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 Luwak Luwak Mar 05, 2013 at 22:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Agree'ed Shefki, I know you guys dont get paid to create/maintain this addon but by far its the best UI addon in the game. Not a fan of all the QQ'ers complaining about why this isnt updated as soon as they log in to 5.2, my advise is if you want to complain rather then be supportive go write you own addon, otherwise be greatful for the efforts people put to keep this addon running.

  • Avatar of TwilitSoul TwilitSoul Mar 05, 2013 at 21:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @Shefki: Go

    Thanks for your effort to keep this functioning. I love this unitframe addon far more than any other (customization is wonderful).

  • Avatar of Shefki Shefki Mar 05, 2013 at 17:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @shinntorg: Go

    Stanzilla has done some work towards making it work in 5.2. I'll probably look at it tonight to see what if anything needs doing. I have to say I really hate comments like this because you're not really saying that there is anything specific wrong with it. You're just assuming that there's something going to be wrong with it.

    While I certainly don't play very much anymore and as such don't pay much attention to the addon, I do generally fix things that break due to the patches. If for no other reason than that I do still use the addon.

  • Avatar of shinntorg shinntorg Mar 05, 2013 at 16:35 UTC - 0 likes

    There will be much frustration and sadness if there is no 5.2 update later today. Let us hope the lack of response to this and similar comments is due to frantic work to get it running again and not its death.

    Last edited Mar 05, 2013 by shinntorg
  • Avatar of Legendaddy Legendaddy Jan 17, 2013 at 10:36 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, i am having troubles with Pitbull 4 since MoP, which i am rly sad about since i consider Pitbull 4 as one of my core addons.

    But i cannot play with it anymore :(

    When i enable this addon i dont see cast bar at all. I was trying diferent combinations of addons enabled and disabled and i see cast bar only when Pitbull is Disabled. Even when no other addon except Pitbull is enabled, i cant see my cast bar.

    I have been posting about it on Curse and also ticket here and nobody answered, for more info or gave me any advice how to try fix it.. I run 64bit WoW on 64bit Win 7.

  • Avatar of Axodious Axodious Jan 16, 2013 at 21:18 UTC - 0 likes

    It looks like it's related to the following when used on the target frame, I disabled it and the crashing stopped. Any idea what in this is causing the crashes?:
    local s = Status(unit)
    if s then
      return s
    local curh, maxh, curp, maxp = HP(unit), MaxHP(unit), Power(unit), MaxPower(unit)
    return "H:%s/%s|%s%%\nP:%s/%s",Short(curh,true),Short(maxh,true),Percent(curh,maxh),curp,maxp

  • Avatar of Axodious Axodious Jan 15, 2013 at 15:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Just setup PB4 and in 1 day I've got 5 WoW crashes all saying "Current Addon: PitBull4_LuaTexts" and "Unable to open DBFilesClient\DeclinedWord.dbc", it only seems to happen in combat. I'm not sure if this could be causing it but I have a couple of LuaTexts that I made which can be found below. I'm also not sure if I should open a ticket for this as I can't find anyone else experiencing anything similar to this issue.

    Here are the LuaTexts (I have another one which is the same as the second but it doesn't have the percentage for the health):

        return AFK(unit) or DND(unit)
        local s = Status(unit)
        if s then
          return s
        local curh, maxh, curp, maxp = HP(unit), MaxHP(unit), Power(unit), MaxPower(unit)
        return "H:%s/%s|%s%%\nP:%s/%s",Short(curh,true),Short(maxh,true),Percent(curh,maxh),curp,maxp

    Last edited Jan 15, 2013 by Axodious
  • Avatar of d11522 d11522 Jan 04, 2013 at 15:23 UTC - 0 likes

    I don't seem to be able to dismiss my pet with v4.0.0-beta42. I'm not sure whether earlier versions suffer from the same effect, as this is the first time I've played my hunter since MOP came out. The UI gives the usual warning: "Pitbull4 has been blocked from doing something that's only available to the Blizzard UI" and then asks me if I want to disable it or ignore it, etc.


  • Avatar of nouk nouk Dec 11, 2012 at 16:05 UTC - 1 like

    Any updates on boss frames ? Really need them for raiding : (

  • Avatar of KizEY KizEY Dec 04, 2012 at 15:21 UTC - 0 likes

    is there any way higlight buffs i can spellsteal? (default blizz style)


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