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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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  • #4968

    In Settings->About, the version is listed as 4.3.003

  • #4962

    Changelog so far for next version :

    - Fixed a Lua error when trying to scan glyphs on a low level character.

    - Fixed a Lua error when scanning Inscription.

    - Fixed invalid profession spell id's for Fishing & Herbalism.

    - Fixed a Lua error when mousing over a specific cell in the guild members pane

    Please don't report those issues anymore, they are fixed on my side, I will wait to see if there is more before releasing. Either in a few hours, or tomorrow.

    Edit: Sorry if I deleted some posts, I wanted to keep some readability for everyone.

    Last edited by Thaoky on 9/2/2012 11:12:42 AM
  • #4958

    Also, I can see some skills show as 535 max or 540 max (blood elf enchanter & dk engineer), but it doesn't seem to pick up the worgen +15 racial, shows 525 max instead of 540.

  • #4961

    The max values are returned by the game, nothing I can do about those :(

  • #4957
    Skills display '+2 Fishing' in the Header Tab

    Hi. This is another bug report.

    Summary -> Skills tabs display '+2 Fishing' which should display just 'Fishing'

    I think below lines should be changed from spell id 24303(+2 Fishing) to 7620(Fishing)

    Altoholic_Summary/TabSummary.lua : line 149 ~ line 152

    149 - title = GetSpellInfo(24303) -- Fishing
    149 + title = GetSpellInfo(7620) -- Fishing
    150   Columns:Add(title, 65, function(self) addon.Characters:Sort(self, "GetFishingRank") end)
    151   title = string.sub(GetSpellInfo(78670), 1, 4) -- Archaeology
    152   Columns:Add(title, 65, function(self) addon.Characters:Sort(self, "GetArchaeologyRank") end)

    also, due to string.sub function line 151, Archaeology displays weird header in the locale koKR. WoW uses unicode internally, so if you substring just 4 bytes from the spell name, you just get 1 Korean character (which doesn't mean anything). I think substring should only happen in enUS (or similar European languages)

  • #4959

    Thanks :)

  • #4956


    Message: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:361: attempt to index field 'Characters' (a nil value)
    Time: 09/02/12 11:24:28
    Count: 1
    Stack: [string "*:OnLoad"]:6: in function <[string "*:OnLoad"]:1>
    [C]: ?
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:361: in function `OnShow'
    [string "*:OnShow"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnShow"]:1>
    [C]: in function `Show'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:348: in function `ToggleUI'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Core.lua:152: in function <Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Core.lua:151>
    Interface\AddOns\Titan\LDBToTitan.lua:273: in function <Interface\AddOns\Titan\LDBToTitan.lua:271>

    Locals: msg = nil
    self = <unnamed> {
    0 = <userdata>
    origErrorHandler = <function> defined Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scripts>:4
    errorHandler = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\TradeSkillMaster\Util\ErrorHandler.lua:213
    handler = <function> defined *:OnLoad:1

  • #4960

    I would need more info on this one, what exactly were you doing ? Did you clean your sv files ? etc..

  • #4952
    [Bug Report] Fishing Skills are displayed 0/0

    Hi Thaoky. Thank you for the update.

    I installed the 5.0.001 and fishing skills of all alts are displayed as 0/0 in the Skill Summary Frame. All my alts have some fishing skills, and I had deleted Saved Variables before installation. My locale is koKR

    I think it is related with spell id 71691(+5 Fishing), which you hard-coded into Altoholic_Summary/Skills.lua and DataStore_Crafts.lua. After I changed them to 7620(Fishing) the problems are now gone.

    These are the lines I changed

    Altoholic_Summary/Skills.lua : line 205

    skillName = GetSpellInfo(71691)    ->    skillName = GetSpellInfo(7620)

    DataStore_Crafts/DataStore_Crafts.lua : line 73

    local SPELL_ID_FISHING = 71691    ->    local SPELL_ID_FISHING = 7620

  • #4953

    Thanks, will manually patch files my end, whilst waiting for bug fixes to be fixed.

    To fix tooltip header, change in Altoholic_Summary/Skills.lua ....

    DisplaySecondarySkillLevel(_G[entry..i.."FishingNormalText"], "fishing", 7733, line)


    DisplaySecondarySkillLevel(_G[entry..i.."FishingNormalText"], "fishing", 7620, line)

    Header in Skills tab, I can't fix as unable to find where it's setting it.


    Last edited by Daveo77 on 9/2/2012 10:13:26 AM
  • #4951

    Skills > Herblism shows 'No data: 0 Recipes' shouldn't have that line showing as Herblism can't learn any recipes.

    Skiils > Fishing shows 0 as skill level, instead of correct Fishing level. Tooltip show '+5 Fishing' instead of 'Fishing' in white text at top of tooltip. Header in windows shows '+2 Fishing' instead of 'Fishing'.

    Last edited by Daveo77 on 9/2/2012 4:46:09 PM
  • #4954

    I think I found the line that displays 'No data: 0 Recipes' on Herbalism

    Change spell id 13614(+2 Herbalism) to 2366(Herbalism)

    Altoholic_Summary/Skills.lua : line 232

    - if skillName ~= GetSpellInfo(13614) and skillName ~= GetSpellInfo(8613) then
    + if skillName ~= GetSpellInfo(2366) and skillName ~= GetSpellInfo(8613) then

    DataStore_Crafts/DataStore_Crafts.lua : line 69

    - local SPELL_ID_HERBALISM = 9134
    + local SPELL_ID_HERBALISM = 2366 

    Last edited by kimhyunkang on 9/2/2012 10:12:16 AM
  • #4949

    Removed SavedVariable\Altoholic.* and SavedVariables\DataStore*.*, also Interface\AddOns\Altoholic* and Interface\AddOns\DataStore*. Logged in with a storage character (level 1 shaman). Immediately got

    Date: 2012-09-02 16:04:02
    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): ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?()
       ...ore\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()

    Of course, she got no talents at level 1. Log out, log in, no change. With a level 85 hunter, this does not occur.

  • #4948

    I ran downstairs this morning like a kid on Christmas, brought up my Favorites list on Curse, and saw Altoholic at the top.  My joy was a sight to behold. 

    Thanks so much Thaoky!!  I've deleted the required files and I'm ready to alt my butt my off today.  Kiss

  • #4946

    "- Changed all drop down definitions to prevent tainting (Thanks ckaotik !)"

    THANK YOU! I believe this is what was tainting raid frames? I cannot live (in WoW) without Altoholic and had to disable it before each raid/BG etc. to prevent the tainting. I'll be so glad to put that behind me!

    Thanks for the update, all your hard work, and in general for this addon.

    Last edited by jeffreii on 9/2/2012 8:45:59 AM
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