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  • Updated 11/03/2012
  • Created 10/27/2006
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • 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
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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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  • #604

    Hi, thanks for keep updating this great addon.

    I would like to give you some suggestion for the addon:

    - An option to change the size of the icons on the minimap.

    - An option to show the lines between notes of the map on the minimap and options to edit its format (width, color, continuity, etc).

    - Options to do mass actions, for example to select a lot of notes at the same time and hide them from the minimap, or change their names, text, icons, etc.

    - An option to show just the nearest nodes on the minimap and not all from the actual zone (when you have too many notes the border of the minimap gets overloaded.

    - Option to change coordinates and zone in "edit note"/"create new note" window.

    If any of these things are available I'm sorry I didn't notice.

     

    Issues:

    - When you uncheck an icon in the options panel, the notes with that icon dissappear on the map but not on the minimap.

    - The /mn -scale [0.5 - 1.5] command has a different range, you made it from 50 to 150 (it works well, just the command description doesn't match).

     

    Thanks! Greetings

    Last edited by Highray on 11/26/2012 12:24:44 PM
  • #600

    This is a mod I can't live without...however I am still using version 6.03.4 because EVERY TIME I attempt to update the mod, all of my map notes go away. 

    I always keep a back up of my mapnotes from Saved Variables, but there is always a glitch-this last time(6.03.4) I was able to install it, just without the icon library. When the icon library was installed, I would be able to go to create a note, but was unable to save it, as there was no "okay" button and my Enter button ceased to function! See what I mean? :)

    I'm happy with keeping the old version as long as it works, but is there any way in the future to make more detailed instructions or a smoother way to integrate older versions into newer versions?

    Again, thank you SO MUCH for this mod!

  • #601

    I'm sorry you've had so much trouble with MapNotes - there really should be no problem upgrading as every release is designed and tested to backwardly-compatible with previous versions, but I advise people to back up their Saved Variables before upgrading just in case. Given your problems I'm especially grateful for your thanks!

    I don't know what went wrong with your notes, but if you send me your SavedVariables\MapNotes.lua file I'll fix it so that you can join the rest of us with v6.09. It will only take an hour or two so you won't be kept from making notes for long. Email me at [email protected] and I'll get it done.

    Cortello

  • #609

    You, sir, are a genius. After two hours (and a system restore!!!), I FINALLY saw your comment and sure enough, the opacity was at 0 and so was the icon size. Upgraded to new MapNotes with all my notes intact. Thanks SO MUCH!!!

  • #607

    I bet if you upgraded then went to your mapnote options your mapnotes opacity is set to 0 instead of 100. Happened to me too.

  • #599

    Thank you for the update and fixes. I forget when I first started using MapNotes -- I'm a "BC baby" -- but it's one of the few addons that I seriously CANNOT play WoW without.

  • #602

    At first I thought you meant BC as in Broken Condom, but presumably you mean you started playing with The Burning Crusade! I've been around since 2005 when there was no Outland. You should have seen the awful red arrows we had for Hunter's mark - nearly as silly as the MapNotes Browser arrow (whcih I've just been working on btw).

    Glad you like the addon. Let me know if there's anything new you'd like it to do.

    Cortello

  • #598

    Just one day later and Dridzt has raised a ticket pointing out that the options weren't being saved properly. That seemd like a big deal to me, so I've put v6.09.50001 up for you to install.

    Cortello

  • #590

    I have just uploaded the new and shiny version 6.08.5001 of MapNotes including, as far as I know, all the promised features. There are a *lot* of bug fixes and even more internal changes to make the whole addon work much better. Party notes work again and are transmitted to all players in your party or raid group, and check out mouse wheel support for the options dialogue.

    As always I'm very keen to hear from people who have bugs to report or requests for improvement. I have the code working much more how I would like it now and can make changes reasonably easily.

    Enjoy the addon and happy questing!

    Cortello

    Last edited by Cortello on 11/2/2012 8:34:03 PM
  • #596

    Was a very smooth update for me, good job.

    There's a minor issue with saved settings that I've made a ticket about. (no lua errors)

     

  • #597

    Thanks for reporting this. It seemed like a game breaker to me so I've fixed it and release v6.09.

    Cortello

  • #589

    is there some way you can add a toggle to supress the Text out put in the chat box? Seiing "Map is Now <name - dimensions>" When moving around a lot is really really annoying.

  • #591

    Done. It's fixed in the release I just posted

  • #595

    Glad you like it. I'm sorry you've been stuck with those chat messages for so long. It was debugging code that I forgot to take out Frown Do let me know about any bugs or new features you'd like to see

  • #593

    Thanks so much! I love this addon! More so now that it's spam free!

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