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Foundry Tactical Combat  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 0.32
by: Atropos [More]
Foundry Tactical Combat is a user interface enhancement for The Elder Scrolls Online designed to give players access to relevant combat data in an easy to process framework which allows them to respond quickly and effectively to evolving combat situations. The components of the FTC addon are designed to restore certain information to the game environment which veteran MMO gamers may feel is missing from the default interface.

Foundry Tactical Combat now includes and supports localization into French and German client versions!

FTC in Action: http://youtu.be/IyI3UgOpCcU

The addon is still in active development by Atropos, and will hopefully continue to evolve and improve during the coming weeks and months. If you are a fan of the addon, keep an eye on the main addon page on Tamriel Foundry to guarantee you always have the latest version.

What Does It Do?

Foundry Tactical Combat has three primary components which are each optionally configurable.
  • Custom Unit Frames - The unit frames in Foundry Tactical Combat are designed to be minimal, unobtrusive, and informative. Allowing you to focus your attention on what matters most in combat. The frames can be re-positioned wherever you want them using an option in the addon settings menu. Disabling the custom unit frames will revert to the default ESO attribute bars, however these default bars still include heads-up tracking of current, total, and percentage attribute levels.
  • "Elder Scrolling Combat Text" - The scrolling combat text component provides on-screen data reporting outgoing and incoming damage and heals. The combat text has several options for fine-tuning the visual appearance including the scroll path presets and toggling of ability names for outgoing damage and heals. The combat text component also enables an "Alerts" system which notifies the player when critical combat events occur like low attribute warnings, experience gain, ultimate availability and more.
  • Active Buff Tracking - Foundry Tactical Combat includes a module for tracking the duration of outgoing buffs and debuffs. This provides a close (but not exact) approximation for the duration of important combat effects. The functionality of this component is limited, but it still is an invaluable tool for players who care about optimizing their combat performance.
  • Combat Damage Statistics - Foundry Tactical Combat tracks your in-combat damage and healing performance, and provides further breakdown and analysis for individual abilities using a configurable hotkey.

Installing Foundry Tactical Combat
  1. Download "FTC_031.zip" from the link at the top of this article.
  2. Place this zip archive in your ESO addons folder found in My Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live/Addons/. Mac users should use Documents/Elder Scrolls Online/live/Addons.
  3. Extract the .zip archive into this folder.
  4. You should now have a folder inside Addons named "FoundryTacticalCombat" which contains the addon files.
  5. Launch The Elder Scrolls Online. FTC should be automatically enabled. If not, go to the Add-Ons section of the game menu and make sure that the box beside Foundry Tactical Combat is checked.


Configuring FTC Components

You can modify the settings used by Foundry Tactical Combat by going to the "FTC Settings" section of the in-game settings menu. Within this menu you can change several features of the addon:

Core Settings
  • Enable Frames - Toggle whether FTC uses the custom unit frames component. Setting this to "off" will cause the addon to use the default ESO attribute bars.
  • Enable Buffs - Toggle whether FTC displays active buff tracking.
  • Enable Combat Text - Toggle whether FTC configures and displays scrolling combat text. Disabling this component will also disable the "Alerts" system.

Unit Frames Settings
  • Show Player Nameplate - Toggle whether you want the friendly player unit frame to display your own name, level, and class.
  • Enable Mini Experience Bar - Turning this setting ON (default) will display a tiny experience bar beneath your nameplate for easy monitoring of your leveling progress.

Buff Tracker Settings
  • Display Long Buffs - Toggles whether FTC will display long duration buffs (greater than 75 seconds).

Scrolling Combat Text Settings
  • Combat Text Scroll Speed - Modifies the speed at which combat text scrolls across the screen. Higher numbers cause faster scrolling.
  • Display Ability Names - Toggle whether or not ability names will be displayed for outgoing damaging and healing abilities.
  • Scroll Path Animation - Select your preferred scroll path for combat text, available options are Arc which slightly curves the text outward to either side of your character, or Linear which scrolls the text vertically in a straight line.

Reposition Elements
  • Lock Positions - Clicking this button will "unlock" the position of all the core FTC elements including player frame, target frame, long buffs, outgoing combat text, incoming combat text, and combat status alerts. You may then use your mouse to drag these elements to re-position them wherever you want them to appear. Your preferred positions will be automatically saved. Once you are done re-positioning elements return to this menu to re "lock" the frame positions to remove their background indicators and so you do not accidentally drag them in combat.
Version 0.32 - Add configuration option for ultimate tracker, reverted several changes from 0.31 after ZOS hotfixes, re-designed DPS print-to-chat output, many improvements to German localization, small improvements to French localization.

Version 0.31 - Incoming damage names, improved dps meter accuracy, group dps meter, print-to-chat DPS report, continued localization, updated for API version 10004

Version 0.30 - Unit frame transparency slider, additional German localizations, combat status alerts, might of the guild tracking

Version 0.29 - Public release of unit frames, buff changes, German and French localization

Version 0.28 - Internal release, updated unit frames

Version 0.27 - Option to restore unit frame text when using ESO default frames, Option to de-anchor buffs from unit frames allowing them to be freely repositioned

Version 0.26 - Adds potion tracking, mini-dps meter, damage analysis and statistics, Nightblade passive buff extensions, additional unit frames options, removed mini character sheet, various bug fixes

Version 0.25 - Private development and refactoring

Version 0.24 - Increased self-buff detection sensitivity, fixed bug affecting sorcerers using Crystal Fragments with empty hotbar slots.

Version 0.23 - Public launch version.

