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X-Perl UnitFrames

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 46,180 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 23,047,674 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,371 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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  • #6763

    I just downloaded the last version zip file and copied the XPerl_Player folder into the addons folder and it took care of that issue.  Works until it is fixed permanently.

  • #6760

    The Holy Bar section under your player frame won't go away no matter wether it's checked on or off...

  • #6758

    The pet bar doesnt seem to want to update whenever I log into the game. I dismiss the pet and resummon it to get it to work. Not getting any errors, just a bit of minor inconvience not sure if this is fixable etc. 

  • #6761

    i'm having the same issues with the pet bar.

  • #6757

    Please fix the holy power bar for Xperl it isn't showing with the latest update and when i turn it on and off i get a error which says the following ''Interface action failed because of an AddOn''  please fix it i can't play without it! it doesn't work :'(

  • #6756

    b4 i forget, a demonology fury bar needs to be added. this is something new for MOP which allows metamorphosis and it to be maintained (ie if using the dark apothesis glyph)

  • #6755

    Just to let you know I am using  Xperl on MOP beta and with the latest error, I didn't get an error report generated for it. However,  the 3D potrait effect on pets and target are jumping outside the frames with the latest patch. The workaround is turning it off in these particular sections, unclicking and having the static frame.

    Also, I think the whole raid frames need a drag drop component. similar to party. You seem to be able to drag 1 at time (and I know you can select top/bottom etc - but sometimes these need tweaking),  but not the all the frames at once so they line up together.

  • #6754

    Having the same problem with special bar. Turn it off, but it stays up..

  • #6762

    i am also having this problem

  • #6759
    Quote from Nystix »

    Having the same problem with special bar. Turn it off, but it stays up..

    Allow me to add my name to this. I have a different mod that allows me to move the special bar anywhere on the screen.  I know this is small potatoes, but if X-Perl would allow me to move the bar, I wouldn't need the other mod. Even so, previous versions allowed me to turn off the X-Perl, it won't go away and I get an error. Thank you for your continued work on this addon! 

  • #6753

    Today I updated to the newest version 3.5.0 and the combo points that show on my target (not the little dots, but the name bar of the target that shows CP's) don't update a lot of the time, making it very hard for my little rogue to use finishers at the correct time, since a false amount of CP's are shown. Not all the time, but say 30% of the time. "The little dot"-combo point panel seems to work fine, but I've grown used to the big one.

    It's as if there's a delay to the CP updates, and sometimes there are no updates at all (like when I get a proc from a talent , on a finisher, to grant me 1 CP).

    Last edited by C-nith on 8/16/2012 6:48:00 PM
  • #6752

    i have x-perl downloaded and it says its in my addons on my character screen, but when i enter into a character it doesnt show up on my interface pages.  the slidebar has the icon for it but it doesnt work. would really like this to be fixed, because there are things i need to move when in raid.  

  • #6750
    My holy bar

    i can not get it to go away i updated and it is now stuck on my screen! i have disabled the special bar but its still there how do i make it go away again?

  • #6751

    never mind i got an older xperl DL and it works fine now

  • #6749

    i was herbing on my lv 60 rogue twink and i got abit rested as my exp is locked it wont ever update the unitframe.. but when herbing or mining the exp that should be gained does go off the rested bonus and sooner or later rested will fade and the character will feel normal again. but the unitframe wont update this and still pretend that the player is rested. had this on my pala aswell but wasnt sure of it as i had 150%lvl rested (took some time to get it done) this rogue does verify this effect tho.

    hope it will be fixed someday :)

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