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Fast Ride  Updated this week!
Version: 1.3
by: Shadowfen [More]
Automatically add Rapid Maneuvers to your skill bar and remove it again. === WHILE YOU ARE NOT IN COMBAT ===

More accurately, this addon allows you to enter and leave "Rapids-mode" in a variety of ways - some of them automatic. "Rapids-mode" is simply when the Rapid Manuever skill (or whatever morph you have) is placed on your active bar in the slot that you specify in the settings. When you are not in "Rapids-mode", your bar is returned to its original assignments. There is also a visual indicator (icon) displayed on screen to tell you if you are or are not in rapids mode
  • Gold horse - You are in rapids mode. Rapids is currently on your bar.
  • Dark horse - You are not in rapids mode. Your original bar is current.
  • Purple (and pink) horse - You were in rapids mode when you entered combat and tried to leave rapids mode in combat (too late). You will have rapids on your bar until you get out of combat. Once you leave combat, rapids will be removed from the bar and you will have your original skills back.
Why the purple/pink horse? It is bright and very distinct from the (also bright) gold horse (both of which tells you that your bar currently has rapids on it).

You control which slot is used to temporarily house the Rapids skill when you are in Rapids-mode with a settings option. When you change active bars while in Rapids-mode, the Rapid Maneuvers skill will be added to the second bar as well. When you leave Rapids-mode, the skill will be removed from the active bar and replaced with whichever skill you originally had there. Likewise, when you swap bars, the original skill will be replaced on the new active bar as well. Since only the active bar can be changed by an addon, if you changed bars while in Rapids-mode then you must change bars again while you are out of Rapids-mode to restore your bars to original settings.

You control when you are automatically put into or removed from "Rapids-mode" through the addon settings.

Things that can put you into Rapids-mode:
  • Mounting your horse or other creature (controlled by setting)
  • Pressing the key bound to the Toggle Rapids control binding
  • Having the currently active Rapids effect within a certain number of seconds of expiring while you are mounted (controlled by setting)
  • Typing /fastride.key in chat
Exiting from Rapids-mode:
  • Dismounting from your horse or other creature
  • Pressing the key bound to the Toggle Rapids control binding
  • Executing the Rapid Maneuvers skill from your bar
  • Typing /fastride.key in chat
Any of the techniques for exiting mode can be used after any of the techniques for entering Rapids-mode. So for instance, you can mount your horse, and use the keybind to leave mode instead of dismounting.

In order to use the key binding on your toons, you must set up the key binding for each of your characters that you want it to be setup for. ESO does not provide a way to set a key binding that is remembered account-wide.

Be aware that you do not want to be in Rapids-mode when you go into combat. Due to the limitations of the game, you (and this addon) are not allowed to make changes to the weapon bars while you are in combat. This means that if you are in Rapids-mode (i.e. have Rapid Maneuvers slotted) and someone attacks you, you are stuck with Rapids in that slot until you leave combat again. Therefore, it is in your best interests to be in Rapids-mode for as little time as possible.

Also, if you swap weapons while you are in Rapids-mode, then Rapids will be added to the second bar as well - but will not be removed from the first bar until the first time that you swap back while you are no longer in Rapids-mode. This is because from an addon, you can only change the active belt and the addon is only notified of the new active belt after the former is not active anymore. This can become a problem if you go into Rapids-mode, swap weapons to set 2, go out of Rapids-mode, and then go into combat; your first bar will still have Rapids on it and cannot be changed back until you leave combat. My recommendation is to avoid swapping weapons bars while in Rapids-mode - especially when you are in Cyrodiil and prone to being attacked unpredictably.

Note: If a character has not yet earned the Rapid Maneuvers skill, this addon will do nothing for that character.


For those familiar with the addon "Assist Rapid Riding", while similar in concept this addon was implemented quite differently. What that means for you is that this addon can seamlessly replace and restore the skill when you use either the keybind or autoswapping on mounting or unmounting and can also handle weapons bar swapping.
1.3
  • API Bump

1.2
  • Removed dependency that was accidentally included in the last release.

1.1
  • Fix automatic reenabling rapids ability bug.

