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UI Mod Monday!
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frieliegh wrote in wow_ladies
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Morning ladies and lurklemen. It's 21 degrees in Oklahoma this morning. You all staying warm, wherever you are?

UI stuff. How's it gone this week? Anything new broken? Anything new fixed? Any finds that just rocked your world?

I'm pleased that they put the mouseover "you have this many of this type of pet" in the pet battle system. I wish that existed "in the wild" so I'd know before entering the battle system whether I needed to check if I had a low quality to release.

Anyway - UI stuff. new finds? aggravations? wish lists? new builds? what's up this week?

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Have you checked out BattlePetCount? That lists the level and quality of any pets of that species you already have in any pet tooltip, including mousing over a wild pet or its minimap icon.

Yep, this addon is amazing. :D

oooooh! nope, but it's downloaded and ready to try! Thank you!

What I've not been able to find is an addon that actually reports the Breed ID of your minipet. The addons that report Breed ID, basically goes to a table and gives you the male and female IDs that fit the stats you have or tells you which category the points are put into. Which doesn't help since I want the actual Breed ID to tell the gender of my pets. Because gosh darn it, I want Autumn to be a girl not a boy.

PetJournal Enhanced does this, but it's disabled by default. Enable it in the options and you're good to go.

Nope it does not show the Actual Breed IDs so you can't tell if the pet is female or male. It shows where the points are put for the breed.

.. im trying to understand what you mean by "points are put for the breed" and not getting very far... >.

Probably meant the addon shows the stat allocation that changes based on the breed, but doesn't specify the gender part of the breed. Like an addon displaying a pet as 5/15 (or S/S) would indicate the pet's breed gives the Speed stat the highest allocation, but doesn't specifiy whether the pet is 5 or 15 (the gender identifier).

It probably sounds confusing if you haven't read much about the pet breeds in general though. xD

^what she said^

Sorry if I was confusing.

It's kind of like Pokemon and IVs/EVs, it creates even more of a metagame out of it for people who want to min/max.

Think of them like genetics. You catch a battle pet and it's a normal one. Sometimes you might catch one and it's a fast one. And there's the way to figure out if a pet is male or female depending on the breed ID. For example, a #15 rabbit is a female who has the highest speed stat. Pet gender is just novelty right now, I imagine they just set it up in case they want to have gender variations in the future (or - GASP - breeding?!!!?!).

Yea Gender doesn't mean anything now, but I'd rather aim for right gender now even if it is only found through command line commands. I just don't want to have my pet the wrong gender for what I think they are whenever(if ever) they make gender known in the ui element.

I figured if they know which female and male ids give which stats then it figures there is a way to find out the specific ID associated with that pet and thus the gender. 3-12 being male and 13-22 being female. Ah well.

It's not an addon, but if you put your information into it will pull the breed ID. If you don't know which IDs are male/female just by looking, you can mouse over it to get a popup.

Obviously the gender bit is stored somewhere and is accessible, but I'm not sure if any addons look at it yet. Probably because there's no in-game benefit, and it increases computation time to examine an additional piece of information on every single pet.

^ I love this website. It's also the only place (in-game or otherwise) I've found that will narrow down to the specific breed ID and gender.

*kisses you*

Oh this is awesome. While not as great in game, I can still check stuff this way for the ones the gender is really important to me about.

*glomps* Thanks sooo much!!

Everyone is the sex they should be which is really cool and quite lucky, except for poor Diego who is female instead of male. :O I'll have to decide what I'll do about that later.

*giggle* You're welcome! Glad I could help. I use that site to find out what breeds each wild pet is available in, too, to make sure I have the stat distribution I want. :)

we have a high in the mid 60s today in Boston! Which is... very weird, for December!

I am having an issue that I'm hoping someone else out there can help with -

I use LUI, and recently (as in, Saturday), I have started having what LOOKS to be the default ui stance bar pop up. Given the layout of my ui, it is appearing in the middle of one of my chat windows (so it's in the default location). It seems to be related to Bartender- if I disable bartender, it goes away (and a /reload fixes it temporarily).

HOWEVER. If I disable bartender and use LUI's default bars, I can't keybind the second row of bars. Period. I can enter the keybinds til I'm blue in the face, but nothing happens when I press the key combinations.

