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  • 976 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 106,480 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/05/2015
  • Created 02/16/2011
  • 129 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 4.13

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.

v4.13 - Updated for WoD 6.22, fixed WoD world boss raid-debuff displaying, fixed direction arrow displaying when TomTom is missing, adjusted raid-debuff data for HFC. v4.12 - Fixed a couple of bugs. Changed the way how this addon saves per-toon data so they no longer lose from time to time. v4.10 - Updated for WoD 6.2. 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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  • #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.

  • #87

    Yay! It just got updated! (at least in my region. I hope it's updated in all regions)

    PS: I am very happy that the author is willing to update it. This addon is the bomb.

  • #83

    Hi :)
    Here i am again hoping for an update for MoP ^_^
    If there is one i would like to know how i can do two things:
    Can i move or remove the CompactRaidToolbox to either where the default blizard one is or anywhere else in my screen instead of the top of the raid frames.
    Reason is i want to have icons to track cooldowns on top of my raid frames and with the toolbox being there i need to move those icons too far up and it leaves a big gap in between.
    The tooltip was so nice before.How can i make it being in the default position again and not overlap the raid frames?
    I remember you sayng that you changed it to make the code more simple
    But it hides the 2people next to your mouseover.
    And i really like to have tooltips displayed during combat since i want to check who is targeting what.
    Is there any way for the raid frames to not interfere with the tooltip at all?
    And yes i said two things but i remembered one more thing :P
    Are you planning on making Debuff highlights for arena and bgs?
    That's it for now,hoping to hear from you soon^^

    Last edited by Bloodymary88 on 8/21/2012 5:54:30 PM
  • #86

    Your opinions will be considered, some of them will be implemented in next update (for MoP), I dunno about you guys but here in China the game client is still 4.3, and, it's not likely that I'm making another update for 4.3 Tongue out.  So let's wait for MoP.

  • #92

    Would you like me to send you the errors i am getting?
    If you want to check the code before your patch day there that is.

  • #89

    Well, the release date of MoP in China will be somewhere around 12th September, so there will be some delay for sure.

  • #88
    Quote from Abinn32 »

    Your opinions will be considered, some of them will be implemented in next update (for MoP), I dunno about you guys but here in China the game client is still 4.3, and, it's not likely that I'm making another update for 4.3 Tongue out.  So let's wait for MoP.

    Luv you <3
    Servers are down for patch!
    Hoping that the raid frames will be working tommorow :D
    Eitherway really glad that you are going to update it for mop ^_^

    Last edited by Bloodymary88 on 8/28/2012 9:41:56 PM
  • #82

    Also hoping for an update to work w/MOP, as it's definitely my preferred frames for raid healing and a good all around setup for dps as well, for groups and raids / pvp. 

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