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Ashborn
09-12-2006, 08:44 PM
See now, here's the thing (bear with me), before 2.0 I used DAB heavily, had all my buttons on hidden bars and had this neat little rangefinder button sitting near the top of my screen that would magically change icons based on which spells were in range. Then came the patch and DAB along with my ausum setup seems somewhat irrevocably broken, so I'm left with far too many buttons (4) on my screen and no way to get rid of them.

Hence, I went ahead and ripped the guts out of some random hunter range mod (why are there a bloody million of those around anyhow?) and tweaked and re-tweaked it 'til there was nothing left of the original mod and it did what I wanted, namely exactly what my dab setup did. Then it occurred to me that since I had the framework already, it wouldn't be too much of a stretch (I was mistaken, of course) to make the thing work for every single class . Thus, Ranger (http://ashen.philosophic.net/Ranger.zip) was created.

What it does is create a single button that displays an icon + text for every possible range you have abilities for, ie. warlock with 2/2 destructive reach and none in grim reach will see it show different icons for everything OOR, destro spells in range (36yd), affliction spells in range (30yd), shadowburn in range (24yd) and fear in range (20yd). Also shows heal/dispel ranges for classes that have them. Has checks for every relevant talent, ability and combination thereof, so should work out of the box for everyone (excluding those of too low level to have the skills required). And it's Ace2'd to boot. Also, seeing as how a picture is worth a thousand words (so maybe about half of this post so far), here's how the different ranges look on a warlock:

http://ashen.philosophic.net/ranger.jpg

For those of you just tuning in (stop skipping all the text dammit), download link here (http://ashen.philosophic.net/Ranger.zip). Use /ranger for options (command line only I'm afraid). Bug reports, feedback and feature requests (within reason) are very welcome. I don't expect it to be useful for everyone, but I know there's a few of you out there.

Mulgor
09-12-2006, 08:52 PM
does this work with Rogue blind?

Ashborn
09-12-2006, 08:54 PM
does this work with Rogue blind?
As I said, it should work with every single combination of class, talent and ability there is. This includes deadzone for classes with the shoot ability (along with shoot itself of course) and, yes, blind for rogues.

Edit: Argh, speaking of rogues, just realized I forgot to check for premed. Update coming up.

Edit2: Updated for premed.

Robinvi
09-12-2006, 09:07 PM
Nice Ashen, will be really useful for me at least as i got 99% of all my button hidden atm :P

Gonna try it out! I hope it works on judgement and Holy shock range!

thessily
09-12-2006, 09:09 PM
I skipped all the text but the pic was good, so will try out on my hunter & priest.

Ashborn
09-12-2006, 09:12 PM
I hope it works on judgement and Holy shock range!
'course it does you silly loladin.

Taurusos
09-12-2006, 10:58 PM
Downloaded, seems very intresting tbh.

Nice work

/Tau

Mithadriel
09-12-2006, 11:11 PM
I approve.

Will add more comments once I've used it for longer than 10 minutes :)

Ashym
10-12-2006, 12:36 AM
http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3862/1337ashenar7.jpg

>_>

Belaial
10-12-2006, 02:35 AM
That looks like a rly cool addon tbh :D

Akrea
10-12-2006, 02:39 AM
got it, installed it, checking it out tomorry

Ashborn
10-12-2006, 04:17 AM
New version up, frame dragging is now toggleable.

thessily
10-12-2006, 11:34 AM
Very nice - especially pvping on my priest

bandytas
10-12-2006, 12:05 PM
Lovely.

Chonar
10-12-2006, 01:27 PM
So you still want a warrior to check this?

I mean. We have 2 ranges. Close enough, and out of reach.

Oh, and a third I guess. The "I can run to that easily in under a second!" range.

Ashborn
10-12-2006, 01:31 PM
So you still want a warrior to check this?

I mean. We have 2 ranges. Close enough, and out of reach.

Oh, and a third I guess. The "I can run to that easily in under a second!" range.
Melee, charge/intercept deadzone, int shout, charge/intercept, shoot.

Also, yes please, I want to be sure it works right for every class, regardless of how useful they might actually find it.

takfiri
10-12-2006, 01:32 PM
Schweet.

