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  • 127,439 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,265,638 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/25/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
  • 10,818 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.1.001
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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, Odysseüs on EU-Marécages 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.

6.1.001 (25/02/2015)

- Added support for Garrison missions ! Warnings are not in yet, but available and active missions are now visible in the characters' tab.
Note: Active missions can only be correctly tracked if the mission is started with this version of Altoholic, so currently active missions will be visible, but their expiration will not. Sorry, this info is not provided by the game, I have to "manually" keep track of it.
- Fixed the spam of mail expiry warnings, this time for good (hopefully ! feedback appreciated on this one!).
- Now refreshing the follower's pane immediately when the followers' list is updated.
- Updated list of followers not recruited at the inn.
- Updated list of archaeology projects with WoD projects.
- Cleaned up the .pkgmeta of DataStore modules, my sources tell me this should prevent some problems with the Curse Client :) (Thanks Myrroddin !)
- Removed "already known/could be learned by" information from tooltips for companions, as they have been account-wide for a while.
- More code cleanup.

Note: I made several attempts at fixing the double guild bank counters in the tooltip, thanks to all of you who sent me their SV files, the issue is now clear.
Nevertheless, a complete perfect fix is not yet possible, as Blizzard does not provide the real/full realm name to which the guild actually belongs.
The best I can get in my case is "MarécagedeZangar" when I actually expect "Marécage de Zangar", and that value is nowhere to be found in the API.
Long story short, I have to come up with a way to work around this that does not force you guys to respect weird conditions to make it work..


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  • #4162
    i reinstalled the update, and the dependencies and datastores r now all back and installed

  • #4165
    It's been a few time for me now. Whenever Altoholic is updated, the first time the curse client updates it, all the DataStore dependencies are erase from my AddOns folder. If I force an update from the Curse client menu, they get reinstalled properly.

    I'm using the no-lib setting. I'm wondering if there is something in the .pkgmeta or the .toc optional dependencies that is causing the issue or if it is a problem with the Curse client. Altoholic is the only addon for which I encounter this issue.
  • #4159
    Just wanted to let you know that the "X-Elerated" tab fairly clearly violates Blizzard AddOn policy.
    I don't really have a big issue with it myself (edited it out, guess that's violating your All Rights Reserved super-copyright, but excuse me if I don't care), but figured you should know.

    "4) Add-ons may not include advertisements.
    Add-ons may not be used to advertise any goods or services."
  • #4163
    This isn't the place for things like this besides the fact that I can't even find what you're talking about in the addon.
  • #4166
    The "X-Elerated" tab of the main window.
    I'm just trying to make sure it doesn't get Blizzard's attention due to an unintentional policy violation..
  • #4158
    Wonderful addon, cannot see me playing without it. I do have one question though.

    I understand how the account sharing thing works, but is there a way to import/copy data from an alternative account on the same PC without the need for both accounts to be logged in at the same time? I own/play several accounts from the same PC (I have family members with an account, I play 2 accounts).

    It would be great if I could just copy/past some data from one account folder to another on this PC.

    Thanks in advance, and thanks for all your work on this great addon! :)
  • #4157
    You do a great work and i ask you one thing:
    Is it possible to make same ‘item profession info tab’?
    For example:
    Coarse Thread: - Tailoring
    - Leatherworking

    And so on for every item usable for any profession.

    Have a nice day
  • #4155
    Datastore_Reputation needs fixed. It's screwing up the new update. Also Datastore_Skills is OOD. I re-installed 505d, works fine with Datastore_Skills turned off.
  • #4156
    Sorry 005d
  • #4153
    thanks for your addon
  • #4151
    this was working fine for me until i updated it today... now the "Datastore" file is missing and its a dependency for everything else and can no longer be enabled
  • #4152
    Edit... shortly after posting this i saw there was another update... the 'datastore' file has returned with that however the "datastore_characters' is missing
  • #4154
    same problem.. solution for me was to let curse client update the datastore files (happened automatically the next time i ran the client)

    good luck
  • #4150
    Is there an .exe that'll let me view my data that altoholic has stored without logging in? Sometimes I don't play for a few weeks, but I still have to keep track of my mail and it'd be great if I could find out what expires without having to login.
  • #4149
    Still after deletion and reinstallation showing no information. In addition got this error when click the character tab.

    Date: 2011-04-01 03:02:29
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...erface\AddOns\Altoholic_Characters\TabCharacters.lua line 919:
    bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got no value)
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ipairs()
    ...erface\AddOns\Altoholic_Characters\TabCharacters.lua:919: initFunction()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:69: UIDropDownMenu_Initialize()
    ...erface\AddOns\Altoholic_Characters\TabCharacters.lua:1203: OnLoad()
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:1:
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:1
    [C]: LoadAddOn()
    Altoholic\Core.lua:296: OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
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