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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 349,844 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 7,701,106 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/22/2015
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,491 Favorites
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About Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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

Translators: http:www.wowace.com/addons/archy/localization/

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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 <jcallahan@curse.com>
2015-03-22 03:30:08 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Ensure the digsite's map icon always has a tooltip.
    - Cleanup.
    - Always update the minimap icons for the nearest site, instead of attempting to cache whether or not they've been shown/hidden. Fixes ticket #557
    - If Archaeology is unknown, return 0, 0 instead of nil for GetArchaeologyRank()
    - Make sure currentDigsite isn't nil in ARCHAEOLOGY_FIND_COMPLETE before trying to manipulate it. Should only happen when digging immediately after a UI reload, but I keep getting reports... fixes ticket #554.
    - Make sure ArtifactFrame isn't nil before checking whether or not it has a skillBar. Fixes ticket #558.
    - If a match has already been found for spellID, don't look for another value.
    - Added artifact template field "usesItemForProjectName" to fix the remainder of ticket #549.


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  • #1610

    The archaeology level required to survey in Pandaria is above 500 (not exactly sure how much higher as I was 525 when I crossed).

    Since until you reach it you cannot even see the digsites on the map, Archy can't discover them to point you their way.

    Issue will fix itself as you skill up a bit more. (You can try without Archy you won't get better results if still at 500)

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/29/2012 11:59:12 AM
  • #1599

    Why I cant see these little windows which show me how much artifacts I need to complete them?

  • #1596
    MiniMap button control - Archy - Archaeology Assistant

    Is there a way to control how the MiniMap button acts as a HotSpot for Archy?   By default, it pops up a summary of your artifacts and dig sites along with how to access features.  

    I don't always want it to pop-up like that.  If I'm going to a differnt MiniMap button that just happens to be slightly below Archy, I have to move the pointer and wait for the hotspot ToolTip to disapear.  This can be an exercise in frustration when several MiniMap buttons are close together.

    I'd like to disable Arch's Hotspot, so I can get to other items, like Fishing Buddy, outfitter, and others...

  • #1612

    i have the same request. the popup tooltip is really obtrusive especially when i'm trying to click another minimap button and mouseover the archy one by mistake. i dont want to disable the minimap button because it offers a lot of convenience to open the windows with a click, but the tooltip popup is annoying. maybe a right click for what currently opens on mouseover? other than that one issue, i really love the addon and reccomend it to anyone looking for a good archaeology tool.

  • #1597

    There is no option but you can get one of the myriad LDB displays and disable the minimap button altogether.

    Most of the LDB data displays will let you have full control over your tooltips and buttons.

    There's a good chance you have some kind of LDB panel already :-)

    That said the request to provide an option for disabling or shrinking the minimap tooltip comes up often so I'll see what I can do in a new version.

  • #1592

    There is some seriously bad lag in the latest version (1.8.37a) when you have filtering by continent turned off.  Every time I get some fragments (either via digging or from buying old world crates from Brann Bronzebeard), my game freezes for 5-10 seconds each time I pick them up/open the crate.  It also freezes like this when solving artifacts.

    Last edited by irandamay on 10/14/2012 8:20:32 PM
  • #1594

    Tested with both options ticked off (Artifacts options and Tooltip options)

    I cannot reproduce the issue, I don't lose FPS at all when digging and looting fragments or when using the crate button to crate an artifact (can't test the pre-mop crate vendor yet)

    So if you please file a ticket and provide some more information, specifically:

    - continent and zone (does it happen in specific areas or everywhere)?

    - WoW language eg. English/French/Italian etc (very important) and OS (Windows or Mac, 32/64bit)

    - if you have an error catching addon or "show lua errors" enabled from game options -> help.

    - a list of your other addons, especially if you have any related to looting (or archaeology).

    - any other information you think might help me reproduce it.

    The more details the better as if I can't make it happen I can only try to fix it by guessing and that seldom turns out well Tongue out

  • #1593

    Will test that tomorrow, I have filtering on myself so haven't noticed.

    If it's reproducible I doubt it appeared in 1.8.37a as nothing has changed for that part of the addon since first MoP updates.

    Does that concern the Artifacts or the Tooltip setting btw?


    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/14/2012 9:17:33 PM
  • #1595

    Woops, sorry, it was about the Artifacts frame... I forgot there was an option for that for the tooltip as well. 

    I turn the continent filtering off on the frame when I buy crates from Brann so that I can solve the old world artifacts from the frame button while I am in Pandaria and sometimes I'm lazy and just leave the window like that when I'm also digging.  So far I have only noticed it in Pandaria because I haven't been back to the old world in a long time, but I did have it happen in Krasarang, Dread Wastes, Jade Forest (digging for all 3 of those) and in Vale (buying pre-MoP crates), so it didn't seem to be location specific... at least not out in Pandaria anyway. 

    I don't have any other archaeology or looting specific addons, and I haven't had any problems like this until the most recent update.  I will try and do some more testing tomorrow and see if I can narrow it down any further.

  • #1591

    moi perso je preferais l'ancien bouton du lever la petite barre rouge cetais plus pratique que le carer de la pelle pour le lever

  • #1587

    I figured it all out.......if I am in pandaria and dont have the skill level to do archy there it will not run .......


    Thanks for all the help;...

  • #1589

    Glad to see you figured it out on your own and thanks for coming back to post for the benefit of other users that might have had same issue :)

    (I should have thought to ask which continent you had the problem on myself)

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/14/2012 1:46:16 AM
  • #1582

    after the latest update from the curse client I no longer get the two frames showing the distance to digsites and the one showing the skill level and completion percent the one with distance to sites also had a survey buton that saved alot  of time

    they went away and I am not able to find them 

    any help getting them back up would be apreciated....

    I love the addon and keep up the great work

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/12/2012 3:44:45 AM
  • #1573

    Using the latest version...

    The crate artifact button is shown all the time, even when you don't have any items to solve.

    Any way to get rid of it completely or at least hide it when it can't be used?

  • #1588

    v1.8.37 now has an option to independently hide the crate button, like you can for the survey one.

    Found at the same place, under digsite options section.

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/14/2012 1:42:48 AM
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