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Overachiever - achievement tools and tweaks

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 114,693 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 3,803,457 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/26/2015
  • Created 10/22/2008
  • 5,968 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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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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  • #670
    Date: 2010-10-22 20:13:47
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua line 281:
    Achievement ID 1 not found in GetAchievementInfo
    [C]: ?
    [C]: GetAchievementInfo()
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    SkadaDeaths, v1.0
    SkadaDebuffs, v1.0
    SkadaDispels, v1.0
    SkadaEnemies, v1.0
    SkadaFailbot, v1.0
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  • #669
    The addon does have some issues which will need to be addressed for 4.0.1. I'll wait patiently for an update. =)
  • #668
    pls update this great addon - would be good to include higher learning/dalaran university parts as well
  • #667
    This add-on is absolutely amazing. I've been using it for quite a while now and it indeed is one of those add-ons you miss the most after a patch.

    Checking for updates everynight and can't wait to use it again.
  • #666
    please give an update of this add-on, i love to see in my cookingscreen what i need to cook for an achievement and what i need to fish when i see a school.

    Do anybody know another add-on till this one isn't updated?
  • #664
    I miss this addon so much and can't wait for it to be updated. Being the achievement hoar that I am, this addon is a godsend.
  • #662
    I miss this for finding those last few races I need to toss pumpkin heads on. Can't wait for the update. And thanks for such a great add-on.
  • #661
    just scroll down a bit...
    he already said that an update for 4.0.1 will come...
  • #660
    This is one of the smartest addons imo. When patches like these come up and flip us out we feel in our guts the addons that really makes a difference. This is one of the few out there...
    Make us an update please!
    Thx in advance!
  • #657
    When opening suggestions, this error pops up..

    Date: 2010-10-18 14:11:03
    ID: 25
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua line 108:
    attempt to perform arithmetic on upvalue 'ACHIEVEMENTUI_FONTHEIGHT' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    Overachiever_Tabs\build.lua:390: ForceUpdate()
    [C]: Show()
    [C]: Show()
    ...ns\Blizzard_AchievementUI\Blizzard_AchievementUI.lua:313: AchievementFrame_ShowSubFrame()
  • #656
    Get the error below when opening my achievement window.

    Date: 2010-10-18 14:09:36
    ID: 23
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Overachiever\Overachiever.lua line 995:
    bad argument #1 to 'ipairs' (table expected, got nil)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ipairs()
    Overachiever\Overachiever.lua:995: UI_HookAchButtons()
    [C]: LoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:242: UIParentLoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:312: AchievementFrame_LoadUI()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:372: ToggleAchievementFrame()
    [string "TOGGLEACHIEVEMENT"]:1:
    [string "TOGGLEACHIEVEMENT"]:1
  • #654
    please update it for 4.0.1

    thanks in advance
  • #655
    please update it for 4.0.1
  • #653
    Do not go to this site your World of Warcraft account will be hacked by the file you download from it

    Also to other curse addon users that see this sort of thing please post that it is a key logger that a person will download not a addon
  • #658
    There is nothing on that has hacked accounts, least of all addons, which aren't capable of that activity.

    A volunteer Curse Moderator!

    Back to WoW on Llane in Knights of the Storm, Alliance (Myrroddin, Jelia, BadAsh, Vanhoeffen)

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