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  • World of Warcraft
  • 56,271 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 22,938,755 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/14/2013
  • Created 08/31/2008
  • 15,385 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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  • #6560

    Bumping this issue as seems to be happening more frequently.


    Getting an intermittant issue with the level # on portrait not updating on leveling unless you log and relog.  Happening on all of our systems that play WOW.




  • #6558
    raid pullout & raid markers

    please fix the raid pullout. I have to /reload after a wipe as the raider markers error out and the function is non usable when trying to place raid markers. please add support for raid markers while in party. i have encluded the error i get,


    Date: 2011-11-07 16:35:14 ID: 1 Error occured in: AddOn: XPerl Count: 1 Message: Error: AddOn XPerl attempted to call a forbidden function (PlaceRaidMarker()) from a tainted execution path. Debug:    [C]: PlaceRaidMarker()    ...mpactRaidFrames\Blizzard_CompactRaidFrameManager.lua:163: func()    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:700: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:       [string "*:OnClick"]:1 AddOns:   Swatter, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   NPCScan, v4.2.0.2   AckisRecipeList, v2.2.10   Atlas, v1.20.1   AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.20.1   AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.20.1   AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.20.1   AtlasTransportation, v1.20.1   AtlasLoot, vv6.04.04   AtlasLootCataclysm, vv6.04.04   AtlasLootLoader, vv6.04.04   AucAdvanced, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucFilterBasic, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucFilterOutlier, v5.12.5198.5194(5.12/embedded)   AucMatchUndercut, v5.12.5198.4828(5.12/embedded)   AucScanData, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucStatHistogram, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucStatiLevel, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucStatPurchased, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucStatSales, v5.12.5198.4838(5.12/embedded)   AucStatSimple, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucStatStdDev, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucStatWOWEcon, v5.12.5198.4828(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.12.5198.5133(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilAppraiser, v5.12.5198.5194(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilAskPrice, v5.12.5198.5162(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.12.5198.5184(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilCompactUI, v5.12.5198.5016(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.12.5198.4897(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilFixAH, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.12.5198.5144(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.12.5198.4861(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilScanButton, v5.12.5198.5159(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilScanFinish, v5.12.5198.5159(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilScanProgress, v5.12.5198.4979(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilScanStart, v5.12.5198.5159(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilSearchUI, v5.12.5198.5184(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.12.5198.4993(5.12/embedded)   AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.12.5198.4828(5.12/embedded)   Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)   Bagnon, v4.2.9   BagnonForever, v   BagnonTooltips, v   BankStack, vv24   Bartender4, v4.4.19   BeanCounter, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   BigBrother, v3.6.3   Chinchilla, v2.4.2   Configator, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)   DBMCore, v   DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)   Enchantrix, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   EnhancedStackSplit, v40200-1   EnsidiaFails, v   Fatality, v1.2.3   FishingBuddy, v1.0.6a   Flump, v1.2.1a   Informant, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.311(/embedded)   LoadIT, v   MBB, v   MikScrollingBattleText, v5.6.108   MobMap, v420   MoveAnything, v12.2.0   Postal, v3.4.10   ProfessionsVault, v5.6   QuestCompletist, v99.2   RaidAchievement, v1.075   RaidAchievementAchieveReminder, v   Recount, v   SellOMatic2, va043   SellOMatic2Class, va043   SellOMatic2Destroy, va043   SellOMatic2Item, va043   SellOMatic2List, va043   Stubby, v5.12.5198 (QuirkyKiwi)   TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.310(/embedded)   Titan, v5.0.8.40200 - Revision 519   TitanBag, v5.0.8.40200   TitanClock, v5.0.8.40200   TitanGold, v5.0.8.40200   TitanLocation, v5.0.8.40200   TitanLootType, v5.0.8.40200   TitanPerformance, v5.0.8.40200   TitanRepair, v5.0.8.40200   TitanVolume, v5.0.8.40200   TitanXP, v5.0.8.40200   WIM, v3.5.7   XPerl, v3.1.64   XPerlArcaneBar, v   XPerlCustomHighlight, v   XPerlParty, v   XPerlPartyPet, v   XPerlPlayer, v   XPerlPlayerBuffs, v   XPerlPlayerPet, v   XPerlRaidAdmin, v   XPerlRaidFrames, v   XPerlRaidHelper, v   XPerlRaidMonitor, v   XPerlRaidPets, v   XPerlTarget, v   XPerlTargetTarget, v   BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.2.2.40200 <us>   (ck=cb8)


  • #6557
    Quote from Zephiryth »

    I am currently getting issues after the most recent update to where I can not overcurse buffs or debuffs on my target or targets target. It's really annoying and I hope you guys are working on a fix soon. <3 this addon :D

    Just bumping my thread again. This issue is becoming quite bothersome.

  • #6556

    too many burrowed options :/ if You want to see pet's target, You need to turn on Your target, then target's target.. and only then You can see options for Your pet's target :| and of course You can't show pet's frame, if You don't turn on Your own frame..


    As from me, highly UNRECOMENDABLE for hunters..

  • #6555


    Is it possible in any way to remove this flashing effect when a proc happens and it removes the cooldown on a rune? It's extremely annoying because I'm never sure if I already used that rune and I can't see the cooldown on the rune next to it. This is what I'm talking about:

    Thx for a great addon!

    Last edited by angelblack on 11/3/2011 3:35:13 AM
  • #6554

    When I logged in today, I suddenly found that it was showing the normal cast bar in the middle of my screen near the bottom. I had it set to show the cast bar on the actual nameplate above my healthbar, but when I go to the player tab, the original cast bar is unticked and the cast bar option is ticked by the check mark is grey. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling but it still won't let me check/uncheck the cast bar options. I have no idea why it's doing this. Any one else having this problem? Why is it doing this?

  • #6553

    This addon it having issues with changing glyphs. Blizzard is blocking something it is doing and making me turn off the addon, then change them, then i can turn it back on.

  • #6552
    Re: X-Perl UnitFrames - Moonkin power bar

    I was wondering with the druid (moonkin) power bar if there was another place to place it (maybe similar to lock shard bar) so it's not over the buffs when they change forms. Or adjust it so buffs appear under the power bar

  • #6551

    my issue is using the raid markers to plan stratigies during raiding.  like for example FL: shannox battle.  when i try and mark the ground for the various positioning, i get "this action is blocked by x-perl and if you want to use it you will need to disable the addon" or something like that.   any suggestions on how to handle this? 

  • #6550

    this addon shows the hunters pet "hungry" status ?

  • #6549

    How do you get the buffs to show next to the mini map? I don't like the ones under my char. Tried every selection I could think of.

  • #6547

    There is a bug where you cannot see buffs of vehicle/pet you are posessing. This is when player buffs are set to showing in the default Blizzard place left side of minimap. Take for example Vash'jir quest where you play as the naga, and you can't see the speed buff when moving. Another example is propably Malygos drakefight.

    Last edited by Jaadis on 10/28/2011 7:10:19 PM
  • #6546
    Quote from Sjutti»I don't actully like the new range finder with the hand over, and I can't turn this off however. I want it to turn in to red like it did before, and not have this "reaching hand" over my target/my raid group.

    Is there any chanse that this issue can be fixed? 

  • #6544

    Just coming back to game and just load x-perl again and love it, but can someone tell me what the percentage circle around my pet and the target are?


    Thank You

  • #6548
    Quote from tarrel »

    Just coming back to game and just load x-perl again and love it, but can someone tell me what the percentage circle around my pet and the target are?

    That would be threat.

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