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  • World of Warcraft
  • 100,364 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 22,197,154 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/17/2016
  • Created 03/25/2008
  • 7,835 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: r13713-release
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About BigWigs Bossmods

Introduction

Big Wigs is a boss encounter add-on. It consists of many individual encounter scripts, or boss modules; mini add-ons that are designed to trigger alert messages, timer bars, sounds, and so forth, for one specific raid encounter.

Looking for functionality that Big Wigs doesn't cover? Try these addons:

  • Little Wigs is a plugin for Big Wigs and covers all forms of 5 man and solo content.
  • Capping covers various battleground and world PvP timers.
  • oRA3 covers all sorts of raid management functionality including raid cooldowns and Battle Res counting.
  • Old content can be installed by doing a search for BigWigs on Curse and installing the appropriate expansion addon.

Help us out

Feedback

Please remember that we are always interested in hearing directly from you. About anything you want to share or ask. You may file tickets from our project page about anything, and you may also contact us on IRC; see the bottom here for details.

Open

Note that the Big Wigs project - like 99% of all add-ons hosted on wowace.com - is open for free access to anyone who cares to join. The source code is open and free, and we welcome you to participate in the future development of Big Wigs.


Features

Plug-ins

  • Messages: Can be moved, coloured, locked, outputted to all kinds of different text areas.
  • Bars: Can be moved, skinned to different textures (SharedMedia compatible), resized & also have an 'emphasis' feature to flash and move to a different anchor when they are about to expire.
  • Raid icons: Target painting (put an icon over a player that has been singled out by the boss).
  • Boss Block: Suppress Blizzard boss emotes.
  • Sound: Plays various sounds on different events (SharedMedia compatible).
  • LibDataBroker/Minimap: Button for easy access to the configuration menu, resetting running modules, and seeing what modules are active.

Extras

  • Proximity: For displaying players within a certain range on certain boss encounters.
  • Test: Test and preview your bars and warnings configuration, and move them around.
  • CustomBar: For 'pizza timers', create your own custom bars.
  • Flash: Flash the screen blue when something important happens that directly affects you, such as a debuff.
  • Clickable bars: Lets you define left/middle/right click actions for your timer bars.
  • Super Emphasise: Any encounter ability you want to be extra vigilant of, you can enable Super Emphasise to get a voiced countdown and more.

Ancient project history

Tekkub, the original BigWigs1 for Ace1 author - back in the MC days, was inspired to write BW1 after his very first raid. He was horrified by the massive amount of spam his raid leader was creating with his boss mod. Getting messages all over the place for things he didn't care about (Hunters can't dispel a curse or interrupt a heal - well, they couldn't back then). He also found that the "60 seconds until painful doom" timer messages were such a waste. Why not use a simple timer bar to show this?


Our goals

Big Wigs aims to be as efficient as possible (creating a lower memory per second footprint and using a lower amount of CPU than any other boss mod). When modules are written, every aspect of the encounter is inspected. Is add-on synchronisation required? Is target scanning required? What events are really needed? We also aim to have the latest encounter scripts released ASAP; not long after the first few attempts of a brand new boss, we usually have a working encounter script for it.


Credits

Thanks to all the wonderful people in #bigwigs on irc.freenode.net for help with transcripts, translations, libraries, etc. Visit the About screen in the Big Wigs interface options for a complete list of all authors who helped directly with source changes.

If you want to contact us on IRC, remember that all the main Big Wigs authors live in Europe, and the nature of IRC means you might not get a response for as long as 10 - yes, TEN - hours. Just stick around and eventually, someone will answer.

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r13713 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 15:19:11 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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Tagging as r13713-release
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r13712 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 14:53:01 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core/BossPrototype.lua
   M /trunk/Core/Constants.lua
   M /trunk/Loader.lua

Remove Gladiator checks in Legion
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r13711 | elvador | 2016-01-17 14:38:35 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core/BossPrototype.lua

Another legion hack (glyphs are gone)
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r13710 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 14:27:51 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

Options: Fix bosses button on Legion.
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r13709 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 14:14:55 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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Options: fix typo
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r13708 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 14:10:33 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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Options: Use a custom name temporarily for the nightmare raid.
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r13707 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 13:59:40 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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Options: Another legion loading workaround
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r13706 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 13:43:20 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core/Constants.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

Legion seems to be returning integer ids for textures instead of string texture paths, add support for it.
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r13705 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 12:27:17 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core/Core.lua

Core: Another Legion workaround
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r13704 | nebula169 | 2016-01-17 03:29:37 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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Nightmare: Bump TOC
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r13703 | nebula169 | 2016-01-17 03:28:34 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Loader.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Dragons.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Nythendra.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Ursoc.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Xavius.lua

