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  • 3,497 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 432,540 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/20/2014
  • Created 11/10/2010
  • 229 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: Release 1.4.4
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About Glamour

5.4 update pending

I have been away from WOW for some time but am now working to resolve the issues with my addons. This one in particular is a large project as Blizzard made significant changes to the code base it relies on when MOP was introduced. It therefore required a complete rewrite to get working properly again.

Please Support My Work

If you find this addon useful please consider using the Donate button to buy me a cup of coffee. You can also support my efforts on this addon by visiting the link below from time to time. You must wait the 6 seconds for the skip button to appear in the upper right hand corner and click it for me to get credit. You will then be returned back to this page. The more clicks here, the more encouragement I'll have to update more often.

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This project has reverted back to a beta status since 5.0.4. The addon still works as a library for addons which call it for custom alerts and Seems todo okay with normal achievement alerts but there are some issues that i'll be working to resolve over time when I can. If you do not subscribe to using beta software, I would ask you opt out of using Glamour at this time.


Please report all bugs on the Glamour CuseForge website here:

Please do NOT make bug reports in the comments on this page. Lengthy, inconclusive bug reports posted as comments will simply be deleted and ignored. Bug reports need to include the following:

  • What was happening when you encountered the error.
  • What region is your client.
  • What is the error text/description of the error you are experiencing.
  • Please include the names of any/all other Achievement related addons had enabled at the time of the error.


Glamour is a stand-alone replacement for the default Blizzard Achievement Alert frame. It currently offers the following improvements over the Blizzard built-in alert interface:

  • draggable anchor for relocating where your achievements are shown on your screen.
  • increases the amount of alerts from 2 to 24 allowing your screen to really pop when you fire multiple achievements together.
  • adds the ability to instantly hide an alert frame by right-clicking it.
  • left-clicking the alert frame will now open the achievement interface without closing all other open windows.
  • Captures Blizzard Achievement Alerts (Personal and Guild)
  • Captures Blizzard Dungeon Completion Alerts
  • Captures Blizzard Toast Alerts
  • Full set of slash commands to operate and test alerts.

In addition Glamour allows other addons to send customized alerts to its' frame, mirroring the fun and attention grabbing nature of the original Blizzard Achievement Alert frame. I created this interface to have a shared frame to hold alerts for when multiple addons fire alerts together. Developers are welcome to plugin to the alert interface for their own addons as well.

Suggested Addons

For an example of addons that utilize this interface see:

Plugging-in Details


  • GlamourShowAlert(size, data, glow, shine)
	-- size: numeric
	--  	width of the alert frame with the following predefinded values
	--  	0 : Shows just the Icon and IconFrame along with ttext and bttext from the data fields. This mode also hides the shine effect.
	--  	1 : Default size (width 300);
	--  	* : any other number will be used as a specific size to resize the width too. 300 is the default size, use this as a starting point.
	-- data: keytable: 
	-- 	Text = Text to display
	-- 	Title = Title to display
	-- 	bTitle = text to display on the border of the guild alert frame.
	-- 	Icon = icon path to display
	-- 	tText = text to display at the top of the icon
	-- 	bText = text to display at the bottom of the icon
	-- 	Points = numeric value to display ontop of the shield icon (0 for nothing)
	--  	ShieldHide = Boolean (true or false ) hides the shield icon on the right of the frame. (This does not Hide shieldPoints).
	--	ShieldIcon = String containing the path to a custom Icon/Texture to use in place of the regular shield.
	--  	FrameStyle = String to identify the type of frame to use for your alert.
	--  		nil: Use the default Blizzard Achievement style.
	--  		GuildAchievement: Use the Blizzard Guild Achievement style.
	--  		Notice: A small alert that handles a single line/short sentence of text.
	--  	HideBanner = Boolean (true or false ) hides the banner and banner border textures when useGuildAch is active
	--  	BannerColor = keytable: {r,g,b} or nil for default - the rgb values to use for the banner color when useGuildAch is active.
	--  	HideGlow = Boolean (true or false) hides the glow effect on the alert window.
	--  	HideShine = Boolean (true or false) hides the shine effect on the alert window.
	-- glow: keytable: {r,g,b} or nil for default - the rgb values to use for the glow animation
	-- shine: keytable: {r,g,b} or nil for default - the rgb values to use for the shine animation<</code>>
Sample Function Call:
<<code lua>>
function GlamourAlertSample()
	local MyData = {};
	MyData.Text = "General Text";
	MyData.Title = "Title";
	MyData.bTitle = "bTitle";
	MyData.Icon = "Interface\\Icons\\INV_Misc_QuestionMark";
	MyData.tText = "tText";
	MyData.bText = "bText";
	MyData.FrameStyle = FrameStyle;
	MyData.ShieldHide = false;
	MyData.ShieldIcon = false;
	MyData.ShieldText = "shieldText";
	MyData.HideGlow = false;
	MyData.HideShine = false;
	MyData.ShowBanner = true;
	MyData.BannerColor = {r=.2,g=.2,b=.8};
	local green = {r=0,g=1,b=0};
	local red = {r=1,g=0,b=0 };
	 GlamourShowAlert(1, MyData, nil, nil);
	 GlamourShowAlert(1, MyData, red, green);
	 GlamourShowAlert(0, MyData, nil, nil);
	 GlamourShowAlert(0, MyData, red, green); 
	 GlamourShowAlert(400, MyData, green, red); 
	 GlamourShowAlert(200, MyData, red, green); 
	 GlamourShowAlert(1, MyData, nil, nil);
	 GlamourShowAlert(1, MyData, red, green);

Future Plans

  • Multiple Styles
  • Passing a Function to be called OnClick of the GlamourAlertFrames

r43 | papsol | 2014-02-20 22:04:58 +0000 (Thu, 20 Feb 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/Release 1.4.4 (from /trunk:42)

Tagging as Release 1.4.4

## updated BNGetFriendInfoByID call to include the new isBattleTagPresence variable

r42 | papsol | 2014-02-20 22:04:24 +0000 (Thu, 20 Feb 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Glamour.lua
   M /trunk/Glamour.toc

## updated BNGetFriendInfoByID call to include the new isBattleTagPresence variable



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  • #69

    I have the option ticked to save a screenshot when I earn an achievement, however I can't find them anywhere. They are not in the WoW screenshot directory.

