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Archaeology Helper

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 9,475 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 1,441,853 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/31/2015
  • Created 12/17/2010
  • 1,477 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
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Tagging as 1.4.5
r78 | oscarucb | 2015-10-24 22:56:09 +0000 (Sat, 24 Oct 2015) | 2 lines
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  • #249

    Is it just my client, or the addon stopped working at all? It's not drawing anything if I press the colored buttons.

    Last edited by liquidraver on 9/22/2012 3:01:04 AM
  • #247

    I love this addon, make my archaeology work much easier! but there's some strange thing, the HUD on my priest is very large, around 200% of its original size, I didn't change any setting, it was on the default setting, the other character is ok, only priest. and if I change the scale on the priest, all other characters r effected, become very small.

    Last edited by cheebc on 9/17/2012 8:35:23 AM
  • #248

    It is based on the Mini map zoom, so if you zoomed in all the way the Hud is bigger.

  • #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
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