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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 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?

  • Avatar of olooo olooo Mar 25, 2010 at 20:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi i´m using grid2 now for a week and its all fine, BUT ....

    is it possible to get "InstantHealth" oder "QuickHealth" to work ? that very important for me as a healer, i cant use grid2 in my main raid, as long as these addons are not suportet or a new addon with the same feature is build.

    is there any plan to integrate that in grid2 ? would be awsome !

  • Avatar of Azethoth Azethoth Mar 25, 2010 at 17:57 UTC - 0 likes

    barongarrett: The code for you to hack is in StatusHealth.lua / HealthCurrent:GetText(unit) Use UnitHealth(unit) and UnitHealthMax(unit). You will also need to let the text indicator show enough characters. 20,000/26,000 is 13, or 11 if you drop the commas.

    Meanwhile I am working on extracting some relevant code from pitbull4's LuaTexts.

    aeon0815: The mod for that has not been ported yet.

  • Avatar of aeon0815 aeon0815 Mar 25, 2010 at 10:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it possible to enable right-click an a unit frame and having the contextmenu appear?


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