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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 8,356,833 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/17/2014
  • Created 08/20/2008
  • 10,549 Favorites
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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.

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.

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.

Comments

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  • #5262

    Since daylight savings time change on Nov 2 all of my reminder timer show an hour off. Anyone know how to fix the clock for altoholic?

  • #5260

    Updated this yesterday and had lots of conflicts. Reinstalled today and still getting errors with the craft link. Do I need to install all the datastore add ons separately or will this cause conflict with the updated version of this add on ?

  • #5261

    Having the same issues. I went to their website... http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info8533-Altoholic.html ...and did the install from here. I just added everythin into my AddOns folder manually and didn't bother with updating from Curse. It deletes all of the DataStore files.

    Last edited by Janari_WoW on 11/4/2012 1:59:33 PM
  • #5259

    If I use the Curse Client to update this addon, it deletes all fo the Datastore directories but doesn't create the new ones.  Be prepared to manually update.

  • #5258

    Any possibility you could add the ability to view the currency items of alts? And if that feature already exists, where do I find it? 

  • #5256

    ya it seems datastore has been removed from the latest update of altholic, tried downloading just datastore and  got TONS of errors, so i dont think the latest datastore is actually up to date

    Maggz-TuralyonUS

  • #5255

    for whatever reason, the glyph system is not recording my characters glyphs that they currently have. i deleted all the old data and 'reinstalled' and updated only to find that there are still many glyphs not showing up properly in altoholic - missing icons. and the ones that are missing icons are the ones that are not being recorded as my characters not having.  :(

  • #5254

    I'm having the oddest issues.

    Firstly, let me say that I do have all Datastores installed. I also unstalled Altoholic and the Datastores AND deleted all the saved settings before re-installing them all over again, but I'm still having these issues. And yes, everything is enabled for each of my characters.

    1. I know I can't see information for all of my characters in Altoholic until I log into them. As I'm cycling through them, I check Altoholic to be sure they are showing up. I was doing fine for about five characters and then suddenly it will only show three of the characters. The same three characters, even if I log into different ones.

    2. For some reason, Altoholic does not like my Pandaren. Information for my pandaren toons will not show up, even when one was the first character I logged into. The rest (of my characters) show up fine, just not the pandaren.

     

     

  • #5252

    It seems that Altoholic always un-installs the datastore files every time you update. I believe I mentioned this a long time ago.

    I'm going to assume the numerous Datastore errors I'm getting now are associated to this latest update.

  • #5253

    Updated through the Client today, went to play WoW, and all of the Altoholic modules were red, and the main says "Dependancy Missing" behind it. Checked my "AddOns" folder, and there are NO Datastore modules installed. WTF???

  • #5251

    Updated today.  New version was an "r.." something or other.  All the Datastores were missing.  Altoholic doesnt load.  Deleted the existing Altoholic folders from Interface/Addons .  Had to go to Thaoky's site to obtain the old version to get it working again.  Put Altoholic on "Ignore" on wife's PC until this "Snafu" gets straightened out.

  • #5250

    Ver: r126

    Updated today..  addon didn't load when wow did.  Says dependency missing.  DataStore & datastore_characters

  • #5247

    Could someone tell me how I can check my alts' reputation? It used to be under the "Character" tab, where there were icons for your character, equipped items, reputation, mounts.. etc (like in screenshot #7) but it now only shows the first icon for me. 

  • #5249

    Check under Grids, it's where it is for me.

    I can't seem to make it work under Character tab.

  • #5257

    Oh wow, feel kind of silly now for not noticing that earlier. Thank you so much! This has been bugging me for so long!

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