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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 106,136 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 8,690,562 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/22/2015
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,673 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
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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 <>
2015-09-22 23:29:55 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - Update coordinates for Steps of Fate Digsite.


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  • #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
  • #1568

    The toggle button, just to left click it to show acrchy. IS NOT WORKING!!!! I have uninstalled the addon, re installed the addon. Everything. It will not load. I'm getting very frustrated. I like this addon but cannot use it.

  • #1570

    If that is not your problem I'm going to need alot more details than "not working" (caps doesn't count as extra info).


    - exact Archy version.

    - exact WoW version including the language of the client.

    - is it a mac or a windows pc (32 or 64bit)

    - where are you trying Archy (indoors, outdoors, which continent and zone)

    Because as you can imagine if it wasn't working for me I'd have fixed it already.

  • #1569

    Did you accidentally shift-click the button or type /archy stealth previously and forgot about it?

    Archy has a 'stealth' mode where it hides its lists but keeps the tomtom navigation and keybind features active.

    Try shift-clicking the button again or typing /archy stealth at command-line.

  • #1559

    With the most recent update (1.8.34) I'm no longer getting yellow in the survey distance indicator and there seems to be a non-functioning button with a crate on it attached to the undocked survey indicator.


    BTW, awesome addon.


    Last edited by nocrosses on 10/7/2012 4:54:06 PM
  • #1560

    The button (should) only enable when there's an artifact to crate in your bags.

    Nothing comes to mind as to your other issue; no changes were made to that effect but I'll test with indicator undocked to see if I can reproduce.

    Edit: Nope, unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean I can see no problem, docked or undocked

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/7/2012 5:56:25 PM
  • #1556

    Short feedback: The crate artifacts button only works for the last discovered artifact. I don't know if this is working as intended.

  • #1557

    It should discover all artifacts that can be crated, but it's quite time-consuming to test so there was limited testing done.

    In any case the intended functionality is to progressively (every time a bag update happens) find all artifacts in the bags that can be crated; if that's not happening it's a bug.

    Edit: Hmm, I think I see the problem (it's not with the new functionality, it's a side-effect of the previous keystone detecting code)

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/7/2012 3:23:43 PM
  • #1590

    Latest version, closes the merchant window before trying to open crates.

    Not sure that's a help or a hindrance but we'll see how people feel about it I guess Tongue out

  • #1581

    Well that sucks. Thanks for explaining why what I want couldnt happen. I guess we should try to convince blizz to remove the unique tag from the boxes.

  • #1572

    That's a side-effect of trying to open them with the merchant frame still visible and is nothing any addon will be able to solve for you.

    The same thing would happen if you manually try to open them by right-clicking on the item when you have the merchant interface showing, it would instead try to sell it.


    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/9/2012 9:04:51 AM
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