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What is Grid2 ?

Grid2 is a party/raid unit frame addon.

Grid2 is fully customizable. New zones (indicators) can be defined in unit frames to display information (statuses). The indicators can be customized and placed anywhere. Grid2 supports several types of indicators: icon, icons, square, text, bar, multibar. You can configure what statuses are displayed on each indicator.

Grid2 includes a huge amount of available statuses, but not all enabled be default, look through the configuration and familiarize yourself with the available options and statuses.

Grid2 is fast: consumes between 4 and 10 times less CPU cycles than other similar addons.

To open the configuration UI type "/grid2", left-click the minimap Icon, DataBroker icon launcher or use WoW addons list window.

Grid2 components

Grid2 package includes:

  • Grid2
  • Grid2 Options
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs Options
  • Grid2 LDB
  • Grid2 Aoe Heals

Grid2 does not work or I think I found a bug

  • Update to the latest versions of Grid2.
  • Make sure you downloaded the mods WITH libs. nolib is not for you.
  • Reset your Saved Variables, pasting into chat: /script Grid2DB = nil; ReloadUI()
  • If you still get an error, go ahead and log it. Install and use the BugGrabber and BugSack mods to record the error and make it easy to cut and paste it.
  • Then, Post a ticket. Check for existing tickets about your bug first. Remember to check back on your ticket later in case we need more information.


(Thanks to Zelmaru)

Common issues/FAQ

Grid2 Doesn't Load after Update

If you are updating Grid2 from r560 or older version, you must reset your saved variables (you will lose all your settings), you must see a message in chat window explaining how to reset saved variables.

Raid debuffs not showing up !!!:

Raid debuffs are not enabled by default. Go to statuses -> Raid Debuffs and enable at least the Cataclysm module (if you are inside a instance you must exit and enter the instance or reload the UI after enabling the module)

I cant push the grid boxes as close together as before:

The border indicator has 2 pixels size and it has a transparent background color now. If you want the old grid2 appearance. Goto Indicators -> border -> Layout tab: Set a border size 1. And select a black and opaque background color for the border.

What about mana bars ?

Grid2 supports mana bars, but they are not created by default. If you want mana bars, create a new indicator of type "bar", place it wherever you want and map the "mana" or the "power" status to it (remember you must map some color status to the bar:color indicator too).

What is the poweralt status ?

Poweralt status is a power type (like mana/rage/energy,etc). This power type is enabled by Wow in some combats. It shows: Atremedes sound, Chog'al corruption, etc. This status is not active by default in Grid2: you must map poweralt to any compatible indicator (text or bar indicator).

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  • Avatar of morfina morfina Feb 25, 2016 at 11:04 UTC - 0 likes

    can i make direction only show on mouseover AND out of range target?

  • Avatar of unlvsur unlvsur Oct 29, 2015 at 02:44 UTC - 0 likes

    @michaelspain: Go I think the problem could be solved by unit_health_frequent event. However, the instant (combat log hit) as I know has lags too. How about a new setting replacing "instant" by using OnUpdate+ Refresh Rate? It is stable and robust. The performance is even better than combat log hit.

    Last edited Oct 29, 2015 by unlvsur
  • Avatar of michaelspain michaelspain Oct 26, 2015 at 19:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @unlvsur: Go

    Have you tried the "Fast" and "Instant" updates ?

    - Fast uses unit_health_frequent event

    - Instant uses the combat log hits to predict future health of units.

    The update option can be configured from Statuses -> Health&Heals -> current-health

    Last edited Oct 26, 2015 by michaelspain
  • Avatar of unlvsur unlvsur Oct 26, 2015 at 16:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Any plan for an OnUpdate frame updating? This frame is bugged in high server lag environment, for its health update is triggered by event. Events like UNIT_HEALTH has huge lag in World PVP.

    My fixing demo code:

    local on_update_frame = CreateFrame("Frame")

    local refresh_rate=0.1

    local now_timer=0

    local function on_update(self,elasped)

    now_timer =now_timer +elapsed

    if (refresh_rate<=now_timer) then

    now_timer = 0





    Last edited Oct 26, 2015 by unlvsur
  • Avatar of Ifirnja Ifirnja Jul 28, 2015 at 09:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any way to get Text on the Icon Layout for Buffs (Hots) without using Omnicc?

  • Avatar of michaelspain michaelspain Jul 16, 2015 at 19:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @s32ialx: Go

    Pets frames are not linked to owner frames, so they cannot be aligned with the corresponding owner. As far as i know blizzard secure frames dont support that behaviour. The only posible configuration is to define the pet order, and Grid2 puts hunter pets first, because they are the healing priority for healers over other pets.

    Last edited Jul 16, 2015 by michaelspain
  • Avatar of michaelspain michaelspain Jul 16, 2015 at 19:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @and113: Go

    Not possible.

  • Avatar of s32ialx s32ialx Jul 15, 2015 at 18:36 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm a warlock in a party with a hunter and as soon as the hunter calls his pet my summon goes above his name and his cat is above my name ... not that it really matters but I'm assuming that is a bug. but this is with RealUI (which included your add-on)

    if there is some trick to switch it around i would love to know if it's not something the RealUI creator did.

    Last edited Jul 15, 2015 by s32ialx


  • Avatar of and113 and113 Jul 07, 2015 at 22:16 UTC - 0 likes

    can i create indicator that will work only with both druids rejuvenation on unit? Not with Rejuvenation or Rejuvenation (Germination)?

  • Avatar of Zelmaru Zelmaru Jun 24, 2015 at 17:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Oh yay, an update. It worked fine last night for raiding, but I'm sure it will be even better now.


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