WoW 3.2 PTR Diff

Hey there, looks like we were able to get our hands (thanks to kd3) on the diff of the FrameXML for the upcoming 3.2 patch. I'll attach it below.

There's a lot of changes in it, it's 22k lines long.

Updated on June 29th, July 7th, July 10th, and July 16th

Name Size MD5 166.0 KiB 12b5bb6000f1... 185.4 KiB e0be94b6931c... 148.5 KiB 530904a01549... 239.7 KiB 6315a8193cc6... 462.1 KiB 68b5955924c5... 252.2 KiB 120f6a26f6f7... 55.6 KiB 00b05681c05e... 322.2 KiB 036cdb5ed6de... 342.7 KiB 3a488b8ac651... 323.7 KiB 6484b710bfec... 20.9 KiB 6fabb045fdd0... 324.2 KiB 4fe3379ea28b... 6.8 KiB c441c4b6705b... 324.3 KiB e2837327fbc8... 1003 B 7232a8576d1d...

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  • Avatar of Julith Julith Aug 04, 2009 at 12:10 UTC - 0 likes

    How can a heal get absorbed? oO

  • Avatar of Elsia Elsia Jul 05, 2009 at 12:44 UTC - 0 likes

    On *HEAL_*_ABSORB in Blizzard_CombatText.lua. These are not combat log events, but are events to let the combat text know that some healing got absorbed.

    As for combat log changes, all healing events have an additional field added, just before where crits were usually reported. This is the data that will lead to these *HEAL_*_ABSORB events for the combat text.

    The are completely parallel to how absorbs get reported for damage, i.e. it's amount absorbed of an incoming heal(damage) event. This healing absorb is also hard to track for the same reason that damage absorbs are hard to attribute, it's the same mechanism.

    The only new combat log event as I see it is UNIT_DISSIPATES, I have no clue what it's meaning is.

    As a sidenote all addons that track SPELL_*_HEAL combat log events will need to be changed to be compatible with the new absorb field.

  • Avatar of gendi gendi Jun 28, 2009 at 14:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, having looked in more detail I think they should just post a change log that reads:-

    We included (ripped off) the following addons:-

    xxx yyy zzz www etc..


    That said, its great to see some of the things we have to use addons for become standard.

    Sanity is overrated

  • Avatar of tobiking tobiking Jun 27, 2009 at 11:56 UTC - 0 likes

    There is a spell in the ptr spell.dbc which puts a debuff on a player which absorbs x healing (like a shield). If this target doesn't get enough healing to remove the debuff, he explodes.

    Edit: Found it again:

  • Avatar of copystring copystring Jun 27, 2009 at 10:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Anyone figured out what HEAL_ABSORB, HEAL_CRIT_ABSORB and PERIODIC_HEAL_ABSORB are for? I've tried to cause that event yesterday on the PTR but i couldn't see it ever...

  • Avatar of puffed puffed Jun 27, 2009 at 10:07 UTC - 0 likes

    can anyone tell me which kind of addons will be broken ? and how many in gernal ? dunno much about coding but it seems to be more than in 3.0 + 3.1 ?

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 25, 2009 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    @nevcairiel, there have been cases before of when they stopped using something everyone had to. Not saying they will for sure, but there is a decent chance that getglobal could be pulled. I'm still patching my PTR so I'm not sure one way or the other. & Adminstrator
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  • Avatar of Nevcairiel Nevcairiel Jun 25, 2009 at 10:28 UTC - 0 likes

    They usually don't break stuff like this over night. I don't expect them to remove getglobal before 4.0

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 25, 2009 at 02:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lombra, oh yeah, there is a lot of very neat things in there. Just hard to find them for all the other changes.

    I'm curious about whether they're going to be removing getglobal. I'd not be surprised if they do, and it will cause a lot of addons to break.


Date created
Jul 16, 2009