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Categories:Casting Bars, Cooldowns, Buff, Debuff, Spell, DPS, Healers, Tank, Combat Mods
5.4
Cool Aid
Version: 1.06
by: Taraezor [More]
Description
Display your Cooldowns however and wherever you want. Easy to setup and oh so flexible! The essential aid to cooling down!

What It Does
Each Cooldown is displayed as a tile. Your cooldown tiles are joined together. The set of tiles may be moved around the screen. Tiles may be displayed as vertical or horizontal lines or even as oblique lines. Or you might prefer them to be tightly clustered together.

Features
* Tiles all have the "second hand" animation for Cool Downs
* Configurable numeric countdown display of remaining seconds
* Auto hide when not aggroed, in an instance or able to attack a target
* Can force display when out of combat. Useful for setting up
* Tiles are resizable from extremely small to extremely large
* Every tile has a tooltip
* Every Interface panel has extra help available as tooltips
* Tiles can be easily moved
* No fixed way to group tiles together. It is up to you!
* Can lock the tiles to avoid accidentally moving them
* Can micro-manage how frequently the display updates
* Can quickly show/hide tiles via a chat command
* Can turn off Cool Aid in emergency situations

Not Just Spells
This is where you wonder what I have been drinking... From the "Cooldowns" panel you may select *anything* you are wearing or is present in your bags, as well as usable abilities in your current Spellbook. Got a buff or debuff? You can grab that too!

Not Just Cooldowns
Some abilities are more correctly considered 'recharge delays'. If you include one of these in your selection then special code is invoked to display the recharge delay as though it were a cooldown. Roll, Charge, Shield Block, Savage Defence and Gul'Dan, Clemency with all four 'Hand' abilities are of note here. Additionally some abilities have cooldowns based upon buffs, such as the Dark Soul abilities. A Shaman's Reincarnation is allowed for, as is Ascendance (select SS/CL and Cool Aid will change the icons as appropriate to SB/LB and show a duration timer).

How To Use
After entering the world, type '/ca opt' in chat to bring up the options panel. The Cooldowns panel will also be conveniently available. Select your cooldowns from the Cooldowns panel and return to playing!

How To Move the Tiles
First check the Options Panel to ensure that CA is not locked in place. Now place your mouse over the centre area (doesn't have to be the exact centre) of the FIRST tile in the group. Left click, hold down and move, lift up when done. Finished!

If You Like Cool Aid
You might also like to check Taraezor's Hard Yards AddOn, the most accurate way to measure distance! Taraezor's main AddOn is We Don't Wipe, an excellent DPS enhancer. WDW recently hit version 3.00 and you will surely want to check it out.

Updates & Favourites
You can make Cool Aid a Favourite and get an automatic notification (PM) or email (enabled through your profile) when I update it.

Cookies, Beer & Donations
It is all about the Cookies & Beer although, and don't let Gallywix know about this, a "thank you" in the comments section fuels my programming appetite and is very much appreciated. And then, you could cut straight to Click here to lend your support! because as Gallywix would say... "time is money, friend".
v1.06
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* Version bump for Patch 5.4

v1.05
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* Now shows the "Ascendance" buffed ability icon for Enh./Ele. Shamans

v1.04
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* Option to hide tiles when cooldown is above any specified remaining CD
* CA was attempting to display correct/altered Mage Poly icons. Now works properly, esp. Porcupine and Glyph of Polymorph showing the correct icons that the Blizzard server for some reason never shows.
* Spellbook now correctly updated when pet goes away / comes back.
(Error was caused by my attempt to ignore apparent duplicate Event triggers)
* Error in counting Mage Polymorph glyphs (why bother? To show better icons than Blizzard defaults!)
* Fixed bug with moving Cooldowns too far from the centre of the screen
* Changing Talents now no longer gets icon positions, arrangement, etc muddled
* Fix possible attempt to show item ID tooltip instead of spell ID tooltip

