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  • Updated 09/12/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • 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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  • #2677
    Sorry, can't help, I don't use the curse client.
  • #2669
    k after clean uninstall/reinstall it works flawlessly. great job man!! keep up the hard work.
  • #2668
    I love this addon and recommend it to everyone who plays more than one character.

    The one thing I've noticed since I recently found friends on another server, is that while it's nice to get the messages in chat about an upcoming raid, it does not take into account the difference in times between servers. I live in the US in the Mountain time zone, which is right between the zones for the two servers on which I play. My main is on a Pacific time zone server, while my new character is on a Central time zone server.
    So here is what happens: I'm playing my new character at 5:30 (server time) and get the msg from altoholic that says my 6:00 raid starts on the other server in a half hour, when actually it's not for another 2.5 hours.
    Not sure how complicated it would be to add in the programming to fix this, but if it's not to difficult this would be the great feature it's meant to be.
  • #2676
    That's part of the things I'll fix when I review the calendar features. Fixing is rather complex, but not impossible.
  • #2667
    does work, im just getting some error pop ups here and there.
  • #2666
    i dl the latestone up there got this

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\AccountSummary.lua:133: bad argument #2 to 'format' (string expected, got nil)
    Time: 01/28/10 12:04:31
    Count: 1
    Stack: (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `format'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\AccountSummary.lua:133: in function `Update'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\TabSummary.lua:103: in function `MenuItem_OnClick'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:238: in function `OnShow'

    [C]: in function `Show'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:226: in function `ToggleUI'
    [string "*:OnClick"]:2: in function `oclick'
    Interface\AddOns\MBB\MBB.lua:458: in function

    Locals: (*temporary) = "LeftButton"
    (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = defined =[C]:-1
  • #2665
    Every time I go to delete an old account or guild I was in so it doesn't show items or count of items, it still appears.
  • #2661
    The following occurred on the "Characters" tab when attempting to change realms. I get a similar error when attempting to change characters.

    Date: 2010-01-27 17:31:33
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\TabCharacters.lua line 257:
    attempt to concatenate local 'account' (a table value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    Altoholic\Frames\TabCharacters.lua:257: func()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:575: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
    Swatter, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AckisRecipeList, v1.0 2769
    Altoholic, v3.3.001c
    AucAdvanced, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucDb, v5.1.DEV.3583
    AucFilterBasic, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.7.4568.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.7.4568.2531
    AucStatClassic, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatSales, v5.7.4568.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.7.4568.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.7.4568.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.7.4568.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.7.4568.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.7.4568.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.7.4568.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.7.4568.3583
    AucUtilGlypher, v5.7.4568.2545
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.7.4568.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.7.4568.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.7.4568.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.7.4568.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.7.4568.2530
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.7.4568.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.7.4568.4553
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.7.4568.2530
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    Bartender4, v4.4.2
    BeanCounter, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    BonusScanner, v5.2
    BrokerBonusScanner, v1.2
    Cartographer, v2.0
    CartographerBattlegrounds, v2.0
    CartographerFoglight, v2.0
    CartographerGroupColors, v2.0
    CartographerGuildPositions, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceLoot, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceMaps, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceNotes, v2.0
    CartographerLookNFeel, v2.0
    CartographerNotes, v2.0
    CartographerPOI, v2.0
    CartographerQuestInfo, v
    CartographerWaypoints, v2.0
    CartographerZoneInfo, v2.0
    ComposeKey, v
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.130
    DataStore, v3.3.001
    DataStoreAchievements, v3.3.001
    DataStoreAuctions, v3.3.001
    DataStoreCharacters, v3.3.001
    DataStoreContainers, v3.3.001
    DataStoreCrafts, v3.3.001
    DataStoreCurrencies, v3.3.001
    DataStoreInventory, v3.3.001
    DataStoreMails, v3.3.001
    DataStorePets, v3.3.001
    DataStoreQuests, v3.3.001
    DataStoreReputations, v3.3.001
    DataStoreSkills, v3.3.001
    DataStoreSpells, v3.3.001
    DataStoreStats, v3.3.001
    DataStoreTalents, v3.3.001
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130
    DropTheCheapestThing, vv3.5.3
    Enchantrix, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    Gatherer, v3.1.14
    GatherSageWotLK, v30000-5
    Informant, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    ItemDataCache, v1.303
    ItemNotes, v1.04
    LockSmith, v1.0.$LastChangedRevision: 56 $
    MacroEx, v
    MicroDeclineDuel, v1.02
    PeskyText, v1.0
    ProfessionsBook, v3.0.4
    QuestGuru, v2.0 Beta 2
    QuestGuruTracker, v1.4.1
    QuestHelper, v1.3.10
    SatrinaBuffFrame, v3.1
    SexyMap, v
    SlideBar, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    Stubby, v5.7.4568 (KillerKoala)
    Titan, v4.3.4.30300 - Revision 345
    TitanAmmo, v4.3.4.30300
    TitanBag, v4.3.4.30300
    TitanClock, v4.3.4.30300
    TitanCoords, v4.3.4.30300
    TitanGatherer, v3.3.1
    TitanGoldTracker, v4.3.4.30300
    TitanGuild, v3.6f
    TitanLootType, v4.3.4.30300
    TitanPals, v4.3.0.30200 - r35
    TitanProfessions, v3.0.5
    TitanRepair, v4.3.4.30300
    TitanXP, v4.3.4.30300
    WIM, v3.2.2
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.3.0.30300
  • #2660
    Is there any way to get the calender to use UK time instead of server time ?
  • #2675
    I will be working on improving calendar features in the future, but that will be after I move the account sharing part to DataStore (and improve it while I'm at it).
  • #2659
    i get this one when i mouse over the Altoholic window

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Activity.lua:179: attempt to index local 's' (a nil value)
    Time: 01/27/10 16:11:38
    Count: 13
    Stack: (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Activity.lua:179: in function `OnEnter'

    Locals: (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = defined =[C]:-1
  • #2658
    alot of errors since the update. i could only copy this one

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Activity.lua:108: bad argument #2 to 'format' (string expected, got nil)
    Time: 01/27/10 16:02:57
    Count: 1
    Stack: (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `format'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Activity.lua:108: in function `Update'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\TabSummary.lua:201: in function `Refresh'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:241: in function `OnShow'

    [C]: in function `Show'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:227: in function `ToggleUI'
    [string "*:OnClick"]:2: in function `oclick'
    Interface\AddOns\MBB\MBB.lua:458: in function

    Locals: (*temporary) = "LeftButton"
    (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = defined =[C]:-1
  • #2657
    Anyway to shut off the mail notification thing? Aside from disabling the datastore_mail item and disabling Alto?
  • #2674
  • #2655
    Error message on the switching of chars in the drop down in Characters tab.

    Date: 2010-01-27 15:17:44
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\TabCharacters.lua line 308:
    attempt to index global 'self' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    Altoholic\Frames\TabCharacters.lua:308: func()
    ..\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:575: UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick()
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1:
    [string "*:OnClick"]:1
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