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  • 155,013 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 8,367,685 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/17/2014
  • Created 08/20/2008
  • 10,555 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.0.001
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About Altoholic

Hi, my name is Thaoky, and I'm an Altoholic :)

Altoholic is an Ace 3 addon written for people who dedicate most of their time to leveling alts, and who want to have as much information as possible in one addon. The main feature of the addon is the search functionality which allows users to search their alts' bags or loot tables in an Auction-House-like frame (see screenshots). All this with multiple-realms/accounts support.

About the addon & the author

I've been playing WoW since the European release, and I used to rely on addons like character viewer to check my alts' inventory, but since it was more or less abandoned and not always stable for me, I decided to write an addon myself and to improve the search feature as much as I could. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do :)

The addon has been in development since December 2007 and was officially released in late March 2008. It's still not final, and although it has considerably evolved since the initial release, there are still a lot of things I haven't had time to implement yet.
Please note that this is my first addon, and that English is not my native language.


- Languages supported: enUS, frFR, deDE, esES, ruRU, zhCN & zhTW.

- Account-wide data summary:

  • Characters' talents: Full talent trees & glyphs are supported for both specializations.
  • Money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account.
  • Bag usage: see at a glance which characters should get bigger bags (bag size, free slots and types included)
  • Characters' skills: skill summary on one screen, namely the 2 main professions + the 3 secondary skills as well as riding. I may add more if there's demand.
  • Reputations: a list of all the reputations of the current realm's characters. You can see at a glance if all your alts are at least honored with Honor Hold if you want to get the new 2.4 blue PVP set. Suggestions on how to grind reputations will be available soon.

- View containers (bags, bank, keyring) of all alts, on all realms.

- Guild banks : You have 10 alts in 10 different guilds on the same server, all of them with access to a guild bank ? Not a problem, you can see them all here.

- E-mail: allows you to see which alts have mail without having to reconnect them. The addon will tell you when mail is about to expire on a character. Threshold configurable (up to 15 days). Multiple realm support as well. Mails sent to a known alt (one you've logged on at least once) will be visible in the addon without having to reconnect it.

- Equipment: See the equipment of the current realm's alts in one screen. Very useful when purchasing stuff for your alts at the AH. Multiple realms supported. Right-clicking any equipment piece will allow you to find an upgrade, this feature is similar to the official wow armory feature, and is quite performant, even though it doesn't match the accuracy of the official one.

- Search: the most important feature of the addon, it uses an AH-like frame to display search results. You can either search bags on the current realm, on all realms, or a loot table.
The loot table is a table based on AtlasLoot, but which contains only item id's, and therefore keeps memory usage minimal.

The Search menu allows you to find items based on their name (even partial), level, type or rarity, almost like at the AH. It is also possible to search known recipes.

- Quest Log: See the quest logs of all your alts, as well as an indication of which alts are on a specific quest. Clicking on a quest link in the chat log will tell you which alts are on that quest.

- Suggestions: Currently, only profession leveling suggestions are available when mousing over your current level in a specific profession. Suggestions are based on the leveling guides posted on the official US forums (credit goes to their respective authors). The addon also suggests you where to quest/grind xp depending on your character level.

Suggestions were also added for the most recent factions. More to come later.

- Auction house: You can see which auctions/bids you've placed with an alt without being logged in or being at the AH.

- Professions: You can browse all known recipes in a thotbot like frame (see screenshot).

- Mounts & Pets of all your alts.

- Achievements are tracked for all you alts (see screenshot).

- Guild Members: a list of your connected guildmates, along with their alts (if they're using Altoholic too), and their average item level. Clicking their AiL will also allow you to "remotely" inspect their equipment.

- Guild Skills: a list of altoholic users in your guild, along with their alts and direct profession links. All professions are available in one click.

- Guild Bank tabs: a list of altoholic users and the time at which they last visited the guild bank. If you haven't visited the guild bank for a few days, you can remotely update your local data without going to a capital city.


The FAQ has been moved here :


  • I'd like to thank my guild, Odysse├╝s on EU-Mar├ęcages de Zangar, for assisting me since the earliest phases, thanks guys for everything you've done :)
  • Thanks to the wowace community, you've been very helpful and this addon would not be there without the technical answers you gave me (especially Xinhuan, author of BankItems)
  • Thanks to all the guys who are behind AtlasLoot, keeping the loot table up-to-date is a tremendous work, and the search functionality of Altoholic would not be what it is without your hard work.
  • Thanks to Ayindi (wowace) & sLiz3r (curse) for the German translation.
  • Thanks to NightOwl (wowace) for the zhTW translation.
  • Thanks to Wang (wowace) for the zhCN translation.
  • Thanks to Hellbot for the ruRU translation.
  • Thanks to Laumac for the frFR translation.
  • Thanks to IrregularByte for the esES translation.
  • Brykrys for the LinkWrangler support.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with every new expansion, many things have changed in the API, and it is REQUIRED to clear your Saved Variables for the addon.
This means cleaning the following files in \WTF\Account\<your_account>\SavedVariables : Altoholic.lua & All DataStore*.lua

There WILL be bugs if you use your old files without cleaning them first.
Some fixes to work around API changes are too time consuming, so cleaning is required. A meager price to pay once per expansion.

