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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,055,700 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/22/2014
  • Created 10/07/2008
  • 727 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: zlib/libpng License
  • Newest File: r731
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About Grid2

What is Grid2 ?

Grid2 is a party/raid unit frame addon.

Grid2 is completely customizable. You can create new "zones" (indicators) in unit frames to show information (statuses). The indicators can be created, customized and placed anywhere. Grid2 supports several types of indicators: icon, square, text and bar. You can configure what statuses are displayed on each indicator.

Grid2 includes a huge amount of available statuses, but not all enabled be default, look through the configuration and familiarize yourself with the available options and statuses.

Grid2 is fast: consumes between 4 and 10 times less CPU cycles than other similar addons.

To open the configuration UI type "/grid2", left-click the DataBroker icon launcher or use WoW addons list window.

Grid2 components

Grid2 package includes:

  • Grid2
  • Grid2 Options
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs
  • Grid2 Raid Debuffs Options
  • Grid2 LDB
  • Grid2 Aoe Heals

Working plugins

There are not working plugins for latest versions (but the functionality of most plugins has been included in core). Currently the only working addon plugins are:

Grid2 does not work or I think I found a bug

  • Update to the latest versions of Grid2 and the plugins listed above that you use.
  • Remove old Grid2 plugins and components. Any addon that begins with the word "Grid2" not listed above (in Grid2 components and Working plugins sections) is not compatible with current Grid2 version. Delete it from your computer.
  • Make sure you downloaded the mods WITH libs. nolib is not for you.
  • Reset your Saved Variables, pasting into chat: /script Grid2DB = nil; ReloadUI()
  • If you still get an error, go ahead and log it. Install and use the BugGrabber and BugSack mods to record the error and make it easy to cut and paste it.
  • Then, Post a ticket. Check for existing tickets about your bug first. Remember to check back on your ticket later in case we need more information.

Common issues/FAQ

Grid2 Doesn't Load after Update

If you are updating Grid2 from r560 or older version, you must reset your saved variables (you will lose all your settings), you must see a message in chat window explaining how to reset saved variables.

Raid debuffs not showing up !!!:

Raid debuffs are not enabled by default. Go to statuses -> Raid Debuffs and enable at least the Cataclysm module (if you are inside a instance you must exit and enter the instance or reload the UI after enabling the module)

I cant push the grid boxes as close together as before:

The border indicator has 2 pixels size and it has a transparent background color now. If you want the old grid2 appearance. Goto Indicators -> border -> Layout tab: Set a border size 1. And select a black and opaque background color for the border.

What about mana bars ?

Grid2 supports mana bars, but they are not created by default. If you want mana bars, create a new indicator of type "bar", place it wherever you want and map the "mana" or the "power" status to it (remember you must map some color status to the bar:color indicator too).

What is the poweralt status ?

Poweralt status is a power type (like mana/rage/energy,etc). This power type is enabled by Wow in some combats. It shows: Atremedes sound, Chog'al corruption, etc. This status is not active by default in Grid2: you must map poweralt to any compatible indicator (text or bar indicator).

Localization

Grid2 is compatible with English, Deutsch, Español, Français, Русский, 한국어, and 正體中文 game clients.

Grid2 is fully translated into English, Español and Italiano, and semi-translated into Russian, Deutsh and Français (Help would be greatly appreciated to complete localizations)

Status

The beta versions have fairly functional preferences. Grid2 is neither complete, fully fleshed out, nor bug free.

  • The core engine is quite functional, release quality.
  • The options UI in terms of defaults is solid, and beta / release quality.
  • The options UI in terms of editing is beta / release quality
  • If this works for you then use it, if not use classic Grid.
  • For the foreseeable future the code will sometimes change in ways that require a complete reset of saved variables (SV) + UI reload. Resetting SV should be the first thing to try in case you get an error from Grid2.
  • This really is beta software. Please update to the latest versions of all Grid2 components listed above before logging a bug.
  • If you are not comfortable with an update requiring you to set things up again from scratch then you probably should use another raid frame.

What is Different

  • The focus is on performance. No more AceOO with deep call chains for example.
  • All Config is load on demand so it does not interfere with regular use of Grid2.
  • Indicators are separate from Statuses and reusable and placeable anywhere in a single grid cell.
  • Non-unique indicators (icon, square, text, etc.) can be created in whatever quantities you need.

What to Expect

Jerry wrote the core runtime. This is quite mature and functional.

Toadkiller (Azethoth) wrote an initial version of the Grid2 config. It is and will be in a primitive state for some time to come as I have joined a startup and am unlikely to do much coding. Volunteers needed.

The current version has decent and quite full featured defaults for healers. Defaults for non healers is still a work in progress.

Plugins

  • The infrastructure for Status plugins is the most mature. Authors of Status plugins can port their plugins now or wait for an official beta. There is no documentation, but lots of example code in the current set.
  • It is probably possible to create Indicators at this point as well. See the Grid2IndicatorButton code for an example.
  • Other plugin types still need to be fleshed out with good examples and support code.
  • Post in the forums if you need help.

