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  • Supports: 6.0.2
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  • Updated 10/17/2014
  • Created 07/03/2006
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v5.7.138
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About MikScrollingBattleText

Announcements:

  • Version 5.7.134 is updated to work with Warlord of Draenor Patch 6.0.2 and fixes the font preview issues.
  • If you are having issues with the fonts "resetting" on initial game load, update to Version 5.7.137.
  • Version 5.7.138 corrects issues with several triggers like Kill Shot and Hammer of Wrath.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Before posting a question, please see the FAQ list at MSBT's portal site. http://mikord.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=156&a=faq

Description:

MSBT is designed to be an extremely lightweight, efficient, and highly configurable mod that makes it easier to see combat information by scrolling the information on the screen in separate, dynamically creatable scroll areas. It is a replacement for Blizzard's Floating Combat Text and Damage output.

Features:

  • Lightweight and efficient design.
  • Scroll incoming damage/heals, outgoing damage/heals, and notifications in separate configurable scroll areas on the playing field.
  • Display player and pet cooldown completion alerts.
  • Display loot alerts with a total of how many are now in inventory.
  • Add triggers that will allow you to show notifications based on a variety of conditions.
  • Assign a sound file to play for events/triggers.
  • Dynamically create new scroll areas and assign any event/trigger to them.
  • Customize the position, size, animation style, enabled state, font style, font size, font outline, and opacity for each of the scroll areas.
  • Customize each individual event's color, font style, font size, font outline, opacity, output message, enabled state, and scroll area.
  • Set "Master Font" settings that will be inherited by all of the scroll areas and the events in them unless they are overridden at the scroll area or event level.
  • Merge AoE data into one event with cumulative damage/healing done with number of normal and crits specified.
  • Show overhealing amounts against yourself or party/raid members.
  • Color unit names according to their class.
  • Color damage amounts according to damage type.
  • Show partial effects (resists, absorbs, vulnerabilities, etc) colored according to type.
  • Filter output information with a full suite of spam controls.
  • Load on demand options.
  • For mod developers:
    • Output your own scrolling messages with the MikSBT.DisplayMessage function instead of having to create your own frame and animation code. You can also use your own font by first registering it with MSBT via the MikSBT.RegisterFont function.
    • Create custom animation styles.
    • See the included API.html file for reference information.

Supported Events:

  • Incoming:
    • Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, Reflects, and Interrupts
    • Spell Resists
    • Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Pet Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Pet Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, and Immunes
    • Pet Spell Resists
    • Pet Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Environmental Damage
  • Outgoing:
    • Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, Reflects, Interrupts, and Evades
    • Spell Resists and Buff Dispels
    • Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
    • Pet Melee Damage, Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Pet Skill Damage, Damage Over Time (DoTs), Misses, Dodges, Parries, Blocks, Deflects, Absorbs, Immunes, and Evades
    • Pet Spell Resists and Buff Dispels
    • Pet Heals and Heals Over Time (HoTs)
  • Notification:
    • Buffs / Buff Stacks / Buff Fades
    • Debuffs / Debuff Stacks / Debuff Fades
    • Item Buffs / Item Buff Fades
    • Enter/Leave Combat
    • Power Gains and Losses
    • Alternate Power Gains and Losses
    • Chi Gains and Chi Full
    • Combo Point Gains and Combo Points Full
    • Holy Power Changes and Holy Power Full
    • Honor Gains
    • Reputation Gains and Losses
    • Skill Gains
    • Experience Gains
    • Killing Blows (Player and NPC)
    • Extra Attacks
    • Soul Shard Creation
    • Enemy Buff Gains
    • Monster Emotes
    • Player, Pet, and Item Cooldown Completions
  • Loot
    • Looted Items
    • Money Gains
  • Default Triggers:
    • All Relevant Classes - Low Health, Low Mana, Low Pet Health
    • Death Knight - Killing Machine, Rime, Shadow Infusion x5
    • Druid - Berserk, Clearcasting, Predator's Swiftness, Shooting Stars
    • Hunter - Kill Shot, Lock and Load
    • Mage - Brain Freeze, Clearcasting, Fingers of Frost, Missile Barrage
    • Monk- Elusive Brew x5, x10, x15, Mana Tea x20, Vital Mists x5
    • Paladin - Hammer of Wrath, The Art of War
    • Priest - Clearcasting, Shadow Orb x3
    • Rogue - Blindside
    • Shaman - Clearcasting, Lava Surge, Maelstrom Weapon x5, Tidal Waves
    • Warlock - Decimation, Molten Core, Nightfall
    • Warrior - Bloodsurge, Execute, Revenge, Sudden Death, Taste for Blood, Victory Rush

Commands:

/msbtShows the options interface.
/msbt resetResets the current profile to the default settings.
/msbt disableDisables the mod.
/msbt enableEnables the mod.
/msbt versionShows the current version.
/msbt helpShows the command usage.

