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  • World of Warcraft
  • 43,725 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 22,995,614 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,391 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.7.5
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About X-Perl UnitFrames

Patch 6.0.3 compatibility and future of X-Perl

Use latest alpha from WoWAce for using in Patch 6.0.3

May still has problems but for most cases it should be working(at least was tested on beta), if not, clearing old setting by killing(and backup) XPerlxxxxxxx.lua in the WTF directory of your WoW installlation and try again with fresh new default setting, thanks your patience.

If still someone want to help Zeksie for he earns his donates from X-Perl then that's fine for Zek and X-Perl, but seems like it's time to cut him out as no one want to help X-Perl anymore (as many of users already heard about the mess of this poor addon), I guess.

I don't know X-Perl will still be continue or not(it's highly possible it won't be, as the new maintainer Resike continued the developing and forked to Z-Perl, and he said he won't abandon his addons), I won't force everyone should must to use Resike's one at this point, as his Z-Perl isn't stable yet, and for some reasons, I don't think he want to port his fixes back to X-Perl as he knows about how Zek did about his addons and everyone who helped Zek to maintaining this poor addon...and, of course...X-Perl may broken again when next time Blizzard's patches released..... /sigh

(At this point, I won't force everyone who used X-Perl to go Z-Perl until it's more stable than now, feel free to use Z-Perl or other Unitframe addons if you want, and do NOT hold your breathe about X-Perl too much, too. I already lost my hope on X-Perl, at least I can trust Resike and Z-Perl now...)


PlayerLin - Maintainer of X-Perl but not a proper skilled coder, just a locale translator and do some shitty PRs. :(

Bug Reporting

Please use the Ticketing System on WoWAce Here and avoid posting bugs using comments on Curse because they're difficult to track and they will probably get lost.

Use a good error catcher (like BugSack from and provide the full error text, and give as much information as possible to recreate the problem. Don't assume We know what you're talking about with some three word report.


Perl, with Extra stuff. Much enchanced from Nymbia's Perl UnitFrames, and a complete replacement for Blizzard's default unit frames, including raid frames and raid tools, with little remaining of the original Nymbia code.

  • Range Finder (combined with optional health check and/or debuff check) for all frames based on spell or item range test.
  • HoT Monitor will highlight units clearly that have ''your own'' active Heal over Time spells. Regardless of how many other heal over time buffs are on the raid members, you can keep track of your own ones and when they expire.
  • Debuff Highlighting in standard debuff colours on all friendly frames. Priority given to show debuffs that ''you'' can cure first.
  • Raid Frames, buff icons, MT list units and some other portions or X-Perl are Created on demand. Saving a lot of time and memory at system startup. Defering the creation of many parts of X-Perl to when they are actually required. And of course, most often outside of raids they are never required and are never created.
  • Raid Target icon support for Target, Target's Target, MT Targets.
  • Raid Tooltip will show combat rezzers available (druids with Rebirth ready (or very soon available) and any normal rezzers out of combat) if you bring up tooltip of a dead person.
  • In-combat indicators for all units.
  • 3D Portraits for player, pet, target, focus, party. Optional. Of course this may degrade your framerate somewhat because you are displaying more 3D character models that without this option. But some like it pretty, and it does look cool.
  • Red and Green combat flashes for frames when player, pet, target, party, partypets, raid take damage/heals. Useful indication of things happening.
  • Added '''time left''' on party member/target buffs/debuffs when in a raid, these depend somewhat on CTRA sending appropriate information over the addon channel, although some of it can be determined at run time by X-Perl, when a player gets a buff for example, we know how long it should last, and therefor when it should expire.
  • Totally new options window including all X-Perl options and access via minimap icon and the /xperl splash command.
  • Configurable colours for borders and backgrounds. Including class coloured names, and configurable reaction colours.

Much care has been taken with code size, memory load, memory usage per cycle and so on. LuaProfiler/OnEvent mods used extensively and regularly to ensure that X-Perl does not do more work than is absolutely necessary.

Assists View

Will show anyone from raid assising you with your target, and can also show healers or all plus known enemies targetting you.

Tooltips for the same also available (on player and target frames) if you prefer to not use the main window.

MT Targets

Replaces CTRA MT Targets window, and doubles as a replacement for the Perl RaidFrames warrior targets.

Indicator shows which target you are on.

Frames will be coloured to show if tanks have duplicate targets.

Casting Monitor


Shows selected classes (defaults to healer classes) in a list (much like the MT List), but with some differences.

Shows mana bars and cast bars on left. Their targets on right. Health bar as normal, but a secondary small red bar on targets which shows the maximum single hit this unit has received since entering combat. The secondary bar will extend downwards from their current HP level down to as far as zero.

A green name on the targets indicates this is the same target that you have. You can click on casters or their targets as expected.

For druids, right clicking on a caster will cast Innervate on them.

For shamans, right clicking on a caster will cast Mana Tide Totem. Check the * indicator to see if they're in your group.

All bars can be re-sized in X-Perl main options (Monitor section).

Totals can be toggled (from the 'T' minibutton at top of frame) which gives overview of raid mana status.

Raid Admin


Save/Load raid roster setups Only does direct save and load for the moment, but more to come (templates and such).

Item Check

Replacement for /raitem /radur /raresist /rareg. Use the old commands before, or drop items in the left item list.

Query button will perform /raitem on all ticked items (query always includes dur and resists) and you can then view and review all the results whenever, without having to re-query each item.

Includes everyone in raid, so you don't have to work out who doesn't have items, it'll list them with 0 instead of no entry.

