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  • 114 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 14,196 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/04/2015
  • Created 10/28/2008
  • 52 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.0
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About PetOverlay

Allows you to create a shiny autocast overlay for macros that control a pet skill.

If you have any problem with PetOverlay, please post a comment or email me (my address can be found on the About Me page of my Curse profile).

To use, include the following in your macro:

   #pet skillname

Where 'skillname' is the name of a skill, such as:

   #pet Dash

This will add an autocast overlay showing you the status of the 'Dash' skill. To make a macro act like a normal pet skill button, be sure to include a /petautocasttoggle command on right click, such as:

   #showtooltip Dash
   #pet Dash
   /petautocasttoggle [button:2]Dash
   /cast [nobutton:2]Dash

The #pet command can accept macro modifiers like [mod:shift]. The following would allow you to control both Growl and Dash depending on whether or not you are holding shift:

   #pet [mod:shift]Dash;Growl
   /petautocasttoggle [button:2,mod:shift]Dash;[button:2]Growl
   /cast [button:1,mod:shift]Dash;[button:1]Growl

PetOverlay 2.0 now includes support for showing pet stance and pet movement buttons:

   #petstance Passive

Pet stance macros also support macro conditionals:

   #petstance [mod:ctrl]Follow;[mod:shift]Stay;Passive
   /petfollow [mod:ctrl]
   /petstay [mod:shift]
   /petpassive [nomod]

A macro can contain either #pet or #petstance but not both.

r37 | cybermind | 2014-12-05 11:38:57 +0000 (Fri, 05 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v2.0 (from /trunk:36)

tagging as v2.0
r36 | cybermind | 2014-12-05 11:38:28 +0000 (Fri, 05 Dec 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/PetOverlay.lua
   M /trunk/PetOverlay.toc
   D /trunk/PetOverlay.xml

added support for pet stance overlay (thick yellow "active spell" border) in macros


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  • #28
    Help please


    I'm a Bartender4 User, and I'm trying to put these macros on Bar 9 (or any bar really) with no sucess.

    I can put them on but I see no shine or overlay of any kind.

    Please help.

  • #32

    Please try the new beta version 2.1-beta1 (available under the "Other Downloads" tab above). It loads without error, but I haven't tested it with Bartender4 yet as I don't use it and I'm not at home to try it out.

  • #34

    Tried. Coming back to report.

    The #petstance isn't glowing-up the botton (tested with the following macro:

    #petstance Passive /petpassive

    didn't work). I am of course talking about a normal bar on Baretender4 - not the Bartender4 Pet Bar.
    Awaiting further instructions <3

    Downloaded the beta via curse client. If it matters.

    Last edited by TripleEYE on 9/14/2015 3:50:36 AM
  • #26

    I use this for taking all my common pet controls off my pet bar and put them in regular bars.  My regular bars are keybound by mouse buttons.  This frees up my petbar to show special abilities and such.  

    The only improvement I could suggest is to automatically create the basic pet controll macros.  I.E check mark in char specific.   check mark in Assist, Attack, Defensive etc... Create macros   I just created enough to get all my pet controlls on the pet controll bar so far.

    I've looked high and low for this ability in wow and this is great.   They even highlight the active stances.  Cannot reccomend enough.

  • #29

    Hey, since the author of the addon doesn't seem to be replying to my comment - I was wondering if you could confirm that this addon works for you.

    Also, how does it show? Could you upload a screenshot of how it looks toggled on and off somewhere, please?


    Many thatnks

  • #23

    Is there some special trick to making Pet Stances glow for the active stance?  "#pet passive" doesn't seem to work, nor does "#pet passive(pet stance)".  Is this one of those strange protected frame features?

  • #27

    #petstance Passive

    This will glow when active, like this it only takes the pet function into macro for tool bar only.  but you can still to more into a macro.  I also installed Petspecialattackbutton addon 

    The first line is what the actual name is...don't know if the caps are important but I did
    The second line is
    All can be done plus more

    Last edited by Boudlin on 5/31/2015 4:15:23 PM
  • #25

    Try out version 2.0 which supports the #petstance tag. See the description above for help.

  • #21

    Just now getting back into WoW, I will work on this and update hopefully by the weekend.

  • #22

    Everything still worked, just gave it a TOC bump so it's not considered out of date

  • #17
    Is this going to get updated for 4.--- ??
  • #18
    1 - Download the addon;
    2 - Unpack it;
    3 - Open the file named PetOverlay.lua on wordpad, notepad, or anything similar;
    4 - replace 'GetSpellName' with 'GetSpellBookItemName'.

    It should work again.
  • #19
    I'm on a break from WoW, but I will try to get a new version out there.

    Can anyone else confirm that perera_eu's fix works with 4.x?
  • #20
    confirmed, with this, i got the yellow border back, and can turn it on/off again
  • #14
    I have released a beta that I think will support nUI (and will definitely support Bartender, thanks to stritzi). Let me know if you have any problems with these 2 addons specifically.
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