These forums are in read-only mode. Please see this news post for more information.

New forums can be found here


Go Back   WowAce Forums > Official Addon Threads > General AddOns
General AddOns Authors, post your release ready addons here to get feedback or just to let everyone know about it.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-19-2010   #21
xbeeps
Hero Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 511
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

That's not a latency queueing slider, and it doesn't affect the latency. The red zone shows the latency. How that relates to when you can cast another spell is another matter. The slider affects how soon before the global cooldown completes you can (attempt to) cast a new spell. It does not affect how soon before a spell cast ends you can cast a new spell (unless the spell cast time is shorter than or equal to the global cooldown, in which case the global cooldown becomes the dominating lockout).
xbeeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010   #22
zohar101
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

Ahhh ok thanks for explaining. So installing
http://www.wowinterface.com/download...Tolerance.html
shouldn't really affect the latency for spells with cast time at all.
But it might affect at what position of the spark (the gcd spark in castbars) i can spam my PW:S?
zohar101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010   #23
xbeeps
Hero Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 511
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

yes, but keep in mind this is a client side setting. If you set it high (for example 400ms) and you attempt to cast a spell 300ms before the GCD completes (the spark reaches the end), and it takes the command only 200ms to reach the server (because of real-life network latency fluctuations), the server will reject the command, and you'll have to retry. Previously the client would simply not allow you to attempt send the command until the global cooldown was over.
xbeeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2010   #24
zohar101
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 7
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

Oh. Considering my latency is rarely above 50ms, the whole slider thing is probably better left at 0 and forgotten about it sounds like...
Thanks again for clearing this up
zohar101 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2010   #25
duhwhat
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 31
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

I would suggest somehow "smoothing out" the GCD spark, that is to say, eliminating the sputtering that shows up while spamming spells with a cast time.
duhwhat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2010   #26
xbeeps
Hero Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 511
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

I don't know what you mean by that.
xbeeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2010   #27
anominous
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

Hi. Long time user, first time commenter.

I just updated from r113 to 2.50 and noticed a few changes that I'm not fond of (no offense. <3)

Borders of the cast bars are scaling directly with the bar height. This looks fine on my player cast bar which is fairly large but on the smaller bars the border is barely visible, very small and dark. The spell icon beside the cast bar no longer has a border. And the option to use the default cast bar colors is no longer available.

I hate to sound picky, but I liked to maintain the look and feel of the original cast bars but with the added features of a cast bar addon, and your Castbars addon was the only one out there that made this possible.
anominous is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010   #28
xbeeps
Hero Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 511
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by anominous View Post
Borders of the cast bars are scaling directly with the bar height. This looks fine on my player cast bar which is fairly large but on the smaller bars the border is barely visible, very small and dark.
This is a limitation of the textures. They are not designed for these small sizes, and they will start corrupting (if you look closer on the old version, you'll see that this is happening on the sides of the mirror timer bars and if you reduce the height of the player castbar below 24, it starts happening on that one too). The new version is designed to automatically adjust the size of the borders so that the texture never corrupts.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anominous View Post
The spell icon beside the cast bar no longer has a border.
The border which is actually part of the icon texture is deliberately removed to make it look cleaner regardless of which border is in use for the castbar itself.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anominous View Post
And the option to use the default cast bar colors is no longer available.
I removed that because it was becoming tedious to support it with the other changes, and i didn't think anyone would use it. I'm reluctant to bring it back, because i don't think there's a large crowd for this, and i don't want the options to become too cluttered.

Quote:
Originally Posted by anominous View Post
I hate to sound picky, but I liked to maintain the look and feel of the original cast bars but with the added features of a cast bar addon, and your Castbars addon was the only one out there that made this possible.
Apart from the colors that should still be possible (just select the right border and set the color/transparency of the border to max)! I'll consider adding in the default color option and perhaps the border on the icon.
xbeeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010   #29
wintervictor
Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 1
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

how can i set to click through the castbar? sometimes castbar appear when i click to change view. Thanks
wintervictor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2010   #30
xbeeps
Hero Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 511
Default Re: Castbars - Official Thread

Please post a ticket
xbeeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cast, castbars, casting


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 06:06 AM.