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About Ikarus

Ikarus v2.1.9


  • Ikarus is a fully configurable replacement of (nearly) all available UnitFrames in Runes of Magic
  • You can easily create your own, custom interface in a few clicks
  • It shows you a lot of information you could never see without any addon

You can get the information you want, displayed the way you want it and most of all, exactly where you want it! Setting up a custom layout is fairly easy when using the Ikarus configuration menu available via the minimap button. All properties are bundled in handy sections and you can access them unit by unit.

to see some examples, plz view the screenshots below


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  • UnitFrames supported so far
    • Player (with psi-bar)
    • Player-Pet
    • Target of Player-Pet
    • Target
    • Target of Target
    • Target of Target of Target
    • Party
    • Party Targets
    • Targets of Party Targets
    • Party Pets
    • General Castbar
    • General Target Castbar
  • General Unit-Frame features
    • individual castbar
    • 3 statusbars with 5 textfields each
    • 4 outside text fields
    • free selectable screen anchor
    • spell-icon for castbars
    • define frame strata and frame level for every unit frame to create overlapings
    • create own iconsets (currently not that much variety -.-) and assign them to unit frames
    • dummy mode for quick preview of all settings and for easier setup
    • orientation and alignment of party (party target, party tot) adjustable
    • define global custom colors for all classes and mana types
    • buff and debuff frame:
      • up to 40 icons each
      • count and duration texts freely movable in every icon
      • left time visualizable like standard cooldown
      • complex arrangement for icons within the buff or debuff frame
      • filters own buffs/debuffs on unit or that you could possibly have caused
    • buff and debuff highlighting:
      • non filtered buffs can be greyed out or shrinked
      • filtered buffs can be enlarged or highlighted by border
    • 8 or 9 icons depending on the UnitFrame to show at:
      • raid/party leader
      • loot master
      • pvp state
      • channel on player frame
      • disconnect on party member frame
      • main class
      • subclass
      • boss/elite
      • death
      • assistant
    • fully resizable (Width&Height)
    • draggable
    • docking support (Each Frame can be docked on another one, so it will be moved around with it)
    • at any time exchangable for original RoM frames
    • freely scalable from 0.5 to 2.0 besides RoM UI scaling
    • auto-formatting for numeric values on text fields (shortened e.g. 2k instead of normal 2000)
    • transparency adjustable for all components
    • background frame with selectable texture and color
    • mighty script framework:
      • define up to 8 script actions per frame (combinations of alt/shift/ctrl key and left/right mouse button)
      • choose from predefined options such as targeting,open_config,unit_dropdown,toggle_dummy)
      • or define your own scripts with the full power of lua!
      • more then 20 special variables and functions available for your custom scripts to create compact and performant code (such as quick buff lookups, cast checks, lowest party hp requests, etc...)
      • option to keep your current target while performing whatever script action on other units
    • even more powerfull unit highlighter framework:
      • create unlimited (well... almost unlimited.. limit somewhere around 80...) unit highlighters
      • define unlimited (see above) conditions per highlighter
      • freely choose priority for certain highlight conditions
      • choose between 3 flashing modes (e.g. flash_frame, flash_border...) or just show the highlight border permanently
      • set individual colors for every condition
      • again you get the full power of 100% freely designable lua code for your expressions with the same set of helpful variables and functions mentioned above
      • quickly change between highlighters since they are defined globally for all units
    • performance settings for every unit:
      • decide how events should be handled
      • define minimal interval for update cycles
      • handle redundant events within freely definable intervals
    • ui-cache for every visible component:
      • stores last set values
      • discards unnecessary calls to widget methods
      • prevents fps drops caused by redundant attempts to set the same values multiple times
    • all objects hidable, including single bars, labels, icons, portraits etc
  • Each label has the following features
    • custom font type,size, weight and outline
    • support for IUC-Tags and color tags (see below)
    • custom color (including transparency!)
    • support for colorizers (see below)
    • custom location within certain bounds
  • Each bar has the following features
    • customizable in height via weight property
    • custom texture (pick out of more than 50 textures available at the moment!)
    • custom color (including transparency!)
    • support for colorizers (see below)
    • support for RoM class colors
    • support for WoW class colors
  • Config menu features
    • real time preview while in config menu
    • slider values changeable with MouseWheel for better precision
    • displaying of complete config or just a unit specific snapshot
    • import complete setting blocks from other units
    • tree-view for maximum overview
    • menu minimizable to have a better overview on the screen
    • menu fully zoomable (shift+mousewheel on the titlebar)
    • minimize config frame via minimize-button
    • move frame around via shift+leftclick on the titlebar


