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  • Rift
  • 28 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 1.9
  • 13,622 Total Downloads
  • Updated Jan 20, 2017
  • Created Sep 12, 2011
  • 12 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: v1.4.3

About StarTip-Rift

StarTip-Rift : Tooltips from the Outer Rift.

StarTip-Rift is is a tooltip addon. It only tries to reproduce the unit tooltip. You can customize by installing a new profile addon that you or someone else writes. Examples exist within the StarTip directory: StarTipDefault and StarTipNatural. You can copy/paste the entire folder to your Addons folder to get started. You'll have to give it a name though, let's say HopeBound.

Here's an example to give you a feel:

To load it, type: /startip profile YourProfileName

Type /startip for options, including configurations, proiles, CPU information, ...

Note that StarTip comes with two profiles: Default and Natural.

If you are unhappy with Default, then type: /startip profile Natural

If you wish to create your own profile using this profile as a template, then it's really easy. Check the file StarTipNatural.lua and adjust what you need to customize as you wish. Look under StarTip-Rift's Libs directory and note the LibScriptable-1.0 directory. Look under this directory, and you'll see LibScriptablePlugins-1.0. From there view all the various functions in the sub directories. This is your execution environment organized. The LibScriptablePluginUnit-1.0.lua file is where you might want to start.

Each run environment for each Lua script executed has a couple of special members and variables. Such as _G if you wish to reach the overall script environment. And you have 'self'. And 'unit'. Then everything included from the plugin directory.

Note that each instance of StarTip starts off with a _G, and that is the main script environment. However, we use a special table for each Lua script's environment, and _G doesn't point to that table, but rather to Rift's UI interface script environment, where Inspect.Unit.Detail exists.. So you could call '_G.StarTip:IterateModules()' or '_G.UI.CreateFrame()'. I've tried to add everything from Rift's _G into the user's Lua script's global environment, but I may have missed some things. This is what '_G' is for at this point.

I'm always in #riftuidev on, or use this addon's comments to ask questions.

tag v1.4.3
Scott Sibley <>
2012-09-24 04:08:18 -0500



Scott Sibley:
    - Add @[email protected] keyword to the toc file's version field.
    - Bug fix. Toggling animations should work now.

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