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  • 265 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 69,763 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2014
  • Created 09/20/2006
  • 326 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v3.3.3
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About MonkeySpeed

About MonkeySpeed:

The MonkeySpeed AddOn for WoW displays your speed as a percentage of run speed.
It can be used everywhere and anytime (run, swim, mount, flying mount, vehicle...)

MonkeySpeed Features:

  • Percent text and color bar toggle-able
  • Absolute speed feature (without pitch)
  • Color + opacity of frame customizable
  • Color + opacity of border customizable
  • Frame is movable, resize-able and lockable
  • Right-click opens options (can be disabled)

MonkeySpeed Options:

Interface Options


  • Updated TOC for Patch 6.0


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.4
  • Fixed blizzard new weird slider behavior
  • Now always opens to options on first try


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.3


  • Added option to display max speed
  • Updated display of decimal places


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.1
  • Added decimal places
  • Added LDB support


  • Updated TOC for Patch 5.0


  • Fixed FrameXML template issue


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.3


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.2


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.1


  • Updated TOC for Patch 4.0
  • Changed "getglobal()" calls to _G[] calls
  • Fixed several "this" lua errors


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.3
  • Optimized some speed calculation code


  • Added color selections for all different speed intervals
  • Added check-box option to toggle absolute speed on/off
  • Frame is now easily resize-able without limited sizes
  • Frame and Frame Border are now customizable
  • New Interface Options, just right-click the frame to open
  • Doesn't need MonkeyLibary/MonkeyBuddy anymore
  • Please delete your MonkeySpeed saved vars in your WTF folder


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.2
  • Fixed MonkeyLibary lua errors in debug mode


  • Updated functions to use Blizzard's GetUnitSpeed API
  • -> It's now always accurate and uses less resources
  • Added option to change speed display (horizontal/absolute)


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.1


  • Added option to change the speedbar height
  • Updated MonkeyLibary to allow font shadows
  • Fixed detection of unavailable MonkeyBuddy
  • Cleaned up and rearranged localization


  • Updated TOC for Patch 3.0
  • Added speed data for wotlk
  • Fixed several lua errors


  • Updated TOC for Patch 2.4
  • Now interacts with Blizzard options
  • Added correct default zone calibrations
  • Added parameter to calibration command
  • Adjusted default settings

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  • #51

    Hello can you PLEASE add an option to show your "pitch" as well? So we can see if we're flying level or not, an old addon I had used to show it but I cannot remember the name of it...

    Edit: I remember what it was called now "SpeedyGonzales", it would you show you pitch in degrees.

    Last edited by Tobcat on 10/16/2014 10:46:44 PM
  • #52

    MonkeySpeed already uses pitch in calculations unless you use absolute speed display. You will notice that while flying or swimming, if you are flying level the maximum speed will show.

  • #49
    bug report: if the addon is disabled from the addon control panel addon and then /reload, it loses its positional settings after it is loaded again.

    This is a very common usage since people use setups for raiding that do not need this addon.
  • #50

    yes, that bothers me too.

  • #53


    Can you please save size/position of speed window like other settings so they won't reset anytime you disable this addon?

  • #47
    MonkeySpeed is a lovely addition to my UI. I find uses for it all the time - from visual PvP cue to level-flight meter on long treks across the continent - and literally every day. I don't care very much for Blizzard's idea of a speedometer: buried in the middle of all your stats on the character pane, and it only shows your maximum speed, not your current speed. So thank you for making my game experience nicer!

    Oh, and I'm not sure if you're planning a little update to get rid of the "out-of-date" status on WoW's addon interface or not, but I haven't seen any problems with MonkeySpeed in WoW patch 4.1 so far, I just tell WoW to load out-of-date addons.
  • #48
    Thanks for your comment =). I'll update the TOC version soon.
  • #45
    First, let me say that I've been using this addon since Vanilla. Such a simple little thing, but I feel so lost without it, so thank you very much for this.

    Second, I lost my speed panel behind my Chocolate Bar, couldn't figure out where I'd put it. Easily fixable, but perhaps a "reset location" button for a future update?

    Thanks again!
  • #46
    Thanks for your lovely words. Currently you can reset all options (including the position) with the Default button on the MonkeySpeed Options frame.

    Maybe I will add an option to only reset the position!
  • #42
    May I ask if the framestrata will be set a little lower, cause it is on top of my bags :( and not where other windows usually are. In MonkeySpeed.xml,

    currently, frameStrata="HIGH"

    maybe, frameStrata="LOW" or something ?
  • #44
    I'll add an option to customize this in the future. Please edit you copy until its added.
  • #41
    In case you didnt notice to fix, MonkeySpeed.xml,
    In case you didnt notice to fix, MonkeySpeed.lua,
  • #43
    Yeah, I already fixed these in my current development build.
  • #39
    MonkeySpeed works fine in Cata beta, the only issue I seem to have is the frame is not resizeable, but that's a minor complaint with probably a simple fix.
  • #40
    Yeah, I already fixed this in my current development build.
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