Version 0.18 - 0.22 - Internal overhauls post-API nerf

Versions 0.13 - 0.17 - Further refinement pre-API nerf

Version 0.13 - First public release

Versions 0.01 - 0.12 - Private initial developement
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Old Today, 11:10 PM  
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so, we need an update?

i mean i see some effects on my hero sometimes, and they dont displayed by buff/debuff icons

for example - slow and bleeding from axe. skeleton throw dagger i guess, etc

also would be nice if this icons under the hp/mana frame do not dissapear when we turn on cursore mode, and we can put mouse on it and read a description/tip of that buff/debuff we have
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Old 07/23/14, 04:12 PM  
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So i have a Problem.. My UI is looking like this:




How can i change this? I want the Unit Frames to look like on the screenshots but this is just transparent D:

Plz help D:
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Old 07/21/14, 01:24 PM  
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Re: some buff icon doesnt appear

Originally Posted by Kublakan
Hi, first Ide like to thank you for your addon. I really like it and frankly, it does help a lot in combat.

Lately, since the last patch, randomly, some buff icon or debuff on target doesn't show up. So, I made a little check up if it weren't the game. Its not. The buff or debuff is indeed active but sometimes, it doesn't show with your addon. it happens approximately 30% of the time with some buff and debuff.

For the debuff on target, It happens with DK Burning Ambers and One-hand shield Ransack.


For the buff on character, it happens with DK green dragon blood.

thx!
I am also having this happen, and like the OP I'm mainly noticing it with the DK Burning Embers skill. Wondering if it's related to me using several skills that put a debuff on target in quick succession, and it misses some?

Thanks for all your hard work on this great add-on!
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Old 07/20/14, 01:12 AM  
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Thanks for sharing the addon Atropos

Was wondering if there's a way for me to make the target frame larger? In scale?
Anyone that knows, do please share?
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Old 07/18/14, 11:45 AM  
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Used this mod for a while now, just wanted to drop by and say great work, a must have for me
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Old 07/17/14, 08:55 PM  
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Originally Posted by jeradl
Originally Posted by Lucifer66
Still no word about the "Too many anchors processed" error I keep getting from FTC?

I know it's FTC causing it because when I disable the addon I don't get the error. I have updated it and I'm still getting it. I'm getting it on all my characters whenever I log in or reload my addons.
You aren't getting that from FTC. Something else you have added perhaps may conflict with it. My entire guild uses this and not one person has a FTC issue. Not one. That includes 2 500 man pvp guilds.
I had this issue and was using a "Craft Research Timer". Disabled Craft Research Timer addon and no longer had the error. So whatever other addon(s) you use that put frames on your screen is causing the overload.
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Old 07/13/14, 08:36 AM  
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Originally Posted by Lucifer66
Still no word about the "Too many anchors processed" error I keep getting from FTC?

I know it's FTC causing it because when I disable the addon I don't get the error. I have updated it and I'm still getting it. I'm getting it on all my characters whenever I log in or reload my addons.
You aren't getting that from FTC. Something else you have added perhaps may conflict with it. My entire guild uses this and not one person has a FTC issue. Not one. That includes 2 500 man pvp guilds.
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Old 07/11/14, 11:48 AM  
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Still no word about the "Too many anchors processed" error I keep getting from FTC?

I know it's FTC causing it because when I disable the addon I don't get the error. I have updated it and I'm still getting it. I'm getting it on all my characters whenever I log in or reload my addons.
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Old 07/06/14, 02:49 PM  
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some buff icon doesnt appear

Hi, first Ide like to thank you for your addon. I really like it and frankly, it does help a lot in combat.

Lately, since the last patch, randomly, some buff icon or debuff on target doesn't show up. So, I made a little check up if it weren't the game. Its not. The buff or debuff is indeed active but sometimes, it doesn't show with your addon. it happens approximately 30% of the time with some buff and debuff.

For the debuff on target, It happens with DK Burning Ambers and One-hand shield Ransack.


For the buff on character, it happens with DK green dragon blood.

thx!
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Old 07/03/14, 04:46 PM  
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Re: new API

Originally Posted by Brett'el
Hello

I know that IRL is the one which is important but do you have any news about a release version for the new API?
Perhaps I don't understand the issue. I have been using FTC with no problems under the latest patch/API version? Is something not working for you?
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Old 07/02/14, 04:17 PM  
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new API

Hello

I know that IRL is the one which is important but do you have any news about a release version for the new API?
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Old 06/30/14, 06:13 AM  
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Re: No alerts coming up

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I have noticed that since i updated foundry alerts such as Lorebook discovered and quest alerts dont come up on the screen any more. I disabled addons one by one and found that it was FTC so I have uninstalled for the moment, which is a pity because I find it a great addon.

I couldn't find anything in the settings that disabled this feature.
Disregard this. I have just looked at ESO's patch 1.2.3 known issues and one of them is that some of the alerts dont appear when collecting books, completed quest steps etc that they are currently looking into. Check it out here http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com...3-known-issues
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Old 06/30/14, 03:53 AM  
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small request for an awesome addon - i love the resource frame but would love it even more w/ some sort of stylish border or the like - maybe an option to make it look more - medieval?
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Old 06/30/14, 03:25 AM  
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No alerts coming up

I have noticed that since i updated foundry alerts such as Lorebook discovered and quest alerts dont come up on the screen any more. I disabled addons one by one and found that it was FTC so I have uninstalled for the moment, which is a pity because I find it a great addon.

I couldn't find anything in the settings that disabled this feature.
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Old 06/29/14, 04:33 AM  
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hey, i have a suggestion for ftc, can you add optional icons for the combatlog (icons beside the numbers/names) like the LUI addon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VfJVWyFBs4)

this would be really nice!
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