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Foundry Tactical Combat  Updated less than 3 days ago!  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 0.33
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 0.33 - Code cleaning, patch 1.3 prep, updated LibStub, some buff corrections

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, 05:44 PM  
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Re: Current enemy status/cc

Originally Posted by Eres
Hey, firstly I want to thank you for this amazing addon, I've been using it since I started playing but to get to my case - I wonder if it is possible to add the little icons that appear in either buff or debuff bar of the enemy to the upper ESO format.

With this mod you get 2 windows at the lower middle part of the screen one is mine, the one on the right is enemy's and all the immobilization, stun, bleeding effects that appear there, can they appear also at ESO's original upper bar for enemies?

I've always been putting the one on the right at the top of the screen, under the compas instead of the ESO original bar, so I got used to seeing the enemy status up there, not in the right corner.
so.. is it possible to add the current effects to the upper bar rather than to the one on the right?

Thank you in advance
edit: just to clarify with upper bar I meant, in the FTC settings it's called: "Default ESO Target Unit Frame"
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Current enemy status/cc

Hey, firstly I want to thank you for this amazing addon, I've been using it since I started playing but to get to my case - I wonder if it is possible to add the little icons that appear in either buff or debuff bar of the enemy to the upper ESO format.

With this mod you get 2 windows at the lower middle part of the screen one is mine, the one on the right is enemy's and all the immobilization, stun, bleeding effects that appear there, can they appear also at ESO's original upper bar for enemies?

I've always been putting the one on the right at the top of the screen, under the compas instead of the ESO original bar, so I got used to seeing the enemy status up there, not in the right corner.
so.. is it possible to add the current effects to the upper bar rather than to the one on the right?

Thankyou in advance
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Old Yesterday, 10:07 AM  
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Hi QuadroTony,

It is very important for you (and other users) to understand that ESO does NOT provide the addon API with information about buffs and debuffs that are affecting you or your target.

All buffs and debuffs that are tracked by FTC are hand-coded into the addon and triggered (as intelligently as possible) when you use abilities that would produce their effects.

A large number of buffs and debuffs which are triggered by enemies, items, or other entities within the world cannot feasibly show up in FTC as there is no way for the addon to know that they have taken place.

I like to think that FTC does a good job of "faking it", in fact, a good enough job that a number of people mistakenly think that it's drawing information directly from the game, however, ZeniMax has made the deliberate decision not to make that information available, so the best that I can do is spoof it.

Hope this makes sense.
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Old Yesterday, 12:05 AM  
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a lot of buffs and debuffs do not displayed by this addon...

meet another one - in alik'r deserd Dungeon fo 4 person there is a boss - he turn players into a stone

this debuff also missed, and others to, i can provide a screenshots
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Old 07/28/14, 02:45 AM  
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slow and bleeding

where is debuff?

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Old 07/27/14, 02:37 PM  
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Originally Posted by Xillix
I've noticed that crystal shards still do not proc on PTS with new patch.

Also, there have been reports of lag with new version... keep up the good work and love this addon.
I am not having this issue with Crystal Fragments. Also, I have not seen anyone provide compelling evidence that FTC causes "lag".

Originally Posted by Puseidr
@Atropos any chance that you add this feature?
http://abload.de/img/screenshot_20140727_27urwd.jpg
I could do this, yes. In fact, I experimented with it in a past version that was never released. The reason I stuck with text-names only is that many of the damage sources in the game (apart from direct damaging abilities) do not have icons associated with them, all of which display missing "question-mark" icons instead of an actual ability. I, personally, found this a bit annoying, and ended up deciding that I preferred the text-only approach.
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Old 07/27/14, 12:55 PM  
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Originally Posted by Puseidr
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!
@Atropos any chance that you add this feature?
http://abload.de/img/screenshot_20140727_27urwd.jpg
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Old 07/27/14, 12:40 PM  
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I've noticed that crystal shards still do not proc on PTS with new patch.

Also, there have been reports of lag with new version... keep up the good work and love this addon.
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Old 07/27/14, 10:21 AM  
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Hey everyone, I have a small Foundry Tactical Combat update to distribute. This update increments the addon version for the Crypt of Hearts patch, as well as enacts the following changes:

Version 0.33 Changes
  • Code cleaning throughout the addon.
  • Modification of several functions in preparation for patch 1.3 changes.
  • Updated LibStub version.
  • Corrected a few typos in buff tracking.
  • Allowed addon settings to persist across versions (except when required to reset).
  • Download Foundry Tactical Combat version 0.33

As you can see, there aren’t many actual changes to this version, and you should not feel compelled to update unless you want your FTC to be “up to date”. Once the 1.3 changes hit the live server I will probably work a bit with FTC’s unit frames to try to incorporate in some guild information that should be exposed to the API layer because of the addition of tabards. Thanks for supporting FTC, please let me know if you have any thoughts or feedback.
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Old 07/27/14, 09:12 AM  
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Originally Posted by SteveCampsOut
How does the game know this add on is out of date? Is there some text that can be updated in the LUA file to make it show up to date if that's all it takes?
Open FoundryTacticalCombat.txt and change:
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## APIVersion: 100004
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## APIVersion: 100007
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Old 07/27/14, 07:02 AM  
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How does the game know this add on is out of date? Is there some text that can be updated in the LUA file to make it show up to date if that's all it takes?
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Old 07/25/14, 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 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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