Unzip the attached archive file and copy the folders "Ikarus" and "AA_PatchWork" to "Runes of Magic\Interface\AddOns". If those folders are missing or have another name, create or rename them so their names fit exactly.

After starting the game, a dialog right in the middle of your screen should appear and welcome you to the install wizard. Follow the steps and set up your first profile. When finished your normal unit frames should disappear and instead the Ikarus frames should be visible together with the Ikarus minimap button.

When starting the game with a character unknown to ikarus you will get another dialog asking you whether you want to use Ikarus on this char or not. If you decide to use Ikarus you can select an existing profile for this char or create a new one with a custom name.


To enter the Configuration menu, please left-click on the minimap button. There you can set up every single option you need. To get additional information for a certain option, right-click on the name of the option on the right panel of the config window. A small tooltip will appear telling you (more or less) helpful infos. To close the tooltip just click it or move the cursor out of it.

Profile Handling

Unlike Ikarus 1.09 the new 2.0 version has some optimizations built in regarding the way profiles are stored in the SaveVariables.lua file. When asked to save the current profile Ikarus now runs a complete deep search through the profile table looking for entries that have changed in relation to the default settings. Only those values will then be stored in the Ikarus_VARS profile table. So you get a very compact config table that can easily be extracted and shared with other users. When loading a profile from the profile list Ikarus merges those values with it's default config to create a complete and up2date config table.

Minimap Button

The role of the Ikarus minimap button has changed in many ways:
It now features a popup displaying latest informations about your profile and the state of Ikarus as well as a right-click menu that provides access to some very important function:

Displays the name of the profile currently in use and another list where you can quickly change between profiles
Shows the language currently used by Ikarus and a list to change between available languages
Lock Character
Opens the lock wizard dialog that will guide the user through the process of locking the current character, i.e. disabling Ikarus for that char. It is also possible to directly delete the profile for the current character within this wizard if desired.
Rename Profile
Opens the rename wizard that will let the user choose a new name for the current profile, updating all entries in the profile index.
Delete Profile
Opens the deletion wizard to let the user delete the current profile, whereupon the character will automatically be locked.
New Profile
Opens the profile wizard that will give the options to create a completely new profile or derive one from an already existing one.
Merge Profile
Merge two profiles and save the result in a new profile or overwrite an existing one.
Import Profile
Load a profile or presets from a file in the 'profiles' folder.
Export Profile
Serialize an existing profile into textual form and save it a file for backup or share it with others.

In case the current character should be locked the minimap button features no right-click menu but opens the unlock wizard instead of the config menu when left-clicking on it. So a locked character can be unlocked in just a few clicks.

In addition shift+left-click on the Ikarus minimap button will call ReloadUI() which causes your profile to being saved right away (as long as RoM does not honor you with the almighty crit). Attention: By using ReloadUI you will loose your currently saved private channels!

Bugs / Problems

Before reporting a bug or a problem, make sure that Ikarus and AA_PatchWork are the only AddOns installed and placed in directory Interface\AddOns\, so you can reproduce the bug/problem without any other AddOns!
When experiencing a bug take a screenshot of the error message if one is displayed. In addition, go to the config menu in Global - General and set the log level to 'debug'. A lot of debug-spam will be send to your default chat frame. Copy the last few dozen lines befor your error occured if you can reproduce it or take a screenshot of them. Attach those files to your bugreport to help us find the nasty little insect ;)

Please report bugs and problems only through the ticket system on curseforge.com and not in the comments!

