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  • World of Warcraft
  • 310 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 1,431 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/19/2014
  • Created 06/25/2013
  • 3 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Hard Yards v1.08
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About Hard Yards

Display the distance to your target.

Warlords of Draenor Ready!!!
Finish your can of Whoopass, put down your Jewel Encrusted Fishing Rod and get ready to do the Hard Yards in Warlords of Draenor! Featuring new distance calculating logic!

Why Yards are so Hard to Calculate
A limitation for players is the inability to accurately measure a distance. The best you can hope for is a range of values. Hard Yards is the most accurate at estimating distance and does so for a full range of target types.


  • Best possible range estimation to a target
  • Variety of target types supported
  • Moveable
  • Resizable
  • Choice of borders
  • Text colours are up to you

How To Use
After entering the world, type '/hy opt' in chat to bring up the options panel. Hard Yards is ready 'as is' but you might like to change the border or alter the text colours.

How To Move Hard Yards
First check the Options Panel to ensure that HY is not locked in place. Now place your mouse over the centre area (doesn't have to be the exact centre). Left click, hold down and move, lift up when done. Finished!

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  • Forgot to manually add Specialization support due to API changes by Blizzard


  • Help text improvements, copyright notice, contact details etc.
  • Versioning numbers now correct


  • Typo in interface text
  • Determining Specialization changed due to API changes by Blizzard
  • New logic for distance for Warlords of Draenor v6.0.2


  • Version bump for Patch 6.0.3


  • Version bump for Patch 5.4


  • When not shown, was still triggering the 'move' script
  • Moved some local lists as causing memory usage to rapidly climb. Gets caught in garbage collection but would be a worry for players micro-managing computer performance.
  • Localised almost everything. Achieved a large cpu performance boost.
  • Fixed bug with moving Hard Yards too far from the centre of the screen
  • Changing Talents now no longer gets positions, colours etc muddled


  • Sometimes during a first time use of Hard Yards there is a long delay before the WoW server recognises we are trying to move the Hard Yards frame. Mysterious. Suspect that it is because the frame hot spot is right on top of our toon. Default position is now offset right and down a bit, clear of our toon. Seems to help.
  • Sometimes Hard Yards seemed to forget the last place to which it was moved. Mysterious. To work around this I (1) removed some dead code left over from a copy/paste from one of my other AddOns, (2) explicitly (rather than assuming the default) link the relative position of the Hard Yards frame to the main game window, (3) the previous fix now forces an explicit default location rather than assuming 0,0.
  • A better calculation of the 'hot' region dimensions for enabling moving. Benefits really small text sizes.
  • Corrected the Class Specialization English language lookup table
  • Now handles players with no specialisation (i.e. sub level 10 and any player who has unlearnt or not yet learnt one)
  • We Dont Wipe AddOn support
  • Show/Hide & on/off options properly differentiated and fixed
  • Small change to help/about panels


Sloppy naming of a variable borrowed from another of my AddOns caused fatal runtime error.


Initial release


  • #7

    So uh, I can't seem to open the Options panel with the command. '/hy opt'
    To be fair, nothing is happening. :P


    /Edit's again.
    Updated. Still the same problem.

    Last edited by Kownie on 10/18/2014 5:09:03 PM
  • #8

    Works for me. Ensure the AddOn is in the correct folder AND... very important... completely exit from the game and restart the game again. Don't just log out a toon. The same applies whenever adding a brand new AddOn :)

  • #6
    v1.07 Ready for Warlords of Draenor!

    Finish your can of Whoopass, put down your Jewel Encrusted Fishing Rod and get ready to do the Hard Yards in Warlords of Draenor! Featuring new distance calculating logic!

    Last edited by Taraezor on 10/18/2014 5:14:52 PM
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