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  • World of Warcraft
  • 4,484 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 165,643 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/03/2016
  • Created 08/27/2012
  • 51 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: ChiBar 0.16
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About ChiBar

ChiBar is a simple Addon, which provides a Frame for a Monk to observe his Chi.


  • Customazible Frame for tracking your Monk's Chi
    • Different textures
    • Scalable
    • Adjust strata/layer level
    • Adjust opacity
    • Choose ChiBar's growth direction
    • Adjust the space between the Chi Orbs
    • Free movable
    • Change Color of the Chi Orbs
  • Use an optional ManaBar integrated into the ChiBar
  • Autohiding ChiBar while you're out of Combat
  • Hide Blizzard's default ChiBar


  • Options are integrated into Blizzard's Interface-Optionswindow
  • Access the options through GameMenu>Interface>AddOns>ChiBar ...
  • ... or simply type /cb or /chibar into your chat

Version 0.16

  • The ManaBar should now show the correct PowerColor on Login
  • The options in the option's panel should now be more accuratly aligned
  • Huge rewrite of ChiBar's code -> Report any bugs you may encounter in the wild ;)

Version 0.15a

  • Various Bugfixes related to the new ManaBar

Version 0.15

  • Added a ManaBar located behind the ChiOrbs
  • Added options for the ManaBar
  • Rearranged the option window

Version 0.14a

  • Updated for WoW Patch 6.2 "Fury of Hellfire"

Version 0.14

  • Updated for WoW Patch 6.1 "Garrisons Update"
  • Added "NoTaint UIDropDownMenu"-Library by another@curse to hopefully fix the taint

Version 0.13b

  • Added support for 6 chi orbs (windwalker draenor perk + ascension)

Version 0.13a

  • Updated for WoW Patch 6.0.2 "The Iron Tide"
  • Textfield now also accept commas instead of dots in decimal numbers

Version 0.13

  • fixed bugs with the special characters of the german locale
  • added Textfield next to the Sliders to adjust the Value manually
  • some code refactoring

Version 0.12

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.4 "Siege of Orgrimmar"
  • fixed a bug with the texture "Minimalistic 1"

Version 0.11a

  • changed event "UNIT_POWER" to "UNIT_POWER_FREQUENT" to (hopefully) fix the bug submitted by Mikemorveus@Curse
  • some rearrangement of the code and the files

Version 0.11

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.3.0 "Escalation"

Version 0.10a

  • Some minor code fixing (taint bug)

Version 0.10

  • Add an option to adjust the space between the Chi Orbs

Version 0.9

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.2.0 "The Thunder King"
  • Reworked vehicle-behaviour
    • ChiBar now only goes invisible, if you're in a real vehicle (like a tank)
  • Reworked the versioncheck of ChiBar

Version 0.8

  • Add an option to adjust ChiBar's strata/layer level

Version 0.7a

  • Fixed an issue with an reappearing default chibar when e.g. entering dungeons
  • some minor adjustmenst in the optionwindow

Version 0.7

  • Added an option to hide the default ChiBar below the player's frame

Version 0.6

  • Updated for WoW Patch 5.1.0 "Landfall"
  • Some minor changes on the Addon's strings

Version 0.5

  • Fixed a bug with Autohiding
  • Added a bunch of new fancy textures by Aylaria@EU-Azshara :)

Version 0.4a

  • Fixed a bug with the new color-feature

Version 0.4

  • Added a "Change Color"-function
  • Opacity is now seperatly changeable for empty and full orbs
  • Added a Confirm-PopUp for the "Reset"-feature
  • Option is restructured for the new features
  • Orbs are now smaller by default

Version 0.3b

  • Fixed a bug with the Autohiding-feature (changing registered events),
  • Thanks Kosouda@Curse for your description of the bug :)

Version 0.3a

  • The area, in which you have to click to move the unlocked frame, is smaller since 0.3. This smaller area is now highligthed.

Version 0.3

  • ChiBar's growth direction is now costumizable
  • ChiBar's opacity is now adjustable
  • Added the "KittyFox"-texture by KittyFox@Curse :)

Version 0.2

  • ChiBar is now visible while unlocked and autohiding enabled
  • added a transparent, grey frame while ChiBar is unlocked to show ChiBar's borders
  • some coderewriting

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  • #56

    Hello there,

    after quite a while with no updates on this addon I found the time to work on it.
    Mainly the work went into fixes and a ManaBar, which was requested by some users.

    I hope you can use this addon again without problems.


