Chinchilla Minimap

Example 1

Chinchilla Minimap alters the Blizzard Minimap in a way to provide much nicer features and other niceties.

Allows changing of blip size, border style, shape of the map (doesn't have to be circular, or even square, lots of options are available), size, etc.
A more flexible north-east-south-west indicator.
Show your location coordinates.
Make the minimap very big temporarily (good for gathering or finding a tough-to-spot enemy).
Show the name of your location more flexibly.
Move Buttons
Move the buttons around the minimap to wherever you want (even off the minimap entirely).
Show which team-mate pinged the minimap.
Position the minimap and frames around it.
Range Circle
Show on the minimap where your range extends to.
Show / Hide
Show or hide various frames related to the minimap.
Tracking Dots
Change the dots on the map to a different set of images. Very handy, especially if you suffer from colour-blindness
Use the mouse-wheel to zoom the minimap and zoom out the map automatically after 20 seconds (or so).

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  • Avatar of failrous failrous Feb 26, 2010 at 23:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I don't know if its a bug or not, but, For instance: I'm in Caverns of Time Stratholme and when the White Flag comes up to show where the next wave is, it doesn't show on the minimap unless you're near it so I have to rely on others to start walking towards the next area so I can tank the mobs. Is this a bug? Intentional? The default minimap shows the flag from afar but Chinchilla doesn't and I wasn't sure if I should put in a ticket or not.

    Look at that subtle off-white coloring... The tasteful thickness of it... Oh my God, it even has a watermark...

  • Avatar of BambisFaline BambisFaline Jan 24, 2010 at 22:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Good add-on. Far less buggy than SexyMap.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Jan 23, 2010 at 15:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @sdgoe: Right-click on the minimap or type '/chin'.
    @khariv: I'd ask the DXE guys, as they provide their own boss frames.
    @creepy_inc: Seems fine for me. :/

    Last edited Jan 23, 2010 by EthanCentaurai: Whoops
  • Avatar of sdgoe sdgoe Jan 23, 2010 at 15:26 UTC - 0 likes

    sorry to be such a novice, but how do i access a configuration menu for chinchilla? is there a slash command or something? NOTE: first time i installed, /chin didn't work nor did right clicking. i also couldn't see it in Options Interface AddOns. But i deleted it, redownloaded and installed again and all is well. thanks!

    Last edited Jan 23, 2010 by sdgoe
  • Avatar of khariv khariv Jan 14, 2010 at 16:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any way to hide the boss frame completely? I use DXE, so the extra gunship frames don't do anything for me.


  • Avatar of creepy_inc creepy_inc Jan 07, 2010 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I don't seem to be able to get the calendar to show on the minimap, any idea what could fix it?

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Dec 24, 2009 at 18:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Chinchilla can move the boss frames... kinda. There is a bug where the boss frames revert to their previous position. I'll hopefully fix this sometime after Christmas.

  • Avatar of Whist34 Whist34 Dec 24, 2009 at 17:36 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm looking for something that can move the Gunship boss frames.

    I'm hoping Chinchilla will be updated so that it and other boss frames can be moved. They appear right below the minimap.

    If anyone knows of another mod that can move them please let me know.


  • Avatar of Azzurus Azzurus Dec 21, 2009 at 01:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, first off - love this mod, it's been my Minimap of choice for a long time now! Very recently though, since v2.1 I think, I've been having a serious problem with it. Chinchilla simply will not save my settings. I configure the minimap how I like, moving buttons and the quest tracker, changing it's shape, and everything else.. Then I log out, and log back in, and my minimap is reset to the upper right corner with all the default starting settings.

    It doesn't matter if I make a new profile, or try to copy from one I already have; everything is back to it's defaults: shape, buttons, positions, everything! It's quite a frustrating thing to re-configure the minimap every time I log onto a character.

    Anyway, I was hoping (praying!) that there was some kind of fix for this out there, or if this has been a common issue since v2.1?

    Thanks again for this awesome addon!

    Last edited Dec 21, 2009 by Azzurus
  • Avatar of Skizelli Skizelli Dec 16, 2009 at 01:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh, I see. I must be blind, haha. Thank you, sir.


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