Ashborn
10-12-2006, 01:55 PM
Did some rogue/warrior specific tuning, will now show "OOC" text at all ranges for rogues when out of combat (can still tell range by the icons), and warriors will show charge icon at relevant ranges when ooc, intercept icon if in combat. Few lines of new and untested code, if it throws errors or just plain doesn't work, let me know. Also I don't play either class so if this seems like stupid functionality to you, do say so.

Valoran
10-12-2006, 03:41 PM
Ranger\Ranger.lua:453: unexpected symbol near 'then'

Latest version is broken, although earlier versions were great. Also, since you've overwritten the earlier versions on your site and haven't changed the file name, I don't have an earlier version to rollback to.

Typical for warriors to break it.

Ashborn
10-12-2006, 03:58 PM
Sorry 'bout that, fix'd.

Kimaro
10-12-2006, 05:18 PM
Sounds nice. Downloaded it now, but I don't have time to try it out just before the raid, after the raid or tomorrow I will tho :)

Ashborn
11-12-2006, 07:36 PM
Seems there's some funkiness on how judgement returns range info, changed to using another method for that.

Ashborn
12-12-2006, 12:36 PM
New version out. Added advanced mode that allows you to use custom spells and icons for the checks, somewhat complicated to set up tho. See /ranger advanced for details.

Seraphiel
13-12-2006, 02:34 AM
Works like a charm for warriors :)
It's nice not having to look at your actionbar waiting for the charge icon to light up.

Thx for the addon, Ashen

DurnaugsElbow
13-12-2006, 02:36 AM
Will try this on me hunter this evening?

You clever git.

Ashborn
13-12-2006, 02:38 AM
Updated, added toggle for showing combat status.

Seraphiel
13-12-2006, 02:41 AM
Nice.. Good addition.. will download when I get home

Akrea
13-12-2006, 02:44 AM
hm, did you add any "about" text yet? :P

Ashborn
13-12-2006, 02:46 AM
Uh, noes

Proterra
13-12-2006, 02:47 AM
*hands a sports bra*

wubb you ashen <3

Gruze
13-12-2006, 03:03 AM
Love it, real good addon when you dont show your buttons.

Jyra
13-12-2006, 03:11 AM
Looks like a good idea - my screen is always a mess :(

Will download it and try it out tonight :)

Ashborn
13-12-2006, 08:55 PM
Since I'm a mong, I managed to break advanced mode if you didn't have custom icons set while adding the combat indicator. Fix'd now. Also added alpha settings (separate for icon and text), not sure why I didn't do this before as it's completely trivial.

Ashborn
16-12-2006, 01:26 PM
Major new feature: Options GUI. No more fiddling around with command line options, /ranger is now all you need. Fully modular tho, if you *like* the command line for some reason, just delete the RangerOptions folder.

Tsarina
07-06-2007, 09:37 AM
Bump for awesomeness.

Robinvi
07-06-2007, 09:45 AM
Still using it :P

Đightrain
07-06-2007, 09:51 AM
Heh i've been using this for ages, didn't even realise it was Ashen's mod :P

Hammett
07-06-2007, 01:28 PM
wheres ashen gone btw : /

Slashy
07-06-2007, 01:28 PM
i beat him in a duel n he imploded :O

Aggromedon
07-06-2007, 01:29 PM
in Wrath - or I heard rumours that he transferred server?

Robinvi
07-06-2007, 01:29 PM
In tha herd stelin ur HP's.

Hammett
07-06-2007, 01:32 PM
flee

Gumdrops
07-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Yeah he plays a lock in Wrath. But I forget what he's called now.

Valoran
07-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Ashen is still level 60, sitting in CoI without having logged in for yonks.

He now plays a 70 lock in wrath, on another account.

Hammett
07-06-2007, 01:35 PM
watching his videos was the primary reason i made my lock, lol :<

captpicard
07-06-2007, 01:38 PM
Yeah he plays a lock in Wrath. But I forget what he's called now.

Vyrus

Robinvi
07-06-2007, 01:42 PM
Wrong!

Thordyn
07-06-2007, 01:44 PM
Asherai

Flawless
07-06-2007, 01:47 PM
I'd take a guess at

Asherai

Damn beaten to it

Ashborn
07-06-2007, 03:41 PM
Y helo thar, wuts goin on?

Thordyn
07-06-2007, 03:42 PM
*wave*

make another pvp video please..

Gumdrops
07-06-2007, 03:43 PM
Y helo thar, wuts goin on?

Alreet?

