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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,313 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 535,093 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/22/2014
  • Created 09/25/2005
  • 3,866 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 6.02
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About Perl Classic Unit Frames

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What is Perl Classic?
Perl Classic Unit Frames are a complete rewrite of the original mods by Perl. They replace the default Player, Pet, Target, Target of Target, Party, and Party Pet frames and add dedicated frames for many other units (Focus, Focus Target, Party Target, Target of Target of Target). It has been a high priority to maintain the look and feel or the original Perl mods while expanding functionality. The mod has been recoded for performance and is built around the Blizzard UI usage of events.

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Q: I'm seeing double party buffs for some reason, what gives?
A: 99% of the time this is caused by CT_PartyBuffs. Simply remove the mod and you will return to having one set of party buffs.

Q: I am having massive dead spots for clicking on some of the unit frames, what's wrong?
A: This can be caused by a number of mods, but the most common seems to be CT_MovableParty. Please remove this mod as Perl can be moved without the use of this mod.

Q: The default party frames are showing up with red lightning bolts. What's going on?
A: As of version 1.503 of CT_RaidAssist this should no longer be caused by CTRA. The settings for this are now located in the WoW settings under Interface Options -> Basic -> Raid -> Hide Party Interface.

Q: Do you support ArcaneBar?
A: Yes, it is included in your download of Perl Classic.

Q: Will you be bringing back support for Perl_PlayerBuff?
A: No, there are far better mods for both features and performance.

Q: Where are the raid frames?
A: As of 2.0 I no longer code raid frames for Perl Classic. Luckily, X-Perl's raid frames work great alongside Perl Classic. X-Perl's raid frames (and the unit frames themselves) can be found here:

Q: The scaling is all messed up! What do i do?
A: I recommend setting the scale to that of the UI if you are having issues. Open the options menu via "/perl" or the Black Pearl icon on the minimap and set the scale accordingly under the "All" tab.

Q: I am having an issue not listed in this FAQ, what can I do?
A: First, update *every* mod. I do not support ancient outdated and unmaintained mods. If you have double checked that everything is up to date, post on any of the Perl Classic mod pages and I'll be glad to help you narrow down the issue or give suggestions to help find a solution.

Q: Can you add this feature?
A: I'm sure it's possible, but the primary purpose of this mod is to 'modernize' the original Perl mod so that it doesn't slow your game down.

Dependency Notes
Mods that Perl Classic will take advantage of:
Clique -
myAddOns -

Mods that take advantage of Perl Classic:
BeneCaster -

6.02 - November 22, 2014
- All: Changed more instances of 1/nil to true/false
- CombatDisplay: The Click Through Frames option now function correctly
- Focus/Party/PartyPet/Pet/Player/Target: Changed all 3D portraits from SetCamera to SetPortraitZoom

6.01 - October 15, 2014
- All: Updated TOC Interface version to 60000
- Config: Converted many instances of 1/nil to true/false
- Focus/Party/PartyPet/PartyTarget/Target/ToT: Fixed an error related to UnitFrame_OnLeave requiring an argument
- Player: The experience bar now maxes out at Level 100


