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  • World of Warcraft
  • 97,708 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 22,905,001 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,389 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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  • #6969

    Good to know then, glad I dont have to stop using this addon cause i love it too much.

  • #6962

    A few remaining issues I found after the latest update:

    * Debuff Highlighting doesn't work (probably due to the addon looking for the magic dispel talent, which is no longer in the game).

    * The "HoTs" option isn't enabled for paladins. With the addition of Eternal Flame to our talent tree it would be nice to be able to keep track of it.

    * The options menu randomly sticks in non-editable mode after leaving combat. Reloading UI solves this temporarily though.

  • #6961

    still instant lag when cloaking

  • #6960

    Message: ...nterface\AddOns\XPerl_Options\XPerl_FrameOptions.lua:975: attempt to index global 'list' (a nil value)
    Time: 08/31/12 18:32:40
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl_Globals.lua:379: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl_Globals.lua:361>
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl_Globals.lua:409: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl_Globals.lua:404>

    Locals: <none>

  • #6957

    Does Xperl support Shadow Orbs/Ravens? 

  • #6956

    If you have issue with party frame not showing in 5-mans (I had it too): workaround is to enable option to show party frame in raids (it's under Party options).

  • #6955

    Raid frames are disappearing and party frames appears to be toggled opposite of the option.. I.e. Party Frames in Raid 'off' and the party frame show up.  Turn it on and the party frame goes away (along with raid frames)

  • #6954

    Message: Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2266: attempt to index a nil value
    Time: 08/31/12 16:01:20
    Count: 2
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2266: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2249>
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2293: in function `SetValue'
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Player\XPerl_Player.lua:572: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Player\XPerl_Player.lua:559>
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Player\XPerl_Player.lua:917: in function `?'
    Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Player\XPerl_Player.lua:772: in function <Interface\AddOns\XPerl_Player\XPerl_Player.lua:769>

    Locals: parent = XPerl_PlayerstatsFramemanaBar {
    0 = <userdata>
    percent = XPerl_PlayerstatsFramemanaBarpercent {
    tex = XPerl_PlayerstatsFramemanaBartex {
    text = XPerl_PlayerstatsFramemanaBartext {
    bg = XPerl_PlayerstatsFramemanaBarbg {
    SetValue = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2284
    bar = <unnamed> {
    0 = <userdata>
    tex = XPerl_PlayerstatsFramemanaBartex {
    tex = XPerl_PlayerstatsFramemanaBartex {
    0 = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = <userdata>
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index a nil value"
    freeFadeBars = <table> {
    fadeBars = <table> {
    (null) = <unnamed> {
    CheckOnUpdate = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\XPerl\XPerl.lua:2206

  • #6953

    so re-enabled the 2 party sub-functions today for xperl, and party is still broken.

    you invite somebody, and they show up for a flash second.

    if you logout, and re-disable them, and re-invite them, they show up fine with default party frames.

    When it IS enabled, what I'm seeing is it's showing the default party frame, but it has no profile pic, the person has 1/1 health. when you hover over it, you can see their name.

    Also the pet bar at least finally has HP and Mana, but no # indication of amount. Before it was just 0/0 like it was dead, so that's at least a slight improvement over before.

    Are there any addons you know of that conflict with the current version of xperl other than healbot (which I'm not using at all)?

    Last edited by thebl4ckd0g on 8/31/2012 3:01:35 PM
  • #6952

    I posted in the pastebin, i hope it helps

  • #6946


    I have updated xperl to the newest version, but all my windows and everything is just grey. Also I cant target others and all portrait animations are gone. To put it simple - I cant do anything!

    Any ideas? also made a fresh installation.


  • #6947

    You can install bugsack and buggrabber and give me the output. Please paste it into

    Last edited by Tharai on 8/31/2012 12:38:36 PM
  • #6951

    and maaaaany more

  • #6950

    2x XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target-r688.lua:1339: attempt to call global "XPerl_Unit_ThreatStatus" (a nil value)
    XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target-r688.lua:1339: in function "func"
    XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target-r688.lua:1029: in function <XPerl_Target\XPerl_Target.lua:1026>

