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Chinchilla Minimap

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 13,868 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 1,426,112 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/22/2014
  • Created 07/10/2008
  • 2,456 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.6.2
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About Chinchilla Minimap

Chinchilla Minimap alters the Blizzard Minimap in a way to provide much nicer features and other niceties.

Allows changing of blip size, border style, shape of the map (doesn't have to be circular, or even square, lots of options are available), size, etc.
A more flexible north-east-south-west indicator.
Show your location coordinates.
Make the minimap very big temporarily (good for gathering or finding a tough-to-spot enemy).
Show the name of your location more flexibly.
Move Buttons
Move the buttons around the minimap to wherever you want (even off the minimap entirely).
Show which team-mate pinged the minimap.
Position the minimap and frames around it.
Range Circle
Show on the minimap where your range extends to.
Show / Hide
Show or hide various frames related to the minimap.
Tracking Dots
Change the dots on the map to a different set of images. Very handy, especially if you suffer from colour-blindness
Use the mouse-wheel to zoom the minimap and zoom out the map automatically after 20 seconds (or so).

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tag v2.6.2
Ethan Centaurai <>
2014-09-22 21:24:16 +0100

Tagging as v2.6.2.


Ethan Centaurai:
    - Core: Don't open the config window while we're in combat.
    - ShowHide: Trim trailing whitespace.
    - ShowHide: Brave attempt at fixing compatibility problems with MinimapButtonFrame while also trying to avoid taint and deadzones.
    - Comment out Patch 6.0 compatibility stuff for now.
    - QuestTracker: Now hides the new dungeon header when "Show Title" is disabled.
    - Apparently a module’s :OnEnable() is called before the core’s :OnInitialize().
    - Move bossframe anchoring cludge into the core file since multiple modules make use of it.
    - Core: Bump Interface number to 60000.
    - QuestTracker: Remove Wider Objectives Tracker checkbox.
    - QuestTracker: Fix the objectives tracker for Patch 6.0.
    - Position: Fix the objectives tracker for Patch 6.0.


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  • #1273

    Since you removed the ability to move boss frames, my boss frames have disappeared and I'm unable to get them back. I really dont want to have to stop using this addon. Please fix :(

  • #1275

    I have the same problem. No boss frames what so ever. I tried deleting the .lua and starting from scratch but I still don't have boss frames.

  • #1272

    I noticed even though I have zoom buttons hidden they can still be clicked on lol.. Weird error I know not a big issues but was kind of odd went to click on something near the minimap and it suddenly zoomed it I was like umm imagination so did it again.  I unhid the buttons moved them rehid them and they can be clicked on even though they are not on the screen.

  • #1271

    Anyway to set a backdrop for the minimap - when using a square border with Rotate minimap, themap doesn't fill the frame. I believe this is a Blizz limitation, but it'd be nice to set a static backdrop for the map at least.

  • #1267

    I seem to have lost my calendar button.  Unchecking and checking the show/hide selection doesn't seem to help.  Any ideas?

  • #1268

    Try playing with the "Show on Mouseover" or "Unread Invites Only" options in ShowHide. If that doesn't work, try changing settings in MoveButtons as it may have been move off the screen.

    Let me know if either of these help you. :-)

  • #1270

    No joy,  but the button is also missing without any map addon at all, so it's probably something else.  I've tried turning off a bunch of my other addons to no avail.  Hmm...

  • #1266

    Hi, I have version 2.6, on my Chinchilla map settings the left column does not show Quest tracker catagory.  I seem to have the rest though like Position, Range Circle etc.

    I was looking for this as I wanted to resize my quest tracker frame.

    What can I do to get this working?

    Thank you for your help!

  • #1269

    I removed it a few versions ago as I felt the functionality was beyond the scope of the addon's purpose.

    However a lot of people have asked me to bring it back, so I may end up doing so. ;-)

  • #1276

    I agree that this is out of scope for your addon; there are others that do this. You do still have objectives settings mixed in with minimap appearance settings, though. It'd be nice if they were differentiated in a more obvious manner - maybe a heading or box to separate them.

  • #1265

    Newest version on the project site fixes the errors, by disabling boss code until he can figure out whats going on.


  • #1264

    I'm having an issue with boss frames. I can move them around, and if I do it right before a pull, they will sort of temporarily be in the correct position... But if a new boss unit is added, the boss frames reattach themselves to the bottom of my minimap...which is at the bottom of my screen, making the boss frames not visible any more.

    I don't have any other addons that have boss frame control, near as I can tell.

  • #1261

    Many of the functions under "Show / Hide" are malfunctioning, constantly. Buttons repeatedly show up, and I have to go in and Uncheck/Recheck "Enable" under Show/Hide.

    Any clues?


  • #1262

    Not many clues sadly. :(

    I have changed the way buttons get hidden a few times in recent releases but everything worked fine here.

    What version are you using? Does it happen when Chinchilla is the only addon enabled? Are there any errors?

  • #1256

    I just wanted to report that apparently the "Shape" options for Chinchilla seem to be missing from the appearance tab.  Don't know if it was moved to a different tab, but I thought I'd mention it. :D


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