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  • Supports: 6.2.3
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  • Updated 01/17/2016
  • Created 03/25/2008
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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
Changed paths:
   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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   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

Options: fix typo
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r13708 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 14:10:33 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

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
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

Options: Another legion loading workaround
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r13706 | funkydude | 2016-01-17 13:43:20 +0000 (Sun, 17 Jan 2016) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   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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   M /trunk/Nightmare/BigWigs_Nightmare.toc

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
Changed paths:
   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
Changed paths:
   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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  • #1800
    Quote from furydeath »

    Is it set to always block other people's announcment now? I don't see the box for toggle it on/off.


    The option wasn't needed because boss mods (BW & DBM) don't announce messages anymore, so an option to block them is redundant.

  • #1797

    Hia, I've set BigWigs output as pop up message and I do like that a lot, besides the position it is in. I was wondering if its position can be changed, as it is not showing up in the configuration.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

     

  • #1798
    Quote from Annodompje »

    Hia, I've set BigWigs output as pop up message and I do like that a lot, besides the position it is in. I was wondering if its position can be changed, as it is not showing up in the configuration.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

     

    Unfortunately I have no idea what you mean with "pop up message".

  • #1806

    Thank you for the reply, 

    Im not sure what addon would do this since I have never seen it till I started using Bigwigs but I'll have a look around. Thank you for the reply

  • #1804
    Quote from Annodompje »

    Right are the timers, left is the PopupMessage, as it is also named in the config of BigWigs (:


    This is not a Big Wigs feature, from the looks of it it's some kind of chat bubble probably from a chat addon. Big Wigs uses the LibSink library to share outputs with other addons. If another addon you have installed has allowed its output to be shared then you'll see it in the Big Wigs config. There is no configuration for it in Big Wigs other then the ability to use it as an output, because it isn't created by Big Wigs :)

  • #1803

     

    Right are the timers, left is the PopupMessage, as it is also named in the config of BigWigs (:

  • #1795

    My guild is currently working on 10man Normal Megaera in Throne of Thunder.  The mod has worked fine on every boss except for this boss. I'm only getting a timer for the next breath, the breath number, and how long the Rampage lasts. I'm getting no other timers, such as possible CDs on the boss abilities (which changes based on the order of the heads you kill, so I can understand how that might be an issue), or even warnings for Cinders on someone, the Ice beam chasing someone, etc. I have ensured that the proper boxes are checked. I'm raid leader, so it is a bit annoying flying blind into this boss with only knowledge of breaths and Rampage. Can this be fixed possibly?

    Keep up the great work, otherwise. Amazing mod, been using it for years.

  • #1796

    There are no cd timers for Cinders, Torrent of Ice or Acid Rain because the cd is like 8-20s and affects more people the more heads you kill (at a staggered rate, and you can't get casts from individual heads from the log), making timers pretty worthless. Would have liked to add target detection for the other two, but other than checking who takes damage, no real accurate way to get that information.

    I did notice Cinders was hidden behind a dispeller check so I added the proper flag to the settings to allow forcing it to show. Also added duration bars for Cinders, Ignite Flesh and Rot Armor for healers and a stack warning on Arctic Freeze for tanks.

    Can't really think of anything else I could add, hope that helps

    Last edited by nebula169 on 3/18/2013 11:33:15 PM
  • #1792

    r10394+ includes improves quality sounds, hopefully this addresses issues with some people thinking they sound too quiet.

  • #1793

    Please, tell me why me and all my friends dont'have the whisper option in the config nor our addon spam in raid chat since 5.2.

  • #1794
    Quote from antanio »

    Please, tell me why me and all my friends dont'have the whisper option in the config nor our addon spam in raid chat since 5.2.


    Unnecessary spam production that all boss mods filter has been removed, as you have noticed.

  • #1791

    Hi, since 5.2 my Bigwigs is not reporting in chat the classic 
    **boss spell **

    i can only see it in the middle of the screen or, i if i choose to report in specific channel -> raid chat, i can see the spells in my chosen channel but no more in the screen and withount the **  **.

    Tldr: how can i have the old: spell in the middle of the screen + spam in chat? (i'm RL and i have checked it in the main config)

  • #1786

    For some reason, the BigWigs users (including me), cannot see the pull timers created in DBM anymore. I do have "Create custom DBM bars" enabled.

    Also, I should mention that we, the BigWig users, get bars for the break timers my guild leader creates in DBM,  but oddly enough, not the pull timers he creates in DBM.

    Last edited by Gjerdesmett on 3/10/2013 5:24:23 PM
  • #1788
    Quote from Gjerdesmett »

    For some reason, the BigWigs users (including me), cannot see the pull timers created in DBM anymore. I do have "Create custom DBM bars" enabled.

    Also, I should mention that we, the BigWig users, get bars for the break timers my guild leader creates in DBM,  but oddly enough, not the pull timers he creates in DBM.


    This could be a result of a few things including: The person creating the timers isn't the raid leader or isn't promoted in the raid, the timer being created is longer than 10 seconds.

    Both of these will result in no timer being displayed.

    edit: We bumped it up to a 60s maximum in the latest version, but you issue may be that he was not promoted in the raid.

    Last edited by funkydude on 3/10/2013 6:50:26 PM
  • #1790
    Thank you very much. My raid leader is famous for his odd pull timers, always longer than 10 seconds, so I am sure that was the issue :)
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