Designed to give visual or audible cues to the user in response to in-game events, such as gaining buffs or debuffs. Types of cues range from simple texture displays to stack counters, timers to timer bars, and are fully user-configurable. Can be animated or have sounds attached as well.
How to Use
Tutorials will be written and linked here soon, stay tuned!
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TOC bump to 4.3.
Fixed an issue with linked auras where multiple auras in the chain are disabled. Probably.
Fixed a large amount of debuff ID types.
Fixed divide by zero issue with PowerAurasRole.lua, and any other possible issues with Health/Power type auras.
Fixed a possible issue with the stances dropdown not filling correctly.
Added Invert Timer support to Totems. That's right Shamans, I love you.
Limited Strata support has been patched in, there's no configuration element for this (it's unsupported). To change the strata either export an aura, modify the export string (add "strata:LOW;" to the end, replacing LOW with the desired strata) and reimport, or modify your saved variables.
Aura #182 was missing. This has been rectified.
Fixed a bug with chat output when a sound file was loaded and played but the API said otherwise.
Aura glow defaults to off.
Updated tooltip for Pet Stance type.
Removed some unused files.
This release is 4.2 compatible.
Added Pet Stance activation type, which will activate if your pet is in Aggressive/Assist/Defensive/Passive mode.
Removed 4.1 compatibility code.
Minor changes to Blizzard options UI, to compensate for the ridiculously large amount of weight it put on.
Pulse animation (while not in Old Animations mode) has had some minor changes done to it, it is now similar to the Blizzard one in terms of scale and smooths a little bit differently. These changes have effectively fixed the animation to prevent animations flickering.
Buffs and debuffs are now properly checked on the whole group.
Happiness auras are gone. Really now. If you had them, they'll be fixed, I PROMISE.
Aura exports should fail less.
This version has the codename "Yo dawg I heard you like updates".
Blizzard bumped the client version number in their most recent fast patch which triggered some 4.2 PTR compatibility code to activate, this in turn may have inadvertently broken Spell Alert auras. Hence the fix.
Holy Power should be working again, sorry guys. We didn't pick this up in the testing since there were no changes to the UI.
Higher quality versions of Blizzard's spell overlay textures have been included, as well as some new ones.
Multiple default settings have been modified, including but not limited to Locked/Unlocked Auras, Not Resting and Allow Inspections.
The Pulse animation has had some improvements done to it behind the scenes. It's still broken as a result of the API changes.
Text Auras have had their animations forcefully disabled until Blizzard fixes the animation bugs.
Players using Spell Cooldown auras for pet abilities should once again find that their auras do not need the friendly target condition to be met.
Spell Cooldown auras should no longer freak out if the spell is referenced as an ID number, but no longer exists.
CurseForge Tickets: http://wow.curseforge.com/addons/powerauras-classic/tickets/
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This release is compatible with the 4.1 patch, it is not backwards compatible with the 4.0 client.
There are known issues with this release dealing with animations, these appear to be due to bugs within the animation API itself and the only known workaround is to switch on Old Animations.
ADDED: A new option is available which will adjust the behaviour of the export system, if you were experiencing a bug where your aura exports were empty then you should enable this as a workaround.
ADDED: Unit Match activation type. This is still a beta quality activation type and may not always perform as expected, please report any bugs through the ticket system on Curse.
ADDED: Couple more debuff ID's.
CHANGE: Action usable macro fix has been reverted, caused more issues than it solved.
REMOVED: Animation FPS slider, as Blizzard has dropped support for this.
FIX: Stacks work again, sorry guys!
ADDED: Lots of class and engineering debuff ID's have been added, credit goes to Vaugn2 for assisting us greatly with this.
ADDED: Ability to track Buff Type.
ADDED: Stacks can now be displayed in their original sizing format - check the "Wider Digits" box to do so.
CHANGE: Export dialog will now display a reason for transfer failure.
CHANGE: Export dialog also now shows a timer, and correctly updates even if the dialog is closed.
FIX: Spell Alert now functions properly with procs such as Lava Surge!
FIX: Now works with the 4.1 PTR (there is an issue with animations on the PTR, use the Old Animations to bypass this).
