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 EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Dec 10, 2009 at 10:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Blizzard have made the quest tracker pretty much how it was back in Patch 3.1, so it is no longer movable or resizable without using addons. Resizing the quest tracker is not an intended feature of Chinchilla, but if you search around there's bound to be an addon somewhere which can resize it. If not, I'll make one myself.

  • Avatar of Szilla Szilla Dec 10, 2009 at 09:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd like to resize the quest/achie tracke, because right now it shows only 2 quests at a time. The problem is, if I turn off the postion part in the addon it also resets the position of the minimap.

  • Avatar of Bornabe Bornabe Dec 09, 2009 at 23:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, you got me trying this thing out. :-D Only things that I'm noticing are that the DungeonFinder Button's Tooltip is 'behind' pretty much everything... which now I can see the whole tooltip... except it's behind Recount data... lol. But, you have convinced me that Chinchilla Map is truely Sexy. :-D

    The other thing is like Seerah was saying back over at our posts on WowInterface where there seems to be more to this new objective tracker window. With Chinchilla I can move it, but it's only a square in 'size' so I can only track like 2 quests.

    Last edited Dec 09, 2009 by Bornabe
  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Dec 09, 2009 at 13:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Version 2.0.9 solves most if not all of the problems reported to me by you. Please post a ticket if any more problems arise.

  • Avatar of tarokor tarokor Dec 09, 2009 at 06:05 UTC - 0 likes

    [2009/12/09 17:02:18-13-x1]: Chinchilla-v2.0.8\ShowHide\ShowHide.lua:100: attempt to index global 'MinimapToggleButton' (a nil value) Chinchilla-v2.0.8\ShowHide\ShowHide.lua:60: in function <Interface\AddOns\Chinchilla\ShowHide\ShowHide.lua:51> (tail call): ?: <in C code>: ? <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5> (tail call): ?: AceAddon-3.0-5:531: in function `EnableAddon' AceAddon-3.0-5:543: in function `EnableAddon' AceAddon-3.0-5:621: in function <...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:607> <in C code>: in function `LoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:234: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn': Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:257: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI': Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:481: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:453>:

    ever since the patch i am getting this error. I use ArkiveUI and have been manually updateing addons as i recieve errors (i know nothing about code) anyone able to tell me what this means so i can stop gettin fatality every time i login :-)

  • Avatar of KurenaiXIII KurenaiXIII Oct 03, 2009 at 19:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any way to force the location bar to anchor one corner or the other? I am having the devil's time with it displaying oddly, constantly switching positions as I change zonesI'd love for it to just anchor one side and extend from the other.

  • Avatar of ExEvolution ExEvolution Aug 20, 2009 at 23:33 UTC - 0 likes

    After using Chinchilla to move the ticket status frame, it doesn't stay put, it will randomly reset to the original position and I have to move it again. Any reason why it would do this?

  • Avatar of minea minea Jul 15, 2009 at 16:30 UTC - 0 likes

    ps: I play on ragnaros, but I've never used the localization plage before .. how can I contribute esMX traducciones?

  • Avatar of minea minea Jul 15, 2009 at 16:24 UTC - 0 likes

    I use the minimap and the zone minimap and decided to put them in the same place and just toggle chinchilla when I wanted to see the zone minimap underneath. But the blips from the zone minimap show up on top no matter what, so I had to link the display of the two together. I did it by adding this line after Location.lua:87


    and it works, as long as I take care to have the zone map off before I click the minimize button on chinchilla, only one map shows at a time.

    Sometimes they would fall out of synch, mostly because I have a habbit of using "shift-M" for the zone map. After playing with it a bit I decided it would be best to fix that, so I bound shift-M in chinchilla.
    Creates a Bindings.xml file:

    	<Binding name="CHINCHILLA_TOGGLEMAPS" description="Toggle maps" header="CHINCHILLA">
    		-- Toggle between the Minimap and the BG Zone Minimap

    Then at Chinchilla.lua:23

    --[[ bindings ]]--

    and at the very end of Location.lua:

    --[[ bindings ]]--
    function Chinchilla_Location_ToggleMaps()

    the arrangement might not be best. But I set "control-shift-M" for the interface Zone Map toggle and "shift-M" in the chinchilla keybindings and now when I use shift-M I can't screw up the interdependant state of the two maps. :) So, all good, it works.

    It probable should be localized, but I wasn't for certain that I can just do BINDING_NAME_CHINCHILLA_TOGGLEMAPS = L("Toggle Maps")

    and more importantly, if it were possible to write this as a stand-alone plugin that is probably better than injecting it into the project. I'm not sure how to go about doing that though ... anyway, at least I thought I'd share what I've got. :)

    here's a little video:
    Chinchilla with Togglemaps

  • Avatar of Kupotek Kupotek Jun 28, 2009 at 00:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Having a problem. I set it to square but it stays circular. Having to have advanced tracking enabled really sucks, since every timer you scroll over it the huge window appears, and who the hell wants to see that all the time?

    Ugh, I thought I had found the perfect minimap but it looks like it's back to the drawing board.


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