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  • Updated Sep 19, 2017
  • Created Jun 6, 2009
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About NPCScan

NPCScan helps you find NPCs by scanning nameplates, minimap vignettes, and mouseover targets, with an optional dynamic targeting keybinding. Once an NPC is found by one of these methods, an on screen alert is displayed and an audio alert is played.

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Alerts will be triggered whenever a nameplate is created, if that nameplate belongs to one of the tracked NPCs. To use this feature with any reliability, the Interface->Names->Always Show Nameplates option must be turned on from the WoW Game Menu.

Dynamic Target Keybinding

NPCScan includes a key binding that will trigger a dynamically-generated targeting macro. Each time it is pressed, the key binding will trigger a /targetexact <mob name> for every tracked NPC in the current zone you are in, in addition to any custom NPC additions. This only attempts a search each time it is triggered; it is not a continuous search.

To access this feature, just set a keybind under the Key Bindings->AddOns->NPCScan->Targeting Macro section.

“Found” Alert

When an NPC is found, NPCScan alerts you by playing a loud and distinctive sound, making your screen pulse red, and displaying a Targeting Button for every NPC that is found.

Targeting Buttons

When clicked, the targeting button tries to target the NPC it depicts. You can also bind a key to trigger the newest button, in cases where multiple buttons are spawned.

Note: These buttons cannot be shown during combat. In the unlikely case that you do find a tracked NPC while fighting, the button or buttons will appear after you leave combat.


NPCScan's main options window can be accessed from the Interface Options menu. To access the NPC list and other settings, type “/npcscan”.

New sounds can be added to the alert sound dropdown menu by installing SharedMedia.

tag 749e7af888f7d62af1c6c0d7b029d0fc3050cbb1
Author:    James D. Callahan III <[email protected]>
Date:    Tue Sep 19 09:03:08 2017 -0500

commit 7869afc6f648faff4741448ec7a1f9b907ed5615
Author: James D. Callahan III <[email protected]>
Date:   Tue Sep 19 09:00:58 2017 -0500

    Add preference to ignore dead NPCs; on by default. Addresses

commit 45354bc46c71863d6bea829986f15438d98ccd63
Author: James D. Callahan III <[email protected]>
Date:   Tue Sep 19 08:15:00 2017 -0500

    Add preference to disable creation of TargetButtons. Addresses

commit 93de7dca6ea204fcd37e1fb0dd0b5410334d842b
Author: James D. Callahan III <[email protected]>
Date:   Tue Sep 19 08:12:17 2017 -0500

    Move dispatching of sensory cues from TargetButton creation to immediately upon NPC detection.

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