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  • Updated 06/06/2014
  • Created 02/12/2009
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  • License: Public Domain
  • Newest File: 1.4-19
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About Skada Damage Meter

Skada is a modular damage meter with various viewing modes. It is inspired mainly by Assessment, but also by Recount.

Skada sports segmented fights and detailed views, while being highly efficient with memory. This is accomplished by aggregating data on fight segments.

Skada is entirely modular. The built-in modes can all be toggled on/off.

Features:

  • Automatic mode switching when entering combat. For example, you can have Threat mode be shown in combat. Skada can switch back after combat ends.
  • Specific fight segments can be kept indefinately.
  • Multiple windows. Each window can be configured fully.
  • Threat mode can warn on high threat.
  • Modes: Damage done, DPS, Threat, Enemy damage done, Enemy damage taken, Healing, Overhealing, Total healing, Absorbs estimated, Damage taken, Dispels, Mana regen, Debuff uptimes, and more.
  • Reports can be done everywhere. For example, you can report a certain player's Debuff uptimes.
  • Summary information for most modes (DPS, HPS, Fails, etc) in a LDB view/minimap button.
  • LDB data feed can show personal/raid DPS or personal threat.
  • Support for SharedMedia and Class Colors.

Skada is very easy to extend, and there are many "plug-in" addons out there that add functionality, such as:

There is a page with API information here.

Usage:

Navigation in Skada is done by "drilling down" to the information you want. You go to a lower level, showing more detailed information, by clicking on it, and you go to a higher level by right-clicking.

The top level is the list of all saved fight segments. The second level is the list of all available data modes, such as Damage Done. The third level is one of these modes. Most modes let you drill down for further details. Some modes have several detailed views. In this case you choose alternate views by holding certain keys pressed while clicking. For example, in Damage mode, you can Shift-click a player to see what enemies the player caused damage to. Tooltips will display how to reach the different views.

You can also use window buttons for selecting fight segment and mode directly.

Scrolling in Skada is done with the mousewheel.

New Skada windows can be created from the configuration screen. Each window can be separately configured. A popular feature is "Mode switching", which lets Skada automatically switch to a specific mode on entering combat.

There is a forum thread for discussion on Skada.
Suggestions and bug reports here. Bug reports in comments will be deleted.

"Skada" is Swedish for "Damage".

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r562 | oscarucb | 2014-06-06 08:51:02 +0000 (Fri, 06 Jun 2014) | 1 line
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   A /tags/1.4-19 (from /trunk:561)

Tagging as 1.4-19
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r561 | oscarucb | 2014-06-05 21:20:05 +0000 (Thu, 05 Jun 2014) | 7 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BarDisplay.lua

Fix another minor display glitch
Where under the correct conditions all the bars in a window would appear
"shortened" due to an incorrectly high .maxValue for the displayed bargroup.
bar:SetMaxValue() must be called after bar:SetValue(), otherwise the max cannot
be lowered below the "old" value (with the original ordering bar:SetMaxValue()
had no effect in that case).

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r560 | oscarucb | 2014-06-05 10:31:46 +0000 (Thu, 05 Jun 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

fix a minor window update glitch

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r559 | oscarucb | 2014-06-03 15:41:03 +0000 (Tue, 03 Jun 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

fix a lua erorr in last with aggressive combat detection

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r558 | oscarucb | 2014-06-03 09:13:39 +0000 (Tue, 03 Jun 2014) | 40 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

Stop using ENCOUNTER_START/END to delineate segments

It turns out there are several rare but serious problems with using
ENCOUNTER_START/END for segment delineation.  Most significantly, on rare
occasions during wipes in SoO the server can fire ENCOUNTER_END followed
immediately by a spurious ENCOUNTER_START (I have multiple logs and screenshots
demonstrating this). This happens most frequently on fights with adds, and is
possibly related to players using vanish-like abilities to despawn the
encounter. Worse still, the subsequent boss engage after such an occurence
usually does NOT fire ENCOUNTER_START. Since r477, the spurious ENCOUNTER_START
was suppressing combat-based Skada:Tick() end detection, and that resulted in
an "early start" segment for the second fight that inflated the segment length
to include all the out-of-combat time before the second pull (ie several
minutes of rezzing, eating, rebuffing etc). This bug is believed to be directly
responsible for multiple user reports of DPS/HPS numbers with recent Skada
releases intermittently showing as artificially low (even though the damage
done and effective healing were about right). In order to avoid this problem
and guarantee reliable segment termination we need to preserve the regular
Skada:Tick()-based end detection, which means there is no longer any benefit to
using ENCOUNTER_END for segment delineation.

