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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,776 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 1,413,504 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/15/2013
  • Created 07/10/2008
  • 2,456 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.6
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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
Ethan Centaurai <>
2013-09-15 10:19:23 +0100

Tagging as v2.6.


Ethan Centaurai:
    - Core: Increase the size of the config window.
    - Appearance: Remove useless CVar check.
    - Appearance: Add options to show/hide quest tracker Objectives header and collapse button.
    - Appearance: Small re-arrange.
    - Core: Bump Interface number for Patch 5.4.
    - TrackingDots: Update blip maps to Patch 5.4 layout.
    - Core: Revert all recent changes related to MoveAnything compatibility.
    - Core: Add MoveAnything to optional dependency list to force it to load before Chinchilla does.
    - MoveButtons: Forcibly disable the module if MoveAnything is installed.
    - Position: Forcibly disable the module if MoveAnything is installed.
    - Core: Hide module options instead of disabling them when the module is disabled.
    - Position: Fixed nesting and removed trailing whitespace.
    - Position: Disable boss frame movement pending code re-write.
    - QuestTracker: Module deleted.
    - Core: Force the height of the quest tracker to 700 pixels.
    - Update Interface number for Patch 5.3.
    - Core: Remove SetCVar hook.
    - Core: Remove unnecessary CVar check.
    - Appearance: Delay CVar check.
    - Compass: Replace SetCVar hook with a CVAR_UPDATE event listener.
    - Compass: Make Blizzard's compass ring invisible instead of hiding it.
    - Appearance: Kill off more dead code.
    - Appearance: Removed a huge amount of utterly useless code.
    - Core: Properly unhook all hooks when Chinchilla is disabled.
    - Core: Make the Rotate Minimap checkbox code more awesome.
    - Core: Make the options window slightly smaller.
    - Core: Rename a function.
    - Core: Remove Chinchilla's options from the in-game interface options panel.
    - ShowHide: Experimental new logic that turns buttons invisible instead of hiding them.
    - Appearance: Prevent an error caused by out-of-date versions of LibDBIcon-1.0.
    - Appearance: Fix a typo that was causing an error.
    - Appearance: Register for the new LibDBIcon_IconCreated callback.
    - ShowHide: Small re-arrange.
    - QuestTracker: Now enabled by default.
    - Appearance: Remove debug.
    - Appearance: Button border alpha settings now work with buttons created by LibDBIcon-1.0.
    - Appearance: Fix error message format strings.
    - Appearance: Remove AceTimer-3.0.
    - Appearance: Check for new buttons on ADDON_LOADED events instead of every second.
    - Appearance: Set the default minimap strata to LOW.
    This matches Blizzard's default minimap strata settings.
    - Appearance: Simplify the strata options to low, medium and high.
    - Appearance: Remove debug.
    - Appearance: Fix button border alpha feature.
    Why this was not throwing up errors is beyond me.


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  • #265
    When I trying to track any quest by shift-clicking on it in my quest log with Chinchilla Minimap enabled, WoW says that I can't track any more quests...
  • #264
    I have a bug with combat opacity. I like to hide the minimap in combat for my custom ui. When set to zero combat opacity, the minimap hides, but the blips still show through. Also the feature flat out doesn't work in dungeons or caves and such.
  • #257
    I had SimpleMinimap installed before, but for some reason it disabled my minimap for my priest, tryed everything to get it shown again, but then i installed this addone, and had the same problem, no minimap on priest, any 1 know why?
  • #258
    I have the same problem with Chinchilla.
    In the beginning (2 days ago) the minimap was just hidden and appeared (including all the icon buttons) only when I held my mouse over it. Now (today) it completly vanished and the strange thing: even when i deactivate Chinchilla the minimap is still gone.

    Might be a different addon or a library which cases this mess.
  • #259
    Is it possible that you have Macaroon?
  • #262
    Macaroon's latest update added some sort of minmap function that doesn't seem to work with Chinchilla, so if you disable the macaroon minimap in your addons then Chinchlla should work fine again
  • #256
    I have an issue with Chinchilla Minimap and Minimap Button Frame. My button frame has all the icon buttons, but they are all jumbled around. Not in a neat orderly row. When I turn off Chinchilla, Minimap Button Frame works like it should. All the buttons are in a nice row. I've tried changing Chinchilla settings but nothing seems to fix the problem. Anyone have a solution?
  • #261
    Here's a quote off the comments section of MBF by the author off that addon:

    "Check your minimap addon. I know that for some reason Chinchilla has a setting to adjust the blip sizes but it seems to affect the minimap buttons as well. If you set this back to 100% then the buttons display correctly."

    This was the fix for me. If you have increased the blip size in Chinchilla it will mess up MBF positions and sizes.
  • #253
    Is it possible to add Alpha to the Expander minimap? Also, some times the Expander bugs, and the expanded minimap goes way out of center, up to top right corner, squished to an oval, and not aligned with the overlay. Maybe a reset of the shape and position each time the expanded map is toggled will work? If you do not know of this graphic bug, I can provide a screenshot...
  • #252
    I would like to move achievement tracking
  • #263
    objectives & untick disable mouseover you can then mouseover the tracker, move it & then it'll no longer be anchored to the minimap frame.
  • #251
    I kinda dissapointed, I would like to be able to make the buttons, when detached, to go below where it's set, so it could sit along the bottom, also, to be able to do a fade with buttons. It also needs the ability to move addon buttons anywhere, yet I see no option for it.
  • #248
    Most of SimpleMinimap is broken now, and Chinchilla is a GREAT replacement except for one thing: with SMM, I could freely move frames such as the Achievement Tracking Frame, with Chinchilla, it stays firmly attached under the minimap, and with the map at the bottom of my screen, I can't track any achievements. Is there a setting I'm missing, or is this something that can be added?
  • #249
    Also, every time I og out and log back in, EVERY setting is reset to defaults. I'm about to give up on finding a minimap addon that actually WORKS.
  • #247
    i got an issue with the minimap disappearing when entering combat and while being outside... inside houses or dungeons/raids i don't have the issue but as soon as it counts as outdoors the minimap goes missing once i enter combat.
    only thing visible where the minimap should be is the tiny arrow showing my position and direction...

    any ideas? or do i really need to move back to SimpleMinimap?
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