It’s been a while since I’ve updated my official user interface package, and while there aren’t a ton of major changes I have made a few adjustments and additions since my last iteration.
For those of you that have been around the site for any stretch of time then you know I’m a minimalist. I like my addons to help me play the gamer better, not play the game for me. So if you’re looking for some massive package, sorry, you probably won’t find what you’re looking for here.
Download the Zug Gaming User Interface Package.
Download Saved Variables File
note: will allow you to generate this exact U.I. immediately, this is for advanced users only, install at own risk
Zug Gaming User Interface Explained
AG Unit Frames
So let’s go through the basics, I use AG unit frames for all my frames. It’s very simple to setup and uses almost no memory. There’s tons of functionality in the addon if you choose to use it, personally I’ve chosen to leave it fairly close to stock settings, simply removing buffs on my target’s target / focus’ target bar, bumping the scale on all my frames to 170%, and adjusting some colors and other minor issues.
Quartz Casting Bars
I use quartz for casting bars, once again there’s a lot of functionality in this addon should you choose to use it, but for me I’ve left it very simple. I simply bumped the size and positioned each casting bar in such a way that I can easily differentiate between them, particularly the focus frame up top. I’ve had it in a variety of locations around my screen and always found it works best up top. There’s nothing else up at the top of my screen for this reason, which is why using focus macros (particularly on my shaman) has become a very large part of my PvP strategy.
Most of the other addons and u.i. elements are fairly self explanatory. I move all the SCT frames to the far right so they don’t block my character view, I have proximo visible above the focus frame when I’m in an arena match, and finally I use OmniCC for watching cooldown timers on abilities / buff / debuffs.
In the past I’ve used bongos, which I believe is called dominos now, to handle my action bars. But in all honesty I just don’t think they are all that helpful anymore, especially considering the number of alts I’d have to set it up for. By simply setting up a U.I. scale of .64 in the blizzard default interface the default bars are quite minimal and really don’t bother me enough to go back to an action bar mod.
Addons Included in Package
- AG Unit Frames
note: addons are current as of 11/1/08, check curse.com for future versions of these addons.
Optional Addons Used
First it was Ragnaros, then Nefarion, C’thun, Kel’Thuzad, Illidian, and Kael’Thalas…what will be the next major obsticle for WoW raiders to overcome? Well, it won’t be a new boss encounter, but bejeweled! That’s right, everyone’s favorite time wasting flash game from Popcap is coming to a wow user interface near you!
The bejeweled WoW addon is 100% free to download and play and will be released within the next few days. The addon is remarkably well done, and includes all the major functionality of the original bejeweled in a compact and low memory consumption package. You can install the bejeweled mod just like you would install any other addon, simply download and unzip the contents into your addons directory and you’re good to go. Type /bejeweled to start playing!
When the game is officially released you’ll be able to download it here:
Well, if you’re here then you want to know how to install WoW addons. Good news, it’s incredibly easy! If you can copy and paste then you can install WoW addons and mods. In case your the lazy type like me and don’t want to read the rest of this tutorial just check out the video below.
It details the step by step process you must take in order to install and activate a World of Warcraft addon.
For you reading types, let’s get to it.
- Download your desired addon / mod. Just unzip it to your desktop.
- You need to copy the addon folder into the your World of Warcraft directory. For most of you this directory will be located here: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons
- Once you have the addon file in your addons folder you now need to open World of Warcraft, if you already had it open exit out of the program and open it up again. In the lower left corner of your screen once you’ve logged in you’ll see a button that says “addons”. Click this.
- Now, find the addon you just installed and make certain it is clicked.
- Select your character and login
- The addon is now active, most mods / addons use menus located around the mini map or a series of text command. Read the mods instruction files if you don’t figure out how to configure it in game.
Below is a short list of all my favorite sites to download wow addons and mods. There are lots of addon respositories out there, but these are the largest and fastest sites.
By popular demand I’ve finally put together my full user interface package up for download. If you’re new to World of Warcraft addons or don’t know how to install an addon checkout the short video I’ve included below. It should clear up any confusion.
A brief note for new players, a World of Warcraft addon (aka “mod”) is a small file which enhances your WoW user interface, this could be changing the way a frame looks, adding a different action bar, or any number of other items.
Now, enough of the introduction, let’s get on to the addons.
Ace3 – This is the foundational addon used for the majority of my addons. It runs lean and mean and is a product of the Ace development team. You need this addon to run virtually all addons and mods from wowace.
AG_Unit Frames – This mod is a lightweight yet highly configurable unit frame addon. It replaces the blizzard default unit frames. You’ve got a new player, target, party, focus, raid, pets, target’s target, target’s target’s target, focus’ target, etc (you get the idea, virtually anything you can think of).
Bulk Mail2 – Now, this mod isn’t exactly needed to get the basic functionality of the user inteface I use. But, since I do a lot of auction house farming It’s incredibly helpful to have this available. Using this you can send multiple mail messages at the same time.
Closet Gnome – This nifty addon allows you to specify a set of gear and equip all the pieces of that set in one click. For example, I have a PvP healing set on my shaman that equips all of my pvp gear instantly.
Grid – While AG Unit frames does have raid frames it’s not ideal. Grid solves this problem, it’s highly configurable frame allows you to fit up to 40 raid frames into it’s box.
OmniCC – Adds textual overlays of your cooldown’s timers on top of your action bars. An absolute MUST HAVE.
OmniCC Options – Options menu for OmniCC.
Open All – Another non-essential addon, this mod allows you to take all the cash or all items from your mailbox in one click. Another awesome addon for auction house farmers.
Proximo – This arena addon brings up a frame with all of your opponents names and HP percentages. This list is populated by simply hovering over the enemies unit frame. Absolutely crucial for serious arena players.
Quartz – This mod replaces the blizzard casting bar. In addition, it adds a customizable target’s casting bar, focus’ casting bar, and many others.
SCT – Replaces the blizzard default floating combat text with this configurable (and signifigantly cleaner) scrolling text mod.
SCT Options – Creates an options / config. menu for SCT.