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  • Updated 11/03/2012
  • Created 10/27/2006
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  • Newest File: MapNotes_v6.09.50001
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About MapNotes

Allows you to add notes to the world map and minimap helping you keep track of interesting locations. MapNotes also provides a Plugin interface for other AddOns to take advantage of the note making ability. AlphaMap(Fans Update) uses this interface to allow Note creation on AlphaMap Maps of Instances, BattleGrounds, and World Boss Maps. This version of MapNotes comes with in-built support for creation of notes on Atlas maps, also using this Plugin interface. For these purpose MapNotes offers the following main functions: 1. Marking notes on the WorldMap 2. Showing one of these notes on the MiniMap (see MiniNote) 3. Allows any other AddOn to use MapNotes note creation ability to mark notes on frames within their own AddOn : - Marking notes on AlphaMap (Fan's Update) Instance maps - Marking notes on Atlas maps

"/tloc" can be used to toggle this AddOns minimap coordinates instead of Thottbott's minimap coordinates. NOTE : PLEASE still use "/mn -tloc xx,yy" to place a Thottbott marker on the map. "/tloc" ONLY toggles Minimap Coordinates.

Should be compatible with both Cartographer and MetaMap, although you may no longer be able to create notes on the map with the in-built functionality provided by those AddOns - only with the functionality provided by MapNotes (Fan's Update).


Fast Note Creation/Editing/Deleting

- <Control>+<Alt>+Right-click on a MAP/FRAME to create a Quicknote at that point

- <Control>+<Alt>+Right-click on a NOTE to quickly go to the note Editing Frame

- <Control>+<Alt>+Left-clicking to drag NOTES to new positions

- <Alt>+Right-click on a NOTE to toggle it as a Minimap note

- <Alt>+<Shift>+DOUBLE Right-click on a note to quickly delete it.

- <Control>+<Shift>+Right-click will create a temporary blue Group note on a map If created on a World map, then it will also be displayed in the Minimap for you to track If in a Raid group, then the note will be shared with other Raid members who have MapNotes installed Otherwise, if in a Party, then the note will be shared with the Party members who have MapNotes installed Otherwise, its just your own quick temporary marker ;)

Slash Commands

/mapnote OR /mapnotes OR /mn Use without any other parameters to see which version of MapNotes is installed, and access the list of available Slash Commands. Otherwise can be used to insert a Map Note by a slash command (which you can create in the Send Menu), see Readme.txt for Details

/mn -allow OR /mn -a Allows you to receive the next note, even if you have disabled receiving in the options. If invoked with no parameters, it will toggle the current state.

/mn -automini Shows the next note created (using any method) as a MiniNote and also puts it on the WorldMap. If invoked with no parameters, it will toggle the current state.

/mn -allmini Toggle all MapNotes off/on as Mininotes (Keybinding also available)

/mn -tloc tbX,tbY Sets a "Thottbot location" on the map. Use it with no arguments to toggle it off. See the Section on Formatting of X,Y Coordinates

/mn -q [icon] [name] Adds a note at your current location, icon and name are optional (icon any number from 0 to 9, AddOns/MapNotes/POIIcons/Icon#.tga) If no [name] is passed, then the Note will be named based on the MiniMap Text, and the second/third lines will be populated with more zone information and/or the default QuickNote text.

/mn -qtloc xx,yy [icon] [name] See the Section on Formatting of X,Y Coordinates Adds a note on the map you are currently on at the given thottbot location, icon and name are optional (icon any number from 0 to 9, AddOns/MapNotes/POIIcons/Icon#.tga)

/mn -s [search text] If you want to search for a note, to see if one exists, or where it is, then you can use this command, and MapNotes will print out a report in the chat window, displaying the names of all maps which have a note containing that text

/mn -hl [note name] If you have lots of notes and want to clearly identify a single one on a map, or if you want a certain note to remain highlighted, then use this command and they will be displayed with a green circle around them. If there are several notes with that name or containing that text, then they will ALL be highlighted. The note name does not have to be case sensitive, and doesn't have to be an exact match - all notes containing the [note name] text will be highlighted. If the EXACT NAME is specified (not case-sensitive), the note will also be marked as a MiniNote on the Minimap

/mn -mapc Toggle the display of Player and Cursor Coordinates on the World Map Control-Left-Click and drag the coordinates to move them to a different position on the World Map if you are not happy with the default.