Even if the Blizzard problem with the spurious ENCOUNTER_START was fixed, there
would still be cases when ENCOUNTER_START/END do not correctly delineate a raid
encounter. Most notably, there are many fights where adds can temporarily
outlive the boss and keep the raid in combat for a few seconds after
ENCOUNTER_END. Truncating the segment at ENCOUNTER_END in those cases leads to
the creation of a "trivial" segment for those adds, leaving "current fight"
windows displaying useless information after combat ends. Similarly, there are
some fights (such as Spoils) where ENCOUNTER_START arrives several seconds
before combat begins, and starting the segment at that point would result in
immediate termination via Tick (unless further measures were in place to
prevent it). The events are also "just plain wrong" when multiple bosses are
pulled together (think Earth, Wind & Fire). In those type of situations the
events might not be alternating and in fact may not even be properly nested,
making them completely inappropriate for segment delineation.

This commit removes the use of ENCOUNTER_START/END for segment delineation. They
are now only used to retrieve an encounter name for the segment.

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r557 | oscarucb | 2014-06-03 08:37:45 +0000 (Tue, 03 Jun 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

Add a utility for debug output (off by default)
Toggled with /skada debug
Change the recently-added auto-enable/disable messages to debug output.

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r556 | oscarucb | 2014-06-02 10:26:37 +0000 (Mon, 02 Jun 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BarDisplay.lua
   M /trunk/modules/TotalHealing.lua

fix ticket 365: bar resizing display glitch in Total Healing module

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r555 | oscarucb | 2014-06-02 09:45:25 +0000 (Mon, 02 Jun 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/lib/SpecializedLibBars-1.0/SpecializedLibBars-1.0.lua

another fix to bars sticking out past the window edge after a resize

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r554 | oscarucb | 2014-05-27 03:40:12 +0000 (Tue, 27 May 2014) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/locale/enUS.lua

Make data collection state more transparent to users
"Disable while hidden" option now prints a console message when data collection is being automatically disabled or reenabled.
Also add a "disabled" indicator to the BarDisplay title bar when you are looking at the current or total set while collection is disabled.
Together these should hopefully reduce user confusion as to why data collection is not happening.
Fix a related bug in SetActive() where toggling the "Disable while hidden" option could fail to update data collection state.

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r553 | oscarucb | 2014-05-24 03:43:04 +0000 (Sat, 24 May 2014) | 9 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

Damage module tuning

Don't store empty table entries for player spell miss types that did not occur
in each segment, as we can get the same effect more efficiently by leaving them nil.  

This small change was measured as providing a 22% reduction in Skada's
total memory utilization for 30 sets of a 10-man raid night, with all modes
enabled.

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r552 | oscarucb | 2014-05-23 18:06:45 +0000 (Fri, 23 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BarDisplay.lua
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

clean up some unnecessary memory utilization/churn in BarDisplay navigation

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r551 | oscarucb | 2014-05-23 00:26:36 +0000 (Fri, 23 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Damage.lua

fix bar maxvalue scaling for spell damage detail

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r550 | oscarucb | 2014-05-22 20:47:04 +0000 (Thu, 22 May 2014) | 10 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Healing.lua

Fix ticket 362: display error for Blood DK Death Strike healing

The "player's healing-by-spell" submodule was intermittently hiding the bar for
the Death Strike heal of Blood DKs in segments where the DK cast Death Strike
while Dancing Rune Weapon was active. The DS heal from the player and rune
weapon were aliased in the bar display system, causing the bar for one or other
to disappear from the submodule display (but not from the tooltip). The DS
healing was still correctly accounted for and correctly displayed in other
modules (notably the total healing done by the DK).  

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r549 | oscarucb | 2014-05-21 09:52:38 +0000 (Wed, 21 May 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk

Revert r548 and restore svn:externals, so a checkout actually works and contains the required libraries
If you don't like this behavior use svn --ignore-externals

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r548 | funkydude | 2014-05-21 09:25:49 +0000 (Wed, 21 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/lib

Revert r540, addition of svn:externals. Let's keep it like 99% of other wowace addons, thanks.
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r547 | oscarucb | 2014-05-21 05:05:31 +0000 (Wed, 21 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/DamageTaken.lua

fix bar max for player damage taken spell list

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r545 | oscarucb | 2014-05-20 03:02:08 +0000 (Tue, 20 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

fix ticket 361: lua error in Deaths module

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r544 | oscarucb | 2014-05-18 20:08:49 +0000 (Sun, 18 May 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

Make sure window list in options is updated after a profile change
Also ensure correct options list update on a window rename

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r543 | oscarucb | 2014-05-18 19:14:53 +0000 (Sun, 18 May 2014) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

fix the "Hide in PvP" option

During login or teleport, PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD fires before zone information is available.
Also, outdoor PVP combat zones never fire PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD.
Fixed using ZONE_CHANGED_NEW_AREA.

