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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 Nemini Nemini Apr 09, 2010 at 03:07 UTC - 0 likes


    getting the following error as soon as I log in and try to open Grid2 config panel:

    Date: 2010-04-09 05:02:30 ID: 25 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua line 1756: AceConfigRegistry-3.0:ValidateOptionsTable(): expected a table, got a string Debug: (tail call): ? [C]: ? ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:50: ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:45 ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:197: ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193 ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:228: ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193 ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:228: ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193 ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:228: ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193 ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:256: ValidateOptionsTable() ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:297: app() ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:1756: Open() ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:1836: ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:1834 (tail call): ? [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:9: [string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:5 (tail call): ? Ace3\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0.lua:326: Fire() ...AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-BlizOptionsGroup.lua:70: ...AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIWidget-BlizOptionsGroup.lua:69 (tail call): ? [C]: Show() ..\FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:204: InterfaceOptionsFrame_Show() ..\FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsFrame.lua:488: InterfaceOptionsFrame_OpenToCategory() Grid2Options\core.lua:333: OnChatCommand() Grid2\GridCore.lua:225: ?() ...erface\AddOns\Ace3\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:94: value() ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3573: ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3505 [C]: ChatEdit_ParseText() ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3221: ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3220 [C]: ChatEdit_SendText() ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3245: ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed() [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1: [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1 AddOns: Swatter, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala) Ace2, v Ace3, v agExtras, vr713 agUnitFrames, vr713 AnchorsAway, v1.0 Atlas, v1.16.0 AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.16.0 AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.16.0 AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.16.0 AtlasLoot, vv5.10.01 AtlasLootFu, vv5.10.01 AucAdvanced, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala) AucFilterOutlier, v5.7.4568.2531 AucMatchUndercut, v5.7.4568.2531 AucStatSales, v5.7.4568.2842 AucStatWOWEcon, v5.7.4568.2530 AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.7.4568.3311 AucUtilAppraiser, v5.7.4568.2530 AucUtilAskPrice, v5.7.4568.3175 AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.7.4568.3142 AucUtilCompactUI, v5.7.4568.2530 AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.7.4568.3583 AucUtilFixAH, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala) AucUtilGlypher, v5.7.4568.2545 AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.7.4568.3108 AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.7.4568.2545 AucUtilScanButton, v5.7.4568.2530 AucUtilScanFinish, v5.7.4568.2530 AucUtilScanProgress, v5.7.4568.2530 AucUtilSearchUI, v5.7.4568.3655 AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.7.4568.4553 AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.7.4568.2530 Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130 Bartender4, v4.4.2 BetterItemCount, v1.1 BigWigs, v3.2 BigWigsDebugger, v1.0 BigWigsPlugins, v BigWigsTabletBars, v1 BonusScanner, v5.2 ButtonFacade, v3.3.300 ButtonFacadeApathy, v3.3.75 ButtonFacadeCaith, v3.3.57 ButtonFacadeEntropy, v3.3.57 ButtonFacadeGears, v3.3.47 ButtonFacadeLiteStep, v3.3.47 ButtonFacadeOnyx, v3.3.57 ButtonFacadeSerenity, v3.3.56 CandyBar, v Carbonite, v3.32 CarboniteTransfer, v1.01 ChatBar, v2.7 ChatEdit, v1.2 ChatScroll, v ChatThrottleLib, v19 ClearFont2, v2.5 ClearFont2Emblem, v1.0 ClearFont2FontPack1, v1.0 ClearFont2FontPack2, v1.0 ClearFont2Myriad, v1.0 ClearFont2SFAS, v1.0 ClearFont2Tahoma, v1.0 ClearFont2Verdana, v1.0 Configator, v5.1.DEV.130 CrayonLib, v DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130 Deformat, v1.0 $Revision: 3817 $ DewdropLib, v DingAnnouncer, v3.1 DrDamage, v1.7.7_release-3 ElkBuffBars, v2.2.3-148 Enchantrix, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala) EnchantrixBarker, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala) EQCompare, v1.4 Examiner, v09.05.24 FramesResized, v2.2.0-38 FreeBagSlots, v FuBar, v FuBarFactionsFu, v2.2.1-79 FuBarRecountFu, v3.6 FuBarPlugin20, v2.0 $Revision: 66634 $ GemHelper, v1.8.2 GratuityLib, vr$Revision: 66041 $ Grid2, v3.3.0.498 Grid2Options, v Grid2StatusAFK, v25 Grid2StatusAFKOptions, v25 Grid2StatusRaidDebuffs, v3.3.0.498 Grid2StatusRaidDebuffsOptions, v3.3.0.498 Gymnast, v Informant, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala) InspectEquip, v1.7.3 JostleLib, v LibAbacus30, v LibBabbleBoss30, v LibBabbleClass30, v LibBabbleFaction30, v LibBabbleInventory30, v LibBabbleZone30, v LibCrayon30, v LibDogTag30, v1.0 LibDogTagUnit30, v1.0 LibGraph20, v2.0 LibGratuity30, vr$Revision: 41183 $ LibHealComm30, v LibJostle30, v LibPeriodicTable31, v3.1 LibResComm10, v LibRock10, v LibRockComm10, v LibRockConfig10, v LibRockConsole10, v LibRockDB10, v LibRockEvent10, v LibRockHook10, v LibRockLocale10, v LibRockTimer10, v LibSharedMedia20, v LibSharedMedia30, v3.0 LibSink20, v LibStub, v LittleWigs, v3.0.0 LootFilter, v3.13.1 MobHealth, v3.3 MobInfo2, v3.61 oCD, v1.0.0 Omen, v3.0.9 OmniCC, v2.5.9 Outfitter, v4.9b8 PaintChipsLib, v Prat30, v3.3.8 Prat30Libraries, v Quartz, v1.0 QuartzBuff, v1.0 QuartzFlight, v1.0 QuartzFocus, v1.0 QuartzGCD, v1.0 QuartzInterrupt, v1.0 QuartzLatency, v1.0 QuartzMirror, v1.0 QuartzPet, v1.0 QuartzPlayer, v1.0 QuartzRange, v1.0 QuartzSwing, v1.0 QuartzTarget, v1.0 QuartzTimer, v1.0 QuartzTradeskill, v1.0 QuestLogLevelPatch, v RatingBuster, v Recount, v RecountThreat, v ReloadUI, v ReURL, v RosterLib, v2.1 sct, v6.2 SCTCooldowns, v0.7 SCTSpellReady, v0.8 Sea, v1.39 SexyMap, v SharedMediaLib, v1.0 SpecialEventsEmbed, v Stubby, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala) SurfaceLib, v TabletLib, v TipHookerLib, v$Revision: 1 $ Titan, v4.1.4.30000 (Revision 111) TitanBag, v4.1.4.30000 TitanClock, v4.1.4.30000 TitanCoords, v4.1.4.30000 TitanGoldTracker, v4.1.4.30000 TitanItemBonuses, v4.1.4.30000 TitanLootType, v4.1.4.30000 TitanOutfitter, v TitanPerformance, v4.1.4.30000 TitanRegen, v4.1.4.30000 TitanRepair, v4.1.4.30000 TitanVolume, v4.1.4.30000 TitanXP, v4.1.4.30000 TitanZoneSpeed, v2.19.1.11100 Waterfall10, v XLoot, v0.91.1 XLootMonitor, v0.71