Ashborn
07-06-2007, 03:44 PM
*wave*

make another pvp video please..
Noes, I sukc

▄ber
07-06-2007, 03:52 PM
You mean you don't have the superior gear anymore compared to others?

Nah, just kidding.. Welcome back to teh forums. :P

Btw, I had very hard time believing that Vyrus was Ashen's new lock since I never saw Ashen as a spirit-warlock kinda guy.

Asherai would look more like a safe bet.

Jurgan
07-06-2007, 03:54 PM
Spirit Warlock kinda guy? What in the bloody hells of irritable bowel syndrome is that s'posed to mean.

Ashborn
07-06-2007, 03:57 PM
Actually, it's more that battlegrounds just aren't even remotely interesting anymore, and I pretty much hate arenas atm (lolwarriors.)

Robinvi
07-06-2007, 04:00 PM
You should meet our team then :P

Ashborn
07-06-2007, 04:02 PM
Also arenas are all about the team, not the individual. Doesn't make for good videos.

▄ber
07-06-2007, 04:04 PM
Spirit Warlock kinda guy? What in the bloody hells of irritable bowel syndrome is that s'posed to mean.

Well check Vyrus's gear and you will see what I meant. ;)

Actually, it's more that battlegrounds just aren't even remotely interesting anymore, and I pretty much hate arenas atm (lolwarriors.)

I know what you mean.. After rerolling the only pvp I did in BGs was just enough to get me the insignia, then I went 100% raiding.

Corruption
07-06-2007, 04:08 PM
Well check Vyrus's gear and you will see what I meant. ;)



His +42 spirit? Bit hard to avoid when you're wearing a few quest greens, as the majority of them include +spirit. A bit shite really :(

Tsarina
07-06-2007, 04:10 PM
Well check Vyrus's gear and you will see what I meant. ;)

Vyrus is Jurgan's alt, so he already has checked the gear and still is clueless.

And Ashen did meet your team, Robin. One of you even posted a filmclip. He was wearing lowlevel blues and greens and didn't enjoy it too much iirc.

Faylin
07-06-2007, 04:11 PM
Most of that gear are quest rewards and kinda the best for their level, despite their spirit.

Jurgan
07-06-2007, 04:16 PM
Thanks for the underwhelming vote of confidence there Tsarina.

▄ber
07-06-2007, 04:19 PM
Most of that gear are quest rewards and kinda the best for their level, despite their spirit.

Yes, that would explain it if he was still leveling.

Or maybe he just dinged 70 and simply hasn't had the time to gear after powerleveling.

Or, maybe he has been extremely unlucky with drops and has been saving gold instead of buying gear?

Who knows, and most importantly cares if it's just a alt? =7

Tsarina
07-06-2007, 04:25 PM
Spirit Warlock kinda guy? What in the bloody hells of irritable bowel syndrome is that s'posed to mean.I chose to read that as "clueless". Is that wrong? Is this some form of dialect saying "I know exactly what you mean, ▄ber!"

Jurgan
07-06-2007, 04:27 PM
Well... just a saying I felt like saying... or something.

MOVE ALONG NOTHING TO SEE HERE!

Gruze
07-06-2007, 04:37 PM
Noes, I sukc

Nothing new.

Muh
07-06-2007, 09:59 PM
There's a lock in Lastara called Asherah
THE CONFUSION!

Morilith
08-06-2007, 01:53 AM
There's a lock in Lastara called Asherah
THE CONFUSION!

Who happened to note "beating Ashen" as one of his goals in WoW.

Gwynin
11-06-2007, 04:20 PM
Ashen! reupload your first pvp movie plx, WM somehow b0rked the archieve download link so cant get it from there :(

Akrea
12-06-2007, 01:52 PM
btw, jurgan, i still wait for that screenshot so i can get going on your new sig :P

Ashborn
19-06-2007, 08:20 AM
http://ashen.philosophic.net/Ranger.zip

Updated version, hopefully fixed shamans and mages to, y'know, actually work. Would appreciate someone testing if the pvp glove check for those classes works as well.

Tsarina
19-06-2007, 09:00 AM
You broke it :(
I can't see the box no matter what settings I use.

Ashborn
19-06-2007, 09:05 AM
Uh, crap

Tsarina
19-06-2007, 09:11 AM
I DLed 1.5 again. Screw mages.

Ashborn
19-06-2007, 09:14 AM
Right, fucked up the syntax somewhere, fix inc in a moment.

