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  • World of Warcraft
  • 2,521 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.2
  • 483,223 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/20/2014
  • Created 11/10/2010
  • 233 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: Release 1.4.4
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About Glamour

6x Updates Still Pending

I'm still planning on updating my derelict addons. No ETA yet, Blizzard would call it "Soon".

Unfortunately this last year has forced some iRL changes that don't afford me as much free time as I used to have. I will get to these updates eventually, just bare with me. I'll see about pushing out critical fixes where functionality is broken when I can.

If you like my work you should visit and bookmark my WOW Blog:


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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  • #45

    Please say you are. I find this to be an absolutely necessary addon, as it allows me to move the pop-up notifications from on top of my healing grid.  Would love you forever for an update.  =D

  • #44

    Dear papsol,

    Are you still working on this add-on?

  • #43

    how do i get in the options menu so i can adjust the settings or drag the banner to another place on the screen ?


    its a cool addon btw Cool

  • #42

    Is there a way to make them just the tiny little squares?


    Either way, awesome addon.

  • #38
    Hi, even with the lasts releases of titan reputation and glamour, I still have guild standings changes popup after any loading window.
    I play in french, maybe that is waht causes the issue ?
  • #39
    Correct, Glamour and All My Addons for that matter are not entirely compatible with non-english clients. I may explore localization in the near future.
  • #40
    Okay thanks for the info.
    Good continuation :)
  • #37
    Errors from previous build still continue. This LUA error report shows after completing a Children's Week quest at the Dark Portal, earned Lower City rep to Friendly at that time, and tested if the achievements problem is still occurring after this completion with a /glam replay. It still does and this error showed up after the command was sent. Have all your addons installed except the Titan Arch all under default settings. Glamour has alert option disabled, due to the issue with it just to let you know.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Glamour\Glamour.lua:515: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    Time: 05/06/11 22:02:17
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Glamour\Glamour.lua:515: in function `AchievementAlertFrame_ShowAlert'
    Interface\AddOns\Glamour\Glamour.lua:751: in function `?'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4221: in function `ChatEdit_ParseText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3832: in function `ChatEdit_SendText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3870: in function `ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed'

    [C]: ?

    Locals: achievementID = 1790
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "-timone"
    (*temporary) = "-"
    (*temporary) = "timone"
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)"
  • #32
    I keep getting a Faction standing downgrade popup every time I turn a quest in, not sure what is causing it, I use Titan Rep as well, which has a glamour plugin or w/e.
  • #36
    This was a bug in Titan Reputation which should be fixed in its latest version as of yesterday. Thanks for the reports.
  • #35
    I have the same problem after gquit and it spam my screen every time when i enter game/instance. It is really annoying hope there will be a fix soon
  • #34
    I am also having this issue even after the update today, and it's getting really irritating. It's also happening whenever I get an HK, so as you can imagine there is a ton of Glamour spam when in a BG which can sometimes cause my UI to be completely unusable. I liked Glamour, but since it still hasn't been fixed I honestly wish I could disable it from my other Titan plugins. Unfortunately there's some weird co-dependency thing going on that I think the other developers should STOP.
  • #33
    & questGuru I just found has it as well. Not sure where the popup is coming from, it only displays guild rep - downgraded, which isn't happening.
  • #31
    Hello, is there an chance you could make the update needed to bring this to 4.1? As it is showing up as being out of date.

  • #21

    Having some mass-problems with glamour when people on my real id friendlist come on or go offline! Here one of several error messages:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Glamour\Glamour.lua:600: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    Time: 04/11/11 20:00:03
    Count: 7
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Glamour\Glamour.lua:600: in function `BNToastFrame_UpdateAnchor'
    Interface\FrameXML\BNet.lua:230: in function `BNToastFrame_Show'
    Interface\FrameXML\BNet.lua:253: in function `BNToastFrame_OnUpdate'

    Locals: forceAnchor = true
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "Die Arguswacht-Elson"
    (*temporary) = "-"
    (*temporary) = "Elson"
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)"
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