1.0
  • Works with Morrowind & Dragon Bones
  • Added a rapids mode status icon that can be displayed on screen to tell you when you are in rapids mode or not. The gold horse is for rapids mode when rapids is on your belt. The dark horse is for when you are not in rapids mode. The purple horse is for when you tried to switch out of rapids mode while in combat - so it indicates that when you leave combat, rapids will be taken off of your bar.
  • Modified so that when you morph the skill that is supposed to be on your bar but is currently replaced by rapids, the morphed skill is restored to your bar.
  • Modified the reset on effect fade so that it only puts rapids back on the belt when the current effect fades AND you are mounted. It will not be put back on the belt automatically if you are not on your horse.
  • Completed addon description/explanation
  • Changes some of the settings descriptions
  • Release by Shadowfen

1.0Beta
  • Beta Release by Shadowfen
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Unread Yesterday, 11:07 AM  
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Originally Posted by Yori
don't work with summerset
What's wrong? It's working for me.
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don't work with summerset
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It sometimes reverts back sometimes doesn't. With this unstable attitude this addon has no meaning, unfortunately. Amazing addon, but it makes me mad when I press Manevuer button but it doesn't revert back to my old skill.
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Originally Posted by GamingOldDude
Hi Shadowfen, I've tested the addon and had two problems.

1. The visual indicator (icon) is not working (so i turned it off)

2. In the preferences i selected slot 2 and it was working fine. After a couple of hours gaming the Rapid maneuvers skill was on bar 1 en 2 and would not go away. I used the skill menu to put my normal skills back but after a bar swap rapid maneuvers was back. The only way to remove the skill was to switch the addon of and reload the ui. Then i switched the addon back on, reload the ui and it was working again. There was no error report. The key bind normally works but when i had the error it didn't.
I've had reports from people of the rapids skill suddenly not leaving the bar when it had before. You can try typing /fastride.reload in chat so that the addon can rescan you sklls (in case something changed like a new skill opened up or you placed a skill point).

There is also the case of the Wall of Elements skill which cannot work in the rapids slot because ESO is reporting two different id numbers for it at different times - so the addon cannot recognize it to put it back. In that case, you have to put a different skill in the slot that you use for rapids and put Wall of Elements in one of the other slots.
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Re: Strange Occurance

Originally Posted by Martok73
Here's what's happening: Mount up, rapid manuvering skill slotted on action bar, press button to activate, normal skill returns to bar, press shift key to go faster, few moments into gallop the rapid manuver skill is placed back on the action bar long before the timer expires, press button again to remove rapids from bar.

This is happening on every character, every slot, every timer interval... BUT it does not happen every single time, sometimes the addon works flawlessly, and sometimes this very strange occurance happens, it's a roll of the dice as to whether it works without continually replacing normal skill with rapids before timer expires or not.

Also there is no error or anything when it happens either.
I am at a loss for fixing the problem, because I see similar things (like riding along and suddenly I running along trying to cut the grass with my sword) even without FastRide enabled ever since one of the more recent patches.
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Unread 04/21/18, 01:21 AM  
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Strange Occurance

Here's what's happening: Mount up, rapid manuvering skill slotted on action bar, press button to activate, normal skill returns to bar, press shift key to go faster, few moments into gallop the rapid manuver skill is placed back on the action bar long before the timer expires, press button again to remove rapids from bar.

This is happening on every character, every slot, every timer interval... BUT it does not happen every single time, sometimes the addon works flawlessly, and sometimes this very strange occurance happens, it's a roll of the dice as to whether it works without continually replacing normal skill with rapids before timer expires or not.

Also there is no error or anything when it happens either.
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Hi Shadowfen, I've tested the addon and had two problems.

1. The visual indicator (icon) is not working (so i turned it off)

2. In the preferences i selected slot 2 and it was working fine. After a couple of hours gaming the Rapid maneuvers skill was on bar 1 en 2 and would not go away. I used the skill menu to put my normal skills back but after a bar swap rapid maneuvers was back. The only way to remove the skill was to switch the addon of and reload the ui. Then i switched the addon back on, reload the ui and it was working again. There was no error report. The key bind normally works but when i had the error it didn't.
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Re: Re: Doesn't Remove Rapids