Ashborn
19-06-2007, 09:18 AM
There we go, fixed

Aggromedon
19-06-2007, 09:25 AM
We loef you Ashen :D

Jarelan
19-06-2007, 12:11 PM
Hmm only just found this thread, may have a play later on :)

Question is how it works if you have multiple things available at one?

Ashborn
19-06-2007, 03:44 PM
Always shows the lowest common denominator.

Jarelan
19-06-2007, 06:25 PM
So in my case lowest rage needed?

Ashborn
19-06-2007, 09:16 PM
For warriors it goes melee - deadzone - int shout - charge/intercept - shoot

AnteroVipune
19-06-2007, 09:44 PM
And for rouges? Im too lazy to even test it

Tsarina
19-06-2007, 11:11 PM
Shoot, blind, melee iirc.

Ashborn
20-06-2007, 06:01 AM
Speaking of rogues, just dry coded in a check for dirty tricks, might or might not work right.

Orde
20-06-2007, 06:06 AM
Ashen your signature needs capital letters.

Ashborn
20-06-2007, 06:09 AM
No, it doesn't.

(Also removed a pointless premed check since apparently they upped the range to 30yd at some point. Why does nobody tell me these things?)

Đightrain
20-06-2007, 08:24 AM
So you've updated it since Tsarina's stopped working?

Ashborn
20-06-2007, 08:39 AM
Yes.

Slashy
20-06-2007, 09:07 AM
but the real issue here everyone wants to know about is..................... what.. was ashens /played time? :P

Gruze
20-06-2007, 09:11 AM
but the real issue here everyone wants to know about is..................... what.. was ashens /played time? :P

too much last i heard :p

Sikki
20-06-2007, 12:58 PM
Can't seem to get it work either.

Bugsack says:

[2007/06/20 15:54:16-746-x2]: <string>:"RangerAdvancedCloseToggle:OnClick":1: attempt to index global 'Ranger' (a nil value)

in the options window and nothing seems to really be happening, no icon on the screen at any time..

Edit.

Also says:

<string>:"RangerOptionsFrame:OnShow":1: attempt to index global 'Ranger' (a nil value)
<in C code>: in function `Show'
<string>:"*:OnLoad":2: in function `value'
Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3406: in function `ChatEdit_ParseText':
Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3098: in function `ChatEdit_SendText':
Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3119: in function `ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed':
<string>:"*:OnEnterPressed":1: in function <[string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1>

Vegelus
20-06-2007, 01:14 PM
too much last i heard :p

Told by one who rofled from my /played once :>

Ashborn
20-06-2007, 02:13 PM
Mm, as usual, drycode = lua errors. Fixed.

Sikki
20-06-2007, 02:37 PM
Working fine now.

Ashborn
20-06-2007, 04:46 PM
Updated again, mage/shammy pvp glove checks should actually work now.

Valoran
25-06-2007, 08:33 AM
You should stick this on the ace svn, so I can update without externals without doing it manually. >_>

Ashborn
25-06-2007, 12:54 PM
I would but for 2 reasons. 1: no clue how 2: cba

Valoran
25-06-2007, 01:03 PM
http://wowace.com/wiki/SVN_For_Beginners

Point 2 still holds though.

Muffy
24-08-2007, 08:49 AM
have u been updating this ashen? or does anyone know if he has.?
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Lionhunter
02-09-2007, 10:49 PM
Too much text, pictures confusing. Can someone make a one-liner explaining why this is worth getting? :)

Valoran
02-09-2007, 10:52 PM
Ranger allows you to hide your action bars and yet still be able to tell your range from a mob/what spells you're able to currently cast.

Lionhunter
02-09-2007, 10:57 PM
Thank you <3

Elyhaym
12-05-2008, 06:30 PM
Hate to be a thread-necro, but I was wondering if anyone might possess a working version of this addon?

As it is now, the newest version is 1.8 and it has a few problems with druids and mages :(

Robinvi
12-05-2008, 07:01 PM
Have to find someone to update it i guess.

Elyhaym
12-05-2008, 07:02 PM
I don't suppose Ashen still plays and has an interest in updating it then?

Robinvi
12-05-2008, 07:07 PM
I don't suppose Ashen still plays and has an interest in updating it then?

He quit a year ago or so.

Elyhaym
12-05-2008, 07:08 PM
Drat! Oh well.. Had to try :)