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Date: 05-08-2013 07:20 AM
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Version: V3.06
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MCHA Options Window version 3.00. 24th June 2011
 
Description
Mouse Cursor Highlighter Advanced
version 3.06 (8th May 2013)
by Fortunis (of Laurelin)

Ever died all because you couldnt see where the mouse pointer was and unable to hit the potion or other icon needed to save you?.

Are you a healer and sometimes miss healing someone because youve lost sight of the mouse cursor?

Do you have any sight problems and you have trouble seeing where the mouse cursor/pointer is at the best of times?

Well this plugin can help remove the frustration of this.


A very limited Youtube Review by
Casual Stroll to Mordor http://youtu.be/9HRnRmD9wwU

A YouTube video of someone using MCHA with Combat Only option. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...PuUrppQ#at=202

Features-
  • NEW to v3.04 Compatible with LOTRO Plugin Compendium.
  • NEW to v3.04 Disabled the Welcome Image/Screen.
  • NEW to v3.04 Removed the Turbine Library folder. (read installation info below)
  • Components that are useless when combat swap is enabled are now greyed out.
  • Choice between 3 RGB Colour Sliders or a [Colour Picker supplied by Garan's rework of Galuhad's code].
  • An Alpha Blend and size sliders. Size = (5x5 to 600x600 pixels)
  • You have the option to enable profile swapping, depending on combat status. Select the profiles via the 2 buttons, 'In Combat = Profile#' and 'Out of Combat = Profile#'
  • 4 Blend modes to switch between via the use of the Blend Mode button.
  • 22 different image highlighters, each with transparent trim or solid trim.
  • Trim Toggle button to switch between trim opacity images.
  • Highlighter Select button that pops-up a scrollable menu of all the images in the folder(s).
  • Combat only (checkbox). For when you only want MCHA to be active in combat only.
  • 3 Profiles plus a general settings profile savable/loadable (4 total). The 3 profiles have commands so you can link them to a quickslot for fast and easy switching. (Check readme file for more info)
  • MCHA On/Off (Checkbox). Well urm yeh
  • Ability to add your own images to MCHA. Unlimited amount can be added (Check readme file for more info on how to add your images)

Screenshots-

The screenshots provided unfortunatly dont show the mouse pointer, its impossible to capture. The mouse pointer is drawn ontop of the highlighter, so isnt affected in any way by colouring. You'll need to imagine it in the center of the highlighter images, sorry.



Installation-


Unzip or drag the 'Fortunis' folder from the zip file, to 'My Documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/Plugins' folder.

MCHA requires Turbine Library installed to operate properly. If your using LOTRO Plugin Compendium (LPC) then it will update/install automatically. If your not using LPC, grab the turbine library from this thread here and place the Turbine folder inside your plugins folder. OR you can download one of my older versions of MCHA (3.03 or earlier), which has the turbine library files included.

Usage-
  • /mcha (Toggles the options menu and loads the general profile settings)
  • /mcha toggle (Toggles MCHA on and off)
  • /mcha profile1 (loads profile1 settings)
  • /mcha profile2 (loads profile2 settings)
  • /mcha profile3 (loads profile3 settings)

Adding your own images-
Check the readme file that came with the plugin for instructions. After youve made some, please share with the community here. Please note that you must follow the rules of the lotrointerface site.. i.e. no nudity images etc.



Things to do at a later time-
  • Fix any known issues.
Known Issues-
  • none

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Update v3.06
  • - Fixed the file/folder structure of the zip.
  • - Replaced the load code with the code that Garan posted in comments.

Sorry for any inconvenience. I took it that Garan sent me the full mcha zip, but he hadnt. Obviously my judgement was wrong

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Update v3.05
  • - Fixed the issue of loading/saving for German and French clients.

I had fixed this issue in version 1.01, but i guess changes in the API have broke it recently.

I personally have not tested this update as i do not play lotro anymore. Garan, a well respected plugin author, here at lotrointerface kindly made the fixes and handed me this version to update this page. So my thanks go to him for this one.