/mn -minic Toggle the display of Player coordinates below the Minimap.

/mn -t [icon] [name] Creates a quicknote at the Player's current location if the Player has no target. If the Player does have a target, then it will create a note for that target at the Player's current location, icon and name are optional (icon any number from 0 to 9, AddOns/MapNotes/POIIcons/Icon#.tga)

/mn -m Creates a note for the Player's target at the Player's current location. OR Merges the details for the Player's current target in to a Map Note that has already been created at the Player's current location. MUST have targetted a Player/NPC/Mob for this to work.

/mn -scale [0.5 - 1.5] The size of MapNotes Menus and Frames are now fixed no matter what the scale of the World Map or other AddOn Map being used. This command can be used to change the default size of MapNotes Menus and Frames if the user finds it too small or large. The default value is 0.7 Therefore "/mn -scale 1.0" will make the Menus and Frames appear larger than they do by default.

/mn -undelete Will undelete the last deleted MapNote.

Key Bindings

QuickNote/TargetNote

Creates a quicknote at the Player's current location if the Player has no target. If the Player does have a target, then it will create a note for that target at the Player's current location. -OR CLICK MINIMAP COORDINATES- If you are NOT targetting anything, then ALT-Left-Click on the Minimap Coordinates to create a QuickNote. If you are targetting something, then ALT-Left-Click to create a Target note with details about the current target at the PLAYER'S current location - you will be warned if you are too near to an existing note to create a new note. (Slash Command "/mn -t" also available)

TargetNote/MergeNote

Creates a note for the Player's target at the Player's current location. OR Merges the details for the Player's current target in to a Map Note that has already been created at the Player's current location. MUST have targetted a Player/NPC/Mob for this to work. -OR CLICK MINIMAP COORDINATES- If you are targetting something, then you may also ALT-Right-Click on the Minimap Coordinates if you wish to create a note for your Target at the PLAYER'S current location. However, if a MapNote already exists at Player's location, then the details will be merged with the existing note. (Slash Command "/mn -m" also available)

IMPORTANT NOTE ON THE IMPORT FUNCTIONS BELOW

All of the functions below are mainly designed for people who have just installed MapNotes (Fan's Update). If you have been using this version of MapNotes for some time already, and have your own notes, then these functions may overwrite your existing notes. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

/script MapNotes_ImportCarto() NOTE: only works with English localisation currently If you want to move from Cartographer 2 to MapNotes, then log in to the game with both AddOns enabled, ust the above command, after which you will receive notification in the chat window on how many notes have been imported.

/MapNotes_Import_MetaMap If you want to move from MetaMapNotes to MapNotes, then log in to the game with both AddOns enabled, use the above command, after which you will receive notification in the chat window on how many notes have been imported; Then log out, and disable MetaMap. Don't try to use MapNotes at the same time as MetaMap for any other purposes, as the results may be unpredictable

/MapNotes_Import_AlphaMap If you have AlphaMap installed, and want to convert the in-built Instance and World Boss notes in to MapNotes notes, then use the above command, and you will see a message in the chat window informing you of how many notes have been imported in to MapNotes. This does NOT import Battleground notes by default, as AlphaMap's in built Battleground functionality works best without MapNotes overlaying the BG Objectives. NOTE: You don't have to import notes from AlphaMap, to make MapNotes on AlphaMap Instance/Battleground/WorldBoss maps. You can create any notes you like manually.

/MapNotes_Import_AlphaMapBG As mentioned above, the basic "/MapNotes_Import_AlphaMap" command does not import Battleground notes by default. If you do want to import AlphaMap Battlegournd map notes, then use this command to do so.

/MapNotes_Import_CTMapMod If you want to move from using CTMapMod to MapNotes (Fan's Update), then log in to the game with both AddOns enabled, use the above command, after which you will receive notification in the chat window on how many notes have been imported; Then log out, and disable CTMapMod.

