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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 1,088,199 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/21/2014
  • Created 10/07/2008
  • 738 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: zlib/libpng License
  • Newest File: r734
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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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r734 | gragagrogog | 2014-11-21 09:07:48 +0000 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/AoeHeals.lua

Fix for ticket #379
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r733 | gragagrogog | 2014-11-20 23:21:18 +0000 (Thu, 20 Nov 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/GridRoster.lua

Load raid40 layout in Molten Core.
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r732 | gragagrogog | 2014-10-26 17:23:07 +0000 (Sun, 26 Oct 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Options/modules/indicators/NewIndicator.lua

Fix for disabled "Create Indicator" button when trying to create an indicator without grid2 showing any unit.(ticket #363)
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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
Changed paths:
   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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Comments

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  • #447
    v540 fixed Grid2 for my pally as well. Just had to do the reset from the debugging menu.

    Game on!
  • #446
    Make sure you enable LUA errors, and report the error message, if any. Report the class of your character, too.
  • #442
    There is a v540 in wowace which now works on my paladin. Had to reset it at the first start but now it's working as a charm.

    http://www.wowace.com/addons/grid2/files/1036-r540/
  • #438
    For those with the "black box" problem, here's what worked for me:

    - DISABLE the MoveAnything addon for the Grid2 frame.
    (Open the MoveAnything config screen and find any Grid2 stuff under the "Custom Frames" header - click the "reset" button.)

    - Reset the Grid2 addon using the protocol detailed in the author section (Click: options/debugging/Reset)

    - /reloadui

    I know it says that it runs /reloadui when the frames are reset, but that extra one made all the difference ;)

    I ONLY have enabled:
    Grid2
    Grid2Options
    Grid2LuaTexts
    Grid2LuaTextsOptions

    I haven't checked the other stuff yet, so they may be fine, but I wanted to get this out there.

    Cheers
  • #441
    Hey, just wanted to say that after resetting like you suggest, it seems to be working now. It did of course reset everything I had set up in the old version, which really sucks, but at least it's working :)
  • #439
    MoveAnything? Maybe I'm being dense, but is that part of grid2, or a separate add-on? If separate, I don't have that add-on, but I'm still having the "black box" problem.
  • #440
    Whoops! Yes, MoveAnything is a separate add-on. Sorry for not being more clear.

    Update: Grid2 is still broken on my pally. In addition to the "black box" it looks like a lot of the Status are completely missing including ClassColor, which is probably the culprit. Working fine on my mage, rogue, druid, lock, hunter and priest.

  • #436
    I've followed the instructions above (clicked the links and downloaded/installed the most recent non-nolib version)and reset the saved variables. What I end up with is black grid boxes that are completely empty...no health, no buffs/debuffs. They still function as unit frames to some extent. If I mouse over one, it gives the player info and I can perform clique actions successfully upon them. They just relay zero information and are completely black.
  • #444
    I am having this exact same problem. I can mouseover the Grid frames fine and it shows information, I can use my Clique bindings, but the health/nameplate is completely black. I'm using just the base Grid2 addon without any other features.
  • #437
    To quickly add on to my above report, if I go into the options, the status and indicator sections are completely empty. That is, the framework is there but there are no statuses or indicators set.
  • #435
    It looks like only the one folder, Grid2, was updated. The other three, Grid2Options, Grid2StatusRaidDebuffs, and Grid2StatusRaidDebuffsOptions are still out-dated. As such, while I can enable grid, I can't actually change any settings nor seeing any information in the grid window.
  • #434
    Finally an update I was so worried :S
  • #433
    how can i change the style of the lifebars?
    i want minimalist :o
  • #432
    Thank you for the update! I love this addon.
  • #431
    Thank you very much for updating this wonderful addon, I have been waiting for, and has already started to worry .... He joined me at once, and only with additions (Grid2+ Option,StatusRaidDebuffs,StatusRaidDebuffsOption= on!!!!).
    P.S.Thank you very much!!
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