Ah, alright. See, I was thinking that Routes worked with Mapster and so could Quest Info. After reading what you said, as well as the WowAce forum thread for Routes, I see that Routes is a stand-alone addon that was based on a Cartographer module. So, in this case, since Quest Info is a Cartographer module, perhaps someone could make Quest Info a stand alone addon too. Or at least, that is my hope. Personally, I haven't used HandyNotes, so I'm not understanding your idea - however, it does sound like a good one. :)
WTB Quest Info standalone!
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Jul 25, 2008I am a 32bit user, having gone from XP, to dual-booting XP and Ubuntu and finally using only Ubuntu.Posted in: General Chat
Depending on what you use your computer for, you may want to consider dual-booting. If you use a lot of Windows applications, there are programs that may let you run them on a Linux distribution. Wine, Cedega and CrossOver are applications you may want to read up on before making any sort of switch. You may also want to take a look into virtualization software, such as VMware. I have no experience with virtualization though, so I can't say much on the issue.
Personally, I use Wine for WoW. WoW works fine aside from the cursor being slow, which is due to Blizzard not (in a nutshell) allowing Hardware Cursor to work in OpenGL mode on the Windows version of WoW. The game has to draw the cursor, and since my rig is older, my cursor moves slower in areas where I get a low fps (outdoors, usually.) The kicker (from what I've read) is that if you're running on a Mac, OpenGL does allow for Hardware Cursor. You can run WoW (in Wine) as Direct3D (d3d) - this allows for Hardware Cursor and sometimes a higher fps, however most people have texture or other issues. I installed WoW via instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WorldofWarcraft
The one thing that kept XP on my computer was my printer and scanner. You may want to look into making sure that your printer is compatible with Linux - http://www.linuxfoundation.org/en/OpenPrinting is a good resource however I think the reports on compatibility are user-defined. My printer was said to be a "paperweight" according to that site, however some forum searching proved that it would work upon installing a particular driver.
As I'm not a 64bit user, I hope that someone here with 64bit and Linux knowledge could answer your question. Alternatively, you could sign up on a forum like ubuntuforums.org - they sometimes can provide information on other distributions and have a very large forum userbase.
If Ubuntu runs 64bit (which I'm sure it does) I'd suggest Ubuntu. Then again, I am biased as it's fulfilled my computer needs and any problems that have arisen have been solved through the help of a great community.
Last I recall Blizz was delving into LinuxMint. Blizz may be able to provide insight on that distribution. From what I've read, it is different from Ubuntu mainly in the fact that it's a bit snappier in appearance by default and it comes with a particular codec package automatically installed. These same codec package is indeed found in Ubuntu, but are left uninstalled. The codec package can be installed very quickly so that should not be a make-or-break factor.
Jul 23, 2008Is it possible to make Quest Info work on Mapster? Considering how Cartographer isn't in active development but Mapster is. Or even if Quest Info was just to be made as standalone? Would this not be somewhat straight-forward? I had suggested a Mapster "port" on Quest Info's WoWI page, however there hasn't been any response so I've no idea really how feasible such a thing would be.Posted in: Addon Ideas
Jul 15, 2008In comparing your tabs.lua to my own, I see the differences right away. I didn't realize the capitalization (or lack thereof) could be such an issue. I'm pretty sure that I can replace my .lua with yours, make the applicable font changes (font face, size and perhaps coloring) and have no more issues. If something does go wrong, I'll post a follow up.Posted in: AddOn HELP!
Thanks so much for replying, Moon, were it not for you, I'd be still going around in circles!
Edit: Tested, works wonderfully! :D Thank you.
Jul 15, 20082.4.3 is live today (yay) so you can start using the built-in timer:Posted in: General Chat
- WoW patch notes.
The new stopwatch feature can be accessed via the /stopwatch, /sw, or /timer slash commands. Inputting a time into the slash command will make the stopwatch count down. For example, /stopwatch 1:0:0 will make the stopwatch count down from an hour, /stopwatch 1:30 will make it count down from 1 minute, 30 seconds, and /stopwatch 30 will make it count down from 30 seconds.
Jul 5, 2008I'd been trying to figure this out, but I keep getting nowhere. When I place "SetFont(fontFile, 12, "OUTLINE")" under event.PLAYER LOGIN = function(), I get this error:Posted in: AddOn HELP!
Interface\AddOns\Fane\tabs.lua:119: attempt to call global 'SetFont' (a nil value) Count: 1 Call Stack: [C]: in function `SetFont' Interface\AddOns\Fane\tabs.lua:119: in function `?' Interface\AddOns\Fane\tabs.lua:123: in function <Interface\AddOns\Fane\tabs.lua:122>
Line 119 is the line where setFont is placed, and line 123 is the second line shown here:
event:SetScript("OnEvent", function(self, event, ...) self[event](self, event, ...) end)
OnEnter, OnLeave, OnShow and OnHide all have self:setFont right now. I'm not sure if that is contributing to the problem.
I've been looking at interfaces on WoWInterface in the hopes of finding a UI compilation that has Fane recoded to allow the font to be set correctly on load, but I've had no luck so far.
Jul 2, 2008C&C Red Alert, found here: http://www.dafont.com/c-c-red-alert-inet.fontPosted in: General Chat
Of which, I may modify to add special characters because Blizzard lets kids run rampant with the Character Map.
