Simplistic Unit Frames

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Nevcairiel and Antiarc will be taking Shadowed Unit Frames over. I believe they handle things better than me.

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  • Avatar of durcyn durcyn Oct 14, 2010 at 04:16 UTC - 0 likes

    r7 commit broke tags on my warlock.

    tags.lua:1014: bad argument #1 to '?' (string expected, got nil) tags.lua:26: attempt to index field 'eventType' (a nil value) x7

  • Avatar of dfreeman dfreeman Oct 14, 2010 at 04:00 UTC - 0 likes


    Holy Power was working for me in r9.

  • Avatar of simmdogg simmdogg Oct 14, 2010 at 01:03 UTC - 0 likes

    I haven't seen a response to my inquiry regard "Holy Power".

    has something been done that I am missing in regards to Pallies and "Holy Power".

  • Avatar of cacomixl8 cacomixl8 Oct 14, 2010 at 00:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Well... I was actually able to avoid reconstructing my frames. I saved my shadowed lua, loaded up with simplistic, then logged out. I then did a compare on the two files, specifically in the player section of the lua. I added the tags for "hpBar", "eclipseBar", "shardBar" (i think these were it) into the correct profile of the lua. Logged back in and it was all good.

    It's much easier to do with a good text editor which collapses portions of the lua that you don't wish to deal with. Not sure if it helps anyone or not, but I definitely did not have to reset everything and dealing with text to me is better than resetting.

    Good luck all.

  • Avatar of tennberg tennberg Oct 14, 2010 at 00:29 UTC - 0 likes


    I tried what you said with my saved layout from Shadowed UF. I renamed it properly for Simplistic, exported it, pasted it into Notepad. Did a profile reset, closed Simplistic, locked frames, and reloaded UI.

    Opened Simplistic, checked Advanced, pasted the code into Import window, clicked "Accept".

    My UI was imported properly on my warrior. Log onto my lock, checked "Enabled Soul Shard Bar". Get LUA error. No soul shard bar.

    Oh well. I'll rebuild my unit frames from scratch one of these weekends :-\

  • Avatar of ZartMorder ZartMorder Oct 13, 2010 at 23:55 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd like to add the text for the amount of power my Eclipse has at present to my player bar. I've searched around for what the code would be and tried guessing at all sorts of variations I thought it could be, but I'm just not familiar enough with UI coding and the like I guess.

    If that's unclear, I'm looking for the Eclipse Power equivalent of [( )absolutehp].

  • Avatar of Reynerdila Reynerdila Oct 13, 2010 at 23:45 UTC - 0 likes

    "If you use this and have a character wich uses one of the new bars (holy power, soul shards etc) you WILL get errors. Don't complain, start from scratch."

    There is actually a work around for this. Once you've edited the LUA's and installed the addon, fire up WoW. Open the SUF options. On the General/General tab, select Advanced if it isn't already. Go to the layout manager. On the export tab there will be a large block of text. Copy and paste it into a txt document. Click on the Profiles tab and reset the profile. Close SUF options, lock the frames, and so on. Probably wouldn't hurt to do a /reloadui

    Once that's done, go BACK into the SUF options, check Advanced, and go back to the layout manager. Take the block of text from earlier and paste it into the space on the import tab.

    BE PATIENT. It will look like your game froze. It did not. It takes 15 to 45 seconds for the import to work, depending on the complexity of the layout. You may have to tweak a few frames to account for the new bars. Using this method, the pallys and locks and whathave you can update and not have to worry about a complete frame overhaul.

  • Avatar of eberkain eberkain Oct 13, 2010 at 22:53 UTC - 0 likes

    you read the description right above your comment?

    It says everything works but party and raid frames.

    Aviana is working on it, just be patient...

  • Avatar of Faidtastic Faidtastic Oct 13, 2010 at 22:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey, thanks for keeping this great addon going.

    Since 4.0.1 I haven't been able to see party frames. I'm wondering if there's some silly setting I missed, or if this is a bug?

    Sorry it's not the best screenshot, just trying to point out I have party/raid enabled. At the time I'm in a party with one shaman as well, who is not seen on the unit frames. Likewise there are no raid frames when in a raid but the new Blizz raid frames show.

  • Avatar of dfreeman dfreeman Oct 13, 2010 at 22:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Keep up the great work Aviana.

    Thank you!


Date created
Oct 12, 2010
Last update
Oct 15, 2010
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  • A: r6 for 4.0.1 Oct 12, 2010