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Altoholic  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 6.0.001
by: Thaoky [More]

Hi, my name is Thaoky, and I'm an Altoholic

Altoholic is an Ace 3 addon written for people who dedicate most of their time to leveling alts, and who want to have as much information as possible in one addon. The main feature of the addon is the search functionality which allows users to search their alts' bags or loot tables in an Auction-House-like frame (see screenshots). All this with multiple-realms/accounts support.

Paypal donations accepted at : thaoky.altoholic@yahoo.com



About the addon & the author

I've been playing WoW since the European release, and I used to rely on addons like character viewer to check my alts' inventory, but since it was more or less abandoned and not always stable for me, I decided to write an addon myself and to improve the search feature as much as I could. I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do

The addon has been in development since December 2007 and was officially released in late March 2008. It's still not final, and although it has considerably evolved since the initial release, there are still a lot of things I haven't had time to implement yet.
Please note that this is my first addon, and that English is not my native language.

Features:

- Languages supported: enUS, frFR, deDE, esES, ruRU, zhCN & zhTW.

- Account-wide data summary:

  • Characters' talents: Full talent trees & glyphs are supported for both specializations.
  • Money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account.
  • Bag usage: see at a glance which characters should get bigger bags (bag size, free slots and types included)
  • Characters' skills: skill summary on one screen, namely the 2 main professions + the 3 secondary skills as well as riding. I may add more if there's demand. Profession cooldowns included.
  • Reputations: a list of all the reputations of the current realm's characters. You can see at a glance if all your alts are at least honored with Honor Hold if you want to get the new 2.4 blue PVP set. Suggestions on how to gring reputations will be available soon.

- View containers (bags, bank, keyring) of all alts, on all realms.

- Guild banks : You have 10 alts in 10 different guilds on the same server, all of them with access to a guild bank ? Not a problem, you can see them all here.

- E-mail: allows you to see which alts have mail without having to reconnect them. The addon will tell you when mail is about to expire on a character. Threshold configurable (up to 15 days). Multiple realm support as well. Mails sent to a known alt (one you've logged on at least once) will be visible in the addon without having to reconnect it.

- Equipment: See the equipment of the current realm's alts in one screen. Very useful when purchasing stuff for your alts at the AH. Multiple realms supported. Right-clicking any equipment piece will allow you to find an upgrade, this feature is similar to the official wow armory feature, and is quite performant, even though it doesn't match the accuracy of the official one.

- Search: the most important feature of the addon, it uses an AH-like frame to display search results. You can either search bags on the current realm, on all realms, or a loot table.
The loot table is a table based on AtlasLoot, but which contains only item id's, and therefore keeps memory usage minimal.

The Search menu allows you to find items based on their name (even partial), level, type or rarity, almost like at the AH. It is also possible to search known recipes.

- Quest Log: See the quest logs of all your alts, as well as an indication of which alts are on a specific quest. Clicking on a quest link in the chat log will tell you which alts are on that quest.

- Suggestions: Currently, only profession leveling suggestions are available when mousing over your current level in a specific profession. Suggestions are based on the leveling guides posted on the official US forums (credit goes to their respective authors). The addon also suggests you where to quest/grind xp depending on your character level.

Suggestions were also added for the most recent factions. More to come later.

- Auction house: You can see which auctions/bids you've placed with an alt without being logged in or being at the AH.

- Professions: You can browse all known recipes in a thotbot like frame (see screenshot).

- Mounts & Pets of all your alts.

- Achievements are tracked for all you alts (see screenshot).

- Guild Members: a list of your connected guildmates, along with their alts (if they're using Altoholic too), and their average item level. Clicking their AiL will also allow you to "remotely" inspect their equipment.

- Guild Skills: a list of altoholic users in your guild, along with their alts and direct profession links. All professions are available in one click.

- Guild Bank tabs: a list of altoholic users and the time at which they last visited the guild bank. If you haven't visited the guild bank for a few days, you can remotely update your local data without going to a capital city.

