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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 117,079 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,809,607 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/26/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 5,970 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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  • #1363

    Any toughts on updating to Draenor?

  • #1364

    Doesn't seem it :(

  • #1356
    Objectives Frame Not Working!

    When I track achievements, I was able to hover over them and get a tooltip.  I am no longer getting that.  I tried disabling all of my other addons to see if any of them were interfering but I am still unable to get any tooltip.  What I am looking for is in the screenshots..Page 1 - image 5 of 7.....I also checked the interface and everything is checked off.  Thanks!

  • #1355

    Got this error when I defeated Bloodlord Mandokir and looted him. Not even sure what it means.

    Date: 2015-01-29 17:21:02
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 2
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua line 301:
       Usage: AddTrackedAchievement(achievementID)
       [C]: AddTrackedAchievement()
    (*temporary) = 0

      Swatter, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      ACP, v3.4.14
      AucAdvanced, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucFilterBasic, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucFilterOutlier, v5.21c.5521.5459(5.21c/embedded)
      AucMatchUndercut, v5.21c.5521.5507(5.21c/embedded)
      AucScanData, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucStatHistogram, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucStatiLevel, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucStatPurchased, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucStatSales, v5.21c.5521.5476(5.21c/embedded)
      AucStatSimple, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucStatStdDev, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucStatWOWEcon, v5.21c.5521.5323(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.21c.5521.5347(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilAppraiser, v5.21c.5521.5495(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilAskPrice, v5.21c.5521.5447(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.21c.5521.5443(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilCompactUI, v5.21c.5521.5496(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.21c.5521.5507(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilFixAH, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.21c.5521.5417(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.21c.5521.5458(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilScanButton, v5.21c.5521.5403(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilScanFinish, v5.21c.5521.5515(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilScanProgress, v5.21c.5521.4979(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilScanStart, v5.21c.5521.5347(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilSearchUI, v5.21c.5521.5515(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.21c.5521.5514(5.21c/embedded)
      AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.21c.5521.4828(5.21c/embedded)
      Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
      Bartender4, v4.6.6
      BeanCounter, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      Carbonite, v6.0.1
      CarboniteWarehouse, v6.0.1
      Chinchilla, vv2.7.2
      Configator, v5.1.DEV.376(/embedded)
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
      dressingroomfunctions, vv1.3.1
      GupPet, v603.06
      Informant, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.363(/embedded)
      LUI, v3.9.1
      Masque, v6.0.0
      MasqueDarion, v4.1.2
      MasterPlan, v0.25.1
      Overachiever, v0.81
      OverachieverTabs, v0.81
      Postal, v3.5.1
      Prat30, v3.5.11      
      Prat30Libraries, v
      ScreenGrid, vv1.6.1
      SlideBar, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      Stubby, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.351(/embedded)
      TipTac, v15.01.14
      TipTacItemRef, v14.10.16
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v6.0.3.60000 <none>

  • #1358

    Do the following to fix this error:

    1. Open \Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua

    2a. Find around line 669
        if (id) then
          local tracked

    2b. Replace with
        if (id and id > 0) then
          local tracked

    3a. Find around line 983
    if (duration and elapsed < duration) then

    3b. Replace with
    if (duration and elapsed < duration and arg1 and arg1 > 0) then

    4. Save the file.

    Last edited by Blazeflack on 2/3/2015 4:31:33 AM
  • #1354

    40x Overachiever_Trade\TradeSkills-Tradeskills.lua:424: attempt to index local 'icon' (a nil value)
    Overachiever_Trade\TradeSkills-Tradeskills.lua:424: in function <Overachiever_Trade\TradeSkills.lua:421>
    Overachiever_Trade\TradeSkills-Tradeskills.lua:473: in function <Overachiever_Trade\TradeSkills.lua:445>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `TradeSkillFrame_Update'
    ...dOns\Blizzard_TradeSkillUI\Blizzard_TradeSkillUI.lua:852: in function `TradeSkillUpdateFilterBar'
    ...dOns\Blizzard_TradeSkillUI\Blizzard_TradeSkillUI.lua:864: in function `TradeSkillSetFilter'
    DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts-r56.lua:286: in function <DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:275>
    DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts-r56.lua:513: in function <DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:512>
    DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts-r56.lua:636: in function <DataStore_Crafts\DataStore_Crafts.lua:632>
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[17]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[17]"]:4>
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[17]"]:13: in function `?'
    ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:92: in function `Fire'
    Ace3\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0-3.lua:120: in function <Ace3\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>

