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  • World of Warcraft
  • 246,504 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 6,852,862 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/24/2014
  • Created 10/16/2010
  • 4,367 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU Lesser General Public License version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1)
  • Newest File: 1.8.56
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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 1.8.56
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-11-24 17:21:50 -0600

Bringing in localization.


    - localization for LibBabble-AF and DS.


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  • #405
    I'd like to echo this sentiment. I loved the very minimalist list approach, and am not too keen on the now very in-your-face approach to the artifacts list.

    Digs sites is less of an issues, as it's easier to reduce the size down, but you can't currently change much of the sizings on the artifact list.

    Options to turn off graphics, changing padding on bars etc would be excellent. Or a toggle between old/new stylings.

    Thanks for the add on though, it is great.
  • #364
    After a well deserved nap ...

    I agree with the above especially the LDB and border setting for the artifacts & digsites display... Previously I like that there was no 'border' to the text, made it fit my layout nicely... now I am cheating with opacity but having none or rounded borders would be nice (both are standard options).

    Thank you so much for your work on this btw! It's a great bit of help!
  • #350
    Thanks for the feedback. I'll read over this sometime later this morning (after I get some sleep).
  • #343
    -- Fix for surveyNodes error in line 2082: adding this to Archy:OnInitialize() in after line 2565:

    if not ( then = {}
  • #349
    v1.7b6 should fix this problem.
  • #347
    Thanks, but which is line 2565? I'm using notepad to edit and short of counting the lines myself can't be sure where to put it. :)
  • #342
    Was hoping that the beta 1.7b5 release had a fix for the panels being locked in place, but was sadly mistaken. This new version is a total step back. I just reverted back to 1.6.3 because the newest version is completely unusable.

    1. The new version takes up WAY too much space, with too much extra unnecessary crap in them.
    2. Users really don't care what other sites are open on other continents - hovering over the Archy image in Fubar resulted in a list that spanned the height of my screen, and then continued off the bottom of the screen. I don't know if JUST the current continent was default on the old version or if you have to manually change it on the new version, but after seeing the changes I wasn't inclined into looking into the options to attempt to fix it.
    3. No need to integrate the distance finder into one of the windows, making that window required to use the addon.
    4. The text is too large on absolutely everything.

    I tried all the other archaeology addons, and this one was the best because it didn't have extra unnecessary crap which used up a ton of memory. It had very little memory usage. I suggest making it so the minimalistic display is the default, and add the option for users to use the newer version.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #348
    Have you actually checked out the options that is in Archy? Obviously not.

    Take some time and look through the Options available in the Interface Options panel for Archy before jumping to conclusions.
  • #356
    Perhaps it might be an idea to branch the 1.6.3 version into a new addon (ie a Minimalistic version) and fix the bug where you can't move the frames - that would absolutely perfect. Its easily the most useful addon I have right now due to grinding for my Vial of the Sands Recipe and trinket.

    I'm sorry to say that even trying out all the new the settings on 1.7b.6 it didn't impress me the way 1.6.3 did.

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #371
    The rewrite for Archy was started before the MMOC spotlight even happened. Anyhow, I will be looking at adding the original minimal style as an option sometime next week.
  • #346
    What I don't get is why you did a rewrite of the addon after having MMOC spotlight it for being great in the first place. :\

    I do love the addon, don't get me wrong. But I love 1.6.3

    Database person for AckisRecipeList & Collectinator

  • #341
    Would it be possible to request a feature showing dig sights on the flight maps? I,m constantly switching between the two when planning my next flight to the closest dig site, or which route will allow me to clear multiple sites with the best time efficiency.
  • #340
    i would like to see a DB so you can share with your guild mates or your party
  • #338
    Any chance for an option to enable the old minimalistic on screen display for artifacts and dig sites? The new one takes up so much space even if scaled down and is too colorful for my taste. Using v1.7b5. Cheers! :)
  • #339
    I'll look at adding the old minimalistic displays back in as an option next week.
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