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  • Updated 01/09/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
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  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.0.004
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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.

6.0.004 (09/01/2015)

A massive code cleanup was performed, it should be mostly transparent for all of you, but code maintenance will be greatly improved for me.
I also simplified a lot of XML frames with new conventions that Blizzard had activated certainly a while ago, but that I never had time to change.
It's not finished, but it's a step in the right direction :)

- Many options were not saved correctly, this has been fixed, as a result, these options have been reset (tooltip options, etc..)
This options bug had, among others, impact on the account sharing feature that couldn't be launched anymore, Thanks Elfana for helping me on this !
- DataStore_Garrisons: Fixed scanning collection of garrison cache resources. It could occasionally be wrongly reset when getting resources from other sources.
- DataStore_Garrisons: Followers are now stored based on their id's, instead of their names. You will have to check your missions' table again with your alts to update follower information.
- DataStore_Garrisons: added a slider to configure when the reporting for uncollected resources should happen (350 -> 475)
- Grids -> Garrison Followers: added a drop down list to filter followers on whether they are collected, not collected, and if they were recruited at the inn or not.
- Garrison blueprints now appear in red if already known, I applied the same rule as for BOP recipes from Garrison trainers, thus any BOP item with "Already known" will appear red in a merchant frame.
- DataStore_Agenda: fixed another Lua error at logon introduced with previous fix. (Thanks again SpareSimian!)
- DataStore_Mails: added an option to report mails about to expire to the chat frame, in addition to the already existing dialog box. This will allow you to see on which alt the mail can be found. Please keep me informed if you detect real bugs thanks to this.

6.0.003 (27/12/2014)

- DataStore_Garrisons: fixed a bug where saved buildings are deleted from the DB.
- Added tracking of uncollected garrison resources. They can be seen in the currency pane of the account summary.
- Added a warning when uncollected garrison resources are >400 on a given alt. There is an option to disable this warning if you want to.
- Added Garrison-related achievements, now listed in a proper way in the achievements' tab.
- Checked recipes that kept appearing in green at garrison trainers.. there was no bug actually, recipes stayed green because they could be learned by other alts.
What I did instead is to check if a recipe is BOP. If it is BOP, and already known, it will appear in red.
- Removed mounts from the addon, as they have been account-wide for a while now. The icon is still there as a placeholder in the grids tab though.
- DataStore_Pets: removed all mount-related functions and data tables.
- DataStore_Mails: fixed a bug where the addon kept complaining about old mails about to expire. This one is long overdue, thanks to Wispor and Elfana for helping me on this one !
- Fixed "Player not found" message. (Bug 779 / Thanks Phinar !)
- DataStore_Achievements: fixed an error caused by achievements with invalid id (as returned by the game's API). (Bug 792 / Thanks SpareSimian)
- DataStore_Agenda: fixed a Lua error at logon. (Bug 792 also / Thanks SpareSimian)

6.0.002 (24/12/2014)

Seven Year Anniversary Edition.

Today is the seventh birthday of Altoholic, and I wanted to take a moment to thank the community for its patience and support.
2013 was a difficult year on a personal level, and 2014 was extremely busy at work.
As you have all seen, the amount and the pace of releases was not the best in these last 2 years, nevertheless, I remain committed to keep the addon alive, even if it will sometimes be on a "best effort" basis.

I had originally planned to make a release a bit earlier, but life came in the way, and truth be told, it's not a bad thing that the release happens today, as the last time I actually made a release close to the addon's birthday was for the 2-year anniversary.

To celebrate this wonderful day, I am releasing the first garrison-related features, it's not much, but it's a step in the right direction. I hope you'll enjoy it.

I will be peacefully resting at home for the next 2-3 weeks with some spare time on my hands though, and I intend to work on garrison missions + resources, and also on several fixes that are long overdue.

Enough said.. let me finish by wishing you all the best for 2015, for you and your families, and of course for all your alts :)

.. on to the changelog !

- New DataStore module : DataStore_Garrisons !
Note: You have to visit the missions table to scan followers, it doesn't work otherwise.
- Grids tab: added a pane for Garrison followers.
- Grids tab: added a pane for Garrison buildings.
- DataStore_Containers: now scanning the reagent bank at logon.
- Account Summary : updated the "currency" pane to remove valor and justice tokens, and replace them with garrison resources, apexis crystals, and seals of tempered fate.
- Account Summary : added a pane for Garrison followers.
- Fixed a Lua error when talking to an enchanting follower in the garrison.
- Fixed professions not being scanned entirely since 6.0 (Thanks Myrrodin & CKaotic), I did revert the part about followers though, to use IsNPCCrafting() instead.
- A lot of minor fixes.

- Garrison missions/resource tracking are coming, no need to ask, it's high on the priority list :)
- I have a few weeks off, so I'll have time to work on the add-on, there will be releases in the coming 2-3 weeks, with several bug fixes (hell, the list has grown quite long..)


