Tidy Plates

81 - plates switching names

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Curse Client, Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1

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The names on my tidy plates are swapping or not having the character targets name in pvp

Installed Addons

_NPCScan - _NPCScan _NPCScan.Overlay - _NPCScan.Overlay Ace3 - Release-r1032 AtlasLoot Enhanced - v6.04.03 Auctionator - Version 2.9.7 BadKitty - BadKitty 2.1.6 Bagnon - 4.2.5 Bartender4 - 4.4.19 BigWigs Bossmods - r8526 Blood Shield Tracker - 0.11 Clique - v40200-1.4.0 Combo Points Redux - 2.2.2 Deadly Boss Mods - Deadly Boss Mods 4.92a-r6090 DroodFocus - DroodFocus 4.3.6 Elkano's BuffBars - 2.3.1 - r166 EnergyWatch Reborn - 4.3.0 ForteXorcist - v1.975.5 Gatherer - 3.2.4 GladiatorlosSA - r35 Gladius - v2.0.16-beta Grid - GridIndicatorCornerIcons - r63 GridManaBars - v1.04-toc4.2 GridStatusChimaeron - GridStatusChimaeron 0.3 GridStatusHots - GridStatusTankCooldown - v1.6 LoseControl - LoseControl 4.21 Magic Runes - 1.0.84 MailOpener - v1.2.14 MikScrollingBattleText - v5.5.106 Omen Threat Meter - v3.1.4 OmniCC - 4.2.muffin1 Power Auras Classic - 4.21 Prat 3.0 - r871 Quartz - 3.0.7 Recount - v4.2.0e release RSA - Raeli's Spell Announcer - v2.818 SexyMap - v1.2.4 Shadowed Unit Frames - v3.3.6 SpellAlerter - v2.15 Tidy Plates - 6.3.3 TomTom - v40200-1.4.2 TotemTimers - 10.4.3

User When Change
danltiger Jul 26, 2011 at 21:09 UTC Changed status from Replied to Fixed
dcemuser Jul 16, 2011 at 22:48 UTC Changed status from Waiting to Replied
danltiger Jul 16, 2011 at 18:48 UTC Changed status from Accepted to Waiting
danltiger Jul 16, 2011 at 18:47 UTC Changed status from New to Accepted
AllannahIncite Jul 14, 2011 at 18:56 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of danltiger danltiger Jul 23, 2011 at 10:37 UTC - 0 likes


    SHORT VERSION: Uninstall, and then Re-install Tidy Plates

    LONG VERSION: Tidy Plates 6.3.2 improved the handling of combat log data through the debuff widget, but also became more sensitive to malformed data packets, which have increased since WoW 4.2. The malformed data caused problems when calling the GetSpellInfo() function. This causes a break in the nameplate refresh cycle, which interrupts the update process. Since nameplates are recycled, the user would see the last good name that was associated with that frame. Users with "Show LUA Errors" turned-off don't see the error report, only the name problem.

    After the bug became known, TP 6.3.2 was removed from circulation.

    Version 6.3.3 fixed the bug, but for some folks, the Curse client is not updating important files. I don't know if this is due to the removal of TP 6.3.2 (which might have confused the client), but the remedy is to remove the addon, and then reinstall. Only the core addon needs to be refreshed; You don't need to reinstall 3rd-party themes (like Threat Plates).

  • Avatar of danltiger danltiger Jul 23, 2011 at 10:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @Aratar: Go

    Please read the other comments (especially the one just prior to yours).

  • Avatar of Aratar Aratar Jul 22, 2011 at 15:23 UTC - 0 likes

    same issue here. Extremely annoying ;)

  • Avatar of danltiger danltiger Jul 21, 2011 at 11:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @Twinsen01: Go

    You may have to force the Curse Client to re-install, or uninstall and then re-install.

    Whole blocks of code were removed and replaced in 6.3.4. Line 550 no longer has anything to do with the GetSpellInfo() function. If you open up TidyPlates\widgets\DebuffWidget.lua, and look at line 550, this is what you should see:

    raidicon = unit.raidIcon

    if you see...

    CurrentDebuff.name = GetSpellInfo(tonumber(spellid) or 0)

    ...your copy has not been properly updated. I don't know why this is happening, but it is certainly out of my control.

  • Avatar of Twinsen01 Twinsen01 Jul 21, 2011 at 09:15 UTC - 0 likes
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\TidyPlates\widgets\DebuffWidget.lua line 550:
       GetSpellInfo(): Invalid spell slot
       [C]: ?
       [C]: GetSpellInfo()
       TidyPlates\widgets\DebuffWidget.lua:206: ?()

    Had same issues. Curse client was telling me it's 6.3.4 (Modified)

  • Avatar of Gjerdesmett Gjerdesmett Jul 17, 2011 at 17:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Worked perfectly after updating to the latest version 6.3.4.

  • Avatar of danltiger danltiger Jul 17, 2011 at 10:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Make sure you've got "Display LUA Errors" turned on; I suspect that this issue is related to either...

    1. The GetSpellInfo, Invalid Spell Slot error that started popping up, OR 2. Curse updater issues.

    The GetSpellInfo error was fixed in 6.3.3, but the updater is still having trouble with it.

    Also, you could try disabling the debuff widget to see if there's some effect.

  • Avatar of museerouge museerouge Jul 17, 2011 at 00:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I have had this problem both before and after reinstalling 6.3.4 (it originally said "Modified" and now says "Recently Updated"). It happens in both PvE and PvP. If I toggle Enemy Nameplates off and back on with my WoW hotkey, it will sometimes restore some of the missing nameplates and sometimes remove nameplates that were there to begin with. If I keep repeatedly toggling it off and back on enough times (upwards of a dozen), it eventually displays all of the missing plates (after doing an odd blinking-Christmas-tree-lights sort of thing for a bit). The cycle then repeats sometime later, when I notice that a new group of enemies' plates aren't all displaying and mash the toggle key until either I get them all back up or my friends have killed them all.

  • Avatar of dcemuser dcemuser Jul 16, 2011 at 22:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Mine says Modified on the Curse Client too (having the same issue). Going to update it to see if that fixes it.

  • Avatar of eqhullabaloo eqhullabaloo Jul 15, 2011 at 15:58 UTC - 0 likes

    for anyone having this issue try re-downloading 6.3.3 with the curse client. I too had this issue and when looking at Tidy Plates in curse client it was showing i had the latest version but that it was "modified". I'm assuming this means there was some issue with the original 6.3.3 version that was uploaded to curse, but then the author re-uploaded the addon with the same version number.

    TLDR: Force curse to re-install 6.3.3 and it will probably fix the issue.


Last updated
Mar 30, 2012
Jul 14, 2011
Fixed - Developer made requested changes. QA should verify.
Defect - A shortcoming, fault, or imperfection
Medium - Normal priority.

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