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Chinchilla Minimap

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,083 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 1,571,300 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/03/2015
  • Created 07/10/2008
  • 2,527 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.7.4
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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 v2.7.4
Ethan Centaurai <>
2015-09-03 21:09:55 +0100

Tagging as v2.7.4.


Ethan Centaurai:
    - Bump Interface number to 60200.
    - ShowHide: Fixed an oversight that broke the "unread invites" option. Closes ticket 187.
    - ShowHide: Revert back to the reparenting method to hide frames. Should fix problems with the durability indicator.
    - Ping: Fixed a rare error that occurred when a player's class cannot be found for whatever reason.


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  • #1025
    I've chosen to hide each and every minimap button of chinchilla. However, often (especially when I log in) the following buttons are visible again.
    -Zoom in/out
    -World map
    What I have to do to hide them again is:
    -typ "/chin"
    -Go to "Show/Hide"
    -Click enable twice to turn it on and off again.
    This hides the buttons again but sometimes it just pops up again and I have to retake the above steps to hide them. 
    It's annoying and I have no idea what is causing it.
    Loading nothing but chinchilla still gives this problem so it's a chinchilla problem I would assume.
  • #1026

    I have tried to replicate this but so far, everything works as it should be.

    Something is conflicting with it on your end, or your settings aren't being saved properly when you logout.

  • #1023

    I'm not sure if this is a Chinchilla bug, I think it's a Blizzard bug, but I'm hoping Chinchilla can put in a workaround that fixes Blizzard's bug.

    Quest POI's.  They are incredibly useful when questing, however whenever I log in, it tracks whatever quest I had in the top most slot when I logged in.  Only.  As I move around the world and other quests become closer (I sort by proximity) it still stays 'locked on' to that one quest.  And if I do that one quest, then the quest POI simply fails to work at all for the rest of my gaming session.

    Is there any way Chinchilla could 'detect' when the 'closest quest' changes and somehow 'reset' the quest POI tracking so that it continuously shows quest POI for my closest quests?

  • #1024

    Alright, I've done some more research and testing.  It turns out "QuestHelperLite" was causing this problem.

    What I'm trying to figure out how to do now is how to get the closest quest to always be the active quest.


  • #1018

    since you have a way to manipulate the quest tracker, why not make it moveable as well, I do not like my map sitting inside the quest objectives trackers :(


    If this is possible, then how do you do it?

  • #1021

    Go to the Position section of the config. You can find it there, listed as "quest and achievement tracker".

  • #1022

    Awesome sir, ty very much! I missed it.

  • #1017

     Great map, best I've found.  Thanks.

    Occassional Interface errors created with it here:

     An action was blocked in combat because of taint from Chinchilla - ArenaEnemyFrames:SetPoint() 3/10 17:13:09.805      Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1993 <unnamed>:UIParentManageFramePositions() 3/10 17:13:09.805      Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1347 3/10 17:13:09.805      <unnamed>:SetAttribute() 3/10 17:13:09.805      Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:2021 UIParent_ManageFramePositions() 3/10 17:13:09.805      Interface\FrameXML\BuffFrame.lua:348 BuffFrame_UpdateAllBuffAnchors() 3/10 17:13:09.805      Interface\FrameXML\BuffFrame.lua:120 BuffFrame_Update() 3/10 17:13:09.805      Interface\FrameXML\BuffFrame.lua:49

  • #1020

    There is nothing I can do about this. One of your other addons is causing the issue and Blizzard's (imho, god-awful) code is blaming Chinchilla.

    Chinchilla doesn't touch arena frames or buff frames in any way, shape or form.


    Last edited by EthanCentaurai on 3/10/2012 1:16:46 PM
  • #1012

    The new update from about an hour ago is making all tracking icons, quest icons, any type of icon, blink inside the map. I tried disabling and reenabling the addon, restarted wow a few times. any ideas?

  • #1019

    My bad, sorry.

  • #1013

    just did an uninstall and reinstall, still blinking icons.

  • #1016

    Ugh, thank you. I was about to go file a bug on this. They were on by default for me too.

  • #1015

    thanks for the info... why this would be default on though?

  • #1014

    eh, figured it out, the new update added or enabled blinking in the options window.

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