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  • World of Warcraft
  • 14,138 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 5,876,962 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/08/2013
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,061 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
  • Newest File: 1.8.43
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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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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 1.8.43
James D. Callahan III <>
2013-10-08 19:23:56 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Update ToC interface version to 50400.
    - Damnable WoW launcher changing file permissions again…


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  • #1732

    There are still problems with localisation, at least the french one. I tried to take a look into the LUA files, I didn't find where the problem came from.

    In the digsites list that appears when I mouseover the minimap icon, a Mantid digsite appear as UNKNOWN race, and Unknow zone.

    Do you know where the problem could come from ?


  • #1733
    Quote from NinieAlucard »

    Salut :)

    Il te faut corriger les traductions dans :


     Corrige ces trois lignes :

        ["Sra'thik Swarmdock Digsite"] = "Site de fouilles de l’appontement de l’essaim Sra’thik",

        ["Zan'vess Digsite"] = "Site de fouilles de Zan’vess",

        ["Venomous Ledge Digsite"] = "Site de fouilles de l’escarpement Venimeux",

    Depuis le mien trouve les trois sites.


    Last edited by Dexity on 8/12/2013 9:31:43 AM
  • #1730

    Referencing post #1728 from Dridzt, could you please tell me how to automate digsite tracking again?  It seems that one of Blizzard's "hot fixes" has disabled that feature, and it is beyond annoying not to know exactly where to go, and how to get there.  I've become very dependent on this feature.  I've tried figuring it out and have played with some of the settings, and I have even reinstalled Archy, but nothing seems to work.  Help, please?

  • #1736

    Having the same issue - the useful window with the distances and amounts of each has simply vanished.

    I really hope Blizz haven't managed to stymy one of my favoutite and most useful addons ....

  • #1729

    Might be a bizarre question but is there a way to make it so I only see digsites for specific races? Like for the ones in Uldum or for the Mogu? 

  • #1727

    Archy seems to manhandle the "Show digsites" option in the world map. While this might be intentional it's annoying to me since I would like to keep archy in latent mode while questing as I don't need the dig windows and the giant tooltip it spawns gets on the way. (While on digging trips both of these are good). However, I'd still like to see the digsites in the worldmap (and minimap, as it were) to see when to take digging break. Now every time I have disabled Archy I have to go enable the "Show digsites" again, and even then it seems to get disabled on it's own at times. None of this happens if Archy is not loaded at all.


    "If you say 'plz' because it's shorter than 'please', I say 'no' because it's shorter than 'yes'."
    Shishira, Shalindra @ Typhiria

  • #1728

    There is an Archy option to disable automation of digsite tracking.

    Last edited by Dridzt on 6/13/2013 12:57:56 PM
  • #1726

    Is the problem of multi-language solved?

  • #1724

    I've been having some issues with Archy as of late. The digsites it pinpoints on the map do not match the digsites the game is sending me to - the only way I can see these digsites properly is by using the minimap.

    The addon I use for maps is Mapster, so perhaps there is a conflict there?

    So far the issues only seem to be in Pandaria but I will note anything else I come across.

    EDIT: The first time I log on, the digsites tend to be correct - until I survey a single digsite, then everything seems to go awry.

    Last edited by AmethystNightfall on 5/27/2013 10:31:19 PM
  • #1725

    Are we talking about the TomTom arrow here?

    Archy doesn't put anything on the world map, the digsite blobs there are from the game (default).


  • #1722

    Is there a way to tell what artifacts I have not solved? Something like Ackis Recipe List that shows me what profession recipes I'm missing. When I turn in a solved Pandaren artifact for a box of old world pieces, I'd like to know which will give me the highest probability of solving something new, ie. which race has the most unsolved artifacts.

  • #1723

    You can get an overview by clicking the top of the Archy tooltip.

    Interactive labels on the tooltip are marked with (*) after the text.

    You can see what the list looks like by browsing the addon images above.

    Last edited by Dridzt on 5/25/2013 6:06:34 PM
  • #1721

    Using the language PT-BR the addon does not work correctly in 5.3.

  • #1718

    I'm noticing delays and lag spikes within the game, usually about 2-4 seconds in duration, after acquiring quests objectives, completing quests, handinging in quests, and accepting quests, ONLY when Archy is enabled.

    I'm unsure of whether it is interfering with other addons or causing these delays all on its own.

    The only other questing addon I use is QuestGuru, which has also been updated for 5.3.


  • #1720

    Archy doesn't respond to anything quest related so I doubt it's the culprit.

    I'll keep an eye out in any case.

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