Release notes for MapNotes version 6.09.50001 Mists of Pandaria - 4 November 2012
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

There were three tickets raised for v6.08 within hours of release. Once of them
involved non-persistence of MapNotes options across a reload (thanks Dridzt) and
I thought that so important that I should release a fic as soon as possible.

These are the fixes

- Some of the values set with the Options dialogue were not properly being
  restored after logging out. This was because of the design of the options
  data whereby a missing entry indicated that that entry was 'enabled'. I have
  changed MapNotes so that *all* options how have an entry that says explicitly
  whether it is enabled or disabled

- Zooming the World Map out to the World view showing the whole of Azeroth caused
  the addon to crash (thanks sykopat). This was because there is no map information
  available from either LibMapData for this map, and Astrolabe forces an exception
  if it is asked to provide it. I have made it impossible to add notes to either
  the World map or the Cosmic map (Azeroth plus Outland)

- sykopat reported a crash on trying to delete note by creator. I haven't been able
  to reproduce this, but see that it was executing code in the Yatlas addon that
  hooked a function in MapNotes code, so the problm may be there instead. I have
  made the parameter checking more robust and added some diagnostic code to this
  section

Cortello

Comments

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  • #682
    Re: MapNotes Crashes

    This still crashes the game if the following is applied:

    When you have the MapNotesForAtlas checked and it says Dependency Missing, if this is check marked in the AddOn List it will cause a fatal error in game. Everytime you bring the Map up in game the following pop up box is displayed:

    It says "This application has encountered a critical error:

    ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal exception!

    Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\Wow-64.exe

    ProcessID:6840

    Exception: ACCESS_VIOLATION

    The instruction at "0x000000013fbfd97c" referenced memory at "0x0000000000000010". The memory could not be "read".

    Press OK to terminate the application

    So therefore this needs to be fixed or that particular part of the addon shouldn't be able to be check marked.

  • #681
    Re: MapNotes -- 24 August 2015

    I fear I have very little to encourage you with this week unless you are familiar with the software development process

    I have been stung too many times with lax source control on this project. Several times I have had to back out to a very old version because I have coded myself into a corner, and so have spent most of this past week building a git repository of all the source that is available -- mostly from the Curse Forge archives

    I am sure that this will make further changes and fixes much faster, as it is far easier to revert a recent change that has proven to be misguided

    This repository will soon be uploaded to github, so I don't have to rely on Curse Forge to keep an archive of my releases any longer. If anyone is interested in accessing that repository (perhaps you have your own ideas for changes that you would like to code and submit yourself?) then let me know and I will give you the details when it is live

    In the mean time I have had no offers at all of historical MapNotes test data. If anyone still has a MapNotes.lua file in their World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<account>\SavedVariables directory then it would help me enormously with getting this latest version working properly. Email me at [email protected] if you're able to help

    More positive news next week I am sure

    Best regards,

    Cortello

    Last edited by Cortello on 8/24/2015 1:52:23 PM
  • #679
    Progress Report 16 August 2015

    As promised, here's the weekly report on the progress of MapNotes

    I have located and fixed the problem that others have found where MapNotes crashes the entire game. I'm now working on finding a way to make frames on the World Map draggable, as the Warlords of Draenor expansion has changed something that prevents the old method from working

    I managed to create an ordinary child frame of WorldMapFrame that was draggable yesterday, and now have to apply that to the real addon frames -- the World Map coordinates display and the Points of Interest themselves

    I'm planning to release an alpha version once I have the addon generally working. Note that that will mean you have to either download it manually or enable alpha downloads in the Curse Client

    Expect another update around next Sunday, and I'm hoping for an initial release within the next two weeks

    Remember to pass the message on thet MapNotes is being worked on again, and please let me know of any wished-for functionality. Pretty much top of my list is to make the MapNotes Browser a bit nicer and get rid of that awful spinning arrow. I also want to add a library of fixed Points of Interest, for example for mailboxes so that they show up on the World Map. But that will need some extensive data gathering over a number of days

    Hang in there and have fun in Outland!

    Cortello

     

    Last edited by Cortello on 8/16/2015 10:22:10 AM
  • #680

    Thanks for the update! Will be looking forward to the alpha version.

