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Satrina Buff Frames 3  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 3.1.25
by: Satrina, father0fnine

SBF has a maintainer!
I have to say, I am amazed by the number of people who just kept plugging along. It makes me feel bad that I do not have the time to keep working on this myself - you guys are all awesome! The good news is that a new maintainer has been found. Meet father0fnine, who is taking over SBF. I'm sure you'll all show him as much love as you showed me all these years

SBF 3.2 with clickable buffs
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Version 3.1.25
+ "my" filters are fixed
+ Added support for thrown weapon poisons
+ Poisons, totems, etc. should not cause errors in filters anymore
+ Added "id" filter type
+ Spells tab works again
+ Added option in the spells tab to show/not show buffs by spellID
+ Added options in the global tab to show default buff frame and default enchant frame
+ SBFOptions will now make the background for names visible when configuring to help you not overlap the icons when positioning (which can cause clicks on icons to not register)

Version 3.1.24
- Sadly, clicking off of buffs is not fated to be at this time. Disabled for now

Version 3.1.23
+ Fix an error when tracking is enabled

Version 3.1.22
+ Added "id" filter for spell ID numbers
+ You should now be able to click off player buffs
+ Fixed problems with the colour picker
+ You can now remove/edit filters
+ You should be able to rename buff frames without error now
- You will not be able to click off temporary enchants or totems
- When you rename a buff frame, the old name will still appear in ButtonFacade's list until you reload UI or restart

Version 3.1.21
- Update for WoW 4.0
- The scale slider has finally been removed. Use the individual sizing mechanisms on the tabs, and set spacing between buffs on the layout tab
- Some performance tweaks courtesy of Yarlir@Area52
- You won't be able to click off buffs (same with pretty much all buff addons right now)

Version 3.1.20
- Fix an error for new users introduced by 3.1.19

Version 3.1.19
- Fixed an error between SBF and Parrot
- Increased maximum number of buff frames

Version 3.1.18
- Reworked temporary weapon enchants somewhat. They should work a lot better now
- Fixed a problem where ButtonFacade users could not rename frames
- Fixed an error during buff updates when fast bar is enabled (line 177)
- Some performance tweaks
- The SBF entry in the Interface panel now has a button to launch SBF options rather than just clicking on the name
- Fixed a bug where the tracking type icon would not update when the tracking type was changed

Version 3.1.17
- Hopefully fixed ButtonFacade problems

Version 3.1.16
- More work on castable filters
- Buff timers and bars should refresh correctly when first appearing in frames

Version 3.1.15
- Fix dumb error in 3.1.14

Version 3.1.14
- Fix for castable filter (that should fix up out my filters as well)
- Added option for icon opacity
- If you set a the height of a frame's bars to be greater than its width, the bar will automatically become vertical (experimental)
- Totems and weapon enchants should work correctly with my filters now

Version 3.1.13
- Player and vehicle buffs are now separated correctly (this fixes the stack count problem)
- Added a vehicle (v) filter for filtering your vehicle's effects
- Added an option on the General tab to have player blacklist buff frames show vehicle buffs when mounted
- The spellsteal (s) filter works correctly now.
- Added the player (player) filter that will filter effects cast by players
- Added the NPC (npc) filter that will filter effects cast by NPCs
- Added the party (party) filter that will filter effects cast by members of your party or raid
- You can now toggle buff names to show tooltips when hovered over
- Added frame visibility options for solo, party, raid, party or raid, friendly, and hostile
- Using !~ in filters (n!~xyz, tt!~abc) will now work correctly
- SBFOptions now has localisation for koKR (submitter did not give locale file for SBF itself)
- Some other small bug fixes

Version 3.1.12
* When SBF can determine the caster of an effect, it will put the name in the effect's tooltip
* The list on the Spells tab should populate correctly now
* The tt filter should function correctly now
* Fixed a condition where SBF would sometimes not be able to determine a border colour for ButtonFacade skinned icons and an error would occur

Version 3.1.11
* Fix errors when creating/removing frames

Version 3.1.10
* Fix that error with temporary enchantments

Version 3.1.9
* Fixed an error when checking castable status (SBFUtil line 86)