FAQ

The FAQ has been moved here : http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=372&a=faq


Credits

- I'd like to thank my guild, Odysseüs on EU-Marécages de Zangar, for assisting me since the earliest phases, thanks guys for everything you've done
- Thanks to the wowace community, you've been very helpful and this addon would not be there without the technical answers you gave me (especially Xinhuan, author of BankItems)
- Thanks to all the guys who are behind AtlasLoot, keeping the loot table up-to-date is a tremendous work, and the search functionality of Altoholic would not be what it is without your hard work.
- Thanks to Ayindi (wowace) & sLiz3r (curse) for the German translation.
- Thanks to NightOwl (wowace) for the zhTW translation.
- Thanks to Wang (wowace) for the zhCN translation.
- Thanks to Hellbot for the ruRU translation.
- Thanks to Laumac for the frFR translation.
- Thanks to IrregularByte for the esES translation.
- Brykrys for the LinkWrangler support.

Join the #altoholic IRC channel on Freenode : irc://irc.freenode.net:6667/

IMPORTANT NOTE: As with every new expansion, many things have changed in the API, and it is REQUIRED to clear your Saved Variables for the addon.
This means cleaning the following files in \WTF\Account\<your_account>\SavedVariables : Altoholic.lua & All DataStore*.lua

There WILL be bugs if you use your old files without cleaning them first.
Some fixes to work around API changes are too time consuming, so cleaning is required. A meager price to pay once per expansion.

6.0.001 (17/10/2014)

- Added a pane in the Grids tab to track LFR lockouts across alts.
- Added support for the new void storage tab + reagent bank.
- Updated achievement lists.
- Updated tradeskills data (Grids tab)
- Fixed WoD related issues.
- DataStore_Reputations: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Reputations: LibBabble-Factions is back.
Note : seriously Blizzard why on earth is GetFactionInfoByID no longer returning data for the opposite faction's reputations?
- DataStore_Talents: talents & glyph scanning is temporarily fully disabled. UI is still missing too, sorry about that.
- DataStore_Quests: fixed WoD compatibility.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new void storage tab.
- DataStore_Containers: Added support for the new reagent bank.
- LibCraftInfo: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftLevels: updated for WoD.
- LibCraftReagent: updated for WoD.
- Currencies pane: removed unrequired tooltip.


5.4.009 (08/08/2014)

- Uncommented the code that actually deletes linked realms.. silly me !
- DataStore_Crafts: reworked the processing of events that actually trigger profession scanning.
Note: The current implementation is based (not 100%) on how professions are scanned in Ackis Recipe List (thanks Ackis :D).
So far the tests I have made show a serious improvement, but the way events are triggered may not be 100% consistent, especially with regards to the TRADE_SKILL_UPDATE event.
The addon should no longer miss scans (please report if you notice problems).
- DataStore_Mails: fixed some problems related to merged realms, it should now work without problems anymore.
- DataStore_Mails: fixed issues where mail attachments (sent or returned) could be saved twice in the recipient's mailbox.

Changes by ckaotik (Huge thanks !)
- DataStore : Read addon version from .toc
- DataStore : Current character/guild key can now be used by character/guild based methods
- DataStore : added a few methods to support overriding methods
- Many minor fixes in DataStore_Achievements, Agenda, Containers, Crafts, Inventory, Mails, Talents
- DataStore_Quests : fixed tracking of completed quests

5.4.008 (27/07/2014)

- Fixed MoP factions showing up as numbers.
- Suggested leveling zones are back in the account summary.
- Added an option to reset links between merged realms (some realms were marked as linked though they were not)
=> DataStore dropdown in the Account Summary
- Added an option to completely reset the DataStore databases, without having to manually delete the files in the SavedVariables folder
=> DataStore dropdown in the Account Summary

- Added an option to remember the faction filter across sessions. (Grids -> Reputations)
- Added an option to remember the currency filter across sessions. (Grids -> Currencies)
- Added an option to remember the companion filter across sessions. (Grids -> Companions)
- Added an option to remember the mount filter across sessions. (Grids -> Mounts)
- Added an option to remember the tradeskills filter across sessions. (Grids -> Tradeskills)
- Added an option to remember the archaeology filter across sessions. (Grids -> Archaeology)
- Item counts for guilds on merged realms should now be visible too (sorry can't test this myself).


