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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 130,457 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 6,209,199 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/24/2014
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,220 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
  • Newest File: 1.8.47
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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.


Bug reports/suggestions: WoWAce Tickets system

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 1.8.47
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-10-24 21:21:14 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Removed hard-embedded Astrolabe-1.0 - pull from its repository.


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  • #1799

    Woo Hoo! Thank you for updating!

  • #1798

    finally thanks for the update - back to grinding up to the mount :D

    Edit: Since the zones are shwon incorrectly, the TomTom integration does no longer work. It fetches the right coordinates, but places them in the wrong zone. This results in a bad result for the TomTom addon

    Last edited by caillend on 10/25/2014 5:54:12 AM
  • #1797

    Working great.  *THANK YOU*


    (Edit:  one small cosmetic weirdness -- the digsites window tells me the wrong zones for the digsites.  Like, right now, it's telling me that a Townlong site is in Valley of the Four Winds, and my other three sites, all actually in Jade Forest, are on Timeless Isle(!))  Poking them opens the map to the correct place, so it's not at all a serious problem.)

    Last edited by emersonrp on 10/25/2014 3:49:07 AM
  • #1795

    Oh YES sweet mama. Archy is working again. Thank you very much! And just in time while it's still hallow's end festival. Cause that broom makes archeology a bit mre bareable ;-)   I just didn;t want to do any archy without the archy addon. Thank you so much for the update.

  • #1794

    I can get the Artifacts pane to work again, but the Dig Sites pane refuses to exist. I can see the dig, crate, Lorewalker map buttons if I undock them, but the Dig Sites pane itself is just not showing up.

  • #1796

    And fixed by the last update. Yay!

  • #1792

    It looks like the version of Astrolabe in 1.8.46 needs to be updated (looks like its version 60 instead of 61).

    With just Archy 1.8.46 I get the following two errors and no artifact/dig site panes:

    Message: ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua line 1255:
    Usage: SetMapZoom(continentIndex [,zoneIndex]) .. requested continent out of bounds
    [C]: SetMapZoom()
    ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua:1255: activate()
    ...rface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\DongleStub.lua:78: Register()
    ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua:1307: in main chunk

    Message: ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua line 258:
    attempt to index upvalue 'WorldMapSize' (a nil value)
    ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua:258: TranslateWorldMapPosition()


    Installing latest astrolabe as standalone I only get the first error and those panes show up.

  • #1793

    I'd forgotten that I was hard-embedding Astrolabe instead of pulling the latest version when Archy was packaged. Fixed. :/

  • #1790

    Updated to fix the error.

  • #1791

    The artifact and dig sites frames still aren't opening up for me :( Thank you for your efforts though! Perhaps it's just me.

  • #1789

    For those of you hoping to get back to digging, I've found a couple of addons that make things bearable until Torhal gets this up and running.  They're not as good as Archy, but they're still pretty good overall. 

    ArchIndiana -

    Archaeology Helper -

    Gathermate2 -

    Gathermate2 Data -

    Follow the instructions carefully on the Archaeology Helper and Gathermate pages.  Be sure to import Arch digsites into Gathermate to make finding relics as easy as possible.  You can download TomTom for crazy arrows to the next digsite, but you'll have to enter coordinates manually using the /way command.

    Happy digging.

  • #1788

    Hello. Can't seem to open the Artifact and dig sites frame or whats it called.


    Is this cause it aint updated to 6.0 yet? Can only seem to have 1 window working normally: The solve/progress window.

  • #1787

    I'll take Soon as well. But Archaeology sucks without Archy!

  • #1785

    I'll take soon over none tho I still need to farm up bugs D:

  • #1779

    Hi Torhal,

    Just wondering like many others if you are actually updating it.  I know you have many add ons you are working on at the moment that would take priority.  I also don't know how hard this one will be to fix and get working?  But if you could make a simple comment that it is or isn't being updated sometime soon it would be appreciated.

    Thanks again for all your work on all your add ons ;)

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