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    Default How do i asign x targets to y alts using focus?

    First off, cheers to Micah, Shockbeta, and Xzin for making multiboxing a "breeze"!
    Been playing with the idea since i first came upon a thread/video from Xzin, about a year ago, somewhere on the official wow-forums.
    But never gave it a second thought 'cause
    1) i'm just no good at multitasking.
    2) didn't have the cash for all the hardware.
    Then i stumbled onto this site yesterday, read thru alot, and dicided to give it a try just for fun, (had an extra 10day pass laying around anyway, shame to let it go to waste :lol: and putting my second PC to good use in the process.)

    I absolutely LOVE it^^. (just dual-boxing for now, but seriously considering triple --- no more due to Blizzards monthly fees :cry: )

    Now, everything seems to work smoothly, but having following problem:

    I can't find a macro that will:
    asign a target "x" to my alt "y" using /focus.
    (note: i'm only using Multibox, no other soft- or hardware, and only broadcasting keyboard, not mouse)

    The idea is to click mob, press F1-> make it target of party1, click other mob, press F2-> make that the focustarget of party2, etc...

    (bonus points if you can integrate skull/square/ the macro :wink: )

    I'm sure there must be an easy way to do this...


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    Sure this is pretty easy. NOTE: Due to the way latency and targeting in WoW works there is a delay between when one character targets a mob and when other characters are able to /assist or otherwise target it through the API. On my machine it is a delay of .5 to 1 second. So you will need to target, then wait, then use the macro, then target next, wait, use 2nd macro.

    On character X, create the following in-game macros:

    Lucky charm macro, bind to F1
    /script SetRaidTargetIcon("Target", 1);

    Lucky Charm macro #2, bind to F2
    /script SetRaidTargetIcon("Target", 2);

    On character Y, create the following in-game macros:

    Targeting macro, bind to F1:
    /target party1target

    Focus macro, bind to F2:
    /focus party1target

    You can adjust the raid target icon index however you like to get your preferred icons.
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 1); -- Star
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 2); -- Circle
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 3); -- Diamond
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 4); -- Triangle
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 5); -- Moon
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 6); -- Square
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 7); -- Cross
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 8 ); -- Skull
    SetRaidTargetIcon("target", 0); -- Remove RaidIcon

    I added an unnecessary space between 8 and ) to keep the forums from turning it into 8)

    Also, here is a cool macro that you may find useful, it will swap your target and focus. So whatever you have targeted becomes your focus, and whatever is your focus becomes your target. (Shamelessly ripped from WoWWiki)

    /cleartarget [target=target, dead]
    /clearfocus [target=focus, dead]
    /target focus
    /cleartarget [target=focus, noexists]
    /focus target

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    Works like a charm

    Thanks a lot Stabface!


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    Also: I recommend you check out the sticky in this forum "Useful multi-boxing macros" as well as the various macro guide / useful macros topics on as you can do many more complicated and useful things to really help your multiboxing become more efficient.

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