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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 26,003 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 6,888,684 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/24/2014
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,407 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
  • Newest File: 1.8.56
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About Archy - Archaeology Assistant

If you care at all about my wishes, you won't download this AddOn from SolidIce: They are leeching it from the site I actually choose to put it on.

Archy is an assistant for Archaeologists that want information at their finger tips.


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Bugs reported in comments will be deleted.


  • Localized for English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese users
  • On-screen customizable and movable list for the dig sites on the continent you are current on
  • On-screen customizable and movable list of the artifacts you are researching that can be filtered to display only the races for the continent you are on
  • Racial fragment types are shown for each of the dig sites
  • Solve artifacts with (left click) or without (right click) keystones by clicking on the racial crest icon in the on-screen artifacts list or bind a key for a one stop solve shop
  • TomTom support to help you navigate between dig sites
  • Able to display dig sites on the minimap (closest only or all dig sites)
  • Able to display dig site boundaries on the battlefield mini map
  • Blacklist dig sites in the on-screen digsite list by right clicking on the dig site name. Perfect for when you have a bugged node or a dig site that is in a zone that you dislike.
  • Blacklist races so they do not appear in your artifacts on-screen list and won't be used when the artifact solve keybind is pressed
  • Sound triggers for when you have enough fragments and/or keystones to solve an artifact
  • A dig recorder to see where at a dig site you have successful dug
  • LDB Tooltip showing missing rare artifacts per race and overall archaeology progress
  • many more features

Minimap Button Frame and other similar addons

All Minimap based frames (such as nodes, dig sites and dig site boundaries) have been prefixed now with ArchyMinimap To stop these addons from taking these frames from the minimap, add the following item to their protected items list: ArchyMinimap

Mini-Guide to Fewer Digs

tag 1.8.56
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-11-24 17:21:50 -0600

Bringing in localization.


    - localization for LibBabble-AF and DS.


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  • #1860

    Every time I open the Archy addon, it disables the 'Track Digsites' option in the Tracking icon attached to the minimap.  Can this be fixed please?  :)

  • #1859

    I have a quick question.  I turned off TomTom integration because I like the TomTom Quest Autoobjective but it still gives me the warning every time I load into a character about not working with TomTom even though I turned off Archy integration.  Did I miss something else I should uncheck?

  • #1857

    I uploaded complete Draenor dig site data to the repository. It is missing race information for several dig sites, but everything else is complete.

    Btw, Draenor zone names are still definitely wrong, even in the latest alphas.

  • #1850

    For everyone who's getting empty boxes and no data in Draenor - it's because the addon hasn't been updated with the new dig sites yet. Digsites.lua still has "UNKNOWN" where the new races should be, and no locations or info for them, so it won't work properly until this gets updated. Give it a couple of days and Torhal will have it sorted, I should think :)

    Hope this helps!

  • #1855

    Well, digsite where sometimes given, and in most erea's it disapears (emty Box)
    The artifects screen, i you set it off the option  "Filter by Continet " Then the dreanor artifects is shown aswell But it will show all artivect types, big window then, However it shows the dreanot type including the "keystone Optomn" (and the solve button) works aswell


  • #1854

    Aye, Torhal and I are both working on it now. :)

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  • #1856

    Yay :D Thanks guys!

  • #1853

    Yea, I updated today and still that empty box issue. All the other features work like the Rclick survey and the Distance meter, and notificatioins so its still good.

  • #1843

    Updated and it works fine everywhere else but Draenor. My box with digsites is there but completely empty and the artifact box isn't there at all. I've found fragments from all 3 races and completed a bunch of artifacts, still nothing. Tried using it with no other addons, cleared cache, etc. Nobody else in my guild has the problem. Is there an obvious fix I don't know of?

  • #1848

    Same here. I'm wondering if it's conflicting with another addon, or something - I'll have a play around with it today. It picks up what I'm currently working on but all digsites come up marked as "unknown" in the broker, and the box is empty (although I can still dig using the icon, and crate a find). Very weird.

    Edit: disabled Mapster, reloaded the UI and actually got error messages in the chat window this time: "Archy is missing data for dig site [name]" for all 4 of my current Draenor dig sites. Re-enabled Mapster, reloaded again - same error. So now I'm confused >.< I'll keep trying but I don't think it's another addon causing that!

    Last edited by Lenara on 11/15/2014 5:04:09 AM
  • #1846

    Same problem. Fine except Dranor.

  • #1845

    I too have this issue. Everything else seems to be working but the digsites box is empty. No errors coming up.
    This only happens in Draenor.

    I tried deleting completely and reinstall addon, no go.

  • #1844

    I have the exact same problem.  Anyone have any ideas?

  • #1842

    This addon still messes with Carbonite maps

  • #1839

    Just like to say thanks for updating this during the first 24 hours of Warlords. It shows great commitment to all the users and I sincerely hope that this isn't removing you too much from the game.


    And just as a reminder to those coming here because the Tom Tom arrow is sending them to the wrong zone, the addon is still fully functional and the issue is related to Astrolabe (see below):

    Quote from Torhal »

    The zone name issue is due to a flaw in the current version of Astrolabe, which Archy uses for maps. As soon as it's corrected by its author, I'll make a new release of Archy. I can't just roll back to an older version, since the previous version is most of what broke Archy when 6.0.2 hit.

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