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Homestead (2.7)
Updated:03/15/17 02:09 PM
Created:06/25/16 12:39 AM
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Votan's Mini Map  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 1.1.0
by: votan [More]
Description
This addon reactivates the mini map from ZOS. Thus the mini map does not do less, but also not more than the build-in world map, because it is the build-in world map.

No artificial synchronization of (custom) pins between mini map and world map. All kind of pins are supported by design.
But also no border pins or rotation mode and such features. My mini map is intended to be lightweight and fast.
  • Includes world map performance tweaks, which can be disabled for performance comparison.
  • Conflicts with other mini maps can be expected. Therefore the mini map can be disabled to use the tweaks only.
  • I do not recommend to use the AUI mini map module at the same time as mine.
  • Gamepad support, but limited due to lines in ZOS source code, they call a "total hack" themself:
    Positioning and resizing in keyboard mode only.
  • The window is resizable via mouse (ZOS code)

If you think you need a full-featured mini map try the MiniMap by Fyrakin.

Providing a mini map can be an unthankful job. I guess Fyrakin could sing a song or two. Therefore I can't resist to say:
The addon works well for me. Otherwise I would not have released it. If you think you have performance problems due to this addon, help tracking down or stop using.
Frame freezes are most likely coming from an addon providing a lot of pins without taking care about creating even a simple pin takes some time multiplied by hundreds.
In this case the author of that addon can make it more mini map friendly, only.

Thanks to @scootworks for testing

Remarks
There are key-bindings to toggle the mini map on/off. For technical reasons the toggle while at siege weapons needs its own key-binding. But you can re-use the same key.

If you feel dissatisfied with the second main menu entry for "Addons", take a look at Harven's AS to LAM adapter.

ToDo
- Try to enable tooltips
version 1.1.0:
- Better support for LibGPS.
- Limited gamepad support. Thanks to @Shinni.
* Limitation: Positioning and resizing can be done in keyboard mode only.
- New option to suppress Zone change annoucement in upper right corner.
- Use LibAsync for asynchronous programming.
- New option: time format.

version 1.0.10:
- Added optional dependency to TrueExploration for compatibility.
- Fixed another small issue with "Show on Map".

version 1.0.9:
- New option to choose either or not to zoom to player.

version 1.0.8:
- Changed clamped-to-screen-insets, requested by F-Lambda
- Fixed pins were keeping mouse-over-size.

VotansMiniMap v1.0.7:
- Update to LAM2 rev 23
- ESO 2.7 "Homestead" ready
- Thanks to @Chip, I can use new world map functions to move the map faster to player position

version 1.0.6:
- Better unsupport of gamepad mode: World map is not broken, if switching to gamepad mode.
* Still no change to World Map code from ZOS. Gamepad support still not possible.
- Reworked "Spread over time" calculations: Don't be too restrictive for framerates 60+.
- As map pins are larger now, they are made smaller on mini map.

version 1.0.5:
- Restore player pin level. (Hopefully)
- Hide map in gamepad mode.
- Scale unit pins, but not below configured minimum.
- Tweak change: Multiple calls to UpdatePinsForMapSizeChange are buffered, but the update itself is not spread over time anymore.
- ESO 2.6 'One Tamriel' ready.

version 1.0.4:
- Allow to hide floor buttons.
- Show player location name in title.
- Added thin shadow to title bar font.
- Zoom level for sub-zones and dungeons
- key-binds to adjust zoom directly
- New Style "Modern"

version 1.0.3:
- More options: Allow to lock window position
- Drag with the bottom bar, too.
- Auto size pins on zoom less than 1.
- Key-binds to change zoom factor while key is pressed, as suggested by @Baertram.
- Fixed missing zoom if using wayshrine in subzone. (Hopefully)

version 1.0.2:
- Again, more appearance options: Title font, size, color.

version 1.0.1:
- More appearance options. (Yes, yes, more will come)
- Fixed map pin filter for Cyrodiil.
- Fixed compatibility issue with Dolgubon's Lazy Writ Crafter.
- Update 11 (Shadows of the Hist) ready.

