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Simple Chi

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,358 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 44,079 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/12/2016
  • Created 09/24/2012
  • 16 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v1.3b
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About Simple Chi

A simple and lightweight Chi display that shows how many charges you have.

To move the display boxes, Alt+drag the leftmost box.

Slash command: /sc

/sc color - Opens a window to let you change color of the chi frame.
/sc scale <number> - Sets the scale of the frame. Numbers between 0.5 and 3 are recommended. Sample usage: /sc scale 1.5
/sc alpha <number> - Sets the alpha value of chi charges. Default value is 1.0, values must be between 0.2 and 1.0.
/sc nocombat on|off - Whether the boxes should be shown outside combat or not.
/sc hidedefault on|off - Whether the default blizzard chi frame should be hidden or not.
/sc reset - Resets the addon settings back to the default. Useful if you for example accidentally dragged the frame outside the screen.

More of the Simple-series:
Simple Holy Power
Simple Combo Points
Simple Shaman Resources
Simple Shadow Orbs

Interested in translating my addons? Send me a PM!


- Small bugfix related to the color picker.


- TOC updated for 6.2


- Now has to option to change the alpha value of chi charges. Use /sc alpha <number>


- TOC updated for 6.1


- TOC updated for 6.0


- TOC updated for 5.4


- TOC updated for 5.3


- TOC updated for 5.2
- Now has support for hiding the default Blizzard chi frame. To hide it type /sc hidedefault on


- TOC updated for 5.1
- Updated for new client strings. Chi is now knows as CHI and not LIGHT_FORCE.


- Hopefully the endless addon clones won't appear anymore.


- Improved code for changing between 4 and 5 chi.


- Seemingly not all errors were fixed.


- Some bugfixes.


- Should now work better with the ascension talent.


- Fixed a bug where the frames might not appear upon login.

- Initial release.

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  • #12

    Should be fixed in 1.0d, thanks for reporting.

  • #17

    I think you got it.  Thanks!

  • #8

    I received the following error when I logged into my monk character after adding Simple Chi:

    Date: 2012-10-05 09:45:18
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 2
    Message: ..\AddOns\SimpleChi\sc.lua line 30:
       attempt to call global 'destroyFrames' (a nil value)
       SimpleChi\sc.lua:162: ?()
    old_max_chi = 4
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to call global 'destroyFrames' (a nil value)"
    max_chi = 0

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  • #9

    A silly error I made in the last bugfix version, should be fixed in 1.0c.

  • #6

    I prefer this to the other option... the simple squares are much easier to glance at in order to determine what to do!

    However? If you take a level 45 talent which expands your possible Chi from 4 to 5? The addon breaks!

    Please Sir... please fix this? I implore you!

  • #7

    Seemingly my existing fix for it doesn't work well enough, I've uploaded a new version that should fix this problem properly, let me know if it persists.

  • #18

    Aye, thanks! I wonder... do you check the Monk's talent selection with the addon? If that's causing a problem, then it could be Blizzard's fault. 

    I've had a few times where it wasn't displaying the Chi at all, while I had some stored up. I'm not sure what would cause that. 

    Once again, thanks for being so responsive. It must sometimes be very annoying to be an addon developer.

  • #16
    Quote from Onijitsu »

    Okay, well it worked for awhile? It went to five boxes. However, I just logged into my Monk again, and it's displaying four boxes (and not blank, which was the problem yesterday) despite my  having Ascension (5 chi points) in both my Mistweaver and Windwalker specs.

    Getting closer. I very much appreciate your fast response!


    Addendum: doing a /reload caused it to display the five empty boxes correctly. Not sure what the issue is between a login and a reload. But hey. =)


    Sadly this one is not too easy to fix, because right when you log in (when the addon loads), it sometimes doesn't know how much chi you have, since your characteris not properly logged in yet, but on a reload it is and hence it knows how much chi you have.

    I have implemented a potential fix to this in 1.0d, but it should correctly show 5 frames as soon as you enter combat regardless. Let me know if you encounter more problems.

  • #10

    Okay, well it worked for awhile? It went to five boxes. However, I just logged into my Monk again, and it's displaying four boxes (and not blank, which was the problem yesterday) despite my  having Ascension (5 chi points) in both my Mistweaver and Windwalker specs.

    Getting closer. I very much appreciate your fast response!


    Addendum: doing a /reload caused it to display the five empty boxes correctly. Not sure what the issue is between a login and a reload. But hey. =)

    Last edited by Onijitsu on 10/5/2012 6:36:00 PM
  • #5

    Very nice... Love how I am able to see how much Chi I have available by placing the bar right above my main attack bar. Don't need to look up at my toon's picture any more. Good job, thanks!

  • #2

    Seconded. Can't see it, either.

  • #4

    Same as the comment below, the latest version should fix this, let me know if the problem persists :)

  • #1

    Didn't work for me, i see nothing. At first i thought it was conflicting with another addon, then disable everything but Simple Chi, and i still couldn't see the boxes.

  • #3

    I've uploaded a new version where this bug should be fixed, it might take an hour or two before it appears here on curse. Let me know if the problem persists!

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