Guides & Addons Compendium (UGC)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ced23Ric, Aug 18, 2012.

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  1. Ced23Ric Gun Collector


    This forum is full of information that is deeply buried under the daily influx of hundreds if not thousands of players, and it is hard to find the many guides, addons, tips & tricks people spend a lot of time compiling. To facilitate finding these often well-written threads, here's a compendium. It will be expanded as the library goes. This compendium list all threads pertaining to the summer milestone of July 2012 and ongoing.

    A quick link to this guide:

    If you have written or found a guide you would like to see in this list, please shoot me a PM or write it on my profile wall. If you could like the thread so it gets some :red5: recognition so it becomes stickied, that'd help, too. :)

    • Let's Chat About: Resources - by Ced23Ric (1st Nov '12: updated)
      A brief introduction into resources & gathering.
    • Advanced Thumping Guide - by Bolverker (17th Oct '12: updated)
      Extensive guide on how to optimize your resource acquisition.
    • Blending & Gathering for Dummies! - by Phatrick
      An outcry for help answered by all. :) (1st Nov '12: decommissioned)
    • Hoversprinting - by Kama_Blue
      A new way to cover long distances. (1st Nov '12: may not apply anymore.)
    • The current WorldMap /wo Melding - by heretic marine
      In case you are curious what's under the veil. ;) (1st Nov '12: decommissioned, map has changed)
    • InGame Commands - by SpringField
      Stuff you can type when you hit enter, into the chatbox.
    • Console Commands - by Pulsar
      More technical stuff, for which you need to press Alt+F1 to open the console.
    • Switch to Windowed Mode - by Sevenix
      Firefall hates you for tabbing out. With this, you can just have it as a window.
    • Easy trick to take down the Incursion - by DrSNAFU
      Interesting tidbit about the Chosen Warbringer. (1st Nov '12: decommissioned, doesn't apply anymore)
    • 6k XP in 6 minutes - by Leeche
      Another angle on the Warbringer and his crew. (1st Nov '12: decommissioned, doesn't apply anymore)
    • How to change the GUI/HUD color - by Mavoc
      Be careful, altering of system files ahead.
    • About Latency - by evilm3nace
      Ermergerd, an explenertern of lag/latency. ;)
    • Real World Ores - by AishaLove
      A compilation of real world counterparts to the Crystite Hybrids in Firefall.
    • How to change Camera Offset - by electricsheep
      Quickie on how to change the camera offset to make 1st/3rd person view give a bit more overview.
    • Thumping 101 - by Kappus
      A helping video on how to thump, with loads of hints and tipps. (1st Nov '12: doesn't reflect current gameplay, general hints still apply)
    • Crit Spot on the Giant Melding Spawnling - by BlackDove
      They can be headshotted. Here's a video how to. (1st Nov '12: mob is currently removed from game)
    • Tips on how to improve in PvP - by Snowday
      A compilation of tips on how to get better at shooting people.
    • Battleframe Comparison Spreadsheet - A spreadsheet that tracks unlocks for frames.
    Firefall uses LUA and XML and as such, can be expanded with Addons of all kinds. Addons are downloaded as packed files and then unpacked into:

    Program Files Path\Red 5 Studios\Firefall\system\gui\components\MainUI\Addons

    If you never used Addons before, you probably have to create that folder. Keep in mind that every patch will empty out that folder. While your settings for all Addons preserved (elsewhere), the actual Addons need to be installed again.

    A much more convient way of managing your Addons is Melder.
    • Melder - by RadthorDax
      A Addon installer/deinstaller tool. Nifty.
    Not all Addons support Melder yet, but I highly suggest, if you want to get into making Addons, support this great tool and make your Addons compatible. :)

