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  • World of Warcraft
  • 47,955 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 23,053,216 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,370 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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  • #7552

    I only use xpearl for the party and raid frames,can I disable the player/target frames somehow?


  • #7553

    Disable them will make Blizzard ones appeared. No way to just hiding. Using some addons for hiding Blizzard's unitframes maybe a good idea.

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 3/2/2013 5:32:42 AM
  • #7551

    getting this error:

    Date: 2013-02-26 18:03:05
    ID: 4
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua line 668:
    attempt to index local 'self' (a number value)
    XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:1312: func()
    self = 2
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index local 'self' (a number value)"

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    DataStoreCharacters, v5.1.001
    DataStoreContainers, v5.1.001
    DataStoreCrafts, v5.1.001
    DataStoreCurrencies, v5.1.001
    DataStoreInventory, v5.1.001
    DataStoreMails, v5.1.001
    DataStorePets, v5.1.001
    DataStoreQuests, v5.1.001
    DataStoreReputations, v5.1.001
    DataStoreSpells, v5.1.001
    DataStoreStats, v5.1.001
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    LibSink20, v
    Mapster, v1.5.1
    MinimapButtonFrame, v3.1.10b
    MinimapButtonFrameSkinPack, v3.0.1
    Omen, v3.1.8
    Postal, v3.5.1
    Quartz, v3.1.1
    QuartzProcs, v3.42
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    TomTom, vv50100-1.0.2
    WIM, v3.6.4
    WoWDBProfiler, v
    XPerl, v3.6.20
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlCustomHighlight, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
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  • #7549

    Ok maybe I missed something but in everything I read I still haven't found the answer. I delete all my wow folders( twice) and restarted with fresh wow with no add ons but xperl. When I have xperl loaded and in game I am not able to click on toon and find set focus under it for options but without xperl its first thing under toon when clicking on picture of toon.

    So did I have a brain fart or is there a fix to it?

  • #7550

    You can't use set focus with unitframe addons (perhaps in 5.2 this will get fixed by blizzard)

  • #7547

    I really wish you could move the demo lock's Demonic Fury special bar. It slightly overlaps with the mana bar and it's doesn't seem to be in the middle of the portrait (looks a bit off).


  • #7544

    i had to disable X-Perl (in-game) to leave a battleground que for some reason, i think it was an error. so i disabled it. I try to re-enable it but it is wont pop up. not in interface/addons, or anywhere. even if i go onto a different character it doesnt work, but if i go onto a different realm it works. i tried un-installing and updateing, and everything but it wont work. please help, i really love this addon.

  • #7541
    dual profiles

    Hi, I am trying to create x2 profiles with x2 set ups, i have created x2 different profiles which are set how I prefer each spec profile to look like.

    What I am wondering is if a macro can be made to easily swap profiles, or if this can be done automatically with spec change.

    I am also trying to work everything in with Set theory to make it more convenient .


  • #7542

    Try using /xperl help. There should be a command to swap profiles. Then you can insert it in a macro and see if it works.

  • #7548

    I was wrong, there isn't such command from the chat. If you really need it you can post a feature request on wowace

  • #7543

    /xperl help brings up options.

    /xperl config list should bring up the profiles i created but it doesn't, it only brings up server profiles.

    I have tried all sorts of macro's such as;

    /xperl load frame layout xxx

    /xperl load xxx

    None of these work so far.

  • #7539

    Hey, I would like to ask is there any possible way to change XPbar from - example - 99% to 99,01% ( with more precision ). I think it may facilitate leveling on spots. If this upgrade is already on pls tell about it ( I have odler version of Xperl )

  • #7540

    No, unless changing the code.


  • #7537

    Message: Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:666: attempt to index local 'self' (a number value)
    Time: 02/06/13 22:12:09
    Count: 2
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:666: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:654>
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:1310: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:1258: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:1245>

    Locals: self = 1
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index local 'self' (a number value)"

  • #7538

    I know about that and i'm currently trying to fix it

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