Version 3.1.8
* Fixed an error where size limited frames get the wrong buffs
* Some small fixes for ButtonFacade. Some skins will still not get border colours. I've sent a message to StormFX to see if there's something I am missing or if it's just an inconsistency with some BF skins
* Added the ability for users to add custom sounds for expiry warnings. See SatrinaBuffFrame/Media/SBFSounds.lua for directions
* When changing SBF profiles, the list of frames shown in ButtonFacade setup will update correctly

Version 3.1.7
3.1.7 is version bookkeeping to keep in sync with a massive fubar I had at Curse

Version 3.1.6
* Bars should no longer jump directly from 00:01 to 00:00
* Buff flows will no longer reset when you re-enter the options after setting them up
* Fixed an error that was occuring for new users and people converting from 3.0, preventing them from using SBF
* Buff icons changing from debuffs to buffs due to buff flowing should have their borders re-coloured correctly now
* You can now have SBF try to fix corrupted saved variables for the current character by using /sbf fix
* You can now reset the profile for the current character by using /sbf reset

Version 3.1.5
* TOC version has been updated for WoW 3.1 :rolleyes:
* SBF will no longer allow you to try and flow buffs for different units. (There's no way to make that work without a major code revamp)
* Buff and Name help in non-English localisations has been updated with the current English version. Translators will need to re-translate them
* ha filters should behave a little bit better now
* Vehicle buff frames will update and clear when you exit a vehicle
* Hopefully (hopefully!) the overextending bar thing is gone finally.
* SBF and SBFOptions now has an actual licence besides All Rights Reserved. Check out licence.txt in the zipfile, or read online:

Version 3.1.4
* Code change for my filters to work correctly with WoW 3.1
* Added an option to reverse cooldown sweeps
* Flashing buffs should not go insane in combat
* You should be able to dismiss weapon enchants/poisons correctly now

Version 3.1.3
* Cases where the first buff in a frame cannot be clicked should be fixed for real now
* Shaman weapon imbues should not get moved into frames using the to filter any more
* Cooldown sweeps should not flicker in combat now
* Cooldown sweeps should not occasionally cause an error

Version 3.1.1
* Because it wouldn't be an SBF release without me forgetting something ridiculous, SBF will no longer say "hi" to you when you click on a buff
* Added vehicle to the list of units for buff frames on the general tab

Version 3.1.0
* Filters now work completely for any unit
* In addition to assigning a unit to each frame, each frame is designated as holding buffs or debuffs, and is designated as a whitelist or a blacklist
* Each frame now maintains its own filter list
* Filters now work with the whitelist or blacklist setting for the frame
* A dropdown allowing you to select from commonly used filters is now available
* The filter system has been simplified, read the SBF site for details
* Timers, counts, and names can now have their frame level adjusted (allows you to ensure that things appear on top of each other correctly)
* You can now name your buff frames, and the name appears in the drag tabs
* You can size buff icons
* You can set bar height
* Buff bars can show tooltips when hovered over, and can dismiss effects when right clicked
* Bars should not occasionally go insane when buffs are refreshed anymore
* Timers should always update in a timely manner in combat
* The filter evaluator has been rewritten for performance
* You can put a cooldown sweep (like on action bars) on buff icons
* Some other performance enhancements

Version 3.0.7
- Tweak to re-get buffs when a buff's time left reaches 0
- ButtonFacade settings saved in SBF's saved vars
- Tweak timer and bar updates
- Add new zhCN and zhTW locale files
- Account for multiple separate buffs with same name

Version 3.0.6
- Fix pets and other units coming and going

Version 3.0.5
- Fix for when party members leave so that buff frames clear correctly
- Add Name options trunc, chop, of
- Add zhCN and zhTW locales
- Add option to display N/A as time for auras
- Castables are stored separately by class now

Version 3.0.4
- Really fix the problem from 3.0.2

Version 3.0.3
- Fix error from 3.0.2 where frames are not regenerated when changing buff count

