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1/2/2011 - v4.0.3.1 released. Fixes problem with tooltip dialog disappearing after closing AlphaMap window.

1/2/2011 - v4.0.3.0 released. Fixes native support for Gatherer!

1/2/2011 - v4.0.2.1 released. Fixes Orgrimmar map problem.

1/1/2011 - v4.0.2.0 released. Integrated with QuestHelper2

10/22/10 - v4.0.1.11 released.

10/18/10 - Received assistance from Anondev. Thanks. Alphamap is now compatible with V4.0 due to the efforts of Anondev.

2/18/2010 - Figured out how to allow separate setting per character. Still working on other issues.

1/18/2010 - Due to real life, I find I have very little time to try to learn this addon, and fix bugs/problems. I will continue to work on it, but if someone has time, and the knowledge to work on this, let me know. Thanks, Dalewake.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Telic has retired and has allowed me the honor of trying to follow in his footsteps. Telic has done an awesome job with this addon since he took over from the original author. Since I do not have the same style, and have somewhat limited resources, I am going to start Alphamap3. Be patient as I am learning how to make all this work from basically ground zero. Thanks, Dalewake.

AlphaMap v3.76.30100

Compatible with QuestHelper v0.46 and later

Includes Maps for Instances, Battlegrounds, & World Bosses, and the major non-Instance Cave systems

Basically, AlphaMap is a scalable, moveable, transparent WorldMap that the user can have on screen while they continue to play and interact with the world.

Move the AlphaMap by holding down Control & Alt keys, and moving via the yellow movement bars at the top and bottom of the map.

Supported by PartySpotter, and MozzFullWorldMap(Fan's Update).

Native support for MapNotes, Gatherer, MetaMapNotes, CTMapMod, FlightMap, AtlasLoot, and NotesUNeed

See Patch Notes / Change History for specific details of functional changes/bug fixes


- World Map replacement mode via the 'Mouse Interaction' checkbox in the Miscallaneous Tab of the Options. ALT-Clicking on the AlphaMap will allow you to zoom in/out via left/right clicks. Without the <Alt> key pressed, then AlphaMap will remain invisible to the mouse as per current functionality.

- World Map 'Compact' veiwing mode, which will trim the world map, and only show explorable areas; so that keeping the map up on screen uses even less space. The 'Standard'/'Compact' veiwing modes can be switched via a key binding. NOTE : A side affect of this will mean that characters won't see areas they haven't discovered yet. If you would like to use Compact viewing mode, but STILL be able to see ALL areas in the current Map, you will need to install 'MozzFullWorldMap (Fans Update)'

- Special Battlefield options for reporting positions and incoming. (Note that the Raid Group numbered icons in the pictures are only available with the 'PartySpotter' AddOn installed)


High Quality Instance Maps :

lots of options allowing you to change the scale, alpha, the display of notes, note backgrounds, map background, Instance Header and Footer information, instance legend, the ability to change the colour of the note and/or map backgrounds. Compatible with the latest versions of AtlasLoot (v1.60 and later). Atlas not required if you need to save memory. Instance settings are saved separately to the World Map settings, so you don't have to change the way AlphaMap is displayed every time you enter/exit an Instance. Or, save all Instance map settings separately allowing you to have different Instance maps set to different sizes, etc. Uncheck the box on the 'Dungeons' tab of the Options frame.

High Quality BattleGround Maps :

Minimap textured maps of Battlegrounds displaying all player units, and Battleground flags/objectives. In Warsong Gulch, extra flag icons record which players have picked up which flags. Left click on a flag to target the carrier. Right click the flag to bring up a menu allowing you to report the flag's position to Raid/Party/General chat. In Arathi Basin, the number of bases required to win is displayed next to your Faction's entry point. When ever the number of bases you need to win changes, a message is sent to your chat box to inform you of this. If you have the Scrolling Combat Text AddOn installed, then this message will also be displayed in the center of the screen. Right click on bases to report the number of incoming enemy to Raid/Party/General chat. In Alterac Valley, Right click on bases to report the number of incoming enemy to Raid/Party/General chat. As per all AlphaMap maps, the scale, alpha, and position of the maps can be changed and will be saved separately from the World Map settings or the Instance map settings. Or, save all Battleground map settings independantly from each other allowing you to show the large Alterac Valley map at a smaller scale than the small Warsong Gulch map - Uncheck the box on the 'Battlegrounds' tab of the Options frame.

