PitBull Unit Frames 4.0

Pitbull 4 Config Menu

PitBull4 is a continuation of PitBull.

Differences from PitBull 3:

  • It's mostly done, but not entirely done thus why there are still only betas (despite this it is still very stable).
  • Documentation is written before functions
  • Much easier for third-party extensions.
  • Options will be much, much simpler. In 3.0, there's about 200 panels that you can mess with, it's overwhelming. I want to bring this down to somewhere around 10.
    • Layouts are defined deterministically and unit groups use the layout rather than ad-hoc layouts on a per-unit basis. This will make setting up your unit frames far, far easier.
    • Due to some decisions made, 4.0 is actually more configurable than 3.0. As a layout designer, you will have a lot more control over how things look. You can have different fonts on the same frame, different textures, more precise positioning, and a whole slough of other things.
  • CPU Efficiency will be taken much more seriously.
  • It uses Ace3 instead of Rock.

FAQ: http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4.../faq/.

Guide: http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4.../guide/.

If you want to help localize PitBull in your language, go to http://www.wowace.com/projects/pitbul.../localization/.

Forum thread: http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=15552...

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  • Avatar of Druitt Druitt Jan 18, 2009 at 17:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Wow... just wow! I've been a fan of Pitbull for a long time, but for various reasons switched in the last couple of weeks... I noticed PB4 here and thought, "It sounds alpha-quality, but I can't resist", so I tried it out last night and I've switched to it full-time now.

    It's been refactored very logically, and I love the options! The kind of control that I really like. I've gotten an occasional error message and had to logout once because it got stuck in configure mode, but I love it.

    As far as raid frames, if I'm in a raid, I'm going to use Grid, so I'm one of the lucky ones that PB4 is nearly feature-complete for. I really like having buffs under the frame and debuffs above (more visible). I really like the option to have bars (health, mana, etc) go vertical, but fitting the text in then become very difficult...

    Keep up the good work!

    One bug to report is that if I try to set power (mana) text to simple (I think, or was it short or something like that), it gets a dogtags error that it is using a non-existent tag.

  • Avatar of ckknight ckknight Jan 17, 2009 at 19:33 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm not going to give any timelines for features, minicooepr42, you're just going to have to wait. I have other priorities in life than PitBull4. This is mostly something I do on the weekends or at night if I'm in the mood. That makes it very hard to draw out timelines.

  • Avatar of Coldfreeze51 Coldfreeze51 Jan 17, 2009 at 18:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Really great mod any idea how long raid units are gonna be?

  • Avatar of Cecyll Cecyll Jan 17, 2009 at 15:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I welcome the removal of Rock.

    I'm really liking v4. Especially the new layout editor, and the X/Y positioning for the frames themselves.

    Ooooh, and the saved vars are much cleaner, too!

  • Avatar of airtonix airtonix Jan 17, 2009 at 09:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I would love to have some some vertical & horizontal adjusters for the text objects once they are in there spots :

    health, localtion : health bar. position : right. x-adjust: -5, y-adjust: 2
  • Avatar of hmin514 hmin514 Jan 16, 2009 at 14:28 UTC - 0 likes

    Very nice unitframe addon! btw i wonder when will this addon be beta version? Alpha is somewhat difficult to use to me.

  • Avatar of Malphator Malphator Jan 16, 2009 at 14:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Border options? Will there be any?

  • Avatar of druid2468 druid2468 Jan 16, 2009 at 13:29 UTC - 0 likes

    So far Pitbull 4 is much easier to configure and it's usable as is(Unless you raid, no raid frames, "yet"). Back in early August, before quitting World of Warcraft for Warhammer, I redid my UI and it took me almost two weeks to get Pitbull set up exactly how I wanted it. I recently started playing WoW again as of two days ago and I set up my unit frames exactly the way I had them before in less than 3 hours! Talk about an improvement! Keep up the good work and I'm looking forward to a completed version of Pitbull 4.0.

  • Avatar of ckknight ckknight Jan 14, 2009 at 21:15 UTC - 0 likes

    bossmansmith, when it's done. It'll be a lot more complex (though probably less complicated) than PitBull 3.0, since I want to provide a lot more control, so I'm still fleshing out ideas.

  • Avatar of bossmansmith bossmansmith Jan 14, 2009 at 15:51 UTC - 0 likes

    any word on when raid frames will be implemented. not really totally usable until you can set up raid frames - that it will be such an improvement over pitbull 3.0


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