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  • Rift
  • 1,299 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 2.5
  • 22,153 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/07/2014
  • Created 06/12/2013
  • 24 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.9
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About Roles

A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe.

Usage

Left-click to open/close menu
Middle-click to open configuration window
Right-click to move menu

Features

Two equipment sets can be associated with each role, for example PvE and PvP.

  • Uses the game's built-in /saveequip sets (20 available).
  • Replacement items allow you to reuse an existing set with minor modifications, such as a synergy crystal or trinket.

Two wardrobe sets can be associated with each role.

Custom macro text can be associated with each role. This can include any macro commands supported by the game, as well as commands for other addons.

If KaruulAlert is installed, you can use drop-down lists to easily associate an alert set and subset with each role.

You can assign custom names to equipment and wardrobe sets for easy identification.

Interface

Menu uses role names you've assigned in the soul tree window.

Role icons (tank/heal/damage/support) are automatically updated.

Menu can be customized in the following ways:

  • Sort roles by slot, name, or type
  • Extend menu up/down or left/right
  • Adjust spacing between menu items
  • Adjust menu width to fit custom names
  • Specify inactive fade level
  • Place menu anywhere on screen
  • Show/hide background

Current role is displayed to show you which role is active at a glance.

You can choose which roles to include in the menu, which lets you exclude test specs and infrequently used role slots.

Commands

/roles (open configuration window)
/roles toggle (open/close menu)
/roles lock (lock/unlock menu location)
/roles reset (reset menu location to center)

Localization

Special thanks to the following translators:

  • CĂ©res@Brisesol (French)
  • FriedDuck (German)
  • Poddel (German)
  • Randgruppe84 (German)
  • XopHeT (Russian)

To add/update/review translations, please visit the localization page.

Known Issues

After acquiring a new role slot, the KaruulAlert set drop-down list does not immediately update with the additional set. This will be fixed in the next release. In the meantime, you can type /reloadui to resolve the issue.

1.9
Added support for an additional 20 wardrobe slots, for a total of 39.
Added detection of KaruulAlert addon and drop-down lists for sets and subsets.
Enabled scrollbar for longer select lists.
Fixed error that can occur when opening role menu while zoning.
Changed addon environment to Rift 2.6.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.5.

1.8.1
Fixed 1.8 error when loading the addon for the first time or acquiring a new role slot.

1.8
Equipment and wardrobe sets can now have custom names associated with them.
Equipment sets can now be loaded and saved from the configuration dialog.
Wardrobe sets can now be loaded from the configuration dialog.
Added option for showing/hiding menu background.
Added German and Russian translations.
Changed addon environment to Rift 2.5.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.4.

1.7
Added version checking functionality.
Improved behavior of text fields and select lists.
Made minor adjustments to configuration dialog elements.
Enhanced handling of role type changes.
Adjusted role macros for consistency.
Changed addon environment to Rift 2.4.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.3.

1.6
Added support for new /wardrobe command.
Added option for horizontal menus.
Added a help section requesting localization for untranslated languages.
Removed redundant close button from configuration dialog.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.2.2.

1.5.1
Fixed text fields to support all UTF-8 characters properly.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.2.1.

1.5
Added settings option for inactive menu alpha.
Added settings option for enabling/disabling role change notification text.
Added support for localization and added French translations.
Increased maximum number of replacement items from 4 to 6.
Changed name of height setting to spacing and changed default spacing for new users.
Changed saved variable names to include addon identifier prefix.
Made minor adjustments to dialog labels and layout.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.2.

1.4
Added settings option for menu height.
Fixed bug where changed role names and new role slots were not updated in config window.

1.3.1
Prevent LFG tool group assignment from overwriting saved role icons.

1.3
Addon now supports 20 equipment sets.
Updated welcome message to include version number.
Fixed open drop-down list image when dialog closes.
Fixed console error that occured for some users.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.1.2.

1.2.1
Fixed addon error that would occasionally occur upon loading.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.1.1.

1.2
Role change notifications are now sent to all chat tabs that receive system messages.
Added color-coding to role change notifications based on role type.
Config window now automatically selects current role when opened.
Fixed a bug that caused menu to become active when leaving combat while config window is open.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.1.

1.1
Middle-clicking the menu button now opens the configuration window.
Configuration window now retains its location during the session.
Clicking on the checkbox label now checks/unchecks the checkbox.
Updated help text.
Updated LibZormus to version 1.0.1.

1.0.3
Fixed addon error that occurs when resetting a role.

1.0.2
Fixed issue with text fields overlapping select box drop-downs.

1.0.1
Fixed addon errors for characters with one role.

1.0
Initial release.

Comments

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  • #48

    I am loving this addon. I've been making my own macros for a while now and this plugin makes things so much easier. The one thing I do miss though is being able to change my role using just the keyboard. When I used my own macros I had dedicated action bar 3 to my diffrent roles and could easily just change them. With your plugin I have to use the mouse, go over to the menu, click it, and then click the role I want.

    Is there anyway to switch the roles via a command? i.e. - /roles set=3

    Thank you again for this wonderful addon.

  • #49

    That's a great suggestion. I'd love to add a way to change roles via a keypress, but unfortunately cannot due to the limitations of the addon API.

