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  • World of Warcraft
  • 114,903 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 8,237,016 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/17/2014
  • Created 08/20/2008
  • 10,492 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.


- 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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  • #5197

    5.0.002 has been uploaded and is awaiting admin approval. More MoP fixes will come along the way.

    5.0.002 (06/10/2012)

    - Integrated the Void Storage to the container's UI (Characters -> Containers). - Added Mists of Pandaria factions (Grids -> Reputations). - Added Mists of Pandaria archaeology artefacts (Grids -> Archaeology). - Added Mists of Pandaria crafts for each professions (Grids -> Tradeskills). - Fixed a few Lua errors related to Battle Pets. They are temporarily NOT scanned at the Auction House.

    Some features related to Battle Pets are now fully working, this is on my (neverending) to-do-list.

  • #5199

    I love this addon, it was one of the addons i missed when I played TOR. Having the ability to see where all my stuff is and what another might have that I need, should be baseline in the game.

  • #5198

    Thank you

  • #5196

    Many of the new glyphs are not picked up as "Already known by".

    Like Glyph of Marking for hunter or Glyph of Mass Exorcism for paladin.

  • #5195

    Everytime I go to the Auction house I get (I have a pet in the auction house):

    Date: 2012-10-06 02:11:21
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...ace\AddOns\DataStore_Auctions\DataStore_Auctions.lua line 169:
       bad argument #3 to 'format' (string expected, got nil)
       (tail call): ?
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: format()
       [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()

  • #5193

    I got the game yesterday, played a bit, started to make some changes.

    Update this weekend.

  • #5194

    Awesome! Can't wait.

  • #5192

    Hey. Am I blind or is it no longer possible to view which armour your alts are currently wearing. In the tab where that function used to be, I only have access to bag contents. :(

    Is it just me?

  • #5191

    Everytime my mouse goes over my Hearthstone (either on my toolbar or in my bags), I get the following error:

    1x DataStore_Characters.lua:161: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value) DataStore_Characters.lua:161: in function <DataStore_Characters.lua:160> (tail call): ? Altoholic-r124\Tooltip.lua:208: in function <Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:195> Altoholic-r124\Tooltip.lua:233: in function <Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:227> Altoholic-r124\Tooltip.lua:250: in function <Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:243> Altoholic-r124\Tooltip.lua:464: in function <Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:437> Altoholic-r124\Tooltip.lua:565: in function <Altoholic\Tooltip.lua:556> <in C code> <in C code> <in C code> FrameXML\ActionButton.lua:607: in function "ActionButton_SetTooltip" <string>:"*:OnEnter":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEnter":1

    Locals: (*temporary) = true (*temporary) = <func> =[C]:-1

  • #5190

    Lo Thaoky! Update soon? a 11 slot would be really great. Thanks for this addon, represent the 50% of my play time on world of warcraft.

  • #5189

    My Talent UI has been tainted by DataStore and I found a global underscore variable ("_") used in DataStore_Talents.lua at line 508:

    name, _, icon = GetSpellInfo(spellID)

    adding the underscore variable to the declaration two line above solved that.

    local name, icon, link, _


    I created a ticked for that too, for corect bug notification.

  • #5185

    Love the add on and the last update fixed quite a bit. I followed the instructions and dumped all the old lua files and started the database over. Now it's having trouble telling when I have items in the AH. Is there anything I can do or just wait for a fix? Thanks!

    Edit: Caught the error when I logged in again.

    Date: 2012-10-02 15:53:31
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...ace\AddOns\DataStore_Auctions\DataStore_Auctions.lua line 169:
    bad argument #3 to 'format' (string expected, got nil)
    [C]: format()
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:13: ?()\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()

    Last edited by suprbrat on 10/2/2012 5:56:16 PM
  • #5188

    I appear to be getting this same error - this is one that I see if I have a battle pet up for auction, and then I try to post any other auction.

  • #5184

    Searching for caged pets does not work. Searching for 'Pet cage' works, but doesn't know what is in the cages.

  • #5183

    I have a question.

    In my mind, i meen, that on the professionspage, i can use the professionicon clicking to open the profession and see all known receipes. But current i can not click on this icons.

    Is this right? Or does it work by another user or is it a known Bug?

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