v1.03
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* Option to display when NOT in combat/aggro/targetting attackable mob
* Can now add temporary buffs and debuffs as a Cooldown tile
* Special case abilities (some not strictly cooldowns but in fact "recharges" supported:
* Dark Soul (all of them) possible for Warlocks - select the BUFFs
* Hand of Gul'Dan for Demonology Warlocks
* Ascendance with SS/SB for Enhancement Shaman - Asc. buff better + SS
* Ascendance with Lava Beam for Elemental Shaman
* Warrior Charge
* Warrior Sheild Block
* Druid Bear Form Savage Defence
* Monk's Roll
* Paladin Clemency with Hand of Freedom / Protection / Sacrifice / Salvation
* Doesn't give up if can't find spell (and therefore texture) in the Spellbook
* No longer checks spellbook before attempting to display Tooltip
* Better We Don't Wipe integration
* Correct Class Specialization English language lookup table
* Now handles no players with specialisation
* Changes to help/about panels, especially notes for troubleshooting
* Changed display of /ca help options (yet again)


v1.02
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* Fix bug preventing some class/spec combinations from being able to use Cool Aid.
* We Dont Wipe AddOn support
* Show/Hide & on/off options properly differentiated and fixed
* Small change to help/about panels


v1.01
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* Tiles didn't auto hide when they were supposed to
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For anyone wondering, especially if you have seen @Taraezor (NA) over at Elder Scrolls Online, I will -still- be updating this AddOn come the next patch. It ain't dieing just yet!
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This looks really neat and super easy to use, thank you!
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What I really wanted to do for recharges was to have the "sweeping second hand" go in the other direction - counter clockwise OR to have a yellow glow, the same as in game. Something to set it apart from a normal cooldown.

I tried but couldn't figure out how to simply do this. Any pointers in the right direction thankfully received.

I am for the next few weeks trying to focus on the We Don't Wipe AddOn but I check back here regularly for any comments/reports.
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Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Originally Posted by Taraezor
Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Ok ... the interface to add the CDs to the list seems to work ... but the bar is not showing up in game ... checked settings and such tried commandline and toggels in the interface screen.

Sorry to keep delivering bad news :P
Not at all. This is very good help. I test a sample of class / spec combinations but I don't play anywhere near all of them sadly.

Would like to know your level, class and spec of the toon it failed on.

Beforehand, please try one thing. In your capital city, select a target dummy. If nothing appears, given that you say you have made a list of CDs, then we have a problem. Also targeting a critter should work too. A Stormwind Rat or a Spiny Lizard should work too as they are attackable.

This might beg the question: Why not always 'on'? Because it gets really annoying when in capital cities and dealing with vendors and the AH / bank. Could be added as an option though.
Ok got it to work. Was hiding under another button display (zoomed them to 200 scale and they showed up pretty readily then LP).

Some initial feedback:

Omni CC will work with this mod so for folks who like that then this may be a plus but you'll have to turn off the text display or they will fight with each other.

Some abilities of the warlock have charges each on their own cooldown. Hand of Gul'dan and conflag are such ones. Priests have this too with their feather sprint spell

Darksoul: knowledge doesn't seem to trigger the cooldown animation or text. I'm guessing it is because it is one of those spells that change name depending on spec (like the chakra abilities with the holy priest).
Many many thanks for the insightful feedback!

Edit: Confirm next update has:
(1) Display option - show when not in combat
(2) Double mention of how to turn off numeric countdown.
(3) Special code to test for the following special cases:
* Ascendance - Elemental Shaman
* Ascendance - Enhancement Shaman
* Warrior Shield Block
* Druid Bear form Savage Defence
* Hand of Gul'Dan
* Conflagrate
* Darksoul (all)
* Monk Roll
* Paladin Clemency with Hand of Freedom
* Paladin Clemency with Hand of Protection
* Paladin Clemency with Hand of Sacrifice
* Paladin Clemency with Hand of Salvation

Unable to do as my toons are too low level: Demonic Gateway and Demonic Slash, and Angelic Feather.
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Originally Posted by Taraezor
Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Ok ... the interface to add the CDs to the list seems to work ... but the bar is not showing up in game ... checked settings and such tried commandline and toggels in the interface screen.

Sorry to keep delivering bad news :P
Not at all. This is very good help. I test a sample of class / spec combinations but I don't play anywhere near all of them sadly.