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Update v3.04
  • - Disabled the Welcome Screen
  • - Made compatible with LOTRO Plugin Compendium (LPC) [Thanks go to the author of LPC, (Lunarwtr) for sorting the files out for me]
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Update v3.03
(Pre-version3.01 - French and German client users may need to delete their MCHA.plugindata. Which can be found in documents/The Lord of the Rings/PluginData/AccountName/AllServers)
  • - Fixed- Forgot to make changes to Welcome Screen data when user clicks Welcome Screen off.
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Update v3.02 (Pre-version3.01 - French and German client users may need to delete their MCHA.plugindata. Which can be found in documents/The Lord of the Rings/PluginData/AccountName/AllServers)
  • - Altered the Welcome Screen to only show once per day per account.
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Update v3.01 (French and German client users may need to delete their MCHA.plugindata. Which can be found in documents/The Lord of the Rings/PluginData/AccountName/AllServers)
  • - Major overhaul of the code. Tidied up and split into several seperate LUA files.
  • - Fixed options window coordinate save data for French/German client compatibility.
  • - Upgraded the highlighter select menu. Now a scrollable menu.
  • - When combat swap is enabled, the components that cant be used are greyed out.
  • - The welcome load screen positions and scales itself with the size of the clients resolution.
  • - 2 more highlighter images added.
  • - Clicking Combat Only and Combat Swap checkboxes alternatly, now function correctly.
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Update v3.00
  • - Added a Colour Picker (compliments to Garan and Galuhad on this)
  • - Added a Checkbox to swap between Colour Picker or Colour Sliders
  • - Added a welcome screen which can be clicked off or you can wait several seconds for it to disappear.
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Update v2.06
  • - Fixed MCHA on/off checkbox.
  • - Added Option Window position saving. (Saves when you move the window, so not necessary to click any save buttons).
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Update v2.05
  • - Quickfixed the issue of combat only not functioning correctly, after introducing hide/show UI code.
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Update v2.04
  • - Added F12 (hide/show UI) functionality. [As requested by Emberleaf here]
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Update v2.03
  • - Blendmode now saves and loads with the 3 profiles
  • - Added 4 more image highlighters (20 total now).
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Update v2.02
  • - Fixed alignment of large highlighters when MCHA is first loaded up and before MCHA options menu has been opened.
  • - Removed bulk comments. Only save/load comments show up.
  • - Added one more highlighter image (mcha16). This is the same image as mcha9 but it has the inner part fully transparent.
  • - Combat only is now linked to the 'In Combat = Profile#' button.
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Update v2.01
  • - Fixed an error which stopped MCHA v2.0 from loading.
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Update v2.0
(All users of previous versions are advised to delete their MCHA.plugindata file. Which can be found in documents/The Lord of the Rings/PluginData/AccountName/AllServers)
  • - Added the ability to pick 2 profiles that are swapped between when the character switches between in/out of combat.
  • - Added the ability to swap between 4 different alpha blend modes, via the Blend Mode button.
  • - Altered the layout of the options menu.
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Update v1.01
(Previous users of v1.0 should remove/delete their MCHA.plugindata file. Note your settings if you wish and add them to the new MCHA.plugindata after running and saving MCHA ingame [profile saves inclusive])
  • - Changed the code for saving data. This has fixed the issues with French and German clients.
  • - Changed how (bulk) Comments on/off functions. 'Ticked', is comments on and 'not ticked', is comments off now.
  • - Tidied up mcha13 and mcha14 images.
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Archive List (Old Versions)
File Name
Version
Size
Author
Date
V3.05
1.02 MB
Fortunis
05-06-2013 08:38 AM
V3.04
1.01 MB
Fortunis
01-30-2012 12:45 PM
V3.03
1.03 MB
Fortunis
07-07-2011 05:28 AM
V3.02
1.03 MB
Fortunis
07-07-2011 05:13 AM
V3.01
1.03 MB
Fortunis
07-05-2011 09:56 AM
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Unread 03-23-2011, 06:32 AM  
Fortunis
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Please supply me with feedback to my plugin. Either here or at the released interface forum.
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Unread 03-23-2011, 02:27 PM  
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Interesting, though I'm having trouble imagining how the mouse pointer shows up, vs these color spheres. Please update screenshots soon, and thanks for the hard work!
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There are 15 different images. You can have them as their normal colouring or use the alpha and colour sliders to make them change to many different colours etc, from black to white to green to blah blah

but if you wish more screenies then i guess i could do. although im only allowed a limited amount to place on here and no matter what i do i cant take a screenshot of the mouse pointer.

Also, it would take you less time to download and insert the plugin and use it than it would me make screenies, edit them, then post hehe.

p.s. Yes i would agree that some of the highlighters are not ideal, but the beauty of this plugin, is the fact that your able to insert your own images in and get the look you want. The readme that comes with this plugin gives a little info on size and format (100x100 .tga) and the approximate opacity of the images i made and instruction on how to get them working. Noone needs to follow exactly my opacity rules, and can make them with as much opacity that suits them. There are freeware programs out there that do a good job, you dont need Photoshop. I use Gimp2 (GNU Image Manipulation Program) even though i have a copy of photoshop, look it up

Added another image to the page with a huge array of colour settings on 3 different highlighter images.

Last edited by Fortunis : 03-24-2011 at 07:22 AM.
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confused as to how to download

With most/all other plugins I clicked download, and saved to my desktop. Then I Extract All to this directory:

My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\Plugins

Can I do that with this one as well?

In the instructions it seems you're saying to extract only the Plugins folder within this download into: My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\

... but I already have a Plugins folder there, so I'm confused.

Help please.
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Re: confused as to how to download

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With most/all other plugins I clicked download, and saved to my desktop. Then I Extract All to this directory:

My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\Plugins

Can I do that with this one as well?

