1/2/2011 - v22.214.171.124 released. Fixes problem with tooltip dialog disappearing after closing AlphaMap window.
1/2/2011 - v126.96.36.199 released. Fixes native support for Gatherer!
1/2/2011 - v188.8.131.52 released. Fixes Orgrimmar map problem.
1/1/2011 - v184.108.40.206 released. Integrated with QuestHelper2
10/22/10 - v220.127.116.11 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.
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
FEATURES NOT TO MISS
- 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)
FEATURES IN MORE DETAIL
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.