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  • World of Warcraft
  • 32,428 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 1,414,211 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/31/2015
  • Created 12/17/2010
  • 1,465 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4.5
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About Archaeology Helper

Archaeology Helper accelerates your surveying by providing triangulation on a Heads-Up Display (HUD)

  • Survey then press green, yellow or red button to add new sector to the HUD and narrow down the position of your fragment
  • HUD optionally includes GatherMate2 pins showing possible fragment positions, further accelerating the process
  • Shows Dig Sites on Battlefield Minimap
  • Keybindings and various settings

How to use

Go to dig site, Right Click last button (spade) to show HUD and Left Click to cast Survay. Then ROTATE YOUR CHAR, BUT DON'T MOVE in the needed direction and press colored button according to Survey result. Move to other location, do same again.
It is strongly recommended to use in conjunction with GatherMate2, which will show all previous or imported dig-points on the HUD. When using GatherMate2 jump onto fragment before gathering! GatherMate2 data accuracy depends on that. Minimap zoom buttons also zoom the HUD display.


Left Click main window to move it
Right Click main window: opens config

Left Click on colored button: adds new sector to the HUD
Right Click on colored button: temporarily hide/show that color

Arrow button: undo last sector

Left Click spade: cast Survey
Right Click spade: show/hide the HUD
Middle Click spade: open Archaeology window

Use "/arh" or "/arhcfg" for command line help


On the HUD you can also see player arrow in the center and very small red circle that represents survey success range. And ofc all colored transparent overlapping areas that were set by you with colored buttons.

How to help

r79 | oscarucb | 2015-10-31 18:33:10 +0000 (Sat, 31 Oct 2015) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/1.4.5 (from /trunk:78)

Tagging as 1.4.5
r78 | oscarucb | 2015-10-24 22:56:09 +0000 (Sat, 24 Oct 2015) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/arh.lua

add experimental auto-mount support



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  • #242

    im not sure if it started just now, but red/yellow/green areas and little circles arent on same dimension anymore. while i fly they move in different speed.

  • #246

    It's a problem with Gathermate not knowing which zone you're in.

  • #245

    Ive got that too every once in awhile, just since updating gathermate today.

  • #243

    and..... its fixed after reloading ui. odd

  • #244

    I was just seeing that too, /reload made it go away. Was only really noticable while a red/yellow/green block was up

  • #241

    I also noticed this is working fine once you update GatherMate to 5.x

    It just no longer tells you the site is exhausted, because in 5.x you get 6 artifacts out of a site instead of 3, but other than that, it's fine.

  • #240

    The 4.x version is working fine for me on 5.x, just "Load out of date addons". biashanord still has exclusive control of the source repo, but  I'll update the TOC eventually if he doesn't get to it.

    Please report any problems here:

  • #239

    This great addon deserves an update --- missing it

  • #238

    please update 

  • #237

    Archaeology was confusing, frustrating, and boring before, but this addon has helped tremendously. Thank you!

  • #236

    Great addon, works perfectly!

    But (there's always a but), I'd love to see this addon integrated with libdatabroker library, being able, for instance, to toggle between displaying/hidding the addon's main window.

    Keep up the good work!

  • #235

    This mod would be perfect if after your second survey, it only showed overlapping regions. Would be much less screen clutter, and even easier to zero in on artifact location.

    Still an amazing addon, thanks for the hard work making it for us.

    Last edited by Bormes11 on 5/19/2012 1:56:57 AM
  • #234

    I just wanted to thank you for making this addon. I never leveled archaeology beyond skill level 5 because of how boring it was. This addon along with GatherMate make leveling archaeology easy and most importantly fun! I have been digging sites all day! Laughing So thank you and keep up the good work!

  • #232

    Hey Guys,

    Everytime when I change the zone from Barrens to Stonetalon Mountains or Uldum to Tanaris, my fps goes from 60 to 5. I can get my 60fps back when I open the world map. My addons:

    Addon Control Panel, Archy, ArkInventory, Atlas, AtlasLoot Enhanced, AuctionLite, BattlegroudTargets, BG Defender, Capping Battleground Timers, CauterizeCooldown, CombustionHelper, DocsDebugRunes, DBM, DBM WotLK, BC an Vanilla mods, Gatherer, GatherMate2, Galdius, GoblinVendorFilter, Healers have to die, Mage Nuggets, Omen Threat Meter, PhoenixStyle, PlayerScore, Postal, Power Auras Classic, Prat 3.0, Rawr, ReforgeSaver, Scorchio! 2, ShadowTimers, Skada Damage Meter, Tidy Plates, TipTac, WIM and an Modified TukUi : Sinaris-AsphyxiaUi 5.0


    I hope you can find whats the problem :D

    LG Brainafk EU-Ulduar


  • #231

    The HUD scaling keeps resetting.  The smaller the compass, the larger the gathermate nodes are.

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