Active Scanner to check raid member's equipment for the item selected. So you can be sure that people actually have the item worn (Onyxia Cloak for example), without having to go round single target inspecting everyone who 'forgot' to install CTRA for the 50th raid in a row.

Grim Reaper

Removed from X-Perl, but continues as it's own standalone Ace mod.


More Buffing Features

Can be found in my new universal buffing mod, ZOMGBuffs


3.7.5 Release (r860/r859)
1.You can now disable pvp marks on the frames.
2.TTT Frame, FocusTarget and PetTarget Debuffs are now enabled and disabled correctly.
3.You can now enable Target's Target Debuffs independently from its Buffs.


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  • #3517
    I'm having the same problem as Wincefish below.
  • #3514
    I just re-downloaded XPerl a few minutes ago, and my target frame still never appears. I do, however, get an error when I try and target something:

    Date: 2009-12-15 15:51:20
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua line 1427:
    bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: pairs()
    XPerl\XPerl.lua:1427: XPerl_CombatFlashSetFrames()
    XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:1221: func()
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    AucStatSales, v5.8.4568.2842
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    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.8.4568.2530
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    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.8.4568.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.8.4568.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.8.4568.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.8.4568.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.8.4568.3583
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.8.4568 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucUtilGlypher, v5.8.4568.2545
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.8.4568.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.8.4568.2545
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    DominosCast, v
    DominosRoll, v
    DominosTotems, v
    DominosXP, v
    Examiner, v09.11.28
    FollowMe, v
    GBoT, v1.3.4
    GoGoMount, v0003030400
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    XPerl, v3.0.6
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidMonitor, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.3.0.30300

  • #3516
    Another in my series of error messages:

    Date: 2009-12-15 16:02:31
    ID: 4
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua line 1203:
    bad argument #2 to 'bit_band' (number expected, got nil)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:1203: func()
  • #3515
    Other, related errors (without the list of addons):

    Date: 2009-12-15 16:01:04
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua line 2405:
    attempt to index local 'setup' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    XPerl\XPerl.lua:2405: XPerl_GetBuffButton()
    XPerl\XPerl.lua:2747: XPerl_Unit_UpdateBuffs()
    XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:185: XPerl_Targets_BuffUpdate()
    XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:1046: XPerl_Target_UpdateDisplay()
    ...nterface\AddOns\XPerl_Options\XPerl_FrameOptions.lua:1078: configClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:38:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1

  • #3513
    My raid frame doesn't show raid icons like square and circle. I can't find where the option to turn it on is. How do I turn this on?
  • #3512
    These don't play nicely with Gryphonheart Item buffs.

    Gryphonheart Items is a roleplaying mod that can give you pretend "buffs" complete with mouseover text. The mouseover text doesn't display if you have X-perl on, though.

    I know it's a petty problem, but if you could look into it, it would be great.
  • #3511
    I love X-Perl and I've been using it for a long time. I recently tried Shadowed Unit Frames, but it just didn't have what I liked about X-Perl. Is there anyway to implement into the party frames which assignment you have for a dungeon (tank, healer, dps)? SUF had it and was pretty cool. Pretty much the only thing I really liked about the addon.
  • #3510
    I'm using the show player castbar in nameplate feature, and I noticed that after updating to 3.0.7 the nameplate castbar frequently displays "failed" while I am still casting, even though my cast is uninterrupted.
  • #3509
    It also has a 1 or 2 second freeze whenever you're doing things in a vehicle. I first noticed it while trying to do the mounted Argent Crusade dailies in Icecrown. It made it impossible to do any of the mounted quests.
  • #3508
    is there any way to have the raid frames filter out the 'Chill of the Throne' debuff?
  • #3507
    did anyone of you experience an issue that's causing wow to freeze for ~1 second during every target change? (playing a healer atm so it's...well....shucks :p)
  • #3504
    Thanks for this great addon!

    ... but since patch 3.3.0 and although running latest version (2009-12-09)
    I often -- as many others -- have the following problems:

    1. Player portrait does not appear
    // Fixes when switching into options and then back
    // Also relogging often fixes it

    2. Health or Mana bar under player potrait isn't updated
    // Relogging fixes it

    3. The following error message appears after logging in.
    This is mostly accompanied by 1.

    Has any of the bugs been confirmed by the developer(s) or is
    there even an updated version (subversion snapshot) that I
    could try out?
    Date: 2009-12-14 20:05:44
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...terface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua line 373:
    attempt to index upvalue 'conf' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    ...terface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:373: XPerl_MTRosterChanged()
    ...terface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:724: XPerl_EnableDisable()
  • #3505
    Hi guys, I have the same problem also delete the wtf ...
  • #3503
    Thank you so much for keeping this mod working/up-to-date. you do a great job. keep up the great work.
  • #3502
    Trying to use Focus Frame but will not work i have tried multiable times resetting wow etc... still get the following error:-

    Date: 2009-12-14 00:12:46
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: *** TaintForced ***
    Count: 1
    Message: Error: AddOn *** TaintForced *** attempted to call a forbidden function (FocusUnit()) from a tainted execution path.
    [C]: FocusUnit()
    ..\FrameXML\UnitPopup.lua:1262: func()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:575: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
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    AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.15.1
    AtlasTransportation, v1.15.1
    AtlasLoot, vv5.09.01
    AtlasLootWrathoftheLichKing, vv5.09.01
    AtlasLootFu, vv5.09.01
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    AucFilterBasic, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.7.4568.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.7.4568.2531
    AucScanData, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatClassic, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatSales, v5.7.4568.2842
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    Stubby, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    XPerl, v3.0.7
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlCustomHighlight, v
    XPerlOptions, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.3.0.30300

    Can you please advise when a fix will be out for this plaese?

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