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Version: Hydrogen-12.1
by: Maul, Jrosk, SLOKnightfall

Ion!

A macro-based action bar addon. It can stand on its own or supplement any other action bar addon or even the default Blizzard UI.


"Feel the power of the macro side..."
A WoW 5.x Mists of Pandaria addon.

Official Thread - Visit this thread for more information on Ion!

FAQ - The official FAQ for Ion!

Bug Reports - Report bugs here

Feature Requests - Request features here

Comments - If you wish to post a comment, you may do so here.

Be sure to check out the Optional Ion Addons to give you additional control
over UI elements other than buttons using the Ion UI configuration framework.

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Features -

  • An unlimited number of macros, create as many bars/buttons as you want/need per character!
  • Are you a keybinder extreme? Use the button storage area for all your macros/keybinds! No buttons on screen needed!
  • Are you a clicker extrodanaire? As many buttons on the screen you want where you want, when you want!
  • Macros the size of Texas! Up to 1024 characters in length!
  • Maul's unique mouseover key-binding system - where the mouseover binding system was born!
  • Many other of the favorite desired bar addon features and then some!
  • Button Facade support!
  • Every button in Ion is a macro button by default and in many ways they behave like normal action buttons. Buttons can also be set to be "action" or "pet" buttons.

Commands - Type /ion alone to display a list of available commands, which are:
  • menu: Toggle the main menu
  • storage: Open the button storage area
  • create: Create a blank bar
  • delete: Delete the currently selected bar
  • config: Toggle configuration mode for all bars
  • add: Adds buttons to the currently selected bar (add or add #)
  • remove: Removes buttons from the currently selected bar (remove or remove #)
  • edit: Toggle edit mode for all buttons
  • bind: Toggle binding mode for all buttons
  • scale: Scale a bar to the desired size.
  • snapto: Toggle SnapTo for current bar
  • autohide: Toggle AutoHide for current bar
  • shape: Change current bar's shape
  • name: Change current bar's name
  • strata: Change current bar's frame strata
  • alpha: Change current bar's alpha (transparency)
  • alphaup: Set current bar's conditions to 'alpha up'
  • arcstart: Set current bar's starting arc location (in degrees)
  • arclen: Set current bar's arc length (in degrees)
  • columns: Set the number of columns for the current bar
  • padh: Set current bar's horizontal padding
  • padv: Set current bar's vertical padding
  • padhv: Adjust both horizontal and vertical padding of the current bar incrementally
  • showgrid: Toggle the current bar's showgrid flag
  • x: Change current bar's horizontal axis position
  • y: Change current bar's vertical axis position
  • state: Toggle states for the current bar (/mac state <state>). Type /mac statelist for vaild states
  • statelist: Print a list of valid states
  • load: Load a profile
  • lock: Lock buttons

Just remember:"With great flexibility comes great configuration..."- Maul

Trinity/Trinity Bars Note: Read: Of mages, multiboxing and macros...mmm?

Hydrogen 12
-Update ToC to WoW 6.1
-Fix for PetJournal being renamed

Hydrogen 12
-More fixes for ability cooldowns & procs
-Fix for Fairy Swarm tallent
-Fixes for Draenor Garrison ability button cooldown and range
-Fix for shadow dance triggering a stance bar change
-Nephyrin's Dualspec bar fix
-Misc bug fixes



Hydrogen 11
-Added items to the Ion Menu
-Fixed macro generation and cooldowns for most spells
-Added profile system

Hydrogen-10.3 Beta
-Reverted spell name change and added different work around for hunter call pet macros

Hydrogen-10.2 Beta
-Fixed TOC so bar position are global again. 10.1 accidentally contained a version that had the settings stored per character

Hydrogen-10.1 Beta
-Included SLOKnightfall's WoD updates
-Fixed mount macro's
-Fixed random mount macro
-Changed which spell name is used in the generated macro to fix issue with hunter pets summon macros not being correct.
-Created a list of spells that will ignore subtext in the spells. Mainly for hunter traps that were getting Trap Launcher added to the macro and not working.

Hydrogen-10 Beta
-Updating to Warlords of Draenor Expansion patch

Hydrogen-9 Beta
- Debug spam fix

Hydrogen-8 Beta
- Minor update to fix smaller issues

Hydrogen-7 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.4.1

Hydrogen-6 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.3

Hydrogen-5
- Spell Count bug fix (i.e. Death Knight's Scent of Blood count update)
- Spell Charges fix properly implemented

Hydrogen-4
- Forum version, include most hotfixes appearing on the forum (flyx, Nephyrin, chinoloco,kouik)
- should now display the appropriate tooltip in all cases.
- GetSpellCount replaced by GetSpellCharges (roll charges issues)
- spells with distinct subtypes between specs should be shown as useable in all cases.
- spell cooldowns should update (trash, symbiosis, disconnect/reconnect after a spec change should not show questionmark anymore)
- flyout should show the proper spell

Hydorgen-3

Hydrogen-2 Beta
- Updated for patch 5.1
- Fixed texture issue
- Dual spec toggle should work now
- Fixed extra bar action ID
- Other minor changes
- Sorry folks, that is all :(

