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  • World of Warcraft
  • 58,796 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 6,133,529 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/24/2014
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,206 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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  • #1161
    user Lilbet:

    Torhal and I went over your ticket, which is good you filed. A few things to note, which probably have a huge impact on why things are not working for you.

    You have Gatherer, GatherMate, and GatherMate2 installed. Pick one, as they are mutually redundant. I suggest GatherMate2, as it is the newest and most up-to-date. GatherMate does not even work for Cataclysm; Gatherer and GatherMate2 do, but again, having both is pointless.

    Also, you have two different "auto grats" addons. AutoGratz and AutoGrats. Pick one, preferable the newest.

    Silver Dragon and NPC Scan do the same thing. Pick one.

    AVR is dead, and hasn't worked since 3.2 or 3.3. Uninstall it, as Blizzard killed this addon dead.

    Further, you have BossTactics installed, with no Cataclysm level boss support.

    Between BossTactics, AVR, and that your installed version of Archy is 1.8.1 (which was released June 3, and has been updated since, ALL for Cataclysm) I suspect you are playing on a private server at Wrath level. Unfortunately, private servers are not supported, as they violate Blizzard's Terms of Use.

    One other thing: strangely, your ticket claims that the Curse Client is not updating your addons, yet you filed a ticket under Archy. If you are playing on a private server, that explains much.

    A volunteer Curse Moderator!

    Back to WoW on Llane in Knights of the Storm, Alliance (Myrroddin, Jelia, BadAsh, Vanhoeffen)

  • #1160
    How do you enable a dig-sight after you have disabled it via right clicking on the dig-sight's list?
  • #1159
    Archy won't work at all for me, I get 6 lua errors on login and it does nothing.
  • #1162
    That does not help diagnose the issues. Please post the bugs on the tracker link.

    A volunteer Curse Moderator!

    Back to WoW on Llane in Knights of the Storm, Alliance (Myrroddin, Jelia, BadAsh, Vanhoeffen)

  • #1158
    Since 4.2 dropped, Archy has brought my system to a creep any time its loaded. I can't use it, whatsoever. Huge memory leak somewhere, I assume.
  • #1172
    Same thing is happening to me. I've only recently returned to Warcraft, deleted and installed newer versions of my addons and when Archy is loaded my frames drop to 5, disable it and its back to 100-150. Very bizarre.
  • #1180
    I am having this same issue. It only happens on one character so far, another character is able to use it just fine. WoW is 100% unplayable on characters where this bug arises.
  • #1157
    Any idea how long it will take for an updated version of archy for 4.2?
  • #1154
    I cannot solve projects with Keystone..Please fix it.. i adore this addon but this bug is very annoying
  • #1155
    Go into archy's configuration and then go to artifacts. Go to the AutoFill Key Stones tab and check the boxes to your liking. It's the only way I have figured out around not being able to solve artifacts.
  • #1152
    Im using Archy in 4.2... and it does absolutely nothing, the LDB feed displays but has no info, i am completely unable to show any of the windows, ive tried deleting my saved variables, resetting things, etc. but, nothing seems to work, the only thing so far that does work, typing /archy does bring up the dialog that tells you what else you can do with the command, although none of those specific commands work, the only thing that does work is the ldb feed, if i right-click on it, it wills say that archy is locked, but theres nothing to lock :S.
  • #1156
    1.8.3 is broken hard in Wow 4.2 but 1.8.2 works fine for me. You might want to downgrade one step.
  • #1153
    I had the same problem but going into archy config and under general, switching style from graphical to minimal and then back to graphical again fixed it for me.
  • #1151
    I'm having problems with both the dig site and artifacts window.

    When I first got the addon, the dig site window showed the zone, in smaller yellow font, below the digsite, and the artifacts window didn't have a 2nd line of text under the progress bars. I updated, and they changed. I tried to revert back to the previous addon, and they displayed the same.

    I just installed Archy on another computer, and the windows are displaying as I like them. But I can't find the setting options to change it. Any help?
  • #1150
    Isn't it supposed to play a sound when you approach the dig site? I can't seem to get that to work...
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