Also disappointed to report that I thought I had found a workaround for random things calling the compact raid frame (someone on MMO champ basically gave a script for fixing it, and a walkthrough on making that script into an addon), but I noticed Tongues is now calling on the CRF again.

Frustration, thy name is genet. >.

Open the primary LUA file for the addon that's calling CRFs, and add a line at the top that says "local _" without quotes. In your example, it'll probably be Tongues.lua - just hit enter a few times to give yourself empty space at the top, then type in "local _" with no quotes, save it, and restart WoW.

It's not a perfect fix - I have one addon that messes up my vehicle bar if I gain a vehicle in combat because of CRF weirdness, so I have to disable it to do Malygos - but it's a really quick fix that takes care of a huge number of errors. I'd rather be able to use my addons and deal with one error per hour (or so) than have to disable them, so it's a good trade in my opinion. :)

I will do this, thank you!!!

What does typing in local _ do? (also is there a space between the 'l' and the underscore, or is that just LJ formatting weirdness?)

There is a space, yes. And what it actually does is kind of confusing, but I'll try.

In LUA code, it's very common for people to use _ as a "filler" - it's not a variable that stores data, it's an indication to the program to wait, or skip over something (like when you have a function that expects six inputs, and you're giving it three, you would use underscores to "fill in" for the missing ones). Up until recently, this hasn't been an issue. In 5.0, Blizzard somehow set the underscore to be an actual variable - a global variable. Global variables can be used by anything; any function, any addon. When your code is running, it will first check to see if there's any local variables that match, then fall back on globals if it can't find a local. If you don't declare _ to be a local, then your addon is trying to do stuff to Blizzard's code, and Blizzard's saying "nope, can't do that" which is what generates all the errors. By putting in the "local _" at the beginning of the code, you prevent the addon from accidentally messing with Blizzard's code.

...rather confusing, but it mostly works. A lot of addons exploded pretty spectacularly because of this, and I did some research to try and fix the ones I wanted - and it helps enough that the errors I'm getting now don't actually interfere with the functioning of the game too much. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to explain! I generally like knowing the whys. :)

It's apparently 13° in MN today, and over the weekend it snowed about 15-18". I have no ui comments, just how proud of myself I am that I had the presence of mind to brush my car off twice yesterday so I didn't have to do all of it this morning.

My urge to go sledding is rising though...

oh my goodness! good for you for brushing your car off yesterday! I don't know that I'd have thought farther than cocoa and toast. ;)

Brushing the first 8" off yesterday sucked, not partially because I fell on my ass just walking to my car. The snow that was coming down on Saturday and Sunday morning was heavy and a pain to brush off. Then my bf kindly went out and brushed more off for me a few hours later so it only took me about 5how minutes or so to brush it off before driving (slowly) to work.

Sometimes I do smart things. Othertimes I run sethekk halls for the mount and realize its not set to heroic once I get to Anzu's room...

i was wondering if anyone had seen/heard of an addon like fontifier? it's a nice addon that changes the default text to whatever you want. i like sans serif fonts so this was great. sadly, the stopped updating it after 4.0.3 or something.

thanks in advance!

Does it need to be an addon? You can change the default fonts in the game quite easily by renaming some files.

Create the following folder:
<*WoW directory>\Fonts\
Create copies of the font file of your choice, place them in the above folder, and rename them to the following names:
FRIZQT__.ttf (the main UI font - NPC names, player names, spell names, item names, buffs, quest log text, combat text, button text)
ARIALN.ttf (chat font, info text, small text)
skurri.ttf (default unit frame combat text)
MORPHEUS.ttf (mail text, quest log header text)
FRIENDS.ttf (friends list text)

Edited at 2012-12-10 04:30 pm (UTC)

ooo win!!! i didn't know you could do that. (though it seems obvious in retrospect.) thank you very much!

I've used Tekticles in the past and it's great.

No UI comments from me (although I'd really like Skada to stop conflicting with raid frames so I can change out glyphs without getting yelled at), but here in NC, in the Triangle, it's a balmy 63.8 degrees. High today is supposed to be in the 70s. It'll cool off again later in the week, but only down into the 40s and 50s.

dang. That's what we had a couple weeks ago, and while it was odd for the holiday season you didn't see me complaining one bit! =) This is, admittedly, more normal December weather. The switch from one to the other just kills me, though.

