KBF

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Buff bars in the tradition of EBB, with support for click-to-remove.

Features:
    Use /kbf to toggle the positioning anchor
    Left click on a buff to remove it.
    Weapon enchant support.
    Vehicle swap support (Out of combat only)
    
    
Issues/flaws:
    Vehicle support: KBF will swap to show the buffs of your vehicle, rather than your own buffs if:
        a) You are in a "real" vehicle, with its own action bar
        b) You are out of combat when you enter (or leave, for switching back) the vehicle.
        
        Condition (b) is a consequence of the blizzard secure aura system not supporting vehicles.
    Weapon enchants:
        Weapon enchants will always be shown at the top of the buff list.
        Any enchant on your thrown weapon will not be shown. This is a bug in the blizzard secure aura system.
        If you apply an enchant to your off-hand in-combat and then try to remove it before you have left combat, it will remove your main hand enchant instead.
        This is due to a bug in the blizzrd secure aura system which I can only work around out of combat.
    
    Debuffs:
        Debuffs will always be shown at the bottom of the list.
        
    Sorting:
        Currently all buffs/debuffs will be sorted by name. In the future you will be able to choose
        between the small set of options permited by the blizzard buff system.
        
    Sizeing:
        The size and shape of the bars cannot be changed, due to limitations in the blizzard code.
        In the future, you may be able to change the scaling of the bars.

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  • 9 comments
  • Avatar of Twopro Twopro Aug 18, 2011 at 23:30 UTC - 0 likes

    ok so you can hide buffs by clicking on the grey baar nice but sizing?

    Sizeing: The size and shape of the bars cannot be changed, due to limitations in the blizzard code. In the future, you may be able to change the scaling of the bars.

    if thats true than how does elkano do it on his buff bars? same concept diff author but you can click off buffs using his.

  • Avatar of Twopro Twopro Aug 18, 2011 at 06:14 UTC - 0 likes

    can you make it so i can hide buffs? i just want debuffs to show.

  • Avatar of morelore morelore Jul 13, 2011 at 13:12 UTC - 0 likes

    I need to figure out how to get Curse to send me emails then there's posts here. FYI everyone, the best way to report bugs and make sure I see them is to follow the Ticket link above and enter a ticket on bitbucket. I know that making an additional account there may be a pain for you but until I can get Curse to actually send me emails when there's posts here I can't guarantee that I will see reports made in these comments.

    @keLston: Thats the consolidated buffs. I know the UI for it isn't very good or discoverable. Click on the white bar to show/hide your consolidated buffs. Consolidated buffs is like the popup-bar in the Blizzard UI where it sticks long-lasting raid debuffs.

    @Zidomo: You were entirely correct about the saving - I accidentally removed a bar name and I didn't notice because the default position is where I keep mine. Sorry.

    @FattyXP: You can change the hardcoded sizes trivially, but changing them dynamically via a user preference is the hard part. Make a config.lua file that so it's all on one spot is a good idea, I'll do that.

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Jun 29, 2011 at 16:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @FattyXP: Go

    Heh...gotta love the internet.

    What "that other dudes talkin' about" is the fact that in r43 from January when I made the comment below, this mod did not save its position changed by the /kbf toggle anywhere. It always reset on relog to its default position.

    By the time FattyXP made the comment below, the author released r48/49, which has code to properly save the bar position.

  • Avatar of FattyXP FattyXP Mar 24, 2011 at 21:59 UTC - 0 likes

    So, you totally can change the size of the bars... very easily. Has nothing to do with SecureAura at all. I just changed every "16" you had in anything to do with "height" and in the XML and it works perfect. http://img151.imageshack.us/i/wowscrnshot032411173903.jpg/ Proof

    Take a look at bBuffBars, he uses the same sort of XML template but has a config at the top of the main LUA file that lets you change the size with only 1 variable. It saves its position for me... not sure what that other dudes talkin' bout

    Last edited Mar 24, 2011 by FattyXP
  • Avatar of keLston keLston Mar 21, 2011 at 22:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there supposed to be a white bar that shifts all my buffs to the left so I have two columns of buffs?

  • Avatar of Zidomo Zidomo Jan 23, 2011 at 17:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Gave KBF r43 a try. Looks at first glance to be a worthy low-CPU/memory consumption alternative to other bar-type buff mods with the major advantage of being able to click buffs off without a hassle. Except for one major problem. A problem so major that can't use it here as it is.

    The mod creates no saved variables at all; there is no SavedVariables: line in the TOC. As a result, its positioning changed by the /kbf command is not saved between sessions or relogs. Its not saved in the layout-cache.txt or layout-local.txt files either. Which means the bars always reset to the top right corner of your UI, no matter where you placed them the previous session. Which unfortunately makes the mod useless/a giant hassle to use for a lot of people.

    I know you are limited by the secure aura system in formatting the bars, but positioning should not be a problem. Basic alternatives such as nivBuffs & Bison do not have this issue. Hope you can add positioning retention in a future revision; the mod would be fantastic if not for this problem.

    Last edited Jan 23, 2011 by Zidomo
  • Avatar of morelore morelore Jan 07, 2011 at 15:02 UTC - 0 likes

    The image is exactly how its displayed on my screen, I must have different color balance than you do. Configuration for the limited set of options available, including color and texture, is in the queue for the next release. I've been working on consolidated buff support but that may be a dead end and I'm going to shelve it for now.

  • Avatar of keLston keLston Dec 31, 2010 at 00:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Just downloaded this. I realize there's no way to change the size and shape but is there a way to change the color?

    I'm looking at the screenshot you have of it and it has a more elegant darker two-tone green/red look to the bars so that they are relatively non-intrusive and non-distracting.

    However, when I have them up, they look nothing like that. Instead, it looks more like a nuclear Slimer green like the Ecto-Cooler Kool Aid green. With the bars being unable to be resized, that's rather distracting ;x

    Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/EJZrd.jpg

    Last edited Dec 31, 2010 by keLston
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Facts

Date created
Dec 28, 2010
Category
Last update
Dec 01, 2012
Development stage
Inactive
License
BSD License
Curse link
KBF
Downloads
1,514
Recent files
  • A: r79 for 5.1.0 Dec 01, 2012
  • B: 1.3-beta for 4.3.4 Jun 30, 2012
  • A: r76 for 4.3.4 Jun 30, 2012
  • B: 1.2-beta for 4.3.4 Jun 30, 2012
  • A: r72 for 4.3.4 Jun 30, 2012

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