5.4.007 (24/07/2014)

- Added missing faction "Emperor Shaohao".
- Altoholic: removed LibBabble-Faction
- DataStore_Reputations: removed LibBabble-Faction.
- Fixed lua error when using the search function.

5.4.006 (22/07/2014)

- Fixed double item counts in the tooltip.
- Improved the search functionality to be less restrictive.
- DataStore_Containers now triggers extra events for client addons.
- DataStore_Inventory now triggers extra events for client addons.
- DataStore_Auctions now triggers extra events for client addons.
- DataStore_Mails now triggers extra events for client addons.

5.4.005 (21/07/2014)

- Fixed bugs related to full names (name+realm) in the Guild tab.
- Added a pane in the account summary to show the PVE & PVP currencies.
- Added tooltip support for connected realms.
Note: DataStore needs to learn about connected realms, to do so, send 1 mail to an alt on a connected realm.
The connection is understood both ways (realm A to B, and B to A) with a single mail.
If you are connected to more than 1 realm, send 1 mail per link.
Ex: for 3 realms, send 1 mail from realm A to B, one from A to C, and one from B to C.
The mail can consist of just text, no attachment or gold required.
- Added an option to show/hide item count from connected realms.
- Added support for mails sent to/returned from alts on connected realms.
Note: Realm names are packed ("Marécage de Zangar" => "MarécagedeZangar") by Blizzard, this is supported.
If you notice something weird with your realm, please report it.
- Altoholic: removed LibBabble-Zone
- Updated the internal loot table and removed duplicate entries also found in LPT.
- DataStore_Inventory: removed LibBabble-Zone.
- DataStore_Reputations: removed LibBabble-Zone.
- Removed leveling suggestions from the character level tooltip in the account summary, as this information is now part of the game's world map.
- Updated the AiL tooltip, level 60 & 70 dungeons are now commented (tooltip was getting long), and level 90 was added. (Thanks Pseudopath on WoWinterface)
- Fixed issues related to scanning void storage (Thanks Lombra !)
- Several minor fixes (Thanks Lombra again !!)

Older patch notes : see changelog.txt
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Thaoky
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Re: Calendar Warnings

Originally posted by thandrenn
Is there anyway to get Altoholic to not spam me about every Calendar event that has passed when I logged in?

I have all Calendar options Unchecked except "Disable Warnings" which is checked. Thanks!
Changed in 3.2.002.
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Originally posted by Helidoc
Checked and properly installed, even reinstalled it to cover bases, all dataStore s accounted for. Still get the error
I added some more error-checking code in DataStore 3.2.002, at worst, if it fails, you'll get an error that will tell me where the problem is. Please get back to me if that's the case.
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Re: Adjusting the tooltip info to reflect only 1 faction

Originally posted by Whitewolfxx
First off, great addon. I've used it for quite a while and I find new uses for it all the time....

Sorry if this has been asked before and answered...

I rely on Altoholic for crafting glyphs. I have a scribe on both the Horde and Allied faction so I don't need the two faction totals added together. I read, from patch notes dating back to January, that the option of showing both faction totals in the tooltip was added. This seems to be the default setting for me.

Is there still a setting to force the tootip to display only the inventory totals of a single faction? (It would help me eliminate some crafting errors i make at 3am without enough coffee in me.) And could somene take the trouble to tell me where it might be?

Thank you in advance for your help.
There's an option for that in Options -> Tooltip. Let me know if by any chance you notice an inconsistency with it.
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Error deleting guildbank

I recently left a guild on one of my chars and now I want to delete the guildbank of that guild from Altoholic. When I try to do that I get an error.

