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  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 13,623,070 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/29/2015
  • Created 07/03/2006
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v5.7.143
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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

5.7.143

  • Updated for 6.2.0.

5.7.142

  • Group by thousands fixes.

5.7.141

  • Updated to 6.1.
  • Group thousands fixes.

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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  • #762
    Mikord,
    LOVE this addon, ive used it for years and have to say you're the best !

    One suggestion though, would it be possible to add some of the proc triggers that the new death knights get in your next push?

    Specifically -
    Killing Machine procs
    Rime procs( i think the buff is called "frozen fog")

    Thanks bro.
  • #760
    Leripe:

    Outgoing and hit the "Toggle All" button to disble MSBT's outgoing events if you don't want them showing both places. I think maybe that's your issue.


    Polkadots:

    I wish I could disable the in-game XP messages, but there is not a cvar to control it. I've made the request that one be added twice now, but Blizzard has not done so yet.

    I'll have to look at the code as far as absorb merging. I think it should be merging them, but it's still separated by the skills being absorbed. So if you're getting hit with 10 different abilities, all of which are absorbed, you'd still see 10 messages (1 for each unique ability). I'll think about the possibility of a more generic throttling mechanism that just reports "Multiple Skills" or something similar.

    Lastly, that is a limitation of the damage and debuff having the exact same name. The only way to distinguish them would be to force you to select event types for every suppression, and I'd rather not do that due to the increased complexity it would bring.


    fargone:

    I plan to add Blood Strike in the next push, but if you have suggestions for others please post them.

  • #761
    I think you meant Rune Strike (DK's overpower attack).

    Another ability I'd like to see is the free howling blast proc (Rime talent, forget what the buff is actually called). Sudden Doom talent effect is another example.
  • #766
    Yes, Rune Strike is what I meant. I didn't have it in front of me when I posted and I haven't spent much time with a DK yet.
  • #764
    jb7090/fargone:

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll get them added over the next few days.
  • #759
    Any chance on adding Deathknight triggers/notifications to this obviously great add-on?
  • #758
    Best scrolling addon ever.
  • #757
    Hey, love the addon, it's by far the best combat text I've tried ;)

    - Can you disable the in-game XP messages and only have the XP gained shown on msbt?


    - I've been unable to merge damage reductions from the priest spell Power Word: Shield (the combat log is just "absorbed") which can get quite spammy when you have many mobs hitting you fast.

    - I've also not been successful in disabling the Shadow Word: Death debuff that gets put on the caster, without that I also disabled the outgoing damage.

    Keep up the good work :)
  • #756
    Leripe:

    Game Damage), but MSBT replaces the incoming damage with a far more customizable system. It can be quickly reconfigured to look like the default if that's what you're looking for.
  • #755
    OmnyPT:

    That is not currently an option. It's in place to reduce the spam you'd get otherwise. I have it on my todo list to add an option for it, but I just haven't been able to get to it yet.
  • #754
    Hi.
    Im using MSBT for quite sometime now but i was never able to understand how to config some options. I play a melee class and most of my autoattacks are getting merged as , example : 3434 [ 3 hits , 2 crtis]
    How can i stop the autoswings from merging?
    Thanks :)
  • #753
    ellumyn:

    I have not received any other reports of that. As long as you are running the latest version of MSBT (currently 5.3.26), it should be working correctly.
  • #752
    I think patch 3.0.3 broke my MSBT to no longer show my auto attacks outgoing and incoming. any way to fix this outside a new release?
  • #751
    Skeksis:

    MSBT only shows cooldowns in the static area by default. Perhaps you have another mod that is using MSBT for output and is also handling cooldowns?


    Karticek:

    Partial Effects. Uncheck the ones you don't want to see.
  • #749
    Its possible stop spam " amount" every outdoing poison dmg? I think help me add for events menu "partial effect" on/off.
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