Version 3.0.2
- Performance tweaking
- Fix an intermittent error with ButtonFacade

Version 3.0.1
- Fix an error when temp enchants reach 0 time
- Add time left on temp enchants to their tooltips

Version 3.0.0
- Add SBF button to Interface panel
- Fix so Sentry Totems are not destroyed when right clicked
- Fix so frames with out of combat visibility do not flash in combat
- Fix so flowed buffs actually use the expiry settings of their home frame
- Promote to release version

Beta 15
- Fix an error when removing frames
- Adjustments to buff sorting
- Removed ButtonFacade debug messages
- Fix for debuffs that don't report their type properly
- Make sure that weapon enchant buff index is always valid

Beta 14
- Fix filters for harmful effects by type
- Fix some totem problems
- Add option to track totem timers when out of range
- Add option to not track totems that do not give buffs
- Fix buff sorting error for totems

Beta 13
- Add an option on the Globals tab to disable ButtonFacade for SBF only
- Some performance tweaking

Beta 12
- ButtonFacade is back!
- Fixed a problem where buffs would overflow frames sometimes
- Re-fix unit debuffs
- Added "my" filter

Beta 11
- ButtonFacade is still disabled
- Fix a couple of in your face problems from beta 10

Beta 10
- ButtonFacade is still disabled
- Added throttling to the event input to reduce unnecessary extra work when buffs are coming and going quickly
- Fixed an error where the Copy From dropdown never got updated
- Some general performance enhancements

Beta 9
- ButtonFacade is still disabled
- The auras have max time option should work correctly
- Time remaining filters should work now
- When a frame fills, it should correctly discard extra buffs
- Frame visiblity options Always, In Combat, Out of Combat, and Never are available again. Mouseover is currently removed.
- Random other fixes and tweaks

Beta 8
- Fix an error in SBFOptions when ButtonFacade is loaded

Beta 7
- Disabled ButtonFacade support for the time being
- Buff flashing when expiring fixed
- Mirror buffs should work correctly now
- New users should not have problems with profiles not being saved
- Some profiling fixes for performance

Beta 6
- The positioning window is hopefully now in a more obvious place
- Positioning window also has labels now!
- Profile stuff now works
- Fixed an error where you could sometimes only adjust positions of items in frame 1
- Increased the maximum scale to 3.0 times
- The spells tab works normally again for setting up show in frame/always warn (though filter diagnosis is broken currently)
- cyCircled support should be back again

- Beta 5
- ButtonFacade colours should save now
- Tooltips should be correct when buffs fade
- Fixed some bugs

Beta 4
- More tweaking of sticky tab in options
- ButtonFacade should work now
- Few small fixes from the known issues list

Beta 3
- Redid the sticky frames interface in SBFOptions
- Added ability to colour names of debuffs separately from buffs

Beta 2
- Added new timer formats
- Very early and basic work on sticky frames.
- Stability fixes

Beta 1
- Weapon enchants should work right now
- Totems should appear correctly now. Won't disappear when you go out of range, though
- A bit of fixing in the 2.x saved variables conversion
- You shouldn't see errors with ButtonFacade now

Beta 0 (fixed)
- Fixed load order in embeds.xml for people who have no other Ace3 addons

Beta 0
- Conversion to Ace3
- Many new features
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Unread 07-14-09, 05:05 PM  
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Isei, I have a combat buffs frame similar to yours. Mine is a whitelist set up with the following filters:

n=tricks of the trade

So it will show everything I 'cast' (which btw includes things like trinket procs, potions and even mounts and such) but won't show auras (mounts, stealth, etc) or anything longer than 2 minutes (will leave out all raid buffs, consumable buffs etc). The 'npc' filter will cause it to show buffs like those in the Hodir fight and then I've added a few specific buffs cast by other players that I care about.

I play a rogue and it works great, I imagine it varies a bit from class to class but shouldn't be too hard to tweak except maybe for healers. The one thing it shows that I don't wish it to are the food and drink timers when eating but I can live with that.

Blizz haven't given buffs nice categories like they have debuffs, though pseudo-categories could be defined via extensive use of the tt filter I guess (tt~elixir, tt~trinket, etc).

