X-Perl UnitFrames

Main Frames

Patch 6.0.3 compatibility and future of X-Perl

Use latest alpha from WoWAce for using in Patch 6.0.3


May still has problems but for most cases it should be working(at least was tested on beta), if not, clearing old setting by killing(and backup) XPerlxxxxxxx.lua in the WTF directory of your WoW installlation and try again with fresh new default setting, thanks your patience.

If still someone want to help Zeksie for he earns his donates from X-Perl then that's fine for Zek and X-Perl, but seems like it's time to cut him out as no one want to help X-Perl anymore (as many of users already heard about the mess of this poor addon), I guess.

I don't know X-Perl will still be continue or not(it's highly possible it won't be, as the new maintainer Resike continued the developing and forked to Z-Perl, and he said he won't abandon his addons), I won't force everyone should must to use Resike's one at this point, as his Z-Perl isn't stable yet, and for some reasons, I don't think he want to port his fixes back to X-Perl as he knows about how Zek did about his addons and everyone who helped Zek to maintaining this poor addon...and, of course...X-Perl may broken again when next time Blizzard's patches released..... /sigh

(At this point, I won't force everyone who used X-Perl to go Z-Perl until it's more stable than now, feel free to use Z-Perl or other Unitframe addons if you want, and do NOT hold your breathe about X-Perl too much, too. I already lost my hope on X-Perl, at least I can trust Resike and Z-Perl now...)


PlayerLin - Maintainer of X-Perl but not a proper skilled coder, just a locale translator and do some shitty PRs. :(

Bug Reporting

Please use the Ticketing System on WoWAce Here and avoid posting bugs using comments on Curse because they're difficult to track and they will probably get lost.

Use a good error catcher (like BugSack from files.wowace.com) and provide the full error text, and give as much information as possible to recreate the problem. Don't assume We know what you're talking about with some three word report.


Perl, with Extra stuff. Much enchanced from Nymbia's Perl UnitFrames, and a complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools, with little remaining of the original Nymbia code.

  • Range Finder (combined with optional health check and/or debuff check) for all frames based on spell or item range test.
  • HoT Monitor will highlight units clearly that have ''your own'' active Heal over Time spells. Regardless of how many other heal over time buffs are on the raid members, you can keep track of your own ones and when they expire.
  • Debuff Highlighting in standard debuff colours on all friendly frames. Priority given to show debuffs that ''you'' can cure first.
  • Raid Frames, buff icons, MT list units and some other portions or X-Perl are Created on demand. Saving a lot of time and memory at system startup. Defering the creation of many parts of X-Perl to when they are actually required. And of course, most often outside of raids they are never required and are never created.
  • Raid Target icon support for Target, Target's Target, MT Targets.
  • Raid Tooltip will show combat rezzers available (druids with Rebirth ready (or very soon available) and any normal rezzers out of combat) if you bring up tooltip of a dead person.
  • In-combat indicators for all units.
  • 3D Portraits for player, pet, target, focus, party. Optional. Of course this may degrade your framerate somewhat because you are displaying more 3D character models that without this option. But some like it pretty, and it does look cool.
  • Red and Green combat flashes for frames when player, pet, target, party, partypets, raid take damage/heals. Useful indication of things happening.
  • Added '''time left''' on party member/target buffs/debuffs when in a raid, these depend somewhat on CTRA sending appropriate information over the addon channel, although some of it can be determined at run time by X-Perl, when a player gets a buff for example, we know how long it should last, and therefor when it should expire.
  • Totally new options window including all X-Perl options and access via minimap icon and the /xperl splash command.
  • Configurable colours for borders and backgrounds. Including class coloured names, and configurable reaction colours.

Much care has been taken with code size, memory load, memory usage per cycle and so on. LuaProfiler/OnEvent mods used extensively and regularly to ensure that X-Perl does not do more work than is absolutely necessary.

Assists View

Will show anyone from raid assising you with your target, and can also show healers or all plus known enemies targetting you.

Tooltips for the same also available (on player and target frames) if you prefer to not use the main window.

MT Targets

Replaces CTRA MT Targets window, and doubles as a replacement for the Perl RaidFrames warrior targets.

Indicator shows which target you are on.

Frames will be coloured to show if tanks have duplicate targets.

Casting Monitor


Shows selected classes (defaults to healer classes) in a list (much like the MT List), but with some differences.

Shows mana bars and cast bars on left. Their targets on right. Health bar as normal, but a secondary small red bar on targets which shows the maximum single hit this unit has received since entering combat. The secondary bar will extend downwards from their current HP level down to as far as zero.

A green name on the targets indicates this is the same target that you have. You can click on casters or their targets as expected.

For druids, right clicking on a caster will cast Innervate on them.

For shamans, right clicking on a caster will cast Mana Tide Totem. Check the * indicator to see if they're in your group.

All bars can be re-sized in X-Perl main options (Monitor section).

