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CowTip is a customizeable, tag-based tooltip addon. It is based on Rock and other libraries of the community. It is currently in beta.

CowTip isn't meant to be the smallest addon humanly possible, but it will be clean, configurable, and have the same polish I afford my other addons.

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  • Avatar of Fogyreef Fogyreef Aug 15, 2009 at 23:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Loving Cowtip, but the main reason I decided to spring for a tip addon was ArkInventory. All the tips there are attached to the mouse.

    Can Cowtip grab those, or is there another way? Tips flying in my face while browsing my bags is killing me. :P


  • Avatar of deleted_353976 deleted_353976 Aug 11, 2009 at 02:12 UTC - 0 likes

    I am finding CowTip to be extremely CPU intensive lately, to the point that I cannot raid with it installed. I downloaded an addon profiler and CowTip is using more CPU time than all my other addons combined. CPU usage goes up the more combat events are being delivered to my client, to the point where a boss fight in a 25 man raid brings my framerate down from 60 to about 10.

  • Avatar of Tack Tack Aug 08, 2009 at 04:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Date: 2009-08-08 05:52:29 ID: 6 Error occured in: Global Count: 7 Message: ..\FrameXML\GameTooltip.lua line 126: StatLogicTooltipMoneyFrame1:SetPoint(): Couldn't find region named 'StatLogicTooltipTextLeft11' Debug: [C]: ? [C]: SetPoint() ..\FrameXML\GameTooltip.lua:126: SetTooltipMoney() ..\FrameXML\GameTooltip.lua:88: GameTooltip_OnTooltipAddMoney() [string "*:OnTooltipAddMoney"]:1: [string "*:OnTooltipAddMoney"]:1 [C]: SetHyperlink() ...ingBuster\libs\LibStatLogic-1.1\LibStatLogic-1.1.lua:12330: GetSum() RatingBuster\RatingBuster.lua:2254: handler() ...ingBuster\libs\LibTipHooker-1.1\LibTipHooker-1.1.lua:193: ...ingBuster\libs\LibTipHooker-1.1\LibTipHooker-1.1.lua:187 [C]: SetBagItem() ..\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:743: ..\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:726 [C]: ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter() [string "*:OnEnter"]:1: [string "*:OnEnter"]:1 AddOns: Swatter, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) Ace3, v AdvancedTradeSkillWindow, v Altoholic, v3.1.003b ArcHUD2, v2.2 Atlas, v1.14.1 AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.14.1 AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.14.1 AtlasLoot, vv5.07.01 AtlasLootFu, vv5.07.01 AucAdvanced, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucDb, v5.1.DEV.3583 AucFilterBasic, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucFilterOutlier, v5.6.4386.2531 AucMatchUndercut, v5.6.4386.2531 AucScanData, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucStatClassic, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucStatHistogram, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucStatiLevel, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucStatPurchased, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucStatSales, v5.6.4386.2842 AucStatSimple, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucStatStdDev, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) AucStatWOWEcon, v5.6.4386.2530 AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.6.4386.3311 AucUtilAppraiser, v5.6.4386.2530 AucUtilAskPrice, v5.6.4386.3175 AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.6.4386.3142 AucUtilCompactUI, v5.6.4386.2530 AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.6.4386.3583 AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.6.4386.3108 AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.6.4386.2545 AucUtilScanButton, v5.6.4386.2530 AucUtilScanFinish, v5.6.4386.2530 AucUtilScanProgress, v5.6.4386.2530 AucUtilSearchUI, v5.6.4386.3655 AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.6.4386.0 AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.6.4386.2530 AutoBar, vv3.01.02.23 beta AutoEmote, v BabbleTradeskill22, v2.2.$Revision: 54514 $ BabbleTrainer22, v2.2.$Revision: 54514 $ Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130 Bartender4, v4.4.0 BaudBag, v1.4 BeanCounter, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) BigBrother, v BigWigs, v2.0 Broker2FuBar, v1.0 Carbonite, v3.21 Cartographer, v2.0 CartographerCoordinates, v2.0 CartographerFoglight, v2.0 CartographerGroupColors, v2.0 CartographerGuildPositions, v2.0 CartographerInstanceMaps, v2.0 CartographerLookNFeel, v2.0 CartographerWaypoints, v2.0 CartographerZoneInfo, v2.0 CastTime, v ClassTimer, v2.3 Configator, v5.1.DEV.130 CooldownCount, v3.0 CowTip, v DBMCore, v DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130 Decursive, v2.4.1 EasyMail, v EquipCompare, v2.16 FuBar, v FuBarDurabilityFu, v2.11 FuBarExperienceFu, v1.1 $Revision: 65606 $ FuBarFactionsFu, v2.2.1-79 FuBarFriendsFu, v2.4.4-103 FuBarGroupFu, v1 FuBarGuildFu, v2.4.4-117 FuBarItemRackFu, v3.2 FuBarLocationFu, v3.0 FuBarMiniPerfsFu, v1.0 FuBarMoneyFu, vv1.2.1 FuBarRecountFu, v3.7 FuBarRecZone, v2.0.57 FuBarSkillsPlusFu, v3.1.0 FuBarSmartBuffFu, v3.0a FuBarTopScoreFu, vv1.0.5 FuBarTrainerFu, v0.2 FuBaruClock, v2.1 FuBarUsage, v2.1.001 FuBarVolumeFu, v2.0.$Revision: 55081 $ FuBarWhisperFu, v2.0 FuBarXPerlFu, v0.2 Gatherer, v3.1.14 GrimReaper, v2.0 $Revision: 76 $ GuildCheck, v GuildGreet, v30200.2 Informant, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) ItemRack, v LibBabbleBoss30, v LibBabbleZone30, v LibHealComm30, v LibTourist30, v LittleWigs, v3.0.0 ManyItemTooltips, v MBB, v Omen, v3.0.7 oRA2, v2.0.$Revision: 657 $ oRA2PvPDetection, v2.0.$Revision: 69308 $ Overachiever, v0.45 OverachieverTrade, v0.45 PallyPower, vv3.2.4-release PowerAuras, v2.6.0 Prat30, v3.2.4 Prat30HighCPUUsageModules, v Prat30Libraries, v RangeDisplay, v3.5.1 RatingBuster, v Recount, v SellOMatic, vv1.1.15 SexyMap, v SilverDragon, vv2.3.1-2-gf329bd8 SmartBuff, v3.2a Stubby, v5.6.4386 (KangaII) VisualHeal, v WoWQuoteDFG, v0.0.2.0 XPerl, v3.0.5c XPerlArcaneBar, v XPerlOptions, v XPerlParty, v XPerlPartyPet, v XPerlPlayer, v XPerlPlayerBuffs, v XPerlPlayerPet, v XPerlRaidAdmin, v XPerlRaidFrames, v XPerlRaidHelper, v XPerlRaidMonitor, v XPerlRaidPets, v XPerlTarget, v XPerlTargetTarget, v BlizRuntimeLib_deDE v3.2.0.30200 <eu> (ck=e34)