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  • #5276

    Getting this error constantly now:-

    3x Altoholic_Summary-r126\Characters.lua:259: attempt to index field "?" (a nil value)
    Altoholic_Summary-r126\Characters.lua:259: in function "GetLineType"
    Altoholic_Summary-r126\AccountSummary.lua:437: in function "AIL_OnEnter"
    <string>:"*:OnEnter":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEnter":1

    self = <table> {
     Level_OnEnter = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\AccountSummary.lua:299
     RightClickMenu_OnLoad = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\AccountSummary.lua:496
     Update = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\AccountSummary.lua:170
     Level_OnClick = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\AccountSummary.lua:411
     AIL_OnEnter = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\AccountSummary.lua:435
    frame = AltoholicFrameSummaryEntry14AvgILevel {
     0 = <userdata>
    line = 0
    Characters = <table> {
     BuildView = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:171
     GetField = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:262
     GetNum = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:241
     GetLineType = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:258
     ToggleView = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:269
     Sort = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:219
     ToggleHeader = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:277
     GetInfo = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:245
     BuildList = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:132
     GetView = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:237
     Get = <func> @Altoholic_Summary\Characters.lua:233
    L = <table> {
     Shen'dralar Provisioner = "Shen'dralar Provisioner"
     World PVP = "World PVP"
     Bags = "Bags"
     Artisan = "Artisan"
     Goldthorn = "Goldthorn"
     Heroic Mode Tokens = "Heroic Mode Tokens"
     Level 70 Reputation PVP = "Level 70 Reputation PVP"
     Scourge Invasion = "Scourge Invasion"
     Shared = "Shared"
     Food = "Food"
     Grey = "Grey"
     Master = "Master"
     Revanchion = "Revanchion"
     Enchanted Adamantite Armor = "Enchanted Adamantite Armor"
     Guild Communication Enabled = "Guild Communication Enabled"
     Tablet of Will = "Tablet of Will"
     Gordok Brewery = "Gordok Brewery"
     Fel Iron Chain = "Fel Iron Chain"
     Alliance Forces = "Alliance Forces"
     Shift-Click to link this info = "Shift-Click to link this info"
     Mountain Silversage = "Mountain Silversage"
     %s|r has received a mail from %s = "%s|r has received a mail from %s"
     Beast Training = "Beast Training"
     Non Set Leather = "Non Set Leather"
     Not started = "Not started"
     Armbreaker Huffaz = "Armbreaker Huffaz"
     Ethereum Prison = "Ethereum Prison"
     Characters = "Characters"
     Firebloom = "Firebloom"
     Blizzard Collectables = "Blizzard Collectables"
     Requesting %s information from %s = "Requesting %s information from %s"
     Classes: Mage = "Classes: Mage"
     Gently Shaken Gift = "Gently Shaken Gift"
     Visited = "Visited"
     Riding = "Riding"
     Arcanoweave Vestments = "Arcanoweave Vestments"
     Source = "Source"
     Cache of the Legion = "Cache of the Legion"
     Hallow's End = "Hallow's End"
     Muddy Churning Waters = "Muddy Churning Waters"
     Send account sharing request to: = "Send account sharing request to:"
     Ooze Covered Rich Thorium Vein = "Ooze Covered Rich Thorium Vein"
     Reference data received (%s) ! = "Reference data received (%s) !"
     Clear goblin AH entries = "Clear goblin AH entries"
     Olaf = "Olaf"
     Warn when mail expires in less days than this value = "Warn when mail expires in less days than this value"
     Rare Fish = "Rare Fish"
     Gold Vein = "Gold Vein"
     Poisons = "Poisons"
     Update current tab from = "Update current tab from"
     Suggested leveling zone:  = "Suggested leveling zone: "
     Large Obsidian Chunk = "Large Obsidian Chunk"
     Honor points:  = "Honor points: "
     (has bids) = "(has bids)"
      days ago = " days ago"
     Faith in Felsteel = "Faith in Felsteel"
     Item Level = "Item Level"
     Tooltip = "Tooltip"
     Forgosh = "Forgosh"
     Hunter Set = "Hunter Set"
     Heal = "Heal"
     Skettis = "Skettis"
     Invalid tradeskill link = "Invalid tradeskill link"
     has come online = "has come online"
     Briarthorn = "Briarthorn"
     Lord Blackwood = "Lord Blackwood"

  • #5275

    I also have trouble with datastore files.  It seems that my datastore is listed as out of date and will not turn on when I choose "Load out of date addons."  I want to point out, that unlike many other players who have mentioned possible issues w/ having their 11th character, I have 9 active characters(and one I made and have never played).  I dont believe that the issues w/ datastore have to do w/ having 11 characters, or if they do, my issue must be a different problem than the ones reported by these other players.  However, the "symptoms" described by other players seem to be the same as the problem I have.

    Please update this addon and its dependencies!  I miss its amazing convenience!

  • #5274

    So is the author MIA? Would suck if no one was maintaining this. Still waiting for it to stop freaking out if you have battlepets in the AH.

