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  • World of Warcraft
  • 187,902 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 8,528,543 Total Downloads
  • Updated 08/24/2015
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,643 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
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About Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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


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  • 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

James D. Callahan III <>
2015-08-24 02:06:48 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Correct logic regarding assumption on HereBeDragons behavior for map pin vectors.
    - Survey node logic correction.


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  • #1993

    Hello! I'm having problems with Archy this week. Follow the debug.

    Date: 2015-08-16 12:15:13
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\LibToast-1.0\LibToast-1.0.lua line 670:
    LibToast-1.0:SpawnToast() - template_name must be a non-empty string.
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    ...e\AddOns\_NPCScan\Libs\LibToast-1.0\LibToast-1.0.lua:533: func()
    ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\LibToast-1.0\LibToast-1.0.lua:670: func()
    ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\LibSink-2.0\LibSink-2.0.lua:409: Pour()
    Archy\Race.lua:280: UpdateCurrentProject()
    Archy\Archy.lua:1221: ?()

    <removed AddOn list - Lua dumps belong in tickets, not comments>

    Last edited by Torhal on 8/16/2015 4:16:26 PM
  • #1995

    Does resolve this for you?

  • #1994

    I am having the same error. I disabled NPCScan for now and it seems to have fixed the issue.

  • #1996

    I didn't notice that NPCScan was causing this problem. I'll disabled it and try again. Thanks for the tip!

  • #1990

    Is there a way to have a digsite progress bar in archy? This is especially useful now that digsites have WAY more artifacts than before. It seems it's made the default progress bar from WoW disappear, but doesn't seem to replace it with anything that I can see.

  • #1991

    This has been rolled into the Digsites window: Shows 2/6 or 0/9 etc. May add a config option for this later if there's enough demand for it. I removed it due to complaints.

  • #1992

    Ah, I see it now! Thanks!

  • #1987

    Hi Torhal, and ty for keeping this wonderful addon up to date !

    Recently I found out Libbabble-digsites-3-0 wasn't anymore in the Archy's Libs folder as it used to be pre-WoD, so I was wondering where are all the digsites names and translation saved now since Archy 6.0 ?

    Last edited by Cooli22 on 7/14/2015 8:31:03 AM
  • #1988

    Archy actually hasn't used LibBabble-Digsites-3.0 since February - the site names are now grabbed directly from the client via

  • #1989

    There's a problem with russian localization. Some artifacts seem to mismatch.

    Apparently someone has already made a ticket:


    Please check it. Also nerubian show 6/7 common even when you have 7/7, however it doesn't even show which one it's falsely 'missing'.

  • #1986

    Starting from a couple of days ago, I started getting the following error.

    Archy: Archy is missing data for dig site Steps of Fate Digsite (key:1:0.522737:0.937379)


  • #1983

    Is it just me or didn't this addon use you to tell you the type of fossil digsite for all digsites in the world? Now it only shows the digsites for the continent you're currently on? Did something change or am I remembering incorrectly? That being said, does anyone know a way to check worldwide digsites without going to each contenent and letting it parse the information?

  • #1984

    You're correct - it used to behave that way by default. I received several requests to pare the tooltip down, however, so I added the option to filter its contents by current continent; this option is enabled by default. Just go into the Tooltip section of the configuration options to disable it.

  • #1982

    I'm using and I get the following message upon login

    [13:02:16] Archy: Archy is missing data for dig site Duskfall Island Digsite (key: 1:0.461974:0.588764)
    [13:02:16] Archy: Archy is missing data for dig site Bloodmane Valley Digsite (key: 1:0.464349:0.806878)
    [13:02:16] Archy: Archy is missing data for dig site Wildwood Wash Dam Digsite (key: 1:0.522232:0.293722)
    [13:02:16] Archy: Archy is missing data for dig site Duskfall Island Digsite (key: 1:0.461974:0.588764)
    [13:02:16] Archy: Archy is missing data for dig site Burial Fields Digsite (key: 1:0.568634:0.746906)

  • #1979

    Could you make easy cast only attempt to trigger when you're currently in a digsite? I know it's possible to detect (ARH hides/shows only when you're in a digsite) and it'd help conflicts with addons like Fishing Buddy.

    edit: alternatively, a modifier button choice would help, so I could bind archaeology easy cast to ctrl+double right click and fb's to shift+double right click (or similar) instead of forcing it to be unmodified double right click

    Last edited by flatluigi on 4/9/2015 2:05:17 PM
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