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Foundry Tactical Combat  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 0.34
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 0.34 - Update for APIVersion 100008, fix to Crystal Fragments proc tracking

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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Unread Yesterday, 12:07 PM  
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Very cool addon.

I was wondering if it's currently possible, within the API, to add the combat messages that are usually displayed on the upper right corner (e.g. 'Target too powerful for that effect') such that they may be displayed in the center message box instead.
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Unread 08/18/14, 01:23 PM  
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Originally Posted by Garkin
Is it possible to lock position of DPS meter?

EDIT:
I have changed a few lines to lock it in place and show/hide damage meter only in hud scene.
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what what respect?
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Unread 08/18/14, 06:51 AM  
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Is it possible to lock position of DPS meter?

EDIT:
I have changed a few lines to lock it in place and show/hide damage meter with the HUD scene.
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Unread 08/17/14, 02:41 AM  
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Font Size of Nameplates

Hello @all,

what do i have where to change to fit the size of enemy names?

Reason: Sometimes i see the Name but not the Level. On lower Levels it can be deadly
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Unread 08/17/14, 02:13 AM  
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I can chat in the HPS instead of DPS Show?
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Unread 08/14/14, 05:52 AM  
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Originally Posted by Atropos
Originally Posted by bpunk
I have this issue too. any solutions?

Originally Posted by tokala
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:
I think this may be a bug that happens the first time you load in FTC if you didn't already have the media texture available or something. I'm not 100% sure, I've never seen this myself. Does the problem stick around if you relog or reloadui with FTC active?
I also had this problem. I fixed it by deactivating Azurah and relogging (reload ui didn't do the trick). You can activate Azurah again after the relog. It might indeed be caused by other frameunit addons as well, and not just Azurah. But note that relog will likely be needed to fix it.
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Unread 08/12/14, 08:05 AM  
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bug - it spams a lot without any reason - left combat/in combat when you in group, and your mates offline

of whatever
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Unread 08/11/14, 03:35 PM  
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Templar skill restore aura/radiant aura only displays base time count down, passives that add time aren't shown in FTC. Can I make the suggestion here or do I need to go somewhere else? also can I fix this on my own? like just change the value?
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Unread 08/10/14, 10:24 AM  
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another example

we have this passive



but after activating roll dodge i see another one in the buff? that long 4 seconds, too long for this passive, looks like its another one, but i cant find which (appears only after roll dodge in SNEAK)



is it hard to add new?
with right icon from first screen, and right duration?
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for example - what buff is it? i think its the bacis one, and its still not in the bufflist of this addon?

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Unread 08/08/14, 09:24 AM  
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Originally Posted by luddev
Are you sure FTC is working fine as of update 1.3.3?

It feels like the resourcebars are falling out of sync. Sometimes I die and FTC shows I have half my HP left etc.

Could be lag related though I guess.


Great addon, keep up the good work.
It kept happening to me last night all the time this same thing, i restarted game 2-3 times just thinking that maybe something was out of sync but that didn't fix it. The health bar wouldn't go down when i was damaged.
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Great addon, keep up the good work.
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Originally Posted by BornDownUnder
Out of curiosity, what exactly broke the Crystal Fragments proc?
ZOS changed the internal timing on certain events.

FTC uses two events EVENT_ACTION_SLOT_ABILITY_SLOTTED and EVENT_ACTION_SLOTS_FULL_UPDATE to keep track of what skills are on your active hotbar (so it can know what abilities you can possibly use in combat).

Part of the way I tracked Crystal Fragments procs was to watch for the cost of the CF ability to decrease (by half) whenever you use a magicka-costing ability.

With 1.3, ZOS changed the event EVENT_ACTION_SLOTS_FULL_UPDATE to trigger when the cost of an ability changes, and therefore my internal tracking for your current hotbar setup was refreshing BEFORE the addon checked for a changed CF cost.

This meant that a proc was never detected. To fix this, I added a callback hook in my EVENT_ACTION_SLOTS_FULL_UPDATE event handler to let me check for CF procs before I update my hotbar index table.

Hopefully that makes sense.
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Originally Posted by Atropos
Small update to version 0.34 for APIVersion 100008. I have also fixed the Sorcerer Crystal Fragments proc tracking.
Out of curiosity, what exactly broke the Crystal Fragments proc?
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Small update to version 0.34 for APIVersion 100008. I have also fixed the Sorcerer Crystal Fragments proc tracking.
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