Hope that is helpful
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Addon looks promising, would be amazing if the filters would work right...
Using it since 3.1 release. Had some problems, but was working.

With 3.1.12 update I wanted to set up some more frames (to have filtered buffs/debuffs). Some of things I want to do is separate buffs that i can cast from others, debuffs i can dispel from others, have a frame showing short time buffs, power gains etc.
And well, it was working pretty well (needed more tweaks but OK).

The "can dispel (ha)" filter didn't work at all for me tough.
If i set 2 frames, 1st blacklist 'ha' filter, 2nd whitelist 'ha' filter, all debuffs would show in the 2nd frame, while the 1st never shows any debuffs...

Today "upgraded" to 3.1.13, and now the 'c' filter doesn't work as well.
I had 2 frames, 1st blacklist 'c', 2nd whitelist 'c' filters, and it was working fine with 3.1.12, but with 3.1.13 shows all buffs in the 1st frame, 2nd frame doesn't show anything.
I tried wiping saved variables, and even deleted the UI and tried SBF alone, but doesn't work...

Basically only filters that work fine for me (that I use) are 'my' filter, duration ('d'), and spell name based filters ('n').

Am I doing something wrong? Or it just doesn't work?

The addon is gr8 still, I'll just try to make some workarounds, but would be even beter with those filters working :P

Returned to 3.1.12
In 3.1.13 nothing really works
  • as mentioned 'c', 'ha' filters
  • now even 'my' filter does some strange things (e.g. last buff that i cast shows up in the frame where 'my' is blacklisted and not in whitelist 'my' frame, until I cast next buff)
  • after reloging all buffs show up in the 1st buff frame (with blacklist 'my') until I cast some buff
  • In combat buffs switch places randomly, last 'my' buff shows up in blacklisted 'my' frame and switches to the right frame after few seconds...
Anyone else had similar problems or is it just me ?
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Unread 07-14-09, 09:07 PM  
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On 3.2 PTR, SBF is reporting Mana Spring Totem as a "N/A" (persistent aura) even though it's clearly a 5-minute buff in practice (like all other totems).

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Unread 07-15-09, 01:08 PM  
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The c filter is currently not working correctly because of an error elsewhere in the addon. I am working on the fix for 3.1.14

Totems also need some attention, there are a few problems that need fixing up, which will come in .14 as well

I haven't had any problems with the npc filter. Any further notes on that?
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Unread 07-16-09, 09:21 AM  
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Hey satrina, thanks for the mod! I wanted to tell you that i have seen glitches in the timers when i use a frame for my debuff watch on my targets. I play a lv 80 warlock, and sometimes the timers reset when i play with another warlock. The block is set to whitelist with the my filter. Im not sure if i can reproduce it effectively, the problem is intermittent. Just wanted to let you know!
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Unread 07-16-09, 10:12 PM  
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yep, that's related to the bug with the c filter. 3.1.14 on Saturday to fix!
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Bit of patience on 3.1.14. Fixing up a few other things before I declare it ready to release.
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Unread 07-20-09, 08:47 AM  
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Buff types and performance questions

Hi and thanks for this awesome addon!

I have a few questions (note: I am a frequent reader of )

1. What exactly does spellsteal filter s do? Does it check that you are a 70+ mage with Spellsteal spell and then filter Buffs of magic type on the target? Does it work with Hunter: Tranquilizing Shot, Priest: Dispel Magic, Mass Dispel, Shaman: Purge, Warrior: Shield Slam (the same set of buffs as for spellsteal except for Hunter as far as I know)?

From your site, I know that WoW doesn't provide Buff types (only Debuff types) thats why I am asking this.

2. Is it possible to do a filter like tt~magic on target to accomplish this (except for hunter Enrage dispelling)?

3. I have a slow computer so I am trying to minimize my addon memory but more importantly CPU use. While I understand SBF must use much resources and I think it is worth it, I would like to know what costs much? For example is it expensive to have many frames? Many filters, or does it not increase so much if you already have one? Button Facade?