Version History:

See version history as MSBT's portal site. http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?&id=156&pageid=147

5.7.138

  • Moved the new font loader logic into its own frame to prevent issues with UIs such as RealUI that play with opacity on objects they don't own.
  • Fixed unit reaction condition that was preventing many triggers like Kill Shot and Hammer of Wrath from working.
  • Fixed taint issues cause by the _ global variable.
  • Updated options dialogs to remove reference to support for mp3s which the game no longer supports.

5.7.137

  • Corrected an error that occurs on startup with deleted default triggers.

5.7.136

  • Rework the font handling to preload fonts during initial load to resolve the issue where the fonts would reset to the default on initial game load.

5.7.135

  • Fixed the ability to add custom fonts via the custom media tab.

5.7.134

  • Fixed an issue where the font previews were not updating properly.
  • Updated parser to support the new parameters introduced by patch 6.0.2.

5.7.132

  • Updated for Patch 6.0.2 / Warlords of Draenor
    • Modified global constants for item quality to their new values.
    • Removed Berserker Stance from available trigger conditions.
    • Removed Backlash default trigger.
    • Removed Owlkin Frenzy default trigger.
    • Removed Overpower default trigger.
    • Removed Power Guard default trigger.
    • Removed Rune Strike default trigger.
    • Removed Solar and Lunar Eclipse default triggers.
    • Modified several skill IDs to reflect their new values.
    • Updated TOC for Patch 6.0.2.

5.7.131

  • Fixed issue introduced with Patch 5.4 where the fonts could not be changed.

5.7.130

  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.4.

5.7.129

  • Fixed issue introduced with Patch 5.3 where dispels were showing the skill performing the dispel rather than the one being dispelled.
  • Increased damage and healing maximum spam thresholds to 100,000.
  • Added default trigger for Ultimatum.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.3.

5.7.128

  • Updated parser to support the new amount parameter on applied and removed auras. Thanks to pelf for the patch.

5.7.127

  • Fix issue introduced with Patch 5.2 where dispels were showing the skill performing the dispel rather than the one being dispelled.

5.7.126

  • Modified skill ID for Taste For Blood to reflect the new value.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.2.

5.7.125

  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.1.

5.7.124

  • Fixed issue introduced with Monk Chi changes in Patch 5.1.

5.7.123

  • Fixed an issue where certain power types such as Sha Power and Alternate Power were causing errors.

5.7.122

  • Added new Shadow Orbs Change and Shadow Orbs Full events that act similar to combo points.
  • Removed shadow orbs from standard power gains (e.g. +1 Shadow Orbs) since it is now treated similar to combo points.
  • Removed Shadow Orbs x3 default trigger due to the new Shadow Orbs Full event.
  • Fixed issue where the shorten numbers and group by thousands options were not being applied to overkill amounts.
  • Added default trigger for Blindside.
  • Removed extra exclamation point from druid berserking default trigger.
  • Added missing Italian localization files.

5.7.119

  • Fixed issue where combo point gains and full combo points were not being displayed (reported by dondasch).

5.7.118

  • Updated for Patch 5.0.1 / Mists of Pandaria Beta
    • Monk is now an available class for triggers and class coloring.
    • Added new Chi Change and Chi Full events that act similar to combo points.
    • Added support for dynamic max chi and holy power.
    • Removed chi from standard power gains (e.g. +1 Chi) since it is now treated similar to combo points.
    • Removed the following triggers since they no longer apply: Counterattack, Eradication, Hot Streak, Impact, Riposte, Viper Sting
    • Removed the following skills from default suppressions and throttling since they no longer apply: Arcane Empowerment, Desecration, Ferocious Inspiration, Mana Spring
    • Updated supported power types to include Alternate, Dark Force, Chi (Light Force), Shadow Orbs, Burning Embers, and Demonic Fury.
    • Rewrote code that deals with party and raid members to use the new Blizzard APIs.
    • Updated "Active Talents" trigger condition to use the new Blizzard API.
    • Modified remaining existing triggers to work with their new values.
    • Modified several skill IDs to reflect their new values.
    • Added default trigger for Vital Mists x5.
    • Added default trigger for Mana Tea x20.
    • Added default trigger for Elusive Brew at 5, 10, and 15 stacks.
    • Added default trigger for Power Guard x3.
    • Added new events for Alternate Power Gains and Losses so they may be customized.
    • Added temporary workaround for UnitGUID bug when in a group. Triggers that involve party/raid members will not work currently due to this.
    • Updated environmental damage handler for environmental type changes.
    • Updated TOC for Patch 5.0.4.
  • Added new option to shorten large numbers using si suffixes (32765 displays as 33k).
  • Added new option to separate large numbers into digit groups (32765 dispays as 32,765).
  • Fixed taint issues cause by the _ global variable.
  • Converted class names to use Blizzard provided localizations.
  • Removed old temporary workaround for raid flags added in Patch 4.2.
  • Added Italian localization from Kelhar@Runetotem-EU.

