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  • Updated 09/12/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.2.007
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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.

6.2.007 (12/09/2015)

- Added Garona & Harrison Jones to the list of followers not recruited at the inn.
- Fixed guild bank tab icons displayed as a red square instead of the tab's icon.
- DataStore_Achievements: Fixed a Lua error at logon.


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  • #5081

    5.0.5 patch broke DataStore_Crafts :(

  • #5082

    " Ain't " patches great!

    You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

  • #5080

    skills on all alts not showing ?

  • #5079
    5.0.5 problem

    TY in advance. After today's 5.0.5 patch, I'm getting this error, whereas it worked fine last night:

    Date: 2012-09-11 15:27:09
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...terface\AddOns\DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua line 258:
       table index is nil
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: EnableAddon()
       [C]: LoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: UIParentLoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:373: TimeManager_LoadUI()
      Swatter, v4.0.2 (<%codename%>)
      NPCScan, v5.0.0.2
      NPCScanOverlay, v5.0.0.1
      Ace3, v
      AdvancedIconSelector, v1.0.5
      Altoholic, v5.0.001c
      AucAdvanced, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucFilterBasic, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucFilterOutlier, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucMatchUndercut, v5.14.5335.5225(5.14/embedded)
      AucStatHistogram, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatiLevel, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatPurchased, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatSales, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucStatSimple, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatStdDev, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      aucstattheunderminejournal, v1.5
      AucStatWOWEcon, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.14.5335.5133(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAppraiser, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAskPrice, v5.14.5335.5160(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilCompactUI, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.14.5335.5238(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilFixAH, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.14.5335.5237(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanButton, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanFinish, v5.14.5335.5153(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanProgress, v5.14.5335.4979(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanStart, v5.14.5335.5153(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilSearchUI, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.14.5335.5208(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.14.5335.4828(5.14/embedded)
      Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
      CollectMe, v2.0.2
      Configator, v5.1.DEV.335(/embedded)
      CTBarMod, v5.0003
      CTCore, v5.0003
      CTMailMod, v5.0003
      DataStore, v5.0.001
      DataStoreAchievements, v5.0.001
      DataStoreAgenda, v5.0.001
      DataStoreAuctions, v5.0.001
      DataStoreCharacters, v5.0.001
      DataStoreContainers, v5.0.001
      DataStoreCrafts, v5.0.001
      DataStoreCurrencies, v5.0.001
      DataStoreInventory, v5.0.001
      DataStoreMails, v5.0.001
      DataStorePets, v5.0.001
      DataStoreQuests, v5.0.001
      DataStoreReputations, v5.0.001
      DataStoreSpells, v5.0.001
      DataStoreStats, v5.0.001
      DataStoreTalents, v5.0.001
      DBMCore, v
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      Enchantrix, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      EnchantrixBarker, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      Gatherer, v4.0.2
      GoingPriceWowhead, v5.0.1347306896
      HealBot, v5.0.4.5
      LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.324(/embedded)
      Omen, v3.1.7
      Overachiever, v0.66
      Pawn, v1.6.5
      Possessions, v4.2.2
      QuestCompletist, v99.8
      Skada, v1.4-3
      SkadaCC, v1.0
      SkadaDamage, v1.0
      SkadaDamageTaken, v1.0
      SkadaDeaths, v1.0
      SkadaDebuffs, v1.0
      SkadaDispels, v1.0
      SkadaEnemies, v1.0
      SkadaHealing, v1.0
      SkadaPower, v1.0
      SkadaThreat, v1.0
      SlideBar, v4.0.2 (<%codename%>)
      Stubby, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      TheUndermineJournal, v2.3
      TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.315(/embedded)
      TomTom, vv50001-1.0.2
      WoWDBProfiler, v
      WOWEconPriceMod, v
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.0.5.50001 <us>

  • #5076
    Re: Altoholic Error

    Hi there 

    After log on and clean new install i get the follwing error message

    Date: 2012-09-10 20:25:42
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Events.lua line 462:
    attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'timeGap' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    Altoholic\Events.lua:462: BuildList()
    Altoholic\Events.lua:520: Init()
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
    (tail call): ?
    ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: EnableAddon()
    [C]: LoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: UIParentLoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:373: TimeManager_LoadUI()

    Any idea where i can eliminate this error?



  • #5072

    Great add-on. Thanks for all your work!

    Dropped characters causes Altoholic to take a long time to load. Possible timeouts waiting for servers to say "no such toon"?

    I still had the sub-directory for a deleted toon under WTF. Killed the directory and the apparent problems went away. However, after checking some of the other tabs, I went back to the summary tab and the toon (and the dump) returned. Obviously somewhere else that old toon needs to be exorcised!

    I think all the display issues that I experienced (bad clomns, weird overlaps, etc.) were a mea culpa. I didn't do a clean install after deleting that old toon. I just dumperd 5,0.001c on top of my old install. Bad idea, as this appeared to cause Altoholic to dump, display issues, etc. After wiping my Altoholic installation completely and reloading cleanly everything works fine.

    I miss my old e-mail and auciton house tallies though!


    Last edited by detley on 9/9/2012 11:41:31 AM
  • #5071

    I've been using this for the past few years, but I am having a problem that just will not resolve in this newest version.

    I have a total of 5 wow accounts, 3 that I keep active. They are all under the same account so that I only have to buy 1 of each mount and all the titles and mounts earned across all my characters are shared - a real godsend when you have dozens of alts at max level. 

    Now, Altoholic has an option at the top to show ALL ACCOUNTS on ALL REALMS, yet no matter how I set that option I can only view the ones on the current account. Any idea why? Is it because they are under the same account? I have 3 bank guilds that I 'd like this to help me organize, but if I have to split the accounts its a dealbreaker.

  • #5075

    I, too, am having troubles with multiple characters on multiple WoW accounts all linked under one account.

  • #5087

    Yes, the data is stored in wow\WTF\Account\account_name\SavedVariables

    Instances of WoW running under an account name cannot write to other account name directories.  The only way to get it into all your toons logins is to share between your accounts (just one toon per account).  Even so, it is static and will not update.  You need to re-share every couple weeks.

  • #5078

    Hey one thing that might work, try opening both accounts and going into account sharing and share it that way?


    Confirmed - I was able to share my account data that way, it's not auto-searching through their bags for comparision results, but I can access a lot of their data, its a start. Support for logging multiple accounts under a single would make this account donation worthy. I know you can't sell it, but if you can get that to make I will put down a sizeable donation.

    Last edited by Headchoppa on 9/11/2012 2:37:10 AM
  • #5070

    Im not sure what is causing this - but for some reason I can't sort my toons with the headings (name, amount of gold, /played time, average iLevel)

    I used to be able to click on the heading and it would sort the list by that category, nothing happnes right now its slightly annoying

  • #5068

    first off thx for the hard work to get Altoholic working on 5.04 in such short time.  Will void storage be incorporated?

  • #5067

    Void Storage is still bugged?

  • #5066

    With the german client the spellpower looks not right on all weapons. Altoholic says that my staff has 2004688 spellpower. o.O

    Last edited by Siljana on 9/8/2012 3:56:53 AM
  • #5077
    Quote from Siljana »

    With the german client the spellpower looks not right on all weapons. Altoholic says that my staff has 2004688 spellpower. o.O

    Same Problem here, but i've >58Million Spellpower ^^
    I'm using Version 5.0.001c

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