Chinchilla Minimap

Example 1

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

Appearance
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.
Compass
A more flexible north-east-south-west indicator.
Coordinates
Show your location coordinates.
Expander
Make the minimap very big temporarily (good for gathering or finding a tough-to-spot enemy).
Location
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).
Ping
Show which team-mate pinged the minimap.
Position
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
Zoom
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 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

    			RunBinding("TOGGLEBATTLEFIELDMINIMAP");
    

    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:

    <Bindings>
    	<Binding name="CHINCHILLA_TOGGLEMAPS" description="Toggle maps" header="CHINCHILLA">
    		-- Toggle between the Minimap and the BG Zone Minimap
    		Chinchilla_Location_ToggleMaps()
    	</Binding>
    </Bindings>
    

    Then at Chinchilla.lua:23

    --[[ bindings ]]--
    BINDING_HEADER_CHINCHILLA = "Chinchilla"
    BINDING_NAME_CHINCHILLA_TOGGLEMAPS = "Toggle Maps"
    

    and at the very end of Location.lua:

    --[[ bindings ]]--
    function Chinchilla_Location_ToggleMaps()
    	_G.ToggleMinimap()
    	RunBinding("TOGGLEBATTLEFIELDMINIMAP");
    end
    

    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.

  • Avatar of xtoq xtoq Jun 14, 2009 at 17:45 UTC - 0 likes

    You might try this, the SUI forums suggested it for SexyMap and SUI, but I've used it on other setups.

    Make a macro, and put this in it:

    /script WatchFrame:SetHeight(400)
    /script WatchFrame:SetWidth(300)
    /script WatchFrame_ClearDisplay()
    /script WatchFrame_Update(WatchFrame)
    /s banana
    

    (The /s is because it doesn't work for me without it. You can try it both ways.) Then you should be able to disable or enable the tracker. Hope this helps!

  • Avatar of toxidlotus toxidlotus May 26, 2009 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes

    So after more messing around I finally got it to work. I had to disable the position feature on chinchilla then check the advanced objectives tracking, then move it and resize it, then re-enable positioning in chinchilla. I have to keep the objectives tracking enabled though. So I just locked it.

  • Avatar of toxidlotus toxidlotus May 26, 2009 at 20:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Hmm. I keep having issues with my achievement tracking. I've tried the tricks listed below but still keep getting the error about not being able to track anymore achievements. I found that when I disable the position feature my achievement tracker pops up with the achievements I tried to track. However I obviously can't move my minimap. :/ When I enable it it makes my achievement tracker disappear again. When I try to use moveanything! to move the avhievement tracker it says it can't find the frame. Any ideas? Is there something I have missed?

  • Avatar of xerawx xerawx May 07, 2009 at 18:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Rebuilt my UI the other day and ran into the quest tracker bug, and came across Eilenda's suggestion which didn't quite work for me but after some mucking around I found a similar method which did. Logged in with no addons loaded, disabled advanced objectives tracking, shift-clicked a quest in the log and the frame appeared in the default spot. Re-enabled advanced tracking, relogged with all addons loaded and it seems to be working fine now. Strange bug, definitely related to the advanced objectives tracking somehow though.

  • Avatar of eilenda eilenda May 06, 2009 at 07:49 UTC - 0 likes

    For those whith a tracker problem try this : its working fine for me. Press escape to bring up the system menu, select "Interface" then "Objectives" and turn advanced objectives tracking off entirely it will give you a popup to warn you all current settings will be lost... click okay... then turn advanced objectives tracking back on and make sure the "disable mouseover' is unchecked and close everything out. If mouseover is *disabled* then nothing will pop up.... you need to uncheck the "disable mouseover" option before you'll be able to see the objectives window when you do mouse over it.

    Once you have done that, you should see the window when you place your mouse in the upper left area of the screen (not in the corner, but the general area. Once you "see" the window. right click the title and select "unlock window" so you can resize it. Give it the size you want, then go back to interface/objectives and check on the disable mouse over function : you will not see the tracker anymore but this time you can track correctly without getting "You don't have space to track any more objectives, stop tracking some first"

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai May 06, 2009 at 07:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Brinna, you say you have no control... as in you can't move it or resize it?

    In the Objectives menu of Blizzard's in-game options make sure that "Disable Mouseover" is unchecked. After doing that, right-click on the watch frames title bar (the grey bit with "Objectives" written in it) and click on "Unlock Window" if it's there.

    Then you will be able to move and resize the watch frame.

  • Avatar of Trixie1971 Trixie1971 May 06, 2009 at 01:38 UTC - 0 likes

    I am experiencing the same problem as Brinna. Please fix this - I love this addon and don't want to have to switch to another minimap addon.

    Thanks (I am also using v2.0.4)

    EDIT - I just downloaded Mappy from Curse to try that to see if I can track Achievements with it, and I get the same error - You cannot track any more achievements, so it appears to be an issue with the transfer from the Blizzard Minimap and the minimap addons

  • Avatar of Brinna Brinna May 06, 2009 at 00:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Advanced Objective options are enabled yet I have no control over quest/achievement tracking. I have no tracking frame and "You don't have space to track any more objectives, stop tracking some first" even though I am not tracking anything. I get no error reports when it comes to achievement or quest tracking but I still cannot see any quest/achievement tracker. Currently using v2.0.4.

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