IkarusUnitFrameCode [IUC]

Ikarus uses a simple formatting code (called IUC), very similar to common BB-Code. Keywords are enclosed by brackets (then called 'Tag'), eg "[LEVEL]" will result in the level of the corresponding unit to be displayed at the given text position. There is no actual limitation to the number of tags used per text, however massive use will result in slow processing!

The following tags are supported by now (some of them will work only at certain unit frames):

Unit tags

The name of the unit
The unit's race (elf or human)
The name of the unit's master (for pets)
The primary class level of the unit
The secondary class level of the unit
The primary class of the unit
The secondary class of the unit
The first character of the CLASS string
The first character of the SCLASS string
The current psi points of the player
The current HP of the unit
The current maximal HP of the unit
The relative HP of the unit, eg. the current percentage, as a plain integer
A complete health string: "HP / HP_MAX (HP_REL%)"
The difference between current HP and unit's max HP
The current MP of the unit
The current maximal MP of the unit
The relative MP of the unit, eg. the current percentage, as a plain integer
A complete mana string: "MP / MP_MAX (MP_REL%)"
The type of mana used by the main class
The current skill dependent points of the unit
The maximal skill dependent points of the unit
A complete skill string: "SP / SP_MAX (SP%)"
The type of mana used by the sub class
The type of the unit, one of the following: PLAYER, NPC, MOB, ELITE, BOSS
The unit's title
The unit's state: Alive or Dead
The name of the unit's target
The frame's unit

Castbar tags

The current spell's name
The total cast time of the current spell (does not include delay)
The total cast time of the current spell (includes delay)
The time spent to cast the spell so far
The time left for completion of the current spell
The progress in casting the current spell

Game tags

The most recent ping value
The current frame rate
The current zone ID
The name of the current zone

Color tags

Use one of the predefined color tags below in the form [RED]text[/RED]

  • white
  • black
  • red
  • green
  • blue
  • orange
  • yellow
  • brown
  • purple
  • grey
  • pink
  • berry
  • lilac
  • khaki
  • mint
  • peach
  • caramel
  • cyan
  • ruby

[COLOR:xxxxxx]text[/COLOR] define a custom color 'xxxxxx' in hex code

Color tags on labels will be handled in a most performant way. Precompiled text containing only regular IUC-tags will be stored for every label on the unit frame so that later operations do not need to replace the color tags again and again.


In Addition to IUC, Ikarus supports automatic color selection via the colorizer property. A colorizer can be applied to almost every object that can be colored,e.g. statusbars, labels...

The following colorizers are available by now (some of them will work only at certain unit frames):

Unit Colorizers

Uses the RoM difficulty table to select color (depends on lvl difference)
Uses the RoM relation table (color depending on how "friendly" the unit is)
Fades the color from green to red depending on relative health
Color selection depending on colors defined in custom color section of global delegate
Color selection depending on RoM system class color
Color selection depending on RoM system class color for secondary class
Same as CLASS, but with WoW colors

Script Support

All script or expression textfields can handle complex lua code as mentioned above. In expression fields you can write a complex boolean expression that will be evaluated when checking the state of a highlight condition.

The following variables and functions can be used inside a script field (of course you have access to all fields in the global environment '_G'):

