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  • World of Warcraft
  • 6,595 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 1,378,191 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/24/2015
  • Created 12/17/2010
  • 1,457 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 1.4.4
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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

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  • #226

    Pointer to Closest Digsite would be amazing, especially if you could just integrate it with TomTom like Archy does, the only thing i miss about that addon.

  • #225

    The scaling keeps jumping around seemingly at random. More nuisance than anything, but it is pretty annoying having to open the options and change the scale every couple of minutes.


    Otherwise, GREAT addon.

  • #229

    what scaling? how to reproduce it? its better to make ticket on dev site.

  • #216
    This addon is causing a crash-to-desktop error in 4.3 PTR.

    Error #132 Fatal Exception
  • #222

    can't reproduce on 4.3

  • #215
    You cant unbind anything once binded through the addon interface, but I fixed it by going into the wow default keybinding menu.
  • #223

    fixed in version 0.92

  • #214
    Halp D:

    Everytime I log out, it apparently shrinks my scaling (eventhough the scaling at the settings is still at max). So everytime I log on, there's a shrinked version (as if it reset the scaling, but not the scaling-bar). So I have to reset my settings everytime.
  • #211
    Need new version!
  • #213
    Still works. Just change the 40100 to 40200 in the arh.toc file.
  • #221

    you can check "load old addons" option and it will work forever ;)

  • #209
    149x ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED:AddOn 'Arh' tried to call the protected function 'Arh_ArchaeologyDigSites_Minimap:ClearAllPoints()'.
    : in function `ClearAllPoints'
    Arh-0.91\Arh.lua:1475: in function
    Arh-0.91\Arh.lua:1518: in function
    149x ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED:AddOn 'Arh' tried to call the protected function 'Arh_ArchaeologyDigSites_Minimap:SetPoint()'.
    : in function `SetPoint'
    Arh-0.91\Arh.lua:1476: in function
    Arh-0.91\Arh.lua:1518: in function
    149x ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED:AddOn 'Arh' tried to call the protected function 'Arh_ArchaeologyDigSites_Minimap:SetSize()'.
    : in function `SetSize'
    Arh-0.91\Arh.lua:1495: in function
    Arh-0.91\Arh.lua:1519: in function

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  • #205
    This one is broken for me (as in no HUD shows up), maybe because I used to use HUDMap which broke with the patch and always had some funky interaction with arh.
  • #207
    I use HUDMap, and it works fine for me. Is your icon a red X in a circle, or a spade? If it isn't a spade, it won't work.

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  • #210

    I used the curse client to delete all saved variables in this, HudMap and Archy as well as installed them anew. (Latest alpha version for HudMap). Seems to work now.

    Those three addons seem to have some conflicts.
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