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 icecreaman icecreaman Jul 22, 2010 at 07:03 UTC - 0 likes


    I was wondering if there was anyway you could add another set of tracking dots? I've tried changing the tga with GIMP but I just don't have the skill. I need something like Pocket Plots, which I'm using now, because I can't use the default blizz tracking dots and the other Chinchilla options run together too much for me to get a grip on. Anything with different shapes and thick borders so I can tell players apart from NPC's would be great. Thanks.

  • Avatar of Kypp Kypp Jun 28, 2010 at 21:18 UTC - 0 likes

    (v2.1.3) That fixed it, ethancentaurai. Thank you.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Jun 28, 2010 at 16:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks Kypp. I'll release a fix shortly. I blame lazy Ace-3.0 devs.

  • Avatar of Kypp Kypp Jun 28, 2010 at 02:31 UTC - 0 likes

    I encountered an error when right-clicking the minimap. I turned of all other addons. I even deleted the folder, cleared the WTF and re-installed new file (2.1.2).

    Here is the error:

    Message: ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:1756: AceConfigRegistry-3.0:ValidateOptionsTable(): unknown parameter Time: 06/27/10 22:24:37 Count: 1 Stack: [C]: ? ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:50: in function <...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:45> ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:212: in function <...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193> ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:228: in function <...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193> ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:228: in function <...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193> ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:228: in function <...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:193> ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:256: in function `ValidateOptionsTable' ...-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0\AceConfigRegistry-3.0.lua:297: in function `app' ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:1756: in function `Open' Interface\AddOns\Chinchilla\Chinchilla.lua:19: in function <Interface\AddOns\Chinchilla\Chinchilla.lua:17> (tail call): ?

    Locals: (*temporary) = "AceConfigRegistry-3.0:ValidateOptionsTable(): unknown parameter"

  • Avatar of Maserman Maserman Jun 12, 2010 at 14:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, is there any way to truncate the location? When I enter Putricide it messes my UI.


  • Avatar of Bodasofa Bodasofa May 08, 2010 at 23:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you so much for your work.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai May 08, 2010 at 14:22 UTC - 0 likes

    An option to hide Blizzard's boss unit frames has been added in version
    v2.1.1-8-g510978b. I don't see why DXE and others just don't hide them themselves... lazy mod authors! :@

    Border/texture/font controls is a good idea. I'll have a crack at it later.

    Last edited May 09, 2010 by EthanCentaurai
  • Avatar of Ventriloquist Ventriloquist May 07, 2010 at 22:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Would you be willing to to add border/texture/font controls to the Location and Coordinate elements?

  • Avatar of Bodasofa Bodasofa May 07, 2010 at 21:44 UTC - 0 likes

    I would like to remove the boss frames from my screen but cannot find an option to turn them off.

    I am able to move the boss frames but cannot push them off my screen.

    I run DXE so I already get the frames I need on fights such as gunship and council. I would really like to remove these huge ugly frames from my UI.

    I also heard a rumor that the Manager of this addon has quit playing the game, so I am wondering if I should be looking for another map mod that will get regular updates as needed.

    Any help would be appreciated, Thank you.

  • Avatar of phup phup Apr 09, 2010 at 21:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Somehow I lost my profile setup and I'm having to reconfigure everything, but I'm having problems. Before I was able to move buttons like the calendar and the time right to the edge of the screen. Now however, there's like a 1/2 inch margin and even if I type in the offset manually, it just reverts to the slider bar max and i can't get these things close to the edges. I hate having them out in my screen real estate. Is there something I'm overlooking?


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