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Originally Posted by Martok73
Hi, love the addon, and it is working for all of my characters BUT 1. For 6 of my characters the addon does exactly what it is supposed to do, it puts Rapid Manuvers skill on the bar when I mount up and removes it as soon as I hit the button, then does it all again when the buff fades.... But I have 1 character that for some reason the addon will not put the original skill back on my bar no matter what I do, no matter how I change the settings, nothing works. I mount up and the addon puts Rapid Manuvers on the bar, but when I hit the button the skill stays, it does not remove rapid and put the original skill back at all, I have to do it by hand, which defeats the purpose. I have no clue as to why it works great with the exact same settings on my other 6 characters but refuses to work correctly on the 1 character, it just baffles me. So any ideas or help is welcome because I want to use the addon for all my characters not just 6 out of 7 of them thank you.
Is your problem character a non-vet (50) level and the rest of them vet level? Or vice versa? Did you open or morph a skill while in Rapids Mode? Is the character a different class from all your other chars where FastRide works?

Some things to try while in-game:
  • Type /fastride.reload into the chat window and see if that fixes the problem. (It reinitializes only FastRide without having to wait on all your other Addons the way that /reloadui does.)
  • Change the skill that is currently in the rapids slot to a different skill - move the one that was there to a different slot.

You can try saving the FastRide saved variables file elsewhere and seeing if starting with fresh settings solves the problem. The saved variables file FastRide.lua is typically in the Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\SavedVariables directory. You could temporarily rename it to something like FastRide-save.lua (while you are NOT logged in to ESO) and then start up ESO to test it that way with new settings.

For finding out information (in-game):
  1. Turn on debug mode for FastRide by typing /fastride.debug in chat.
  2. Then mount your horse. You will see messages prefixed with [FastRide] in chat describing what happened.
  3. The hit the button as you described above, and look at the [FastRide] messages again in chat.
  4. Please send me these messages (or screencaps of them) to help me in figuring out what is going on.
  5. Then type /fastride.debug again to turn off debug mode (so your chat won't continue to be cluttered with messages).
I only have 1 char that is lvl 50, and the one it isn't working on is a MagDK, but it works fine on my StamDK. I completely uninstalled the addon then reinstalled it, made sure it worked fine on all other chars then tried the one that it wasn't working on using the same default settings as I did on the rest of my chars. 1st attempt same results, would place rapids on the bar but would not remove it. I tried using a different bar slot swapping from slot 1 to slot 5, and that worked...this time.. before it had not... I then tried to duplicate it on my other working chars, and found out it was the skill I had in that slot on the bar. The addon is not recognizing the Wall of Elements morph Blockade of Fire/Storms and thus won't replace it back on the bar after activating rapids. Swapped positions of my blockade with another skill and it worked just fine. Repeated this on every char I have to confirm that the addon is not "seeing" or does not know to put Blockade back on the bar. Hopefully with this new info you'll be able to add that skill to the addon to prevent anyone else from running into the same issue...
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Re: Doesn't Remove Rapids

Originally Posted by Martok73
Hi, love the addon, and it is working for all of my characters BUT 1. For 6 of my characters the addon does exactly what it is supposed to do, it puts Rapid Manuvers skill on the bar when I mount up and removes it as soon as I hit the button, then does it all again when the buff fades.... But I have 1 character that for some reason the addon will not put the original skill back on my bar no matter what I do, no matter how I change the settings, nothing works. I mount up and the addon puts Rapid Manuvers on the bar, but when I hit the button the skill stays, it does not remove rapid and put the original skill back at all, I have to do it by hand, which defeats the purpose. I have no clue as to why it works great with the exact same settings on my other 6 characters but refuses to work correctly on the 1 character, it just baffles me. So any ideas or help is welcome because I want to use the addon for all my characters not just 6 out of 7 of them thank you.
Is your problem character a non-vet (50) level and the rest of them vet level? Or vice versa? Did you open or morph a skill while in Rapids Mode? Is the character a different class from all your other chars where FastRide works?

Some things to try while in-game:
  • Type /fastride.reload into the chat window and see if that fixes the problem. (It reinitializes only FastRide without having to wait on all your other Addons the way that /reloadui does.)
  • Change the skill that is currently in the rapids slot to a different skill - move the one that was there to a different slot.

You can try saving the FastRide saved variables file elsewhere and seeing if starting with fresh settings solves the problem. The saved variables file FastRide.lua is typically in the Documents\Elder Scrolls Online\live\SavedVariables directory. You could temporarily rename it to something like FastRide-save.lua (while you are NOT logged in to ESO) and then start up ESO to test it that way with new settings.

For finding out information (in-game):
  1. Turn on debug mode for FastRide by typing /fastride.debug in chat.
  2. Then mount your horse. You will see messages prefixed with [FastRide] in chat describing what happened.
  3. The hit the button as you described above, and look at the [FastRide] messages again in chat.
  4. Please send me these messages (or screencaps of them) to help me in figuring out what is going on.
  5. Then type /fastride.debug again to turn off debug mode (so your chat won't continue to be cluttered with messages).
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Doesn't Remove Rapids

Hi, love the addon, and it is working for all of my characters BUT 1. For 6 of my characters the addon does exactly what it is supposed to do, it puts Rapid Manuvers skill on the bar when I mount up and removes it as soon as I hit the button, then does it all again when the buff fades.... But I have 1 character that for some reason the addon will not put the original skill back on my bar no matter what I do, no matter how I change the settings, nothing works. I mount up and the addon puts Rapid Manuvers on the bar, but when I hit the button the skill stays, it does not remove rapid and put the original skill back at all, I have to do it by hand, which defeats the purpose. I have no clue as to why it works great with the exact same settings on my other 6 characters but refuses to work correctly on the 1 character, it just baffles me. So any ideas or help is welcome because I want to use the addon for all my characters not just 6 out of 7 of them thank you.
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hi, very nice and useful
I was wearing but I had to off because several times he did not put the original skill back into the slot
You should improve this so it would be perfect.
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Originally Posted by Baertram
Imo rebuilding existing addons like "Assist Rapid Riding" (http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info1...pidRiding.html) only makes sense if the addon is broken. As ARR isn't broken and works pretty well:
I guess you developed it to learn stuff etc.

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ARR is also handling weapon bar swaps properly. It's just hiding the skill after usage so if you get into combat the skils are "restored before" properly. This is really working well and all you need to do is change the settings to your needs.
I do not understand, what is the problem of having similar mods?

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Originally Posted by Baertram
Imo rebuilding existing addons like "Assist Rapid Riding" (http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info1...pidRiding.html) only makes sense if the addon is broken. As ARR isn't broken and works pretty well:
I guess you developed it to learn stuff etc.

FYI:
ARR is also handling weapon bar swaps properly. It's just hiding the skill after usage so if you get into combat the skils are "restored before" properly. This is really working well and all you need to do is change the settings to your needs.
The truth is that ARR did not do what I wanted and yes, I gave it a month of trying different settings and scenarios. So, I developed Fast Ride to provide features that worked the way that I wanted them to. While Fast Ride is similar in concept to Assist Rapid Riding, it is not like it. The differences, aside from the visible indicator, are subtle and difficult to explain and I did not really try to. <shrug>

ARR does have a problem of mixing mount/unmount and keybinds - it even says so in the description. One of the things that I wrote into FastRide is that it does not care either way which you use.

For those that like Assist Rapid Riding, please continue to use it - it works for you. If you find situations or issues where ARR is not working for you the way that you want, you might want to try FastRide. It might work better for you - it does work differently. In short it tries very hard not to be surprising...
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Imo rebuilding existing addons like "Assist Rapid Riding" (http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info1...pidRiding.html) only makes sense if the addon is broken. As ARR isn't broken and works pretty well:
I guess you developed it to learn stuff etc.

FYI:
ARR is also handling weapon bar swaps properly. It's just hiding the skill after usage so if you get into combat the skils are "restored before" properly. This is really working well and all you need to do is change the settings to your needs.
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Originally Posted by VexingArcanist
Perhaps I am missing something but as soon as it is used it is removed from the bar and does not return unless I unmount and remount....it should remain on the bar while mounted otherwise it's fairly useless.
Go to settings and turn on "Reenable when effect fades", or set the key bind so that you can hit a key to toggle rapid mode, or turn off the setting that removes it from the bar when used.

The point of this mod is to let you travel quickly and then have 5 combat/healing skills on your bar when you get to where you are going - without having to pause to change your bar again.

When you play PVE, you can choose to do any of the settings that I mentioned above because you pretty much control when you enter combat.

For playing PVP, you probably want to only do rapid mode when you mount and then use the key bind to re enable when you need it so that most likely when you are attacked you will still have your 5 combat/ healing skills ready to go. There you don't necessarily get to choose when you enter combat, so you must minimise the amount of time that rapids camps our on your bar.
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