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  • World of Warcraft
  • 290,972 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 22,285,215 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,341 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.7.5
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About X-Perl UnitFrames

Patch 6.0.2 compatibility

Use latest alpha from WoWAce for using in Patch 6.0.2

Until we pushed a proper release version if it become more stable.

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.

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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  • #7356

    I did some changes a few hours ago and added the monk spells you mentioned to the HoT handling code. Could you please dowload last alpha and check if I solved your problems. Also please consider to open a ticket on WoWAce using the same account you use here, so we can better track the issue

  • #7355

    Here you can see, the Renewing Mist HoT icon is working correctly under our portraits, however in the actual raid frame there is nothing to tell I have a HoT on anyone besides the standard flash of green around the frame that happens when anyone heals. I opened the menu to show I do have the correct thing checked to show the numbers, and also to show that it does not even give me the option to check the box that allows for the yellow bar that tracks the precise amount of time your hot(s) are on the target.

    As Renewing Mist/Uplift combo is a heavy portion of aoe healing, and the buff that bounces off of the initial Renewing Mists cast that spreads the HoT is uncontrollable (think Prayer of Mending) we NEED to be able to tell who has the HoT in order to maximize Uplift's effectiveness. Having the timer bar also allows us to know exactly how much time we have to use a TFTea and reapply those HoTs before they wear off! This is what I mean by 'raiding blind' atm, we see nothing in raid frames, only what we target Having these features implemented would be a tremendous boon for Mistweavers.

    I'm sorry, I didn't know you were unaware of this or I would have said something a long time ago, I just assumed it was being worked on, and held up by something on Blizzard's end lol  >.<

  • #7352
    Reporting players in Battlegrounds

    Hi, I am unable to report players in battlegrounds (or any command that deals with right click portrait). Please do look into this thank you!

  • #7347

    Right Click -> Set Focus or Clear Focus is missing.

  • #7349

    It is disabled due Blizzard don't want 3rd party addons use the protected SetFocus(); and ClearFocus(); APIs. And that one just from Blizzard UnitFrame's right click menu and it's calling those protected APIs.

    Use it without using Blizzard method will cause taint and do not work and we don't know how to get it work again so it just disabled.

    Please use /setfocus, /clearfocus or using macro to do them.

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 11/30/2012 7:29:55 AM
  • #7346

    1x Unknown addon chat type
    <in C code>
    <in C code>
    XPerl-r794\XPerl_Usage.lua:371: in function "SendModules"
    XPerl-r794\XPerl_Usage.lua:301: in function "f"
    XPerl-r794\XPerl_Usage.lua:28: in function <XPerl\XPerl_Usage.lua:25>

    (*temporary) = "X-Perl"
    (*temporary) = "VER 3.6.15#REV r793#GC 73998#LOC enUS#MOD 1101110010000110"
    (*temporary) = "BATTLEGROUND"
    (*temporary) = nil
     = <func> =[C]:-1
     = <func> @BugSack\Libs\AceComm-3.0\ChatThrottleLib.lua:216

    There is no BATTLEGROUND channel anymore.

  • #7350

    I posted a ticket about it on WoWAce's X-Perl project page. I suggest you guys should using that to report problems but make sure it's not known problems/already posted.

    Curse and WoWAce are using the same of member system, you can use your Curse account to login WoWAce and post things.

  • #7343

    Doesn't work with a new rune of power animation.

  • #7344

    What is that? Please explains that...

  • #7336

    I noticed an option on the player right-click frame: "Set Main". I don't remember seeing this before. Anyone know what this is?

  • #7342

    The menu is Blizzard one so it most likely it comes with Patch 5.1.

  • #7334


    It is, fix your dams sh!t arldy.

  • #7340

    Please stop being such ******* by posting useless posts like this one and if you can/know how to fix problems on X-Perl, I'm welcome.

    Or I may considering about never coming here again or force all users using WoWAce's reporting system by disable the comments on Curse, sorry.

    About PvPFlag problem, I may try check it since it was worked on 5.0.5 with alpha versions but can you explain more about your problems instead post this...?


    EDIT: PvPFlag can be disable/enable when I test in Patch 5.1 with 3.6.15 r793, but not in-combat and please don't do that in combat because it just taints due it needed do with Blizzard's secure function methods.

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 11/29/2012 9:24:26 AM
  • #7358

    Don't have time to do such time needed works, maybe other Maintainers will try do your suggestion.

    I just wander if those taints still happens when only X-Perl loaded. And I never get that WorldMap API taint since MoP happens so I have no any idea about those taints...

    In combat taints and Blizzard Compact UI taints are other stories, I know them and... I never get them happens on my end, weird...

    Last edited by PlayerLin on 12/1/2012 7:47:50 AM
  • #7351

    I understand all of that, but telling its not xperl's fault with 72pt fonts wont really help solving the problem. And istead of telling ppl to disable all other addons but xpearl and report bugs then, you should do it and just join a bg/or any x-realm party and you'll get swarmed by taint errors. And if you not familiar fixing theese errors then you should disable modules by one by one, and after you know wich modules causing the bugs, then delete functions from it by one by one, and you will know where is the error. Will it take effort and time? Yea. Will it solve the problem? Yes.

    Also replacing "_, _, _, lol = LolFunctionWhatever()" with "lol = select(4, LolFunctionWhatever())" prolly gonna solve 99% of the taint errors.

    The RaidFrame tainting issue probaly caused by Grid interfering with X-Perl (because they using the same named globals prolly), i'm not entirely sure yet.

    Last edited by Resike on 11/30/2012 11:03:22 AM
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