Totals can be toggled (from the 'T' minibutton at top of frame) which gives overview of raid mana status.

Raid Admin


Save/Load raid roster setups Only does direct save and load for the moment, but more to come (templates and such).

Item Check

Replacement for /raitem /radur /raresist /rareg. Use the old commands before, or drop items in the left item list.

Query button will perform /raitem on all ticked items (query always includes dur and resists) and you can then view and review all the results whenever, without having to re-query each item.

Includes everyone in raid, so you don't have to work out who doesn't have items, it'll list them with 0 instead of no entry.

Active Scanner to check raid member's equipment for the item selected. So you can be sure that people actually have the item worn (Onyxia Cloak for example), without having to go round single target inspecting everyone who 'forgot' to install CTRA for the 50th raid in a row.

Grim Reaper

Removed from X-Perl, but continues as it's own standalone Ace mod.


More Buffing Features

Can be found in my new universal buffing mod, ZOMGBuffs


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  • Avatar of Dejoule Dejoule Sep 14, 2009 at 14:52 UTC - 0 likes

    I had an issue lastnight that I could not fix. I could not get debuffs to show on my Focus Target. I had all the proper options checked to make them show, yet I could not make my roots and cyclone show upon the focus no matter what I tried.

    @1andonlybob: What I do when I heal, I just have a seperate profile for when I'm healing or dpsing. If I have to heal, I just open the options and load the healing profile and it clusters all of my frames together

  • Avatar of comablack1 comablack1 Aug 24, 2009 at 17:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there really no option to turn off the "players without this buff"?

    I don't need a huge box of 39 ppl that don't have a trinket proc up etc.

  • Avatar of 1andonlybob 1andonlybob Aug 20, 2009 at 02:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I'm not too sure where to post suggestions so figured I'd throw it up here. When I'm soloing I like to have my player frame near the bottom of my screen but when I'm in a dungeon I'm generally healing so I like to have my player frame near the group frames. My suggestion/question is is it possible to toggle the positioning of the player frame dependant on solo/5man/raid? I think Pitbull does this, but I find Xperl much more intuitive to use and find the HoT bar on frames far too useful to give up :).

    Thanks in advance.

  • Avatar of Blastermaster Blastermaster Aug 14, 2009 at 21:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Range Finder isn't working...... it kinda just picks who it wants to range find, if at all sometimes.

    Update - Seems to mostly be the 40yd option..... 30yd seems to work mostly, but still has its moments where it doesn't work.....

    Last edited Aug 14, 2009 by Blastermaster
  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Aug 13, 2009 at 23:12 UTC - 0 likes

    "Fixed: Removed Sanity from Yogg-Saron custom highlights. You'll either need to delete it from your config in options, or reload the new defaults in same place."

    how? I don't see anything in options and i opened lua file in wtf folder and searched for yogg and sanity and found no results. but i don't want to load default settings either because it takes forever to redo all settings and raid frame scaling and positions.

  • Avatar of Tarasque Tarasque Aug 10, 2009 at 19:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Could anyone confirm if the latest version is working? r322.

  • Avatar of Zeksie Zeksie Aug 09, 2009 at 10:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Yikes people. Stop posting spammy error reports into the forum chat, use tickets instead (yes, I'm reading them now).

    All of these startup errors should be cleared now. Sorry for all the mess, but Blizzard really did a number this time ;)

  • Avatar of Lurane Lurane Aug 08, 2009 at 10:10 UTC - 0 likes

    German-Server ------- Message: Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:3816: attempt to index field 'conf' (a nil value) Time: 08/08/09 12:03:03 Count: 2 Stack: [string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:18: in function <[string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:4> [C]: ? Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:3816: in function `XPerl_Unit_ThreatStatus' Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:1347: in function `func' Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:1028: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:1025>

    Locals: self = XPerl_Focus { feedbackFontHeight = 30 perlBuffs = 0 highlight = XPerl_Focushighlight { } nameFrame = XPerl_FocusnameFrame { } dropdownMenu = TargetFrameDropDown { } cpFrame = XPerl_FocuscpFrame { } hitIndicator = XPerl_FocushitIndicator { } tutorialPage = 10 creatureTypeFrame = XPerl_FocuscreatureTypeFrame { } combatMask = 131072 statsFrame = XPerl_FocusstatsFrame { } typeFramePlayer = XPerl_FocustypeFramePlayer { } perlDebuffs = 0 RangeUpdate = 0 buffSetup = <table> { } buffFrame = XPerl_FocusbuffFrame { } FlashFrames = <table> { } partyid = "focus" bossFrame = XPerl_FocusbossFrame { } debuffFrame = XPerl_FocusdebuffFrame { } eliteFrame = XPerl_FocuseliteFrame { } portraitFrame = XPerl_FocusportraitFrame { } 0 = <userdata> feedbackText = XPerl_FocushitIndicatortext { } levelFrame = XPerl_FocuslevelFrame { } } relative = nil immediate = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = "attempt to index field 'conf' (a nil value)" UnitCanAttack = <function> defined =[C]:-1 UnitExists = <function> defined =[C]:-1 threatOnUpdate = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:3799 smoothColor = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:577

