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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 22,018 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,947,466 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/26/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 6,105 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: v0.82
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About Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

Tools and tweaks to make the lives of players seeking Achievements a little bit easier.

Most features listed here are optional. Options can be found using the /oa command or at Interface Options -> AddOns tab -> Overachiever.


  • Slash commands to search for achievements by name.* (Also see the "Search tab" feature.)
  • Ctrl+click on an achievement link to open the GUI to that achievement. Ctrl+click again to track it.
  • Automatically track timed achievements when the timer starts.

Achievement Tooltip Enhancements:

  • Add information from progress bars and normally-hidden progress information. (For example, "Progress: 5/10" or "Assault 2 bases (0/2).")
  • Compare progress using chat links: Display your progress below that of the player who linked the achievement.
  • Optionally add the achievement's ID to its tooltip. (Convenient for addon authors.)

GUI Enhancements:

  • Draggable Frames: The achievement frame is draggable.
  • Search tab added to the UI to search for achievements by name, description, reward, and more.
  • Suggestions tab added to the UI that suggests achievements based on your current situation: Location, recent tooltip reminders from this addon, etc.
  • Cooking Trade Skill UI:
    • Display icons next to recipes you need to cook for "The Northrend Gourmet" and "The Outland Gourmet." Ctrl+click on one of these recipes to open the UI to the achievement that requires it.
    • Works with the default UI, Advanced Trade Skill Window, Skillet, and lilsparky's branch of Skillet. (Users of lilsparky's branch must Alt+click instead of Ctrl+click to open to the achievement.)
  • Objectives Frame (Achievement Tracker):
    • Display a tooltip when hovering over an achievement title to see more details about it.
    • Shift+click an achievement title to add that achievement's link to chat.
  • Display a tooltip when the cursor is over certain achievements in the GUI:
    • Part of a series: Give the names of other achievements in the series and its relation to them.
    • Required by: Give the names of any meta-achievements that list this achievement as a criteria.
  • Meta-criteria (achievements displayed as the criteria for obtaining a larger achievement) in the GUI use a detailed achievement tooltip instead of simply giving the date the criteria was completed (or nothing if it isn't complete).

Achievement-specific Options:

  • World Explorer: Automatically track exploration achievements as you travel.*
  • Tooltip Reminders: Add information to units', items', and/or world objects' tooltips to help you complete...
    • "To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before", "To All The Squirrels Who Shared My Life": Do I need to /love this critter?
    • "Pest Control": Have I exterminated this critter?
    • "Well Read", "Higher Learning": Have I read this book?
    • "The Scavenger," "Outland Angler," "Northrend Angler": Have I fished this type of node?
    • "It's Happy Hour Somewhere", "Tastes Like Chicken": Have I consumed this food or drink?
    • Holiday Achievements:
      • "Let It Snow": Do I need to use a Handful of Snowflakes on this player?
      • "Fistful of Love": Do I need to use a Handful of Rose Petals on this player?
      • "Shake Your Bunny-Maker": Do I need to use Spring Flowers on this player?
    • "Northern Exposure", "Medium Rare", and many others: Do I need to kill this creature? (Includes many dungeon and raid-based achievements.)
  • Sound Reminder: Choose a sound to play when one of the above tooltip reminders shows up if you need to do something.

* See the included readme.txt file for more details.
† See instructions below.
‡ This is part of a modular component that can be enabled/disabled individually. See "Disabling Modules," below.

Key Bindings

You can associate key bindings with each of the new tabs added to the Achievement frame using the standard key binding interface. The new bindings are located under the heading "Overachiever."


  • Localized for English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, traditional Chinese, and simplified Chinese clients. Translations generously provided by users like you!
  • If you're interested in helping localize Overachiever for another client, please let me know.

Draggable Frames

The main achievement frame (where achievements earned and unearned are listed by category) is draggable when the proper Interface Options are set. Left-click on an appropriate area and hold the mouse button down to move the frame where you desire.

By default, the main achievement frame can be moved but it is still subject to some standard frame handling that will reposition it when it is opened or certain other frames are displayed. To unattach the frame from this position handling and have Overachiever remember where the frame is from session to session, check the "Remember position" option under the "Main Achievement UI frame" option. Once in the position you desire, you may want to uncheck the "Main Achievement UI frame" option so you don't accidentally move it elsewhere.

  • To customize the placement and more involving the "Achievement Earned" alert frames, try Achieved!

Disabling Modules

Some of Overachiever's features are implemented using modules, namely Overachiever_Tabs and Overachiever_Trade. Modules have their own folders that should be placed inside the Interface\AddOns folder alongside Overachiever. They can be enabled or disabled as you would a separate addon. Additionally, the individual Search and Suggestions components of the Tabs module can be disabled by deleting or renaming Search.lua or Suggestions.lua.

About the lengthy project name: "Overachiever" was not showing up on addon searches for "achievement"; the name change fixes that. Hopefully Curse will correct this problem in the future.