  • #676
    The Fall and Rise of MapNotes

    I always intended to get this addon working again after the Warlords of Draenor expansion finally broke it completely, but I didn't expect my life to take the convoluted turns that it has, leading to a three-year gap since my last update

    I can only apologise to all of you who carried on hoping for a fix, but who finally had to resign themselves to the death of MapNotes.

    The good news is that it will be back, and hopefully fairly soon. I have a version that doesn't crash, and allows me to add and delete notes on the Valley of the Four Winds map, and they're shown correctly on both the large and the small world map as well as the minimap -- both rotating and non-rotating. Thats as far as I have got, but it's major progress from an addon that died every time you log in

    I shall need your help to test further. One of the happy events in the last few years was that my PC was destroyed, and with it all of my MapNotes data and code. I retrieved the code from SourceForrge, but I don't have a data set that I can use to test with. I'm hoping someone out there will be good enough to send me their user data. The file I want is

        World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\<account name>\SavedVariables\MapNotes.lua

    If someone could help me with this it would be awesome.

    I'm still unsure whether I'll release an alpha or beta version early on (so that you have to have the Curse Client Release Preference option set accordingly to be able to download it) or work on it longer until I think I have a solid version. Please let me know if you have any thoughts on this

    Also, while I'm hacking the code, I'd like to hear of any requests for features. Of course there's no guarantee that the way the code is structured will let me include your favourite wish, but I'll certainly do my best

    I'll update here at least once a week, so keep watching

    Thanks everybody for your patience

    Cortello

  • #678

    Best news I got today! Thank you so much for coming back and continuing to put effort on this addon. It was easily the best addon I have used in WoW (taking map notes is crucial for me) and I was so sad to see it not working after a previous patch. Tried so many addons but none was as good as MapNotes.

    Definitely looking forward to the new release!

    EDIT: I checked my WTF folder in detail but couldn't see the file you need, must have deleted some time ago :(

    Last edited by Wormos on 8/11/2015 5:21:36 AM
  • #675

    I've been getting hit or miss attempts creating notes, but my real problem has been usually when I try to right click on a previously created note in order to link it with TomTom for a waypoint/arrow, one of two things USUALLY occur.

    1. Sometimes it won't let me right click for any options whatsoever. Right click - nothing happens.

    2. When I am able to right click and access the options drop down menu and choose the TomTom integration for the waypoint, it's always pointing me in wrong directions. 

    Makes me sad I don't know how to write LUA code. This addon was short and sweet. With no word from the author and no capabilities to update it myself, going to go ahead and remove this addon. *wipes away a tear*

  • #677

    It's coming back!

  • #674

    So far the addon does not work on WoD 6.03 or otherwise. I find that the minute you log on with MapNotes active it crashes the game.

    Cortello keeps saying he's working on an update, but it's been 2 years since any work has been done to the project. I know we are all busy with real life, but I am beginning to wonder if the project may end up being dead.

  • #673

    Does this addon work with 6.0.3? I am trying to create notes but it seems not to be working. I tried HandyNotes which doesn't work well for me and I don't like their icons. I hope this addon will be updated sometime soon. Thanks.

  • #672

    Here are some new errors i got after using my HS to Warspear:

    Date: 2014-12-21 23:53:03
    ID: 20
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: ∞
    Message: ..\AddOns\MapNotes\MapNotes.lua line 1878:
    attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'XCoordsFactor' (a nil value)
    Debug:
    MapNotes\MapNotes.lua:1878:
    MapNotes\MapNotes.lua:1780
    Locals:
    self = MapNotes_EventFrame {
    0 = <userdata>
    }
    elapsed = 0.023000001907349
    minimapShape = nil
    mapName = "AshranHordeFactionHub"
    mapID = 1011
    mapLevel = 0
    mapKey = "WM AshranHordeFactionHub"
    zoom = nil
    currentNotes = <table> {
    1 = <table> {
    }
    }
    n = 1
    (for generator) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (for state) = <table> {
    1 = <table> {
    }
    }
    (for control) = 1
    id = 1
    note = <table> {
    creator = "Badingo"
    inf1 = "Seal of Tempered Fate Vendor"
    inf2 = "Warspear, Ashran"
    in2c = 0
    mininote = true
    name = "Fate-Twister Tiklal"
    ncol = 4
    icon = 6
    yPos = 0.62562870979309
    in1c = 8
    xPos = 0.647181391716
    }
    POIName = "MN_MiniNotePOI1"
    POI = MN_MiniNotePOI1 {
    0 = <userdata>
    timeSinceLastUpdate = 0
    }
    (*temporary) = 0.200439453125
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\MoveAnything\MoveAnything.lua:427
    (*temporary) = "Button"
    (*temporary) = "MN_MiniNotePOI1"
    (*temporary) = Minimap {
    0 = <userdata>
    timer = 0
    }
    (*temporary) = "attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'XCoordsFactor' (a nil value)"
    visibilityUpdate = 0
    Minimap = Minimap {
    0 = <userdata>
    timer = 0
    }
    MN_playerX = 0.446741938591
    MN_playerY = 0.43479698896408
    MN_zoneData = false
    MN_noteX = 0
    MN_noteY = 0
    ipairs = <function> defined =[C]:-1

    --

    Date: 2014-12-21 23:53:03
    ID: 20
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: ∞
    Message: ..\AddOns\MapNotes\MapNotes.lua line 1943:
    attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'yPos' (a nil value)
    Debug:
    MapNotes\MapNotes.lua:1943:
    MapNotes\MapNotes.lua:1930
    Locals:
    POI = MN_MiniNotePOI1 {
    0 = <userdata>
    timeSinceLastUpdate = 0
    }
    elapsed = 0.026000000536442
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'yPos' (a nil value)"
    MN_playerX = 0.446741938591
    MN_playerY = 0.43479698896408
    MN_noteX = 0
    MN_noteY = 0
    MN_dist = 0
    pi = 3.1415926535898
    atan2 = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    sin = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    cos = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    MN_miniRadius = 66

  • #671

    Hey Cortello! ^_^

    I sent you a PM on curseforge with details for a crash I experienced but figure you're busy with RL at the moment.

    For clarification though (and maybe on the off chance that someone else might have a suggestion) I'll repeat the basics here...

    The addon installed fine, and didn't throw up any LUA errors while playing. I was able to manually add notes to the world map with no issues, however, editing them was problematic as the UI for editing a note wasn't interactive. The options appear, but nothing except the drop down menu is interactive and selecting an item in the dropdown menu doesn't actually do anything. The only way to close the option UI is to close my map.

    Now, the crash occurred under the following condition: I was dead.

    Making a corpse run I lost my bearings, popped my map to see where I had to go to retrieve my corpse and BOOM! Fatal Error: memory could not be read. I logged back in and popped my map to see if I could replicate the problem and sure enough, it happened again, same error.

    This does NOT happen while I'm alive.

    I have a full list of the addons I had running alongside this one in the crash report I sent to you on Curseforge, but bear in mind that the report seems to think I had HandyNotes active while running MapNotes. I can assure you I checked and double checked that it was disabled when the crash occurred.

    If you need any further info, feel free to ask.

    Cheers mate! ^_^

  • #662

    Okay I know MapNotes Is crashing World of Warcraft now. I have done a lot of the work of changing the way WoW now identifies zones, and I hoped to just finalise that on the live systems and release.

    But now I get this crashing of the parent app, which didn't happen on the test servers and is difficult to diagnose because there is no way to tell what part of the addon is causing the problem.

    I'm working on it.

  • #670

    From inside the errors folder a text dump including recent calls and memory... if I'm reading it right it seems that the last call came from:

    MN_MapCoords:GetPoint()

    I assume you've gotten that far already.... but if you want the whole dump I'll get it to you.  It seems to have a bit of personal information in it though, so I won't post it here.

     

     

  • #669

    Here is my first error report. Maybe this helps?

    http://www.directupload.net/file/d/3811/gvibkmec_jpg.htm

    I got this error, after logging onto my character and opening the Map.
     There were No spots on the map saved.

    Last edited by Alexon88 on 11/19/2014 12:04:19 PM
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