FIX: Auras should now initialize correctly and hopefully will not require a reload to work properly.
FIX: Rare import bug regarding stacks has been corrected.
FIX: Nil error on selecting custom texture checkbox.
FIX: Stacks now scale properly.
CHANGE: Stacks can now show absolutely any number of stacks - no limitation.
FIX: nil error
UPDATE: Russian translations (thanks Владимир Средних)
FEATURE: Ingame aura sharing, use the export buttons and choose the player to send your aura/set to
FEATURE: Block incoming auras setting in ESC>>Interface>Addons>>PAC
CHANGE: Stacks can not show up-to 999
FIX: All sounds should now use the Master channel
FIX: nil error
FIX: Asian localisation issue
CHANGE: Druids' Magic Mushroom now treated as a totem
FIX: PathToAuras issue
FIX: Localisation issue
CHANGE: Sounds now play on master channel
FIX: Reset position button now works
FEATURE: Global settings for custom sounds and aura textures
FEATURE: Move auras with the mouse (+ cursor keys when pointer over aura), added lock button
CHANGE: OwnSpell renamed Spellcooldown
FIX: Spell-id matching when not in spell-book
FEATURE: Add global paths
FIX: Erroneous matching when similar names
FIX: Timer invert issue
FIX: Old style imports now work again
Fix: initialisation bug - PAC would sometimes seem like it wasn't working at all on first load
FIX: Timer invert Below / Hide above was broken
FIX: Timer invert Below / Hide above was not being exported
FIX: Delete/Move bug (oops sorry)
FIX: Stacks not hiding properly when in a multi-aura chain
CHANGE: Removed druid form restriction on combo points
FIX: Pet happiness (see wiki)
FIX: Slot Aura crash
UPDATE: Russian locale - thanks to Jakov
UPDATE: Chinese locale (zhTW) - thanks to 吳宗欽
CHANGE: Optimizations for speed
FIX: Text aura updating
FIX: Purgeable Spells
FIX: %INT substitution in text auras
UPDATE: GTFO - Friendly fire
FEATURE: Can now track pet spell cool-downs via SpellCooldown aura
FEATURE: Spell alerts on instant spell can set the duration on the animation tab
FIX: Transparency on some auras
CHANGE: Mana and Health now have better default icons
FIX: Global sliders too long
FEATURE: Self PvP flag can now show timer
FIX: Do not show instant spells as interruptable
FIX: Crash with badly formatted multi-ids
FIX: False positive matches when using SpellIds and MySpellCooldowns
FIX: Sometimes linked auras would get missed if inactive
FIX: Purgeable spells logic rewritten
FIX: Stealable spells logic rewritten
FIX: GCD spell ids updated
FIX: False positive matches when using SpellIds
FIX: Mana update issue
FEATURE: 8 missing Blizzard Power Aura textures added
FIX: Druid spammage - sorry dudes!
FIX: Import bug for tri-state booleans
CHANGE: +/- buttons added to size slider
CHANGE: Timer invert slider increased to 600s
FIX: Eclipse now works (separate checks for Lunar and Solar)
FIX: Druid detection when < level 10
FEATURE: Blizzard Power Aura textures added (145-177)
Fix: Import bug when default value = false
Fix: Improved Text aura logic to try and fix not showing on login
Fix: Custom ending sound UI strange behaviour
CHANGE: Sound files converted to ogg files (wavs do not work in Cata)
Fix: Rogue Combo crash
CHANGE: Export format changed significantly (but still recognises old format) - now much smaller
FEATURE: Pet Happiness can now be tracked via Energy/rage/Power aura (Cata)
FEATURE: Max texture slider setting added
FEATURE: Ability to count in seconds from 99s instead of 60s
FIX: Holy Power and Warlock Shard detection
FIX: Rogue combo points on switching target
CHANGE: Improved edit box behaviour (should now save on loss of focus)
FIX: Custom texture with SpellId
FIX: Crash when Multi-Id not a string
CHANGE: Locale refresh
FIX: Warlock Metamorphosis bug (thanks Viperb0y!)
