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CastMonitor
Version: 20080809
by: markushe [More]
Important note: this addon is outdated and on hold
I always planned to keep this updated, but a lot of other projects keep me busy. I might pick this up in the future but I currently have no ETA for it.



CastMonitor allows you to see castbars and instant casts of any player in
your raid. You can select, who you want to see. You can easily add and remove
players to the list of castbars, even during combat.
Currrently this mod only shows casts and instant casts.
I will add channeled spells during the next few days.

This Mod also works with the current WotLk Beta

Why use it?
Here's an example:
You are healing your maintank with two other healers. As good healers you would
always make sure that, there is an incoming heal "ready" every split second.
So your healers must try to not cast at the same time, but with a little delay.
CastMonitor makes this easy because you can just add the other healers to the
list and watch their castbar.

Another example:
Have a new raid member and want to see what he/she is doing? Is he/she re-sheeping
when he/she is supposed to? Is he/she using bandages? Or what spells is he/she
using? Flashheal spam? Just add the player to the list and you can see his/her
actions.


Like my other new mods CastMonitor is kept very simple and still BETA.
No data is saved between sessions and there are no ingame settings.

Currrently this mod only shows casts and instant casts.
I will add channeled spells during the next few days.

The slash commands to open CastMonitor are

/cm
/castmonitor

To add a player to the list just target the player and click the "+"-Button.
You can only add players that are in your raid.
To remove a player from the list click the "-"-Button

The castbar window is hidden by default so you have to use one of the slash
commands to open it.

You can move the window by dragging it in the castbar area.
The window can also be resized by dragging the lower right corner.

No data is saved between sessions and there are no ingame settings.
If you want to change the font size, scale of the window or colors you have to
edit the file "Settings.lua"

Note, that this addon is still Beta.
Since it only displays data and doesn't perform any actions it should be pretty
safe using it. Even if its beta, errors probably wont break anything.

Planned features
  • auto show in raid
  • display channeled spells
  • cleanup code
  • find solution for mouseover healers

Never going to happen
  • You will not be able to target anyone by clicking his name or his target.
  • You will not be able to add enemies to the list

Suggestions and bug reports are always welcome. I have limited time so please
be patient. I will do my best to answer all requests.

Also english is not my native language

Changelog

20080809:
Initial release


Check out my other mods:

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Old 08-07-10, 05:17 PM  
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Exclamation Re: Re: Awsome addon!

Originally posted by Fonjask
You might also want to check out this addon, it adds casting bars to the side of the party portraits. Not as nice as CastMonitor, but a fair replacement until it's fixed.
And an update, almost 1 year after my previous comment.
The addon mentioned above broke.
Only one word can describe.
Halp.

(Anyone please try and see if you understand the lua and how to fix it (even if you don't want to fix it, leave a quick comment on HOW).)


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Re: Awsome addon!

Originally posted by Detvarjannik
Quote :You are healing your maintank with two other healers. As good healers you would always make sure that, there is an incoming heal "ready" every split second.
So your healers must try to not cast at the same time, but with a little delay.
CastMonitor makes this easy because you can just add the other healers to the
list and watch their castbar.


On general Vezax this addon is a MUST-have!
Please update! Couldn't find any other addon that was even close to do the same thing as yours!

Gonna install and see if the current version works
You might also want to check out this addon, it adds casting bars to the side of the party portraits. Not as nice as CastMonitor, but a fair replacement until it's fixed.
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Awsome addon!

Quote :You are healing your maintank with two other healers. As good healers you would always make sure that, there is an incoming heal "ready" every split second.
So your healers must try to not cast at the same time, but with a little delay.
CastMonitor makes this easy because you can just add the other healers to the
list and watch their castbar.


On general Vezax this addon is a MUST-have!
Please update! Couldn't find any other addon that was even close to do the same thing as yours!

Gonna install and see if the current version works
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In your .lua:

Nice you copied the slash commands .lua from gridlogged, but...
Code:
SLASH_CASTMONITOR1 = "/cm"
SLASH_GRIDLOGGED2 = "/castmonitor"
Better change that to CASTMONITOR, don't you think ^^?


And again, can't you make a plug-in or even 'CastMonitor2', so that it'll also show the frame when I'm in a party?



s, Fonjask

Edit 1&2: And update your toc; it should be
Code:
## Interface: 30000
, not
Code:
## Interface: 20400
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Thanks so much!

I've always wanted something like this before, thank you so much!
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Re: Woot

Yes, sorry.
I've been a little busy (especially playing WotLK-Beta )
But I picked up coding again and will look into it asap.
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Thumbs up Woot

It's working and doing a great job, but indeed as you said:

Originally Posted by You
Planned features
  • auto show in raid
That one should really be implemented as soon as possible ^^... or maybe even auto show in raid and auto show in instances if possible.

Greetings, and good luck,


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