    self = XPerl_Target {
     0 = <userdata>
     highlight = XPerl_Targethighlight {}
     nameFrame = XPerl_TargetnameFrame {}
     cpFrame = XPerl_TargetcpFrame {}
     hitIndicator = XPerl_TargethitIndicator {}
     tutorialPage = 3
     creatureTypeFrame = XPerl_TargetcreatureTypeFrame {}
     statsFrame = XPerl_TargetstatsFrame {}
     typeFramePlayer = XPerl_TargettypeFramePlayer {}
     buffSetup = <table> {}
     buffFrame = XPerl_TargetbuffFrame {}
     combatMask = 65536
     partyid = "target"
     bossFrame = XPerl_TargetbossFrame {}
     debuffFrame = XPerl_TargetdebuffFrame {}
     eliteFrame = XPerl_TargeteliteFrame {}
     portraitFrame = XPerl_TargetportraitFrame {}
     feedbackFontHeight = 30
     feedbackText = XPerl_TargethitIndicatortext {}
     levelFrame = XPerl_TargetlevelFrame {}
    func = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1335
    XPerl_Target_Events = <table> {
     UNIT_PORTRAIT_UPDATE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1253
     UNIT_COMBAT = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1138
     UNIT_MAXPOWER = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1218
     INSPECT_READY = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:532
     VARIABLES_LOADED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1036
     PLAYER_FLAGS_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1311
     UNIT_MAXHEALTH = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1194
     UNIT_MAXENERGY = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1229
     UNIT_MANA = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1229
     UNIT_NAME_UPDATE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1258
     UNIT_ENERGY = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1229
     PLAYER_REGEN_DISABLED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1044
     UNIT_COMBO_POINTS = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1276
     UNIT_HEALTH = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1194
     UNIT_SPELLMISS = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1159
     RAID_TARGET_UPDATE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1209
     UNIT_POWER = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1218
     UNIT_HEAL_PREDICTION = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1343
     UNIT_THREAT_LIST_UPDATE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1335
     PARTY_LEADER_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1329
     UNIT_MAXRAGE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1229
     PLAYER_FOCUS_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1166
     PLAYER_REGEN_ENABLED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1040
     PARTY_MEMBER_DISABLE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1318
     UNIT_RUNIC_POWER = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1229
     PLAYER_TARGET_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1166
     PARTY_LOOT_METHOD_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1329
     PARTY_MEMBERS_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1329
     PARTY_MEMBER_ENABLE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1318
     UNIT_RAGE = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1229
     COMBAT_LOG_EVENT_UNFILTERED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1129
     UNIT_CLASSIFICATION_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1271
     UNIT_AURA = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1283
     UNIT_FACTION = <func> @..\XPerl_Target.lua:1305
     UNIT_LEVEL = <function> define

  • #6949

    2x XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper-r688.lua:1241: attempt to call global "XPerl_SwitchAnchor" (a nil value)
    XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper-r688.lua:1241: in function "XPerl_SetFrameSizes"
    XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper-r688.lua:681: in function "?"
    XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper-r688.lua:570: in function <XPerl_RaidHelper\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:569>

    self = XPerl_Frame {
     0 = <userdata>
    old_CT_RA_IsSendingWithVersion = nil
    conf = <table> {
     UseCTRATargets = 1
     MTTargetTargets = 1
     HealerMode = 0
     Tooltips = 0
     Assists_BackTransparency = 1
     RaidHelper = 0
     TargettingFrame = 0
     BorderColour = <table> {}
     TooltipsWhich = 2
     MTLabels = 0
     MaxMainTanks = 10
     NoAutoList = 0
     Targets_Transparency = 0.8
     AggroWarning = 1
     ShowMT = 1
     BackgroundColour = <table> {}
     AssistsFrame_Transparency = 0.8
     ShowTargetCounters = 1
     AssistsFrame = 0
     MTListUpward = 0
     TargetCountersSelf = 1
     ExpandLock = 0
     Background_Transparency = 1
     HealerModeType = 1
     TargetCounters = 1
     UnitHeight = 26
     UnitWidth = 100
     TargetCountersEnemy = 1
    Events = <table> {
     UNIT_DYNAMIC_FLAGS = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:779
     PLAYER_ENTERING_WORLD = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:923
     UNIT_FACTION = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:779
     PLAYER_REGEN_DISABLED = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:932
     UNIT_TARGET = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:897
     UNIT_HEALTH = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:765
     VARIABLES_LOADED = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:655
     PLAYER_REGEN_ENABLED = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:923
     RAID_ROSTER_UPDATE = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:753
     UNIT_MAXHEALTH = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:765
     PLAYER_TARGET_CHANGED = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:890
     CHAT_MSG_ADDON = <func> @..\XPerl_RaidHelper.lua:558

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