Third-Party Plugins & Installation Guide
If you've been around my stream, you'll notice that I run quite a few plugins for cooldown counters, parsing overlays and whatnot. I'll go through them, as well as uploading my versions through my own dropbox. Keep in mind that with all the .rars and .dlls that you download from GitHub or Dropbox, they will need to be unblocked or ACT will yell at you!#1. Overlay Plugin:
Created By: RainbowMage (JP)
Dropbox Link (For my config): https://www.dropbox.com/s/5qb6804x5a4e2by/OverlayPlugin.rar?dl=0Installation Guide:
1. Extract that .rar to your ACT folder.
2. In ACT, browse and enable "OverlayPlugin.dll" in the OverlayPlugin folder.
3. Head over to Plugins > OverlayPlugin.dll > Mini Parse. It should look something like this:1. Show Overlay:
Enables/Disables the overlay.2. Enable clickthru:
Locks the overlay, allowing clicks to pass through.3. URL:
Set this to the "miniparse.html" which is located in the OverlayPlugin/resources/ folder.4. Sort key:
Sorts your parser based on DPS. If you wish to have it sort by heals, change the key to "enchps"5. Sort type:
Changes the type of sort, either ascending or descending.6. Max Framerate:
Not sure what this is, could be a mistranslation. I have it set to 60 :3#2. ACT MP Timer
Created by: Anoyetta (JP)
Dropbox Link (For my config): https://www.dropbox.com/s/f97g0s10gb00dfx/ACT.MPTimer.zip?dl=0
A simple, lightweight plugin that tracks server-wide MP ticks. Extremely useful for Black Mages who are not yet familiar with the rotation.
What it looks like in action: Installation Guide:
1. Extract the .dll into your ACT folder.
2. Locate the .dll and enable it via ACT.
3. Head over to Plugins > MP Timer tab. It appears in JP, but here is a translated version of the config:NOTE:
Right click on the preview window to change the font/colors of the bar & timer.#3: ACT.SpecialSpellTimer
Created by: Anoyetta (JP)
Dropbox Link (For my config): https://www.dropbox.com/s/on3ztbwcwmrnd19/ACT.SpecialSpellTimer-master.zip?dl=0Installation Guide:
1. Extract to ACT folder.
2. Locate "ACT.SpecialSpellTimer.dll" in the folder & enable it.
3. Head over to SpecialSpellTimer tab. If you used my version, it should already be translated into English. Spell Timers:
This is the section where you can create spell timers (Similar to the ones we've seen in the base FFXIV ACT plugin). However, these go more in-depth.
In this example you can see one of my auto-attack timers that I use on my bard. If you wish to try this auto-attack timer out, click the "Import" button and look for "Auto-shot.xml" in the ACT.SpecialSpellTimer-master folder. Similar to how we have created custom triggers using expressions, this plugin will scan your combat log for an expression (In this case, "You hit") and produce a bar with a two second timer that counts down. All of this can be adjusted to the spell or ability that you would like to track.Tickers:
This is where the value of this pluigin comes from. The "tickers" (Known as telops in JP) produce numeric countdowns upon reading expressions from your combat log. With this we can effectively create cooldown timers that we can place over our abilities. I have already created overlays for almost every single cooldown available in the game located in the Dropbox. If you wish to import it, select "Import" and look for "FullJobCD" in the ACT.SpecialSpellTimer-master folder. NOTE:
These overlays are configured for my UI only.
The annoying this about this plugin is that each
cooldown has its own respective overlay, and if you wish to tailor it fit to work for your UI, it requires you to move the timers around.NOTE 2:
Since the recent XIV patch, SE has added a "link" icon next to items, which looks something like this:
The icon made it impossible to use the "You use an [item]" expression, but there are two ways to work around it:For Stat Potions
: "You gain the effect of Medicated."For Ethers
: "You recover X MP." (With X being the MP return value based on the type of MP pot you use.) [/b]For Potent Poisoning Potions:
"gains the effect of Poison from Foldasaurus Rex" (Replace my name with yours!)Options:
This is where most of the options for this plugin are located. If you wish to switch the language, the first option will let you switch between English and JP (Requires a restart of the plugin.)Display Overlay:
This displays your timers and allows you to drag them around without typing out the expression to activate it.Display all tickers:
This displays all your tickers & lets you drag them around without typing out the expression. (However, if you want to effectively move around the proper CD timers, I recommend typing out the expression in an echo and forcing the CD to appear. This lets you know which overlay belongs to what CD.)
For example, if you want to move Aetherial Manipulation without having to see the other ~100 job CD icons, type /echo You use Aetherial Manipulation
That's it for most of the plugins that I use, as well as this guide! I'll be keeping a close eye on upcoming plugin releases and providing guides for them. Updates:
1. Found a way to properly track stat potions & ethers. (Credits to reddit.com/user/Kaleido911 & Taal Kheru)
2. Found a way around enabling network data parsing. "Include HP for Triggers" explained. (Credits to http://www.reddit.com/user/vQsv