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  • Created 01/14/2011
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About BetterPowerBarAlt

The button in the Ultraxion and Madness of Deathwing encounters is not the same as the power bars in previous raids! This addon will do nothing for those. Luckily I do have another addon (BetterExtraActionButton) for moving that button :p

Makes the PlayerPowerBarAlt frame movable. This is the frame for quests and instance encounters that show a power bar specific to the event. This includes sound on Atramedes, corruption on Cho'gall, Lord Rhyolith's direction, and feathers on Alysrazor as well as the counter and timer bar used in Dark Moon Faire games.

There is no config. Right click on the frame to make it movable, then drag it to where you want and right click again to lock it in place. While it is unlocked, you can also use your mouse wheel over the frame to adjust it's scale and reset it back to its default scale by pressing the middle mouse button.

4.0.6 added an option to show the status text (Interface -> Status Text -> Alternate Resource), so you can change the setting there or toggle it by holding shift and left clicking on the frame. By default the status text will show when mousing over the bar.

To adjust it outside of a raid encounter, you can type /bpba toggle and pretend you're in the Maw of Madness in Twilight Highlights and move the "Digestive Acids" bar around. (pretty much where I was the entire time I wrote this)

If you find the frame some place it shouldn't be, you can type /bpba reset to move it to the center of screen.

And if you find yourself accidentally clicking on it all the time, you can type /bpba lock to make it ignore clicks.

A quick note: Unit frame addons like to disable the bar (to show on your player frame), so if you're not seeing it, that's more than likely why.

r36 | nebula169 | 2015-06-26 13:28:04 +0000 (Fri, 26 Jun 2015) | 1 line
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r35 | nebula169 | 2015-06-25 04:14:44 +0000 (Thu, 25 Jun 2015) | 1 line
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r34 | nebula169 | 2015-02-25 14:53:45 +0000 (Wed, 25 Feb 2015) | 1 line
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  • #26

    Just so everyone is clear on this: Ultraxion and Madness of Deathwing buttons are not the same as the power bars in previous raids! This addon will do nothing for those. I do have another addon ( for moving the button, or Bartender can do it, aswell.

  • #25

    This addon works perfect on ultraxion and madness of deathwing @4.3.5(15050)


  • #21

    Just to drop a quick note about 4.3: Raids aren't affected at all, but Murozond (the last boss of the End Time dungeon) may have a clicking feature on the power bar. I'll look into it once I get a little more time.

    Last edited by nebula169 on 11/30/2011 9:34:08 PM
  • #23

    Its movable with position settings in Bartender as "ExtraActionBar"

  • #22

    Yeah, I can't seem to click on the hourglass.

    Last edited by Kvasi on 12/3/2011 2:12:56 PM
  • #20

    Has Anybody tested it for ULTRAXION?????

  • #17

    Does this (or will this) work with Ultraxion in that it needs to be clickable?

  • #18

    I haven't played on the PTR, but just looking at file changes, it seems that the button frame is a new thing, called ExtraActionBarFrame (the button being ExtraActionButton1) which is tied to the main action button bar (and already has a BT4 module). I checked on UnitPowerBarAlt, but nothing was added to allow clicking, so I'm fairly certain nothing needs to be updated to prevent breakage come 4.3.

    I did throw something together to make the new bar movable (dry-coded copy/paste) so I'll commit that after I have time to make sure its not horribly broken >.>

    Are there any new quests (new DMF, maybe?) that use the new button? would make it pretty easy for me to test it~ (I'm kind of lazy, btw)

    Last edited by nebula169 on 11/9/2011 4:16:33 PM
  • #19

    Great response, thanks much!

    I'll keep an eye on this page for updates on that feature.


    Unfortunatly I don't know of any other uses for that button at the moment.  I was surprised when I saw it was there during Ultraxion.  I've gotten used to ignoring that bar as a rule, but I guess I can't get away with that anymore.

  • #15
    Does anyone know which mods would disable this? Up until today, I wasn't even aware that there was a powerbar for Lord Rhyolith's direction. I thought maybe this mod might let me see it, but it's still not active.

    For mods like Quartz, Pitbull, or Bartender, does anyone know what setting would effect this?
  • #16
    Found it! Alternate Power was selected under the Module frame "Hide Blizzard frames". Unchecked it, and I'm good to go!
  • #13
    Does this work without problems with Patch 4.2?
  • #14
    it does! i just apparently forgot to tag a release after updating the TOC version
  • #11
    Is there any way of saving the positioning you choose? I move and lock the powerbar at the start of both the Atramedes encounter and Cho'Gall each week, but have to do it again with each new reset. It may seem like I am being trivial, but I would like to save those seconds where I am unlocking-moving-relocking the powerbar away from the center of my screen while trying to get in the right position at the same time with the bosses. (I am also hoping I haven't completely neglected a feature that would allow me to do what I am asking, and if I haver overlooked something-I sincerely apologise for my stupidity :D)
  • #12
    really wish curse would email me about comments. anyway, it does save the position (/dump BetterPowerBarAltDB), so my guess is something else is sabotaging you.
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