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  • Updated 10/07/2013
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 5.4.004
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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.

5.4.004 (07/10/2013)

- Fixed showing the item source for crafts in the tooltip.
- Fixed LibCraftInfo.

5.4.003 (06/10/2013)

- Created and added support for 3 new libraries : LibCraftInfo, LibCraftLevels, LibCraftReagents.
These libraries intend to replace the lost functionality caused by tables reset to zero in LibPeriodicTable.
I now have my own dataminer, so these tables should be easier to maintain when a patch hits.
I also cleaned up some hard coded tables to now use the libraries instead.
Overall, the addon now consumes a little bit more memory, but the data sources are way more complete than before.
- Replaced the internal list of recipes by LibCraftInfo.
- Fixed the Characters -> Profession pane no longer showing reagents due to LPT changes.
- Fixed the Grids -> Tradeskills pane no longer correct due to LPT changes.


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  • #3823
    I was having something similar, uninstalling Altaholic & Datastores (then go into your AddOns directory and delete any datastore folders still there), then reinstalling Altoholic fixed the problem for me.
  • #3817
    Recent bug: when i access my professions with altoholic active they are all scrambled and do not show half the recipes I have. Turn off data store and the professions tabs are fine
  • #3816
    I get the following long error whenever i mouse over anything, ex: inventory items or my own gear on me. I have all addons disabled except for Addon Control Panel.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:253: attempt to compare number with nil
    Time: 11/10/10 21:20:46
    Count: 7
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:253: in function
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:440: in function
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:551: in function
    [C]: in function `SetBagItem'
    Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:780: in function `ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter'

    Locals: searchedID = 19120
    count = 0
    (for generator) = defined =[C]:-1
    (for state) = {
    Heroic Nights = "Default.Borean Tundra.Heroic Nights"
    Harleys Angels = "Default.Borean Tundra.Harleys Angels"
    (for control) = "Heroic Nights"
    guildName = "Heroic Nights"
    guildKey = "Default.Borean Tundra.Heroic Nights"
    altoGuild = {
    guildCount = 0
    tabCounters = {
    (for index) = 1
    (for limit) = 6
    (for step) = 1
    tabID = 1
    tabCount = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = 1
    (*temporary) = 19120
    (*temporary) = {
    SetDefaultModuleLibraries = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:381
    ToggleOption = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\Options.lua:151
    DeleteCharacter = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:408
    EnableModule = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:346
    modules = {
    baseName = "DataStore"
    IterateEmbeds = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:456
    GetModules = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:518
    UnregisterComm = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:181
    Printf = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:69
    SetDefaultModulePrototype = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:423
    defaultModuleState = true
    GetModuleLastUpdateByKey = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:550
    IsEnabled = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:465
    DisableModule = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:364
    RegisterModule = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:313
    RegisterMessage = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:118
    UnregisterMessage = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:181
    GetAccounts = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:502
    SetupInfoPanel = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\Options.lua:100
    SendCommMessage = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceComm-3.0\AceComm-3.0.lua:73
    GetGuildMemberAlts = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:626
    SetGuildBasedMethod = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:350
    SetGuildCommCallbacks = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:360
    UnregisterAllComm = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:202
    SetEnabledState = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:438
    enabledState = true
    RegisterEvent = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:118
    IsModuleEnabled = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:364
    GetCharacter = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\DataStore.lua:372
    IterateModules = defined @Interface\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:451
    Version = "v4.0.001"
    UpdateMemoryUsage = defined @Interface
  • #3814
    People having problems with turning in quests probably did not follow the upgrade instructions to do a clean install (i.e. delete the old versions of the folders) and delete all the DataStore and Altoholic user variables. I was having the same problem, and doing that fixed it permanently.

    I am seeing a problem when I display my character's spellbook in Altoholic: the "fly-out" skills for summoning pets seem not to be handled properly. In place of the "Summon Demon" command in my warlock's actual spellbook (which is like a menu that displays Summon Imp, Summon Voidwalker, etc) it shows "Blizzard", which is obviously a mage skill.

    For displaying my Mage's spellbook, there is a similar problem with the "Teleport" skill, which is another fly-out menu, and shows up as an empty box in Altoholic.

    So it seems this particular type of (new) spellbook entry isn't handled correctly.
  • #3820
    What upgrade instructions? I click the update button in curse client to upgrade. I looked around on this page, in the addon txt files, but I can't manage to find any upgrade instructions - mind pointing me in the right direction?
  • #3812
    I love this addon (leveling 7 toons at once) it saves me LOTS of time. It's been working just fine until I bought Pre-Release Cat and Blizz downloaded it in the background (no option just happens).. now Altoholic summary tab is the only one that works.. click on a toon & I get a blank screen.. can't see eq, bags, profs, etc. Re-installing it didn't help.. wanted to give the author and everyone else a heads up; I should've waited til 12/7.
  • #3824
    I was having something similar, uninstalling Altaholic & Datastores (then go into your AddOns directory and delete any datastore folders still there), deleting all of altoholics/datastore's saved variables, then reinstalling Altoholic fixed the problem for me.

  • #3811
    It seems that Altoholic (Datastore) gets confused when using Blizzard's Guild professions feature. Clicking on [View All] for a profession (tested with Tailoring and Leatherworking) results in the recipes that are shown to be flagged as "already known" by the character who opened the window.
  • #3810
    Does anybody have the same problem that everytime i log on a charakter i've got the message like "there are ne mails on other chars you want to see them?"
    i deactivate all the options for post/mail or something else but i still get this window.
    Anybody an idea? I delete all settings for this addon / reinstall it.

    But this addon is very cool and don't want to miss them!
  • #3809
    Great mod, but I've found that it doesn't update my fishing skill in the skills tab. I did delete all the directories/files mentioned when I upgraded to 4.0.1. Thanks!
  • #3807
    at the moment I do the daily quests at the tournament every day.

    I use the german client. After completing the quests, I can commit all the quests exept of one: Schlacht vor der Zitadelle / Battle Before The Citadel.

    I can commit this quest only when altoholic isn't loaded.

    Perhaps you can fix that? Do you need more information?

    mfg, Binolino
  • #3806
    @FerrisRocksFaces: Get Atlasloot Enhanced. Has the info you seek.

    Can't wait for the datastore skills to get fixed
  • #3805
    Search-function does not work 4 me :(

    Also the character-tab is broken...
  • #3804
    Could you add an option to search for just BOA's? Like, all BOA's. I have alot of Alt's and sometimes I don't remember who has what BOA's. It'd be nice to press a butt then says like "Give him a smack and he'll smack you back" and viola, it shows who has what BOA's.

    Or the Button could just say "BoA Location" or something. Jus'sayin.
  • #3802
    I had to disable datastore to finish Battle Before the Citadel.
    Just thought I would let you know.

    Take care.
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