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    posted a message on TinyTip
    I'm using the google code svn version, it basically does everything I want in a tooltip. Right now in the dev version there is no options menu (or gui for config). If you're not comfortable with changing a couple of settings in the lua it's all good and works as normal, if not better.

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    posted a message on Any mods that gather data that can be hosted on the web?
    There's no comparable out of game (web) substitute for taking a 200 yard range /combatlog and uploading it to wow web stats imo.

    Loggerhead is an ace2 addon that helps automate enabling and disabling of /combatlog in game depending on which instance you're in etc.

    Recount offers some pretty good in game damage meter/analysis too, might want to give it a try.





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    posted a message on WowAceUpdater - An update tool for Windows users.
    Read the main WoWAceUpdater thread. Basically your winsock stack or whatever it's called is misconfigured/corrupt. You can run a cmd listed in the main thread to probably fix it.
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    posted a message on Dongle and Ace, a friendly coexistance.
    No problem and my bad for thinking TinyTip was using already using "dongle", I'm slacking off at the end of the day at work so I guess I got that quite wrong :)

    Anyway it's a free mod for a hobby game no one can rightly expect perfection :) but like all users I'm prone to switch at whim for convenience.

    I think people really underestimate the convenience factor when it comes to "mod loyalty".
    Posted in: General Chat
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    posted a message on Booker's Law
    All mods should be developed under the WTFPL license
    http://sam.zoy.org/wtfpl/
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    posted a message on Dongle and Ace, a friendly coexistance.
    #1 - Multiple developers who tend to pickup and maintain each others mods if someone just decides to stop developing.
    #2 - Quick updates and fixes post patches
    #3 - Right place right time on many occasions (ora2, grid, sRaidFrames, Omen)

    Remember when ctraid was the dominant raid frame addon, in fact all ct mods where highly popular in general (mail/core/bars etc). Except every major patch they seemed to break, they often didn't get fixed very quickly. Worse a lot of the time their site was overwhelmed (wow patch day affect), traditional http is a horrible delivery mechanism for files under that sort of load. Grid and sRaidframes were pretty solid at TBC launch and frequently updated. PerfectRaid wasn't "ready" for a long long time. Right place right time.

    Furthermore there were some major performance problems with ct_raid in the past and recently they don't seem to have implemented the fix/workaround for the unit_name_update spam which gives some users a poor experience in battlegrounds.

    My guildmate Xinhuan identified a problem debugging xperl, I posted about it in a thread on these forums, one of the many "ace2" developers saw it and sRaidFrames, Grid, aguf, pitbull users benefited less than 1 day later. You just don't get that kind of response with single developer "traditional" mods most of the time.

    Right now, I'm using Thrae's "dongle" version of TinyTip (OMG it's not ACE!!!!), there's still the "ace2" svn version on files.wowace.com. I like the addon I've used it for a very long time after switching from af_tooltip.

    I don't miss the options fluff that's not in "dongle" version. However right now when I mouse over frames (party, target etc) is places the tooltip in the default location instead of at the cursor. I've posted a request on his google code issue page, I see other requests there unanswered.

    I guess I'll wait awhile but I suspect he's busy nothing will happen and I'll have to switch back to the ace2 version. If I have a problem with the ace2 version, I can go fix it myself or make a post and it's very likely someone else will make the change.

    Now, the Ace2 "framework" does seem to be becoming a bit "fat" with too many libraries (that don't do alot) however the sheer usability and speed at which things are fixed/changed and the fact that if bob stops developing his addon anyone with svn access can maintain it or commit patches posted on the forums... well that just straight up owns.

    Of course, all those benefits come at a cost.. I look at how overcomplicated some addon's have become trying to do too much, I think the amount of small problems with Pitbull are because it does too much and has way to many modules. That's a serious con of have multiple developers and a non singular vision. What happened to small addons that do one thing really well?

    PS: Anyone who thinks the svn/files.wowace.com and wowaceupdater aren't major major factors in the popularity of ace2 mods is deluded.


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    posted a message on Raid Window Lock-Up Problems
    You also are running too many duplicate mods, or mods that do the same or similar things:

    Two unit frame mods: AGUF and Pitbull
    Two map mods: CT Map mod and Cartographer
    Two instance loot mods: Atlas and Cartographer_InstanceLoot
    etc
    etc

    I'd rename your addon folder and rebuild your ui from scratch adding only things you actually use.
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    posted a message on Raid Window Lock-Up Problems
    It's probably CTRA.

    I don't think they ever implemented unit_name_update workaround for problems with the blizzard secure headers.

    To fix ctra, search for the function prepareFrame and add the following line into it directly after the function declaration:
    frame:UnregisterEvent("UNIT_NAME_UPDATE")


    Alternatively ditch ctra for: ora2 + a decent raid frame mod (sRaidframes, Grid, PerfectRaid, aguf, pitbull all do raid frames).

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    posted a message on MainAssist Ques: CTRA compatibility?
    oRA is overkill if you just want tank frames. To answer the question yes MainAssist will detect the ctra/ora set tanks, plus the blizzard ones and also you can set custom ones.

    Posted in: Raid AddOns
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    posted a message on Sorry to ask this .
    E for effort?

    Posted in: Map/Minimap AddOns
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    posted a message on oRA2
    If you're a dps class MainAssist is what you're after for tank frames it automatically picks up ctra, ora and blizzard MT's. It also lets you add other players to the tank list too. The only problem is for healers a lack of a health deficit setting for the tank hp.
    Posted in: Raid AddOns
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    posted a message on Fixing the Raid Lockup Problem!
    I think that's the font string texture parent frame issue that Pitbull seemed to highlight, I'd say that's a separate problem.
    Posted in: Unit Frames
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    posted a message on Tauntresist mod for paladins?
    If someone doesn't I'll look into making the changes this weekend
    Posted in: General AddOns
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    posted a message on Support for Paladin taunt - Righteous Defense - in taunt warning addons?
    I think I'll try add a working version for it to one of these mods this weekend if I get some spare time.
    Posted in: Addon Ideas
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    posted a message on Postal (was GMail2): Updated
    It's mentioned about 100x in this thread but there is no need for a mass mail tab.

    Instead of alt-click to add an item to the mass mail grid (like in ctmail mod or gmail) then hit send all, you can just alt-click items and they get sent immediately to whoever is specified in the SendTo textbox.

    Try it, I actually prefer it now.
    Posted in: General AddOns
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