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Version: 1.4
by: Dayn [More]
*** Version 1.6.1 is temporarily unavailable while I work on a new version. In the interim, you can still download version 1.4. ***

This addon accelerates key bindings so that they are activated by key press rather than key release. This allows you to activate your abilities faster than you could otherwise. This can really make a difference for situations where you need to react quickly, like when casting heals, when dispelling, when interrupting spells, or in PvP. In these situations, the addon can have an effect similar to reducing your network latency by 100ms. Of course, the exact impact depends entirely upon how much time you personally spend between key press and release.

"Dude, this addon is going to increase my DPS by so much!" No, it's not. DPS rotations (or even priority systems) are not to any great extent affected by latency. Because they're predictable, good players can anticipate what's coming next and compensate for latency. In fact, if you're a good player who is already compensating for the press-to-release latency, you may actually find that your DPS goes down when you first use this addon until you learn to readjust to the reduced latency. Find a target dummy and practice your rotation until you're comfortable with the changed timing.


Configuration

There is an in-game configuration GUI accessible through the usual Options->Interface->Addons menu. From this panel, you can add or remove keys and mouse buttons to be accelerated. You can also globally enable or disable all key acceleration.

The GUI provides exceptionally fast entry--you can enter your whole keyboard in seconds and all your mouse buttons in a few more seconds. The easiest way to understand this GUI is to start by hitting the "Clear All" button and then adding and removing some keys. In order to add just one key or mouse button, hover over the "+" button and type the key or press the mouse button (including whatever modifiers you desire). In order to remove that key, hover over the "-" button and type that same key with its modifiers. In order to enter all 8 of a key's modified and unmodified combinations with just one key press, hover over the "+ (Modifiers: All)" button and type the key.

If you want to do mass entry of modified and unmodified keys and mouse buttons, hit the "Clear All" button. Then hover over the "+ (Modifiers: All)" button and face-roll your way across keyboard and mouse buttons. You're done.

The default configuration accelerates all the modified and unmodified keys on a standard 104-key US keyboard (except PRINTSCREEN) plus mouse buttons 3-5. If you'd like to get back to this configuration at any time, simply hit the "Reset To Defaults" button.


Mouse Buttons

SnowfallKeyPress accelerates key bindings of mouse buttons, but it doesn't accelerate mouse button clicks that interact directly with frames without any associated key binding. This means that although SnowfallKeyPress is compatible with click-casting addons like Clique and Vuhdo, it won't accelerate their mouse clicks. Vuhdo already provides its own mouse click acceleration, though, and perhaps Clique will at some point, as well. Until then, you can add support yourself by navigating to Interface\Addons\Clique, editing Clique.lua and CliqueOptions.lua, searching for instances of "AnyUp", and replacing them with "AnyDown".

Mouse scroll-wheel bindings do not need any acceleration, so don't be concerned that SnowfallKeyPress offers no way to accelerate them. Each "tick" of the mouse scroll wheel is, in effect, already a simultaneous press and release.
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1.6.1 - 1/2/2010

Fixed a bug that may have affected compatibility with override bindings that some addons were applying.



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1.6 - 12/20/2009

Reduced the size of the default button animation by 25%, which should help keep it from obscuring other indicators on buttons.

Added the ability for other addons to customize the SnowfallKeyPress button animations. An example is included.

Removed the deprecated Lua configuration capability (the SnowfallKeyPressSettings folder). This functionality was superseded by the in-game GUI in version 1.2, so it's not needed any longer.



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1.5.1 - 12/14/2009

Fixed a bug introduced in 1.5 that was throwing a lua error with OPie.



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1.5 - 12/12/2009

Added button press animations (enable or disable through the configuration panel).

Made some infrastructure changes that should be invisible to the user, but which should improve compatibility with addons written in the future that may have more complex behaviors than we generally see in addons today.

Reduced the memory footprint of the code.



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1.4 - 12/8/2009

Updated the interface version to 30300 (patch 3.3).

No functional changes.



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1.3 - 12/4/2009

Fixed a minor error introduced in 1.2 that was causing some people problems with Bartender4.



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1.2 - 11/28/2009

Added an in-game configuration GUI accessible through the usual Options->Interface->Addons menu.



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1.1 - 11/25/2009

Added complete support for Dominos and Bindpad. At this time, there are no known incompatibilites with any addons.

Added a user configuration file to control which keys are accelerated.



