Squirrelnut's UI 3.x (addons listed and labeled)
I originally thought I would put this in the main 'show your ui' topic but as there is a lot to it and I figured I would included a fair amount of information a new topic seemed like it may be more useful for people in their search for a UI that appeals to them.
To start off I want to thank Ciderhelm, Satrina & Caulle as they were the main inspirations for my UI which is still a work in progress.
Originally I just tried to make everything look really good but that seemed to limit its ease of use and the whole point of a good UI is to combine both appearance but more importantly good functionality.
My UI is unique because of the monitor and resolution I play on: 2560x1600 on my 30" lcd. I believe most web-browsers automatically re-size images however if they do not or if these cause any issues for the forum please let me know and I will re-size.
Squirrelnut's UI - Raid
Squirrelnut's UI - labeled
Addon List (alphabetical - visible ones are listed in bold) - Here is a listing of the Addons which I use and find very helpful
Aloft - Nameplate addon, shows threat and various other options - Aloft - Addons - Curse
AlphaMap - Map options - AlphaMap - Addons - Curse
Atlas - Instance maps - Atlas - Addons - Curse
AtlasLoot - Instance boss drops - Atlasloot Enhanced - Addons - Curse
Auctioneer - Auction house tool and more - Auctioneer addon for World of Warcraft
Auracle - Buff / Debuff custom monitor to track the skills you want positioned where you want - Auracle (De)Buff Monitor - Addons - Curse
Bagnon - Bag management very nice to have basically turns all your bags into 1 simple window - Bagnon - Addons - Curse
Cartographer - Map and location mod - Cartographer - Addons - Curse
Chinchilla - Minimap mod for size, shape, etc - Chinchilla Minimap - Addons - Curse
CowTip - Tooltip mod with a ton of customizable information, placement, etc - CowTip - Addons - Curse
DeadlyBossMods - Raid and instance boss information and timers that can be announced to party/raid - Deadly Boss Mods :: A World of Warcraft AddOn
Digits (by Satrina) - Simple but very useful health/rage info - Digits - Addons - Curse
Dominos - Button and bar management - Dominos - Addons - Curse
ErrorRedirect - Removes the notifications such as 'Skill isn't ready' and puts them into the chat frame of your choosing. - WoW AddOns - Message Redirect - CurseForge.com
Fubar - Bar information addon with a huge amount of plugins that work with it - FuBar 3.6 - Addons - Curse & Various addon links: WoWInterface Downloads : FuBar
GraphPaper - Puts exact lines on your screen to easily line things up and hide when finished - GraphPaper : WoWInterface Downloads : Graphic UI Mods
- AmmoFu - Ammo
- BagFu - Bags
- ClockFu - Clock
- DominosFu - Dominos management
- DungeonDiFu - Dungeon difficultry management
- DurabilityFu - Durability
- FactionsFu - Factions
- FriendsFu - Friends
- GuildFu - Guild
- InnboundFu - Keeps track of your hearth location
- InstanceInfoFu - Keeps track of what instances have been done and what you are saved to
- LocationFu - Your location
- MailFu - Mail
- MCPFu - List of addons both on and off
- MicroMenuFu - replaces the WoW info bar
- MoneyFu - Keeps track of your money
- PerformanceFu - Keeps track of your ping, fps, etc
- RecountFu - Recount management
- TankInfosFu - Tank info statistics
- tcgTradeskills - Keep track of your trade skills and allow for easy management and linking
- UIReloadFu - Easily reload your UI
- VoiceFu - Keeps track of who is talking in vent etc
- VolumeFu - Volume management
Grid - Raid & Party unit frames, probably the most compact and versital unit frames mod with a TON of options. Takes some tweaking to learn how to setup just how you want. Also get some of the Grid addons to show mana bars and other stuff like that. - Grid - Addons - Curse & Grid Guide: World of Warcraft - English (NA) Forums -> Grid Users Guide
LightHeaded - Adds wowhead.com info and comments to your quest log in-game! - LightHeaded : WoWInterface Downloads : Quest/Leveling/Reputation Mods
MikScrollingBattleText - Customizable scrolling combat text - MikScrollingBattleText - Addons - Curse
Omen - Threat meter - Omen Threat Meter - Addons - Curse
OmniCC - Cooldown timers - OmniCC - Addons - Curse
Pitbull - Unit frames management (huge amount of options) - PitBull Unit Frames 3.0 - Addons - Curse
Prat - Text modification and customization option, very nice to have - WoW AddOns - Prat 3.0 - WowAce.com
Quartz - Cast bar addon with various sections such as the GCD timer which I have turned on - Quartz - Addons - Curse
Recount - Damage, healing, etc meters - Recount - Addons - Curse
SatrinaBuffFrame - Custom buff / debuff management, I have mine separated into 3 bars (one for most buffs, one for my self buffs, 1 for debuffs) - Satrina Buff Frames 3 : WoWInterface Downloads : Buff/Debuff/Spell Mods
SunnArt - Artwork and window sizing (actually changes the amount you can see on your screen similar to CBH Viewport) - Sunn - Viewport Art - Addons - Curse
Q: What is that buff addon that lets you have them up in the top left of the screen like that?