  • #5272

    i updated altoholic but when i checked my addon list on the character page it said that the dependancy was missing. all the datastore modules on my curse addon list had disappeared. after reading the comments on this page i have reinstalled them all but my addon list still does not have them so i can't use altoholic. what is wrong and what can i do to get altoholic working

  • #5278

    @tinaanes (and anyone who gets "dependacy missing" when looking at the addons screen) - go to & download that version. The problem with the missing datastore is only on Curse, the addon itself works fine when you get it from wowinterface. When you run the curse client, it will tell you there's an update available - until Thaoky fixes the missing file DONT update off the curse client. Latest update (that broke it) was 11/2 - check the changelog, if there's an update after that date, it'll likely be fixed. Until then, just ignore that "Update Available" notification :)

  • #5271


    Just to say love this.  As I have many many alts being able to see what each has is wonderful however I have a small issue with one of the (unexpected but brilliant) counters

    My alt is an inscriber and the timer for the spell 'Minor Inscription Research' seems to be off

    Unsure why but this spell updates at midnight only yet I get the message the spell will be ready what seems to be every 30 minutes.

    I have tried turning off this counter but I was unable to find it :)

    Please advise


    Argent Dawn - EU Server

    Do or do not.  There is no try!

  • #5270

    For some reason all the datastore folders are being deleted and I keep having to reinstall them. It seems random when it happens, twice last week and once this week alto holic suddenly stopped working after a toon switch, I opened my addons folder and sure enough they were all gone.

  • #5269

    The most recent version appears to have taken out my data stores. I updated via curse client, the addon is now disabled due to missing dependencies. It was working fine for what, years prior to that?


    It's entirely possible it was fine until I started playing my 11th character and I just failed to notice. I do see some commentary about it not working quite on with more than 10 characters.

    Are there fixes in the work, or is its current state the way it's going to be for a while? I'm going to uninstall and reinstall a fresh copy just to be sure, but it all seems to have gone strange with the increment to r126 (what Curse told me the current version was).

    Edit: Discovered that according to CurseForge, the current release is, and the r126 is alpha. My client prefs are release only, so no idea why it's insisting the new current version is the alpha and really wants me to upgrade. Reverting has the addon loading at least, though I'm tripping errors I assume are all about the 11th character now.

    Last edited by Kephra on 11/9/2012 6:45:12 PM
  • #5268

    So, it has not failed yet but I believe I have a fix for the tooltip item count info disappearing. I made the following changes to the Altoholic_Grids\TabGrids.lua

    Line 124: "if index > 10 then"    changed to  "if index > 11 then"

    Line 129: "while index <= 10 do"    changed to  "while index <= 11 do"

    and the floowing

    Altoholic\Frames\AccountSharing.lua(556): NumLines = 11, -- I CHANGED TO 11 FROM 10

    After making these changes it seems to be working.

    Last edited by white13 on 12/10/2012 6:19:42 PM
  • #5267

    The Good - Absolutely love this add on, I have a total of many toons accross multiple servers and it's great to have all my data in one spot. 

    The not so Good - with MoP we can have 11 toons on a server but Altoholic still only supports 10, not that big a deal but a still a tiny blemish on an otherwise stellar product.  Or, I'm just not seeing how to add the last toon. 

    Nice work and thanks.

  • #5266

    I too have been having issues (even with Datastore present) and was hoping to find hope in the comments. The 11th character seemed to have kicked them off.

    Hopefully I can offer some:

    To those posting with issues about professions (intermittently) not showing full lists:

    If only part of your profession log is showing, you've probably logged out of a character (any character) with filters checked on your professions, OR filters are currently checked on your professions - e.g. materials available, gives skill, etc. Solution: Close altoholic >open current profession> tun on a filter then hit clear all  (That's why it only happens sometimes....)

    Ways to not get errors :( use something else. Sadly I too "cannot live without my altoholic" and while it is constantly generating errors I have found:

    TSM (tradeskillmaster) Item tracker (you need the main module as well) allows me to track my inventory, & Ackis Recipe List (there is an pop out option which lets you see all the known skills on your alts) give me much of the data I commonly use.  I recently added Bagsync (item and currency tracker which lets you search alts gear , bank, mail ah etc)  on the advice of a guildie I'm now trying a new module Bagon introduced (bagon_accountsearch) 3-4 addons not one.

    Hopefully Altoholic will be "fixed" soon so that the errors we're all experiencing cease. In the meantime - having them go off mid fight for no apparent reason....  These addons are working seamlessly for me. Hopefully they may provide you with the (temporary) solution they're giving me.

  • #5273

    Figured it was the filters, don't quit get why altaholic constantly replaces the entire list of known recipes though. I mean once a character is detected as knowing it, there's no reason to remove it from the list. It should just add new recipes instead of deleting the list every time the profession window is opened.

  • #5264

    since the latest update altoholic doesn't run on my servers with 11 characters, and neither on those with one monk... only on one server with 10 chars (no monk, no pandaren) it run normally. i think it cannotmanage the 11th place and the monks in combination


  • #5265

    Interesting... I'm having issues with Altoholic not working on certain realms and I was noticing it didn't even pick up any info for my pandaren at all... I'll have to check on my realm that has no pandaren, monks, or eleven characters and see if that one works.


    I hope this gets fixed soon. This is the one addon I can't do without.

  • #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?

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