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  • 694 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.0.5
  • 491,141 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/20/2012
  • Created 06/26/2006
  • 1,538 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v2.10

About TinyTip

Please delete your all your TinyTip folders before upgrading to the latest version

What is TinyTip? Well, it started out as just a simple upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini and exploded from there. Now it shares no code with what it used to be, becoming something more, while still staying true to its name. The core of TinyTip is basically just an upgrade over AF_Tooltip_Mini, a small file around 24KB. The more modules you allow to load, the more this value increases. The goal of TinyTip is to allow you to mix and match your modules while keeping the smallest memory footprint possible. All files except TinyTip.lua and its locale files are optional. You can take a look below, I've listed the optional files as "not required". If you don't use a file's features, you can safely remove it from the TOC.

Anyway, as you can guess, TinyTip changes the look of your GameTooltip. Here are the features found in core:

TinyTip (core)

In TinyTip.lua (required)
- Name, backdrop, and border (optional) colouring by reaction (Hostile, Friendly, etc.)
- Class coloured with raid colours.
- Level coloured by difficulty.
- Creature Type (Imp, Cat) given for Pets.
- UnitClassification (Humanoid, Undead, etc.) given for NPCs.
- Elite Status (Elite, Rare, WorldBoss, Rare Elite) added when applicable.
- (Tapped) for Tapped, (Corpse) for Corpse

- Optional Guild Names displayed. (on by default)
- Optional backdrop coloring for friends and guildies. (on by default)
- Optional Honor Rank Name or Number. (on by default)
- Optional "Hostile", "Friendly", etc. reaction text for the colour-blind. (off by default)
- Optional Compact Tooltip mode.
- English, German, French, and Chinese localization, and partial support for other clients.

In Embedded TinyTipAnchor.lua (not required)
- Positioning Options (Anchoring, Offsets)

In TinyTipTargets
- TargetOfTarget information - what is this tooltip's unit targeting?
- Search through Party members targeting this unit, or...
- Search through Raid members targeting this unit.

In TinyTipIcons.lua (TinyTipExtras, not required)
- PvP Rank Icon
- Buffs and Debuffs
- Raid Target Icon

In LoadOnDemand Addon TinyTipOptions

GUI Options, use /tinytip or /ttip to bring up the menu.
Only loaded if you use that slash command.


Q: TinyTip is preventing another tooltip addon from working.
A: Go into that other addon's TOC file and add/change this line to include TinyTip.

## OptionalDeps:

Q: I'm getting an error from TinyTip, or an option isn't working right.
A: 1) Check my WoWI portal to see if it's a known issue, and for updates.
2) Maybe your files are corrupt. Delete TinyTip, TinyTipExtras, and TinyTipOptions, then re-download them and install from stratch.
3) Your Saved Variable database may have gotten corrupt somehow. Try using /tinytip default and then /tinytip confirm to reset it.
4) If resetting your options doesn't work, exit WoW, delete all your Saved Variable files for TinyTip (global and per character), then restart WoW.
5) Leave a bug report on my WoWI portal.

Q: Where's the secret cow option?
A: There is no secret cow option.

r273 | twobits | 2012-09-20 14:17:29 +0000 (Thu, 20 Sep 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/v2.10 (from /trunk:272)

Tagging as v2.10
r272 | twobits | 2012-09-20 13:59:31 +0000 (Thu, 20 Sep 2012) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/TinyTip.toc

5.0.4 changes


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  • #247

    I don't look colour name target pg and rank target pg.

  • #244

    Here is a temporary update until the author gets around to fixing it for MoP:

    For those that wish to modify themselves change the following in TinyTipTargets.lua:

    Line 22:

    local UnitIsUnit, UnitExists, UnitName, UnitInRaid, UnitInParty, GetNumGroupMembers = UnitIsUnit, UnitExists, UnitName, UnitInRaid, UnitInParty, GetNumGroupMembers

    Line 104:

    local num = GetNumGroupMembers() or 0

    Line 133:

    num = GetNumGroupMembers() or 0


    Last edited by Jordons on 8/30/2012 5:36:49 PM
  • #246

    thx, that worked, no more error msgs :-)

  • #243
    Mop Compatibility

    I've been using TinyTip for years now, and I haven't found anything that does the job quite as well, but sadly it's erring out constantly in 5.0.4.

    Is there an ETA for an update?

  • #242


    Will TinyTip be updated for MoP?


  • #241

    Any chance of adding an option for Player name to be colored according to class?

  • #240

    Options Not Included: That should be labled on the box somewhere. Foot in mouth


    To get the /ttip so work, you need to download TinyTipOptions.  Just click on Project Manager or Author above to get a listing.   Also, you'll have to check the "Load Out of Date" as TTO was last updated 4.0.6.

  • #239

    This is the first time i run this addon. Her's what i get: : TinyTipOptions (Enable) LoadOnDemand Error - MISSING

  • #237
    Huge thanks for updating!

    I am SO HAPPY to see that this addon has been updated! Seriously, thank you very very much. This simple little addon is my all-time favorite, I used it for years. Just got back into the game, am super stoked to see that it's been updated at last. Thank you!!

  • #238

    Where is the update? I don't see it.

  • #235
    Before and after deleting the folder and reinstalling TinyTip, I am consistently getting this error.

    Message: ...AddOns\TinyTip\modules\TinyTipBasic\TinyTipBasic.lua:83: bad argument #1 to 'strfind' (string expected, got nil)
    Time: 07/22/11 18:45:19
    Count: 3
    Stack: [C]: ?
    ...AddOns\TinyTip\modules\TinyTipBasic\TinyTipBasic.lua:83: in function `?'
    Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTip.lua:118: in function
    Interface\AddOns\TinyTip\TinyTip.lua:165: in function

    Locals: (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "PvP"
    (*temporary) = 1
    (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = "string expected, got nil"


    If anyone's got a temp fix suggestion for this, I'm all ears. :]
  • #236
    Oh, and it always happens when I mouse over players who are PvP flagged.
  • #232
    Does this follow your mouse as you hober abouve the tooltip target?
  • #225
    TinyTips doesn't seem to work with the last update, I have deleted the addon folder and installed it again but I still have the blizz tips.
  • #231
    TinyTip: TinyTipOptions (Enable) LoadOnDemand Error - MISSING

    Errors into chatlog with that statement. New install without old lua file (wtf folder) produced this error.
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