    Important: If you experience problems with any Addon, don't just deinstall it, but provide feedback in the respective threads. It'll help the coders out greatly - thanks!
    • World Alert - by Hanachi
      Informs you about SIN Uplink & Watchtower statusses via HUD markers.
    • Visible Coordinates - by Hanachi
      Displays your coordinates in the HUD.
    • Glider Helper - by Hanachi
      Tells you about your gliding angle.
    • Glider Graphical - by Hanachi
      A alternative gliding assistant Addon.
    • Weapon Range - by Hanachi
      Gives you a readout how far the point you are aiming at is.
    • Goals - by Hanachi
      Set XP/resources goals and get notified.
    • SpeedTracker - by Hanachi
      Shows your current and average speed.
    • Accuracy Meter - by Hanachi
      Accumulates data on your shooting and gives you accuracy values.
    • OmniTrack - by livervoids, now Hanachi
      Information Tracker for loot.
    • Thumper Status - by Hanachi
      Tracks information about Thumpers.
    • Reactor Bar - by Lemon King
      Complete UI replacement.
    • Personal DPS Meter - by Lemon King
      Displays your effective DPS.
    • Big Brother Team Frames - by Lemon King
      Tracks multiple players.
    • Strawhats everywhere! - by Lemon King
      Really, the Tidal Scavenger creeps me out.
    • Illuminated Focal Plane Reticule - by Lemon King
      Now that's a fancy, glowing reticule. Taste the rainbow.
    • Ammobar - by thanto_
      Displays your magazine as a bar like health & energy.
    • InGame Clock - by thanto_
      displays the ingame time.
    • Scope Sensitiviy - by thanto_
      Adjustable sensitivity while scoped.
    • ProxMe - by sammichofdoom
      Health bars of others without being squadded up.
    • Serverstatus - by sammichofdoom
      Displays server status in the login screen.
    • Surveyor - by Chanticrow
      Tracks scanhammer results on the map and archives them.
    • Site - by Chanticrow
      Add multiple waypoints to the map, allows grouped waypoints.
    • Reticulator - by thiconZ
      Alternative reticules & How to install Addons video.
    • x003 Reticules - by Cryptis Midnight
      Alternative reticules.
    • PingMe - by Godofdrakes
      Quick command to communicate coords in that chat window.
    • Twitterfeed - by ArkyChan
      Adds a Twitter ticker to your Firefall, can be configured for multiple accounts.
    • Ingame IRC - by ArkyChan
      Allows you connect to an IRC server and chat on IRC using the Firefall client chat.
    • Damagizer - by RadthorDax
      Alternate displaying of damage numbers.
    • Damage Tracker - by Angel of Mercy
      Tracks damage and healing dealt.
    • Lootify - by Godofdrakes
      Gives pop-up info on picked up items.
    • Prior Player List - by Lemon King
      Lists people you played with before.
    • "Turret-Chan" (working title) - by Hanachi
      Tracks turret kills and behaviour.
    • Loot Chat Fixer - by Omen964, continued by Hanachi, then Abyll, now Ced23Ric
      Seperate loot window.
    • Killstreaker - by andidymion
      Adds UT-style killstreak stuff.
    • Headshots! - by endidymion
      Coounts headshot kills.
    • SuperBestFriends - by RadthorDax
      Sorts friendlist by online status and alphabet. Implemented into core game.
    • Autojoin Squad Leader - by thiconZ
      Allows you to join your leader with a simple mouseclick. Implemented into core game.

    If you think that there is a guide that hasn't been written yet, but like to read, post here - maybe someone gets down and dirty. Same goes for Addons - if you have an idea, feel free to post it up as a request, and it shall be added to the list.
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  2. Hanachi Stellar Ponies

    Omnitracker's just called OmniTrack. Also, nice collection of resources there.
  3. Ced23Ric Gun Collector

    Added a couple more Addons & Hints. Fixed the name of OmniTrack. Thanks for the reminder! :)
  4. Hanachi Stellar Ponies

    Personal DPS Meter works with this patch, there's no need to make it seem like it isn't by adding r1409. Just wanted to give you a heads up.
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  5. Ced23Ric Gun Collector

    Yeah, I just checked that myself. Same with Loot Fixer, works fine.
  6. #6
    Ced23Ric awesomeness
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  7. Ced23Ric Gun Collector

    I am thinking about a guide for Firefall "lingo", as in, terms we use ingame that constantly raise questions. Valid?
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  8. #8
    I really love this post, should be the new introduction sticky. Way to compile!
  9. Ced23Ric Gun Collector

    Made several additions to the compendium.
  10. #10
    Ermergerd!!!!! My guide made it here!!!!..A few hours after I posted it, LAAAAAAAAAGGGGG!!!
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  11. Bolverker Founder

    Thx for adding me to your compendium. Much appreciated. The community should be sure to keep this bumped. It might as well be our table of contents :). Also completely redid my thread on some new facts that were brought to light yesterday. Good luck and keep up the hard work Ced23Ric :).

    Also it would help if everyone mentioned put this link in their threads so people can easily navigate through all the helpful guides.
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  12. Ced23Ric Gun Collector

    Added thanto_'s Scope Sensitivity Addon and AishaLove's real world ores.
  13. raqyee Lieutenant

    This is SO useful. Thank you.
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  14. #14
    Red5 needs to pin this up to the front!
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  15. Ced23Ric Gun Collector

    I love how it seems like this thread brought all the good guides and addons back to the front page. :D
  16. #16
    Can you add to PPL that its being redesigned.
  17. #17
    yavinskiocho here, love your reactor bar!!
  18. thiconZ Mentor

    Ced23Ric, on my Reticle adodn, there's a how to install addons for Firefall video, so you can embed that here in the addons part, and also my Auto-join Leader addon isn't on the list, it was been officially added into the game now, so not sure if you add that to the addon list or not. Also my Hardcore reticles (out of date but merged into my main reticle addon) isn't on the list, not sure what you put on the list and keep off of it. As for my main reticle addon Reticulator, it's more of a massive Reticle pack + enhancement.
  19. Ced23Ric Gun Collector

    Will do! :)
    I would like to keep things simple. Addons that are not under development anymore are not of interest. No offense, no hard feelings! :)
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  20. #20
    loot chat fixer is NOT up to date! installation of this addon will result in removal of it as well as a fresh install r5chat.lua... read second page of posts in its thread
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