I think I found a mistake on your web page:
under Operators: ~ partial match (used with n,t)
should probably be ~ partial match (used with n,tt).

Thank you!
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Unread 07-20-09, 09:32 PM  
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Hello there I have a problem I can't even get this addon to work. I have tried all the suggested steps to fix and have deleted in saved variables etc but still comes up errors and won't let me access anything.

They are:

Interface\AddOns\SBFOptions\GeneralTab.lua:86: attempt to index field 'curFrame' (a nil value)

Interface\AddOns\SatrinaBuffFrame\SatrinaBuffFrame.lua:486: bad argument #2 to 'format' (number expected, got nil)

Interface\Addons\SatrinaBuffFrame\SBFSavedVar.lua:370: attempt to index global 'ButtonFacade' (a nil value)

I actually wanted to try this addon out to see if it could filter to just show buff/debuffs that has a duration of 45seconds or less left? ie any buffs more than 45secs will not be shown.

Many thanks
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I use bars for my buffsetup.
Is it possible to add the possibility to add a way to change the background texture? (I really want solid)
Also, an outline for the entire bar would also be awesome. (Outline around the bar texture and icon all together, also the option to change the texture on it (solid))
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Originally posted by numein
Anyone else had similar problems or is it just me ? [/b]
The "my" filter definitely does have some problems. Look a few posts back, at Dzul's and my posts.
There seems to be a problem with the update interval of "my"-filtered buffs. Anything white-listed to "my" will only show up after the next relevant combat-event, the problems you experience probably have something to do with that.
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Is there a way for the bar backgrounds to be 100% opaque? If you set the slider to 1 it's more like 80% opaque.

edit: changed line 251 of SBFFrame.lua to :,,, 1)

Still 80% opaque, so the options are passing it the correct number. Maybe it's the texture that the background uses?

edit again: You're so doing what I am, outlines and all. If you fiddle with kgpanels you can get the background and the border, but kgpanels doesn't like having more than 50 panels, and with 10 buffs/debuff bars, 2 panels per bar, it makes me unable to do anything ELSE really, so cutting back 20 of the bars by having a full opaque background would make me thrilled.
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Originally posted by thamaht
Is there a way for the bar backgrounds to be 100% opaque? If you set the slider to 1 it's more like 80% opaque.

edit: changed line 251 of SBFFrame.lua to :,,, 1)

Still 80% opaque, so the options are passing it the correct number. Maybe it's the texture that the background uses?
Yes, it's the same problem I have. He uses a default blizz textures which is opaque 80% by default. Thats why I want to change it to the solid one.
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Ok, perhaps someone can tell me what I am doing wrong or missing. I want to set up a frame that has one bar that shows my rupture on target. I set it to debuffs and white list. I set the filter to my and n=Rupture. What I get is a frame that shows all of my debuffs on target. I've tried the n!= modifier on the debuffs I don't want to show (i.e n!=Deadly Poison IX) but they still show.
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Zoppo - sounds like you did everything right. Make sure the filter is applied to the right frame?

Various - Yes, the bar background is the one used for tooltips, which is always transparent to some degree. I'll add the option to have solid or textured backgrounds

nushnuch234 - That's very strange. One thing that it could be is if you have ButtonFacade itself disabled but a buttonfacade skin still enabled. Not all skins go quietly if BF is disabled.

1) The s filter is exactly for spellstealable spells. There is a specific flag that I can ask the game client to tell me if a spell can be stolen by a mage or not. The s filter is only useful for a mage. That said, there is also a means to ask if an effect can be dispelled on your target, but it tells my warrior that I can dispel Recently Bandaged. It appears to work not so well.

2) Sure. Just try stuff! The worst that happens is you delete the filter or at the very worst you /sbf reset

3) Everything adds up. It's trite but true. Every filter you add to a frame has to be processed (well, once an effect matches a filter it doesn't keep trying the later ones in the list, but you get the idea). Every frame adds more processing for filtering and then showing the effects, updating their timers/bars, and so on. ButtonFacade is a minimal hit since the icons get skinned once and that's it.
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