World Boss Maps & Instance Exteriors Caves :

For example, maps for Gnomeregan dungeon (before you enter the Instance), Dire Maul exterior, and Maraudon Exterior; And zoomed minimap style maps for the World Bosses Lord Kazzak, Azuregos, and all 4 of the Four Dragons. All these maps are capable of displaying player units, and all save their settings spearately from each other, and from the World, Instance and Battleground maps.

All the above maps have AlphaMap notes detailing key locations, mobs, etc. These notes can be clicked to do one or more of the following : Left Click - If the note leads to another map, then that map will be displayed. e.g. links between LBRS/UBRS/BWL, DM maps, etc. - If the note has Loot noted for it, a small gold coin will be displayed next to it, and left clicking will show the AtlasLoot frame Righ Click will raise a menu with several possible options - You can leave a particular map note highlighted - In Battlegrounds, there are special options for reporting the number of enemy incoming on a base, or the location of a flag carrier - If you have NotesUNeed installed, then you can open a NotesUNeed note, or Send the NotesUNeed note text to your Raid/Party/Guild. i.e. store the tactics for a particular boss in a NotesUNeed note, and then send those tactics to your Raid via the right click menu for that boss on the AlphaMap.

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  • Avatar of Rhazzledazle Rhazzledazle Feb 05, 2013 at 15:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Well I did install OmegaMap, it's good but not Alphamap, it missing details on locations for and in dungeons and their locations, bosses in them, etc. Small things but...!

  • Avatar of Rhazzledazle Rhazzledazle Sep 01, 2012 at 14:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Will there be a new version of this for 5.0.4 or MoP? I've use this map since its start, it's the best one I found and stuck with.

  • Avatar of SLOKnightfall SLOKnightfall Jul 09, 2012 at 02:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @thor1701: Go

    Try OmegaMap. It has most of the same features as AlphaMap along with some new ones.

  • Avatar of thor1701 thor1701 Jul 08, 2012 at 02:57 UTC - 0 likes

    well i guess no one is bothering to keep this addon updated anymore, what a shame it was such a good addon too

  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah Jul 02, 2011 at 15:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Write me a PM on this system (curseforge), Thor, and I will link you up with Windgazer's email, so you can discuss the issue with him. He told me he had no problems as you describe, but maybe when you talk directly with him the two of you can find out what goes wrong.

  • Avatar of thor1701 thor1701 Jul 01, 2011 at 23:44 UTC - 0 likes

    ok hopefully we will hear something soon :)

  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah Jun 28, 2011 at 14:20 UTC - 0 likes

    I will talk with Windgazer on email if he saw your post and if he had a chance to look at it.

  • Avatar of thor1701 thor1701 Jun 21, 2011 at 03:14 UTC - 0 likes

    ok i finally found the link, no unfortunately it still doesn't function with gatherer, still shows all nodes for everything, not just what your tracking and the frame rate goes way down :(

  • Avatar of thor1701 thor1701 Jun 21, 2011 at 02:00 UTC - 0 likes

    where is it? i guess i didnt see his post where he posted it?

  • Avatar of Kesitah Kesitah Jun 20, 2011 at 16:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Hmmm, seems I confused the complicated structure of chat on the other page, thought this was fixed. Note though that Windgazer is currently working on a Fan Update of Alpha Map (also including my bugfixes). I think the plan is to make gatherer support working again too. Did you try his preview of the fan update, does it still have the issue?

Should quest objectives be added to AlphaMap

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