  • #57

    getting lua error

    Message: ..\AddOns\ChiBar\options\optionpanel.lua line 233:
       attempt to index field 'currmanaOverlappingText' (a nil value)
       ChiBar\options\optionpanel.lua:233: CreateOptionsUI()
       ChiBar\modules\functions.lua:337: InitialStartUp()

    "Show ManaBar" tick does nothing, forcing me to to change the alpha to 0 to hide energy bar (also adjusting empty/full orbs seperately has the tick info backwards)

    Seems to be working despite the errors though

    Last edited by Qustav_R on 2/10/2016 6:37:12 PM
  • #55

    This addon is amazing, but can you please update. I feel like it being out of date makes my mouse bug out sometimes because whenever Im on a different character with this addon disable I have no problems. Anyways i know 6.2 is about to come out but when it does can you please update!!!

  • #54

    Love this Addon <3

    But recently I got that stupid Blizzard Standard Raid Frame Bug. (click on a Team Mate but instead of the one I want, I get another) So I searched a little bit and found a macro which shows you the addon that cause the problem. It says that the problem is Chi Bar. Hope this will get fixed soon because all other Chi tracker are not as awesome as Chi Bar.

  • #51

    Being able to change the slot/background and/or their color independantly from the chi orb itself would be a nice addition to have. Using the simple sphere ones atm but they seem so dark even with full white and brightness at max so it's just a tiny bit harder to follow in raids but I don't want to use any other because of how good the transparent slot looks. Having fe. kittyfox with that background ,or basically any of the slots if I could tune it's the color and alpha, would be perfect.

  • #52

    Hey there,

    it think it can be done quite easily. But the background and orbs are made to match und i dont know, whether that could look well. ^^
    That's why i maybe have to make the scaling independly for backgrounds and orbs.
    Sadly that work has to wait after my exams next weeks. After that I'm going to do some work on the addon. :)


  • #50

    I really want to use your addon, but I get the following whenever I "Invoke Xuen".

    Message: ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:345: CreateFrame: Can't create protected 'Button' now
    Time: 12/12/14 11:38:43
    Count: 8
    Stack: [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `CreateFrame'
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:345: in function `CompactRaidFrameContainer_GetUnitFrame'
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:317: in function `CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddUnitFrame'
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:272: in function `CompactRaidFrameContainer_AddPets'
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:182: in function `CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames'
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: in function `CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate'
    ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:62: in function `CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent'
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnEvent"]:1>


    I do have other mods installed, but this didn't happen before ChiBar was installed and that's all I installed lately, it also doesn't happen after I disable ChiBar.  Just in case those other mods are part of the problem (Auctionator, Bagnon, Dominos, SexyMap, Skada Damage Meter, and TipTac).  

  • #53

    Hey there,

    First of all: Sorry for the late answer.
    Im working on a fix for that problem.
    Sadly that work has to wait after my exams next weeks.
    After that I'm going to do some work on the addon. :)


  • #48

    Following error when logging in with non-monk:


    ChiBar\loader.lua:5: attempt to call global 'DisableAddon' (a nil value)
    ChiBar\loader.lua:5: in main chunk


  • #49

    Hey Jitter88,

    I'm not quite sure what is causing this problem.
    Commenting out the line should fix this for you, though.

    Greeting, Spielstein

  • #45

    Hey! Awesome addon! There is just one really annoying thing, every time I reload UI or relog, it resets scale to 1. The one that I prefer is 0.67 and each time I must rescale it. Can you somehow set so it doesn't put scale to default each time?

  • #46

    Hey Snugglebelly, [edit: my bad :D]

    first of all: Thanks. ;)

    Regarding your error: Did this happens with the new version of the addon? (0.13)
    The problem is that i can't reproduce your problem and I'm not quite sure what is causing it.
    I created a new monk and tested it there and the error doesn't appear. On my main char the problem doesn't occur, too.
    Maybe your saved ChiBar config is broken, so I recommend to try this:

    - Use the "Reset" button in the option window of ChiBar (ingame)

    If this didn't work, try this:

    1. Delete the ChiBar folder from your Addons
    2. Go to the folder ...\World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\ACCNAME\REALM\CHARNAME\SavedVariables\
    3. Delete the files ChiBar.lua and the ChiBar.lua.bak
    4. Download the lastest version of ChiBar from Curse, install it and start the game.

    I hope one of this solutions will help you. Otherwise feel free to complain. ;)

    Last edited by Spielstein on 10/2/2014 2:52:18 AM
  • #47

    Hey, thanks for quick reply :) It's Snugglebelly btw :D I tried all this and it didn't work :( I guess it's some compatibility issue with some other addon. Thanks for trying to help anyway

  • #43

    Through all of the errors that people have stated, it's working like a charm for me. I like this little addon! Keep up the great work.

  • #44

    Thanks :D
    It's always nice to hear, that my work is appreciated by someone. ;)


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