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  • #3642
    wrong addon this is not xperl, its perl classic
  • #3637
    Can there be an option to make my debuffs only larger? I was using Xperl which was causing terrible FPS so I am trying Perl Classic which so far seems to be doing the trick... however that was a very handy option in Xperl.
  • #3644
    No plans to add this, sorry. My buff code wasn't coded with flexibility in mind all those years ago. There is an option to only show your debuffs though.
  • #3635
    I'm on the PTR. And my Unit frames the health and mana bars are protruding out of the right side of the frame. Just the color of the bars, for like half the length of my screen, is anyone else having this problem or know how to fix it? On live realm I'm fine this is just on the PTR.
  • #3632
    Thanks for this. Loving it, 5 stars
  • #3630
    After many hours of troubleshooting i have it figured. This addon and GFW_Feedomatic do not play nice together.
    With Feedomatic you are able to mouse over the happiness icon on the pet portrait see a tip to click to feed it a preconfigured food OR right click to have other opitons.
    Perl somehow removes this.
    Can this be fixed?, I am also posting on wowinterface in hopes of a fix.
  • #3636
    Why wouldn't you glyph for this so you never have to feed again?
  • #3631
    I believe a few years back I looked into adding support for this mod. I don't remember why I didn't, but no doubt it was because it would have been trivial for the author of the mod to do it on their end rather than mine. After reading some of the posts on WoWI for that mod, it seems like just about every unit frame other than the default ones are not supported.
  • #3627
    Date: 2010-01-17 17:44:09
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: Perl_Target
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn Perl_Target attempted to call a forbidden function (FocusUnit()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: FocusUnit()
    ..\FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1262: func()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:575: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
    Swatter, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucAdvanced, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.7.4568.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.7.4568.2531
    AucStatClassic, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatSales, v5.7.4568.2842
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    FuBarPerformanceFu, v2.0.0
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    FuBarTopScoreFu, vv1.0.7
    GearScore, v3.1.13 - Release
    GoingPriceAllakhazam, v3.3.1263740970-beta
    GoingPriceWowhead, v3.3.1263742724-beta
    Informant, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    JPack, v0.7.8
    JPackBroker, v
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    LibRock10, v
    LightHeaded, v301
    LunarSphere, v1.07
    LunarSphereExporter, v1.07
    MFClip, v1.22
    Omen, v3.0.9
    OmniCC, v2.5.9
    Overachiever, v0.52
    PerlArcaneBar, v
    PerlCombatDisplay, v
    PerlConfig, v
    PerlFocus, v
    PerlParty, v
    PerlPartyPet, v
    PerlPartyTarget, v
    PerlPlayer, v
    PerlPlayerPet, v
    PerlTarget, v
    PerlTargetTarget, v
    Postal, v3.3.0
    QuestHelper, v1.3.8
    RatingBuster, v
    Recount, v
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  • #3629
    Known Blizzard bug. Has nothing to do with Perl. The same will happen with any unitframes you use. (Google for "taint focus dropdown".) You need to set your focus by some other means than the dropdown menu; I recommend using the builtin keybindings.
  • #3624
    Here an error that im getting when randomly click on people in org.

    Interface\AddOns\Perl_ArcaneBar\Perl_ArcaneBar.lua:251: attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'startTime' (a nil value)

    Interface\AddOns\Perl_ArcaneBar\Perl_ArcaneBar.lua:251: in function `Perl_ArcaneBar_OnEvent'

    ns\Blizzard_AchievementUI\Blizzard_AchievementUI.lua:568: Usage: GetCategoryNumAchievements(categoryID)

    [C]: in function `GetCategoryNumAchievements'
    ...ns\Blizzard_AchievementUI\Blizzard_AchievementUI.lua:568: in function `AchievementFrameComparison_UpdateStatusBars'
    ...ns\Blizzard_AchievementUI\Blizzard_AchievementUI.lua:2383: in function

  • #3628
    The #2 error looks unrelated to Perl altogether.

    I get the first error occasionally in ICC25, when there are lots of events being processed. No other errors are reported. I've worked around it by adding

    if (not startTime) or (not endTime) or (not text) then return end

    after the call to UnitCastingInfo (around line 124). It's obviously not a "real" fix, but avoids needless errors if the data is simply not there to work with.
  • #3626
    Does this happen when Perl is the only mod (besides your bug catcher) enabled? It looks like some other mod is conflicting with Perl.
  • #3621
    Hey global,

    Ive been a long time user of perl classic. Though I haven't played WoW for the past.. year or so. I don't recall if there were any cooldown timers for debuffs on targets?

    Under Target frames theres no options for "Show Cooldowns" was there ever?

    I made the mistake of downloading the PerlX before remembering that I used the classic one. The only thing I enjoyed about PerlX was the cooldowns shown on the target frame.

    Let me know! Thanks
  • #3623
    Use OmniCC and then you have to adjust in that mod the minimum scale size to display a cooldown I think. If that doesn't make sense let me know.
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