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  • World of Warcraft
  • 6,801 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 1,560,165 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/03/2015
  • Created 07/10/2008
  • 2,519 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).

Click here or leave a comment to submit a bug report or request a new feature.

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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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  • #309
    So this is why I keep crashing all the time, been driving me nuts. Guess I'll switch my minimap with my Recount until something's done either way. Thanks! ^^
  • #302
    Blizzard have made the quest tracker pretty much how it was back in Patch 3.1, so it is no longer movable or resizable without using addons. Resizing the quest tracker is not an intended feature of Chinchilla, but if you search around there's bound to be an addon somewhere which can resize it. If not, I'll make one myself.

    Thanks for the error report Mr Anderson, I knew I forgot something. :)
  • #301
    Get this error when hiding the minimap by clicking on the X...

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Chinchilla\Location\Location.lua:87: attempt to call field 'ToggleMinimap' (a nil value)
    Time: 12/10/09 10:47:01
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Chinchilla\Location\Location.lua:87: in function

    Locals: this = Chinchilla_Location_Frame_CloseButton {
    0 =
    button = "LeftButton"
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to call field 'ToggleMinimap' (a nil value)"
  • #297
    Having the same issues as mentioned below with the Quest Tracker when I have Chinchilla enabled, ever since I updated this morning. The Quest Tracker window will only display 1-2 quests and it is offset to the left a bit (which I don't actually mind, turns out to be a better location for the tracker anyway).
  • #298
    I made a macro to adjust the size of the window. It's not a permanent solution, but it'll tide us over.

    /run WatchFrame:SetHeight(500)

    You'll need to run it every time you login to a chacter.
  • #299
    I simply added WatchFrame:SetHeight(500) to line 7 of the position LUA, no more running it every time.
  • #300
    Sweet, works like a charm.
  • #305
    Worked great, I love you!
  • #296
    I was getting a critical error all night last night, usually at a /rl. Swatter game me a Chinchilla error, then went Fatal exception. I temporarily switched back to Squeenix (which I dislike), and no more critical errors. The problem may be with the location text and the new 10/25 flag that comes up when you are in a raid.
  • #295
    Per BigFire, can the default height of the quest objective mover be set larger at least. With Chinchilla active, it only shows one or two quests unless you use the script he mentions.

  • #294
    hi, i have encountered a bug after updating a few hours ago:
    new Objectives window gets offsetted left when i turn on this addon. Wasnt an issue with previous version, only happened when i updated to 2.0.9
    Maybe it's because of size of my screen?
  • #293
    @Pekti52: Sounds like a game problem as I can't replicate this. Does it happen when Chinchilla is the only addon enabled?

    @BigFire: That's beyond the scope of this addon I'm afraid. :D

    @Anei: I'm glad you like it. The flag is work in progress! :D
  • #291
    thank you for the update!
  • #292
    one little thing - is it possible to move (or even better, hide) the little flag that shows when inside an instance from the lfg tool? The little red heroic banner with a '5' for example.

    Thanks :D
  • #290
    This is more or less a feature request. Blizzard have removed the ability for us to re-size the quest track window via mouse over feature. I can still set the height via a script: /run WatchFrame:SetHeight(500), but that gets overwritten by Chinchilla every time I login.

    Can you add a feature to adjust the height and width of the window?
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