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  • Supports: 6.0.3
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  • Updated 01/12/2015
  • Created 07/03/2006
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  • Newest File: v5.7.140
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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

5.7.140

  • Fixed the condition checks for: UnitAffectingCombat() and UnitIsTrivial() API calls.
  • Fixed the leftover slider errors.

5.7.139

  • Removed the new absorb handler.
  • Readded the mp3 support.
  • Slider ondrag fixes.
  • Fixed a lot of leaks.
  • Some other minor fixes.

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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  • #4046

    I am having this same exact issue as of Tuesday, February 3, 2015.  Anytime I use any self ability, be it Arcane Brilliance buff, Ice Barrier or anything, I get a bunch of those ribbons on my screen as you show.  It just started happening on Tuesday out of nowhere.  I had to disable MSBT for the time being until it is fixed as clearing my profiles and folders did not fix it.

  • #4044

    Hi, my current issue with msbt is with configuring scroll frames - I've had two problems that feel similar to me. The first is that suddenly my incoming damage was stuck in the middle of the screen, despite having dragged the frame to all different parts of the screen. I ended up reseting my config and setting it all up again - didn't take more than 30 or 40 minutes, but it's alright.

    Now, I have maybe 60 buffs suppressed for my notifications frame and I would really like to not have to reset, but my problem is that ever since I turned off my outgoing frame for tanking, I can't turn it back on again. Checking the box to toggle the frame and using the "preview" button makes it seem like everything's dandy, but then when I go to hit something I dont get outgoing damage numbers.

    Let me know if more info needed. Thanks.

  • #4043

    Hey there. I'm having a problem with this addon. It all worked fine and i love it, but when i installed Deadly Boss Mods i encoutered a problem: everytime i log in the addon will reset any font to default one MSBT Porky. For example: I like Morpheus font. I select it....it will work fine untill i log out. Then when i come back online the addon will be on MSBT Porky...and i not mean it will be selected...it will replace Morpheus. If anyone can help me with this i'd be forever in his debt :)

    Thanks.

  • #4039

    Is there a way to reduce the alpha?

    E: Found it. Change the opacity in the master font option.

    Last edited by Triemer on 1/26/2015 8:32:54 AM
  • #4038

    Will you add a notifier for multistrikes? As in: "123456 (Multistrike)". It would be really awesome to distinguish normal attacks and multistrikes.

  • #4042

    As a survival hunter I would love this functionality!!!

  • #4037

    Hi guys!

    Just downloaded your addon and have run into a bug. Whenever i try to use some fonts like ABF with monochrome outline the game crashes and it closes right away.

    I don't really wanna use that outline, since i was just trying out the options, but i don't think this outcome is something you are counting on.

    Cheers,
    Gurka

  • #4036

    Is there a way to change the font of the damage and the skill independently? I'd like the actual damage numbers larger than the skill names to make it easier to read.

  • #4035

    I have a question about Self Healing. Basically I'm using this on my DK and I have outgoing damage on the right side and I created a new scroll area on the left side. I want only the healing and shielding I apply to my self to show up there so my goal is this:

    Left Scroll Area: Healing I apply to my self (Death Strike, Lichborne/Deathcoil, Death Pact)

    Right Scroll Area: Outgoing damage

    I can't figure out how to only show healing from my own abilities. I can display all healing, but I only want healing I do to my self.

  • #4034

    Is there a way of putting a specific spell in a new scroll area? I'm wanting to track my Monk's Storm, Earth, and Fire (aka Clones) Tiger Palm so I know the buffs are up.

  • #4032

    Any chance of support for multistrike? atm i cant find alot of options to display it, maybe im being blind (Default install)

  • #4027

    just a quick question is there a way to make custom trigger that will alert you when you have 5 stacks of paladin's bastion of glory i know that events can track each stack but it doesn't recognize the difference between stack 2 and stack 5 it just counts them and will notify you on each stack. I would like just a notifaction on stack 5 so i know when to use word of glory. thx

  • #4029

    You just have to add an additional condition Amount, is Equal to, stackNumber.

  • #4025

    Hey there,

    I'm having 2 problems:

    1) "Group thousands" causes a massive FPS drop in combat. Like from 100 to a slideshow.

    2) I can't find a way to turn off that sound that plays once I cap my Elusive Brew stacks. Even if I disable all 4 notification panels, the sound still plays. If I disable that 5/10/15 EB notification, it still plays.

    Last edited by WonderfulHorrors on 1/12/2015 6:30:55 PM
  • #4028

    1. I have no issue with that, however i can add a more efficient function to format the numbers.

    2. You have to individually disable sounds for each trigger, on the Triggers tab->Edit icon->Sound dropdown.

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