UPDATE & FIX: German locale (thanks Viperb0y!)
FIX: Import/Export (for Cata)
FEATURE: Can now optionally specify power type in Rage/Energy?Power aura
FEATURE: Happiness/Focus/Holy power tracking added (for Cata)
FIX: Drop-downs (for Cata)
FIX:Timer/Stack location/size rounding errors
FIX: Vanishing timers on redisplay
CHANGE: removed more global this refs (for Cata)
CHANGE: Added UNIT_POWER event support (for Cata)
FIX: Nil error when spellId not found
FIX: Nil error with named totems
CHANGE: removed global this refs (for Cata)
FIX: Issue with multiple totems
FIX: Shaman GCD spell had wrong ID
CHANGE: Events only registered when required
FIX: Missing ActionBar check
CHANGE: Fixes for Cataclysm beta (should no longer hang on start)
CHANGE: UI background Textures changed to standard
FIX: Nil error when named unit missing
FIX: Named unit missing event update
FIX: Timer option nil error
FIX: Set ShowOnAuraHide properly when setting Timer to Time since activation
CHANGE: Stack check can now go up to 9999 (was 100)
FIX: Buff switching bug
FIX: Named Item textures
FIX: Named Item stack checking
FIX: Named Item matching with hyphens
FIX: Nil error changing sounds
FIX: DK Runes should show correct cool-down time
FIX: Timer should show properly on new auras
FIX: Animation flicker
FEATURE: Item carried check
CHANGE: Added rescale message
FIX: Aura Import paste size increased
FIX: Stat checking on targets
FIX: Timer and Stack strange x,y values
CHANGE: Timer and stacks max size increased
CHANGE: Lots more slider + - buttons added
FEATURE: New aura - Named Item Ready
FEATURE: New Aura - Equipment Slot Ready
FEATURE: New aura - Tracking type selected
FEATURE: 5 new aura textures from Dennis K.
FEATURE: Added graphical equipment slot selector
FIX: Fixed Buff/Debuff bug (picking-up target buffs/debuffs when should only be from group)
CHANGE: Localisations updated
CHANGE: Resize for new options
FEATURE: Role checking added
FEATURE: Text substitution added
FEATURE: Auto rescale for timers and stacks
CHANGE: Spell Alert logic brought in-line with other auras
FEATURE: Cast on me option added to Spell Alert
FEATURE: Play any standard WoW sound file
FEATURE: Added Plus/Minus buttons for stepping through auras
FEATURE: Selectable text color for timers and stacks
FEATURE: Role specifice flags (e.g. Tank /Healer etc)
FEATURE: Improve DK rune logic (can now exclude death runes)
FEATURE: Timers and stacks can now be fixed relative to the parent aura
FIX: Fixes to instance logic
FIX: Bug fixes for runes
FIX: ChatFrame fix
FIX: Rune timer fix
FIX: Spin animation fix
FIX: Auras new hide properly when interface hidden via ALT-Z
FIX: Increased size of export string
FIX: End sound should only play once
FIX: Removed debug output
FIX: Rune timer bug
FIX: Lots of bug fixes
FEATURE: New Pet aura
FEATURE: New Runes aura
FEATURE: New Totems aura
FEATURE: Play sound on aura ending
CHANGE: Russian Locale
FIX: Dump was broken
FIX: Export Global set was broken
FEATURE: New Aura Textures from SuicidalKatt and Yosemite (thanks guys!)