Would like to know your level, class and spec of the toon it failed on.

Beforehand, please try one thing. In your capital city, select a target dummy. If nothing appears, given that you say you have made a list of CDs, then we have a problem. Also targeting a critter should work too. A Stormwind Rat or a Spiny Lizard should work too as they are attackable.

This might beg the question: Why not always 'on'? Because it gets really annoying when in capital cities and dealing with vendors and the AH / bank. Could be added as an option though.
Ok got it to work. Was hiding under another button display (zoomed them to 200 scale and they showed up pretty readily then LP).

Some initial feedback:

Omni CC will work with this mod so for folks who like that then this may be a plus but you'll have to turn off the text display or they will fight with each other.

Some abilities of the warlock have charges each on their own cooldown. Hand of Gul'dan and conflag are such ones. Priests have this too with their feather sprint spell

Darksoul: knowledge doesn't seem to trigger the cooldown animation or text. I'm guessing it is because it is one of those spells that change name depending on spec (like the chakra abilities with the holy priest).
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Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Ok ... the interface to add the CDs to the list seems to work ... but the bar is not showing up in game ... checked settings and such tried commandline and toggels in the interface screen.

Sorry to keep delivering bad news :P
Not at all. This is very good help. I test a sample of class / spec combinations but I don't play anywhere near all of them sadly.

Would like to know your level, class and spec of the toon it failed on.

Beforehand, please try one thing. In your capital city, select a target dummy. If nothing appears, given that you say you have made a list of CDs, then we have a problem. Also targeting a critter should work too. A Stormwind Rat or a Spiny Lizard should work too as they are attackable.

This might beg the question: Why not always 'on'? Because it gets really annoying when in capital cities and dealing with vendors and the AH / bank. Could be added as an option though.
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Ok ... the interface to add the CDs to the list seems to work ... but the bar is not showing up in game ... checked settings and such tried commandline and toggels in the interface screen.

Sorry to keep delivering bad news :P
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Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Originally Posted by Taraezor
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Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Maybe its too early on a sunday to play with addons but I can't seem to get this to add icons to a display. I click on in my spell book listing and I get the sparkle boarder and two buttons appear for adding at beginning and end but they don't seem to work. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or if it is bugged.
Okay, first click something in your spell book. You get a sparkle display as you say. You will then get some buttons appearing on the left side. Perhaps prompting you to add at the start, end insert before, insert after. Context sensitive. You must then click one of these. The button will then appear on the left side. Everything on the left side is your cool downs/tiles to display. At the bottom of the screen click "Okay" when you are done. The default is to show your tiles (from the left side as discussed) in the middle of the screen.
I get the buttons but when I click on any of them the icon doesn't appear on the left side. I tried this will all other addons disabled and it still wouldn't take so I'm not sure what is up.
Very puzzling. I have been using this routine/design/logic for quite some time in another AddOn in the public domain (with 1000's of users) and have never had this problem reported. Anyone else?
Still no joy on this. Tried creating brand new characters who no addons but cool aid but still get the same behavior. I click an icon, get the sparkly border, try clicking one of the add at the beginning or add at end buttons and nothing happens ... pity, so wanted to give this one a spin ...
Just now duplicated the error. On to it.

Edit: Doh! Fixed. v1.02 uploaded.
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Maybe its too early on a sunday to play with addons but I can't seem to get this to add icons to a display. I click on in my spell book listing and I get the sparkle boarder and two buttons appear for adding at beginning and end but they don't seem to work. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or if it is bugged.
Okay, first click something in your spell book. You get a sparkle display as you say. You will then get some buttons appearing on the left side. Perhaps prompting you to add at the start, end insert before, insert after. Context sensitive. You must then click one of these. The button will then appear on the left side. Everything on the left side is your cool downs/tiles to display. At the bottom of the screen click "Okay" when you are done. The default is to show your tiles (from the left side as discussed) in the middle of the screen.
I get the buttons but when I click on any of them the icon doesn't appear on the left side. I tried this will all other addons disabled and it still wouldn't take so I'm not sure what is up.
Very puzzling. I have been using this routine/design/logic for quite some time in another AddOn in the public domain (with 1000's of users) and have never had this problem reported. Anyone else?
Still no joy on this. Tried creating brand new characters who no addons but cool aid but still get the same behavior. I click an icon, get the sparkly border, try clicking one of the add at the beginning or add at end buttons and nothing happens ... pity, so wanted to give this one a spin ...
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Smile Next version of Cool Aid

Soliciting thoughts and ideas for the next version of Cool Aid, to ensure that it is even more delicious than ever for all its users.