In the instructions it seems you're saying to extract only the Plugins folder within this download into: My Documents\The Lord of the Rings Online\

... but I already have a Plugins folder there, so I'm confused.

Help please.
Inside this zip file is the Folder 'Mouse Cursor Highlighter Advanced' and inside that is the 'plugins' folder. Everthing in this 'plugins' folder needs to be placed into your plugins folder. So you need to open the zip, rather than just extracting the whole file with the right click menu.

Sorry for the confusion. (I changed the installation instructions slightly)

Last edited by Fortunis : 04-03-2011 at 12:38 PM.
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Hey, thanks for the reply : )
So, I'm still a little unsure of what to do, and want to make sure I don't mess anything up.

Okay - I'm doing this on XP. So I double clicked on the zipped Mouse Cursor Highlighter Advanced folder on my desktop to open it up.

That gave me this as the address:
Desktop\Mouse Cursor Highlighter Advanced V1.0.zip - and a window with another folder inside titled Mouse Cursor Highlighter Advanced.

When I open that folder I see a Plugins folder inside.

When I open that Plugins folder I get these two folders inside:

Fortunis and Turbine.

Do I go Extract All when I'm looking at the screen where I see the Plugins folder, or the next one where I am looking inside the Plugins folder at the Fortunis and Turbine folders?

Sorry for being such a techno dwarf : P I don't know much about this stuff, and am just used to extracting the whole puppy into my plugins directory.

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@Maradakia - If you open up your 'my documents/The Lord of the Rings' folder (where you see plugins folder).

Your then able to drag and drop the plugins folder from the zip file into your 'my documents/The Lord of the Rings' folder. (drop over an empty section of the folder window and not over any other folder icons).

Click yes/ok on the overwrite plugins folder if you get this popup. It wont harm anything inside it and will just place all mouse cursor highlighter advanced files/folders into it.

Thats it
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hae you tryed this great plugin on the french client?
don't work...
but I find the solution , instead of .
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hae you tryed this great plugin on the french client?
don't work...
but I find the solution , instead of .
No i've not tested on any other client other than English(EU) client.

Your solution of changing a . to a , is applied to where? ...
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Hi,

I have a problem.

Each time I use the plugin the second time, I get this message:

...d of the Rings Online\Plugins\Fortunis\MCHA\Main.lua:166: Unable to parse file!

Does the Plugin works for EU?

I also installed the VindarPatch

What can I do?

Best regards from Germany
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Hi,

I have a problem.

Each time I use the plugin the second time, I get this message:

...d of the Rings Online\Plugins\Fortunis\MCHA\Main.lua:166: Unable to parse file!

Does the Plugin works for EU?

I also installed the VindarPatch

What can I do?



Best regards from Germany
Maybe your having the same problem as fudosama mentioned. He said he found solution but hasnt really replied to what he meant with his solution.

Also, did you put the turbine library in also? (the one that came with mcha)

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edit: On checking the code at line 166. It points to the problem of finding the saved data in your documents/PluginData/[AccountName]/AllServers/MCHA.plugindata

Can you verify that this is the same plugindata file path as your version of the client.

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Also, did you put the turbine library in also? (the one that came with mcha)
Yes, I did

I also deleted all plugins and re-installed them, but the Plugin doesn´t work

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edit: On checking the code at line 166. It points to the problem of finding the saved data in your documents/PluginData/[AccountName]/AllServers/MCHA.plugindata

Can you verify that this is the same plugindata file path as your version of the client.
I checked it. This is my plugindata file path:

documents/The Lord of the Rings Online/PluginData/[AccountName]/AllServers/MCHA.plugindata

Here´s my complete error message:


...Lord of the Rings Online/PluginData/[AccountName]/AllServers/MCHA.plugindata:6: ']' expected near ','
..d of the Rings Online\Plugins\Fortunis\MCHA\Main.lua:166: Unable to parse file!

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Here´s my complete error message:


...Lord of the Rings Online/PluginData/[AccountName]/AllServers/MCHA.plugindata:6: ']' expected near ','
..d of the Rings Online\Plugins\Fortunis\MCHA\Main.lua:166: Unable to parse file!
Could you copy the text/data in your MCHA.plugindata and send it to me in a private message for me to check. There seems to be something wrong with the data or how the different clients read the data.

p.s. your path is right. I forgot to put 'The lord of the rings' folder in there when i asked

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Thank you for your help, Fortunis.

I send you a pm with my MCHA.plugindata.

Best regards from Germany and have a nice weekend
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Thank you for your help, Fortunis.

I send you a pm with my MCHA.plugindata.

Best regards from Germany and have a nice weekend
Thx

As suspected the decimal points . for your german (and french) client are commas ,

so need to look into how i can fix that. for now you could change the commas to full stops to get a temporary fix. Obviously this is what fudosama was meaning.

Last edited by Fortunis : 04-08-2011 at 10:46 AM.
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