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r731 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-22 10:43:37 +0000 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHeals.lua

Don't call deleted functions in AoeHeals.lua
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r730 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 21:10:39 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridLayoutLayouts.lua

forgot { groupFilter = "6" }
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r729 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 20:56:37 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/GridLayout.lua
   M /trunk/GridLayoutLayouts.lua
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua
   M /trunk/Options/modules/general/GridLayouts.lua

Allow flex normal/heroic layout to scale to 30.
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r728 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 20:05:14 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHeals.lua
   D /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHealsMapData.lua
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/Grid2AoeHeals.toc
   M /trunk/modules/StatusDirection.lua

All GetPlayerMapPosition() to UnitPosition()
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r727 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-21 15:57:11 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridLayout.lua
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua

Correct layout should load defaultly for mythic.
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r726 | stanzilla | 2014-10-21 14:56:06 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua

add raid20 here, too
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r725 | stanzilla | 2014-10-21 14:54:51 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/IndicatorIcon.lua

Hide Countdown Numbers on icon indicators
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r724 | stanzilla | 2014-10-21 14:49:37 +0000 (Tue, 21 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Options/modules/general/GridLayouts.lua

raid20 layout
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r723 | stanzilla | 2014-10-20 19:43:16 +0000 (Mon, 20 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridLayoutLayouts.lua

add ByGroup20 and ByGroup20/wPets layouts
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r722 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-14 19:59:04 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHealsMapData.lua
   M /trunk/Grid2.toc

no longer using libMapData for mapdata
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r721 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-14 19:41:00 +0000 (Tue, 14 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/Grid2AoeHeals.toc
   M /trunk/Grid2.toc
   M /trunk/LDB/Grid2LDB.toc
   M /trunk/Options/Grid2Options.toc
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffs/Grid2RaidDebuffs.toc
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffsOptions/Grid2RaidDebuffsOptions.toc

toc bump
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r720 | gragagrogog | 2013-09-17 17:43:11 +0000 (Tue, 17 Sep 2013) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffsOptions/RaidDebuffsMoP.lua
   M /trunk/modules/StatusColor.lua

-class/creature colors should properly update after "charmed" fades
-added "Locked On" and "Mark of Anguish" to SoO RD list

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  • #263
    i have also reseted the variables..
  • #251
    There are many complaints / bug reports recently about Grid2 not working, or working but the options not showing. What this means is that you are not updating all of Grid2 and its plugins to the latest (and thus compatible with each other versions).

    You need to follow the directions above to download ALL (this means every single one) of the latest versions of Grid2, AS WELL AS the plugins that you use. To clarify, this specifically means that downloading the latest Grid2 but for example not bothering with the latest version of Grid2StatusRes will result in Grid2 not working.

    After that you need to relaunch and follow the reset instructions.

    This really is alpha software. If you are unable to download alpha versions of it or follow the instructions on how to do so then I strongly urge you to use Grid instead.
  • #395
    One problem I'm noticing is the alpha types issue. I updated Curse Client to display alpha types, but it won't update individual packages that are already downloaded. Each one of those had to be updated manually to reflect alpha download.

    I hadn't realized that because I compared versions on the download area for the page to the Curse Client list and they were identical. It turns out that the Curse website won't display alpha, either. And I don't see any little thing around the download area that says "Show Development Stuffs"

    I think that's why people might be confused. And certainly why I was getting a little steamed. It all works now and I'm ready to take a look through.
  • #261
    I updated all my Grid2 modules and now it works flawlessly. I STILL don't get why the Curse Client wasn't prompting me to updated the modules though...
  • #257
    I use the Curse Client to keep track of which addons are up-to-date. Whilst Grid2 seems to be prompting me to update, none of the other modules such as TargetIcons, StatusRes, etc show as updatable within the client. For instance, StatusDungeonRole appears as v1 and the client says it's up-to-date. TargetIcon is v14 release and StatusRes is v21 release. Is it possible that the updates for those modules haven't been 'posted' to the Curse Client correctly?
  • #247
    The only way I can seem to bring the options up now is by typing '/grid2 options' and all many of the option names are in German.
  • #252
    There are three ways this can happen:
    1) You are using the German (deDE) client. German is not fully translated so only some things will be in German.

    2) You are using some other language that is not fully translated. Perhaps I copied and pasted some German into it as a template for translators.

    3) ACE3 Locale has code to let it fake being in some locale. You are faking being a German client.

    So let us find out what is going on. Type this into chat "/script print(GetLocale())"

    What locale does it print? This is the actual locale the client uses.

    Next type in "/script print(GAME_LOCALE)". This tells us if for some reason someone is trying to fake a different locale. It ought to be nil.

    Now ask yourself: "Am I German?". "Did I buy the German version of WoW?". If yes, then it sounds like your English is good enough for you to translate some of the deDE files!
  • #241
    Is there any way to hide Grid2? Grid had a "/grid standby" command, but I can't find anything similar.
  • #421
    You can use a mod called 'loadit' so that you can disable the mod from within game and use /reload ui in order to load the new list of mods, without Grid2 in this case.
  • #253
    No. Just log out, disable it, log back in.
  • #244
    same, just use build 337 for now.
  • #235
    I am having problems to get grid2 working as well. I cannot get the grid show up, and options dialog is empty. Any ideas how to get this addon working please?
  • #236
    Seconded. Grid2 doesn't work at all and typing /grid2 to bring up the options displays and empty window =S
  • #237
    To open Grid2 config, you need to type /grid2 options (load on demand config). Had the same problem with the update, but everything seems to work correctly, whereas positionning was lost...
  • #250
    In red above: "Update to the latest versions of Grid2 and the plugins listed below that you use."

    You did not do this. Grid2StatusAFK for example is from september 2009. That is rather old and incompatible.
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