these are:
  • Marrowgar
    • Standing in Cold Flame
    • Bone Storm
  • LDW
    • Standing in Death and Decay
  • Gunship
    • Deep Freeze
  • Festergut
    • Spores
    • [Heroic] Malleable Goo
  • Rotface
    • Slime Spray
    • Slime Explosion
    • Standing in Slime
    • Mutated Infection on You
  • Putricide
    • Malleable Goo
    • Standing in Slime
    • Ooze targetting you
    • [Heroic] Unbound Plague on You
  • Blood Princes
    • Inferno Flame on You
    • Empowered Shock Vortex
  • BQL
    • When you have been bitten
    • Flames on You
    • Pact on You
  • Valithria
    • Standing in Mana Voids
  • Sindragosa
    • Unchained Magic on You
    • Ice Tomb on You
    • Blistering Cold
  • Lich King
    • [Heroic] Shadow Trap
    • Necrotic Plague on You
    • Defile on You
    • Defile near you
  • Halion
    • Fiery Combustion on You
    • Soul Consumption on You
    • TWILIGHT CUTTERS!

Extra Alerts?
If you wish to add an alert yourself you can do so at the top of the main lua file.
Code:
[alert text(from encounters file)] = "Alert Message",
This will create a custom alert for you.

If you wish to add a generic alert simply check the "Flash Screen" check box for that alert under the DXE options.

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Unread 11-19-10, 12:06 PM  
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Bump ! no news for an update 4.0.1 ?
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Unread 11-08-10, 07:52 PM  
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Originally posted by besimhu
Any chance this addon will get updated for 4.01?

/bump or this.. is this getting updated? wtb
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Unread 11-06-10, 04:38 AM  
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Any chance this addon will get updated for 4.01?
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Unread 10-15-10, 08:52 AM  
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As a heads up here's the error message I get when logging in:

Message: Interface\AddOns\DXE_Extended\DXE_Extended.lua:100: Usage: DXE_Extended_Frame:SetInsertMode("TOP" or "BOTTOM")
Time: 10/15/10 10:50:42
Count: 1
Stack: [C]: in function `SetInsertMode'
Interface\AddOns\DXE_Extended\DXE_Extended.lua:100: in function `CreateMessageFrame'
Interface\AddOns\DXE_Extended\DXE_Extended.lua:110: in function <Interface\AddOns\DXE_Extended\DXE_Extended.lua:11>
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4>
[C]: ?
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:13: in function `?'
...ase\Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: in function `Fire'
...\AddOns\BGRelease\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:70: in function <...\AddOns\BGRelease\Libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:69>
[C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:242: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:316: in function `TimeManager_LoadUI'
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:517: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:492>

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Love the mod!
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Unread 10-13-10, 09:04 PM  
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Is this working for 4.0.1?
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Unread 07-30-10, 07:02 PM  
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On Login

Could you possible make it only load when DXE is loaded because as it currently is it forces DXE to load when loggin in even when not in a raid group.
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Unread 07-29-10, 11:04 PM  
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Originally posted by towelliee
Where in the file do i switch it from saying Defile on Self to something I want like

EFFING DEFILE MOVE!
Code:
[format("%s: %s! %s!",SN[72762],L.alert["YOU"],L.alert["MOVE AWAY"])] = "Defile on You!",
Changing that to

Code:
[format("%s: %s! %s!",SN[72762],L.alert["YOU"],L.alert["MOVE AWAY"])] = "EFFING DEFILE MOVE!!",
Should do the trick, you won't see a change when testing the alerts using /dxe config -> encounters because it doesn't pass the right messages to the addon (Will just display the name of the alert in the encounters menu), but it should be active during the actual encounter.

Also uploaded a toc fix, forgot to change it from an optionaldep to a requireddep, thanks for finding that one
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Unread 07-29-10, 07:08 PM  
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Where in the file do i switch it from saying Defile on Self to something I want like

EFFING DEFILE MOVE!
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Unread 07-27-10, 11:20 PM  
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I switch out boss mods depending on whether I'm doing heroics or raids. Would it be possible to designate DXE as a dependency so it doesn't throw out errors when it doesn't find DXE enabled?
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Unread 07-27-10, 06:13 PM  
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Originally posted by cosmicB
Hi I really like the idea of this extension for dxe but would you mind adding the older content like toc and ulduar? thanks much
Added alerts for any content that DXE supports
Just check "Flash Screen" for each alert you wish to display in the DXE options.
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Unread 07-26-10, 10:13 PM  
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Hi I really like the idea of this extension for dxe but would you mind adding the older content like toc and ulduar? thanks much
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Unread 07-26-10, 09:13 PM  
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The errors you had khariv etc should be fixed in the new version 0.2 when it has been approved by wowinterface staff

Originally posted by kappe
i dont to raids since 2 months maybe. summer, you know. i should play tonight so i'll test it, seems nice, but seems also the text alert are shown when dxe usually flashes the screen. but 2 months without a raid, hard to remember how dxe works on encounters.
well i'll try it
Originally DXE had no way to display textual alerts for you, the screen would just flash. Later in the development of DXE the author added the ability to display alerts through SCT addons such as MSBT - Although it would just display the text on the alert bar, e.g "Dominate Mind - 0.5s" and was never very helpful (IMO) during actual combat.

With DXE: Extended Alerts you can create your own custom alerts for any event in DXE if you have knowledge of lua, and they can be as descriptive as you want. E.g In my config for blood queen, for pact I have "Pact - Get Central" as a quick reminder of what I should be doing. I play a healer so I don't really get much leeway in mistaking boss abilities.
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Unread 07-26-10, 06:21 AM  
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i dont to raids since 2 months maybe. summer, you know. i should play tonight so i'll test it, seems nice, but seems also the text alert are shown when dxe usually flashes the screen. but 2 months without a raid, hard to remember how dxe works on encounters.
well i'll try it
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Unread 07-26-10, 04:42 AM  
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Originally posted by khariv
I get the following error on login:
Oops forgot to test it with lua errors turned on - Will look into it thanks for the feedback
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Unread 07-26-10, 12:55 AM  
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same as khariv

I love the idea though. =)
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