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  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,286,527 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/29/2015
  • Created 10/07/2008
  • 800 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: zlib/libpng License
  • Newest File: r777

About Grid2

What is Grid2 ?

Grid2 is a party/raid unit frame addon.

Grid2 is fully customizable. New zones (indicators) can be defined in unit frames to display information (statuses). The indicators can be customized and placed anywhere. Grid2 supports several types of indicators: icon, icons, square, text, bar, multibar. 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 minimap Icon, 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

Grid2 does not work or I think I found a bug

  • Update to the latest versions of Grid2.
  • 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.


(Thanks to Zelmaru)

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).

r777 | michaelspain | 2015-06-24 15:48:49 +0000 (Wed, 24 Jun 2015) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/AoeHeals/Grid2AoeHeals.toc
   M /trunk/Grid2.toc
   M /trunk/GridDefaults.lua
   M /trunk/LDB/Grid2LDB.toc
   M /trunk/Options/Grid2Options.toc
   M /trunk/Options/modules/indicators/NewIndicator.lua
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffs/Grid2RaidDebuffs.toc
   M /trunk/RaidDebuffsOptions/Grid2RaidDebuffsOptions.toc
   M /trunk/modules/StatusBanzai.lua
   M /trunk/modules/StatusTarget.lua

TOC Update
Target status fix to ensure only one target is enabled.
Banzai status fix.
r776 | michaelspain | 2015-03-23 23:30:41 +0000 (Mon, 23 Mar 2015) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Options/locales/esES.lua
   M /trunk/Options/modules/general/GridLayoutsEditor.lua
   M /trunk/Options/modules/indicators/IndicatorMultiBar.lua
   M /trunk/modules/IndicatorMultiBar.lua
   M /trunk/modules/StatusShields.lua

Multibar Indicator: Added a "Reverse" option for the MainBar.
Added a confirm dialog to the Layouts Editor delete button.


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  • #580

    The blizzard and other border textures usually have a large size of 20 pixels, so if you want to use another texture, you must increase de border size.  Then you must change the cells width and height  or set a negative value for the "border distance"  to increase the cell content area too. For example, to use blizzard dialog texture:
    Texture: Blizzard dialog.
    Border size: 20
    Border distance: -15
    Background color: white full opaque.

    Last edited by michaelspain on 12/4/2011 11:47:45 AM
  • #579

    You did not understand me. I don't want the border to show who has the dungeon role "tank". I want to assign the indicator threat to the border.

    But I found the reason. It's the texture of the border. Only "glow" and "Grid2 Flat" work. All the others can not change color.

  • #578

    No version of Grid2  have a  -color entry for border indicator, only text and bar indicators had two entries  (because they displays two pieces of information  a text/bar and a color for the text/bar) The border and square indicators only have a statuses tab driving the color of the indicator ( the Statuses tab is the Colors Tab for this indicators).

    For the border, you have:

    Border Statuses Tab:
    Map the dungeon-role and role statuses  (if you want to highlight/colorize tanks in dungeons and raids)
    Border Layout Tab:
    Here you can configure the size/separation and background border color (its transparent be default).
    General Tab
    Inner border color: This is the color of the inner border (its a different border than the border indicator).  If you dont want a inner border, you can set a 0 separation and a black background border (from the border indicator Layout Tab)

    * Maybe its not a problem with the border indicator but the dungeon-role/role statuses  (broken with the new patch maybe i will check this).
    * Tested dungeon-role status mapped to border indicator and its working fine for me.

    Last edited by michaelspain on 12/3/2011 6:43:53 PM
  • #577

    There have always two entries per indicator in the indicator list. One for the indicator itself, one for the color. Now there is one indicator with a tab for the color in its settings. But the border has no color tab.

    I always had a red border around the tanking player. In the newest version that doesn't work anymore. The border stays black no matter what statuses I assign to it.

    What am I doing wrong?

  • #574

    Muy bueno este addon, se lo recomendare a Angri y a Dementia

  • #572
    Re: Grid2 role icon?

    maybe im missing something, but can you show role icons in a corner? makes it a little hard to navigate a brez to the appropriate person sometimes.

  • #573

    1. Open Options
    2. Click "Indicators"
    3. Create a new Indicator of type Icon.
    4. Assing the status "dungeon-role" to the indicator.

  • #570

    Is there a way to save a "Global" profile with very basic grid configurations like the size of the frame?

    I've used the "copy from" feature but it copies EVERYTHING for another class and makes the default class buffs unable to be deleted.

    I heal on multiple healing classes and use generally the same basic set up but obviously as a shaman I don't need to track Prayer of mending or Renew.

  • #571

    The class buffs are no protected,  they  can be deleted, but  Grid2 dos not allow to delete statuses mapped/linked to some indicator  so you must go to  the indicators list and uncheck/unlink the statuses before.
    Then you can use the copy from option or you can export/import the profile to a text format:  Profiles -> Advanced tab.

    Last edited by michaelspain on 11/22/2011 12:40:40 AM
  • #569

    The 1 x 25 layout is just giving me a ten man layout for whatever reason. Pretty rustrating as there apepars to be no way to set up my grid2 to have stacked/vertical raid frames. Am I configuring something wrong or is this a bug?

  • #568

    Hi. Help me plz i got a bug. Grid2 frame is not being shown on arena as 5 group party. It appears only when i set 10 ppl. But 10 ppl frame has a big ledge of free space right of my member's icons cos its intedned for 2 colums. And that is disturbing. Can i fix it somehow? Thank u.

  • #566

    I may just be blind, but is there an option to get the layout to grow upwards, rather then downwards?  I like having my Grid layout horizontally right above my chat frame when I'm in my DPS specc, smaller and out of the way.  But if I do that and my 5man turns into a 10man (or worse, 25man), the next group/row of people overlays over my chat box. 

    Is there any functionality for this?  If not, is that planned in the future?

  • #567
    General settings: layout anchor and group anchor, select BottomLeft for both options.
    Last edited by michaelspain on 10/18/2011 12:51:25 PM
  • #562

    Great work on the addon.  One question.  Is it possible to hide the Health deficit numbers?  I cannot find a way to do this.  I want them hidden because I'm not a healer.

  • #563

    Open Indicators List -> Click text-up indicator.  On right panel you will see the statuses linked to this indicator.  Uncheck health-deficit status.

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