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05-24-18, 06:23 PM   #1
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Personal Resource Bar: HP Color by % missing?

Hello all, I'm aware of a few addons that can achieve what I am looking for, such as KuiNamePlates, but I was wondering if any programming language guru(s) out there might know how to make a Macro / Script, or some LUA Code to make the Health on your Personal Resource Bar change color, based on % Value of missing HP? (That's the HP/MANA bar that appears directly below your character). For example:

100% = Green
75% = Green/Yellow
50% = Yellow
25% = Orange
>25% = Red

I found a similar script that does the same thing, but it's for Player Frame and Target Frame. Here is the code if it helps to give anybody an idea or starting point.

--[Color HP Bars Green at Full & Red at Low Health]
local min,max = self:GetMinMaxValues()
if not value or value<min or value>max then
-- change value to a percentage
value = (max-min)>0 and (value-min)/(max-min) or 0
-- recolor based on percentage
if value>0.5 then

Not sure if this is the correct place for this question and I apologize if it's not, but it seemed like the closest match! Any Help is greatly appreciated, and thank you in advance
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05-24-18, 07:19 PM   #2
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That should do it, up to you to check more thoroughly to see if using SetStatusBarColor on nameplates doesn't taint anything in a bad way though (and to check whether it doesn't leave random other nameplates colored wrong, but it shouldn't.)

lua Code:
  1. hooksecurefunc("CompactUnitFrame_UpdateHealth", function(frame)
  2.     if frame.optionTable.colorNameBySelection and not frame:IsForbidden() then
  3.         local healthPercentage = ceil((UnitHealth(frame.displayedUnit) / UnitHealthMax(frame.displayedUnit) * 100))
  5.         if C_NamePlate.GetNamePlateForUnit(frame.unit) == C_NamePlate.GetNamePlateForUnit("player") then
  6.             if healthPercentage == 100 then
  7.                 frame.healthBar:SetStatusBarColor(0, 1, 0)
  8.             elseif healthPercentage < 100 and healthPercentage >= 75 then
  9.                 frame.healthBar:SetStatusBarColor(0.6, 0.8, 0.19)
  10.             elseif healthPercentage < 75 and healthPercentage >= 50 then
  11.                 frame.healthBar:SetStatusBarColor(1, 1, 0)
  12.             elseif healthPercentage < 50 and healthPercentage >= 25 then
  13.                 frame.healthBar:SetStatusBarColor(1, 0.64, 0)
  14.             elseif healthPercentage < 25 then
  15.                 frame.healthBar:SetStatusBarColor(1, 0, 0)
  16.             end
  17.         end
  18.     end
  19. end)

Hacky, but eh. Not like that other script was any better.

Last edited by Ammako : 05-24-18 at 07:22 PM.
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05-24-18, 08:16 PM   #3
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Works Flawlessly! Thank you very much for the help and quick reply!

Ya know... people should start offering to pay for having things custom scripted/coded for them in the form of WoW Game Time Tokens. Is that possible? If so... does that violate forum rules in some way?
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05-24-18, 08:46 PM   #4
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Tipping doesn't break this forum's rules on its own, but WoW token would imply in-game gold, and that would be breaking Blizzard rules if you were giving that in exchange for out-of-game services (which addon development falls under.)
Gifting directly from the battle.net shop (or gifting battle.net balance directly) would be the way to go for what you are suggesting.

Still, I don't think this should be the norm whenever someone asks for help on this forum. There's nothing wrong with it but there's nothing wrong with just nicely asking for help either.
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