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  • Supports: 5.4.0
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  • Updated 09/12/2013
  • Created 07/03/2006
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v5.7.131
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About MikScrollingBattleText

Announcements:

  • Version 5.7.131 fixes the font changing issue introduced by Patch 5.4.

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, Rune Strike, Shadow Infusion x5
    • Druid - Berserk, Clearcasting, Eclipse (Lunar), Eclipse (Solar), Owlkin Frenzy, 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, Power Guard x3, 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 - Backlash, Decimation, Molten Core, Nightfall
    • Warrior - Bloodsurge, Execute, Overpower, 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

5.7.131

  • 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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  • #3823

    Does anyone know how to disable Pet damage in MSBT or how to seperate pet damage to a seperate scrolling area?

  • #3822

    I got a question, i want to use the MSBT for other things but i want to keep the Damage taken appearing on the bosses or players , i dont like it being on the side, so is there a way to disable it just for that?

  • #3821
    Bug "Group By Thousands"

    Hey,

    I'm encountering an issue when I check the option "Group By Thousands". As soon as I use it and I make damages, the WoW client (FR) freezes. After reading the stacktrace, I figured out the error comes from this function:

    local function SeparateNumber(number)
     if (type(number) ~= "number") then number = tonumber(number) end
     if (not number) then return 0 end

     local formatted = number
     while true do
       formatted, k = string_gsub(formatted, "^(-?%d+)(%d%d%d)", SEPARATOR_REPLACE_PATTERN)
       if (k==0) then break end
     end
     return formatted
    end

    The exception's message is: MikSBT.lua:158: script ran too long.

    It seems your loop while is iterating infinitely. After checking the locals of the function, the value of the separator variable is weird.

    Locals: number = 52307
    formatted = "52307"
    (*temporary) = "52307"
    (*temporary) = 1
    (*temporary) = "^(-?%d+)(%d%d%d)"
    (*temporary) = "%1%2"
    (*temporary) = "script ran too long"
    string_gsub = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    SEPARATOR_REPLACE_PATTERN = "%1%2"

    MSBT initializes this variable using this statement:

    local SEPARATOR_REPLACE_PATTERN = "%1" .. (LARGE_NUMBER_SEPERATOR or ",") .. "%2"

    The separator is clearly missing in the runtime variable and the loop doesn't handle such case. The workaround is to remove the part "LARGE_NUMBER_SEPERATOR or" of the last stament. Nevertheless, the author of the addon must certainly check why "LARGE_NUMBER_SEPERATOR or ","" doesn't return the intended result.

    Good luck for fixing that.

    Many Thanks !

    ZenLulz

  • #3820

    Battle text doesn't trigger on applying new Illuminated Healing buff from paladin.

  • #3819

    Hey, I love the addon! but for some reason when I go to change the text font it won't let me. any ideas on how to do it? I'm going through the addon using master fonts, but nothing is changing. All of the areas are inheriting from the master.

    Last edited by failwhip on 6/23/2014 5:13:45 PM
  • #3818

    Is there anyway to change the images of the skill icons? There is a glitch for warriors where the skill icon for Opportunity Strikes is the same as the icon for Deep Wounds. I saw there was an option to show the skill name with the skill icon, but I would much rather have just the skill icons.

  • #3817

    how can i add a Event which tells me when a Raidmember/Maintank dies? I tried "killing Blows" but that doesnt work :/

     

    Thx

  • #3816

    I installed MSBT, and now when I dismount or pull a weed, I hear the coin loot sound. Having gone through the options, I can't find where the setting is to turn this off. Anyone have any ideas?

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  • #3826

    Go to "Events" in the options menu, and select the "Notification" in the drop down menu and look for "Skill Gains". Click the tool symbol and there you'll see sound options, hit None.

    Hope this helps.

    Last edited by Zombetta on 7/13/2014 11:14:31 AM
  • #3824

    I also get this

  • #3815

    so i deleted the font, and the one i wanted shows up in the general settings, but now all it shows is the spell icon, pretty sure "deleting the font " just broke the addon GG

  • #3814

    The "remove the font and rename another" thing worked, BUT it shouldnt be needed to go and delete a font to get rid of it!?

  • #3812

    People keep saying "Just delete the porky font in the font folder...it's so easy"

    Yeah well the thing is, I only have an MSBT options folder in my addons file....nothing else, and definitely no folder neatly titled "fonts". 

     

    Therefore what I read everywhere to do ( and believe me I've searched all through my addons folder), is impossible. 

    Last edited by user_516353 on 5/1/2014 10:33:20 AM
  • #3813

    Try looking in the "MikScrollingBattleText" . I guess earlier comments just shortened it to MSBT, which there is folder named that too.

  • #3810

    Porky front issue fix - Go to MSBT folder then remove Porky , rename random front to Porky and then addon works fine you can swap fronts again. After every front change use /reload ui command.

    Last edited by Lylarei on 4/5/2014 8:05:00 AM
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