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  • World of Warcraft
  • 47,475 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 23,050,312 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,372 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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  • #7530
    Player frame

    I just had to wipe my PC and reinstall. This wasnt happening before but now, everytime my screen reloads the default Blizzard Player frame will come up behind my X-Perl player frame. I have searched through settings and interface and cannot find any sort of resolution. Any ideas?

  • #7532


    Quote from tristalyn80 »

    I just came here to search for this same exact issue. I can't find any way to turn off the original UI for this. 


    Quote from jbone2k »

    I just had to wipe my PC and reinstall. This wasnt happening before but now, everytime my screen reloads the default Blizzard Player frame will come up behind my X-Perl player frame. I have searched through settings and interface and cannot find any sort of resolution. Any ideas?

    You two should only install X-Perl addons and see if it still happens.

    When Blizzard's default Unitframes appears with X-Perl ones, it's highly chance it caused by some out-dated/not compatible with X-Perl/trying to force Blizzard's default ones show out/whatever reasons of addons. Please only make X-Perl addons loaded and if it works fine then you should finding the real source addon(s) that cause this problem.

  • #7536

    No, you failed to understand my post, out-dated addons are NOT only source and you may needed to find the other possible addons cause such shit(it may not cause by out-dated addons, just possible. Addons conflict will also cause same problems even both addons are up-to-date.)

    I don't think you're only using those 3 out-dated addons and X-Perl, right? Unless you found it happens with X-Perl only else it's not good solution.

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 2/5/2013 10:16:58 PM
  • #7535

    I have 3 addons which are out of date. Disable raid frames, quartz and sell junk. I have disabled all 3 as well as each one individually to try and isolate the problem, however I still get the same problem. Thanks for your suggestion. Guess I'll just go back to blizz's unit frames for now.

  • #7531

    I just came here to search for this same exact issue. I can't find any way to turn off the original UI for this. 

  • #7546
    Quote from ooblushy88oo »

    @ tristalyn80 and jbone2k, not sure if this may help but a long time ago, I too was having issues with Blizz's UI showing up while using X-Perl but I found this addon and it helped.

    It's a bit outdated but it still works for me. :) Maybe for you too?

    That's just temporarily solution, to be honest, the real problem still on there, just got hided.

    In normal, Blizzard ones never should be show out when X-Perl's any frames got loaded. If it happens, addons conflict also a condition that it's hardly to find and user tends like blame addon(s) which glitches showed out. I won't force you guys doing such actions for just fixing the problems(when both of them never come back to report somethings), I just pointed that out those workarounds are NOT proper solutions.

  • #7545

    @ tristalyn80 and jbone2k, not sure if this may help but a long time ago, I too was having issues with Blizz's UI showing up while using X-Perl but I found this addon and it helped.

    It's a bit outdated but it still works for me. :) Maybe for you too?

  • #7528

    Everytime a mob dies i get this:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:665: attempt to index local 'self' (a number value)
    Time: 01/28/13 17:57:50
    Count: 12
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:665: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:653>
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:1309: in function `func'
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:1257: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_RaidFrames\XPerl_Raid.lua:1244>

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

  • #7527

    Date: 2013-01-30 18:15:20
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: XPerl_PlayerPet
    Count: 1
    Message: Note: AddOn XPerl_PlayerPet attempted to call a protected function (XPerl_Player_Pet:Show()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: Show()
       ...nterface\AddOns\XPerl_PlayerPet\XPerl_Player_Pet.lua:309: func()
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  • #7529

    What version are you using?

  • #7534

    Looks like we just cannot get rid of that damned In-combat lockdown with protected functions bullshit, isn't it? :p

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 2/1/2013 9:30:05 AM
  • #7533

    3.6.20 r824

  • #7526

    Feature Request:

    In X-Perl, you've can decide to only show:

    • Curable Debuffs
    • My Debuffs

    It would be great if you could also show "Debuffs castable by me" (expecially for warlocks, since e.g. curse of elements could already have been set by another player, but it won't show if you only tick "Only my Debuffs").


    Thanks for your consideration!

  • #7523

    Just let me confirm this, there is no Boss/Arena Frames for the X-Perl right? I'm stuck with the fuggly Blizzard default ones, but if I try to compensate it by using another frame Addon like Shadowed Frames just for the Boss/Arena ones, I lose my Special Bar, like the Paladin/Lock/Priest ones that sit below the Player Bar. Any workaround for that issue?

    Last edited by Obliviowned on 1/26/2013 4:46:50 PM
  • #7524

    For boss health frames you can use DBM ones, for Arena Frames I don't know.

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