The delegate itself, i.e. Ikarus' handler object for this unit.
The delegate's unit (e.g. 'player').
The unit related to the delegate's castbar ('player' on the general castbar, nil on some others).
The current total health of the unit.
The current relative health of the unit.
The maximum health of the unit.
The total difference between the unit's current and maximum health.
The relative difference between the unit's current and maximum health.
The total amount of the last change in health of the unit.
The amount of the last change in health of the unit relative to its maximum health.
The current mana for the unit, if one of it's classes uses mana, 100 otherwise.
The current total mana for the unit, if one of it's classes uses mana, 100 otherwise.
The current relative mana for the unit, if one of it's classes uses mana, 100 otherwise.
True if the unit is targeting the player.
True if the player is targeting the unit.
True if the unit is assisting the player (targeting his target).
True if the unit is declared dead.
True in case the unit can be attacked by the player.
True in case the unit cannot attack the player.
True if the player himself is in active combat state
True if the unit has the lowest current health amongst all party members.
hasbuff(name [,...])
Returns true if there exists a buff on the unit whose name is equal to one in the list. If no buff is specified it returns true if there exists at least one buff on the unit.
hasdebuff(name [,...])
Returns true if there exists a debuff on the unit whose name is equal to one in the list. If no debuff is specified it returns true if there exists at least one debuff on the unit.
hasbuffs(name [,...])
Returns true if there exist all specified buffs on the unit. If no buff is specified it returns true.
hasdebuffs(name [,...])
Returns true if there exist all specified debuffs on the unit. If no debuff is specified it returns true.
casting(name [,...])
Returns true if the unit is casting a spell that matches one of the given names. If no name is specified it returns true if the unit is casting anything.
mycast(name [,...])
Returns true if the player himself is casting a spell whose name matches one in the list. If no name is specified it returns true if the player is casting anything.
isclass(class [,...])
Returns true if the unit's class matches one of the given class names (does not check secondary class!).

A possible useful condition for a highlighter could then look like one of the following:

on party frame
assisting & casting("Heal","Urgent Heal")
this will highlight all party members healing the same target as the player himself
on party frame
!hasbuffs("Amplified Attack","Grace of Life","Magic Barrier")
this will highlight party members that lack one of the specified buffs
3 different conditions
hprel<75 hprel<50 hprel<25
combined with different colors and flashing modes this will warn you very obviously when a unit's health drops rapidly.

Other than expression fields the textfields in the scripts section of every unit have no restrictions regarding the type of input made to them. You can enter multiple lua expressions separated by semicolon.
In addition to the above variables and functions you get some extra function in this type of textfields:

Attempts to cast the specified spell and returns true if there was no cooldown on it.
Uses an item specified by the given name.

For example you could create the following scripts:

this will just cast a simple reg on the unit
if hpdiff>7000 then cast("Quick Heal") else cast("Regenerate") end
this will cast a quick heal on the unit in case it is severly injured or just put a simple reg on it otherwise

If you used the 'Lock Target' feature and for some reason do not want Ikarus to switch back to your previous target you can include a 'return true' statement in your script handler to tell Ikarus you want to stay on the unit related to this script field (e.g. 'if hasbuff(...) then cast("something") else return true end').

Cool stuff shipped along with PatchWork

PatchWorks features 2 little minigames that might shorten your time while waiting in instances or when you're just bored of everything else (minimizing the game windows causes the minigame to pause).


This is a simple implementation of the good old minesweeper you know from windows. Click the start button and begin scanning the fields for mines. The number on a field tells you the amount of mines on all close-by fields. You can mark or unmark a field as mine by rightclicking it. Start the game via shlash-command "/rsweeper <mode>" or "/runesweeper <mode>" where '<mode>' may be one of 'easy', 'medium' or 'hard', the default value is 'easy'.


Quick to use implementation of the popular sudoku game. For a general description of sudoku check wikipedia or other info pages. Leftclicking an unset cell activates the corresponding candidate, leftcklicking on a marked candidate again sets it as chosen number for this cell. Right now there are no help options build in, so you are on your own ;) Start the game via shlash-command "/sudoku <mode>" where '<mode>' may be one of 'easy', 'medium' or 'hard' or the number of fields you want to be revealed at startup.

Feature Requests, Contact and other Stuff

If you have the one and only most uber imba idea for improving Ikarus or in case you want to provide additional graphics for bar textures, icons, highlight borders or something else don't hesitate to contact me via email.

