Hey all, ckknight here, I decided to make a tooltip addon. Therefore I have, and called it CowTip (the name is funny, laugh.)
CowTip is tag-based, specifically based on DogTag-1.0, which is the same tag system that PitBull uses.
One major thing that separates it from some other mods is that it doesn't manipulate data that is already on the tooltip, it adds much more to it, but all in a way that the user can customize to the nth degree.
The goal of CowTip is to be simple, customizeable, and powerful, all at once. I'd like to think we're well on our way. (Another bonus to developers is that the code is actually humanly-readable.)
Note: do not ask me for screenshots. If you wish to supply your own screenshots and post them here, that's fine.
I have just one question, since i am not very familiar with DogTag.
I would find it extremely useful when the background of the Tooltip changes from standard black to red when i face members of my opposing faction. Is there any way to handle that, or any other option i did not consider ?
When i look at the standard Faction Line its simply the second you often dont have... :-)
Looks good so far, but whymaking this one, when we have TinyTip at the moment? Is there any feature or better than it, or another goal for it in the Future?
If its smaller/less ressource hungry then okay... i would use it, if you could make someoptions available as it is in TinyTip currently.
1. Bars, HP and MP
2. Background Coolors for hostile/Friendly if in Friendslist or not etc.
3. Target: better visible, in Tinytip it pop up directly inyour eyes on watching it, its White and fat with << YOU >> signs, and on the same Row/Line as the Name, in short, it is better to see actually.
Buffs/Debuffs are useless IMHO on Tooltips, dunno whos using that actually.
Thats it so far, maybe ive some ideas later :)
Keep it up, greets.
4. as already beeing said, please a waterfall Config, all these Lines config via Dropdown Menu is really a "PITA" :(
Edit2: Just playing around with it currently, okay you can just put multiple Tags in ONE Line, thats cool, and makes it possible to do very small Tips, not such hugh shit over half the screen :)
ive Target now on same Line as Name, Level also, infront of Nam, more overview. So...
only thing i would love to see now is, having that <<YOU>> if an enemy is targeting YOU, instead of showing my Name in there. And the Points above are still requested if possible :p)
But so far... seems to be a good Tooltip Addon, very customizable and clean, i like it.
Where ca i get a List of Tags for using this Addon? I need the Tags for, Class etc.
Edit3: An Elite/Rar Mob Sign would be good instead of a Text, like Tinytip has, a "!" for Elite for example etc.
Coloring for the LVL Number, you know what i mean? Example: Red for high levels such as 5 or more levels above yourself, green below yourself and grey if they are more than 8 (or was it 10?) level below you. I think thats a very "important" thing :)
A lot of people are using TinyTip for the buff/debuffs on a target. It is very useful for mousing over targets while tanking to check for sunders.
In fact, the target information and buff/debuff information are the only reason I used TinyTip. It is highly functional. The rest is just nice to have.
Hm.. dont you have Unitframes/ Buff/Debuff Addons showing this? Like Grid, Smardebuff, AG etc. pp.
I mean, why hovering every Friend with tooltip to see for Buffs/Debuffs when every unitframe addon shows this, most of them with Sound notifications and so on. Imho this feature is very useless for a Tooltip Addon.
Thanks cknight. I just started playing around with PitBull. I'm at work now, but I'll check it out.
If the mouse over unit frame moves with the pointer, I guess you could do something very similar. Otherwise, it could still work but you'd look in a static area for the debuff of the mouse over target.