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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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  • #4660

    I'm sorry to sound noobish but can you help me out a bit here? I downloaded the datastore_container part but I don't have a way to check my void storage as of yet. Could you explain what I need to do to get it all working?

  • #4655

    he did..


    r32 | thaoky | 2012-01-29 10:20:55 +0000 (Sun, 29 Jan 2012) | 1 line
    Changed paths:
       M /trunk/DataStore_Containers.lua

        Added support for void storage

  • #4643

    Hello guys,

    4.3.002 has just been uploaded and is awaiting admin approval.

    This update will be the last before a little while. No, the project is not stopped, but if you have followed my posts in the past year, you know time is an issue, and working on bigger features is almost never possible; this is why I have pushed back a lot of things.

    As Pandaria will soon appear on the horizon, I want to take the heads-up and start reworking a few things as of now, to prepare the support of new in-game features. But this cannot happen if short term releases get in the way (you do not want to see the state of WIP code, really ).

    Maybe the things I will rework will take less time than I think, and you might see "interim" releases along the way to 5.0, but this small sacrifice needs to happen, ideas are fresh in my mind, and I do not want to delay them too much, especially if they allow me to work in smaller time chunks in the future.

    The tabard pane I implemented in this release is a good example, it was coded in 2 hours, and my goal is to be able to decrease this time even further.

    As for the raid frame issue, I went a bit further in the analysis. It does well occur when the main module of Altoholic is active, and disappears when it is disabled. That said, I will insist again on the fact that Altoholic IS NOT guilty.

    When the problem occurs, I see in the eventtrace that 3 events named ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED are triggered, and Altholic is obviously listed as the cause, but the functions listed are functions THAT ARE NOT CALLED BY ME. I could see that they are part of AceGUI, but in all honesty, AceGUI is not more guilty than Altoholic is.

    My goal is to further analyze some depencies in the addon, maybe break the addon into one or two additional submodules, and get rid of AceGUI in the end (it's not much used in fact).

    Release .. ? When it's done of course

    Many thanks for the continuous support, keep having fun with the game, the addon, and with everything you do in life !

  • #4656

    5.0 ... beta will be here soon.. last patch is coming soon (this tue maybe?)

    if blizz follow they path like last time.. 3.3.5 came out in July.. cata beta came out late aug/sep?? (been abit) so about 1-2 month's after last patch..


    Hope you got beta access Thaoky to do some testing on your great ALT mod.

    Also hope you got some time to play !


    Last edited by Shadowrune78 on 1/30/2012 2:11:13 PM
  • #4644

    Great to hear that this addon will be there in the next expansion too :)

  • #4645

    Thank you so much for all your hard work. <3

  • #4641

    I got many many errors while in raid attempting to take Wintergrasp. Many of these errors happened multiple times, cause me to eventually lag out and disconnect. I can post them here, but that might be problematic as there were about 50 indiviual errors many happening more than once... Most/all seem to be involving Altoholic calling protected fuctions designated to raid frames.

  • #4640

    I absolutely love this addon, but ever since the last update it constantly crashes and makes me lag all over the place.  Had to uninstall it =( and now everything else is fine.  Hope the next update makes it run like it used to.

  • #4639

    is it possible to re-order the characters as they appear in the tooltip?

    thank you! :)

  • #4638

    The entire character frame is not working for me.

    From bugsack:

    1x Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got no value)
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: in function `initFunction'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:69: in function `UIDropDownMenu_Initialize':
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:1203: in function `OnLoad'
    <string>:"*:OnLoad":1: in function <[string "*:OnLoad"]:1>
    <in C code>: in function `LoadAddOn'
    Altoholic-v4.3.001\Core.lua:265: in function <Altoholic\Core.lua:263>
    Altoholic-v4.3.001\Core.lua:303: in function `OnClick'
    <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>


    10x Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got no value)
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:919: in function `initFunction'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:69: in function `UIDropDownMenu_Initialize':
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:860: in function `ToggleDropDownMenu':
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:729: in function `Icon_OnEnter'
    <string>:"*:OnEnter":1: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1>


    1x Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\Frames\Quests.lua:63: 'for' limit must be a number
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:355: in function `ShowCharInfo'
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:341: in function `ViewCharInfo'
    Altoholic_Characters-4.3.001\TabCharacters.lua:660: in function `func'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:706: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick':
    <string>:"*:OnClick":1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>

    Last edited by theredwolf on 1/25/2012 3:48:42 PM
  • #4637

    Is there anyway to remove guild information that you're no longer part of?  I've looked, but I'm hoping I just over looked it.

  • #4636

    i have narrowed down the issue with trade "Have Materials" filter that gets messed up. it is not altoholic, but it is within datastore, specifically 'datastore_characters' and/or 'datastore_containers.'

    if anyone is having similar issues, please comment. thanks!  :)

  • #4669

    Generally speaking, if you're having trouble with obselete info showing up in game about what inventory your toons have, such as (for example) a tooltip displaying when you mouseover an item listing that item in being on a toon or in guild vaults that don't exist anymore... what you can do is go into the folder in your WoW directory:

    World of Warcraft/WTF/Account/(your account name)/SavedVariables

    and then delete the files "DataStore_Containers.lua" and "DataStore_Containers.lua.bak"

    That will erase the addon's record of what items you have in any/all toons' inventories. Then you just have to log back into the game and it'll automatically create a new copy of each file. When you log into each of your toons and open their bags & banks and the vaults of any guilds you're in, it will then record the items that are there currently. I've done this fix a few times.

  • #4635

    Altoholic isn't showing my current auctions anymore, any ideas what may be causing it?


    Update fixed whatever was going screwy with the ah data being displayed, thanks for the fix.  Impressed at the quick turnaround on it.  So loving this addon.


    Last edited by redroach on 1/30/2012 10:29:39 PM
  • #4634

    I love this addon and it is a must for me to have it runnig.. tho since this last update i keep getting error messages every time i get into a raid group

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