Download
(70 Kb)
Download
Updated: 09-26-09 08:38 AM
Addon for:
Tidy Plates.
Pictures
File Info
Updated:09-26-09 08:38 AM
Created:07-18-09 01:08 PM
Downloads:4,487
Favorites:23
MD5:
Tidy Plates: Lucky Charms
Version: 5.2
by: danltiger [More]
This theme for Tidy Plates uses the Multi-Plate feature to set a custom graphical appearance for different types of units.

Friendly NPCs will have shamrocks, Friendly players have water droplets, and other units will have a heart. The heart for neutral units is scaled smaller than the graphic for hostile units. The casting bar is shaped like a little fireball. Neat, eh?

If you are looking for an example of how to create your own custom plates, this theme is a good place to start. No documentation is available, yet, but I'm working on it.
Archived Files (3)
File Name
Version
Size
Author
Date
5.0.1
70kB
danltiger
08-04-09 05:33 PM
5
70kB
danltiger
08-01-09 10:35 PM
1
70kB
danltiger
07-18-09 01:08 PM


Post A Reply Comment Options
Old 07-22-09, 08:00 AM  
KleinerMink
A Deviate Faerie Dragon

Forum posts: 11
File comments: 71
Uploads: 0
Ok, further testing revealed:

Tidy Plates newset version + Lucky Charms alone with no other addons installed crashes my client

Tidy Plates Version 4.8 + Lucky Charms crashes my client

and as written before:

Tidy Plates newest version alone does not crash my client

Hope this helps a bit...
KleinerMink is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-09, 09:11 AM  
danltiger
A Murloc Raider
 
danltiger's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 9
File comments: 1497
Uploads: 21
Yes, that does narrow things down. A crash report would help, too. (I forgot about those!) Under your "World of Warcraft" folder, there should be another one called, "Errors". There will probably be several files, ex. "2009-04-20 21.29.42 Crash.txt" If you could send me a private message with the data from that file, it'd shed a bit more light on the subject.

There's a possibility that it's a problem with your installation, since I've had friends test Tidy Plates (with and without tons of addons) on their Macs, with no errors. But, there may be differences with the german client, or something else that I have not thought of; so I'll try as hard as I can to correct the problem.

Edit: Noticed you were having other difficulties, too. Makes me wonder if they are related.

Originally posted by KleinerMink
Ok, further testing revealed:
...
Hope this helps a bit...
Last edited by danltiger : 07-22-09 at 09:24 AM.
danltiger is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-09, 02:03 PM  
danltiger
A Murloc Raider
 
danltiger's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 9
File comments: 1497
Uploads: 21
I got your crash report (thanks!) and compared it with similar errors from other addon forums. Since the problem is not very common, we can infer that the cause is from some specific combination of elements, which results in a crash.

From the Blizzard forums, the moderators have suggested:
  • Addon Code
  • Storage/Memory Problems
  • Permissions
  • WoW/LUA/MacOS Bugs
  • Corrupted Configuration Data

Configuration Data
On your end, you can rename your Interface, WTF, and cache folders, fire Wow up once, and then reinstall Tidy Plates + Lucky Charms. If it still crashes...

Memory/Storage Problems:

Apple Hardware Test
1. find your Apple Hardware Test disk (might be included with the Mac OS install disk) that came with your Mac
2. put in the DVD-rom drive
3. (re)start your Mac while pressing d, until the AHT launches
4. run the Extended test

Permissions Test
1.) click on the Finder icon in the Dock
2.) open the Applications folder
3.) open the Utilities folder
4.) double click on the Disk Utility application icon
5.) select the hard drive the game is installed on
6.) select the First Aid option
7.) click on the Repair Disk Permissions button


If the problem can be corrected by changing Tidy Plates, it may be tough to figure out; Generally, you'll get a simple LUA error if you try to do something illegal with your addon, which is why I'm having a hard time figuring this out.

Anyhow, I'm going to take a break from banging my head against this wall...

Originally posted by KleinerMink
Ok, further testing revealed:

Tidy Plates newset version + Lucky Charms alone with no other addons installed crashes my client

Tidy Plates Version 4.8 + Lucky Charms crashes my client

and as written before:

Tidy Plates newest version alone does not crash my client

Hope this helps a bit...
Last edited by danltiger : 07-22-09 at 02:04 PM.
danltiger is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-09, 05:05 PM  
KleinerMink
A Deviate Faerie Dragon

Forum posts: 11
File comments: 71
Uploads: 0
Thank You so much for your help!
KleinerMink is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-09, 02:58 AM  
zokr7et
A Kobold Labourer

Forum posts: 0
File comments: 5
Uploads: 0
How to modify to like this?


How to modify to like this?
zokr7et is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-09, 06:20 AM  
danltiger
A Murloc Raider
 
danltiger's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 9
File comments: 1497
Uploads: 21
Re: How to modify to like this?

Theoretically, you should be able to add "orientation=vertical" to the healthbar section of the theme.

