This project is being retired in favor of its successor, StarTip2. This new addon is still in beta, but it already fixes bugs that existed in StarTip the original. http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/startip2/
- StarTip - Tooltips from OuterSpace
Huge appreciation goes out to ckknight for a ton of code. If you know CowTip, StarTip is similar. Props to Shefki for LuaTexts.
And many tributes go out to the many library authors whom have written the numerous libraries StarTip's script environment is built upon.
StarTip provides an environment for your scripts.. This environment provides WoW API functions such as UnitName, UnitLevel, etc... If it's not available, try _G. Also, much of LuaTexts by Shefki is included, but be aware that modifications have been made and elements either removed or added. Also be aware that how you format your return values is incompatible with Pitbull4's implementation. In StarTip you simple return a string that's already formatted.
There are many plugins available. I imagine if you're willing to write an actual Lua script that you won't mind reading code. Go into the Libs folder and click into LibScriptable-1.0. Note all the LibScriptablePlugin* elements. These are what provide StarTip's script environment with functions and other elements.
StarTip also has LibDogTag support. Just return the dog tag from your script, and click the check mark labeled "Dog Tag" to enable this feature.
Note: If you know of a library that you want to make available in your own scripts. let me know and I'll see about writing a plugin for it.
Bug Reports and Feature Requests
StarTip will take advantage of BugGrabber if it's installed, and will attempt to disable lines that cause errors. Note that the errors are not suppressed.
If you find a bug and you want to revert to a stable version, try the upload on Wowinterface.com
Note: Please write a ticket if you have a back trace: StarTip Ticket Tracker
The comments on Curse.com have been disabled. They're too much of a hassle to keep up with and use to communicate with users. There are numerous other options mentioned in this description for filing bug reports, or for simply seeking general help. Try the Wowace.com forums if you're still not sure where to go.