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  • 126,527 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,264,854 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/25/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
  • 10,816 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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  • #3171

    Make sure the addon has been removed from the secondary file folder after you have unzipped it, located in your 'Wow Interface/Addon' directory'...that usually is the reason why it will not show up in your 'character addon list' in game.
  • #3177
    If that were the case, the addon would not be working on 8 of my alts but not even showing up as installed on the other 2.
  • #3222
    I know it's a stupid answer (sorry for that), but... Do you have also DataStore checked for the two toons you have problems with ?
    Did you tried (of course you did, just asking by habit) typing /altoholic to see if it shows up ?
    Did you tried removing entierly both Altoholic and DataStore with their respective config files, then reinstalling them ? (you can do all that with two clicks with the curse client)
    Maybe you have an addon conflict that cause altoholic to not show in your toons addon menu ? Did you checked this ?
    Please try and reply this message if you could not find the problem. We maybe can help more with more informations on this bug.
  • #3153
    For some reason the last few days I keep getting the mail is about to expire. Yet I have been through all my chars and had about 28days before any mail was due to expire. I have now removed all mail and am still getting this message. I do have the most current version of Altoholic.
  • #3158
    Hi, Arissarose, for several weeks I had the same message. I hadn't logged into an account on a different realm. As soon as I played on that realm the expiration notices went away.
    Could be it's what's got you in a perpetual notice too.
    Good luck!
  • #3156
  • #3151
    First my question: how do I use this addon without getting lua errors? I've tried logging onto my characters, opening backpack, bank, professions, etc, etc, and I still start getting lua errors.

    Second, specific example:
    I've tried many times to use Altoholic over the past year.
    I keep getting lua errors which then cause the addon to not display all data for all of my toons on all of my accounts.

    I can delete all of the associated lua files and will get errors as soon as I logon as one of my characters with just Altoholic, datastore addons, and buggrabber/bugsack loaded. I get an error after I start Altoholic and click on some of the icons.

    Here is an example of one of the errors:
    1x DataStore_Crafts-3.3.001\DataStore_Crafts.lua:587: attempt to index local 'profession' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?:
    Altoholic-v3.3.002\Frames\Skills.lua:332: in function `OnClick'

    (*temporary) = "LeftButton"
    (*temporary) = false
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = defined =[C]:-1

  • #3146
    Hi! I can´t get this add-on to work. I only see the toon im logged on to, I must be able to see all my other toons too right? That´s the point with this addon, right? Must I do something to transfer the info? I got all toon on one account and on the same server... what am I doing wrong. Used the Curse-klient to install so that should be right...
  • #3223
    You have to have altoholic installed for every toon you wish to keep informations about. You also have to have datastore installed for every toon that uses altoholic. You have to verify these addons are active (in the addons section of the toon selection menu) and they are not marked in red (like with an error showing "dependancy missing" or some message like this one).

    You don't have to transfer any information as they are automatically shared throught the DataStore libraries.

    Keep in posting if you still having trouble after checking the previous points.
  • #3145
    I currently had a member in my guild that the account was hacked, unfortunately it was an officer with full rights to the guild bank and it was cleaned out while I was offline. As soon as I logged on I went to the guild bank to check it out and remove access. I'm trying to contact a GM to get stuff recovered and have a backup copy of my WTF folder from before the incident, however I can't seem to load the old info to find out what was in there. Does this info save somewhere else than the WTF? And is there a backup if so that I can use to help get my stuff recovered. Thanks.
  • #3140
    Hi. I have a question. I am trying to get altoholic up and running and it will not work. what other libs and stuff do i need in my addons folder to make this work?
  • #3143
    I am having the same problem. I copied the files to the addon directory, but it appears that WOW doesn't recognize it at all.

    Is there something else that needs to happen? I've heard super great things about this addon, and have had many people suggest it.

  • #3137
    This addon would be the greatest addon ever...if it didnt use up so much takes me 1 1/2 mins to switch toons when i have this addon turned on and when i turn it off its 2 secs to switch toons. Can you do something about this?
  • #3138
    Did you find a solution for this?
  • #3139
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