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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 7,117,496 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/07/2013
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • 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.

Features:

- 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.

FAQ

The FAQ has been moved here : http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=372&a=faq

Credits

  • 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.

Comments

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  • #4859
    Re: Altoholic 5.0.4 update

    Looked at the addon in more detail and can't beleive the amount of data you have to go through for this update Thaoky!  Understand this takes time and a LOT of effort...  (some of us do actually have a dayjob and other responsebilites outside wow <ghasp>).

    I know you are working on it (you said so in your post Smile), and just to keep you positive while reading through the huge amount of programming lines in Altoholic and the DataSore files, I just put in a donation for this addon!

    Keep up the great work!

  • #4858

    Start the donations people! ^^ I am using this addon for years, its time to show some appreciation! ;-)

  • #4857
    Thank you! Excited for the 5.0.4 update!

    I am an extreme altoholic and despite my numerous attempts to escape wow, I keep finding my way back!

    And, thanks to your hard work and my refreshed memory regarding the pain of not having Altoholic, I will be DONATING as soon as I install your new version.

    Thank you!!

  • #4856

    Update for patch 5.0.4 please!

  • #4866

    donate you cheap bugger

  • #4855

    Being without this addon has really made me appreciate it - it's integral to so many things I do in-game!  Looking forward to having it back... thank you!!

  • #4854

    To the team of Altoholics, with over the years I've played on all of my girls, they can't live without your lovely addon. I wanted to express thanks and gratitude for all you guys do. <3 from afar!

  • #4853

    Thank you for helping countless 'holics over these years!

  • #4852

    Can't wait for the update, appreciate the hard work.

  • #4851

    Thank you Thaoky. We appreciate your hard work and love this add on!

  • #4847

    Super to know that I have this updated this weekend! Laughing

    I personally have a bad case of Altholism and could never find my leveling gear etc without this brilliant addon!

    Keep up the great work Thaoky

     

  • #4846

    Oh thank you Laughing I will be delighted to have my Altoholic back!

    "Altoholic is a 50+ step support system for the care, keeping & well being of the player diagnosed with Altoholicism. Although there is no real cure for the syndrome, the program does provide a breath of sanity in what could otherwise prove to be a less than sane virtual experiance. (Anonnymouse)"

  • #4843

    he already said the new version will be out soon.

  • #4840

    pets registering as known is a hit and miss with new patch. some are recognized while some are not.

    i.e. de-weaponized mechanical companion is recongnized while lil' smokey is not. (even after summoning lil' smokey and reloading/relogging it is still is not recognized)

  • #4839

    Can hardly wait for the new update. Have used this addon for a year now, and I don't know how I got along without it. Logged on tonight to see what wow had changed to, and mourned the loss of altoholic more than how my mage was nerfed. This is a wonderful tool you made here, and I look forward to the new one. Thanks for your work.

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