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 KurenaiXIII KurenaiXIII Oct 03, 2009 at 19:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any way to force the location bar to anchor one corner or the other? I am having the devil's time with it displaying oddly, constantly switching positions as I change zonesI'd love for it to just anchor one side and extend from the other.

  • Avatar of ExEvolution ExEvolution Aug 20, 2009 at 23:33 UTC - 0 likes

    After using Chinchilla to move the ticket status frame, it doesn't stay put, it will randomly reset to the original position and I have to move it again. Any reason why it would do this?

  • Avatar of minea minea Jul 15, 2009 at 16:30 UTC - 0 likes

    ps: I play on ragnaros, but I've never used the localization plage before .. how can I contribute esMX traducciones?

  • Avatar of minea minea Jul 15, 2009 at 16:24 UTC - 0 likes

    I use the minimap and the zone minimap and decided to put them in the same place and just toggle chinchilla when I wanted to see the zone minimap underneath. But the blips from the zone minimap show up on top no matter what, so I had to link the display of the two together. I did it by adding this line after Location.lua:87


    and it works, as long as I take care to have the zone map off before I click the minimize button on chinchilla, only one map shows at a time.

    Sometimes they would fall out of synch, mostly because I have a habbit of using "shift-M" for the zone map. After playing with it a bit I decided it would be best to fix that, so I bound shift-M in chinchilla.
    Creates a Bindings.xml file:

    	<Binding name="CHINCHILLA_TOGGLEMAPS" description="Toggle maps" header="CHINCHILLA">
    		-- Toggle between the Minimap and the BG Zone Minimap

    Then at Chinchilla.lua:23

    --[[ bindings ]]--

    and at the very end of Location.lua:

    --[[ bindings ]]--
    function Chinchilla_Location_ToggleMaps()

    the arrangement might not be best. But I set "control-shift-M" for the interface Zone Map toggle and "shift-M" in the chinchilla keybindings and now when I use shift-M I can't screw up the interdependant state of the two maps. :) So, all good, it works.

    It probable should be localized, but I wasn't for certain that I can just do BINDING_NAME_CHINCHILLA_TOGGLEMAPS = L("Toggle Maps")

    and more importantly, if it were possible to write this as a stand-alone plugin that is probably better than injecting it into the project. I'm not sure how to go about doing that though ... anyway, at least I thought I'd share what I've got. :)

    here's a little video:
    Chinchilla with Togglemaps

  • Avatar of Kupotek Kupotek Jun 28, 2009 at 00:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Having a problem. I set it to square but it stays circular. Having to have advanced tracking enabled really sucks, since every timer you scroll over it the huge window appears, and who the hell wants to see that all the time?

    Ugh, I thought I had found the perfect minimap but it looks like it's back to the drawing board.

  • Avatar of xtoq xtoq Jun 14, 2009 at 17:45 UTC - 0 likes

    You might try this, the SUI forums suggested it for SexyMap and SUI, but I've used it on other setups.

    Make a macro, and put this in it:

    /script WatchFrame:SetHeight(400)
    /script WatchFrame:SetWidth(300)
    /script WatchFrame_ClearDisplay()
    /script WatchFrame_Update(WatchFrame)
    /s banana

    (The /s is because it doesn't work for me without it. You can try it both ways.) Then you should be able to disable or enable the tracker. Hope this helps!

  • Avatar of toxidlotus toxidlotus May 26, 2009 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes

    So after more messing around I finally got it to work. I had to disable the position feature on chinchilla then check the advanced objectives tracking, then move it and resize it, then re-enable positioning in chinchilla. I have to keep the objectives tracking enabled though. So I just locked it.

  • Avatar of toxidlotus toxidlotus May 26, 2009 at 20:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Hmm. I keep having issues with my achievement tracking. I've tried the tricks listed below but still keep getting the error about not being able to track anymore achievements. I found that when I disable the position feature my achievement tracker pops up with the achievements I tried to track. However I obviously can't move my minimap. :/ When I enable it it makes my achievement tracker disappear again. When I try to use moveanything! to move the avhievement tracker it says it can't find the frame. Any ideas? Is there something I have missed?

  • Avatar of xerawx xerawx May 07, 2009 at 18:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Rebuilt my UI the other day and ran into the quest tracker bug, and came across Eilenda's suggestion which didn't quite work for me but after some mucking around I found a similar method which did. Logged in with no addons loaded, disabled advanced objectives tracking, shift-clicked a quest in the log and the frame appeared in the default spot. Re-enabled advanced tracking, relogged with all addons loaded and it seems to be working fine now. Strange bug, definitely related to the advanced objectives tracking somehow though.

  • Avatar of eilenda eilenda May 06, 2009 at 07:49 UTC - 0 likes

    For those whith a tracker problem try this : its working fine for me. Press escape to bring up the system menu, select "Interface" then "Objectives" and turn advanced objectives tracking off entirely it will give you a popup to warn you all current settings will be lost... click okay... then turn advanced objectives tracking back on and make sure the "disable mouseover' is unchecked and close everything out. If mouseover is *disabled* then nothing will pop up.... you need to uncheck the "disable mouseover" option before you'll be able to see the objectives window when you do mouse over it.

    Once you have done that, you should see the window when you place your mouse in the upper left area of the screen (not in the corner, but the general area. Once you "see" the window. right click the title and select "unlock window" so you can resize it. Give it the size you want, then go back to interface/objectives and check on the disable mouse over function : you will not see the tracker anymore but this time you can track correctly without getting "You don't have space to track any more objectives, stop tracking some first"


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