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  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 10,656,833 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/12/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
  • 11,266 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • 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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  • #2618
    I am getting the message that there is mail about to expire on one or more of my toons. I deleted every toon from the altoholic list, deleted the WTF folder, went back and logged into every toon and opened the mailbox for them. None of this had any affect on the message. Why is this appearing?
    There used to be an option to change how close to expiration a message had to be to trigger this message or turn it off entirely. I can no longer find this option. Am I just blind or did you remove that option completely? If removed why? And could you maybe put it back please?
    Other than the mail issue I really enjoy this add-on. Awesome work. Thank you for all your hard work on this. It makes my WoW life much easier.
  • #2621
    I have been getting this same exact problem/ message. and I want to know how to get rid of it too. I un-installed it and removed it from my addons folder and re-downloweded it and nothing changed. The only thing I can suggest to you is make sure that altoholic is enabled on all the toons you are getting warned did you delete them from the altoholic list? The toons that have mail expiring according to the addon for me, have been transfered off the account...
  • #2622
    When I click on the message to view the toon with expiring mail there is no toon with mail about to expire.
    To delete them in the list i right clicked the name and chose the delete option.
    Altoholic is active on all of my toons.
  • #2630
    From the realease notes.

    A new menu option has been added to the Tools menu, 'Repair Folder Permissions'. This tool will add the 'Users' security group with 'Full Control' permissions to the game's 'Addons' folder.

    I was having the same problems and this fixed it right up. Hope it works for you too.

  • #2617
    Opening Guildbank leads to this error:

    Date: 2010-01-17 15:56:20
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...AddOns\DataStore_Containers\DataStore_Containers.lua line 238:
    attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'size' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?()
    ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()

    I`ve Bagnon installed. Any suggestions?
  • #2614
    getting this error when i click on loot.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Quests.lua:144: 'for' limit must be a number
    Time: 01/16/10 21:17:21
    Count: 12
    Stack: [C]: ?
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Quests.lua:144: in function `ListCharsOnQuest'
    Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:526: in function
    [C]: ?
    Interface\AddOns\DBM-Core\DBM-Core.lua:893: in function
    [C]: in function `SetHyperlink'
    Interface\FrameXML\ItemRef.lua:96: in function
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    ...ace\AddOns\Blizzard_CombatLog\Blizzard_CombatLog.lua:3606: in function
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2756: in function
    [C]: in function `ChatFrame_OnHyperlinkShow'

    [C]: ?


  • #2611
    I really love this addon, and I don't want to disable it..but every time I log on, I have to deal with an annoying message telling me I have mail about to expire on one or more toons, would I like to view it now? Well, those toons that the addon thinks is about to expire have either been deleted or transfered to my other how do I make it stop?
  • #2615
    You make it stop by deleting those toons from the summary page (right-click on them), then login to each character and check your mail on each one so Altoholic will update it.
  • #2609
    Is anyone working on the errors shown below? Since the last patch, I have mailbox crash. Now Altoholic does not work at all with same error message. *Sigh.
  • #2608
    This has to be one of the best addons ever!

    However, Altoholic refuses to notice that I dropped Herbalism on one toon to pick up Inscription. Anyone know how to fix this?
  • #2612
    Same problem, dropped engineering and now it won't show that I picked up Alchemy. Shows on tooltip that I can make things, but won't show in the actual interface window so I can't look up my specific spells. Fixes?
  • #2616
    Delete character from summary page (while logged into another character).
  • #2607
    Thanks for looking into the gbank tooltip issue. It's definately a step in the right direction.

    Now if it could either only show guilds located on that realm and/or of that faction, or the option to choose whether the gbnak will be shown be server specific would be awesome.
  • #2604
    well, dependency missing, so did as suggested, manually DL'd. interface folder shows all files to include the datastore files are there but for some reason game shows them missing. /sigh
  • #2602
    On the account summary tab, there's a list to change what characters you see. Either all realms, this realm, or all accounts. Is there a way to see only one faction instead of a summary of all my characters on one realm? I have both alliance and horde on one realm, but don't want to see my horde gold, etc. when I'm just looking at alliance alts. Thank you!
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