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 lcorbett lcorbett Apr 27, 2011 at 22:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I can no longer move the map anyplace I want it to go. It jumps back to the top. I like it on the bottom. sigh

  • Avatar of Tinolyn Tinolyn Apr 27, 2011 at 01:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Did the boss frames move? Mine are showing up in the middle of the movable frame...not sure if this is a Blizzard intention or just a stupid bug on their part.

  • Avatar of jocka jocka Apr 21, 2011 at 17:56 UTC - 0 likes

    There seems to be an issue with the Blip Size changing.

    Decreasing the blip size drastically increases the size of the buttons around the Minimap, e.g. the Calendar Button.

    Increasing the size, however, lowers the size of these buttons.

    The size of these buttons doesn't change 'til a UI-reload has been made. Any fast fixes for this? ;)

    Last edited Apr 23, 2011 by jocka
  • Avatar of theoriginalmre theoriginalmre Feb 07, 2011 at 08:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Current issues I find with the addon:

    - Boss Frames. These appear roughly to the top left of the positioning box, and are scaled bigger than the default Blizzard Boss Frame size. (I'm unsure whether this would vary depending on the UI scale I use in the WoW Video settings, but I'm too scared to adjust them just in case it breaks everything else.)

    - Player Power Bar. This appears about 2/3 of the way down the screen and a bit to the right of where the positioning box is. Once again, it's scaled bigger than what the Blizzard default is.

    Would be awesome if there was an option to adjust the graphical scaling of the Boss Frames and Player Power Bar, so you could make them as small or large as you want (as well as getting their positioning correct within their respective boxes.) Think it's also possible for the Boss Frames to also show the HP % as well as the actual values?

    Absolutely great addon btw. Hope all the kinks get sorted out :)

  • Avatar of Tinolyn Tinolyn Jan 24, 2011 at 03:59 UTC - 0 likes


    Thanks, but you weren't kidding about buggy. The positioning frame for the sound thing is not accurate had to go back to a previous release version to get it back in its start place. Once I moved it, it chose its own spot no matter how much I adjusted the positioning frame for it.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Jan 21, 2011 at 15:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Work on this has begun but I can't tell if it's fully functional yet as the orange overlay doesn't show.
    Check the latest alphas, fiddle with the settings and let me know what happens.

    I've fixed this in the recent alphas.

  • Avatar of Tinolyn Tinolyn Jan 21, 2011 at 13:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance you might include a way to move the Atramedes sound circle, since you have movable boss frames?

  • Avatar of ilovemrdoe ilovemrdoe Jan 08, 2011 at 19:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I think the opacity in expander is interfereing with the lines that the addon routes draws on the minimap, at 100% opactity it seems to cover the lines.

  • Avatar of skycarya skycarya Jan 02, 2011 at 23:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks GRiMoku, I've got it installed and am giving it a try. I needed something to be better able to see focus debuffs and what do you know, this looks like it will do the trick there too. So thanks for the great suggestion. Was glad to see it was an Ace addon also. :-)

    Last edited Jan 02, 2011 by skycarya
  • Avatar of GRiMoku GRiMoku Jan 02, 2011 at 19:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Skycarya You can move your minimap. Also, there are other buff addons to move your buff/debuffs. Satrina Buff frames, and Elkano Buffbars are two off the top of my head. I prefer Elkano due to the timer bars. :)


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