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  • Supports: 6.2.2
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  • Updated 09/25/2015
  • Created 12/25/2011
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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.
(Currently AFK due to moving house)

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

KuiNameplates Extras contains some extra modules for features which were recently removed from the base addon (currently just leftie and contextual health).

Functionality can be extensively modified with external scripts.
If you know LUA, you can download the template addon Kui_Nameplates_Custom from here and add your code to the custom.lua file inside it. A small collection of premade 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

Third party modules

The following is a list of extra modules provided by other developers - I don't provide support for them! Let me know if I've missed any.

OffTankFor tanking - use a different health bar colour if a mob is attacking another tank.
TrivialDefine names to always show with trivial nameplates.
Spell AlertHighlights important spell casts in dungeons.
  • add nameonly module: hides the healthbar of friendly nameplates (enabled by default)
  • the "fix aliasing" option no longer makes frames appear "loose"
  • change the castbar shield icon
  • increase softmax of the castbar height option (you can still type bigger numbers)
  • store information (like class colours) about players in your group
  • spell names are now shown on trivial units
  • make threat brackets show when not in tank mode
  • add option to hide castbars on friendly nameplates
  • add options to change size and shape of aura icons
  • add options to change size and position of the raid marker icon
  • fix cast bar behaves oddly when a frame is created while casting
  • fix threat brackets/tank mode sometimes flash on newly shown frames
  • fix arena id module with 6.2.2
  • remove leftie option (moved to Kui_Nameplates_Extras)


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  • #35

    It's "possible", but it'd either be pretty bulky, or it would only work after you target or mouseover the nameplate. I'm not fond of doing that because it essentially sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, which isn't great feedback. Unfortunately the default UI only provides the class of the nameplate for enemy players and not friendlies.

    Edit: or, of course, it could actually only work for players in your party or raid, that's an easy, non-bulky way of doing it. I'm thinking about making text colours easily customisable, so I may look into that.

    Thank you!

    Last edited by Kesava on 11/30/2012 12:38:59 PM
  • #37

    I'd  like that too, I believe that limitating to a group/raid is enough, but I don't mind 'mouse-over' players for 1 time and have them cached (like Docsnameplate did) though.

    It really helps making friendly names more visible and the coloring according to class is even better...


    Found this addon while searching for a Docsnameplate 5.1 fix, will try it out and give my feedback later.


    Thanks for the addon

  • #36

    For Docs, it worked for all classes except priests after mouseover. Sometimes it showed them as rogues or druids. Moving the camera away from the player to make the addon "reload" the player fixed that. Thats why Docs had a list of players to remember it. I deleted the list manually once a month so the list wouldnt get too big and getting my friends back on it was easy.

    And yes, its a nice replacement :)

  • #32

    Thanks a lot for the fast 5.1 update :)

  • #31

    Fix for 5.1 will be up here later today, pending verification by Curse.

    Last edited by Kesava on 11/28/2012 4:19:48 AM
  • #33

    And a fix for this fix should be up later, pending verification again.

  • #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
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