Nightmare: NewLocale -> GetLocale
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r13702 | funkydude | 2016-01-16 23:45:14 +0000 (Sat, 16 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Loader.lua

Loader: Minor Legion loading workaround
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r13701 | elvador | 2016-01-16 22:13:14 +0000 (Sat, 16 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Nightmare/Ursoc.lua

Ursoc: Initial alpha module
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r13700 | nebula169 | 2016-01-16 20:04:15 +0000 (Sat, 16 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/Loader.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare
   A /trunk/Nightmare/BigWigs_Nightmare.toc
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Dragons.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/deDE.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/esES.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/frFR.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/itIT.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/koKR.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/ptBR.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/ruRU.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/zhCN.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Locales/zhTW.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Nythendra.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Ursoc.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/Xavius.lua
   A /trunk/Nightmare/locales.xml
   A /trunk/Nightmare/modules.xml
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua
   M /trunk/modules.xml

Add Legion Nightmare Raid modules
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r13699 | elvador | 2016-01-16 19:45:49 +0000 (Sat, 16 Jan 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Plugins/Flash.lua
   M /trunk/Plugins/Messages.lua

Change animations to use SetFromAlpha and SetToAlpha instead of SetChange
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r13698 | Wetxius | 2015-12-24 12:07:36 +0000 (Thu, 24 Dec 2015) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/HellfireCitadel/BigWigs_HellfireCitadel.toc

ruRU update.
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r13697 | funkydude | 2015-12-11 13:00:05 +0000 (Fri, 11 Dec 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BigWigs.toc
   M /trunk/Core/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Loader.lua
   M /trunk/Plugins/Statistics.lua

Statistics: Fix kill messages for times < 1 sec.
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Comments

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  • #1844


    How do i disable this? Almost got kicked from LFR one time when bigwigs spammed. Can't find anywhere to disable it.

  • #1845
    Quote from Drejjmit »


    How do i disable this? Almost got kicked from LFR one time when bigwigs spammed. Can't find anywhere to disable it.

    You must be playing with some real morons to want to kick you for something so useful, we will change this not to print in LFR.

  • #1853
    Quote from Drejjmit »

    It's even worse with Life Drain on Durumu the Forgotten in LFR

    Removed from LFR in latest release.

  • #1851

    It's even worse with Life Drain on Durumu the Forgotten in LFR

  • #1843

    I keep getting this ERROR in chatbox all the time after installed BigWigs update (10881) and latest.

     Big Wigs: An invalid spell id (16) is being used in a bar/message

    - How do i fix this? 
    Im in a raid, and this was in Icecrown Citadel "Lich King", i belive it was refered to the Necrotic Plague as soon i did see it on a player BW derped up. 

  • #1840

    Is there any way to change the text color of the ability name, while keeping the timer color the same, for the bars.

    Last edited by Managed on 5/12/2013 7:01:38 PM
  • #1836

    Hey

    I'm using http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/project-8021#c62 and it causes a weird bug together with bigwigs.

    the countdown sound (female voice) somehow is missing some numbers when counting.

    example: It Emphasizes an ability -> 5... 4... 3... (voice missing)... 1...

    I was trying to figure out how but I didn't came to a conclusion

  • #1837

    Sounds more like you have a low amount of sound channels set.

  • #1842
    Quote from dhn »

    Is it possible to test the countdown ingame, so that I can test around?


    Invite someone to your group, click the BW icon to enable it, then type /pull 5

  • #1841

    Is it possible to test the countdown ingame, so that I can test around?

  • #1839
    Quote from dhn »

     

    I've set it to 64

    That's odd, but it has nothing to do with that "addon" (it's not actually an addon). All that does is replace the Blizzard sounds with "empty" sounds, it doesn't load any code at all.

  • #1838

     

    I've set it to 64

  • #1834

    Hey I just got this a few days ago. I was wanting to use the function of things going in chat box but it keeps given me a reply saying somethign about invalid spell id /bar message. Is there another addon I need to go along with this ?

  • #1835
    Quote from Katsangel »

    Hey I just got this a few days ago. I was wanting to use the function of things going in chat box but it keeps given me a reply saying somethign about invalid spell id /bar message. Is there another addon I need to go along with this ?


    You will have to elaborate on this more, maybe show a screenshot.

  • #1833

    Is it feasible to add a dropdown option for Super Emphasize? I love the 5 second countdown, but I would prefer to simply choose a quick audio clip to remind me that the move is coming soon.  With the 5 second countdown I can only emphasize 1 or 2 abilities before I have a constant spam of counting.

    Even more ideal would be an option on each move that lets you select a sound to play at <X seconds> before the ability. This would work great with spirit shell for example, since you want a 15 second window to get it up on the raid.

    I posted a ticket about this on wowAce, but I figured It couldn't hurt to drop it here as well. Thanks!

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