FEATURE: New Sounds
FEATURE: New Aura type static
FEATURE: New timer option to show time aura shown
FEATURE: New main animations - rotate
FIX: Import/Export fixes
FEATURE: New aura type with full integration with the GTFO addon
FEATURE: New PvP flag setting
FEATURE: New Instance detection (Battleground, Arena, 5/10/25 Man Normal/Heroic)
FIX: Improved ActionUsable respose when in GCD
FIX: My Spell Cooldown should hide properly on loosing combat
FIX: Exact Name + multiple matches
FIX: Allow Friendly Target on Debuffs
CHANGE: Single Aura debug flag
FIX: AddonLoader support removed, for now
CHANGE: Supplied sound now shown on dropdown
FEATURE: Mage sounds added (from MageAlert)
FEATURE: /powa showbuffs & /powa showdebuffs commands added to help find SpellIds (works on target or player)
CHANGE: Chinese localisations updated
FIX: Nil errors
CHANGE: Animation sliders extended for better control
FEATURE: Wings texture added
FIX: Party/PvP not working (IsUnitPlayer issue)
CHANGE: Removed profiling code
CHANGE: Release version
CHANGE: toc updated for Patch 3.3
CHANGE: German localisations updated
CHANGE: Spanish localisation files added (just shell needs filling)
CHANGE: Chinese localisations updated
FIX: Improved efficiency in large raids
FEATURE: Shift-Click on the page name will now toggle enable/diable all on page
FIX: ActionReady was not being scanned when disabled
CHANGE: GlobalCooldown now detected automatically
FEATURE: ActionReady now has option to ignore Usable and only show based on cool-down
CHANGE: ActionReady now recognises macros on the action-bar by name
FEATURE: MySpell now has option to ignore Usable and only show based on cool-down
FEATURE: SpellAlert can now track player spells
CHANGE: Lots more translation options added (for CTRL-click messages)
CHANGE: Stance base state now detectable and selectable in the drop-down (e.g. Druid Caster Form)
CHANGE: AoE aura can now check for boss only spells to reduce spam
CHANGE: AoE aura now forces an animation duration afterwhich it always disappears
FEATURE: Old Animation flag added
CHANGE: Tool-tip edit box max characters increased
CHANGE: Move to Blizzard animation system
FEATURE: New FPS slider to control animation quality
FEATURE: New rotation animations
FEATURE: Option to animate Timer on refresh
FEATURE: Option to animate Stacks on Refresh
CHANGE: Many chages to improve efficiency (CPU & memory)
CHANGE: Multiple buffs/debuffs e.g. x/y/z Timer/Stacks data will come from the first match left to right
CHANGE: Korean translations updated
CHANGE: Updated Russian locale
CHANGE: Improved resolution on moving timers
FEATURE: Can hide/show aura based on set time
CHANGE: Max aura size increased
FEATURE: InParty flag added
FEATURE: Timer rounding up/down flag added to Interface/Addons/Power Auras Classic
FEATURE: Purgeable Buff check on enemies
FEATURE: Stealable Buff check on enemies
FEATURE: Interruptable check added to SpellAlert
FEATURE: Import/Export Page Sets
FEATURE: Is alive flag added
FEATURE: Tri-State logic added to options
FEATURE: New Timer and Stacks Fonts
CHANGE: Removed start-up message spam (except first time version changes)
FEATURE: Added hi-res textures
FEATURE: Added Reset position & Show button to Interface/Addons/Power Auras Classic
CHANGE: Allowed auras to be scaled smaller
CHANGE: global options moved to Blizz Interface/Addons
FEATURE: CPU throttles added
FEATURE: Stacks display
FEATURE: 8 new auras from JD
FEATURE: New begin animation: Bounce
FEATURE: Secondary animations now unlimited number
CHANGE: Timer rewrite
FEATURE: information on why aura won't show (CTRL-click)
FEATURE: Range of stacks use 3-5
FEATURE: new spell cooldown aura
FEATURE: leading zero flag
FEATURE: transparent flag
CHANGE: Combo multi now 1/2/5 not 123 (should auto-update)
FEATURE: New DebuffTypes (silence, stun etc)
FEATURE: Resting Flag
FEATURE: in Vehicle Flag
FEATURE: Spec selectors added to all auras
Version 2.6.0 (WotLK)
- Feature: WoW 3.1 compatibility update.
- Feature: Deathknight Presences added to Stance Auras.
- Feature: Whitespace added to export strings to facilitate forum posting.
- Feature: Better granularity for Mana/Health/Rage/Energy/Power threshold (step 5 -> 2).
- Feature: Mounted option changed to toggle (checked: only when mounted, unchecked: only when dismounted)
- Feature: Texture glow option affects timer.
