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 mysticalos mysticalos Mar 14, 2012 at 20:51 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm a ware it's not sending that event, but it's still an xperl issue when i actually schedule a 10 second delay at login that still fails, the portrait IS available 10 seconds after login, when xperl updates portrat, it can't find it, unless i uncheck and recheck 3d option or some kind of option toggle to force a frame update. THAT is a bug. Xperl should not NEED an event when the call is explicitly used in a function, if the portrait exists it should be able to find it. That annoys me, something is wrong with code somewhere. Why would toggling portrait off and on again fix it, that doesn't make portrait update fire. All that does is forces frame to update portrait, and it finds it fine when it does update, so why can't it find it at login with a delay. Something is wrong iwth frame creation, or a conflict with some other function in mod. I just don't care enough to find it. Hopefully someone more motivated and skilled then me wants to make xperl work in MoP and starts fixing stuff. otherwise. I'll just use blizzard default frames, or hell raid with no frames if i have to.

  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Mar 12, 2012 at 15:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Zeksie was rarely maintaining/caring those tickets after he getting busy. But I have to say I hate the Curse Client and submitted tickets from it, A LOT of tickets that just due the reporter's Curse Client failed to do something properly and nothing to do with X-Perl at all, I'm sick with them...:(

    Last edited Mar 12, 2012 by PlayerLin
  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Mar 11, 2012 at 19:51 UTC - 0 likes

    90% of them at least were duplicates, when i closed about 10 pages worth, i'd find ENTIRE PAGES reporting a single problem, often times a bug that's long been fixed, such as not working with some new patch. zek just never closed anything. it was a mess. any current bug should get a new ticket and it won't be closed. I just wanted that 20 page disaster of mostly useless tickets closed. i mean several i closed were dumb stuff like "i cannot download". that's NOT an xperl problem.

  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Mar 10, 2012 at 13:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Caution : If you found your or someone's old ticket(s) of X-Perl in WoWAce is missing, please read this!

    Because someone asks and I noticed the tickets list of X-Perl is a mess, so we decided to closed all old tickets that the date of last update is 3 months and later, whatever their status was.

    If you want to check them, just use the filters and change the "status" one to "All" and you can found them.

    If you want re-report them, feel free to do, but don't hold too much breathing with them, if they're not updated for 3+ months then it has reasons, whatever it's some infix-able Blizzard bugs or messed up of X-Perl codes that no one can fix them. :(

    Like mysticalos said, X-Perl is really needed a re-write but..... it may not likely to happen.

    Last edited Mar 10, 2012 by PlayerLin
  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Mar 03, 2012 at 19:50 UTC - 0 likes

    @PlayerLin: Go

    No idea, probalby xperl bug, the issue isn't the portrait not existing, it's just xperl flat out not loading it even when it does exist, and you wait 10 20 or hell 60 seconds after login. Something is wrong with xperl. Like most of xperl, it just needs to be rewriten from scratch.

    cyberyahoo, i have no idea what you're even talking about.

    Last edited Mar 03, 2012 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of cyberyahoo cyberyahoo Mar 03, 2012 at 17:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Some significant raid debuff frame is not displayed

  • Avatar of PlayerLin PlayerLin Mar 03, 2012 at 14:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Blizzard bug or what?

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Mar 01, 2012 at 19:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Scrapped all of the portrait fix attempts, none of them work, it's not fixable.

    Last edited Mar 02, 2012 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of karl_w_w karl_w_w Feb 29, 2012 at 13:21 UTC - 0 likes

    re. these portait problems, my computer is not slow at all and even with the 10 second delay it doesn't fix my problems. I have a 3.4ghz dual core cpu, radeon 5770 gpu and I'm running wow on an SSD. I get the problem even if I have no other addons running at all, but opening and closing xperl options makes the portrait appear.

    If I restore default settings and then relog it is fixed, but if I copy frame layout from another toon and relog the problem comes back so it could be related to that somehow?

  • Avatar of cyberyahoo cyberyahoo Feb 24, 2012 at 01:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Now I am marked well.

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)
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X-Perl UnitFrames
Downloads
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  • A: r878 for 6.0.1 Sep 24, 2014
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