Ikarus - ChangeLog


v2.1.9 (30.06.2012)
- no more xml-files (ikarus now using PatchWork's dynamic widget lib)
- new internal frame handling and spam in global namespace reduced from about 12,5k entries down to 4
- issue with portrait's default texture fixed
- re-enabled FRAME_LEVEL options
- multiline editor for text input in config menu
- new flag 'infight' for script sections
- added dwarf class color
- added psibar to player frame (with new bar texture 'Sixth')
- new IUC-tag 'PSI' displaying the current psi points
- introduced tips-dialog to display tips at start
- added skills for champion/warlock to pw.data

v2.0.8 (29.07.2011)
- fixed jumping of anchors when using scale != 1 in combination with drag&drop.
- fixed buff highlighting caused by colored combat log messages
- rogue buff/skill ids fixed
- moved some caching stuff to pw.cache
- added slash command handler /ikarus to access config menu.
- added colorizer SEC_CLASS using the ROM color of the secondary class.

v2.0.7-beta (05.03.2011)
- fixed big bug in export function: cleanup and retain operations were performed on the original config table (now on a raw copy).

v2.0.6-beta (05.03.2011)
- general castbars now loading font types properly
- FREE_SPACE option added to SKILLBAR_POLICY enabling the health- and manabar to share the space of the skillbar in case mana and skyll type are equal.
- skillbar policy handler improved in terms of performance.
- added mounts to skill-db, so their icons will show up in the SPELL_ICON of a castbar.
- added castbar for all petframes.
- new folder in Ikarus directory named 'profiles' storing backups and presets.
- introduced import and export facilities accessible on the minimap button.
- presets for qUnit-style and the development team's profiles.

v2.0.5-beta (28.02.2011)
- added wider range support to x and y offset config entry on frames with fixed parents.
- several new buff and skill ids and some loka fixes
- fixed 'cancel init dialog causes loss of settings'-bug.
- added SKILLBAR_POLICY option to GENERAL section of all units.
- HIDE_PORTRAIT in highlighter section now is taking effect.
the following changes only affect PatchWork and are mentioned here since PW is not yet released as a standalone project:
- added minigame 'RuneSweeper' accessible via console command '/rsweeper <mode>' or '/runesweeper
    <mode> mode can be one of easy, medium or hard (default is easy), have phun ;)
- added minigame 'Sudoku' (primarily for Aurelya) accessible via console command '/sudoku <mode>'
    <mode> can be one of easy, medium or hard or a number counting initially filled cells.

v2.0.4-beta (29.11.2010)
- highlighter section importable now
- when switching profile, the current one gets saved before the switch is performed
- added autosave: ikarus now checks every 10 minutes for changes and saves profile in background if required.
    ATTENTION: This does NOT make the relog/reload obsolete in terms of a 'secure' save process! The autosave function only works on the Ikarus_VARS table, it does NOT store the profiles in the SaveVariables.lua file!
- added IUC tag options for NAME: numeric value defines the maximum number of characters before shortening the string
- fixed 'lost profile switch on relog'-bug.
- removed double call to 'Save' when switching profile.
- added shortening IUC tag option to MASTER and SPELL_NAME as well.
- added customization options for font type, outline and weight.
- added new 'Appearance' section to global and unit settings: handles global/frame specific font/texture/number_format stuff.
- moved global texture and custom color settings into new 'Appearance' section, so be aware, that some settings regarding those sections might be lost and require a new setup!

v2.0.3-beta (21.11.2010)
- removed FRAME_LEVEL option on all units
- event handling on target castbar fixed
- UIParent now default parent for all unit frames
- fixed 'Fifths' and 'Fourths' bar texture
- fixed general player/target castbar's dummy issue
- fixed maxhp-bug (negative values) in PW.units' mobDB
- added option for profile merging to minimap dropdown menu
- fixed problem with low blow and blind spot (rogue/knight)

v2.0.2-beta (18.11.2010)
- fixed highlighting bug that kept border from being shown under some circumstances
- removed 'Screen Anchor' option from all units whose frame is bound to another unit's frame
- fixed guid-nil error in PW.units
- added check for cyclic DOCKING relations: when you create a cyclic docking-relation the frame on which you made the critical change will use it's screen anchors instead of the docking settings.
- reworked skill/buff id resubstitution in ISL.lua
- restricted frame coord values to int
- removed shortening feature of config frame's path buttons
- added script fields: mp, mpmax, mprel
- added freely movable target castbar

v2.0.1-beta (17.11.2010)
- thousands separator function fixed
- language error fixed (ENEU will now be loaded as default language in case the current locale is not supportet)

v2.0.0-beta (17.11.2010)
- open beta candidate


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