Looking for nameplate addon
Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:14 AM
Having nameplates on is extremely helpful for pvp, but it often gets way too cluttered. In arenas and battlegrounds, pets and totems makes them nearly useless, because you can't find your target. Is there an addon that removes nameplates from pets and totems, and only shows them on players?
I tried Aloft, but with a memory usage of about 2.3 MB, its a bit much (that and I dont even know if it can do what I'm looking for).
Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:05 AM
aloft can do it, 2.3mb isn't that much!
Preferably I would like to keep the default UI, as it really isnt that bad at all. I just have to turn them off against shaman.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 09:09 AM
Posted 13 January 2009 - 06:17 PM
Is anyone that uses Aloft able to permanently remove nameplates from pets and totems, or get it to work right?
Posted 14 January 2009 - 02:41 AM
Posted 21 January 2009 - 10:47 PM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 01:34 AM
Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:03 PM
Are you telling me it shouldn't? I must admit I'm not into lua coding, but my general knowledge about programming paired with common sense tells me it shouldn't be too hard.
What you're forgetting is the WoW API. (Correct me if I'm wrong on any of this, I probably am).
Just because common sense tells you it shouldn't be hard to achieve some functionality in a WoW UI doesn't mean that it actually is easy. For instance, it doesn't sound like it would be hard to make a target recticle under a target's feet appear twice as large, right? Just change a variable, add in a "*2" somewhere. The problem arises when you find out that the API has no function calls that let you do this.
I don't know the API very well, but my guess is that, if it's even possible, you'd have to do some annoying filtering based on UnitCreatureType() calls. But then wait? I don't actually know of ANY API calls dealing with nameplates besides Hide & Show, so right there my minimal knowledge of the API fails, and I can't even tell if it's possible.
I'm not trying to be sarcastic of critical, I'm just trying to detail my thought process and explanation of why I think Shadowed's point is essentially correct, if a bit... harsh
Those of us who don't really know the API can't really comment much ._., at least when it comes to making new addons.
-Adolf Hitler, 1939
Posted 20 June 2010 - 10:09 PM
Posted 29 June 2010 - 04:37 PM
Useless because it still shows all totems and trying to mouseover tremor through 4 totems, 2 players, 1 pet is impossible while the nameplates are moving constantly.
Interface > Names > take the hook off enemy units/players/pets/guardians/totems whatever you want
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