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  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Newest File: Altoholic 5.4.004
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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.

5.4.004 (07/10/2013)

- Fixed showing the item source for crafts in the tooltip.
- Fixed LibCraftInfo.

5.4.003 (06/10/2013)

- Created and added support for 3 new libraries : LibCraftInfo, LibCraftLevels, LibCraftReagents.
These libraries intend to replace the lost functionality caused by tables reset to zero in LibPeriodicTable.
I now have my own dataminer, so these tables should be easier to maintain when a patch hits.
I also cleaned up some hard coded tables to now use the libraries instead.
Overall, the addon now consumes a little bit more memory, but the data sources are way more complete than before.
- Replaced the internal list of recipes by LibCraftInfo.
- Fixed the Characters -> Profession pane no longer showing reagents due to LPT changes.
- Fixed the Grids -> Tradeskills pane no longer correct due to LPT changes.


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  • #5045

    Date: 2012-09-03 21:17:10
    ID: -6
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Events.lua line 462:
       attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'timeGap' (a nil value)
       (tail call): ?
       Altoholic\Events.lua:462: BuildList()
       Altoholic\Events.lua:520: Init()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: EnableAddon()
       [C]: LoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: UIParentLoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:322: CombatLog_LoadUI()
      Swatter, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.0.4.50001 <us>

  • #5038


    Sorry for bothering again, but there are still places in code, where  variable _ can be tainted and cause infamous glitch in Glyphs UI. I tried to find all places and prepared a patch, please take a look when you have time.

    Good thing is that this problem will be probably fixed in next MoP patch from Blizzard side, as guys telling me. But until then (and for cleaner code) it's better to fix it also in custom addons.


  • #5044

    Fixed on my side, I think I got them all. Curse Blizz for that one though (pun totally intended) !

  • #5037

    Are you going to add an eleventh slot? 

  • #5036

    On mouseover of a character in Account summary, i got this error:

    Date: 2012-09-04 09:26:55
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 43
    Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua line 259:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:259: GetLineType()
    ...nterface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\AccountSummary.lua:301: Level_OnEnter()
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEnter"]:1
    self = <table> {
    BuildView = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:171
    GetField = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:262
    GetNum = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:241
    GetLineType = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:258
    ToggleView = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:269
    Sort = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:219
    ToggleHeader = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:277
    GetInfo = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:245
    BuildList = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:132
    GetView = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:237
    Get = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:233
    index = 0
    (*temporary) = <function> defined =[C]:-1
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)"
    characterList = <table> {
    1 = <table> {
    2 = <table> {
    3 = <table> {
    4 = <table> {
    5 = <table> {
    6 = <table> {
    7 = <table> {
    8 = <table> {
    9 = <table> {
    10 = <table> {
    11 = <table> {
    12 = <table> {

