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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 10,083,969 Total Downloads
  • 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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  • #3697
    Consider me thoroughly impressed with this addon. :) After finding it today and exploring it a bit, while being continually thrilled with all the available data, I can only find one thing more I could ask of it.

    I'd love to be able to see my alt's friends and ignore lists with an option to easily and a friend (or all friends) listed to the current character.

    Thanks for all the time you put into this. I can see myself relying on this countless times a day!
  • #3722
    Not in the near term, but that may happen later.
  • #3695
    The datastore has been causing all sorts of issues in this latest patch. First, it was preventing me from turning in quests, so I turned datastore_quests off (got an explosion message when I tried to turn in a quest). Then, for the Headless Horseman run, every time I moused over the pumpkin to summon the HH, the entire game froze. It was remedied after I disabled ALL of datastore. Even after update, datastore is still a problem & remains dissabled.
  • #3696
    No offense, but like many others, you simply forgot to read the changelog and clean both your installation directories and your saved variables.

    This is a mandatory step.

    The HH issue is not caused by Altoholic at all, it's a Blizzard bug related to tooltips.

    Use this macro to disable them, it solves the problem.

    /script GameTooltip.Temphide = function() GameTooltip:Hide() end; GameTooltip:SetScript("OnShow", GameTooltip.Temphide);
  • #3694
    First of all I love your mod, it's great!
    Unfortunately I've an issue with the latest version (4.0.002). Whenever I click any tab or any character, I get this error: Interface\Addons\Altoholic\Frames\AccountSummary.lua:81:attempt to index field 'Characters' (a nil value)

    I can't do anything with the mod but see the main window, any action (open a character, click on a tab, anything) shows an empty window and this bug. I've already cleared SavedVariables and installed clean the mod from scratch.

    What should I do?

    Thank you again :)
  • #3690
    Curse Updater won't work for Altoholic... I must download it manual and install... otherwise it don't install the latest datastore-Addons
  • #3691
    Yes, I've noticed that the curse updater deletes all the datastore addon folders when updating altoholic. Weird.
  • #3702
    I'm having the same problem... which is quite annoying considering how frequent updates are post-patch... I update all addons daily and then have to redo altoholic if there was an update.

    What exactly is causing this? Curse Client worked fine before for updating altoholic
  • #3716
    From what I've gathered, you should disable getting alpha updates with the updater (for this addon only).
  • #3675
    Cleaning a few more posts.

    To solve a problem with :

    - DataStore_Skills.
    - DataStore_Quests.
    - Tooltip Error

    Please delete your Saved Variables before launching the latest update !
  • #3677
    Oh, and the error in TabOptions requires the same action to be taken.
  • #3672
    Ok, call me daft if need be, but Altoholic depends on DataStore for it's info, and DataStore hasn't been updated since 3.3. Have hauled through Curse and the web, but can find no updates anywhere for it.

    Altoholic might be stable, but if it's dependacy is buggered, then surely it will never work correctly?

  • #3673
    Um... every datastore_xxx library has been updated except datastore_skills (don't install that one). Try again.
  • #3688
    Not sure where you are picking that info up from, but according to my IE, none of the Datastore_xxx addons on have been updated since last december and are for patch 3.3.

    If you are getting these from somewhere other than, I would be chuffed if you would share this info with me, or point out to me what I am so obviously missing :(

  • #3671
    This has probably been posted a while ago, but honestly I have neither the time or the patience to look through dozens of pages of posts to find it. Is there a plan to incorporate a way to track unknown profession recipes? Thank you for your time in answering this post and the extraordinary amount of effort you put into this addon. I have found it extremely beneficial in leveling my alts.
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