I open Altoholic, select the guildbank tab, select the guild I want to delete and press the delete button. Then I get the following error message

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Message: Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\TabGuildBank.lua:139: bad argument #1 to 'wipe' (table expected, got nil)
Time: 09/14/09 18:21:54
Count: 1
Stack: [string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:18: in function <[string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:4>
[C]: ?
[C]: in function `wipe'
Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\TabGuildBank.lua:139: in function `ButtonHandler'
[string "*:OnClick"]:2: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>

Locals: (*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = "table expected, got nil"
When I click away the error message I see the text "Altoholic: MessageBox hangler not defined" in my chat window.
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Calendar Warnings

Is there anyway to get Altoholic to not spam me about every Calendar event that has passed when I logged in?

I have all Calendar options Unchecked except "Disable Warnings" which is checked. Thanks!
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Cannot get rid of deleted character

post deleted... figured it out.
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Originally posted by Thaoky
Can you check if it was properly installed ? You should have one Altoholic directory (with no space in the name) and 16 DataStore dirs. Check that all of them are enabled in the addon list.
Checked and properly installed, even reinstalled it to cover bases, all dataStore s accounted for. Still get the error
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Adjusting the tooltip info to reflect only 1 faction

First off, great addon. I've used it for quite a while and I find new uses for it all the time....

Sorry if this has been asked before and answered...

I rely on Altoholic for crafting glyphs. I have a scribe on both the Horde and Allied faction so I don't need the two faction totals added together. I read, from patch notes dating back to January, that the option of showing both faction totals in the tooltip was added. This seems to be the default setting for me.

Is there still a setting to force the tootip to display only the inventory totals of a single faction? (It would help me eliminate some crafting errors i make at 3am without enough coffee in me.) And could somene take the trouble to tell me where it might be?

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Re: Re: Error every time I open addon.

Originally posted by Thaoky
Other users who had reported this had forgotten to clean their SV file, did you try that ?
I am having the same error as well as a problem with Altoholic showing that i have more of a item in the ah then i actually do.

How do I go about cleaning my SV file?

Edit: I discovered that datastore files, as well as my sv.lua files, in the wtf folder needed to be deleted to reset all my alto data.
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Re: Re: Can't view equipment for more than 10 chars on a given server...

Originally posted by Thaoky
It's not stupid, other people have asked this before, but you will understand that I cannot support a solution that is OS-based. At best, I wrote small safeguards to make sure that things don't break when there are too many characters. The built-in account sharing is the only way to go so far.

A side-by-side view is something I've had in mind for a while though, but that won't be implemented until blizzard allows us to have more than 10 chars per realm (for 4.0 ? who knows..). It's not that it can't be done, it's that I'm receiving a lot of feature requests, and I have to prioritize them. It's not a no, it's a maybe, but a very long term one
Hehe, I totally understand.

Hmm, is there no "quick and dirty" way to just allow the viewing of simply ONE character's equipment (at a time)? Doesn't have to be fancy in the least - just functional... I was hesitant to just dive into the code and see if I can't hack something together, since then I'd have to re-apply the patch each time a new version came out

The hard-linking of directories makes every other aspect of Altoholic (and other addons) work so beautifully, except this one

Not having to re-set-up an addon (that supports profiles) each time I add a new one - regardless of which account I'm on - is invaluable; I can't lose the hard-linked directories :-/

Anyway, thanks for the response, I guess I'll have to just try hacking something in that will "work", for now -- or find some supplemental addon

-T
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Originally posted by Thaoky
You mean in the tooltip ? Shouldn't be too hard, low priority though. I have little time to code these days, and bigger things to take care of unfortunately
I understand. Life striked me too, a bit.
Another issue related to tooltip that i've spotted recently, but not yet reproduced, i've had two items in my inventory, one on me only and another on me and other char, strangely enough, moving mouse from one item to anotehr and back persistently showed me data for first item, but moving mouse away to something else non-item-related and back to item2, it showed correct data, then moving to item1, it show data for it, back to item2 - no change, still data for Item1.
I'll try to get more info today.

