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 Shefki Shefki Sep 19, 2010 at 05:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @designingKnights, Hmm not sure then. I'll download the PTR and see if I can figure it out.

    Yes, it's about half done but haven't been able to work on it today because the realms have been down all day.

  • Avatar of DesigningKnights DesigningKnights Sep 19, 2010 at 01:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Well I'm using v4.0.0-beta11-12-ga36962c. Is there one more recent? If so, where? I couldn't find it anywhere on here to download.

    Also, before you ask, PB4 was the ONLY addon I had installed.

    One other question, I asked this on the forums but I don't know if you saw it. Are you going to be implementing the eclipse bar for balance druids, like you have runes for DKs?

    Last edited Sep 19, 2010 by DesigningKnights
  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 18, 2010 at 00:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @DesigningKnights, You'll need to update to the current alpha. The unknown spell ids are to be expected. We haven't updated the Aura filters for all the class changes yet. This is typically one of the last things I do because they often make changes throughout the development process.

  • Avatar of DesigningKnights DesigningKnights Sep 17, 2010 at 23:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Logged into the PTR today for 4.0 and deleted my variables before going in, so I had a fresh install of PB4. My unit frame was a solid color, with no text, and there were a slew of errors given in the chat window: PitBull4_Aura: Unknown spell ID: xxxxx. Here's a cropped screenshot of what I saw. I don't know if this affects the cata beta as I'm not in it. This is just in the current ptr. PB4 errors

  • Avatar of Cotnrolofsound Cotnrolofsound Sep 15, 2010 at 23:52 UTC - 0 likes

    have you guys put in a check box to disable blizzard original player buffs/auras yet? i am wondering if i am missing it some where.

    also i move my buffs and debuffs to the top of the frame so i can place them just above my buttons. i make them grow left to right and up 100% of length of the frame. for now i have to stack them but wondering if you are going to incorperate a feature where the buff and debuffs are combined like xperl does.

    you guys are doing a great job! thanks.

  • Avatar of hatrick hatrick Sep 14, 2010 at 05:14 UTC - 0 likes

    The closest I could come to what you want Aethwyn was using a custom fader that was 100% opaque for everything except when the unit was 'player' or 'playerpet' (for when you're in vehicles).

    This way I could hide the single sticking out frame, although it is unfortunately still there and can be clicked on. I hid mine behind my player frame though so it wasn't an issue.

    [PL  AY  ER]

    with [R10] hiding behind the 'ER]' section of the player frame

    Making the fader was a single line change to one of the existing modules, and then random header changes to change the module's name

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 13, 2010 at 00:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @Aethwyn, There's really no good way to do that with the SecureGroupHeader that we have to use. The only way to filter is by the options that we provide and by using a namelist. The name list works by setting the names of the players you want to display. The problem with the namelist feature is you can only change the namelist while out of combat. So if someone joins you group while you're in combat they won't show until you drop combat and the list can be updated again. I'm not very inclined to implement things that use that feature because I think it's more confusing than it's worth to users.

  • Avatar of Aethwyn Aethwyn Sep 13, 2010 at 00:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Shefki, cheers for getting Pitbull4 working on the Cataclysm beta so quickly, I was missing it terribly. I have a (hopefully small) request:

    Could you add the ability to filter just your own unit frame out when in groups? I'd like to be able to display parties as 2x2, 10 man raids as 9x9 and 25 man raids as 6x4.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 12, 2010 at 18:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @sh1ko, Without the erorrs I have no idea.

    @costomojin, You should report the problem to the Rune-it-all author. Has nothing to do with PitBull4.

  • Avatar of Golgoroth Golgoroth Sep 12, 2010 at 15:26 UTC - 0 likes
    • Edited due to finding the solution to my problem when setting up my Raid Frames :)
    Last edited Sep 12, 2010 by Golgoroth


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