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 EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Dec 14, 2009 at 14:18 UTC - 0 likes


  • Avatar of morcego morcego Dec 14, 2009 at 00:20 UTC - 0 likes

    Does anyone know if the new square mask solved the problems ?

    Seems to work for me. Changed the minimap back to square, logged off (quit the game, actually) and back in without a single error.

    Last edited Dec 14, 2009 by morcego: Updating information regarding the square mask fix
  • Avatar of Szilla Szilla Dec 12, 2009 at 12:25 UTC - 0 likes


    I downloaded the newest alpha version. Its perfect. Thank you!

    a little reflection: if i set the tracker movable (orenge indicator) after i go to the tracker size setting menu and setting the size, the orange indicator dosent refressing the new size (but do it the resizing) . but dosent matter, i like so also :)

    Last edited Dec 13, 2009 by Szilla
  • Avatar of Bornabe Bornabe Dec 10, 2009 at 15:08 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm sticking with Chinchilla, SexyMap which I've always enjoyed for it's onHover of the Buttons, is causing a LOT of issues with the whole resizing of that QuestTracker window.

    I 'believe' if you load the game, Track ALL of your current Quests, THEN click on the Move thingy in Chinchilla Options for the Tracker, it'll be 'that' size so you can move it, save it... then enjoy it. Damn Blizzard for remove the whole resize / move option for this thing... that was a bogus move on their part. Almost completely killed the idea of using MiniMap Mods. Luckily we have Chinchilla. :-D Where the Author actually does pay attention.

    Edit: On that note: It does only have a square to move the QuestTracker... moving it 'works'... but even if I track a bunch of quests, then set it to allow moving... it stays tiny only showing either 1 or 2 quests to track at a time. Ugh, I can see this new QuestTracker being a bit of a pain. Is there by chance a way you can set a size to that tracker?

    Edit Edit: Originally Posted on, this quickFix works perfectly, so you 'can' size this bad boy!

    ---- Longarms said Wednesday, December 09, 2009 3:32:29 PM (19 hours, 3 minutes ago)

    I simply added WatchFrame:SetHeight(500) to line 7 of the position LUA, no more running it every time.

    Last edited Dec 10, 2009 by Bornabe
  • Avatar of Szilla Szilla Dec 10, 2009 at 12:36 UTC - 0 likes

    ok, but then i need use another addon. i liked chin, but now useless for me. i use now sexymap. sexymap is auto resizes the tracker frame. if chinchilla will resize the frame, i will use again

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Dec 10, 2009 at 10:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Blizzard have made the quest tracker pretty much how it was back in Patch 3.1, so it is no longer movable or resizable without using addons. Resizing the quest tracker is not an intended feature of Chinchilla, but if you search around there's bound to be an addon somewhere which can resize it. If not, I'll make one myself.

  • Avatar of Szilla Szilla Dec 10, 2009 at 09:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd like to resize the quest/achie tracke, because right now it shows only 2 quests at a time. The problem is, if I turn off the postion part in the addon it also resets the position of the minimap.

  • Avatar of Bornabe Bornabe Dec 09, 2009 at 23:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok, you got me trying this thing out. :-D Only things that I'm noticing are that the DungeonFinder Button's Tooltip is 'behind' pretty much everything... which now I can see the whole tooltip... except it's behind Recount data... lol. But, you have convinced me that Chinchilla Map is truely Sexy. :-D

    The other thing is like Seerah was saying back over at our posts on WowInterface where there seems to be more to this new objective tracker window. With Chinchilla I can move it, but it's only a square in 'size' so I can only track like 2 quests.

    Last edited Dec 09, 2009 by Bornabe
  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Dec 09, 2009 at 13:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Version 2.0.9 solves most if not all of the problems reported to me by you. Please post a ticket if any more problems arise.

  • Avatar of tarokor tarokor Dec 09, 2009 at 06:05 UTC - 0 likes

    [2009/12/09 17:02:18-13-x1]: Chinchilla-v2.0.8\ShowHide\ShowHide.lua:100: attempt to index global 'MinimapToggleButton' (a nil value) Chinchilla-v2.0.8\ShowHide\ShowHide.lua:60: in function <Interface\AddOns\Chinchilla\ShowHide\ShowHide.lua:51> (tail call): ?: <in C code>: ? <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5> (tail call): ?: AceAddon-3.0-5:531: in function `EnableAddon' AceAddon-3.0-5:543: in function `EnableAddon' AceAddon-3.0-5:621: in function <...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:607> <in C code>: in function `LoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:234: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn': Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:257: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI': Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:481: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:453>:

    ever since the patch i am getting this error. I use ArkiveUI and have been manually updateing addons as i recieve errors (i know nothing about code) anyone able to tell me what this means so i can stop gettin fatality every time i login :-)


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