Quantcast A couple Plugins I would like to see - LoTROInterface
VGInterface.com
Search Downloads


Go Back   LoTROInterface > LotRO > General Discussion & Support > Interface Requests (L)

Reply
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 10-10-2010, 10:43 PM
DragonsReign DragonsReign is offline
The Undefeated
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
A couple Plugins I would like to see

Looking for a Gathering friendly plugin that if your selected "track" is not on your mini map and there is no blue arrow, it will cast out a scan and point you in the direction of the closest node of that type.

Also, a plugin like tonic bars but removes the original bar with 1-= and the LOTRO buttons


Thank you

DR
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Unread 10-10-2010, 10:50 PM
NuclearTonic's Avatar
NuclearTonic NuclearTonic is offline
The Undefeated
Interface Author - Click to view interfaces
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 8
Sorry, wish we could accommodate you, but we can't do either of those with the API we currently have.

We can't effect the maps, or mini-map in any way. Let alone keep track of the current "target" that you have selected (like nodes). Turbine is trying to avoid any and all things that would be used for automation or that could negatively effect another player.

As to TonicBars (since I'm the author) it would REALLY be nice to remove the original bars that come with LOTRO, but we can't do that for you. You can use a Skin to make the graphics disappear (which is what I do) and then use the Options->Quickslots to turn off quickbars that I'm not using... (and turn on TonicBars to use those! :P only a small blatant plug! ) I asked for this in the Beta.

But the thing is that we need to prove to Turbine that this is a beneficial feature. It takes time for people to develop this API and it detracts from other aspects of the game. Keep in mind, this is the FIRST time LOTRO has offered an API for plugins... so, as they improve this interface, you will see a LOT more coming out, but give it a little time.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Unread 10-10-2010, 11:28 PM
DragonsReign DragonsReign is offline
The Undefeated
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5
Cool Cool.

Thank you,
DR
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Unread 10-11-2010, 04:30 AM
daimon's Avatar
daimon daimon is offline
The Undying
Interface Author - Click to view interfaces
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Finland
Posts: 466
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragonsReign
Looking for a Gathering friendly plugin that if your selected "track" is not on your mini map and there is no blue arrow, it will cast out a scan and point you in the direction of the closest node of that type.
http://www.lotrointerface.com/forums...ead.php?t=1136
__________________
~~ DaimonUI ~~
avatar by Humon
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Unread 10-11-2010, 12:34 PM
daelic daelic is offline
The Wary
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by NuclearTonic
As to TonicBars (since I'm the author) it would REALLY be nice to remove the original bars that come with LOTRO, but we can't do that for you. You can use a Skin to make the graphics disappear (which is what I do) and then use the Options->Quickslots to turn off quickbars that I'm not using... (and turn on TonicBars to use those! :P only a small blatant plug! ) I asked for this in the Beta.
You forgot the other problem with providing a complete replacement for the default quickslots... turbine does not yet provide a way for plugins to use keybinds!

Unless you play 100% with mouse clicks, that will be a problem.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Unread 10-12-2010, 08:41 AM
Meodrid Meodrid is offline
The Wary
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by NuclearTonic
You can use a Skin to make the graphics disappear (which is what I do)
Any suggestions on a good skin?


Meo
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Unread 11-02-2010, 02:09 PM
Oliner Oliner is offline
The Undefeated
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 7
Interesting info here.

I've wanted to do an action bar plugin, sort of like Dominos for WOW. Basically hide all the original UI elements then provide action bars, a bag bar, and another button bar for things like traits, etc. These would all be independent and not have any graphics attached, per se, so that they could be moved around at will and arranged in any manner the user wished. They could also then be resized and action bars could even have the option to "scroll" via hotkeys.

Given the limitations mentioned here though, it seems that such a piece of work is simply not possible yet, especially the lack of keybindings.

As far as skins that hide the action bar graphical elements, what skins do more experienced users recommend?

Also, again as a long time WOW user, I've considered developing something like Titan Panel or Fubar, a small thin bar that can sit along the top or bottom of the screen and act as a display agent for plugins that provide information, such as current gold totals, bag space, reputation gains per session, DPS, etc.

It took the WOW community several years but they ultimately agreed on the Lib Data Broker specification for such plugins, which then allowed for the creation of Lib Data Broker display agents that would provide the displays for those informational agents.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Unread 11-02-2010, 03:26 PM
NuclearTonic's Avatar
NuclearTonic NuclearTonic is offline
The Undefeated
Interface Author - Click to view interfaces
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 8
Oliner,
I use NUI: from http://www.lotrointerface.com/downlo...ginalv3.0.html

It's alright, I'm a minimalist and I still haven't found my perfect skin, but this does the job.

That along with *cough* TonicBars and I'm a very happy camper. :P Feel free to try it out and provide some feedback.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Unread 11-03-2010, 02:54 AM
Grixal Grixal is offline
The Undefeated
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Meodrid
Any suggestions on a good skin?


Meo
This is my favorite... It's very clean:

http://www.lotrointerface.com/downlo...erCleanUI.html
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LUA Plugins ymerejremtiw3883 Interface Help (L) 21 10-04-2010 02:20 AM
A Couple of Questions Heta Lua Programming Help (L) 2 09-15-2010 04:07 AM
A couple small things... Maim XML modification help (L) 3 02-09-2010 04:30 PM
A couple skin dev questions cipher_nemo General Authoring Discussion (L) 4 04-22-2009 10:54 PM
A Couple of Quick Questions McGimp XML modification help (L) 4 03-20-2008 07:51 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:03 AM.


Our Network
EQInterface | EQ2Interface | Minion | WoWInterface | VGInterface | LoTROInterface | MMOInterface | Swtorui