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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 439,436 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 7,694,139 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/22/2015
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,489 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 <>
2015-03-22 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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  • #1398
    Suggestion for Archy

    Great addon.  I suggest adding a '/archy show' and a '/archy hide' ability from the chat window.

  • #1399

    You can keybind "Toggle Archy". Hitting 1 key (or key-combo) is probably alot faster than typing a command.

  • #1400

    Oh ok I'll look for that.  Thanks.

  • #1390

    Hi, I've tried to find the answer but have come up empty. Is there a way to change the transparancy of the window  that shows you the nearest dig sites?  I'm not sure what happened, but now its too transparant and I can't read where to go to next.

  • #1392

    Game Options(Esc) ->Interface ->AddOns ->Archy

    (or type /archy config)

    ->Dig sites ->Frame Options ->Opacity (slider)


  • #1383

    Is it possible to move the Toast position for the Archy popus?

  • #1386

    Download this AddOn, which will enable you to do so: Toaster


    Last edited by Dridzt on 4/3/2012 3:51:13 PM
  • #1393

    There is no slash command. You can view and change the settings under the Blizzard config UI for AddOns.


  • #1389

    I have Toaster installed, but I cant work out how to move the frame, is there a slash command to access toaster?

  • #1378

    For some reason my survey distance indicator always shows 0. Does it require tom tom to work or is there another reason.

  • #1380

    Do you have it undocked (free floating) or is it attached to the dig site list?

    The distance indicator counts distance you travelled from your last successful survey.

    If that's not happening, please file a ticket with details (Archy version, language of your wow, any special info like using 64bit wow, if you have TomTom or not etc).

    Same for any lua errors if you get.

  • #1381

    Issue resolved. I just deleted my saved variables and reinstalled the addon. Thank You.

  • #1375

     Great add-on, thanks, very useful. With the latest release I've had a bit of an issue.

    I want Tomtom to track my quests as well as do Archaeology, and this never seemed to be a problem before, but now every time I log on, a pop-up tells me quest tracking is incompatible with Archy and wants me to disable it. If I do that it means I have to go back into my Tomtom options when I have finished and switch it back to track quests. Is there some way to stop getting the pop-up all the time? Surprised

  • #1376

    Archy 1.8.23 (and later if the bug persists) adds an option to the warning dialog to "Ignore" the incompatible TomTom setting at your own risk.

    It will not bug you again for the current Archy version.

    (Just remember that if Archy does bug out you need to manually uncheck quest automation in TomTom and restart)

    Visit Ticket 60 @ TomTom for any progress.

    Last edited by Dridzt on 4/19/2012 9:00:34 AM
  • #1397

    Press "Ignore" instead of "no" and it won't popup again for the current Archy version.

    Last edited by Dridzt on 4/19/2012 8:55:59 AM
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