version 1.0.0:
- initial
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1.0.10
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02/25/17 02:21 PM
1.0.9
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02/12/17 05:59 AM
1.0.8
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votan
02/11/17 09:56 AM
1.0.7
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02/03/17 12:04 PM
1.0.6
21kB
votan
11/20/16 08:52 AM
1.0.5
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votan
09/07/16 11:07 AM
1.0.4
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07/16/16 07:54 AM
1.0.3
19kB
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07/09/16 06:13 AM
1.0.2
18kB
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07/03/16 11:58 AM
1.0.1
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06/28/16 11:44 PM
1.0.0
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06/25/16 12:39 AM


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Unread Yesterday, 01:13 PM  
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Originally Posted by manolaren
Thanks for this great addon.
I would like to report that it looks like the addon got "heavier" causing client performance drop / fps spikes like some other map addons. I don't know if its only me but i noticed that after the last addon update. I hope for a fix (if its not me) because performance is top prio for me when it comes to addons.
Thank you.
"heavier". hmmm. Well, yes, I changed something. But I tested, it does not change my client performance.
Ok. I check that. thanks.
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Unread Yesterday, 12:52 PM  
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Thanks for this great addon.
I would like to report that it looks like the addon got "heavier" causing client performance drop / fps spikes like some other map addons. I don't know if its only me but i noticed that after the last addon update. I hope for a fix (if its not me) because performance is top prio for me when it comes to addons.
Thank you.
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Unread 03/18/17, 08:45 AM  
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Originally Posted by votan
Originally Posted by jacozilla
Not a big thing, just minor improvement if able whenever some other update happens.

The clock option is nice -especially with dual real world v in-game estimate time.

But the font or size is very large for my tastes for the real world time. The in-game time next to it is much smaller and I'd prefer if both used same size (or even smaller to be honest)

Only choice atm is turn off completely. So would be nice to have size option for the time shown.

*Edit - also, all other addons are listed under my settings-addons , but this mod alone uses a separate listing under Settings - Add-ons. Again, minor item but would be nice if it lived with all the other addons and not create a whole separate listing
Well, the height of the bottom bar is given by ZOS anyway. Are you talking about 12h mode?

And (as nearly always with my addons):
If you feel dissatisfied with the second main menu entry for "Addons", take a look at Harven's AS to LAM adapter.
I'm talking about the real world time clock on lower left corner - far as I know, there is only one real world time display, so only one possible location. To the immediate right of it, is another time display which seems to be in-game time.

If under addon settings I enable/disable time, the minimap will show or not show the time displayed on bottom left corner (real world time) in a much larger font than the time to the right of it (in-game time).

The height of this bottom row seems based on the height of the larger real world time - but clearly, ZOS is able to use a smaller font as the in-game time is significantly smaller. That was my ask - not a big deal, just nice to have if possible. The disparity in font sizes for the two timestamps right next to each other is odd by itself, but the significantly larger real world time is also (for me at least) an eyesore.

And not dissatisfied - too strong a word, your mod is very nice and with Fyrakin no longer around, pretty much the only current minimap to use. But I just wondered why yours would need that LAM adapter you linked while every other popular mod (skyshards, lorebooks, etc - every single one of my ~20 popular mods) fits into the existing 'addons' category list.

Again, minor. Just would be nice without another addon installed to have the setings integration be the same as all the other mods.
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Originally Posted by jacozilla
Not a big thing, just minor improvement if able whenever some other update happens.

The clock option is nice -especially with dual real world v in-game estimate time.

But the font or size is very large for my tastes for the real world time. The in-game time next to it is much smaller and I'd prefer if both used same size (or even smaller to be honest)

Only choice atm is turn off completely. So would be nice to have size option for the time shown.

*Edit - also, all other addons are listed under my settings-addons , but this mod alone uses a separate listing under Settings - Add-ons. Again, minor item but would be nice if it lived with all the other addons and not create a whole separate listing
Well, the height of the bottom bar is given by ZOS anyway. Are you talking about 12h mode?

