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  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 10,651,649 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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  • #1941
    First off, great addon. This has replaced SCT for me.

    I'm wondering if there is any way to disable the message that a mage's arcane blast generates.

    When a mage casts arcane blast it also applies a debuff to the mage that increases their damage at the cost of more mana.

    The only way I've found to disable this is to disable debuffs which is not desirable. If I exclude arcane blast in the skill list then it stops displaying damage for AB as well.

    Arcane blast is a mage's main nuke and it's annoying to see the arcane blast debuff every time it's cast.

    I apologize if this fix is simple...but I couldn't figure out how to keep the AB damage but get rid of the debuff notification.
  • #1939
    I am having problems with the Backlash Proc. It won't happen no matter what I do. I have been able to make other triggers with out problems, but this one has never triggered no matter how many times i get the buff. Since it didnt work with the default setting, I set it up with aura, buff, and skill name but still nothing. Any help here would be greatly appreciated...I love this addon but would really like to know when my proc happens. Also, I added a sound file and when i test it thru the config interface everything works fine, but no sound and no notice the the backlash has proc'd.
  • #1935
    I have an issue since the update, no matter what option I enable or disable I am getting what seems like lotp,wild growth,circle of healing,healing totem and other effects scrolling in my notification window no matter what I change. I've looked through the comments and didn't find this mentioned so maybe I am not seeing an option or something but if you could help I would appreciate it.
  • #1940
    I'm also getting this problem with Aura/Buffs notifications. I'm being spammed by Arcane Enpowerment even though I've increased Power Throttle Timer to 5. Can you please take a look into this? Thank you.
  • #1934
    Mik, I know you're probably busy ironing out bugs from the recent patch. But if you have 10 seconds, is can I make a trigger for my *pet's* ability? Specifically, I'm a hunter with a spider, and I want to play a sound whenever it's web breaks. Thanks in advance!
  • #1933
    Mitsukai/Alanthia/exlexin21:

    Please read the announcements and comments. Your question has been answered several times. There is a Blizzard combat log bug. MSBT 5.4.74 attempts to address the issue with a hack until Blizzard fixes their bug, though there might still be some missing. Brain Freeze, Bloodsurge, and Nightfall are among the ones that should be working however.


    Sketzii:

    Looks like you need to change the recipient unit affiliation to source unit affiliation, because as you have it you're looking for serpent string being removed from "You", only if you are hostile to yourself (which you can't be).


    Ulothar:

    That's not possible because the two events are different types and the entire merging system is based on like events and also, as you noted, the second portion doesn't happen for nearly a second later by which time the first event has already been displayed.
  • #1976
    Brain freeze doesn't work, I have tried a lot of configuration it doesn't work.
  • #1936
    I was wondering if you could do it as it is in Parrot. There is an option in Parrot for example that it merges spells with the same "name" and the user choose the time span for this, so if you for example set this at 0,8-0,9 it will show 1 dmg text for both shadow and physical. Isn't possible to add something like that in MSBT ?
  • #1932
    Please fix Brain Feeze for mages. I know the text doesnt come up in combat chat, but can't you make it see the buff Fireball!? I loose so much DPS because I cant tell if my Brain Freeze is up or not. Id hate to start using mage Fever but it looks like I am going to have to add one more addon to my list until you can figure this one out.
  • #1931
    Hi, after 3.3 I encounter one issue with the addon, how is it possible to merge the 2 portions of damage from Scrourge Strike so that it appears both physical and magical as one ? with the icon of Scourge Strike ofc. At the moment I see 2 numbers when I use it, one using the icon of Scourge Strike (physical portion of the skill dmg) and then after like 0,8 secs I see the shadow portion of damage with the icon of the disease from Plague Strike.

    Thank you
  • #1925
    Hi,
    I am having a problem with a Trigger I created to let me know when Serpent Sting fades from an enemy. For some reason no text is appearing when Serpent Sting fades from my enemy. Here is my trigger:

    Output Scroll Area: Static
    Output Message: Refresh Serpent Sting!

    Trigger Classes: Hunter
    Main Event: Aura Removal
    Conditions: Recipient Unit Affiliation - Is Equal To - You
    Skill Name - Is Equal To - Serpent Sting
    Recipient Unit Reaction - Is Equal To - Hostile
    Exceptions: No Exceptions.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

  • #1923
    Hey there.

    MSBT doesn't show Hot Streak for mages anymore.
    I have tried to put Hot Streak in all areas, notification, static, outgoing and even incoming but nothing works.
    I used to have it on static before the patch but now it doesn't show at all when I get it.

    Thanks =)
  • #1929
    i have the same problem with Shadow Trance @Warlock

    GJ Blizztards, rly... nc
  • #1924
    This is an issue that MSBT doesn't have control of, since it takes the notification info from the combat log, and since 3.3, hot streak and arcane missiles don't show up in the combat log anymore, for some reason.
  • #1922
    Hey,

    I have used MSBT for quite some time now and have come to rely on several things built into the addon as a result.

    Since the patch, the main feature of the addon that I use, has not been working at all. I've noticed on several characters that whenever abilities/talents/trinkets/enchants etc proc, MSBT does not notify me of this anymore. Everything is setup correctly so Im not sure whats going on w/ that (add on works well otherwise.)
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