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Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 387,502 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 7,698,855 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/22/2015
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,488 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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  • #960
    Please go to the link listed in the description above, click the Localization tab, and add/change/delete/etc there. Once on the web page, every time I flag an update, it will get the latest translations automatically.

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  • #957
    Archy doesn't seem to be recording my dig sites. I thought it is supposed to display where I got an artifact on the mini-map.
  • #961
    You need GatherMate2 and GatherMate2_Data, and that should fix you up! Don't forget to import the latest Data in GM2's settings. Esc, Addons, GatherMate2, Import.

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  • #968
    shouldn't need gathermate as archy does that(unless you want the locations other people have found artifacts in since Archy only records your own finds) just have to make sure "Show Fragment Nodes" is checked in the Minimap options part of Archy's Options...

    Personally prefer Archys way of doing it since you choose to have it color code the fragment locations by distance making it easier to determine which spot is likely the one you need
  • #969
    also archy only shows the fragment locations in currently active digsites instead of all the locations everywhere all the time like gathermate...which is yet another reason I prefer it for node tracking over gathermate...
  • #956
    Thank you myrroddin for doing what you are doing and keeping it updated. Although some people will never be happy and just like to complain, please know that thousands of us truly appreciate your efforts. /bow
  • #962
    This is a community effort, so all of you who have helped both here and on take a /bow

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  • #955
    thank you myrroddin for posting the most updated archy! I am eternally grateful
  • #963
    See comment above :)

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  • #954
    Despite a great value, the code of this addon is very unstable, in my opinion, should be completely rewritten
    Aber is for me to resize a frame too fast, and also unnecessarily
  • #964
    Most large scale addons are "unstable", especially after a Blizzard patch. Notice the hundreds of updates to hundreds of addons since 4.1? I agree the code needs work, but it is hardly unstable.

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  • #952
    This addon is the best thing since sliced bread. If you do Archaeology you definitely need this.
  • #950
    Could someone please provide instructions on how to update this for 4.1?

    I went to the website in the yamyam1976 posted and downloaded it but I'm still getting the growing digiste box bug as mentioned in Enigma's post.

    Why can't you add the versions onto the curse website so they can easily be updated by the client?

    If not, what is the addon client people are using? wowmatrix?
  • #951
    WowMatrix = infect your computer, get hacked, lose WoW account.

    No, people are not talking about an update client, they are talking about file locations. Yamyam's link is good, but only if you read the comments, as the download he listed does not work in 4.1 ...

    You want this:

    Do not forget: delete your old Archy folder and replace with the one downloaded from the link I just gave you.

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  • #967
    If you want to share something with the world at-least make sure its correct.

    Wowmatrix is not a source of viruses and so on. It's a great tool and has
    been working great ever since curse blockt it of the website , because
    it was taking to much bandwidth and curse wants money for downloading
    several addons at a time.

    And not so long ago curse downloader was infested with a trojan downloader
    soul purpose to steal your in-game details.

    So get your fax straight please.
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