5.6.117

  • Money strings will now show properly on all supported languages.
  • Updated Simplified and Traditional Chinese translations from yleaf.

5.6.113

  • Converted all sounds to .ogg from .mp3.

5.6.112

  • Modified combat event log parser to work with the absorb changes in Patch 4.3.

5.6.111

  • Updated German translations from mojosdojo.
  • Updated Simplified and Traditional Chinese translations from yleaf.
  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.3.

5.6.108

  • Removed item cooldoown tracking debug print

5.6.107

  • Added support for item cooldowns:
    • Created new event for customizable item cooldown notifications.
    • Added Item Cooldown Complete to the available trigger events.
    • Added Item ID and Item Name condition handling for the main trigger events that support them.
    • Cooldown exclusions now accept skill IDs, item names, and item IDs in addition to skill names.
  • Added monochrome, monochrome + thin, and monochrome + thick to available outline font settings for pixel font lovers.
  • Modified the custom font and sound validation routines to work with arbitrary case extensions.
  • Changed custom font validation error message to a more descriptive message when the font can't be set versus the more generic ttf message.

See the included readme.html for further version history.

Comments

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  • #1246
    Thank you very much for your input and good luck with future development on this wonderful addon!
  • #1237
    Hi

    How can i show the mana regen, and mana gain? (I'm not found in incoming player and allother :(((
  • #1241
    notifications).

    ALL Power gains. I must warn you that it's pretty spammy though...
  • #1236
    Mik, great job maintaining.
    That said, i'm stumped.

    Can I set a Feign Death notification? cant seem to differ between feign death and actual death...
    i was thinking for arena applications.

    sorry if this is an old problem you've allready adressed i cant find where to search

    thanks in advance
  • #1240
    I'm fairly certain there is no distinction in the combat log between an FD and a real death. They both show up as a death event and I suspect that's intentional on the part of Blizzard.

  • #1234
    In the cooldowns tab, the skill name always shows up in red, while the rest of the text in the color selected on that tab. How do I change the skill name to match the color of the rest of the text (for example white).
  • #1235
    It's not possible without modifying the lua code. An option for that is one of those things I have on my list of stuff to add, but I just haven't had a chance to get to it. There are several other higher priority things that will come first (trinket / item cooldowns for one).
  • #1228
    1)how do you change sound of static frame
    2) Is there mana spam silter cos i only found health
  • #1233
    Frames themselves don't have sounds, but I'm going to guess you're talking about the sound when cooldowns complete? For that, click the edit event settings for Skill Cooldowns on the Cooldowns tab and you'll see a sound field there.

    Power Threshold.
  • #1226
    Miklord.....I'd like to tell you that you are doing an EXCELLENT job of maintaining, and supporting your addon. Really....constant updates, and answering nearly everyone's questions on multiple forums is just UNREAL. I see it, and appreciate your efforts. Anyway.....

    After scrolling through several pages in these forums trying to find my answer, I've finally broken down and decided to simply ask: Does this mod track & display events triggered by other players? I.E.: "[non-targeted enemy name] starts to cast Whirlwind on Rhazgoul". Can custom text be made for given events? And can events be sent to other channels such as PARTY, YELL, OR RW?
  • #1232
    Thanks for your comments.

    Yes, you can create a trigger, including custom output messages, to detect when other players start a cast. Something to keep in mind though is that the game unfortunately does not report for whom the cast is ultimately destined. It's still typically quite useful to know when somebody starts to cast key spells though.

    The trigger would typically look something like this:

    Output Message: *** %n is casting %s ***
    Cast Start
    Source Unit Reaction - Is Equal To - Hostile
    Skill Name - Is Equal To - Whatever Spell Here

    As far as sending chat messages, that has been requested, but is something I have specifically denied. I personally feel like a person should choose what *they* want to see rather than having somebody else spam them with stuff they probably don't really care about. I know that I don't like it when I'm in a BG or raid and I see things being spammed to chat cluttering it up. If I wanted to know about something, I'd create a trigger to notify me about it. I know some people disagree with my philosophy on this point, but I'd rather not contribute to a practice I don't care for.
  • #1225
    Is there any way I can get Stealth to show when it's ready for use, like say, when I get out of combat, showing "Stealth Ready now!"?
  • #1231
    If you have cooldowns and the "Static" scroll area enabled (which they are by default) it already shows that. You can also add a "Skill Cooldown" trigger that looks specifically for stealth if you want to customize its appearance separately from the others.
  • #1221
    As of last patch, the Wham! sound no longer works on my system. All the other default options (low mana, health alarm, etc) still work, but when I select 'Wham!' and press play, it does nothing.

    =(
  • #1223
    Make sure the sound file still exists wherever you had it before. Automatic updaters tend to delete entire addon directories and everything in them thereby wiping out custom media.
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