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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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  • #3437

    getting a huge amount of errors that just keep piling up - this was when flying into the maw of madness in twilight highlands

    Message: Interface\AddOns\MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:389: bad argument #3 to 'string_gsub' (string/function/table expected)
    Time: 09/11/12 20:37:06
    Count: 228
    Stack: [C]: ?
    Interface\AddOns\MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:389: in function <Interface\AddOns\MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:310>
    Interface\AddOns\MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:1244: in function <Interface\AddOns\MikScrollingBattleText\MSBTMain.lua:1225>

    Locals: (*temporary) = "+20 %p"
    (*temporary) = "%%p"
    (*temporary) = nil

    Last edited by elrandir on 9/11/2012 1:39:52 PM
  • #3436

    Awesome addon. It would be helpful I think if you were to add (+) or (-) buttons for the X and Y offsets in the Scroll area configuration area. 

  • #3439

    You can already change the numerical value for the X Offset and Y Offset in the config panel, adding a +/- button to increment them is really redundant.

  • #3434

    I used to use this a few years ago when I started playing World of Warcraft.  I stopped using addons for a while and I am beginning to miss some of them.

    Before I reinstall this I wanted to ask, is there a way to *only* show crits incoming and outgoing? That's all I care about seeing on screen is my crits incoming and outgoing. I am not a raider and I'm not a min/maxxer or anal about numbers but I love seeing crits!

    Thanks.

     

    Last edited by AZMAK on 9/9/2012 5:23:18 PM
  • #3438

    Yes, you can filter all of that stuff in the Events Tab.

  • #3433

    Is it compatible with Nice Damage?

  • #3432

    Hello Mik, I have been using this addon for a long time and I appreciate the speed at which the addon gets updated :).

    If possible is there any way we could set trigger to announce in party / raid chat ? i.e. tank cooldowns or raid wall usage. I originally use to use RSA for this but that addon is either discontinuied or its going to be a while for an upate. If not its cool, I still love the addon for which it is intended.

    ty, Zell

  • #3428

    Hello, sry for my English.
    I set the sound for spell's critical strike. If dots have critical strike it doesn't triggered of course,
    but Shadow Priest's mastery crits does. –°an you do something?))

  • #3440

    Just set the same sound for Skill DoT Crits

  • #3427

    The thottling of shadowpriest dots seems abit broken.

    Mastery now has a chance to duplicate the dot, showing the dot ticking twice in a very short period.

    When I set throttle on 5 seconds under spam control, it does wait the 5 seconds like it should do, but than it shows 2 fast ticks, 5 seconds wait again, than it shows 2 ticks again. 

    Same thing happening with SWP and VT

    Last edited by Magnoon on 9/6/2012 5:12:39 AM
  • #3430

    This sounds like the additional mastery damage is internally different spell and therefore doesn't get merged as merging will only merge identical spells.  There seem to be more cases of this popping up in general.

    Unfortunately, there isn't a programmatic way to tell if one spell (the mastery damage) is actually the result of  another and therefore should be merged with it.  One possible fix might involve manually maintaining a customizable spell equivalency table that will allow users to treat one spell as if it were actually another, but the issue is that some of the mastery damage might have come from VT, another part might have come from SW:P, and yet more might have come from DP.

    Last edited by mikord on 9/6/2012 11:04:28 AM
  • #3426

    Anyone know how I can get rid of HIT<glancing>

    I just want the number, the <glancing> is distracting to me.

  • #3425

    I've discovered a temp fix for anyone who was having my issues.


    Delete the Mik-corresponding files within your WTF folder, or the WTF folder itself.   Re-download MSBT.   DON'T choose monochrome font settings until it's fixed.

  • #3424

    I just re-downloaded the addon today and it is STILL crashing during combat. 

    Also interesting to note, is that I have tried to play with the fonts, and I get crashed out of the game as soon as I try to change anything.  

    I have posted in the linked forum topic, so hopefully Blizzard gets on the ball about fixing this, NOW.

    I guess I'll keep using SCT for now and wait until everything is fixed up. I'm a bit depressed by this, as it's my favorite combat text tool.

  • #3423

    hey guys that's a perfect addon! works like a charm to i shake the hand of it's creator :D

    anyway i made an account here just to ask if there are other sound effects i can get for the addon and how?

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