Hydrogen-2 Beta
-Now scans profession spells
-Tentatively enabling/disabling of the Blizzard Main Bar should work
-Blizzard ExtraAction button should now only show if the Blizzard Bar is used
-Moved localization to one file

Hydrogen-1 Beta
- beta release for patch 5.0.4
Optional Files (8)
File Name
Version
Size
Author
Date
Type
Hydrogen-5.1
5kB
02-25-15 12:17 AM
Addon
Hydrogen-5.1
5kB
02-25-15 12:15 AM
Addon
Hydrogen-7.1
11kB
02-25-15 12:11 AM
Addon
Hydrogen-7.1
43kB
02-25-15 12:07 AM
Addon
40300.1
6kB
11-29-11 09:01 AM
Addon
40300.1
15kB
11-29-11 08:59 AM
Addon
40000.2.0.1
23kB
07-02-11 11:28 PM
Patch
40000.2.0.1
2kB
07-02-11 07:51 PM
Addon


Archived Files (7)
File Name
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Size
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Date
 Ion
Hydrogen-12
563kB
Maul
12-11-14 12:45 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-11
561kB
Maul
11-12-14 02:23 PM
 Ion
Hydrogen-10.3 B
460kB
Maul
10-21-14 12:00 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-10.2 B
460kB
Maul
10-18-14 10:17 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-10 Bet
454kB
Maul
10-15-14 08:38 AM
 Ion
Hydrogen-9 Beta
454kB
Maul
04-08-14 05:30 PM
 Ion
Hydrogen-8 Beta
417kB
Maul
03-31-14 08:51 AM


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Unread 01-23-09, 01:45 PM  
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Has anyone tried emailing Maul? Or talked to him or heard where he went?

Even if he's not going to work on the mod at all...It'd be just nice to know that.
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I am... for the moment, forced to use Bartender 4 because macaroon refuses to work on some of my toons. (Most problems are caused by the macaroon xtras, which don't have a fix.)

I really hope Maul would fix this addon soon, it really is far better than any other action bar mod!
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Originally posted by Celeras
I didn't download any of the updates from Macaroon/Macaroon x-tras when the patch came out. I just downloaded the one file from the Macaroon 3.0.8 patch (Bars.lua or something) and overrid it in my macaroon folder. And everything works fine for me.
Good for you
But as someone else prompted, I think the update has some other things updated. I don't know what though I did compare the text from 30000.28.1 rc and the update 30000.30 in notepad and found that some lines didn't match completely. I didn't see what the difference was but there must have been something.
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Re: Why does wowinterface say this is updated?

Originally posted by Crissa
How did Maul manage to get wowinterface updated with a nonworking version?

-Crissa

From change log
30000.30 -
3.0.8 Update - Updated for maul by a friend.
might give a hint
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Why does wowinterface say this is updated?

How did Maul manage to get wowinterface updated with a nonworking version?

-Crissa
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I didn't download any of the updates from Macaroon/Macaroon x-tras when the patch came out. I just downloaded the one file from the Macaroon 3.0.8 patch (Bars.lua or something) and overrid it in my macaroon folder. And everything works fine for me.
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Macaroon and MacaroonXtras are separate addons! My way worked with both for me.

Originally posted by Solarria
All arguments about fixes aside, here's what I'm faced with: Macaroon is not functioning. ...

...But it is not working. I can get the empty bars, provided I don't try to load content. But not all of the bars are back. I don't have the bag bar or the menu bar. Honestly, I was using those. I have not rebuilt bars; without the menu and bag bars available, I see no point in trying to rebuild by custom interface of around 100 buttons, about 40 of which were macros. It's simply too much work for a product that is not stable.
Macaroon is till in development I believe. so ofc it's not working 100%. but i think it's pretty close.

Bag bar and menu bar as well as cast bar and XP/REP bars are not part of Macaroon.. it's the MacaroonXtras.. which you still have to update separately from Macaroon.
I've noticed the 30000.12 version of MacaroonXtras doesn't seem to be downloadable from wowinterface site. I updated both my Macaroon and MacaroonXtras with wowmatrix.. still against Mauls advice...

This time i tried installing Macaroon from here but wowmatrix didn't recognize the update. So i let it update as well.
Wowmatrix did find some 30000.12 version of MacaroonXtras(might just claim it is while its not actually) somewhere, I do not know where. After update of both addons I changed the string in the Macaroon_Bars.lua, updated wow and logged in.
I got all my bars including Bags, Menu, Castbar & XP/REP bars where they used to be. And all my spells were in the right Macaroon bars at the right place on the screen the second I logged in, no need to get them from saved profile.

I haven't had time to test possession or pet bars yet but I'd bet they'll work just fine
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bugfix

Phanx made a slight error for anyone who have a notepad with line numbers, it's actually at the line 1061 rather than 1601.
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Had no issues here with the "fix"

I knew that Macaroon was having issues, so I tried Dominos and Bartender 4 when the patch came out... I tried both of them for a day or so and decided I didn't like either mod's limitations.

