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  • World of Warcraft
  • 868 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 85,632 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/19/2014
  • Created 02/16/2011
  • 118 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.02

About CompactRaid


Since v2.0 this addon no longer uses the default Raid UI, the reason is simple, it's not useable anymore since wow client 4.3.1. we had no way to maintain a raid frame in the secure way while itself wasn't entirely written in secure codes. So I decided to create my own buttons instead, this offers more flexibility and combat safety, at least the UI no longer mess up when ppl join/leave your raid during combat. So you may treat the old description below as a history, just to show the original motivation of develop for this addon.


I'm not sure how many people have paid real attention on the new raid frame UI came with WOW 4.0 (Cataclysm), if you looked into the source code you would probably find out how much efforts Blizzard UI folks had dedicated in, and how sad it turned out that no one even wanted to touch it. The reasons are apparent: ugly looking, lack of important utilities, and most important, there are a few superior addons out there doing fine for years.

Having said that, being a Blizzard UI, it actually offers some special advantage that other addons never will. For example, it is not restricted by the secure framework so you can manually show/hide raid groups or change unit frame sizes during combat; It is a built-in addon, most of its templates and UI objects are already created before any third-party addons are loaded, use it or not, game resources are occupied regardlessly. If some day this Blizzard's raid UI suddenly turns into something that looks as fashional as whatever you can imagine, and has all advanced features you ever wanted, would you consider giving it a try? Now you probably are going to ask: "Can it?"

CompactRaid is an addon that simply answers "Yes" to your question, it greatly improves the Blizzard's default raid frame UI to make it become compatitive with, if not better than, any other third-party raid frame UI. It currently consists of the following working modules:

Modules integrated in CompactRaid

  • Core module: Wraps all internal framework, provides exported API's for other modules.
  • Artwork module: Enhances the UI lookings, supports LibSharedMedia-3.0, LibSharedMedia-2.0, CWDGMediaPack, you can choose text fonts, status bar textures and background arts from those libraries and apply them to your unit frames.
  • Corner Indicators module: Adds indicators to corners of your unit frames to help you tracking configured auras, supported displaying modes: icons, color dots, numeric texts.
  • Raid Debuff module: Displays bold icons on unit frames to alert critical raid debuffs. Requires raid debuff data module, for current version it's "Cataclysm".
  • ClickSets module: Binds mouse clicks on unit frames to help you quickly cast spells on hovering unit. Supports mouse wheel.

v4.02 - Added raid debuff data for 6.x instances. v4.01 - Supports WOW 6.02. v3.83 - Integrated "Direction arrow" into the core module (requires TomTom). v3.81 - Introduced new feature "Show friendly NPC", check it on the core option page will display friendly NPC/bosses like raid members. v3.80 - Updated for 5.4.1 v3.73 - Added some important raid-debuff data for some SoO bosses. v3.72 - Updated for 5.4. v3.70 - Adjusted raid debuff for ToT. Added new feature "group changing". v3.65 - Updated for 5.3. v3.64 - Fixed an error on unit pop-up menu for raid difficulty settings. v3.63 - Adjusted raid debuff for ToT. v3.62 - Fixed a bug which sometimes caused artwork settings not saving. v3.6 - Updated for 5.2, added raid debuff for instance ToT, some minor bug fix. v3.4 - Added RaidDebuff data for MoP instances, includes raid and 5-man dungeons. v3.3 - Updates for MoP, added supports for Monk class. v3.27 - Fixed RaidDebuff and CornerIndicator modules so they no longer generate errors. v3.26 - Fixed a taint caused by interfering Blizzard party member frames. v3.25 - Additional improvements & bug fixes. v3.22 - Some bug fixes including frames not getting updated, raid-debuffs not displaying, dispel symbols not showing up, etc. v3.2 - Updated for 5.0.4. v3.1 - Fixed some minor problems, adjusted some debuff highlights for DS. v3.0 - Almost a complete rewrite from 2.31. v2.31 - More options on raid units sorting, also fixed a problem which causes raid-debuffs don't show up properly in Dragon's Soul. v2.2 - Performance improvements. v2.12 - A hotfix for the CornerIndicator module. v2.11 - Fixed a bug which caused modules not saving profiles properly and generates errors when the player switches talent groups. v2.1 - A complete rewrite, no longer uses Blizz default raid frames which introduced so many bugs since WOW 4.3 v1.6 - Modified for 40300 v1.52 - Fixed all known bugs; frame alpha for out-range units are again 0.4; moved raid target icons to the top, etc v1.5 - Compatible to 4.2 v1.42 - Compatible to WOW 4.10a v1.3 - First release on CurseForge.


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  • #105

    Thank you <3

  • #103

    Great news! Really looking forward to getting my good old healing ui back! 

  • #101

    Yay, crosses fingers that you get a chance to fix this soon, I hate limping along w/default raid frames or suffering thru all the complicated stuff for setting up another frames addon. /hug

  • #96
    Be patient

    I've received like a hundred messages in the past few days requiring an update for MoP, I cannot reply to every particular sender so I'll post a general response here and hope everyone sees it.

    First of all I'd like to thank you for supporting CompactRaid, and I'm glad that such a tiny project is so much welcomed, to be honest, I wasn't expecting this.

    Then to the point, I have to apologize for the delay of the update for MoP, due to some national reason, every major patch(TBC, WotLK, Cataclysm) had a significant delay (usually 2-4 weeks at least) on release date in China, and I don't see any thing that is going to make difference this time. So MoP won't go live in China anytime earlier than late September, until then, I have no solution to update this addon.

    That being said, I'll keep checking & collecting infomation of MoP and do whatever I could to shorten the developing time it will take after release of MoP. Meanwhile, please be patient.

    Thanks alot.

  • #98

    Right now 5.0.4 is open for download in my region and is hopefully going online on next Tuesday, should that being the case, an update for 5.0.4 is just around the corner, we'll see...

  • #100
    Quote from Abinn32 »

    Right now 5.0.4 is open for download in my region and is hopefully going online on next Tuesday, should that being the case, an update for 5.0.4 is just around the corner, we'll see...

    You can go to PTR and update it.

  • #99

    This is wonderful news, Abinn.
    I only started using CR recently, but it quickly moved to the top spot as an excellent addon for myself and a few others in my guild.

    I look forward to the update. ^-^ 

    Kalsam of Adelante - Arthas US (Protection Paladin)
    Alts: Frizniera (Frost Death Knight);  Lyrinana (Survival Hunter); Haftahel (Protection Warrior)

  • #97

    Thanks for the info.

  • #95

    This has to be the best Raid UI Addon i've ever had better then Grid i can't wait for the Author to update. :)

  • #94

    This is still broken for me and I dont know how to get Grid to do what I need so PLEASE FIX THIS, I love this addon!

  • #93

    Please, please, please fix.

  • #90

    I REALLY hope addon gets updated for 5.0.4 and mop. Best Raid UI for healing that i have come across.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! As someone stated before me, the addon is a fucking killer.

  • #91

    Yes this is an amazing raid UI, I have used so many to heal, this one BY FAR is top UI for a healer, I have a raid tonight hopefully this can be updated by then so I can use it!!! please please Abinn32!! <3

  • #84

    Is this add-on geting and update for 5.0 patch ?

  • #85

    It will be when the game is upgraded to 5.0(MoP), until then, there's no way for me to develop and test the addon.

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