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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 8,364,872 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/17/2014
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.0.001
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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, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with every new expansion, many things have changed in the API, and it is REQUIRED to clear your Saved Variables for the addon.
This means cleaning the following files in \WTF\Account\<your_account>\SavedVariables : Altoholic.lua & All DataStore*.lua

There WILL be bugs if you use your old files without cleaning them first.
Some fixes to work around API changes are too time consuming, so cleaning is required. A meager price to pay once per expansion.

6.0.001 (17/10/2014)

- Added a pane in the Grids tab to track LFR lockouts across alts.
- Added support for the new void storage tab + reagent bank.
- Updated achievement lists.
- Updated tradeskills data (Grids tab)
- Fixed WoD related issues.
- DataStore_Reputations: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Reputations: LibBabble-Factions is back.
Note : seriously Blizzard why on earth is GetFactionInfoByID no longer returning data for the opposite faction's reputations?
- DataStore_Talents: talents & glyph scanning is temporarily fully disabled. UI is still missing too, sorry about that.
- DataStore_Quests: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new void storage tab.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new reagent bank.
- LibCraftInfo: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftLevels: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftReagent: updated for WoD.
- Currencies pane: removed unrequired tooltip.


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  • #5333


    Very nice addon, I use it for a very long time now.

    Blizz did some funy thing lately. they set the daily CD on some proffessions to the same time as the daily quest reset. I am not sure were to look in to the addon to get it right but for now it is bugging me out on a couple resets I have for enchanting, tailoring, enscription, Jewelcrafting, ....

    If I find out were to repair this I will do and post it here, else I hope you will do this.

    Thanks in advance.

  • #5331
    Re: Altoholic - GRID needs update

    Dear Thaoky,

    As we all know blizzard gave us a space to create one more character which makes it 11 per realm which is "not bad" I guess! Anyway, I do believe the GRID section need to be updated because it still shows 10 characters not 11.

    On the other hand, you should know that I can't survive playing World of Warcraft without your AMAZINGLY AMAZING addon. Thaoky, thank you (:


  • #5332

    Yes the grid tab needs update, as well as the achievement tab.


    Also, am I missing something with the professions? I used to be able to click on it and see what recipes i had and needed. Doesnt do that anymore.

  • #5334
    Quote from fewchurpro »

    Also, am I missing something with the professions? I used to be able to click on it and see what recipes i had and needed. Doesnt do that anymore.

    I believe you are talking about Ackis Recipe List along with AckisRecipeList_QuickScan

  • #5330

    I get this error - I think this same file is causing errors with other addons, such as Pitbull. I'm not sure how this error manifests itself in practical terms. Hope it helps!

    Date: 2012-12-03 23:40:10
    ID: -3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 4
    Message: [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"] line 9:
       script ran too long
       (tail call): ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...face\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0.lua:209: Release()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...face\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0.lua:209: Release()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...face\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0.lua:209: Release()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...face\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0.lua:209: Release()
       ...face\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0.lua:478: ReleaseChildren()
       ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:1849: Open()

  • #5329

    Altoholic doesn't show me the professional skills of my chars anymore, in altoholic all my chars don't have any profession.

  • #5336

    So no idea why this happens? Ok, I will search for an alternate addon...

  • #5327

    "Show recipes already known/learnable by" option has an issue. A cooking recipe requires 450 skill however 350 and 360 cooking skill toons are displayed on "Could be learned by".

  • #5326

    Can't store talents and Glyphs on zhTW clients,bug?

  • #5325

    Hey, it'd be great if you could add the function to tell you how many quests of each faction you've done on each character that day. I don't know how easy it'd be. But if it just counted the number you've done, that'd be amazing. If it said you've done 0/6 of August Celestials Dailies (containing the maximum amount of quests at your current rep, that'd be amazing, too)... but that'd just be a bonus. It'd be nice to know which dailies I've done on which characters that day so I can keep track.

  • #5318

    Thank you for the update :D I truely aprreciate your hard work!

    Having some frustrations with account sharing :(  Not sure how long the process is supposed to take but my average is running a minimum of 3+ hours  >:( & has taken as long as 5hrs for me to update my 2 accounts. Is there a way to move or shrink the size of the sharing content window so I can still run dailies or even do some fishing or exploring while I'm having to keep both accounts from going AFK once a week? lol It's right smack dab in  the middle of the play screen.

    Also is there anyway to untick Hearthstones or similar individual items so I'm not looking at a tooltip list of every single toon that has one every time I mouse over them? lol

  • #5324

    Huh.. 5 hours ? Even with a high amount of data, it should never take that long.

    First thing you should check is the combined size of your DataStore_*.lua in saved variables. With 11 alts on a single realm, mine are 750k big. This transfers in a few minutes.

    I strongly suggest to look elsewhere on your PC, because something is preventing the sharing process of happening correctly. Also, if you sync the accounts, do A => B, then B => A, but not both at the same time.

    For the tooltip on hearthstones, well, some people have alternate hearthstones.. so no item specific filtering in sight.

  • #5317

    Thanks for the fixes Thaoky!

  • #5316

    Grids still only shows 10 spots - does this mean when I log into my 11th toon that the addon will break again? When do you plan to add support for 11 toons on a realm?

  • #5323

    When it's done.. sorry. This, like many other new features, is on my to-do-list. But with long commutes, a very demanding full-time job, and the fact that it's actually more than a job, but a real career, you will understand that my priorities are on that side.

    After two years of unemployment, one has to be grateful for having such an occupation, and for being lucky enough to work for one of the best companies in the world. So yeah.. the downside is that I play less and update the addon less often, but heh, I gotta put food on the table, right ?

    Unless every person who downloads the addon also donates a few euros and allows me to retire young, but up to now, my biggest income is still coming from my paycheck :)

    All this said, I'll be on holiday as of ~Dec. 20th, so the addon should see a few changes during the holiday period.. after all, I coded the first lines of the addon on Dec. 24th 2007, so who knows what may happen this year :P

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