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  • 261,384 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,259,073 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/25/2015
  • Created 08/20/2008
  • 10,809 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: Altoholic 6.1.001
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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, Odysseüs on EU-Marécages 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.

6.1.001 (25/02/2015)

- Added support for Garrison missions ! Warnings are not in yet, but available and active missions are now visible in the characters' tab.
Note: Active missions can only be correctly tracked if the mission is started with this version of Altoholic, so currently active missions will be visible, but their expiration will not. Sorry, this info is not provided by the game, I have to "manually" keep track of it.
- Fixed the spam of mail expiry warnings, this time for good (hopefully ! feedback appreciated on this one!).
- Now refreshing the follower's pane immediately when the followers' list is updated.
- Updated list of followers not recruited at the inn.
- Updated list of archaeology projects with WoD projects.
- Cleaned up the .pkgmeta of DataStore modules, my sources tell me this should prevent some problems with the Curse Client :) (Thanks Myrroddin !)
- Removed "already known/could be learned by" information from tooltips for companions, as they have been account-wide for a while.
- More code cleanup.

Note: I made several attempts at fixing the double guild bank counters in the tooltip, thanks to all of you who sent me their SV files, the issue is now clear.
Nevertheless, a complete perfect fix is not yet possible, as Blizzard does not provide the real/full realm name to which the guild actually belongs.
The best I can get in my case is "MarécagedeZangar" when I actually expect "Marécage de Zangar", and that value is nowhere to be found in the API.
Long story short, I have to come up with a way to work around this that does not force you guys to respect weird conditions to make it work..


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  • #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?

  • #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... ...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


  • #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. 

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