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 May 06, 2009 at 07:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Brinna, you say you have no control... as in you can't move it or resize it?

    In the Objectives menu of Blizzard's in-game options make sure that "Disable Mouseover" is unchecked. After doing that, right-click on the watch frames title bar (the grey bit with "Objectives" written in it) and click on "Unlock Window" if it's there.

    Then you will be able to move and resize the watch frame.

  • Avatar of Trixie1971 Trixie1971 May 06, 2009 at 01:38 UTC - 0 likes

    I am experiencing the same problem as Brinna. Please fix this - I love this addon and don't want to have to switch to another minimap addon.

    Thanks (I am also using v2.0.4)

    EDIT - I just downloaded Mappy from Curse to try that to see if I can track Achievements with it, and I get the same error - You cannot track any more achievements, so it appears to be an issue with the transfer from the Blizzard Minimap and the minimap addons

  • Avatar of Brinna Brinna May 06, 2009 at 00:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Advanced Objective options are enabled yet I have no control over quest/achievement tracking. I have no tracking frame and "You don't have space to track any more objectives, stop tracking some first" even though I am not tracking anything. I get no error reports when it comes to achievement or quest tracking but I still cannot see any quest/achievement tracker. Currently using v2.0.4.

  • Avatar of dr dr May 02, 2009 at 18:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the respond. I ID the problem as a conflict during the update, a delete and fresh install with the new changes fixed all.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai May 02, 2009 at 17:35 UTC - 0 likes

    dr: support for the watch frame was removed as the user can move it about without the need for addons. Please make sure that the Advanced Objective options are enabled in-game.

  • Avatar of dr dr May 02, 2009 at 15:01 UTC - 0 likes

    I updated on 5/2, i've now lost all control over quest/achievement tracking. I have no tracking frame and i can not track the shortest text quest/achievement.

  • Avatar of Grilor Grilor May 01, 2009 at 14:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Error when i try to move the mini map on the new A r20090501025734 versions

    Error: attempt to concatenate local 'frame' (a nil value) AddOn: Chinchilla File: Position.lua Line: 390 Count: 3

  • Avatar of Monito Monito Apr 24, 2009 at 15:53 UTC - 0 likes

    For some reason my pet no longer shows as a blip, but rather an "error symbol" when using any of the blip skins. Any ideas ?

  • Avatar of Blastermaster Blastermaster Apr 23, 2009 at 08:13 UTC - 0 likes

    The map moves when you relog, and the coordinates + location bar also move upon relogging.

  • Avatar of Tinolyn Tinolyn Apr 18, 2009 at 15:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I like the button scaling!

    One thing though. It occasionally bugs and blows up the size of other minimap icons. It's not terrible, just something you may want to look into.


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