So I came back, downloaded the newest "updated" version (I'm still not sure what's actually been updated other than the toc?), applied the "fix" by manually editing the line myself (figured the patch is just changing one line, I may as well just do it instead of downloading another file). I also downloaded the new Macaroon extra and updated what I needed.

FYI, I do not use the XP bar or the roll frame or whatever... the only thing I get from Macaroon extra is the bag and menu bar, I think.

Everything came back and worked just as well as they did before. I did Heroic Oculus, possession bar is working just fine. I raided different 25-man instances, and everything seems to be working just fine there as well. I haven't ran into a situation with pets yet, so I don't know if that's working correctly.

All in all, everything seems to be fine after applying the patch. Reading some of the problems that people are having even with the patch... I really don't understand what's going on. I wish I could be more help, but I just haven't seen any problems at all on my side.

Granted, my usage for Macaroon is pretty "light". The reason why I still prefer Macaroon over other bar mods is mostly because of the presentation. For example:
  • Bartender and Dominos are both limited to 10 bars of 12 buttons each.
  • This limitation is not flexible. Meaning, if you have 9 bars, you can't distribute the buttons from bar 10 to the other bars. The maximum number of buttons each bar can have is always 12, no matter what.
  • Similarly, if you want to have 20 bars of one button each, you can't do it. You can only have 10 bars no matter what.
  • Forms and stances in the default UI are actually "swapping" one bar for another. Since Bartender & Dominos just repurpose the default UI buttons, they are limited by this as well. For example, Rogue stealth form is using Bar 7 to replace Bar 1. You can't get around this limitation. So the more forms you have (Warrior & Druids, for example), the less usable bar you really have.
  • Arrangements and button ID's are not reassignable. For example, my main bar is a 12 button bar with 2 rows. Blizzard's UI always arrange the button ID so that the top row starts with 1, and the bottom row starts with 7. However, I actually use and keybind them in reverse. I consider the bottom row to be my first primary actions, so they're bound 1~6, while the top row is ALT+1~6. Problem is, when the bar swaps to the Possess bar, Blizzard replaces the top row buttons because that's where they think your bar starts. So now the primary possess bar actions are ALT+1~6 as well. With Macaroon, I can edit the button ID's and reassign them manually, so it will replace the lower row of buttons instead of the top row. This sort of flexibility just isn't available in any other bar mod.

What I don't use Macaroon for, are complex target specific spell macros, or any modifier-bound macro execution. So I don't know if those type of things will cause issue even with the fix.
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Originally posted by Jocho
Can't you just download the last working version, if that's the one in the archive folder, and avoid updating until people comment the problem fixed?

That's what I'd do if I used this addon (which I'd love to someday, but haven't dared to =) )
No.
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Originally posted by Nelix
I've tried all the suggestions here and nothing is working. I have no button bars and I can't get any profiles to show up that I can even restore.
This kind of post doesn't help anyone understand how to help you fix your problem. You MUST say EXACTLY what you did; 'I tried everything' doesn't cut it.

Not picking on you, just trying to make it easier to help you and others who post similarly.

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Originally posted by LuchidorDrixon
Something is screwy with the possession bars.

I just did the quest, "Fringe Science Benefits" and when switching from Anti-Aircraft, to Bombing, to Engineering (the different functions of the bomber) the possession bar would disappear.

I had the same thing happen. I just opened up the Macarron Main Menu and enabled Blizzard Main Bar... everything worked great after that. When I was done I just went back into the main menu and deactivated Blizzard Main Bar.
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Re: Re: How i got everything working (requires WTF and Macaroon backups)

Originally posted by Poisednoise
Yup - this advice (directly below) worked. I was worried that because I had logged in and out I'd be in trouble, but it appears that even if you had the new Macaroon version installed and running on say Monday/Tuesday, so long as you follow the procedure below before you log in first with the new WoW patch, all is well. I didn't even need to do the whole copying .lua files - just new patch, with the linked fixed .lua bars file, and I was done. Logged in, all hunky-dory. All paged bars on my druid are working. For now.....
Actually the procedure i described below will work whether you have been logged in or not since the WTF files are overwritten.

/Kayes
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Something is screwy with the possession bars.

I just did the quest, "Fringe Science Benefits" and when switching from Anti-Aircraft, to Bombing, to Engineering (the different functions of the bomber) the possession bar would disappear.

Last night I was doing the "Thrusting Hordir's Spear" quest and the same issue.

I haven't been in strand to see if things are the same there. I'll report back...when I can get in there.
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Re: How i got everything working (requires WTF and Macaroon backups)

Originally posted by Kayes
Luckily i had a recent backup of WTF and all addons and this is how i got everything back to working 100% in a few steps without reinstalling wow or anything drastic like that.
Yup - this advice (directly below) worked. I was worried that because I had logged in and out I'd be in trouble, but it appears that even if you had the new Macaroon version installed and running on say Monday/Tuesday, so long as you follow the procedure below before you log in first with the new WoW patch, all is well. I didn't even need to do the whole copying .lua files - just new patch, with the linked fixed .lua bars file, and I was done. Logged in, all hunky-dory. All paged bars on my druid are working. For now.....
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