Chinchilla Minimap

Example 1

Chinchilla Minimap alters the Blizzard Minimap in a way to provide much nicer features and other niceties.

Allows changing of blip size, border style, shape of the map (doesn't have to be circular, or even square, lots of options are available), size, etc.
A more flexible north-east-south-west indicator.
Show your location coordinates.
Make the minimap very big temporarily (good for gathering or finding a tough-to-spot enemy).
Show the name of your location more flexibly.
Move Buttons
Move the buttons around the minimap to wherever you want (even off the minimap entirely).
Show which team-mate pinged the minimap.
Position the minimap and frames around it.
Range Circle
Show on the minimap where your range extends to.
Show / Hide
Show or hide various frames related to the minimap.
Tracking Dots
Change the dots on the map to a different set of images. Very handy, especially if you suffer from colour-blindness
Use the mouse-wheel to zoom the minimap and zoom out the map automatically after 20 seconds (or so).

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  • Avatar of stalksta stalksta Sep 15, 2010 at 12:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you re-add the ability to move the WatchFrame? (Objectives) Seems Blizzard has removed this ability in one of the patches. Wub <3

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Sep 07, 2010 at 14:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I disabled the module and uploaded the changes by mistake. All fixed now.

  • Avatar of joshmiller83 joshmiller83 Sep 03, 2010 at 21:10 UTC - 0 likes

    So what happened to the "Tracking Dots" option in the latest build?

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Sep 03, 2010 at 16:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Just so you all know... Chinchilla appears to work fine on the Cataclysm beta.

  • Avatar of icecreaman icecreaman Aug 04, 2010 at 18:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Please ignore my earlier request. I figured out a way to switch the .blp files from pocketplot to .tga and replaced the Big Blizz and Glass Sphere files with these. Working great and never been happier. Thanks for the addon. so happy I can finally use it.

  • Avatar of DasFaultier DasFaultier Aug 01, 2010 at 07:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Got another one - Lately, the position of buttons, eg. PVP & LFD, in X/Y status won't be saved in profiles nor in Character specific SavedVariables. Or i'm just to stupid right now.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Jul 26, 2010 at 19:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Twidget: I've fixed the Tracking and LFG borders. The calendar one sadly cannot be fixed.
    DasFaultier: Working on it.
    Doe: I don't know how Skinner works but I'll look into it.

  • Avatar of Twydget Twydget Jul 26, 2010 at 01:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, Question... Under "Appearance" configuration there is an option to set the "Button border opacity". I expected that is I set this to 0 the borders on the buttons around the minimap would be hidden so I set it to 0 and it did exactly that but only for the Mail button. The Tracking, Calendar, and LFG buttons all still had borders. Does this setting not effect those on purpose or is that a bug?

    I like no borders. I set the minimap to no border as well. If this was not meant to get rid of those borders is there another mod ne1 can suggest that will get rid of them?

    Thanks, Twidget

    PS Oh! and great mod btw!

  • Avatar of DasFaultier DasFaultier Jul 24, 2010 at 13:48 UTC - 0 likes


    maybe i'm not the first to mention this, but ChinChilla "swallows" some buttons - e.g. WorldMapButton. But i didn't even got an error or anything - it's just lost. I tried everything, even set the position and status via .lua and so on, but nothing works. Every pther map-Addon is able to show it, but i don't like to use another AddOn, cause they suck.

    Seems to be since RubySanctum has been added to my weekly-farm-list . -> A: v2.1.3-8-g73443c0 for 3.3.5 didn't change the situation.


  • Avatar of Doe Doe Jul 23, 2010 at 19:59 UTC - 0 likes

    This is probably a really ignorant question.. but here goes.

    Basically I'm using the 'skinner border' for every one of my addons (matching and all), and i figure its something to do with sharedmedia. Is there any way to allow this mod access to it? or something? as it is the only borders that can be used are the ones that come with it. :(

    edit: or maybe add support for buttonfacade? cause a minimap is sort of a really big button...maybe..ish.. >.>

    Last edited Jul 23, 2010 by Doe


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