    tradeName = "Inscription"
    icons = <table> {
    highlights = nil
    LBI = <table> {
    Humanoid = "Humanoid"
    Mount = "Mount"
    Elixir = "Elixir"
    Crossbows = "Crossbows"
    Hands = "Hands"
    Gun = "Gun"
    Quest = "Quest"
    Shields = "Shields"
    Food = "Food"
    Prismatic = "Prismatic"
    Warlock = "Warlock"
    Mail = "Mail"
    Wands = "Wands"
    Enchant = "Enchant"
    Axe = "Axe"
    Shield = "Shield"
    One-Hand = "One-Hand"
    Reagent = "Reagent"
    Food & Drink = "Food & Drink"
    Fishing Pole = "Fishing Pole"
    Parts = "Parts"
    First Aid = "First Aid"
    Book = "Book"
    Gem = "Gem"
    Riding = "Riding"
    Two-Handed Axes = "Two-Handed Axes"
    Waist = "Waist"
    Companion = "Companion"
    Trade Goods = "Trade Goods"
    Thrown = "Thrown"
    Tabards = "Tabards"
    Item Enchantment = "Item Enchantment"
    Leatherworking = "Leatherworking"
    Weapon Enchantment = "Weapon Enchantment"
    Drink = "Drink"
    Meta = "Meta"
    Bows = "Bows"
    Ammo Pouch = "Ammo Pouch"
    Item Enhancement = "Item Enhancement"
    Tackle Box = "Tackle Box"
    Weapon = "Weapon"
    Dragonkin = "Dragonkin"
    Arrow = "Arrow"
    Scroll = "Scroll"
    Purple = "Purple"
    Wrist = "Wrist"
    Orange = "Orange"
    Container = "Container"
    Totem = "Totem"
    Alchemy = "Alchemy"
    Mining = "Mining"
    Pet = "Pet"
    Miscellaneous = "Miscellaneous"
    Leather = "Leather"
    Consumable = "Consumable"
    Yellow = "Yellow"
    Wand = "Wand"
    Two-Handed Maces = "Two-Handed Maces"
    Legs = "Legs"
    Main Hand = "Main Hand"
    Shirt = "Shirt"
    Aquatic = "Aquatic"
    One-Handed Maces = "One-Handed Maces"
    Tailoring = "Tailoring"
    Polearms = "Polearms"
    Shaman = "Shaman"
    Two-Hand = "Two-Hand"
    Fishing = "Fishing"
    Mage = "Mage"
    Two-Handed Swords = "Two-Handed Swords"
    Feet = "Feet"
    Chest = "Chest"
    Armor Enchantment = "Armor Enchantment"
    Potion = "Potion"
    Fist Weapons = "Fist Weapons"
    Engineering = "Engineering"
    Relic = "Relic"
    Devices = "Devices"
    Staves = "Staves"
    Fish = "Fish"
    Bag = "Bag"
    Fishing Poles = "Fishing Poles"
    Tabard = "Tabard"
    Librams = "Librams"
    Held in Off-Hand = "Held in Off-Hand"
    Flying Mount = "Flying Mount"
    Glyph = "Glyph"
    Cooking Bag = "Cooking Bag"
    Green = "Green"
    Shoulder = "Shoulder"
    Engineering Bag = "Engineering Bag"
    Leatherworking Bag = "Leatherworking Bag"
    Hunter = "Hunter"
    Ring = "Ring"
    Ground Mount = "Ground Mount"
    Head = "Head"
    Blacksmithing = "Blacksmithing"
    Bandage = "Bandage"
    Companions = "Companions"
    Money = "Money"
    Cogwheel = "Cogwheel"
    Red = "Red"
    Staff = "Staff"
    Simple = "Simple"
    Libram = "Libram"
    Guns = "Guns"
    Herb Bag = "Herb Bag"
    Cloth = "Cloth"
    Ranged = "Ranged"
    Fishing Lure = "Fishing Lure"
    Hydraulic = "Hydraulic"
    Inscription = "Inscription"
    Cosmetic = "Cosmetic"
    Armor = "Armor"
    Soul Bag = "Soul Bag"
    Rogue = "Rogue"
    Flask = "Flask"
    Priest = "Priest"
    One-Handed Swords = "One-Handed Swords"
    Bullet = "Bullet"
    Gem Bag = "Gem Bag"
    Cooking = "Cooking"
    Crossbow = "Crossbow"
    Blue = "Blue"
    Fist Weapon = "Fist Weapon"
    Bow = "Bow"
    Enchanting = "Enchanting"
    Key = "Key"
    Companion Pets = "Companion Pets"
    Elemental = "Elemental"
    Mining Bag = "Mining Bag"
    Death Knight = "Death Knight"
    Mace = "Mace"
    Sigils = "Sigils"
    Inscription Bag = "Inscription Bag"
    Idol = "Idol"
    Materials = "Materials"
    Archaeology = "Archaeology"
    Mechanical = "Mechanical"
    Metal & Stone = "Metal & Stone"
    Monk = "Monk"
    Mounts = "Mounts"
    Neck = "Neck"
    Totems = "Totems"
    Off Hand = "Off Hand"
    One-Handed Axes = "One-Handed Axes"
    Critter = "Critter"
    Herbalism = "Herbalism"
    Plate = "Plate"
    Magic = "Magic"
    Polearm = "Polearm"
    Recipe = "Recipe"
    Idols = "Idols"
    Explosives = "Explosives"
    Dagger = "Dagger"
    Undead = "Undead"
    Junk = "Junk"
    Holiday = "Holiday"
    Jewelcrafting = "Jewelcrafting"
    Warrior = "Warrior"
    Paladin = "Paladin"
    Skinning = "Skinning"
    Meat = "Meat"
    Trinket = "Trinket"
    Daggers = "Daggers"
    Enchanting Bag = "Enchanting Bag"
    Quiver = "Quiver"
    Other = "Other"
    Druid = "Druid"
    Back = "Back"
    Flying = "Flying"
    Projectile = "Projectile"
    Sword = "Sword"
    Beast = "Beast"
    Herb = "Herb"
    TradeSkillLookup = <table> {
    Cooking = <table> {
    TradeSkillCheck = <function> defined @Interf