    The addon cannot programmatically initiate a role change via code, so there isn't a way to provide a /roles command that will perform the full role set change in one command. As you've mentioned, people can of course write their own macros that do exactly what the addon does (the role menu simply executes macros) and put them on their action bar, but that defeats the purpose of using the addon in the first place.

    The addon API also does not currently support keybinding anything, so that option is also unavailable. A user click is required in order to execute the macros in the menu.

    I will make a note of this feature request so that I can add it if the API ever allows it in the future.

    Last edited by Zormus on 6/13/2014 5:34:11 PM

    Roles - A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe

  • #46

    Thanks for this great addon, i can't live without it since i first installed it. However, there is one thing that bugs me forever and maybe you can fix the "problem" where Trion fails. Could you implement an option that the player can label a role as Heal, Tank, Support, DD manually? Right now certain specs are identified as DD even it is a support spec (e.g. Pyro/Archon) or as support even it is heal (chloro with a few points in the dom soul) and so on. This would be really useful for the correct sort functionality of the roles in Roles. ;)

  • #47

    Thanks for the suggestion. I could perhaps add a selector that has "Auto", "Tank", "Heal", "Damage", "Support" as options for each role. It will default to "Auto" which is the game-assigned icon, but players can manually select a different icon for that role if they want to.

    I'll add this to the list of enhancements for a future release.

    Roles - A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe

  • #43

    This is not working for me any more.. IT was such a nice addon. No matter what i type, it will not show up on any of my toons.

  • #44

    Do you mean that your addon cannot be loaded? Check to see that your addon was installed properly by opening the addon listing ("Addons" button in character select, or in-game by pressing ESC > Addons).

    If you don't see the Roles addon in the listing, it means that the addon files were not put in the right location. When you open the zip file, there should be a folder named "Roles" in there. This "Roles" folder should go into [Your Documents folder] > RIFT > Interface > Addons.

    If you do see the Roles addon listed in-game, and its checkbox is checked in the list, but the menu button is somehow missing (maybe moved off screen), you can reset its location by typing "/roles reset" which should return the button to the center.

    If you are having a different problem altogether, describe your issue in more detail and I'll try to help. Many people are currently using the newest version so it definitely still works.

    Last edited by Zormus on 5/8/2014 8:14:00 PM

    Roles - A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe

  • #45

    Thank you for the help, it was showing up in the addon tab of game just not in game but now the /roles reset worked. think i just did /role reset and it did not work:) HUGS!!!

  • #42
    Version 1.9 Released

    Version 1.9 is now available and includes the following:

    • Support for the 20 additional wardrobe sets that will be added in Rift 2.7 (39 total).
    • Drop-down lists for KaruulAlert sets and subsets. These are a convenient alternative to putting the commands in the macro area, and are active only if you have KaruulAlert installed.
    Last edited by Zormus on 5/7/2014 4:13:50 PM

    Roles - A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe

  • #40

    I really like this Add-On, it's so much easier than Gadgets: Outfitter.

    I was wondering though, is there a way to do something similar to Outfitter with the gear change instead of using loadequip or saveequip.  It is capable of switching gear from your Wardrobe to save bag space, but still needs at least 8 open slots to exchange them.

  • #41

    Thanks for your comments. Gear storage in wardrobe slots is a popular request, and the current plan is to add this feature in version 2 of the addon. Ease of use is a major draw for this addon, so I'm planning to preserve much of the addon's simplicity in the implementation.

    I will be releasing version 1.9 with some minor features/fixes before releasing a beta version for version 2.

    Roles - A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe

  • #38
    Version 1.8 Released

    Edit: Please update to 1.8.1 for an important fix.

    Version 1.8 is now available for download.

    • You can now assign custom names to equipment and wardrobe sets. These names are displayed in the drop-down lists so you can easily identify which set is which.
    • Equipment sets can now be loaded/saved by clicking a button in the configuration dialog. Some may find this more convenient than typing out the /loadequip and /saveequip commands when updating sets with new equipment. Wardrobe sets can also be loaded from the configuration dialog.
    • There is a new option to give the role menu button a transparent background when not being moused over.
    • The addon now supports German and Russian in addition to English and French. Thanks to all the translators who contributed to the localization effort!
    Last edited by Zormus on 1/23/2014 4:37:04 PM

    Roles - A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe

  • #36

    Excellent add-on, and exactly what I have been wanting for awhile.  MUCH easier and way less buggy than the nKWardrobe I was trying to use.

    The only small suggestion I have would be possibly adding a drop down for Karuul Alert sets?  I added them into the additional macro window at the bottom, but Karuul is common enough that I think it would be a great addition into the add-on's UI.

    Thanks!

  • #37

    Thanks for your feedback. I could have the addon detect whether Karuul Alerts is installed, and if so, display additional dropdown lists in the role configuration dialog.

    Version 1.8 is already finalized and will be released today, so I will add your feature request to the list for a future release.

    Roles - A convenient menu for changing roles, equipment, and wardrobe

  • #39

    Thanks, sounds great!  Again, awesome add-on!

  • #34

    Really like this add-on but have a request....

    Would it be possible to have the transparency adjustable (behind the role symbol and role name) so that I can adjust it as I would prefer not to have a black box on my screen. If this could be done it would be perfect!

    Look forward to your response and thanks in advance for your attention to this :)

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