One idea that I use is to change the alpha for nearby icons on the minimap. This leaves the icon, allows you to still see what it is and allows the yellow dots to show through (for the most part).
These are the changes i make in Notes.lua.
Not sure if this fist part is needed anymore really, this is with version r42598..
EDIT: Change line nums for r45273
Ln 3951 Add this: local newAlpha = 1;
Ln 3958 Change to this (comment out the circle):
--icon = path .. "TrackCircle"
newAlpha = 0.5;
Ln 3966 change to this:
Ln 3979 change to this:
if (newAlpha < t.alpha) then
Ln 4109 change to:
if (dist <= 0.5) then
alpha = 0.5;
I will look at newer version and see if it still updates same, same line numbers and all..
I came to this thread because the pink circle was bothering me too. However, is there a way to not remove it, but just change the brightness of it? It be nice to have it dimmer so that you can still see it, but it won't outbright the normal yellow icon...
Yes, I have notice that changes, and even used it from the attached file. However, its not what I'm looking for. The reason is that, the author stated his script will leave the icons even when you are close to it.
I find the default pink circle helpful. Since I assumed it tells you that when you are within range, that particular node have been parse with your tracking skill.
However, it always out color the normal yellow dot, and as a result, I was hoping if there is a way to dim it up a bit.
Basically, I wanted the tracking circle outline to not interfere with the yellow (its here!) icon. A few posts above mine, you will see a solution. That one basically remove the circle, and dim the regular image when you are near it instead. Which was something I didn't like personally, because I find having the circle helpful and easier to distinguish instead of just dimming the regular image.
A bit of reading, I found out how to modify the original tracking circle. First, you need to get a photo editing software that support tga extension. Then open up "TrackCircle.tga" in "\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\Cartographer\Cartographer_Notes\Artwork.
After toying a bit using the brightness and contrast setting, I was able to find one particular style that suited me. I enclosed it for those that wishes to use it as well.
Below are some screen shots as well as the modified file. Simply over-write your original one to use it.
The problem I have is that whenever I see a mineral node on the minimap, it seems to be really hard to see what this node actually is, because the only tooltip my mouse seems to be able to pick up is that of what Cartographer thinks is in that spot. It can be a different node, but the only way I can check is to go upto it myself, which can be wasteful especially if it was down in a cave!
After all, I end up using borohir's method in removing the pink circles. I didn't realize it at the time, but eventually, you will find yourself swamp with nodes of mining and herbs. As a result, the best way is to just remove the circle, and fade the regular icons when you are near them.
Saying that, is it possible to get a update for the current Cartographer?
In fact, if you could just show us which area we should plug in the new code? That way, if the lines changes, we can still try to modified it accordingly.
I posted the request right after the Cartographer bug explosion and decided to wait a bit till the storm calm down. Now that it seems to be, anyone mind helping with a update to the original borohir's code?
I just renamed the TrackCircle.tga to TrackCircle1.tga and the pink circles are gone, however I am using Squeenix and in it's place I have some very small icon that I can't really make out what it is... BUT, the pink circle is gone lol.