I would like to reach the point where this becomes possible. What bothers me the most at the moment is that LibTradeLinks deprecates itself after a patch (through version control) and I need to understand why the author decided to do that (there must be a good reason, I just didn't dig into the whole thing enough to understand it). It's a goal anyway, and if/when DataStore gains a bit more visibility, maybe other authors will help making that a reality. [/b]
With about every patch, the link format gets changed and no longer works, even ingame - the 3.1.3 links stored in macro became unclickable in 3.2.
The current scanning routine could be kept as fallback to LibTradeLinks and to determine the recipe colors. Also comparing tradelinks is a fast faw to decide if the book needs rescanning, which is a good thing, as tradelink is not altered by filtering.
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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Can't view equipment for more than 10 chars on a given server...

Originally posted by gizmogeek
Mind you, I am NOT complaining about how Altoholic works. This is perhaps my most favorite addon ever in WOW, this and ArkInventory. A merge of the databases from both would be heavenly bliss,
I left a note in a forum post written by ArkInventory's author suggesting him that DataStore could be interesting for him (since he was trying to optimize his DB), that would be some work for him, but the benefits would be important
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Re: Re: Can't view equipment for more than 10 chars on a given server...

Originally posted by gizmogeek
I've had a similar problem when hard linking multiple accounts to the same directory, so I've been trying to figure out a way to make it feasible to select the 10 toons to display and thought that checkboxes might be the answer. When the feature is enabled, a person could check up to 10 boxes on the main page to have that information shown in the frames like armor where there is a 10 toon limit. This is probably not the most elegant solution, but I have been unable to come up with another alternative. How difficult would this be to include as a feature, Thaoky?
As far as the design is concerned, there's nothing to worry about, I already know perfectly how I'm going to do it, it's just a matter of priority

Originally posted by Duman
Or maybe Thaoky will find an even better way to accommodate the situation
Indeed, I don't want to reveal everything yet, but there are other features I would like to implement that will require similar code execution paths, so maybe it will get into the addon sooner than I expect.
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Originally posted by grandthrash
I have a small request. I use the mail system as a sort of bank so I mail stuff to an alt and then let it expire and return. That gives me 60 days before I have to figure out what to do with that item. Altoholic showing mailboxes on tooltip makes this much nicer but it lacks the ability to tell if expiring mail is going to return to an alt or be deleted. Can you add that and also give an option to disable expiring mail warning for stuff returning to my own alts? That would be very welcome.
I added early support for that in the next version. The option is not there yet though.
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Re: Can't view equipment for more than 10 chars on a given server...

Originally posted by Duman
Yes, I know that subject sounds stupid, but I have multiple accounts, and I have the account directories hard linked (NTFSLink) so that I can share addon data cross-account. This is awesome for most Altoholic-related stuff, but tragic for the Equipment View.

Since I therefore have more than 10 characters on a given realm, the "View Equipment" tab is basically broken/somewhat-useless for me. I end up seeing some of my mules' equipment, rather than "real" characters, for example

I'm not sure the best way to prevent this, unless you are willing to have an alternate view where you simply see a single character's equipment (rather than the nice side-by-side for (up to) 10 chars).

Perhaps give the side-by-side view a left-right scroll? Or some way to select which characters are shown?

Thoughts?

Or am I just SOL?

-T
It's not stupid, other people have asked this before, but you will understand that I cannot support a solution that is OS-based. At best, I wrote small safeguards to make sure that things don't break when there are too many characters. The built-in account sharing is the only way to go so far.

A side-by-side view is something I've had in mind for a while though, but that won't be implemented until blizzard allows us to have more than 10 chars per realm (for 4.0 ? who knows..). It's not that it can't be done, it's that I'm receiving a lot of feature requests, and I have to prioritize them. It's not a no, it's a maybe, but a very long term one
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