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  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • 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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  • #5015

    Version 4.3 not supported on wow 5.0.4, please upgrade to 5.0.001c (just uploaded, awaiting admin approval), don't forget to clean your saved variables.

  • #5011

    I have reviewed posts made since yesterday, sorry no time to reply to everyone.

    Here is the changelog so far:

    - Fixed tooltip showing "No data" for herbalism in the Skills pane.. for good this time !

    - Fixed a Lua error when scanning glyphs.. for good this time too ! (Thanks Sylvannis)

    - Fixed a Lua error when clicking on glyphs, blaming DataStore_Crafts and/or DataStore_Achievements.

    - Note: About pets & mounts. I know that they are now account wide, but I will leave things as they are for a little while, that is at least until the expansion launches. I want to see how things actually turn out to see what has value or not, or what could be modified to remain useful.

    Also, I see here a few errors that are likely to be related to saved variables that were not deleted.

    Make sure this happens prior to using version 5.x

    I should release 5.0.001c in a couple of hours.


  • #5012

    thx  for info.,  your the best  ^^   Cool

  • #5010

    Hey, the Altoholic Summary isn't working right for me.  It's coming up on my screen as disabled and I can't seem to toggle it back.  Wanted to let you know.  Thanks for the update, everything else is working for me

  • #5009

    I am getting the following message when I open the altoholic window:

    Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua line 361:    attempt to index field 'Characters' (a nil value) Debug:    [C]: ?    Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:361: OnShow()    [string "*:OnShow"]:1:       [string "*:OnShow"]:1    [C]: Show()    Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:348: ToggleUI()    [string "*:OnClick"]:2:       [string "*:OnClick"]:1

    In addition, it says Altoholic is disabled in my main chat window.  This happens everytime I click on the summary tab.

    The other tabs appear to be working fine.

  • #5008

    I get this error when I try to relearn a talent:

    Date: 2012-09-03 15:30:37
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: AddOn: DataStore_Achievements
    Count: 4
    Message: Error: AddOn DataStore_Achievements attempted to call a forbidden function (RemoveTalent()) from a tainted execution path.
       [C]: RemoveTalent()
       ...rface\AddOns\Blizzard_TalentUI\Blizzard_TalentUI.lua:56: OnAccept()
       ..\FrameXML\StaticPopup.lua:3826: StaticPopup_OnClick()
       [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
          [string "*:OnClick"]:1

    Last edited by quwong on 9/3/2012 8:35:34 AM
  • #5007

    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...rface\AddOns\DataStore_Talents\DataStore_Talents.lua line 89:
       attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'value' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?
       (tail call): ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?()
       ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()

    Last edited by phoenixfeu246 on 9/3/2012 7:30:44 AM
  • #5006

    Date: 2012-09-03 11:39:40 ID: 2 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua line 47:    LibBabble-DigSites-3.0: Translation "Terrace of Gurthan Digsite" not found for locale "deDE" Debug:    ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:25:       ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:23    ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:47:       ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:28    Archy\Digsites.lua:1507: in main chunk Locals: None AddOns:   Swatter, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)   ACP, v3.4   Altoholic, v5.0.001b   Archy, v1.8.26_beta   DataStore, v5.0.001   DataStoreCharacters, v5.0.001   TomTom, vv50001-1.0.2   BlizRuntimeLib_deDE v5.0.4.50001 <eu>   (ck=d9)


  • #5005

    <p>Date: 2012-09-03 11:39:40 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua line 47: &nbsp;&nbsp; LibBabble-DigSites-3.0: Translation "The Spring Road Digsite" not found for locale "deDE" Debug: &nbsp;&nbsp; ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:25: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:23 &nbsp;&nbsp; ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:47: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; ...\Altoholic\libs\LibBabble-Boss-3.0\LibBabble-3.0.lua:28 &nbsp;&nbsp; Archy\Digsites.lua:1207: in main chunk Locals: None AddOns: &nbsp; Swatter, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches) &nbsp; ACP, v3.4 &nbsp; Altoholic, v5.0.001b &nbsp; Archy, v1.8.26_beta &nbsp; DataStore, v5.0.001 &nbsp; DataStoreCharacters, v5.0.001 &nbsp; TomTom, vv50001-1.0.2 &nbsp; BlizRuntimeLib_deDE v5.0.4.50001 &lt;eu&gt; &nbsp; (ck=d9)</p>

  • #5004

    Under the Grids tab, you still only have 10 character slots. Blizzard now lets you make 11 characters per realm. Update =D

  • #5000

    Under the characters tab, i am missing all the icons except for 'characters', i have done a clean install as well, also tried loading up with just Altoholic and Datastore enabled and I get the same result.

    Another minor issue is that pets dont have the "So and So" can learn this pet on the tooltip, I was pretty sure this was part of the addon, if it isnt i apologize.


    edit--- um I am blind, those icons are listed under the 'grids' tab, did not see that at first/


    Still am wondering about the pet tooltip if that is part of this addon or not.

    Last edited by Garfeeld on 9/3/2012 1:04:22 AM
  • #5003

    Non-combat pets are now account wide so having a tooltip to specify which specific toon can learn it is irrelevant at this point.  That aside, the tooltip does specify whether or not a pet is already known.

  • #5046
    I wasnt sure if you had seen the SS I posted about the pet tooltip issue, so I am reposting it, if this wasnt something Altoholic could do before, i apologize.
    >>>Quote from Garfeeld »

    No, the tooltip does not show if a pet is already known, if i physically have the pet in my bags, then yes.

    When checking a link, no it does not show if it is already known and I was pretty sure that it used to show that.




  • #5031

    No, the tooltip does not show if a pet is already known, if i physically have the pet in my bags, then yes.

    When checking a link, no it does not show and I was pretty sure that it used to



  • #4999

    everthing is working good except only part of my inscription has populated the profession list .  it only shows the inks i can make, none of the glyphs are listed

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