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  • Updated 05/08/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.1.006
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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.

6.1.006 (08/05/2015)

- Updated list of archaeology projects with WoD projects. I apparently messed up and lost the file that contained the update in 6.1.001, it's now ok.
- Moved several UI templates to their own folder.
- Completely rewrote the Blizzard's DropDownMenu widget to use my own version.
I was tired of some of the constraints of their implementation, and of the loss of time it caused me every time I wanted to use one.
So I invested some time in making it my way.
- Account Summary -> The amount of uncollected garrison resources now appears in yellow when resources exceed 300, and in red when they exceed 450.
- Account Summary -> Added icons with drop-down menus to filter your list of alts by faction, level, profession and class.
- Account Summary -> Fixed the expand/collapse button that did not work anymore after the complete rewrite of the pane.
- Achievements lists updated ! (Thanks Bluemage29 for your help !!)
- Fixed a Lua error when viewing the Guild tab with an character not in a guild.

6.1.005 (20/04/2015)

- The garrison mission tooltip now shows a red exclamation mark '!' when no missions are active.
- In the account summary, the last column used to sort the view is now remembered, and is restored when you log in again.
- Character's tab: fixed a lua error when mousing over the professions' icon of a character that does not have 2 professions.
- Account Summary: modified the garrison followers pane to show followers at iLvl 675 and a column for their weapon/armor iLvl.


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  • #4028
    Date: 2011-01-17 19:17:04
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 5
    Message: ..\AddOns\Atlas\Core\Atlas.lua line 1023:
    attempt to index local 'base' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    Atlas\Core\Atlas.lua:1023: Atlas_Refresh()
    Atlas\Core\Atlas.lua:907: Atlas_Init()
    Atlas\Core\Atlas.lua:823: Atlas_OnEvent()
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
    Swatter, v3.2.3 ()
    Altoholic, v4.0.005
    Atlas, v1.18.1
    DataStore, v4.0.001
    DataStoreCharacters, v4.0.001
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v4.0.3.40000
  • #4027
    i'm getting a ton of taint errors in my log due to something about altoholic. here is an excerpt:
    Execution tainted by Altoholic while reading poiWorldMapPOIFrame4_1 - Interface\FrameXML\QuestPOI.lua:203 QuestPOI_HideButtons()
    1/16 21:41:13.721 Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1814 WorldMapFrame_UpdateQuests()
    1/16 21:41:13.721 Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1613 WorldMapFrame_DisplayQuests()
    1/16 21:41:13.721 Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:1690 WorldMapFrame_UpdateMap()
    1/16 21:41:13.721 Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:190
    1/16 21:41:13.721 SetMapToCurrentZone()
    1/16 21:41:13.721 Interface\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:157
  • #4026
    The skills section has a problem when you get to close to every recipe in the game learnt. It doesnt seem to be able to store them properly. E.g. my main has 199/201 cooking recipes and is still getting in the tooltip could be learned for the level 1 or level 20 recipes.
  • #4029
    Sounds like that could be related to the problems I'm seeing. I have two jewelcrafters, and 8 other characters on the server. When I go to look at JC recipes, several of them are being listed as "already known" by all of my characters. Even the ones without jewelcrafting.
  • #4025
    Get this error when opening a toons summary:
    Date: 2011-01-16 23:59:32
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...erface\AddOns\Altoholic_Characters\TabCharacters.lua line 799:
    attempt to call a nil value
    [C]: (for generator)()
    ...erface\AddOns\Altoholic_Characters\TabCharacters.lua:799: initFunction()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:69: UIDropDownMenu_Initialize()
    ...erface\AddOns\Altoholic_Characters\TabCharacters.lua:1196: OnLoad()
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:1:
    [string "*:OnLoad"]:1
    [C]: LoadAddOn()
    Altoholic\Core.lua:291: OnClick()
    Altoholic\Frames\AccountSummary.lua:402: Level_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
  • #4024
    I love this add-on..I seriously couldn't live without it and all my alts are leveling their professions so main knows what to farm for whom and it's just amazing!

    I want to thank you for your work on this!! I plug it to every person I know with alts!

    I do have a question..maybe a suggestion for a future release? Under the professions you have a lot of great sorting options but one thing I would love besides color, stats and level requirement. Is there any way you could consider being able to sort by minimum level of the item being made?

    For Druid is a leatherworker..I have other alts who wear leather too but they are lower levels than her. I would love to be able to sort all her designs to pick out the gear she can make exclusively for the level my alt needs instead of scrolling over each individual one to see what the requirements would be helpful to group them =)

    Just an idea. Thanks for making this add-on!
  • #4023
    i just finished heroic gundrak for the achievement and immediatley got the following error:
    I am posting here because the last line points to Datastore

    1x AceTimer-3.0: CancelTimer(handle[, silent]): 'table: 1CA1F3B0' - no such timer registered:
    GunGrats-2.2.2 - Updated for 4.0.x\GunGrats.lua:65: in function `?'
    CallbackHandler-1.0-6:147: in function

    : ?
    :"safecall Dispatcher[2]":13: in function `?'
    CallbackHandler-1.0-6:92: in function `Fire'
    AceEvent-3.0-3 (DataStore):120: in function

  • #4022
    Update, no Cata mats showing for Professions, now items in bags cannot be checked as there is no description when scrolled now seems that Thaoky is either away or is too busy playing Cata toupdate this once great addon :(
  • #4019
    Is it just me or is Altoholic not working properly?

    Every time I log in, I have to open Addon Control Panel and load it up; I believe that if I didn't have this addon, it wouldn't work at all.

    I would still be there, and up to date, it just wouldn't record things that my alts have or have done.
  • #4020
    it was doing the same thing myself...
    love alt .. but time to say goodbye..
    delete add-on and wow.. my FPS when way up
    got a replacement for the time being.
    works.. but miss alt
    Hope it is not dead...
    plz Thaoky let us know it's still alive.
  • #4018
    Is it perhaps possible to add the ability to track available/undone daily quests? I'm currently looking for a way to quickly check to see which of my alts has NOT done their dailies.
  • #4017
    Does this app work across multiple accounts? I have two seperate accounts and it would be nice to view the contents of my characters on the second account while logged into my first account.
  • #4016
    well, even if the mats for Cata items aren't being shown the items themselves are...better than no Cata items being shown. Still, a fix would be appreciated.
  • #4014
    I am a sad panda that this addon and author are MIA... Such a geat addon. Hopefully someone can take it over if the original author doesn't come back.
  • #4013
    Hello, i've problem with altoholic, ok not a real problem ...
    Anyway: If i open profession window on an alt character and use the sort like "material available" and log out/switch to another character, altoholic recognize those sort and i can see in the altoholic profession window for other characters only these sorting ... no matter as the twink can for sure made more things.

    Any ideas?
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