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 May 09, 2010 at 02:52 UTC - 0 likes

    @Mydr, tell me how you did what you wanted with PB3 and I might be able to point you in the right direction.

    @Ventriloquist, You can use the IsMouseOver() function in your LuaTexts code. If you take a look at the wowace forums thread or the elitistjerks thread on LuaTexts you should be able to find some examples using this.

  • Avatar of Ventriloquist Ventriloquist May 08, 2010 at 17:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Will PB4 eventually include an option to show text elements on mouse hover? I'd like to suppress health/power numbers when not hovering over the frame.

    (If this is possible, but just not exposed in the configuration panel, please point me in the right direction.)

    Very pleased with the overall progress with the rewrite, folks, excellent work.

  • Avatar of Mydr Mydr May 07, 2010 at 06:50 UTC - 0 likes

    I've got a pretty specific question if anyone's a master of all things PB4. I'm a stubborn git and just switched over from PB3 and I'm looking to have my mana and health bar separate and have their own white sort of border. If anyone knows how to make that happen it would be much appreciated.

    As well I'm a bit slow at setting up buffs/debuffs on a target, but I'm sure I can figure that out with some tinkering.

  • Avatar of ward2 ward2 May 06, 2010 at 06:52 UTC - 0 likes

    I found it, DURRR. Works great with oRA3. Thanks!

    Best, Ward

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki May 06, 2010 at 00:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @ward2, It's still there you're just missing it.

  • Avatar of ward2 ward2 May 06, 2010 at 00:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi Shefki,

    Long time PB user, thanks for an indispensable addon.

    Question: I see no group filter type option for MainTank in the location indicated in the FAQ / Guide, and am trying to create a main tank frame group for display in raid. Is this functionality no longer included in the latest build? Was it removed for some reason, or am I just blind?

    Thanks, WArd

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki May 02, 2010 at 01:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @pax2, I'm not aware of anyone that has implemented a bar module for combo points or runes. Don't think there's really anything preventing that from being implemented, just that nobody has done it.

    @Anguish, Been asked many times on the LuaTexts thread, search for realm here: http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=16955

  • Avatar of Anguish Anguish Apr 30, 2010 at 12:33 UTC - 0 likes

    God, I love LUAtext!

    I'm trying to make the party names append the realm name when someone is not from my realm. Should be real handy in cross-realm PuGs. Is there a way to add realm text?

    Thanks a million for all the hard work!

  • Avatar of pax2 pax2 Apr 29, 2010 at 09:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to display the combo points in an own horizontal bar, like AG_Unitframes does? And the same for the DK runes? (Screenshot URL below) It would be so awesome to use this in Pitbull4, because the new ag_uf (I used in in BC times the last time) lacks now of functionalities in my opinion.

    Here is what I mean in a screenshot: http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1029/aguf.png

    I'm sorry if this was already answered somewhere, Google couldn't help me this time.

    Keep going the great work on Pitbull! :)

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Apr 28, 2010 at 23:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Patchumz: I think you're imaging things in PB3 that weren't there. There were no sliders for positioning individual elements. You largely had the same positioning options you had in PB3 in PB4. With one major limitation that in PB3 only one element could be attached to a given position (e.g. you couldn't put two things the Left spot on the HealthBar). PB4 doesn't have that limitation. That additional makes it difficult to provide offsets from the predefined anchors. If you have two indicators (and yes texts and indicators are positioned in the same way) postioned in the same spot then if one of them isn't being used then will the offset be from the position or from the other indicator. I've got some thoughts on how to deal with giving more control of placement but I haven't gotten to them yet. I remember people using spaces and newlines in their codes to nudge their texts, but I've just gone back and looked at PB3 and I can't find any sliders to adjust the positioning like you're talking about.

    @Cayle, PB4 will use tank lists from the various tank list addons with the following priorities: oRA3, oRA2, CT_RA, Blizzard's list. Just disable oRA3 until your guild switches to it. You can disable oRA2 from showing the main tank frames itself by doing /ora mt nr 0 Alternatively, you can edit the GroupHeader.lua file to change that order. Find these three lines:

      if oRA3 then
        main_tanks = oRA3:GetSortedTanks()
      elseif oRA then

    and change them to:

      if oRA then

    @CronikCRS, Not at this time.

    @Descartes, http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4/pages/faq/#w-how-do-i-leave-gaps-in-my-raid-frames-when-sorted-by


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