I do have a plan for the next version which will deliver a very significant added feature without being marred by the dreaded "AddOn Feature Bloat", which brings with it escalating cpu and memory overhead.

But I listen to your opinions as well. No one person has a monopoly on good or bad ideas.
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Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Originally Posted by Taraezor
Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Maybe its too early on a sunday to play with addons but I can't seem to get this to add icons to a display. I click on in my spell book listing and I get the sparkle boarder and two buttons appear for adding at beginning and end but they don't seem to work. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or if it is bugged.
Okay, first click something in your spell book. You get a sparkle display as you say. You will then get some buttons appearing on the left side. Perhaps prompting you to add at the start, end insert before, insert after. Context sensitive. You must then click one of these. The button will then appear on the left side. Everything on the left side is your cool downs/tiles to display. At the bottom of the screen click "Okay" when you are done. The default is to show your tiles (from the left side as discussed) in the middle of the screen.
I get the buttons but when I click on any of them the icon doesn't appear on the left side. I tried this will all other addons disabled and it still wouldn't take so I'm not sure what is up.
Very puzzling. I have been using this routine/design/logic for quite some time in another AddOn in the public domain (with 1000's of users) and have never had this problem reported. Anyone else?
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Originally Posted by Taraezor
Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Maybe its too early on a sunday to play with addons but I can't seem to get this to add icons to a display. I click on in my spell book listing and I get the sparkle boarder and two buttons appear for adding at beginning and end but they don't seem to work. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or if it is bugged.
Okay, first click something in your spell book. You get a sparkle display as you say. You will then get some buttons appearing on the left side. Perhaps prompting you to add at the start, end insert before, insert after. Context sensitive. You must then click one of these. The button will then appear on the left side. Everything on the left side is your cool downs/tiles to display. At the bottom of the screen click "Okay" when you are done. The default is to show your tiles (from the left side as discussed) in the middle of the screen.
I get the buttons but when I click on any of them the icon doesn't appear on the left side. I tried this will all other addons disabled and it still wouldn't take so I'm not sure what is up.
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Option for a 'reverse' logic in the display where you display an icon when an ability is OFF cooldown. In other words letting you know when an ability is ready to use.
That's an interesting idea. So if the ability is available then it will show but when it gets used it disappears until the GCD/cooldown has expired.

Or in other words, where I would be displaying the sweeping "second hand" effect, I just hide the tile until the ability is available.
Yea that's the basic idea. So if I see an icon is there I know its available for use. Good for some of the tactical cooldowns like shaman shocks or prayer of mending etc ...
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Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Maybe its too early on a sunday to play with addons but I can't seem to get this to add icons to a display. I click on in my spell book listing and I get the sparkle boarder and two buttons appear for adding at beginning and end but they don't seem to work. Not sure if I am doing something wrong or if it is bugged.
Okay, first click something in your spell book. You get a sparkle display as you say. You will then get some buttons appearing on the left side. Perhaps prompting you to add at the start, end insert before, insert after. Context sensitive. You must then click one of these. The button will then appear on the left side. Everything on the left side is your cool downs/tiles to display. At the bottom of the screen click "Okay" when you are done. The default is to show your tiles (from the left side as discussed) in the middle of the screen.
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Originally Posted by Widersinnes
Option for a 'reverse' logic in the display where you display an icon when an ability is OFF cooldown. In other words letting you know when an ability is ready to use.
That's an interesting idea. So if the ability is available then it will show but when it gets used it disappears until the GCD/cooldown has expired.

Or in other words, where I would be displaying the sweeping "second hand" effect, I just hide the tile until the ability is available.
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