6.0.001 (17/10/2014)

- Added a pane in the Grids tab to track LFR lockouts across alts.
- Added support for the new void storage tab + reagent bank.
- Updated achievement lists.
- Updated tradeskills data (Grids tab)
- Fixed WoD related issues.
- DataStore_Reputations: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Reputations: LibBabble-Factions is back.
Note : seriously Blizzard why on earth is GetFactionInfoByID no longer returning data for the opposite faction's reputations?
- DataStore_Talents: talents & glyph scanning is temporarily fully disabled. UI is still missing too, sorry about that.
- DataStore_Quests: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new void storage tab.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new reagent bank.
- LibCraftInfo: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftLevels: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftReagent: updated for WoD.
- Currencies pane: removed unrequired tooltip.


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  • #4640

    I absolutely love this addon, but ever since the last update it constantly crashes and makes me lag all over the place.  Had to uninstall it =( and now everything else is fine.  Hope the next update makes it run like it used to.

  • #4639

    is it possible to re-order the characters as they appear in the tooltip?

    thank you! :)

  • #4638

    The entire character frame is not working for me.

    From bugsack:

    1x Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got no value)
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: in function `initFunction'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:69: in function `UIDropDownMenu_Initialize':
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:1203: in function `OnLoad'
    <string>:"*:OnLoad":1: in function <[string "*:OnLoad"]:1>
    <in C code>: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Altoholic-v4.3.001\Core.lua:265: in function <Altoholic\Core.lua:263>
    Altoholic-v4.3.001\Core.lua:303: in function `OnClick'
    <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>


    10x Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got no value)
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: in function `initFunction'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:69: in function `UIDropDownMenu_Initialize':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:860: in function `ToggleDropDownMenu':
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:729: in function `Icon_OnEnter'
    <string>:"*:OnEnter":1: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1>


    1x Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\Frames\Quests.lua:63: 'for' limit must be a number
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:355: in function `ShowCharInfo'
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:341: in function `ViewCharInfo'
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:660: in function `func'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:706: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick':
    <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>

    Last edited by theredwolf on 1/25/2012 3:48:42 PM
  • #4637

    Is there anyway to remove guild information that you're no longer part of?  I've looked, but I'm hoping I just over looked it.

  • #4636

    i have narrowed down the issue with trade "Have Materials" filter that gets messed up. it is not altoholic, but it is within datastore, specifically 'datastore_characters' and/or 'datastore_containers.'

    if anyone is having similar issues, please comment. thanks!  :)

  • #4669

    Generally speaking, if you're having trouble with obselete info showing up in game about what inventory your toons have, such as (for example) a tooltip displaying when you mouseover an item listing that item in being on a toon or in guild vaults that don't exist anymore... what you can do is go into the folder in your WoW directory:

    World of Warcraft/WTF/Account/(your account name)/SavedVariables

    and then delete the files "DataStore_Containers.lua" and "DataStore_Containers.lua.bak"

    That will erase the addon's record of what items you have in any/all toons' inventories. Then you just have to log back into the game and it'll automatically create a new copy of each file. When you log into each of your toons and open their bags & banks and the vaults of any guilds you're in, it will then record the items that are there currently. I've done this fix a few times.

  • #4635

    Altoholic isn't showing my current auctions anymore, any ideas what may be causing it?


    Update fixed whatever was going screwy with the ah data being displayed, thanks for the fix.  Impressed at the quick turnaround on it.  So loving this addon.


    Last edited by redroach on 1/30/2012 10:29:39 PM
  • #4634

    I love this addon and it is a must for me to have it runnig.. tho since this last update i keep getting error messages every time i get into a raid group

  • #4633

    Keeps telling me I have mail is about to expire.  I have unistalled and then reinstalled exept I kept the save data. Do i really need to delete everythingto fix this or is there another way?

  • #4642

    Which character does it say is going to have the mail expire? If it's one you haven't logged into in a while log in again and check the mail on that character (and empty the mailbox if needed). If that character doesn't exist, you can purge the data for that single character in the options menu. If it was a character on a seperate account that was synced to yours, you'll need to sync again with that account, but this time uncheck mail in the what info to sync options.

  • #4632

    I love this addon but i keep getting error messages. Do i need to clear something out?

  • #4629

    i have noticed that only while altoholic and the datastore components are on, filtering recipe lists in professions doesn't display properly. it will for your current profession you are viewing, but upon changing to another profession, nothing is filtered, yet the filter (blizzard's) still appears at the top.

    UPDATE: i can now confirm that it is only the "Have Materials" filter that gets messed up. The "Has skill up" filter seems to not be an issue. When both are applied, the problem persists.

    Last edited by menace97 on 1/20/2012 9:08:13 PM
  • #4628

  • #4630

    Delete all your SavedVariables --- datastore and altoholic file's ..

  • #4627

    I am having trouble with sharing my info across 2 accts.  Both accts are on the same server and both computers have this addon.  Both accts have been logged in and both toons selected and the sharing screen brought up and shared, but nothing is on the other's acct for the other acct.  I have also went into the addon's area for sharing information and have added all the toons from both accts on each acct and have the appropriate boxes marked but once again, when either acct is looked at, only the info for that acct shows up.  Now when I have toons on different servers but same acct, those will show up.  Was this sharing feature across multiple accts disabled?

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