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

http://www.wowace.com/addons/xperl/files/

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...)

Sincerely,

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.

Introduction

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

(WORK IN PROGRESS)

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

(WORK IN PROGRESS)

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.

[http://www.wowace.com/projects/grim-reaper/]

More Buffing Features

Can be found in my new universal buffing mod, ZOMGBuffs

[http://www.wowace.com/projects/zomgbuffs/]

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  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Oct 27, 2014 at 14:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @Resike: Go

    I guess I needed find some time and try again...at least do a backup first... :|

    Last edited Oct 27, 2014 by PlayerLin
  • Avatar of Resike Resike Oct 27, 2014 at 11:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @PlayerLin: Go

    I think i fixed this. Mostly thats why it's not a release yet.

  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Oct 27, 2014 at 11:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Aoife: Go

    I'm waiting when Z-Perl released stable release, and I'll edit the description about use Z-Perl instead this poor X-Perl... (And may not being-able come back if it ever happens...since after the setting transferred and won't be working for X-Perl anymore(remove Z-Perl, enable all X-Perl addons again, and every setting has been reset to default) when I was tested, have deleted whole WTF directory and replace with my backup before install Z-Perl.)

    :(

    Last edited Oct 27, 2014 by PlayerLin
  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife Oct 27, 2014 at 10:47 UTC - 0 likes

    @PlayerLin: Go

    I moved over to Z-Perl yesterday, and it's working fine for me.

    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Aoife Divine Alliance of Mok'Nathal
  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Oct 27, 2014 at 10:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lazare: Go

    Try to clear all your XPerlxxxxxxx.lua in your WTF folder, on your WoW installation(when quit WoW, will lost and reset all X-Perl setting to default)...

    Maybe you can try Resike's Z-Perl, based on latest one of X-Perl, maybe I'll abandon X-Perl when Z-Perl go stable and X-Perl still no one want to helps.

    http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/zperl/

    (It's not on release yet.)

    Last edited Oct 27, 2014 by PlayerLin
  • Avatar of Lazare Lazare Oct 26, 2014 at 18:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Trying to figure out why X-Perl is not saving per account versus per toon (the check box for per character is NOT checked). Any ideas? Just want to have one default setting for all my toons (and actually have a setting called Default). TIA

  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Oct 26, 2014 at 04:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @codebluern: Go

    Resike was try commit the r879 but he think he can't fully control the whole project since Zek abandoned his addons but still login after months for reasons, and Zek(or whoever still do login the account for keeping get profits since X-Perl's large download amounts) didn't care Resike's PM about this taken-over the project on some months ago(Resike is not interest about as maintainer only for let Zek still get donates and profits, I guess), and now we're on hold since nobody want to maintain X-Perl......just wait...

    PS: Doing donates in Curse is only let Zek get the profits from it, but not other maintainers(unless Zek do want give profits to other but I never heard it happened and Zek never give a shit, never post here or do something at all.)

    Last edited Oct 26, 2014 by PlayerLin
  • Avatar of codebluern codebluern Oct 26, 2014 at 03:51 UTC - 0 likes

    So, I came on to confirm that Xperl is not being updated before I make the super painful move to another UI, but see Oct 18,2014 as last update? So is someone updating this for expansion and the patch?

  • Avatar of Nexfero Nexfero Oct 21, 2014 at 08:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Can someone explain to me what custom highlight does exactly, also what addon enables assist view?

  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Oct 20, 2014 at 10:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @shinjuru: Go

    Read the damned description please. :p

    The download link on this main page and Curse one are the "latest Release" one, which is out-dated v3.7.5(r860) from 2013.

    Please go to the files page(ignore Curse one unless you're using Curse Client, and select to get alpha/beta versions, until we pushed the next one release version), and get the "latest alpha" version.

Facts

Date created
Aug 31, 2008
Categories
Last update
Oct 18, 2014
Development stage
Release
Language
  • deDE
  • enUS
  • esES
  • frFR
  • koKR
  • ruRU
  • zhCN
  • zhTW
License
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Curse link
X-Perl UnitFrames
Downloads
22,617,560
Recent files
  • A: r879 for 6.0.2 Oct 18, 2014
  • A: r878 for 6.0.1 Sep 24, 2014
  • A: r876 for 6.0.1 Sep 15, 2014
  • A: r875 for 6.0.1 Sep 15, 2014
  • A: r874 for 6.0.1 Sep 12, 2014

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Optional dependency
LibTalentQuery-1.0