  • Avatar of Iridiel Iridiel Apr 05, 2010 at 15:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting this error as soon as it's loaded:

    Date: 2010-04-05 17:39:37 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\Grid2\modules\IndicatorIcon.lua line 166: attempt to index local 'location' (a nil value) Debug: (tail call): ? Grid2\modules\IndicatorIcon.lua:166: Grid2\modules\IndicatorIcon.lua:161 Grid2\modules\IndicatorIcon.lua:187: setupFunc() Grid2\GridDefaults.lua:18: SetupIndicators() Grid2\GridDefaults.lua:225: Setup() Grid2\GridCore.lua:243: Grid2\GridCore.lua:229 (tail call): ? [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5 (tail call): ? Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:531: EnableAddon() Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:621: Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:607 [C]: LoadAddOn() ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:235: UIParentLoadAddOn() ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:258: CombatLog_LoadUI() ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:482: ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:454 AddOns: Swatter, v5.6.4424 (KangaII) Ace3, v Aloft, v2.8.10 AtlasLoot, vv5.10.00 AtlasLootFu, vv5.10.00 Bartender4, v4.4.2 ButtonFacade, v3.3.300 ButtonFacadeApathy, v3.2.70 ButtonFacadeCaith, v3.2.55 ButtonFacadeEntropy, v3.2.55 ButtonFacadeGears, v3.2.45 ButtonFacadeLiteStep, v3.2.45 Chinchilla, vv2.1-15-gd2db3ad Clique, vwowi:revision Configator, v5.1.DEV.134 DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130 DXELoader, v EnhTooltip, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth) epgp, v5.5.13 FishingBuddy, v0.9.6i fontain, v GhostPulse3, v3.0.16 GhostPulseBasics, v3.0.16 Grid, v1.30300.1265 Grid2, v3.3.0.495 Grid2Options, v Grid2StatusRaidDebuffs, v3.3.0.495 GridStatusRaidIcons, v30200-2 LibSharedMedia30, v3.0-59 MikScrollingBattleText, v5.4.75 OmniCC, v2.2.5 OneBag3, v3.0.1-beta PitBull4, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4Aggro, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4Aura, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4Background, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4BlankSpace, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4Border, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4CastBar, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4CastBarLatency, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4CombatFader, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4CombatIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4CombatText, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4ComboPoints, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4ExperienceBar, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4HealthBar, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4HideBlizzard, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4Highlight, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4HostilityFader, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4LeaderIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4LuaTexts, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4ManaSpark, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4MasterLooterIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4Portrait, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4PowerBar, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4PvPIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4RaidTargetIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4RangeFader, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4ReadyCheckIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4RestIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4RoleIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4Sounds, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4ThreatBar, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4VisualHeal, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PitBull4VoiceIcon, vv4.0.0-beta8-37-gc32ec6e PowerAuras, v3.0.0E Prat30, v3.2.4 Prat30HighCPUUsageModules, v Prat30Libraries, v Quartz, v1.0 RatingBuster, v Recount, v SatrinaBuffFrame, v3.1 SharedMedia, v3.0.1-177 SlideBar, v5.6.4424 (KangaII) Stubby, v5.6.4424 (KangaII) xDamageFont, v30100a BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.3.3.30300 <eu> (ck=a76)

  • Avatar of Azethoth Azethoth Mar 31, 2010 at 20:54 UTC - 0 likes

    barongarrett: try Grid2LuaTexts for more health-current formatting options.

    Last edited Mar 31, 2010 by Azethoth
  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Mar 30, 2010 at 19:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @Azethoth, that would explain it, thanks.

  • Avatar of Azethoth Azethoth Mar 30, 2010 at 09:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Also note that the layer stuff is in the alpha version, and not the beta version. Follow the links above to get the latest (alpha) versions. Once it is more complete it will get pushed to beta.

  • Avatar of Eudori Eudori Mar 29, 2010 at 23:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Most (all?) of the settings have a drop-down menu attached which should by default read "account".  The selection associates that specific attribute with the account, the class or the spec.  I don't know how well it works, but that is what Nich is describing.

  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Mar 29, 2010 at 21:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nich I too have the same problem as Anook. What do you mean by class layer?

  • Avatar of Nich Nich Mar 28, 2010 at 05:20 UTC - 0 likes

    If the changes you're making are for the class layer, it shouldn't affect your druid when you change things on your priest.

  • Avatar of Anook Anook Mar 27, 2010 at 01:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I have 2 healers on the same account and sadly it seems that there is no way to save a "profile".

    I had set Grid2 on my resto druid and then i jump on my Holy priest any change i will do will modify the druid setting. So i have to use another healing UI on my priest, but i love Grid2.

    Plz Add "Save Profile"


  • Avatar of Azethoth Azethoth Mar 26, 2010 at 09:12 UTC - 0 likes

    People keep asking for that and then I look around to find both mods discontinued, and the library discontinued as well. In addition the actual blizzard client now has some settings for more frequent updates. There are claims that it is not as fast as the mods. There are claims that the mods give faster health updates but slow the heals incoming updates. There are claims of buggy feedback with the mods. Various mods using them show different updates.

    So are these really necessary? I stopped using them myself a while back and do not feel like I miss them. I keep on casting a heal every one second and it seems to work out. The 25 man Lich King died even though I did not have this.

    I am kind of reluctant to have to first fix and then maintain an abandoned lib just so that I can then use it. Or worse yet spend days testing it to see if it actually does anything anymore. Their abandonment kind of says a lot doesn't it?


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