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1.0 - 11/15/2009

First full release version.
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Dayn
11-25-09 11:55 AM
1.0
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Dayn
11-15-09 08:43 AM


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Old 08-29-12, 09:56 AM  
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update MoP ??


1x FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:687: Invalid reference frame
<in C code>
FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:687: in function "SecureHandlerSetFrameRef"
SnowfallKeyPress\SnowfallKeyPress.lua:97: in function <SnowfallKeyPress\SnowfallKeyPress.lua:95>
SnowfallKeyPress\SnowfallKeyPress.lua:134: in function <SnowfallKeyPress\SnowfallKeyPress.lua:123>
SnowfallKeyPress\SnowfallKeyPress.lua:173: in function <SnowfallKeyPress\SnowfallKeyPress.lua:159>

Locals:
frame = SnowfallKeyPress_Button_1 {
0 = <userdata>
}
label = "VehicleMenuBar"
refFrame = nil
IsValidFrame = <func> @FrameXML\SecureHandlers.lua:461
error = <func> =[C]:-1
type = <func> =[C]:-1
LOCAL_API_Frame = SecureHandlersUpdateFrame {
0 = <userdata>
}
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Old 11-09-11, 11:41 PM  
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Vanilla 1.12

Please, can you adaptate your addon for 1.12 Vanilla?
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Old 05-30-11, 01:34 AM  
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Addon for press and release activation

Is there an add-on that allows activation of abilities on both key press -and- release?
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Old 05-26-11, 09:31 PM  
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Re: obsolete?

Originally posted by Intangir
i think this is built into the latest client now so unneeded


.. i think
Well the blizzard options doesn't work on mouse clicks...
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Old 05-22-11, 06:51 PM  
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obsolete?

i think this is built into the latest client now so unneeded


.. i think
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Old 05-01-11, 12:01 AM  
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Originally posted by blizzart
is this still working in 4.1 ?
It seems to bug me since 4.0.6, every time I got dc in fight and log on while its still going on, I can't cast anything.
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Old 04-30-11, 05:40 PM  
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is this still working in 4.1 ?
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Old 04-03-11, 04:02 AM  
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Originally posted by eternalglory
This is 100% not working

Blizzard banned the author for this addon because is more like cheating

So blizzard added a maximum 400ms tolerance in the interface menu that do the exact same thing but more legit instead casting a spell in 1ms which is overpowered in PvP so they changed
lol. No. Activate-on-press addons are completely fine, given that anyone who isn't terrible has them. That's like saying anyone using arena frames or buff trackers is cheating. As for a replacement, Speedy Actions here on WoWinterface works fine, and I believe Bartender has an option for this function built-in.
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Old 02-17-11, 02:56 PM  
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1.6.2

So are you aware of 1.6 being Blizzard friendly? Or has 1.6 been scrapped? Is there a "finger latency" addon that is popular/widely used?
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Old 02-15-11, 06:08 PM  
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This is 100% not working

Blizzard banned the author for this addon because is more like cheating

So blizzard added a maximum 400ms tolerance in the interface menu that do the exact same thing but more legit instead casting a spell in 1ms which is overpowered in PvP so they changed
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Old 02-15-11, 05:04 PM  
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Talking ?

Does anyone know of an addon that does the same or similar effect when you press a button? I don't know why but I love the flash effect from pushing the button.
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Old 01-31-11, 04:36 PM  
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1.6

I was very impressed with Snowfall 1.4 however due to the new expansion it doesn't seem to be working properly. Is 1.6 soon to be available or is there another addon out there that will do the same thing to reduce finger latency? I've really enjoyed the use of this addon and hope to see 1.6 soon, but I need something in the mean time....
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Old 01-31-11, 12:15 PM  
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Originally posted by DiamondTear
Incompatible with cataclysm beta. This addon insidiously breaks *some* of your bindings completely when in combat.
When they would break was it only temporarily?

For some time now I was having seemingly random issues while in combat where I would be spamming my keybind but nothing would happen. It doesn't seem like the keybind is broken for the entire time you are in combat, just sometimes pushing your keybind will not cause the spell to cast. It's really annoying.

I've currently disabled this addon so I can see if this problem goes away. Will report back once I've had more time to test.
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Old 01-28-11, 04:56 AM  
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So any chance this will be updated for latest version of wow?
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Old 01-25-11, 06:33 PM  
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SA is working perfectly for me on cataclysm, there ain't any GUI you can change settings around it just copy to addon folder and it's done!
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