  • Avatar of typhrus typhrus Aug 08, 2009 at 01:02 UTC - 0 likes

    When entering a new world i get this error:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2401: attempt to index field 'conf' (a nil value) Time: 08/08/09 11:01:31 Count: 52 Stack: [string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:18: in function <[string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:4> [C]: ? Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2401: in function `XPerl_GetBuffButton' Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2737: in function `XPerl_Unit_UpdateBuffs' Interface\AddOns\XPerl_PartyPet\XPerl_Party_Pet.lua:288: in function `XPerl_Party_Pet_Buff_UpdateAll' Interface\AddOns\XPerl_PartyPet\XPerl_Party_Pet.lua:447: in function `func' Interface\AddOns\XPerl_PartyPet\XPerl_Party_Pet.lua:384: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_PartyPet\XPerl_Party_Pet.lua:378>

    Locals: self = XPerl_partypet1 { statsFrame = XPerl_partypet1statsFrame { } highlight = XPerl_partypet1highlight { } 0 = <userdata> buffFrame = XPerl_partypet1buffFrame { } FlashFrames = <table> { } ownerid = "party1" debuffFrame = XPerl_partypet1debuffFrame { } partyid = "partypet1" tutorialPage = 5 time = 0.18000001274049 buffSetup = <table> { } nameFrame = XPerl_partypet1nameFrame { } } buffnum = 1 debuff = 0 createIfAbsent = true newID = nil buffType = "Buff" buffList = <table> { } button = XPerlBuff165 { 0 = <userdata> cooldown = XPerlBuff165cooldown { } icon = XPerlBuff165icon { } count = XPerlBuff165count { } } setup = <table> { buffAnchor1 = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl_PartyPet\XPerl_Party_Pet.lua:156 debuffScripts = <table> { } buffScripts = <table> { } updateTooltipBuff = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:3231 debuffAnchor1 = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl_PartyPet\XPerl_Party_Pet.lua:137 debuffSizeMod = 0 updateTooltipDebuff = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:3245 debuffParent = true } parent = XPerl_partypet1buffFrame { 0 = <userdata> buff = <table> { } } (*temporary) = nil (*temporary) = XPerlBuff165 { 0 = <userdata> cooldown = XPerlBuff165cooldown { } icon = XPerlBuff165icon { } count = XPerlBuff165count { } } (*temporary) = <userdata> (*temporary) = XPerl_partypet1buffFrame { 0 = <userdata> buff = <table> { } } (*temporary) = "XPerl_Cooldown_BuffTemplate" (*temporary) = XPerlBuff165 { 0 = <userdata> cooldown = XPerlBuff165cooldown { } icon = XPerlBuff165icon { } count = XPerlBuff165count { } } (*temporary) = XPerl_Party_Pet_EventFrame { 0 = <userdata> time = 0 } (*temporary) = "this" (*temporary) = XPerlBuff165 { 0 = <userdata> cooldown = XPerlBuff165cooldown { } icon = XPerlBuff165icon { } count = XPerlBuff165count { } } (*temporary) = "XPerlBuff165" (*temporary) = "attempt to index field 'conf' (a nil value)" buffIconCount = 165 format = <function> defined =[C]:-1

  • Avatar of Aguia_Azul Aguia_Azul Aug 08, 2009 at 00:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Heres the bug i got:

    Date: 2009-08-07 21:06:44 ID: 2 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...rface\AddOns\XPerl_PlayerBuffs\XPerl_PlayerBuffs.lua line 527: attempt to call upvalue 'PlayerBuffsInit' (a nil value) Debug: [C]: ? ...rface\AddOns\XPerl_PlayerBuffs\XPerl_PlayerBuffs.lua:527: ...rface\AddOns\XPerl_PlayerBuffs\XPerl_PlayerBuffs.lua:505 AddOns: Swatter, v3.1.14 (<%codename%>) NPCScan, v3.2.0.4 AtlasLoot, vv5.07.01 AtlasLootFu, vv5.07.01 Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130 Configator, v5.1.DEV.190 Dominos, v1.10.3 DominosCast, v DominosRoll, v DominosTotems, v DominosXP, v Gatherer, v3.1.14 Mappy, v2.2.5 Outfitter, v4.7.4 SlideBar, v3.1.14 (<%codename%>) XPerl, v3.0.5 XPerlArcaneBar, v XPerlParty, v XPerlPartyPet, v XPerlPlayer, v XPerlPlayerBuffs, v XPerlPlayerPet, v XPerlRaidAdmin, v XPerlRaidFrames, v XPerlRaidHelper, v XPerlRaidMonitor, v XPerlRaidPets, v XPerlTarget, v XPerlTargetTarget, v BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.2.0.30200 <us> (ck=287)


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