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  • World of Warcraft
  • 46,481 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 23,049,255 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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  • #7014
    Quote from Roorback86 »

    Everytime I join a party or raid, or create a party or raid, im bombarded by text in my chat log saying for example Raid2 <A characters name> <A characters class> <Count of that class> E.G Raid2 Ferid Warrior WARRIOR1

    Anyone know if this is a bug, a setting etc? I have no idea how to stop it and it wasn't happening before I updated from the last Cata release.


    Image of said problem, any help is appreciated

  • #7010

    Party panel will not show up when in group after patch 5.0, other than that, no other major problems experienced, just like to see that get fixed.

    Last edited by OhLookAFox on 9/2/2012 10:50:05 PM
  • #7021

    I found I had to enable "Show Party in Raid" option under the Party tab for the window to show up in 5mans as it wasn't showing up like it use to automatically in 5 mans. 

  • #7006

    Besides the current bugs people are reporting about and myself included, I was wondering what is up with the Druid and Shadow Priest buffs?

    Only on these characters do their buffs NOT align. They used to align at least on my Druid, it was fine but now they don't, even in bear/cat form.

    Shadow Priest:

    So I was wondering is this a bug or can I somehow get some help to edit the .lua to change it or disable those "special" bars completely? I've looked in General and Player but I don't see it at all?

    Any help would be appreciated. Smile

    Edit: Well I was able to fix my Priest's special bar/Shadow Orb bar but as for my Druid, it's being a pain in the butt, seems like it shares the "rune" bar almost from a DK...I just want my damn buffs to align.

    Last edited by ooblushy88oo on 9/2/2012 9:35:21 PM
  • #7011

    The bug was that the buffs would go underneath the power frame. The code has been standarized so buffs are underneath the power frame. Detection for turing off the power frames and making them all moveable still needs to be done.

    If you don't like this new method you have 2 options:

    Disable x-perl buffs(which I do anyway)

    Use a different buff tracking addon.

  • #7012

    @ Tharai, you know? I was able to fix it, for my characters, I fiddled in the X-Perl(Player) .lua and now my Druid has buffs above her Eclipse bar now (which is what I love). :)

    I basically downloaded older versions of X-Perl when the buffs did work and copied/pasted some things and voila, seems to work fine for me now. Although I am no coder type 'gal, at least I got it to work.

    Druid in Boomie form:
    Druid in Stag form:


  • #7003

    v3.5.5 r694 - Having issues with the Pet Frame not always updating, showing the pet as dead despite being revived, bar values not always updating, and sometimes the bars are just solid green / blue (instead of orange focus) without any values.

  • #7002

    Date: 2012-09-02 13:19:19
    ID: 8
    Error occured in: AddOn: XPerl
    Count: 8
    Message: Note: AddOn XPerl attempted to call a protected function (CompactRaidFrame1:ClearAllPoints()) during combat lockdown.
       [C]: ClearAllPoints()
       ..\FrameXML\FlowContainer.lua:157: FlowContainer_DoLayout()
       ..\FrameXML\FlowContainer.lua:17: FlowContainer_ResumeUpdates()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:185: CompactRaidFrameContainer_LayoutFrames()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:130: CompactRaidFrameContainer_TryUpdate()
       ...actRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameContainer.lua:57: CompactRaidFrameContainer_OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
    AddOns: A lot!  Message me for a list if you need them.

  • #7001

    Hi there since the most recent Update ive been having issues with my frames when someone dies or my Hunter pet dies and its been revived it still continues  to say that its dead sometimes when i log in and summon my pet it says its dead and does that for people when im trying to heal them so i cant actually see there health bar cause it just says dead lol any fix for this?

  • #7000

    The issue I am having that when I am in a raid/bg the raid frame comes up and the party frame also come up. I have to uncheck "show party in raid" but then If i am in a party they dont show up until I re check "show party in raid". I've never had this issue before while using x-perl. What is the possible solution. Thanks

  • #6999

    Following problems: 

    1) I cannot interact with any unit frame by right-clicking it at all. Not even a drop down menu appearing after right-clicking.


     2) The 3D Model of my Target unit frame doesn't work properly. It exceed the edges of the portrait-frame so I have the ENTIRE 3D model of my target and not only the head. Same with my pet's 3D portrait. (I use Direct X 11)


    3) After my pet died once in a battleground, it always appears as dead, even if I already revived it.


    4) My pet is considered as a mana-class. So there is mana instead of focus shown in the energy bar.


    5) (since last update): My Pets health and focus values aren't shown. So the bars are just green and blue respectively, without any number on or any percentage next to it.


    6) Raid and party members aren'T shown at all.

    I am using Win 7 x64 with DirectX 11. 

  • #7004

    @ Nonplusultra, having the same problems as you and for #2, it's a Blizzard issue at this point, most Unit Frame addons right now are having the same 3D problem. :( Whether you are on DX9 or DX11. Hope Blizz fixes it.

  • #6998

    I am in a raid group and we're all just standing around..  I keep getting bombarded by lua errors.


    Edit by tharai:

    Learn to update to the latest version??? Your running something ancient!

    Last edited by Tharai on 9/2/2012 4:17:23 PM
  • #6997

    so here is my current problem with this addon, on my main (hunter) i am lagging ALOT, droping down to 1fps, and when im on my druid (using the same addons and settings evrything is fine, not a single sign to lagg, rly hope this can be fixed


    edit: somehow evrything just went normal after i turned my "prat" addon into high CPU use, dont kno why that did fix it but it did :s

    Last edited by Hasselpoof on 9/2/2012 2:29:55 PM
  • #6992

    Since the most recent update, I've been finding that the various resource bars (HP, mana, runic power, etc) of any unit frame isn't updating properly. A target's health will visually be at 50%, while the values next to it display it at 3% (or dead); Runic Power will show a full bar but only have 5 RP; Similar with Mana. This issue wasn't just with the player frame, but with enemies, npcs, and other party members.

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