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BigRed  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 2.1
by: Eidolarr [More]

BigRed is a tiny addon that lets you customize your game error messages. Not Lua errors, mind you, but game errors - things like "out of range" and "not enough energy." It offers the following features:

- choose your font!
- move the messages
- adjust the maximum number of messages to show
- throttle the messages
- set the justification
- adjust the text color color

By default, you should barely notice this addon - it imitates the default error frame, with subtle improvements. To customize the appearance, type /bigred.

Clean up those hideous big red lines of text from the middle of your otherwise-sexy UI!

If you have any suggestions, leave 'em here, but I do not intend to expand the pleasantly limited scope of the addon significantly. Please leave questions, comments, etc. as well. I would especially appreciate bug reports.

New in 2.0: I've removed the GUI sliders for fade time and fade percent. These were really debugging tools that got left in. BigRed will still honor your old settings here, and if you are truly determined, you can use BigRed:SetFadePercent and BigRed:SetFadeTime to tweak them. There is also a new width slider that allows you to constrict the area in which the messages are displayed; any messages exceeding this area are elided.

Note that a recent patch applied a hideous hack to UI_ERROR_MESSAGE. Instead of implementing throttling in UIErrorsFrame, where it belongs, they've made it so that *some* error messages don't consistently trigger events. There's nothing I can do about this, and it's a problem with the stock error frames, too. Sorry.

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Unread 05-12-08, 10:23 AM  
Elloria
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wow very nice. Something anyone has yet to do. You clever man you

ill have to try it out.....altho im not a fan of even showing them, this is still a great idea for those who still want them but want them to say something more then "your too far away" you could be like "omfg move closer you nub"
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Unread 05-12-08, 03:24 PM  
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yeah I thought of it initially when a guildy asked me to make a macro to hide the whole frame. I used that for awhile, but occasionally I'd genuinely want to know why my spells weren't working. I wish I could turn off the sound too but that doesn't go through the interface code at all as far as I can tell.
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Hmm... I received this error upon logging in:
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[2008/05/18 20:20:14-443-x1]: BigRed-1.0\Core.lua:194: Usage: <unnamed>:SetPoint("point" [, region or nil] [, "relativePoint"] [, offsetX, offsetY])
BigRed-1.0\Core.lua:194: in function <Interface\AddOns\BigRed\Core.lua:180>
(tail call): ?:
<in C code>: ?
<string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5>
(tail call): ?:
AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:341: in function `EnableAddon'
AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:411: in function <Interface\AddOns\Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:397>
<in C code>: in function `LoadAddOn'
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:908: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn':
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:234: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI':
Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:327: in function `UIParent_OnEvent':
<string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <[string "*:OnEvent"]:1>
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That was a silly SavedVariable bug that I caught shortly after uploading but just didn't have time to fix. It's good now. :]
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Getting this on first time login:

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BigRed-1.1\Core.lua:197: AceConfigRegistry-3.0: RegisterOptionsTable(appName, options): 'options' - expected table or function reference
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Usage???

How do i configure this thing? Can't find an options panel anywhere. The commands /bigred and /br don't work, so i have no idea what the actual is... What's up?
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Re: Usage???

It's /br, though I recommend /br config.

A bug relating to Ace3 libraries was preventing the slash commands from being loaded, and causing the errors posted below. I tested the current version with clean installs a few times, it should be golden.
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Originally posted by Casull
That was a silly SavedVariable bug that I caught shortly after uploading but just didn't have time to fix. It's good now. :]
Thanks. I'll give it another try.
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Text align

Why did you not center the text within the box? Trying to align the messages does no good, when theyre left justified and of varying lengths...

And frankyl, you should make the messages fit within the space of the box, regardless of font size. Shrink it accordingly... although i imagine it would take a bit of real processing.
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Re: Text align

Originally posted by DaemonSambe
Why did you not center the text within the box? Trying to align the messages does no good, when theyre left justified and of varying lengths...

And frankyl, you should make the messages fit within the space of the box, regardless of font size. Shrink it accordingly... although i imagine it would take a bit of real processing.
Alignment is my next step. I didn't bother to make them fit because the box doesn't show when you're using it anyway, unless you play with it unlocked? so I didn't even bother. I may have to yet though.
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Thanks for fix

Personally I like how it is now with the left justification.

Great addon, surprised no one thought about doing this. The thought of having an addon to do this completely eluded me :P
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Nice addon! I like the font size change and the throttling speed. Thanks for making it.
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I suggest profiles or a static profile for an account. Tried copying savedvariables but the box shifts around.
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Other justifications are in, in case you didn't notice. I didn't think anyone would bother to use profiles for an addon so quick to configure, but I'll add a basic profile mechanism.
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Fantabulous addon! Thank you!
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