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 zoink2 zoink2 Jul 06, 2010 at 13:13 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having the same problems Ulrich is having: SERIOUS lag on two specific locations/encounters. At Gunship in ICC and Halion my screen seemingly freezes, but might move a frame or so after several seconds. One time it was like that for the duration of the Gunship battle, but it's usually a freeze and a DC.

    I took a wild guess since the only common denominator between the two encounters were the "bossframe" thingy in the upper righthand corner of the screen, and disabled Pitbull. Not had a single freeze after. And this was after consistantly locking up each and everytime the second we pulled Halion for four times in a row..

  • Avatar of luarookie luarookie Jul 06, 2010 at 12:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Few things:

    1. 1. Thanks for the prompt reply, it was impressive, just like this mod.
    2. 2. I know I should have searched the tickets for something like this, but WAY too lazy. Maybe a search function in the tickets?
    3. 3. I was messing around with it again today and think I realized something. I only had a problem after I deleted the "Default" unit frame. I deleted all of them but my "focus" one and that was the only one I have problems with. I messed with some other things and found that the "Default" one reinstalled itself and no more problems, except with the focus frame. Hopefully that will provide a lead on the problem.
    Last edited Jul 06, 2010 by luarookie: formatting
  • Avatar of ulrich_ ulrich_ Jul 06, 2010 at 08:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Yes, I'm 110% sure. I deleted my old pitbull folders in the interface/addon directory and copied beta10 in.

    Could it be a combination of pitbull4 and some other addon?

  • Avatar of Kitjan Kitjan Jul 06, 2010 at 06:04 UTC - 0 likes

    I meant using "|T..|t", not by modifying the results of the aura module.  Thus the approximation. I do this to add a third aura display: debuffs, hots, and shields.  And texts can be shown only when the mouse is over.

    As for the UNIT_COMBAT, thanks! That was easy; sorry I had to ask about it :)

    Last edited Jul 06, 2010 by Kitjan
  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Jul 06, 2010 at 04:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @Kitjan, Really he can't do it with LuaTexts, the frames get rebuilt on every UNIT_AURA and he can't guarantee that he'll get UNIT_AURA after the Aura module. So it'd be unreliable at best. I thought about telling him to do it.

    As far as the UNIT_COMBAT, just add it in the Modules/LuaTexts config section.

  • Avatar of Kitjan Kitjan Jul 06, 2010 at 03:36 UTC - 0 likes

    How can i get a text to update on UNIT_COMBAT? It's not in the dropdown list, is there any other way to register a text for an event?

  • Avatar of Kitjan Kitjan Jul 06, 2010 at 03:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @angrysteel: you can approximate it with some clever lua texts, though.
    @luarookie: read the ticket, there is a workaround in there

    Last edited Jul 06, 2010 by Kitjan
  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Jul 06, 2010 at 00:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @angrysteel, not at this time. Feel free to open a ticket.

    @luarookie, Sounds like this problem, which is probably a bug in Ace3 that we've never been able to track down: http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4/tickets/438-dog-tag-text-edit-box-not-showing-text/

    @ulrich_, Can't say that I've experienced this. Are you sure you've updated to beta10? beta9 would generate errors on events from the boss1-4 events, that were never generated by WoW until 3.3.5. That would cause the problems you're describing and Halion does have boss frames.

  • Avatar of ulrich_ ulrich_ Jul 05, 2010 at 21:34 UTC - 0 likes

    In the latest patch I've experiencing my FPS dropping down below 10 then WoW crashing.

    Happend on a few fights in ICC, but does it all the time on Halion.

    I noticed when I disabled Pitbull4 on the Halion fight I didn't have any FPS problems nor crashes.

    I'm using Beta 10.

    Anyone else experienced this?

  • Avatar of luarookie luarookie Jul 05, 2010 at 16:17 UTC - 0 likes

    I have been using PB for a few years now, so I am fairly familiar with the GUI, but I have managed to do something today I cant track down. I started a new toon and tried to start editing some of the LUA texts, but not only can I not edit them (when I click in the text box the cursor is unresponsive and it wont accept keyboard input) but all my presets (i.e. "LUA:Class") are in German ("LUA:Klasse). I disabled all other mods and still I have this problem and only with PB4 (latest version within a few days). Thanks in advance.


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