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  • 19,533 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 300,374 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/23/2015
  • Created 12/25/2011
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  • Release Type: Release
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About KuiNameplates

Prettier, pixel-perfect nameplates with auras.
Configurable through interface options (/knp or /kuinameplates).

If you're so inclined, please submit any bugs you find or ideas for enhancements to github.

I try to answer all the questions I can, so feel free to ask in the comments below.

If you'd like to support me, you can do so through Patreon or PayPal.
Of course monetary support is in no way necessary. It would just make me warm and fuzzy. Thanks!

You can use KuiSpellListConfig to customise the whitelist used by Kui_Nameplates_Auras.

Functionality can be extensively modified with external scripts. Download the template addon Kui_Nameplates_Custom from here and add your code to the custom.lua file inside it. A small collection of custom.lua scripts to achieve certain different things can be found here (and feel free to send me pull requests).

Notable features

Pixel perfectNo fuzzy pixel borders.
AurasImportant de/buff tracking using a customisable whitelist.
Tank modeRecolour the health bar if you're tanking.
Nemesis helperAdds a race icon next to your nemesis targets, so you can spot those sneaky tauren.
Cast warningsTextual warnings on nameplates when they use instant casts (including equipment) or receive healing.
Pretty fadingIt's pretty.
Somewhat customisableMany little things can be tweaked, and expansive features disabled or enabled at will.
Config profilesProvided by Ace3

Health display patterns

These will be replaced with something easier to configure soon.

The text to display for health on different frames is determined by two simple patterns: one for friendly frames and one for neutral and hostile frames. These patterns can be changed in the options dialog (/knp). They must make use of specific conditions and results, in the following format:


There must be at least one condition (and one result). Any other conditions are optional.

Possible conditions are:

"=" When the unit is at maximum health...
"<" When the unit's health is less than maximum...
"=<" When the unit's health is either less than maximum or at maximum...

Possible results are:

"m" ... Display their maximum health (i.e. 123.4k).
"d" ... Display their health deficit (i.e. -46.5k).
"p" ... Display their health percentage.
"c" ... Display their current health (i.e. 76.9k).
"b" ... Display nothing.

The patterns used by default are:

Friendly units: =:m;<:d;
Which means: When the unit is at maximum health:Display their maximum health;When they're below maximum health:Display their health deficit;

Hostile units: <:p;
Which means: When the unit is below maximum health:Display their health percentage;

  • bump TOC
  • fix auras are shown on trivial secondary targets when showing on trivial frames is disabled


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  • #29

    Quick question - Would this addon be compatible with a standard mouse-over nameplate macro like this?

    /cast [@mouseover,exists][@player] Spell

  • #30

    Yep! It just modifies the default UI's frames, so anything that works with that should work with these.

  • #27

    Could you please please add the options to change the colour of enemys name text, It would be seriously helpful if I could make the enemy text red.

  • #28

    Simple request! I'll try to get it in the next release. (Edit: ok, the next-next release)

    Last edited by Kesava on 11/28/2012 4:25:02 AM
  • #38

    I too would love this feature.

    Edit: Oh wait, I would love it if it changed only the enemy name of my TARGET, not all the ones around me. It helps distinguish who I have targetted with the faded plates.

    Last edited by Mordemox on 11/30/2012 4:32:14 PM
  • #25

    I love the addon, but there is one small thing that prevents me from using it. It may not bother others but damage text appears behind the nameplate rather than in front of it.

  • #26

    That's something the default UI does, and I'm pretty sure addons can't change damage text. Some scrolling damage text addons can replace the default damage text with their own lookalikes - SCTD does this, I believe. That text should display above nameplates.

    Similarly, nameplates are displayed above chat bubbles and there's nothing addons can do to fix that, unfortunately.

  • #23

    ok so i have been looking for nameplates that have it to where the health bar of an enemy dont go offscreen and this is the first one so far but the only problem is that i dont know how to configure it to where i can target the enemy by clicking on the nameplate is there a way to set this up also is there a way to change where the namplate appears i like it low but the whole underneath thing isnt my favorite i would appreciate it for a reply also i love the addon its very smooth

  • #24

    You should already be able to click nameplates to target them. This addon (and most nameplate addons) is basically just a re-skin of the default nameplates, so all the default behaviour should be intact, including not going off-screen, and clicking them to change targets.

    If you really can't click them, all I can suggest is disabling all your addons (except this) and checking if you still can't. If you can after disabling other addons then you'll have to work out which addon's breaking it, and probably report it as a bug to its author. If you still can't then there's a bug I'll have to fix.

    When you say change where the nameplate appears, do you mean you don't want them to go underneath other parts of your interface, like action bars? That's called the frame strata, and I could easily add configuration for that.

    Or do you mean you want to change the actual position of the nameplates? Addons are blocked from changing the position of nameplates by Blizzard, so I can't help you there.

    Last edited by Kesava on 10/10/2012 2:34:36 PM
  • #51

    I'm having the same issue where I can't click the nameplate to target. I turned off all addons one at a time and the conflict appears to be with Leatrix Plus.  Not sure the cause of the issue.

    edit: LTP is a pretty big addon.  I diagnosed the part that is the problem, the "Enable Viewport" option. Not sure if that helps or not.

    Last edited by doctorlimes on 3/29/2013 7:39:13 PM
  • #20

    I use this addon for a long time, and I really like it. But please, add one Russian font or something like that, because every update is necessary to change it manually, or letters does not displayed. I do not know how to do it properly, so you have to use only those fonts that recognizes the addon, but they are unfortunately not fit for these frames. 

  • #22

    I've added a font selector to the next version (3.4). Edit: it's now released.

    Last edited by Kesava on 10/7/2012 4:47:02 PM
  • #18

    I really love your nameplates. However, I am not sure what update did it, but the nameplates seem to be having a really high strata now. My pitbull frames are set to Medium, always have, if I got any higher they go over blizz windows. 

    Now what I have noticed is that Kui Nameplates go over pitbull frames. Not only that, but I have also seen them be on top of chat bubbles and other blizzard windows. But it's just the health bar. I have looked at the code, and can't seem to find any strata besides one that doesn't matter.

  • #19

    Thanks -  I've heard, I'll look in to it. In the meantime though, unchecking "Fix aliasing" in options -might- help. Or it might not, I'm not sure off the top of my head.

    Edit: fixed in the next release.

    Last edited by Kesava on 9/23/2012 11:14:26 AM
  • #16

    There is problem when I use it with the Russian version. All the names are displayed as ?????

    Last edited by Sladkoejka on 9/9/2012 12:24:35 PM
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