Note: LibMapData-1.0 is unmaintained, a suggested replacement library is HereBeDragons-1.0

Small library that provides mapfile data. it include width,height, upper left x,y and lower right x,y. This data includes multi-floor maps such as the new instances.

API Documentation

To get the mapfile names use GetMapInfo() on the current map. Filenames are constant across localizations.

Sample usage:

     mapfiles = LibStub("LibMapData-1.0"); 
     -- get the size of Coth defaulting to the first floor size
     local width,height = mapfiles:MapArea('CoTStratholme')
     -- get the size of the 8th floor of icc 
     width,height = mapfiles:MapArea('IcecrownCitadel',8) 
     -- get the size of the Arati mapfile.
     width,height = mapfiles:MapArea('Arathi')

The floors are optional and if a given floor is not found 0,0 will be returned. This lib came about as a result of several addons needing the data, and simply copying and pasting them in each copy occupies around 44k of memory.

LibMapData now supports Mapchanged callback event. Sample usage:

mapfiles = LibStub("LibMapData-1.0"); 
mapfiles:RegisterCallback("MapChanged",function(event,map,floor,w,h) print("Map is now " end

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  • Avatar of olog olog Jun 01, 2010 at 09:58 UTC - 0 likes

    Having the coordinates in a library is very useful in itself already but what's often needed with them is to keep track of the current zone. It's mostly just listening to the zone changed events but there are a few peculiarities in it. Might be useful to have that built in the library as well.

  • Avatar of Cyprias Cyprias May 31, 2010 at 19:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice. I've wondered why nobody did this before.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro May 31, 2010 at 15:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Alpha lib ready for testing slaren Ive added area_id to all maps as well

    MapAreaId(mapfile) it should match the in-game value.

  • Avatar of kagaro kagaro May 31, 2010 at 13:38 UTC - 0 likes

    ill have a lib ready shortly

  • Avatar of slaren slaren May 31, 2010 at 13:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Yay, finally a library for this. Can't wait for a release!


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