BigWigs Bossmods

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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 7.0.3
  • 22,597,976 Total Downloads
  • Updated Jul 20, 2016
  • Created Mar 25, 2008
  • 7,894 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v5.1
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About BigWigs Bossmods

Introduction

Big Wigs is a boss encounter add-on. It consists of many individual encounter scripts, or boss modules; mini add-ons that are designed to trigger alert messages, timer bars, sounds, and so forth, for one specific raid encounter.

Looking for functionality that Big Wigs doesn't cover? Try these addons:

  • Little Wigs is a plugin for Big Wigs and covers all forms of 5 man and solo content.
  • Capping covers various battleground and world PvP timers.
  • oRA3 covers all sorts of raid management functionality including raid cooldowns and Battle Res counting.
  • Old content can be installed by doing a search for BigWigs on Curse and installing the appropriate expansion addon.

Help us out

Feedback

Please remember that we are always interested in hearing directly from you. About anything you want to share or ask. You may file tickets from our project page about anything, and you may also contact us on IRC; see the bottom here for details.

Open

Note that the Big Wigs project - like 99% of all add-ons hosted on wowace.com - is open for free access to anyone who cares to join. The source code is open and free, and we welcome you to participate in the future development of Big Wigs.


Features

Plug-ins

  • Messages: Can be moved, coloured, locked, outputted to all kinds of different text areas.
  • Bars: Can be moved, skinned to different textures (SharedMedia compatible), resized & also have an 'emphasis' feature to flash and move to a different anchor when they are about to expire.
  • Raid icons: Target painting (put an icon over a player that has been singled out by the boss).
  • Boss Block: Suppress Blizzard boss emotes.
  • Sound: Plays various sounds on different events (SharedMedia compatible).
  • LibDataBroker/Minimap: Button for easy access to the configuration menu, resetting running modules, and seeing what modules are active.

Extras

  • Proximity: For displaying players within a certain range on certain boss encounters.
  • Test: Test and preview your bars and warnings configuration, and move them around.
  • CustomBar: For 'pizza timers', create your own custom bars.
  • Flash: Flash the screen blue when something important happens that directly affects you, such as a debuff.
  • Clickable bars: Lets you define left/middle/right click actions for your timer bars.
  • Super Emphasise: Any encounter ability you want to be extra vigilant of, you can enable Super Emphasise to get a voiced countdown and more.

Ancient project history

Tekkub, the original BigWigs1 for Ace1 author - back in the MC days, was inspired to write BW1 after his very first raid. He was horrified by the massive amount of spam his raid leader was creating with his boss mod. Getting messages all over the place for things he didn't care about (Hunters can't dispel a curse or interrupt a heal - well, they couldn't back then). He also found that the "60 seconds until painful doom" timer messages were such a waste. Why not use a simple timer bar to show this?


Our goals

Big Wigs aims to be as efficient as possible (creating a lower memory per second footprint and using a lower amount of CPU than any other boss mod). When modules are written, every aspect of the encounter is inspected. Is add-on synchronisation required? Is target scanning required? What events are really needed? We also aim to have the latest encounter scripts released ASAP; not long after the first few attempts of a brand new boss, we usually have a working encounter script for it.


Credits

Thanks to all the wonderful people in #bigwigs on irc.freenode.net for help with transcripts, translations, libraries, etc. Visit the About screen in the Big Wigs interface options for a complete list of all authors who helped directly with source changes.

If you want to contact us on IRC, remember that all the main Big Wigs authors live in Europe, and the nature of IRC means you might not get a response for as long as 10 - yes, TEN - hours. Just stick around and eventually, someone will answer.

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r13785 | funkydude | 2016-07-20 23:43:31 +0000 (Wed, 20 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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Tagging as v5.1
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r13784 | funkydude | 2016-07-20 22:45:30 +0000 (Wed, 20 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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Loader: Different fix for preventing WoD addon messages showing.
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r13783 | funkydude | 2016-07-20 22:31:06 +0000 (Wed, 20 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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Loader: Don't show incorrect messages about the WoD addon
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r13782 | funkydude | 2016-07-20 22:14:30 +0000 (Wed, 20 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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Bars: Revert "Change the pull countdown to print just numbers."
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r13780 | funkydude | 2016-07-19 21:57:45 +0000 (Tue, 19 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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Loader: remove old version compat code
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r13779 | funkydude | 2016-07-19 21:42:14 +0000 (Tue, 19 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Core/BigWigs_Core.toc
   M /trunk/Draenor/BigWigs_Draenor.toc
   M /trunk/HellfireCitadel/BigWigs_HellfireCitadel.toc
   M /trunk/Highmaul/BigWigs_Highmaul.toc
   M /trunk/Loader.lua
   M /trunk/Options/BigWigs_Options.toc
   M /trunk/Plugins/BigWigs_Plugins.toc

toc bumps
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r13778 | nebula169 | 2016-07-19 20:28:10 +0000 (Tue, 19 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Nighthold/ChronomaticAnomaly.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Elisande.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Etraeus.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Guldan.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Krosus.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Skorpyron.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Telarn.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Tichondrius.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Trillax.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Cenarius.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Dragons.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/EleretheRenferal.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Ilgynoth.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Nythendra.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Trash.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Ursoc.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Xavius.lua
   M /trunk/Options/Options.lua

Let Legion modules load and tweak the headers to color properly
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r13777 | nebula169 | 2016-07-19 18:54:25 +0000 (Tue, 19 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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BossBlock: Don't error with old configs
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r13776 | nebula169 | 2016-07-19 18:51:58 +0000 (Tue, 19 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Loader.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Aluriel.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/ChronomaticAnomaly.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Elisande.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Etraeus.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Guldan.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Krosus.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Skorpyron.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Telarn.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Tichondrius.lua
   M /trunk/Nighthold/Trillax.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Cenarius.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Dragons.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/EleretheRenferal.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Ilgynoth.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Nythendra.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Trash.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Ursoc.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Xavius.lua
   M /trunk/Sounds/Heroes/license.txt

Update compat
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r13775 | funkydude | 2016-07-14 18:52:30 +0000 (Thu, 14 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Nighthold/Elisande.lua
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Fix TargetBar usage.
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r13774 | stanzilla | 2016-07-11 09:01:01 +0000 (Mon, 11 Jul 2016) | 1 line
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add Gul'Dan and Elisande engage IDs
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r13773 | elvador | 2016-06-27 21:00:30 +0000 (Mon, 27 Jun 2016) | 1 line
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ChronomaticAnomaly: TimeBomb say fix
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r13772 | elvador | 2016-06-26 09:16:45 +0000 (Sun, 26 Jun 2016) | 1 line
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Kormrok: Fixed fallback timers for Foul Crush
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r13771 | elvador | 2016-06-24 12:03:29 +0000 (Fri, 24 Jun 2016) | 1 line
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Kormrok: Add fallbacks for Explosive Burst and Foul Crush
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r13770 | elvador | 2016-06-20 22:53:08 +0000 (Mon, 20 Jun 2016) | 1 line
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Krosus, Telarn: Fix typo
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r13769 | elvador | 2016-06-15 19:59:58 +0000 (Wed, 15 Jun 2016) | 1 line
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   M /trunk/Nightmare/Cenarius.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/Dragons.lua
   M /trunk/Nightmare/EleretheRenferal.lua

Add remaining engage ids
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