pbInfo

pbInfo

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pbInfo

released under the Creative Commons License By-Nc-Sa 3.0

pbInfo offers multiple features to ease your daily Runes of Magic life. This add-on shows a tooltip with several information about the mob, player or NPC you are hovering, a tooltip with information about gathering materials and it modifies the target blood bars to show a mob's real healthpoints.

By now, pbInfo also includes a ThreatMeter, a QuestTracker and a ChatLog.


Please use the ticket system for bug reports. Check other tickets first. I want to keep the comments area clean.

IMPORTANT

Any features using the recently removed os.* functions are available only if you install an addon providing these, e.g. d303Fix.


If you encounter any problems:

Try to reset pbInfo - all pbInfo settings will be lost:

  • Delete the pbInfo folder inside your AddOns folder
  • Start RoM and select a character/join the game
  • Log off / Close RoM
  • [ Download the latest pbInfo version ]
  • Install pbInfo again

Features in detail

  • ThreatMeter
    • shows six players with the highest threat ("aggro")
    • fades from green to red (low to high)
    • your own name is colored yellow
    • movable/lockable
    • title can be hidden
    • you can click through the window
    • settable update interval (from 0.5sec to 1.0sec)
    • ... (see screenshots)
  • QuestTracker
    • shows all the quests checked in the quest book - but nicer than the integrated tracker =)
    • highlights daily quests
    • movable via shift+right click on the title
    • minimizes/maximizes when left-clicking on the title
    • title can be hidden
    • custom font sizes
    • Tooltip showing some more information about a quest
    • Left click opens a quest in the quest book
    • Shift+Left click to put a quest's name into chat
    • Control+Left click opens the world map showing a clickable icon at the position of the quest reward NPC
  • Tooltip with information about the "mouseovered" mob, NPC or player
    • Class and Level, highlighted in the respective color
    • HP "fading" from green to red, based on target's healthpoint ratio
    • Mana, Rage, Energy, Focus
    • the target's target, if available
    • the player's title, if available
    • Mob names are colored based on the difficulty relatively to the current level (same as the mob's level in target frame)
    • shows if the mob is elite or a boss
  • Tooltip with information about gathering materials
  • you can set the tooltip to a static position
  • sending a mob information message to the group, guild, zone or a buddy
  • ChatLog
    • providing a history (for the current session)
  • ChatFrame
    • remove chat titles ([Zone], [Party], ...)
    • added some more ChatFrame settings (right click on a chat tab -> "Channel Settings")
  • CastingBar
    • show cast time
    • can be moved around freely
  • "Repair equip when opening store" option
  • extra language support
  • InventoryViewer support for the material tooltip
  • AddonManager support
  • Minimap button (does not show up if you use AddonManager)

Furthermore, pbInfo shows a mob's real current and maximum health points in the target frame's healthbar (instead of "100" or "74").

In order to show the health points of a mob correctly, it or an identical mob has to be detected by the cursor once before the combat starts.

Potential quest information [Quest title Gathering item (2/10)] are of course preserved.

Chat

Additionally, the (original) pbMobInfo function - sending information via the chat to party members - has also been preserved. For sending such a message, write "/mobinfo" in the chat or create a macro button for "/script pbInfoChat();". With "/mobinfo zone", "/mobinfo guild" and "/mobinfo playername", the message will be send to that channel or player.

Installation

Unzip the attached archive file and copy the folder "pbInfo" to "Runes of Magic\Interface\AddOns". If those folders are missing, create them.

After starting the game, the message "Add-on loaded: pbInfo" should appear in the chat window. (Does not show up if you use AddonManager.)

Updates

Please remove the old version before installing the new one!

Configuration

Quite all features or switchable in a config frame. Use the minimap button or type /pbic into chat to open it.

Attention

Again: The "normal" (percentage) health points will be displayed if the maximum health points of a mob could not be detected properly (because this only works if you already have hovered above the mob once before the combat has started).

Notice: Due to the calculation of the current health points is done with the help of the percentage health points, it can come to inaccuracy of at most 1%.


Thanks to

  • dr00gz for the general add-on idea, some advice about the functions and constructive feedback
  • gastro19 for the /mobinfo shortcut and mouseover target
  • sanix for the idea sending chat messages to different channels
  • lynxxger for the colored distance display
  • phreak for the original hsb_to_rgb function
  • Asz89 for the material database values
  • Soloreaver for the hints on OBloodBar
  • Alleris for the ChatFrame settings
  • Bother for the cast time display
  • translators ( info in languages files )

For your interest

pbInfo has been mentioned in the printed version of the German PCAction magazine. \o/

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  • 9 comments
  • Avatar of tasquer tasquer Jan 14, 2012 at 06:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Its better so simplify the material DB by moving TEXT calls from DB to the core functions. Even you can write only numeric IDs instead of long text strings, it would be easier to support or fix:

    [560081] = {69, "LUMBERING",{240323,240324,240325,240326}},

    Also you can write interface API to shere this database among another addons, for example, InventoryViewer to show material's level in backpack.

  • Avatar of lonestaricl lonestaricl Jun 21, 2010 at 19:32 UTC - 0 likes

    I am developing an addon, that modifies the tooltip. When pbinfo is installed and the tooltip mechanism is activated, my tooltip gets destroyed. Is there some way to specify additional information that shall remain in the tooltip?

  • Avatar of Bullarky_HFC Bullarky_HFC Jun 04, 2010 at 11:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks for the reply. I was just wondering if you would mind someone ripping the threat meter functionality out of pbInfo to make it a stand alone addon?

  • Avatar of novayuna novayuna Jun 04, 2010 at 09:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Well, I didn't play RoM for years now... but I'm still checking he tickets and maintaining the Addon.

    If there are any errors: create a ticket and I will look into it. But pbInfo doesn't have any priority to me.

    But I won't write complex circumvents for existing functions if the RoM developers change some functions or logics - the feature would die then.

  • Avatar of Bullarky_HFC Bullarky_HFC May 29, 2010 at 10:56 UTC - 0 likes

    This addon still be supported?

  • Avatar of kinnex kinnex Mar 18, 2010 at 11:25 UTC - 0 likes

    This mod is very awesome. I was wondering though if there is a way to add a TPS (Threat Per Second) line to the Threat Meter. This would be rather helpful for tanks trying to maximize their threat rotations.

    For instance, is it worth using Holy Light's Fury and Holy Smite as K/P while tanking. Or is Holy Strike simply going to out threat both of them.

  • Avatar of rzeznikmocy rzeznikmocy Nov 04, 2009 at 12:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Removing chat titles from chatbox ([Zone],[Guild],[Party]... etc.) don't work since last update.

  • Avatar of baromartz baromartz Mar 05, 2009 at 12:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I translated this to hungarian. http://monbank.hu/~sandork/ROM/lang.HU.lua

  • Avatar of ixFINGERZxi ixFINGERZxi Feb 20, 2009 at 01:03 UTC - 0 likes

    awesome

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Date created
Jan 30, 2009
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Last update
Nov 12, 2014
Development stage
Beta
Language
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License
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