Small library that provides mapfile data. it include width,height, upper left x,y and lower right x,y. This data includes multi-floor maps such as the new instances.

API Documentation

To get the mapfile names use GetMapInfo() on the current map. Filenames are constant across localizations.

Sample usage:

     mapfiles = LibStub("LibMapData-1.0"); 
     -- get the size of Coth defaulting to the first floor size
     local width,height = mapfiles:MapArea('CoTStratholme')
     -- get the size of the 8th floor of icc 
     width,height = mapfiles:MapArea('IcecrownCitadel',8) 
     -- get the size of the Arati mapfile.
     width,height = mapfiles:MapArea('Arathi')

The floors are optional and if a given floor is not found 0,0 will be returned. This lib came about as a result of several addons needing the data, and simply copying and pasting them in each copy occupies around 44k of memory.

LibMapData now supports Mapchanged callback event. Sample usage:

mapfiles = LibStub("LibMapData-1.0"); 
mapfiles:RegisterCallback("MapChanged",function(event,map,floor,w,h) print("Map is now " end

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  • Avatar of Cyprias Cyprias May 31, 2010 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice. I've wondered why nobody did this before.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro May 31, 2010 at 15:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Alpha lib ready for testing slaren Ive added area_id to all maps as well

    MapAreaId(mapfile) it should match the in-game value.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro May 31, 2010 at 13:38 UTC - 0 likes

    ill have a lib ready shortly

  • Avatar of slaren slaren May 31, 2010 at 13:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Yay, finally a library for this. Can't wait for a release!


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