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PitBull Unit Frames 4.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 12,031 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 3,438,918 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/30/2013
  • Created 08/01/2008
  • 3,042 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Beta
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v4.0.0-beta48
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About PitBull Unit Frames 4.0

PitBull4 is a continuation of PitBull.

Differences from PitBull 3:

  • It's mostly done, but not entirely done thus why there are still only betas (despite this it is still very stable).
  • Documentation is written before functions
  • Much easier for third-party extensions.
  • Options will be much, much simpler. In 3.0, there's about 200 panels that you can mess with, it's overwhelming. I want to bring this down to somewhere around 10.
    • Layouts are defined deterministically and unit groups use the layout rather than ad-hoc layouts on a per-unit basis. This will make setting up your unit frames far, far easier.
    • Due to some decisions made, 4.0 is actually more configurable than 3.0. As a layout designer, you will have a lot more control over how things look. You can have different fonts on the same frame, different textures, more precise positioning, and a whole slough of other things.
  • CPU Efficiency will be taken much more seriously.
  • It uses Ace3 instead of Rock.



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Forum thread:

tag v4.0.0-beta48
Shefki <>
2013-09-30 09:31:18 -0700

Tagging as v4.0.0-beta48


    - This commit should fully fix the problems people have been having with SetFont() errors.  If the font returned from GetFont is nil then use our cached font and size.  Size whenever font is nil will be an uninitialized value and so the existing fix would still throw errors when the size ended up being less than or equal to 0.
    - It doesn't make sense to call GetFont on a new FontString.  The flags should not be preserved, so just set the font and size and leave the flags as "".  The AddFontString call later will set the flags properly. If the font string already exists then you want to preserve the flags.
    - Fix some typos that were fixed on nebula1169's branch.
    - Remove some values I set to help debugging ticket #1050.
    - Hopefully avoid the SetFont errors for sure now assuming that the problem is that GetFont() doesn't work immediately after a SetFont() while the game is still loading in.
    - Missed wrapping a geterrorhandler() in pcall().
    - Protect against Blizzard's error handler throwing an error, which is why the protection code didn't allow the frames to work even when the SetFont error was happening.
    - Stash the DEFAULT_FONT and DEFAULT_FONT_SIZE so I can get people having the font problem to show me what's being stored.
    - Wrap the SetFont and SetAlpha calls in pcalls() which should prevent errors with them from breaking frames entirely.
    - Make the Vengeance fix backwards compatible.
Benjamin Staneck:
    - use a different ID for vengeance that works in 5.4
    - Remove unnecessary constants that I added on accident.
    - Hopefully stop some rare errors in LuaTexts about SetFont.


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  • #218
    Recently updated to this over the older PB3 and am, thus far, very pleased. It did take me a while to figure out how to configure everything, and I'm sure there is still more for me to learn. I do have a question currently concerning the target buffs/debuffs. I can't seem to get any tool tips for different buffs/debuffs on the unit frames, is this possible?
  • #224
    Do you happen to have click-through active in the aura setting by any chance?
  • #216
    Ok not sure if this is planned for implementation or not but it'd sure be great. When you've got 25 raid frames up with raid pets its freakin annoying when only say player #17 and #23 have a pet and the pet frames are all over the place. Maybe some way to sort the pet frame group? Like existing pets ascending or something?

    One other thing, some way to disable groups not needed in battlegrounds and wintergrasp.

    Other than that made the switch from 3 tonight, spent a couple of hours relearning the config and setting it up and I don't get that ghosting bars problem I used to in 3. Real happy. Good work.
  • #229
    This is a limitation of how we're implementing pet frames at this time. It's on my todo list to allow you to select which way of doing it. I just haven't gotten to it.
  • #215
    On the unit page it has a slider for horizontal and vertical positioning. any chance of adding input boxes to this also so that we can position things exactly where we want them?

    the slider seems fairly useless as it jumps 30-40 pixels at a time. it's only real use is in reporting the current location it seems.
  • #217
    There's already a text input box right below the slider. It's the same with every single slider in an Ace3 addon.
  • #219
    wow that is a very subtle text box. i thought it was just a reporting text box. my apologies. it is there, thank you very much.
  • #211
    Something else I confused about - The ability to make my background/health bar or border glow on "Aggro" seems only to take aggro as "getting hit by something"

    So If a mob disengages from me and heads for my healer I've no way of knowing this until the healer starts crying.

    Intended or fixable? I know X-perl has the feature where aggro (being targetted by a mob) makes the unitframe of that character glow. Am hoping for something similar with Pitbull as I much much prefer it.
  • #212
    That's already how the aggro module works. XPerl and PB4 both use LibBanzai to tell us who has aggro. So there should be no difference between what they show. Keep in mind that there are limitations of the game itself. If nobody has the mob targeted it's not going to show anyone as having aggro from it. There's no way around that limitation.
  • #210
    i cannot get the profiles to work
    am i missing something?
  • #213
    What problems are you having? What exactly are you trying to do with the profiles. It's hard to help you with the limited information you've given.
  • #209
    so just wondering, how does this differ from Pitbull Unit Frames 3.0?
  • #214
    There's a whole section above that explains how it differs.
  • #208
    First off - Lovely, I love it - looks so cool and just the feel I'm after.

    Secondly, and of course, there is 1 thing that doesn't work for me - when putting text into boxes there seems to be no option for just 'Level of X'

    That is to say, under the NAME category I believe there is an option that displays my character as :

    "44 Warrior Orc"

    No other option seems to give me what I'm looking for which is either:

    "44" or "44 Warrior"

    There is an option that gives "44 Orc" Which isn't terribly useful for my ideal set-up but will work for now.

    I'm likely being a dumbass, other than this it really is a very good looking piece o' shizzle!
  • #206
    Love this addon. Alot of effort has been put into it already but if you ever have the time what would be really kool is if we can choose the range for the range fader and how much to fade it by!

    I think it's at 30 yards atm? but my spells are a 36 yrd range ie it fades out before it's actually out of range :( anyhow great addon will use no matter what.
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