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  • 58,242 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 10,327,570 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/12/2013
  • Created 07/03/2006
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  • Release Type: Release
  • 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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  • #3405

    Game client crashes a few seconds after entering combat with this mod enabled, even after the combo point fixes. Feral druid on dummies in Org.

  • #3411

    I too am having an issue with Miks. After 5.0.4 i had the annoying bug where my cursor disappeared (windows 7). painstakingly, i moved the mouse until i could moseover "Accept"  which was quite hard to do. when i finally got the game up. i went into to disable the Hardware cursor so i could see the cursor, but it was like having my dominant arm broken and having to move with ,ynon-dominant hand.  very slow, kludgey.

    i went as far as to DL the entire game client again from Blizz, in the event i had a corrupted file.  I went "bare bones" and instaklled addons one by one, until finally  today i chose to reinstall MIKs. and the cursor issue is back.

    WHat causes this and how can i effect a speedy resolution?

  • #3419

    This is the first I've heard of this issue.  I would suggest first following this FAQ entry to see if it's one of the profile settings causing it.

  • #3406

    See the announcements above.  There is a bug in the WoW client with fonts that have the Monochrome flag set that is causes the crash.  Please reply to the official bug report linked above with the type of video card you have and which driver version you are using  to help Blizzard solve the issue.

    Last edited by mikord on 8/30/2012 11:43:35 PM
  • #3400

    /msbt

    MSBT: Couldn't load MSBTOptions: Disabled

    /msbt version

    MSBT: v5.7.119

     

    Last edited by doktorstick on 8/30/2012 8:51:27 PM
  • #3401

    Your issue is exactly what it says.  The options module is disabled.  Click the addons button on your login screen, find MSBT [Options] and check it to enable it.

  • #3409

    Thanks.  A suggestion then, name the two addons such that they are next to each other.  Due to the number of "M" titled addons I have, "MSBT [Options]" was not visible on the same page as "Mik's Scrolling Battle Text".

  • #3399

    I'm having problems with notifications, looting, and incoming damage/healing. I'm seeing the logo for these events, but no text or numbers with them. For example, if I take damage, I see the logo for the move I got hit with but there are no numbers indicating how much damage I took. It's the same with healing received and anything I loot as well. Also, the events are well outside of the scrolling areas I've set up.  Another problem i'm having is during aoe situations, I'm seeing the amount of damage I deal, but not how many times the ability hit or crit. I'm sorry for the wall of text, but it's kind of a mess right now.

  • #3408

    Ok, I tried what you said and it didn't change anything. I've also re-installed it as well.

  • #3403

    Check out MSBT's FAQ for the entry "Help! MSBT isn't working correctly for me, but it's working for others?!?"

  • #3398
    General, Master Fonts, Normal Outline

    Just for your information I have discovered if you select the following in the options: General, Master Fonts, Normal Outline, Monochrome it crashes the game client! Happens consistently for me, is this something you can replicate? Thanks

    Last edited by CurseDownload on 8/30/2012 3:19:45 PM
  • #3402

    Good find.  I was able to reproduce it with this (didn't even have to go into combat).  So this is line with what I suspected and posted earlier --  "I'm wondering if maybe it's something to do with DirectX/graphics drivers/font handling due to the WoW's new updated engine."

    That said, this is not actually MSBT bug.  Setting a font to use the MONORCHROME flag should definitely not cause the game to crash.  I will verify nothing changed with the API calls, but I'm fairly certain this is a Blizzard bug only they will be able to fix.

    Edit: I was able to recreate the bug with some basic lua code.  I've posted a bug report on the official WoW forums here.

    Last edited by mikord on 8/30/2012 11:26:07 PM
  • #3397

    Thanks for this super Addon :) just staret wow again after a years break and is very happy to find this addon still is here but is there anyway to see the Assassination rogue Blindside proc like the mages Brain Freeze, Clearcasting, Fingers of Frost and somthing like that is that anything you can help with Laughing

  • #3404

    I'll add a default trigger for it in the next release, but you can add it yourself under the Triggers tab.

    Aura Application:

    Trigger Clases: Rogue

    Recipient Unit Affiliation - Is Equal To - You

    Skill Name - Is Equal To - Blindside

    Last edited by mikord on 8/30/2012 10:40:35 PM
  • #3394
    Crash

    i have the same problem as meth0ds, after 3 secs of i entered in combat the whole game crashes, when i disable it is fine, i was going to ask if he is a warrior like i am, maybe is a warrior issue, but u said ur entire guild is fine, strange.

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