A: Satrina Buff Frame - Also note that I have debuffs shown in the top right of the screen but the only one up at the time was 'Sated' from a prior bloodlust.
Q: What raid frame is that and how is it organized?
A: Grid - it has a million options and I have some additional plugins for it such as showing mana bars and I have it set to auto-size so it shows 25, 10 or even 5 party members based on the group I am in automatically.
Q: What are the enrage and lighting timer bars?
A: Deadly Boss Mods - I placed it just to the right of any mob I fight so that I can easily see anything coming up
Q: What is the Sunder Armor, Thunder Clap & Demo Shout buff addon to the left of the target?
A: Auracle - It is very useful to have clear timers showing whether you have the needed debuffs applied to your target like sunder armor, tc, etc so I have them setup in Auracle to show those 3. When I switch to my DPS spec I replace them with one for Rend making it easy to see if something needs to be refreshed
Q: What are those rage/health bars and how are they separated like that?
A: Pitbull - I only display my character rage bar (you can't separate rage & health so this is the work-around), below I have my target (General or Thorim) and my target of target (Me) which works well since I am a tank and most things I fight should be targeting me. Thanks to Ciderhelm for the inspiration :)
Q: What is the mod that shows your health/rage numbers in green & red?
A: Satrina's Digits
Q: What makes the screen wide like that and what is the artwork? Does it cover the game so you see less?
A: SunnArt - It puts borders on the top/bottom of the screen that do not cover anything they actually allow you to see more by in effect zooming out so you simply see more to the sides without losing anything on top or bottom. The graphic I use is from the art packs you can get to go with SunnArt. This is very similar to the mod Ciderhelm uses called CBH Viewport
Q: How do you see mana bars and other things for raid members?
A: There are various modular addons you can get for grid such as mana bars. Also you can set grid to either show or hide player pets which is very helpful for encounters such as Mally where you need to see people's dragons.
Q: How do you have the action bars like that?
A: I use a bar addon called Dominos that has great features and many bars
NEW Download of Squirrelnut's UI (7/09 current version)
Some people have requested a download for this UI so I am including that link here: DOWNLOAD
**Installation - Squirrelnut UI 3.09
Thanks to Caulle who created these instructions for his UI installation
1. Go into your Warcraft Directory.
2. Back up your Interface and WTF folders.
3. Extract the Interface and WTF folders into your main WoW directory.
4. Go into the newly extracted WTF folder.
5. Open WoW and select the profile I created for the various addons listed below named "Squirrelnut_7-9"
- Rename "ACCOUNTNAME" to your account name in all caps.
- Rename "Server" to your server.
- Rename "Character" to your Character name.
** Most addon profiles can be accessed through your interface > addons menu in wow including: Auracle, Chinchilla, Dominos, MikScrollingBattleText, Omen, Prat, Recount, Satrina Buff Frames
However some addons do not appear in that list. To access them you need to use a typed / command: "/cowtip config", "/fubar config", "/grid config", "/pitbull config", "/quartz config", "sunnart config"
** Note - This is customized around a 2560x1600 resolution so it will likely be really messed up on other people's screens. Also the file is VERY large (77meg zip file) in part because of the SunnArt Artwork Packs which I had in my Addons folder. I am not sure which one I have in place so I left them all included so people can choose which one they want and can remove the others.
** Note2 - I emulated what Caulle did with his packaging structure of the interface and wtf folders as well as the installation instruction txt file. I still think people are better off simply emulating the UI on their own so that it fits their resolution but I am including this zip file anyway for those who want it.
Please leave suggestions/requests and I will try to help as I can.