OMFG Formatting issues. Hold on.

Edited at 2012-12-10 04:15 pm (UTC)

I give up.

It's 21 degrees in Oklahoma this morning

I want to go back to a couple weeks ago, when it was 65+ in OKC. Can we do that, please? Pretty please? In the name of Christmas?

Whining about the weather aside (I really don't wanna go do my laundry cause that means I have to go outside), I've got...issues with my addons. Conflict arising from Prat when I've got WIM running. Looks like this, only I've swapped out the <s with {s.: Message: Interface\FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:972: bad argument #1 to 'strsub' (string expected, got nil) Time: 12/05/12 15:29:20 Count: 1 Stack: [C]: ? [C]: in function `strsub' Interface\FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:972: in function `FCF_StripChatMsg' Interface\FrameXML\ChatConfigFrame.lua:1462: in function `GetMessageTypeColor' Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Editbox.lua:681: in function {Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Editbox.lua:666} (tail call): ? Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3515: in function {Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3507} [C]: in function `ChatFrame_ReplyTell2' [string "REPLY2"]:1: in function {[string "REPLY2"]:1} Locals: Help?

Edited at 2012-12-10 04:17 pm (UTC)

Possibly a long shot, since I don't use either WIM or Prat, but from the looks of it, Prat is trying to figure out what color to make the text when you're typing a whisper reply, and failing. Does WIM have an option to change whisper colors? If so, I'd disable that and see if it fixes it. If not, look to Prat's options for anything dealing with channel or chat colors, and turn them off or set them to default.

If that doesn't work, only other thing I can think of is that it's looking for replacement text to put in for the indicator of who's whispering you. Chatter has a similar function, so that it shows abbreviations for the various chat types. Check WIM and Prat's options for that - I'd definitely expect Prat to have something, and WIM may have a formatting option as well.

That's your conflict, though, in essence - both addons are trying to change the way that the text of whispers is displayed, and they're freaking out because they're changing it differently. If you can disable that on one, you'll be set.

Thanks. I'll give it a shot. Hopefully you're right and something brightens up this crappy Monday I'm having.

It's going to be back in the sixties this weekend, which is grand cause we've got tickets to the Hobbit on Thursday.. when it'll be in the 50's.

Can't help you with the issue. Just commenting on Oklahoma's whack weather.

I was getting pissy looking at zone lists and then WoWhead maps to find the pets I need to catch in each zone until I ran across PetTracker. Now it's in-game!

Does anyone else have any other neat pet addons? I'm already using PetJournal Enhanced and didn't like WoWkemon much (even though I love pokemon... it didn't let me use my 1-2-3 keys for battle, lol).

Pet tracker is awesome! if you right click at top of objectives you can even set it to show the quality you have of the pets in each zone!

I use PetJournal Enhanced and PetTracker as well.

Edit: and today PetTracker has also added ability to set way points with Tomtom. :)

Edited at 2012-12-10 04:45 pm (UTC)

I use: - for looking at Breed IDs - to change the pet battle music to whatever MP3s you want/have

And I use Pet Tracker also. I didn't like PetJournal Enhanced when I tried it.

I'm from Oklahoma, too! XD When I sat on the porch while my sister smoked I had to sit on a pillow so my bottom didn't get chilled.

... yeah, that's all I got.

oh, I hear ya! As allergic to shoes as I am I don't think I'm checking the mail barefoot today!

anyone know a good addon to be able to copy text from chat?

I would imagine a chat addon like Prat or Chatter would have that functionality built into it.

When I mouseover a given wild pet, prior to a pet battle, it tells me how many I have of that kind already! I just have to pay attention. This is the default UI. O:>

Oh, nevermind, you mean it already has that functionality? Weird, I only see it in-battle.

Edited at 2012-12-10 10:26 pm (UTC)

me too, and believe me, I looked for it after they changed what shows in the default ui! that only shows in battle, for me. *sigh*

Perhaps one of your addons or UI mods is interfering? (I need to upgrade my DBM and HealBot, but aside from those, I'm only running Skada, and have the default UI entirely.)

I don't see it on the minimap, I admit -- but if I land and mouse over the critter, I get how many of that one I have. (And then I have to check and see which colors I have. I'm going to have to futz with my scorpids more -- so many pretty colors!)

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