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Buy Tuhljin a snack so he'll feel guilty about not yet implementing that suggestion you made. Or maybe just to show your support. That works, too.

The change log lists changes of particular note to users, not every change made.

- Updated for WoW patch 6.1.
- Suggestions Tab: Added suggestions for Ashran.
- Attempt to fix an error that appeared upon completion of achievements and certain instances.
- Fixed the options panels not being populated when first shown.
- Fixed "/oa" and related slash commands not opening the correct options panel if the UI options window hadn't been opened before in that session.

- Suggestions Tab: Added new Darkmoon Faire suggestions.
- Fixed issue where all checkboxes start as checked in the Overachiever options panels even if the saved option was really false/disabled.
- Fixed an error related to auto-tracking. (This resulted in error messages when traveling from zone to zone if the exploration auto-tracking option was enabled.)
- "Auto-track timed achievements" option is now enabled by default. (No change if not using a fresh install of the addon.)

- Initial updates for WoW patch 6.0.x. Fixes the most common errors.


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  • #1388
    Quote from BlackVeil »

    Keep getting this during quest cinematic cut screens.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:28: script ran too long
    Time: 02/26/15 17:37:26
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:28: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:27>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:183: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:176>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:256: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:249>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:1072: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:1043>
    (tail call): ?
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\Search.lua:198: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\Search.lua:177>

    Locals: (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = true
    (*temporary) = 3137
    (*temporary) = "script ran too long"
    GAI = <function> defined =[C]:-1

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:301: Usage: AddTrackedAchievement(achievementID)
    Time: 02/26/15 18:29:52
    Count: 3
    Stack: [C]: in function `AddTrackedAchievement'
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:301: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:299>
    Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:985: in function <Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:898>

    Locals: (*temporary) = 0


    Same here. The errors upon completing certain events or quests are getting annoying.

  • #1386

    I am sorry if this has been explained but I dont know anything about code so most of the comments are confusing to me. I LOVE this add-on. It is my favorite by far but It doesnt work anywhere in Draenor for me. When I look at my suggested achievements tab there is never anything there. How do I fix that?

    Last edited by wildpanda2003 on 3/26/2015 11:50:55 AM
  • #1385

    Until they get the ChatFrame_OnHyperlinkShow Hook working correctly

    I found that just Commenting out the Hook fixes the twitter problems.

    You can open Overachiever.lua and comment out the ACHIEVEMENT HYPERLINK HOOK completely.

    It should be near line 537.

    And the Twitter functionality will work correctly. Havent Noticed any other issues since Ive done this.

    Currently looking into it to see if I can fix the issue instead of just bypassing it.

    It seems to be the text that is breaking the hook. Becuase the text when debugged appears to be the twitter button icon and not text.

  • #1383

    Any progress on fixing the Twitter issue?

  • #1382

    Thanks to fix the addon with twitter :(

  • #1381

    Pls fix addon for twitter!

    Last edited by Danielito986 on 3/17/2015 2:42:59 AM
  • #1380

    yep, no twitter with this addon, I click the twitter fuction in game and nothing happens with this turned on.

  • #1379

    I can also confirm that this addon is interfearing with the new Twitter function. Please fix this because i love this addon!

  • #1378

    Just to confirm this addon is interfering with the new twitter function.  Can only click on achievements etc... and tweet them if this addon is disabled.  I went through all my addons one at a time and this is the one that is causing issues.

  • #1377

    I love this addon, however, it messed with a lot of the WoW interface features such as clicking items in the quest log section on your screen and clicking on screen capture icons that are intended to send to Twitter. Please please please fix. Would be greatly appreciated.

  • #1373

    In OverAchiever.lua on line 541 you hook the ChatFrame_OnHyperlinkShow function. This is not allowed any longer and you must use the hooksecurefunc to hook into this event. This, like many allready mentioned, blocks twitter integration.

  • #1374

    Yeah, I saw that. It's just a pain because hooksecurefunc doesn't do what I want to do, as I cannot override normal behavior, only tag onto the end of it. I'll look into this more when I have time, hopefully later this week.

    (I wish Blizzard would realize that this severely limits addons and would add some sort of secure pre-hook deal that could tell the default code whether to run or not.)

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 3/1/2015 5:22:14 PM
  • #1376

    Yeah, I was planning on doing something like that. Sounds good in theory but I'll have to see how it works in practice. (Edit: This is in reply to comment starting "Why don't you just use...". Replies seem to be out of order for some reason.)

    Last edited by Tuhljin on 3/2/2015 10:46:15 PM
  • #1375

    Why don't you just use hooksecurefunc, and if it's something you would like to do with the achievement just close the ItemRefTooltip frame? It's a bit of a dodgy solution, but it should work right?

  • #1372

    Yes, this addon blocks being able to click the Twitter icon in chat to Tweet.

    Also, is this the addon that keeps spamming my chat when I have shift held down that it cannot find X player and/or keeps opening the Achievement comparison screen?? How annoying!

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