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r542 | oscarucb | 2014-05-18 18:29:48 +0000 (Sun, 18 May 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BarDisplay.lua

fix ticket 323: lua error after profile reset
BarDisplay button click function closures were holding a stale window reference across profile resets

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r541 | oscarucb | 2014-05-18 18:05:21 +0000 (Sun, 18 May 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

Fix window set and mode saving on reload/relog
Previously set was usually discarded, and mode was discarded while in submodes
Fix some unnecessary memory churn

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r540 | oscarucb | 2014-05-18 16:57:02 +0000 (Sun, 18 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk

set svn:externals for libraries

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r539 | oscarucb | 2014-05-18 04:58:00 +0000 (Sun, 18 May 2014) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Menus.lua
   M /trunk/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/locale/enUS.lua

Add some user control over set label format
Centralize set label formatting in a new function Skada:GetSetLabel(set)
New configuration option lets user choose between a handful of time formats for the set label, notably including optional fight duration.
Tweak the report title locale string to accomodate flexible set label formatting.

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r538 | oscarucb | 2014-05-17 23:56:56 +0000 (Sat, 17 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Debuffs.lua

fix ticket 307: Some weapon enchant buffs missing from buff uptime tracker

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r537 | oscarucb | 2014-05-17 21:53:10 +0000 (Sat, 17 May 2014) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Healing.lua

Fix HealingTaken for cross-realm players
Previously, cross-realm targets were never shown under HealingTaken
Re-key the player.healed table by dstGUID to ensure correct and unique lookup
Replace the O(player^3) algorithm in healingtaken:Update() with a O(player^2) one, for better performance in large raids

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r536 | oscarucb | 2014-05-17 21:52:29 +0000 (Sat, 17 May 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

Tune the SPELL_SUMMON handler for pets[]
Replacing a pointless O(pets) table scan with an equivalent O(1) lookup, for better performance in large raid long sessions which may accumulate a large number of temporary pets.
It appears the check in question may now be superfluous (due to Blizzard spell changes), but leave it for now just in case.

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r535 | oscarucb | 2014-05-17 21:51:37 +0000 (Sat, 17 May 2014) | 4 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

Fix Skada:FixMyPets() for pets with the same name as other players
This bug was fixed awhile ago in Skada:FixPets(), but this function was still incorrect.
The only built-in module still using this code path is Enemy Damage Taken, which now works correctly when pets are named after other players in the raid.

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r534 | oscarucb | 2014-05-17 21:47:58 +0000 (Sat, 17 May 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Deaths.lua

Remove superfluous calls to Skada:FixMyPets() in Deaths module
Our deathlog events are already filtered dst_is_interesting_nopets, so Skada:FixMyPets(dstGUID, dstName) is always a no-op

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r533 | oscarucb | 2014-05-17 03:25:03 +0000 (Sat, 17 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

minor fix to last

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r532 | oscarucb | 2014-05-16 06:39:14 +0000 (Fri, 16 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BarDisplay.lua
   M /trunk/Skada.lua

better version of r531

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r531 | oscarucb | 2014-05-15 21:59:46 +0000 (Thu, 15 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/BarDisplay.lua

use a nicer icon for the total bar with classicons

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r530 | oscarucb | 2014-05-15 16:37:39 +0000 (Thu, 15 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Menus.lua

fix a couple old and obscure lua errors in the dropdown menu

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r529 | oscarucb | 2014-05-15 16:16:01 +0000 (Thu, 15 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.toc

add LibDualSpec-1.0 to OptionalDeps

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r528 | oscarucb | 2014-05-15 12:12:33 +0000 (Thu, 15 May 2014) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/embeds.xml

better fix to ticket 359

parse the /skada report command without AceConsole
Also upgrade the command to allow specifying a set and do instance chat output

