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 ywfn ywfn Oct 07, 2012 at 12:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Not sure when this started, but in recent versions of Chinchilla, the "armored man" durability indicator (shows up when you gear is broken, etc) is seemingly being hidden by Chinchilla. I've moved its position around using the Position menu, but no matter where I put it, it doesn't show up. If I disable Chinchilla, I can see it.

    My workaround for now has been to also install the SmoothDurability mod, which causes the armored man to become visible again. Interestingly enough, I can move it to where I want it in Chinchilla, and SmoothDurability will show it there. But with Chinchilla alone, it's always invisible.

  • Avatar of marshall654 marshall654 Oct 19, 2011 at 20:05 UTC - 0 likes

    @EthanCentaurai: Go

    It does work in Terrokar but NOT in Hellfire or Zangarmarsh, even with the alpha installed.

    Thanks in advance for any help on this.

    I managed to figure it out. You need to enable world pvp objectives to always, then reload addons.

    But the above setting was it I believe, thanks for your response and help.

    Last edited Oct 19, 2011 by marshall654
  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Oct 19, 2011 at 08:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @marshall654: Go

    Sounds like a conflict with another addon but I will try look into this further (translated: I don't PvP). Does it still happen in other places, like at the towers in Hellfire, Zangarmarsh and Terokkar?

    Feel free to grab the alpha but I haven't made any changes to how the positioning code works.

    Last edited Oct 19, 2011 by EthanCentaurai
  • Avatar of marshall654 marshall654 Oct 18, 2011 at 23:08 UTC - 0 likes

    I am still having the issue with chinchilla not displaying the capture bar for Tol Barad.

    Running 2.4.2 and I have moved the capture bar window to under that map.

    Should I get the alpha and see if that helps or is there some missing configuration on my part?

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai Aug 22, 2011 at 19:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm sorry to announce that I have actually quit WoW. My life is a complete mess right now and I no longer have the money nor the motivation to continue playing. In fact, I haven't played at all since June.

    I am sorry guys.

  • Avatar of Twopro Twopro Jul 30, 2011 at 18:14 UTC - 0 likes

    hey, can you add a diablo theme minimap skin from roth addon pack

  • Avatar of Tumri Tumri Jun 04, 2011 at 19:36 UTC - 0 likes

    When I enable Rotate Minimap the whole map seems to resize itself whenever I'm facing a mid-direction like North-West or South-East. Is this a problem with chinchilla? I haven't had this problem until i switched to a square minimap.

  • Avatar of Ketrel Ketrel May 24, 2011 at 06:52 UTC - 0 likes

    It got a little more interesting. Sometimes I get BOTH. The boss frame shows up on the boss AND the box with the red titlebar type thing come up as well. (Usually though, it's just the box I described)

  • Avatar of Ketrel Ketrel May 23, 2011 at 21:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm having a problem with the boss health frames. They don't show up, instead I get a semi-transparent black box with a red bar at the top, a little off to the side of where the boss frame is supposed to be located.

  • Avatar of EthanCentaurai EthanCentaurai May 06, 2011 at 10:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Whoops! Should be fixed in v2.3.2-8. Let me know if it isn't. :)


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