PitBull Unit Frames 4.0

Pitbull 4 Config Menu

PitBull4 is a continuation of PitBull.

Differences from PitBull 3:

  • It's mostly done, but not entirely done thus why there are still only betas (despite this it is still very stable).
  • Documentation is written before functions
  • Much easier for third-party extensions.
  • Options will be much, much simpler. In 3.0, there's about 200 panels that you can mess with, it's overwhelming. I want to bring this down to somewhere around 10.
    • Layouts are defined deterministically and unit groups use the layout rather than ad-hoc layouts on a per-unit basis. This will make setting up your unit frames far, far easier.
    • Due to some decisions made, 4.0 is actually more configurable than 3.0. As a layout designer, you will have a lot more control over how things look. You can have different fonts on the same frame, different textures, more precise positioning, and a whole slough of other things.
  • CPU Efficiency will be taken much more seriously.
  • It uses Ace3 instead of Rock.

FAQ: http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4.../faq/.

Guide: http://www.wowace.com/addons/pitbull4.../guide/.

If you want to help localize PitBull in your language, go to http://www.wowace.com/projects/pitbul.../localization/.

Forum thread: http://forums.wowace.com/showthread.php?t=15552...

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  • Avatar of RibeyeSteak RibeyeSteak Sep 12, 2012 at 21:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    Yay! Thanks a lot. I sort of laughed when I updated and logged in. All of the test layouts I had done were in the list so I had 20+!

    On another note, I have a few more questions. I've been trying to get used to the new Eternal Flame talent on the Paladin and have been looking for a way to track this. While I have found a few addons that will track a single Eternal Flame HoT, I'm having trouble finding one that tracks each one on the raid and allows for a more fluid way of healing. I can always filter out aura's and increase their size, but as I mentioned before, I'm redoing my ui and trying to keep the spacing between frames at a minimum. Is there any chance we can see a future build of Pitbull adding visual helpers that provide indicators/icons on the frame rather than attached outside of the frame? I understand that there is a visual helpers plug-in by fammy2k and shotmonkey but it is outdated. If you are aware of a particular addon that will fill this role well then that will be helpful too I guess. Just trying to stick with Pitbull over Vuhdo or Grid/Grid2

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 12, 2012 at 16:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jointstock: Go

    Works for me. However, it doesn't seem to take effect immediately. The Aura needs to update or you can just reload the UI. This really isn't the place to get advice on how to configure OmniCC.

  • Avatar of Jointstock Jointstock Sep 12, 2012 at 12:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    I hate to be a nuisance, but even Pitbull4_Cooldown_ does not blacklist the cooldown text from appearing. I've tried many different variations as well.

    Note that I was able to blacklist other cooldown texts from appearing, such as on the action bar. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this problem?

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 11, 2012 at 18:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jointstock: Go

    Forgot that the cooldown frames don't show up on framestack and forgot about my own FAQ:


  • Avatar of Jointstock Jointstock Sep 10, 2012 at 11:06 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    I appreciate your effort but unfortunately I've already done that to no avail. I've tried everything I can think of such as:

    Pitbull4, Pitbull4_Aura, Pitbull4_Aura_(1-9), Pitbull4_Frame, Pitbull4_Frames, Pitbull4_Frame_(1-9), Pitbull4_Cooldown, Pitbull4_Cooldown_(1-9), and many others.

    So I'm wondering if OmniCC simply doesn't work with the Pitbull4 aura frame or if there's something I'm not seeing.

    Last edited Sep 11, 2012 by Jointstock
  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 10, 2012 at 08:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @RibeyeSteak: Go

    Bug should be fixed in the latest Alpha.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 09, 2012 at 22:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @RibeyeSteak: Go

    I wasn't accusing you of lying. I just thought you had made a common mistake like looking for something in a profile that you weren't using.

    I have replicated the issue and see what the problem is. I'll get it fixed. In the meantime you can work around it by changing something on the following tabs of the layout: General (and any of its sub tabs), Bars/General, Indicators/General, Texts/Default font or Texts/Default size, Faders/Minimum opacity or Faders/Maximum opacity or Faders/Smooth opacity change.

    Ultimately what is happening is that AceDB is optimizing the layouts that have default values still set on them. As soon as something loads them then they get created with the default values. The key issue here is that you have to create them and not modify them or use them.

  • Avatar of RibeyeSteak RibeyeSteak Sep 09, 2012 at 21:21 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    I didn't create an account on wowace to report a fabrication just to make your life harder by forcing you to replicate a bug that wasn't happening at all, on my end or anyone else. I don't know why its happening, or why you aren't able to replicate it, but it is happening for me. No offense, but you shouldn't automatically assume someone is lying because you can't replicate it. I did some additional testing which will hopefully help. If not I don't really know what to do as I'm not experienced at programming or reading through code to be able to spot anything wrong.

    -I first disabled all other addons with the exception of Pitbull, created a few new layouts without associating them with a particular unit or unit group, and they still disappeared upon logout.

    -I was going to delete my cache today for NPC scan cached mobs so did so now and deleted Pitbull and its modules from interface folder and downloaded the newest build again. Nothing changed.

    -I then copied my main character's Pitbull profile to other characters that I commonly log onto since you mentioned it. These characters previously had default profiles active. I noticed when I did this and checked their layout options, the Target's target's target layout I created the day before was available. I didn't re-enable Target's target's target so upon logout on these characters that layout disappeared just as it had on my main character.

    -I did, however, find out another important fact. If I re-enable Target's target's target, the layout is once again available in my list! This would serve as a workaround I guess to switching layouts for my raid groups but I would have to go through the trouble of enabling a particular frame, going to the group tab, then selecting that layout associated with that frame as my Unit Group layout during the 2 minutes of down/buff times before the gates open in the 40 man BGs. Hopefully this new discovery might help find the bug.

    Sorry that my tone came across as a harsh or aggravated one at the top of this message, but I truly wouldn't create a lie just to make an Author/Maintainer waste his/her time.

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 09, 2012 at 18:37 UTC - 0 likes

    @RibeyeSteak: Go

    It's a bug if it's really happening. But I really don't think it is happening. I have all sorts of test layouts that aren't assigned to any frames or that are assigned to frames that are disabled. Never had a problem with it. I just created a layout and tried to replicate what you described and was not able to, the layout was still there when I logged back in.

    Did you by chance log into a different character that had a different profile active?

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Sep 09, 2012 at 18:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jointstock: Go

    How about I teach you to fish instead of just telling you. :)

    When in the game type /framestack

    You'll get a tooltip that shows you the names of the frames under your mouse (including ones you can't see). Mouse around till you find the info you want.

    When you're done just type /framestack again and the tooltip will go away.


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