    Swatter, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
    PetJournalEnhanced, v1.4.5
    AckisRecipeList, v2.4
    ACP, v3.4
    AdvancedTradeSkillWindow, v
    Altoholic, v5.0.001c
    AltoholicSummary, v5.0.001
    Archy, v1.8.27-beta
    AtlasLootLoader, vv7.00.01
    AutoTurnIn, v3.1
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
    BagBrother, v
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.330(/embedded)
    CTMailMod, v5.0002
    DataStore, v5.0.001
    DataStoreAchievements, v5.0.001
    DataStoreAgenda, v5.0.001
    DataStoreAuctions, v5.0.001
    DataStoreCharacters, v5.0.001
    DataStoreContainers, v5.0.001
    DataStoreCrafts, v5.0.001
    DataStoreCurrencies, v5.0.001
    DataStoreInventory, v5.0.001
    DataStoreMails, v5.0.001
    DataStorePets, v5.0.001
    DataStoreQuests, v5.0.001
    DataStoreReputations, v5.0.001
    DataStoreSpells, v5.0.001
    DataStoreStats, v5.0.001
    DataStoreTalents, v5.0.001
    DBMCore, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
    DHUD, vv1.5.50000c
    FishingBuddy, v1.0.9
    ForteCasting, v
    ForteClass, v
    ForteCooldown, v
    ForteCore, v1.980.4
    ForteHealthstone, v
    ForteSoulstone, v
    ForteSummon, v
    ForteTalent, v
    ForteTimer, v
    HealersHaveToDie, v2.0.1
    Incoming, v1.07
    Informant, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
    InspectFix, v2.4
    LFGShout, v1.7
    LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.324(/embedded)
    MacroBank, v1.11
    Mapster, v1.5.0
    Omen, v3.1.6
    OmniCC, v5.0.2
    Prat30, v3.5
    Prat30Libraries, v
    Quartz, v3.1.0
    QuestGuru, v2.2.10-50001
    Raven, v
    Recount, v
    SilverDragon, vv2.6.3
    Skada, v1.4-3
    SkadaCC, v1.0
    SkadaDamage, v1.0
    SkadaDamageTaken, v1.0
    SkadaDeaths, v1.0
    SkadaDebuffs, v1.0
    SkadaDispels, v1.0
    SkadaEnemies, v1.0
    SkadaHealing, v1.0
    SkadaPower, v1.0
    SkadaThreat, v1.0
    SlideBar, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
    Stubby, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
    TidyPlates, v6.7.3 (R528)
    TidyPlatesGraphite, v
    TidyPlatesGrey, v
    TidyPlatesNeon, v
    TidyPlatesQuatre, v
    TidyPlatesThreatPlates, v6.001
    TidyPlatesHub, v
    TidyPlatesWidgets, v
    TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.315(/embedded)
    Titan, v5.1.2.50001 - Revision 519
    TitanArchaeologyFragments, v4.0.002
    TitanBag, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanClock, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanGold, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanHonorPoints, v4.0.001
    TitanJusticePoints, v4.0.001
    TitanLocation, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanLootType, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanPerformance, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanRepair, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanValorPoints, v4.0.001
    TitanVolume, v5.1.2.50001
    TitanXP, v5.1.2.50001
    WIM, v3.6
    XLoot10, vz32-release
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.0.4.50001 <us>

    Just reporting this to help.

    Last edited by TeknoWire on 9/4/2012 9:54:50 AM
  • #5034

    Thank you!  I was lost without my altoholic!

    I'm powerless over my alts and my account has become unmanageable!  x^D

  • #5032

    Auctions transfer from account to account doesn't work. It just sync bags/mails. Everything is enabled.

  • #5030

    Having problems in my reputation pane, specifically on several reputations it won't show the correct mousover it just shows what reputation is on that line from the first page.

  • #5043

    Confirmed, fixed on my side, same problem occurs when using all-in-one view for the currencies.

  • #5029

    OK, here's another request, but in reverse - given an item, is it possible to add to the tooltip the message

    "Can be made by ..." if one of your alts can make it?

    That would save a HUGE amount of time, and possibly gold.

  • #5049

    Any feedback? Do you guys think its worth while?

  • #5028

    Some achievments appear wrong, in my case, I was looking for the character who had completed more quests in a certain place, and then finish with him and get the Loremaster achievment of specific, however, in each char I entered, gave different information about each char and on each site.

  • #5027

    Per the previous request to mark inscription related glyphs as "can be learned by."

    1. This is indeed supported, when a glyph is known by an alt it is marked as known

    2. Glyphs which are not known are marked as "could be learned by..."


    In some cases there is NO mark on the glyph. In most cases it means that it is not known, but I have had one occurance of a glyph with nothing on it that was already known.



    I did some investigating. I created a DK. I then went to my Inscriptionist and of all the DK scrolls it has (not all of them), All but 2 presented themselves properly - with the message saying that they could be learned.

    The two that did not show the message were the glyphs of Dark Succor and Death Coil

    This is with version 5.0.001c

    Last edited by cheburator on 9/3/2012 7:57:16 PM
  • #5042

    Glyphs relationships with spells are done manually, no site has this info. I haven't had time to datamine all of them. Only a few should be missing though.

  • #5048

    So the glyphs you know appear as spells? I don't mean the ones you have chosen (3+3), I mean the ones you could use.

    OK, as we find more, we'll just let you know here so you can update.

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