  • #1357

    Your error log is truncated so I can't tell for sure, but "Tradeskills.lua:424: attempt to index local 'icon' (a nil value)" is an error that occurs with Skillet.

    Happens when your mouse is over a Skillet recipe button at the moment an item finishes processing.

  • #1353

    Im on a low monthly internet data plan now.. ive used this addon for years and its probably the most useful to me, thank you sooooo much!.

    Im currently restricting myself from addons because of my data allowance. Is this a data friendly addon?

  • #1352

    unable to use this addon, keeps spamming



    128x Overachiever\Overachiever-v0.81.lua:301: Usage: AddTrackedAchievement(achievementID)
    [C]: in function `AddTrackedAchievement'
    Overachiever\Overachiever-v0.81.lua:301: in function <Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:299>
    Overachiever\Overachiever-v0.81.lua:985: in function <Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:898>

    id = 0
    allowCompleted = nil

  • #1359

    Do the following to fix this error:

    1. Open \Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua

    2a. Find around line 669
        if (id) then
          local tracked

    2b. Replace with
        if (id and id > 0) then
          local tracked

    3a. Find around line 983
    if (duration and elapsed < duration) then

    3b. Replace with
    if (duration and elapsed < duration and arg1 and arg1 > 0) then

    4. Save the file.

  • #1350

    I really enjoy this addon. Does lots of great stuff. However, I figured out that it's adding 2-3 seconds of blue bar load time every time I log in (this is with the 2 optional modules disabled, on an SSD no less), so I will be keeping it disabled except when I need it to track specific achievements.

  • #1349

    This addon is causing a problem for my Death Knight.  I use the action bar replacement addon called Dominos in addition to several other addons.  I've spent an hour just now narrowing things down, and it is this addon that is causing the problem which I'll describe...

    Dominos has it's own frame named "DominosFrameclass".  This frame replaces the standard Blizzard stance frame for my DK.  This is the frame that highlights my current stance... blood, frost, or unholy.  I have two specializations, blood and unholy.  When I switch specs, THIS addon is causing the standard blizzard stance frame (frame name == "StanceBarFrame") to appear on my screen.  However, its only the background frame itself.  there are no buttons in it.  So what I see is a small 3-button action bar with no buttons in it.  Reloading UI after switching stances cleans up this errant frame. I'm suspecting that this same problem occurs with any class that has multiple stances.

    I definitely narrowed the problem down to OverAcheiver.  When this addon is disabled, the problem goes away.  And when I reenable OverAchiever, the problem returns.  Switching stances always causes this partial stance frame to be drawn when in fact it should not be.

    I see that OverAcheiver has a sub-component specifically related to drawing tabs on the achievement window.  I wonder if this has anything to do with what is happening to the stance bar. 



    I've done some additional addon loading/unloading, and I see that the addon "MoveAnything" MUST ALSO BE ENABLED.  So... it's got something to do with the combination of MoveAnything and OverAchiever.  I have no idea why.  I'm just trying to pass on the info that's based on my direct observation.


    Last edited by charleslaine on 1/22/2015 7:42:59 PM
  • #1347

    is there any way to lock show only incomplete achievements, to have it always active even after you log off

  • #1341

    Just recieved this LUA error when opening my Achievement frame.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever-v0.81.lua:504: attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)
    Time: 01/14/15 04:48:43
    Count: 1

  • #1360

    I'm getting this one too, Following it is this (plus a massive list of my other addons I didn't want to spam with unless asked): 

     (*temporary) = nil
     (*temporary) = "doublewide"
     (*temporary) = <userdata>
     (*temporary) = nil
     (*temporary) = nil
     (*temporary) = nil
     (*temporary) = "attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)" 
     orig_AchievementFrame_area = "doublewide"
     CheckDraggable_AchFrame = <function> defined  @Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:457

    Quote from salivacocktail »

    Just recieved this LUA error when opening my Achievement frame.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever-v0.81.lua:504: attempt to index field 'AchievementFrame' (a nil value)
    Time: 01/14/15 04:48:43
    Count: 1


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