Sorry if you're one of those "ŁŏŁčĤaŕ??ťeŔŝ" people. :\
Also, I wouldn't be surprised if what I typed did not show up on anyone else's computer. If so, I fail. I know.
Jul 2, 2008Posted in: General ChatQuote from Blizz »
Thankyou for the antivirus link, I actually chose AVGfree for linux. One question I have though, since you run Ubuntu, and I'm assuming using wow with wine. I read an article yesterday that said in the new versions of wine its possible to enable it to run in direct3d somehow to stop the sluggish cursor issue. I messed around with it, but it doesn't seem to be working. Wondering if anyone else had read up on it at all.
As for terminal in Mint, I still have to use it to unpack plugins and things like that. I also use it to run wow with aoss mixed sound, but for normal every day things, installing/uninstalling, downloading, things like that, it's almost like using windows. I would like to start learning how to customize it a little bit, but I am not quite sure where to start at for information. I thought someone mentioned a dock you can get for linux.
1) You're most welcome for the link :D
2) WoW with Wine - I have absolutely no idea. :(. I'm running on an (old) nVidia card. I have to run WoW in OpenGL mode in order to (I guess) get the game working. For whatever reason, I believe it's WoW's choice, but they don't have hardware cursor working, even though OpenGL can supposedly support it - finding such information has been a confusing challenge. If Mint's got a forum for Wine, I suggest posting on it. If not, register an account on Ubuntu's forums, as they do have a Wine subforum - I am sure you can get a response there. From what I've read, ATI and nVidia cards handle differently, with ATI perhaps being slower to release Linux-friendly drivers or some such... I'm mainly just hoping nothing ends up breaking on my computer until I can afford to go out, research what is compatible with Ubuntu/Linux, and build something new that will last for a few years.
WoW-Linux side note: I've gotten Ventrilo to work, and it seems that Voice Overlay installs just fine with Wine. I haven't used voice chat much, but I thought I'd share. Teamspeak has a Linux client I think, but Ventrilo hasn't and probably won't have one (darn them.) There have been some tutorials posted on how to get Ventrilo working.
3) I haven't really been installing much; I'm surprised how well packed Ubuntu comes with by default (Mint should be the same, as they share repos IIRC). I try to avoid the terminal as much as possible, since I really don't want to mess anything up. Any time I read about a sudo command, I am cautious, as this gives full administration privileges and therefore it is easy to run a bad sudo and delete important files.
4) I mentioned AWN before, but it's since been mentioned again. XD For other customization, I haven't dabbled much, but http://www.gnome-look.org/ might be a spot to check out. I wouldn't be surprised if there was a "mint-look" site, too.
Jun 30, 2008Posted in: General ChatQuote from Blizz »
Well, I only really played around with Ubuntu for a few hours, and most of it was trying to figure why my wireless wasn't working. I've never used linux before so this is totally a new experience for me. I took a look at the flavors of linux that Unetbootin could install, just because i'm not familiar with any of them. I chose LinuxMint because it's a little more gui oriented for beginning, and its really pretty.
As for Compiz, the things it can do are totally worthless, but it's just so neat. And I have a pretty decent video card, so playing with it has been pretty fun. Here are a couple shots.
So i can't really tell you the difference between the two, I'm sorry. But I can say, wow runs better in wine than it does on Vista. Going to stay with Linux for a long while. Are there any antivirus programs for linux?
I like the sound of it being more GUI-oriented; I don't find myself having to mess with the terminal very much with Ubuntu (very rarely, in fact), so if terminal starts driving me mad, I'll have a look at Mint. Aside, I'm pretty happy with Ubuntu.
Interesting how WoW runs better on Wine than Vista! The biggest problem I have is that I cannot enable the hardware cursor option, so my mouse moves somewhat sluggish.
As for antivirus programs, this thread may help you out:
Jun 28, 2008Blizz - I checked out some of the screenshots, but I haven't tried Mint (since I'm satisfied with Ubuntu). What differences have you noticed between the two distributions? Compiz Fusion is awesome, though I prefer to keep my settings low, or even disabled. Maybe I'll mess with The Cube if/when I make my new computer. *insert fantasizing about dream rig.* XD I'm very happy to hear that you like Mint, though.Posted in: General Chat
Jun 28, 2008Posted in: General ChatQuote from p3lim »
That's for sure. I've found pTags to be such a helpful addon - I hope it never breaks. It works wonderfully in conjunction with Contemplate. I definitely see the benefit of class colored nameplates, but I'm certainly not picking up Aloft just for that.
Jun 28, 2008Posted in: AddOn HELP!Quote from RustyDogma »
Hmm... this one won't play nice with me at all. Shows up in my add-ons, but none of the slash functions will open it - wonder if it's totally tied into the Cosmos UI now?
That may very well be possible - I recall trying to use FluidFrames, however I had to (if I recall) install Cosmos, which, given the scope of the nature and whatnot, was not worth it. I think the issue I had was that I could not set a keybind in order to actually highlight a frame in order to go about repositioning it. It's been a while; I mainly recall being frustrated in having to download additional packages to get the addon to work as it should otherwise do so (in my opinion). D:
I've never tried Visor2, but I'd certainly give that a shot.
Aside, I found myself attempting to find Ace alternatives to many of the addons I had used, and this worked well for a while, until I started finding alternatives that were more to my need, in some cases these addons lacked additional features that I did not need. Switching from Prat to PhanxChat is one example, although I do miss the alias setting. Shame it seems Little Black Book is unstable.
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