  • #65

    Could someone please tell me what other addons automatically install this please?

    I 100% never installed it, and yet it is on my system after installing some other addons.

  • #68

    Titan Panel-Reputation

  • #66

    There is a list in the description of any of my (Glamour's Author) addons that are associated with it. However, any curse author can put any other curse addon in their addon as a dependency and the curse client will install it, so getting a definative list is not likely. I'm sorry you ended up with something you didn't intend to.

  • #64

    Message: Glamour\Glamour-release 1.4.3 toc 5.4.lua:784: bad argument #1 to "strlen" (string expected, got boolean)
    Time: 11/10/13 10:54:35
    Count: 48
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Glamour\Glamour.lua:784: in function `BNToastFrame_Show'
    Interface\FrameXML\BNet.lua:266: in function `BNToastFrame_OnUpdate'
    [string "*:OnUpdate"]:7: in function <[string "*:OnUpdate"]:1>

    Locals: toastType = 3
    toastData = 13
    presenceID = 13
    givenName = "|Kf13|kvabstar|k"
    surname = "vabstar#1460"
    toonName = true
    toonID = "Blackwhale"
    client = 68
    isOnline = "WoW"
    lastOnline = true
    isAFK = 1384049910
    isDND = false
    messageText = false
    GlamourBNToasts = <table> {
     1 = <table> {


    This message for OQ Bnet friends


    Last edited by geckoWa on 11/9/2013 8:58:16 PM
  • #63

    its been a while since i config glamour does it move  Blizzard Dungeon Completion Alerts or just captures it?

  • #61

    Ok nice update but you still did not fix teh problem at hand, the following line

    local presenceID, givenName, surname, toonName, toonID, client, isOnline, lastOnline, isAFK, isDND, messageText = BNGetFriendInfoByID(toastData);  

    like i have said before has changed. it is now 

    local presenceID, presenceName, battleTag, isBattleTagPresence, toonName, toonID, client, isOnline, lastOnline, isAFK, isDND, messageText = BNGetFriendInfoByID(toastData);

    This funtion changed with 5.0 really all that needs to be done is to have the "isBattleTagPresence" variable added and it should work as intended. This would be inserted inbetween surname and toonName

  • #67

    Thanks for this, I'll include it in the next update. Not sure how much it will actually fix. This addon is in the process of a complete rewrite, but i'll push this change so the function call is updated.

  • #62

    Date: 2013-03-27 14:44:21
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\FrameXML\AlertFrames.lua line 553:
       attempt to index local 'oldCheevo' (a nil value)
       [string "*:OnLoad"]:6:
          [string "*:OnLoad"]:1
       [C]: ?
       ..\FrameXML\AlertFrames.lua:553: Blizzard_AchievementAlertFrame_ShowAlert()
       [C]: AchievementAlertFrame_ShowAlert()
       Glamour\Glamour.lua:964: ?()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4388: ChatEdit_ParseText()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4082: ChatEdit_SendText()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4121: ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed()
       [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1
    msg = nil
    self = <unnamed> {
     0 = <userdata>
     origErrorHandler = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Decursive\Dcr_DIAG.lua:490
     errorHandler = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillMaster\Util\ErrorHandler.lua:215
     handler = <function> defined *:OnLoad:1

  • #60

    Please update for 5.2

  • #58

    Thanks to all for your continued reports of issue with Glamour, I do not want to promise an iminent release, but I'll be looking at this code this weekend and hopefully fixing atleast some of the more obnoxious behavior. Your continued support is encouraging and I thank you for the patience you've all exercised here by simply reporting issues and not overly complaing about them. Laughing

  • #59

    Any update since that weekend ?

  • #57

    The bug occurs when I receive broadcast message from my friends list


    38x Glamour\Glamour-release for 5.0.4.lua:784: bad argument #1 to "strlen" (string expected, got boolean)

    <in C code>
    Glamour\Glamour-release for 5.0.4.lua:784: in function "BNToastFrame_Show"
    FrameXML\BNet.lua:258: in function "BNToastFrame_OnUpdate"
    <string>:"*:OnUpdate":7: in function <string>:"*:OnUpdate":1

    toastType = 3
    toastData = 5
    presenceID = 5
    givenName = "|Kf5|k000000000000000000000000|k"
    surname = "Oxanna0703#1244"
    toonName = false
    toonID = "Oxanna"
    client = 39
    isOnline = "WoW"
    lastOnline = true
    isAFK = 1352761396
    isDND = false
    messageText = false
    GlamourBNToasts = <table> {
    1 = <table> {}


  • #56

    This addon doesn't seem to wanna include dungeon completion even though I have "Capture Blizzard Dungeon completion alerts" ticked. Am I missing something? Very annoying seen as it all covers my Vuhdo so I can't heal.

    Been with WoW for some years now...

  • #55

    request: I would ver much like an option to let achievements stay on screen for a longer time!

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