  • Avatar of TBABlackPanther TBABlackPanther May 24, 2009 at 12:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Memory Bug dont gone :(

    [2009/05/24 14:30:13-1910-x17]: memory allocation error: block too big: <in C code>: in function `GetRegions' CowTip-r68121\Appearance\Appearance.lua:423: in function `SetFont' CowTip-r68121\Appearance\Appearance.lua:304: in function <Interface\AddOns\CowTip\Appearance\Appearance.lua:299> <in C code>: in function `SetUnitBuff' Outfitter-4.7.3\Outfitter.lua:4313: in function `GetBuffTooltipText' Outfitter-4.7.3\Outfitter.lua:4296: in function `GetPlayerAuraStates' Outfitter-4.7.3\Outfitter.lua:4364: in function `UpdateAuraStates' Outfitter-4.7.3\Outfitter.lua:4356: in function <Interface\AddOns\Outfitter\Outfitter.lua:4351> <in C code>: in function `pcall' Outfitter-4.7.3\MCEventLib.lua:212: in function `DispatchEvent' Outfitter-4.7.3\MCEventLib.lua:65: in function <Interface\AddOns\Outfitter\MCEventLib.lua:65>

  • Avatar of Timmar Timmar May 19, 2009 at 20:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Would love for an update to cowtip. Getting that same invalid font height error as the rest.

  • Avatar of Venara Venara May 15, 2009 at 17:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Still getting that invalid fontHeight error with 1.3.1

    Pops up once after logging in when i heal someone. After that it never shows up again until i login again / reloadui / etc.

  • Avatar of TBABlackPanther TBABlackPanther Apr 26, 2009 at 00:01 UTC - 0 likes

    [2009/04/26 01:57:32-1567-x21]: memory allocation error: block too big: <in C code>: in function `GetRegions' CowTip-r68121\Appearance\Appearance.lua:423: in function `SetFont' CowTip-r68121\Appearance\Appearance.lua:304: in function <Interface\AddOns\CowTip\Appearance\Appearance.lua:299> <in C code>: in function `SetUnitBuff' Outfitter-4.5.3\Outfitter.lua:4367: in function `GetBuffTooltipText' Outfitter-4.5.3\Outfitter.lua:4350: in function `GetPlayerAuraStates' Outfitter-4.5.3\Outfitter.lua:4418: in function `UpdateAuraStates' Outfitter-4.5.3\Outfitter.lua:4410: in function <Interface\AddOns\Outfitter\Outfitter.lua:4405> <in C code>: in function `pcall' Outfitter-4.5.3\MCEventLib.lua:212: in function `DispatchEvent' Outfitter-4.5.3\MCEventLib.lua:65: in function <Interface\AddOns\Outfitter\MCEventLib.lua:65>

  • Avatar of Anferny Anferny Apr 23, 2009 at 01:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance of adding the same icon feature for items and such like ?

  • Avatar of kittykatmax kittykatmax Apr 22, 2009 at 05:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Cowtip still winds up messing up my other addons during raids, before completely disconnecting me. It would be bad enough as a dps class, but as a healer, I simply can't afford this. I love this addon and I'm hoping you'll fix it, as I've been forced to delete it from my collection of addons until you do. :(

    Thanks for all your hard work!

  • Avatar of winterwarden winterwarden Apr 21, 2009 at 10:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Just something I've noticed; my range box with DBM sometimes gets skinned in the same fashion as my tooltip that I've set with cowtip, however this doesn't happen all the time. Infact it's quite rare that it does skin the range frame. I was wondering if there is anyway to make it skin the range check each time, as it fits perfectly with my ui. I'm not sure if I should be asking here or on the dmb site but I'll try anyway.


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  • R: v1.3.2 for 3.2.0 Aug 05, 2009
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