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r526 | zarnivoop | 2014-05-15 11:51:40 +0000 (Thu, 15 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta

fix that .pkgmeta
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r525 | zarnivoop | 2014-05-15 11:43:20 +0000 (Thu, 15 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/.pkgmeta
   M /trunk/Skada.lua
   M /trunk/embeds.xml

undo removal of AceConsole (#469), which broke the report command
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r523 | oscarucb | 2014-05-11 20:36:35 +0000 (Sun, 11 May 2014) | 3 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Deaths.lua

Add absorb display to Death log
New absorb column shows when a damage event was reduced by a heal absorb

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r522 | oscarucb | 2014-05-08 10:37:39 +0000 (Thu, 08 May 2014) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Deaths.lua

fix an intermittent display glitch introduced in r521

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r521 | oscarucb | 2014-05-08 00:19:05 +0000 (Thu, 08 May 2014) | 5 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/modules/Deaths.lua

Improve the Deaths summary display
For regular fight sets, sort by initial death time (previously last death)
For total set sort by number of deaths
Bar length for both now graphs the number of deaths for the set (previously unused)

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r520 | znuff | 2014-05-04 22:56:05 +0000 (Sun, 04 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Skada.toc

Added LibBossIDs-1.0 as an optional dependency.
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Comments

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  • #1184
    Hello,
    just a small request for the new version.
    I was used to placing the Skada window in the lower corner of the screen, with only "Skada mode" line visible, and dragging it up at the end of the fight or when I needed it. With the new version I can't do that, as the whole skada screen must stay on screen, and can't be pushed partly out of the screen. Can you please add an option for that, or return to the previous showing system?
    Thanks.
  • #1193
    An alternative solution: use "Reverse growth" and disable the window lock. Now you should be able to accomplish the same thing by resizing the window temporarily.
  • #1205
    Tried what you suggested, but it's not what I wanted. If I activate reverse growth, the skada windows shows completely on screen, and I can't still push it outside of the screen, like I did before. Window lock was already deactivated.
  • #1183
    Since the new update, I can't get my windows to position properly without a title bar.
    I have to enable the title bar to move the window around, but then when I hide the title, sometimes the damage bars show where the title bar was, sometimes above it, and sometimes below (with no real consistency as far as I can tell).
    Also, when I drag the window resizer and touch the bottom of the screen, the skada window resizes upwards, which is really annoying as I'm trying to fit it into the bottom right corner of my screen - the same happens when you get to the right of the screen, skada resizes to the left.
  • #1181
    Hey there,
    Unless I am blind and/or retarded the option to change the bar texture is no longer available, I was wondering if the option is there and I just can't find it or if it isn't there do you plan on putting it back in?

    (just for clarity I don't mean the title bar textures I mean the bars where the dps data is tracked in the main bit of the window)
  • #1187
    I think you only show a lack of perseverance, because the option is still there and still well hidden. Go to the Skada options, then choose Window - Skada - Bars (names might be slightly inaccurate, because translated back from my locale). There you will find options for changing the textures of _all_ bars. At least my version of Skada still shows them ...
  • #1180
    Skada looks like Recount = stupid move
  • #1182
    your comment looks like troll = stupid move
  • #1179
    Previously Skada separated Lightning Bolt and Lightning Bolt from Elemental Overload (and the same for Lava Burst.) Now it combines them together, and combines the damage from the Variable Pulse Lightning Capacitor into a single output of Lightning Bolt. Merging these together pretty much destroys the ability for us to get meaningful data as it wrecks the averages. Would it be possible to revert this change?
  • #1178
    Hi on death some of the windows go to the list view which is annoying to fix each death see screenshot http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5525111/scada-death-error.jpeg
  • #1177
    I had to remove 1.3-2 and go back to 1.3-1.

    As someone with multiple level 85 characters the following are my problems:
    1) Lost my previous window locations
    2) Correcting the window positions in a profile did not appear on other characters after using the copy from existing profile
    3) Background on one window changed

    I love the multiple windows in Skada, but if rolling back to 1.3-1 didn't restore my UI I was seriously considering uninstalling Skada. I just didn't want to deal with fixing the problems on multiple windows on every single character.
  • #1176
    I get a Lua error on Mandokir fight when i play DK and DS Bloodletting from him. Might be worth looking into
  • #1175
    I just went back to the previous version before update.
  • #1174
    I dont like how it looks like recount now, unless its just conflicting with Elvui.
  • #1173
    I used Skada because it was it's own look. Now you've made it look like Recount. Way to lose your individuality. Might as well just go back to Recount then?
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