- Bugfix: Mana/Rage/Energy/RunicPower Party & Raid triggers.
- Bugfix: Mana/Rage/Energy/RunicPower Unit triggers.
- Bugfix: PvP Trigger.
- Bugfix: "Casted" -> "Cast" typo.
- Bugfix: 'Show hundredths', 'Show 2 timers' timers options errors.
- Feature: Option to only test buffs/debuffs cast by the player.
- Feature: Unlimited timers. (1 per aura instead of 5 total)
- Feature: Dynamic texture update when multiple names and 'own texture' checked.
- Feature: Import and export Aura-strings for sharing Auras with other users.
(Multiple aura conditions and timer position export/import not supported at the moment)
- Feature: 'Any' toggle for party and raid buff checks.
(unchecked = all must be buffed, checked = at least one)
- Bugfix: Action Usable aura when action linked to stance.
- Bugfix: Make "Activate Power Auras" checkbox actually do something
and shutdown processing when unchecked.
- WoW 3.0.2 update
- Feature: Aggro warning from focus.
(requires a modified LibBanzai-2.0 that is included in the addon Libs folder,
hoping that the change needed will be part of the original library soon)
- Bugfix: Invert Threshold gui bug.
- Feature: Shadow option for textauras.
- Feature: Ability to setup auras with combination of triggers.
- Feature: Spell Casting activation trigger added (target and focus).
- Bugfix: combination triggers with "show when not active" checked.
- Bugfix: Font Select button not visible on first editor open.
- Bugfix: Various internal logic errors/optimizations.
- Bugfix: Begin Animation "replaying" when check/refresh auras.
- Bugfix: Offhand temporary enchant detection/stacks
- Feature: Separate weapon buff auras can be defined per temporary enchant
and optionally filtered by slot (mainhand or offhand)
- Feature: Text Aura Option added (thanks to Garstiger for initial code)
- Feature: Option to invert default threshold behavior added.
- Feature: Pet health/mana activation enabled (enter "pet" in UnitName editbox)
- Bugfix: Manual.html pictures (submitted by Garstiger)
- Bugfix: Aura Type checkboxes
- Bugfix: UnitName nil error
- Bugfix: Threshold activation when Rage/Energy/Power is zero.
- Bugfix: Fix gui bug 'Not in Combat' checkbox initial state.
- Bugfix: Health/Mana threshold for party/raid units (line 1297 error)
- Bugfix: Custom duration timer for target buffs/debuffs (wasn't reseting on target change)
- Bugfix: Now hiding player auras when dead/ghost.
- Feature: Stance options for Druid and Rogue(stealth) added
- Bugfix: Stance detection is now dynamic so lower levels that don't have all forms/stances yet are supported.
- Feature: Custom timer enabled for action usable. It overrides the calculated timers if used.
- Feature: Rage/Energy trigger implemented with upper thresholds.
- Bugfix: Buff and Debuff timers revisited
(non-player cast buffs, player debuff fixes)
- Bugfix: Buff and Debuff timers.
- Feature: Custom textures can now accept SpellName or SpellID as valid input.
- Feature: Updated zh-CN localization by <Doomiris>.
- Bugfix: Buff and Debuff stacks.
- Bugfix: Mana-threshold auras when shifting to bear/cat.
- Feature: New custom sounds.
- Feature: 30 more wow textures added to available choices
- Feature: PvP flag added to triggers
- Feature: Aggro status added to triggers
- Feature: Option to use ability/spell texture instead of predetermined choice where available.
- Various mostly cosmetic bugfixes (label colors, missing tooltip elements etc)
- Feature: 2.4 compatibility re-code
- Feature: New default textures can be added easily by dropping sequentially
named Auraxx.tga files in the AddOn folder and restarting the game.
- Bugfix: Stance / Form detection
- Bugfix: Aura detection
- Bugfix: Mounted detection (detect flying added)
- Bugfix: Action Usable (workaround coded for the absence of events at cooldown finish)
Works out of the box for all Action Buttons.
If you want to track trinkets / other inventory items with "On Use:" property,
they must be dragged to an action bar somewhere (doesn't have to be visible).