One problem: the way that Blizz handles vertical status-bars is different from the way that they handle horizontal; With horizontal bars, the texture coordinates are modified so that the edge of the bar crops the texture as it moves. However, with vertical bars, the opposite (stationary) edge is cropped, so it looks like the texture is being shifted down. This means that vertical bars look proper only for square status-bars. (At least, that's how I understand it)



Originally posted by zokr7et

How to modify to like this?
danltiger is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-09, 07:48 PM  
zokr7et
A Kobold Labourer

Forum posts: 0
File comments: 5
Uploads: 0
Re: Re: How to modify to like this?

Originally posted by danltiger
Theoretically, you should be able to add "orientation=vertical" to the healthbar section of the theme.

One problem: the way that Blizz handles vertical status-bars is different from the way that they handle horizontal; With horizontal bars, the texture coordinates are modified so that the edge of the bar crops the texture as it moves. However, with vertical bars, the opposite (stationary) edge is cropped, so it looks like the texture is being shifted down. This means that vertical bars look proper only for square status-bars. (At least, that's how I understand it)
Thanks.
I add "orientation=vertical" to the healthbar section. BUT the heart look like this.

__________________
Last edited by zokr7et : 08-03-09 at 07:50 PM.
zokr7et is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-09, 09:23 PM  
danltiger
A Murloc Raider
 
danltiger's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 9
File comments: 1497
Uploads: 21
Re: Re: Re: How to modify to like this?

Yep, that's what I was talking about in my previous post; I'm not sure if it's a bug with Blizzard's implementation of vertical statusbars, or if they intended it to function that way. Regardless, it's not something that I've be planning to address, since it would require creating a custom statusbar widget.

Originally posted by zokr7et
Thanks.
I add "orientation=vertical" to the healthbar section. BUT the heart look like this.

danltiger is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-09, 11:15 AM  
borgi
A Kobold Labourer

Forum posts: 0
File comments: 10
Uploads: 0
Hi there!

Great template. I really like the change of the mood ingame by using this theme

In order to find a nice skin for tanks (as small as possible with as much information as possible), I try to include names of NPCs to the Lucky Charms. Looks like I am too stupid to do so...

I reused the code

Code:
config.name = {
	typeface =					path.."\\ARIAL.ttf",
	size = 8,
	width = 90,
	height = 13,
	x = 0,
	y = 10,
	align = "CENTER",
	anchor = "CENTER",
}
And included the arial.ttf in the directory of the lucky charms. My intention is to have small nameplates on top of the symbols. But they are not showing. Where is my mistake? Is there any hope for me?

Thanks!
borgi is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-09, 11:49 AM  
danltiger
A Murloc Raider
 
danltiger's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 9
File comments: 1497
Uploads: 21
Heya Borgi,

The 'showName' tag needs to be set in the .options category..

Code:
config.options = {
	......
	showName = true,
}
See if that works for ya :-)

Originally posted by borgi
Hi there!

Great template. I really like the change of the mood ingame by using this theme

In order to find a nice skin for tanks (as small as possible with as much information as possible), I try to include names of NPCs to the Lucky Charms. Looks like I am too stupid to do so...
......

Thanks!
danltiger is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-09, 06:25 AM  
borgi
A Kobold Labourer

Forum posts: 0
File comments: 10
Uploads: 0
Doh! Thanks alot! Works nicely.
borgi is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-09, 02:30 PM  
suicidalkatt
A Rage Talon Dragon Guard
 
suicidalkatt's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 309
File comments: 1378
Uploads: 60
How would one get special text working for this?!
suicidalkatt is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-09, 06:57 PM  
danltiger
A Murloc Raider
 
danltiger's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 9
File comments: 1497
Uploads: 21
You'd have to 1) write a SetSpecialText() function for the theme, and 2) enable the special text for each plate style (ie. options.showSpecialText = true) that you want it to affect.

Originally posted by suicidalkatt
How would one get special text working for this?!
danltiger is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-09, 02:48 AM  
suicidalkatt
A Rage Talon Dragon Guard
 
suicidalkatt's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 309
File comments: 1378
Uploads: 60
Originally posted by danltiger
You'd have to 1) write a SetSpecialText() function for the theme, and 2) enable the special text for each plate style (ie. options.showSpecialText = true) that you want it to affect.
function SetSpecialText(unit)
return "test"
end

?

I can't seem to find the right name for the function. I still get nothing for my special texts.
suicidalkatt is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-09, 05:21 AM  
danltiger
A Murloc Raider
 
danltiger's Avatar
AddOn Author - Click to view AddOns

Forum posts: 9
File comments: 1497
Uploads: 21
You need to 'attach' the function to the theme table. Take a peek at one of the other themes (like Knurl).

Code:
function config.SetSpecialText(unit)
	return unit.health.." / "..unit.healthmax
end
The pointer to the function gets stored under config.SetSpecialText, where 'config' is just the local name for the table that will be passed to the theme list.

Originally posted by suicidalkatt
function SetSpecialText(unit)
return "test"
end

?

I can't seem to find the right name for the function. I still get nothing for my special texts.
danltiger is offline Report comment to moderator  
Reply With Quote
Post A Reply



Category Jump: