|Maintained by||Dahk Celes (DDC)|
CTMod is a collection of user interface mods for World of Warcraft. It was originally developed during classic World of Warcraft and maintained by Cide and TS, who were the staff of the now-defunct website WoW.WarcraftStrategy.com. Others have since maintained the addon in subsequent expansions.
CTMod was historically very popular for raiding in Vanilla (especially the CT_RaidAssist addon), and since continues to be used for its general interface improvements. It is committed to working with the existing UI wherever possible instead of replacing it, and historically there was interaction between CTMod's development team and the WoW developers. CTMod can boast that some features originally offered by CTMod were since been incorporated partially or fully into the main WoW program.
CTMod works by having a central core mod into which other mods can be added and removed, similar to web browser plug-ins. A user may have as many or as few components of CTMod beyond the main one installed as they like. Installing a component is as simple as loading the addon containing it, and uninstalling simply means not loading the addon anymore. Components automatically register their options and control buttons with the main CTMod interface, thus keeping all controls for CTMod in one central location.
One part of CTMod, CT_RaidAssist (CTRA), was notable in early Vanilla as a precursor to modern raid frames. Other features like the "/raready" slash command were replaced by game's own /readycheck in Patch_1.11.0. With the launch of WoW Classic in 2019, the mod continues to be developed for both classic and retail editions.
CTMod originally had its own website, ctmod.net, until sometime in 2019 when that website stopped being maintained due to ongoing problems with domain hijackers. Those looking for the addon and subsequent updates were then strongly encouraged to visit the addon's webpage on CurseForge.
Cide and TS also worked on another project named CTScreens, which was a database for uploading screenshots. It was free registration, but only for a low number of screenshots. If you wanted more, you had to pay for "Epic" or "Legendary" access levels.
Previously, the CT Crew also maintained a site named CTProfiles, however, this was brought down in late spring, early summer. The site was used for custom profile; the user could create their own character and add their own choice of items to many different profiles. Cide and TS say that CTProfiles was brought down because it was consuming too much of their time, which had originally been meant for the development of CTMod.