And (as nearly always with my addons):
If you feel dissatisfied with the second main menu entry for "Addons", take a look at Harven's AS to LAM adapter.
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Unread 03/18/17, 02:30 AM  
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Originally Posted by Grumpy Wolf
Having the same issue others are, I cannot move the mini map, it is just stuck in the middle of my screen. I disabled all adds thinking maybe something invisible was over it, but nope. When people are moving it are you using left or right click? And what portion of the map are you clicking on?
You are moving the map like any "Windows"-window, by left clicking on the titlebar, holding the button pressed while moving around.
There is a "lock position" option, which is always enabled in gamepad mode. You have to switch to keyboard mode, move it and switch back.
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Unread 03/17/17, 11:39 PM  
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Have a bug with inserted cycles and Time-accretive lags.
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Having the same issue others are, I cannot move the mini map, it is just stuck in the middle of my screen. I disabled all adds thinking maybe something invisible was over it, but nope. When people are moving it are you using left or right click? And what portion of the map are you clicking on?
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Not a big thing, just minor improvement if able whenever some other update happens.

The clock option is nice -especially with dual real world v in-game estimate time.

But the font or size is very large for my tastes for the real world time. The in-game time next to it is much smaller and I'd prefer if both used same size (or even smaller to be honest)

Only choice atm is turn off completely. So would be nice to have size option for the time shown.

*Edit - also, all other addons are listed under my settings-addons , but this mod alone uses a separate listing under Settings - Add-ons. Again, minor item but would be nice if it lived with all the other addons and not create a whole separate listing
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Thank you for checking
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Originally Posted by Tristam
Id Like to throw my 2c in here. My personal preference would be to allow the zone name to show below the mini map next to the time. I like having my mini map as close to the top edge as possible. Thank you for your consideration.
I will check, if the ZOS code allows me to re-arrange the controls without breaking the move and resize.
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Id Like to throw my 2c in here. My personal preference would be to allow the zone name to show below the mini map next to the time. I like having my mini map as close to the top edge as possible. Thank you for your consideration.
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Unread 03/13/17, 09:45 PM  
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Best minimap! Can't wait for the support for gamepad mode.
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Originally Posted by MarkusFox
Any idea what's causing this to happen? It doesn't affect every sub-zone map, but sometimes when I enter a sub-zone (like Elden Root or Abah's Landing), the map (and thus MiniMap) freaks out and puts my "location" somewhere else on the map. In this instance, in the middle of the "bay". The sub-zone icons load in their right places though.

There was an identical problem with AUI Minimap earlier, caused by Harvestmap and corrected by the 3.5.5 version.

May be you could post on his addon page ?
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Re: Dropping FPS

If i may, rather than disabling and enabling this addon only, you could also do the best method : uncheck all addons, do a reloadui, and enable only the Votan's map.
If you still have fps drop, then ok you can point to it, but sometimes, its an incompatiblity between some addons that can also be the cause. So may be Votan's is fine, but adding some other addons, can lead to a conflict.
If you consider that Votan is fine after that, add one by one the other addons (yes i know its really ennoying), and check if there is a problem with your fps.

Just saying this because it happened to me with other addons too. I use Votan's addons, and on my side, i do not have any drop fps or lag. So, while i dont doubt of your problem, may be we can narrowed it down further to be sur its really the minimap ?

Originally Posted by QueenBeaver
Since Homestead this addon has been dropping my FPS by 20-30 every ten to fifteen seconds. It's making my gameplay super choppy. I've never had this issue before and I actually switched to this because all the others are so much worse. I've narrowed it down to this addon by disabling and renabling everything, what else can I do?
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Unhappy Dropping FPS

Since Homestead this addon has been dropping my FPS by 20-30 every ten to fifteen seconds. It's making my gameplay super choppy. I've never had this issue before and I actually switched to this because all the others are so much worse. I've narrowed it down to this addon by disabling and renabling everything, what else can I do?
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