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Altoholic  Updated this week!  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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Post A new one the others went away.

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Originally posted by AnrDaemon
Nothing to worry about. Memory is not an issue, unless you have aged system.
I guess you've never hit the (in)famous "block too big" client crash issue. Let's just say it's a factor for me.

it's primary intent of the addon...
Uh, no, there is nothing about standard game item tooltips mentioned in the addon info. I'm talking about the type of functionality that WhoHas provides, since WhoHas does not support Altoholic.

Feel free to download and install GearScore.
Again you misunderstand what I said. Altoholic says it has an item browser to help you find upgrades. I have an addon named Pawn that lets you use custom weight tables (much better than GearScore!) to evaluate individual pieces of gear. It would be awesome if the two were integrated (e.g. a Pawn value column on in the Altoholic gear browser).

It took me roughly 7 hours to find and answer your message. You could have knew all that already in less than a hour by yourself.
I'm happy enough with Armory at the moment that I can afford to wait for answers. I was at work when I posted yesterday, where I'm not able to access WoW. I installed Altoholic from Curse last night but it wasn't packaged properly and wouldn't run (was missing the Datastore dependencies), and I didn't have time to try again after re-downloading it from here.

Your condescending tone rubs me the wrong way but I do appreciate the reply nonetheless.
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Hmm... I can remember this has been mentioned before, but now, I got to it once again, now on a more serious matter.

Issue is: It would be good if we could have a kind of planner along with mere tracking functionality.

I.e. i'm leveling a number of alts, and they are in need of obtaining a certain level of reputation from specific factions.
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Originally posted by Hevanus
A couple of questions:

1. What is Altoholic's memory footprint like?
Nothing to worry about. Memory is not an issue, unless you have aged system.

2. Can Altoholic add info to item tooltips regarding which alts (bags, mailboxes, personal banks, etc.) / guild banks have how much of that item?
it's primary intent of the addon...

3. I see that Altoholic has features that help you find equipment upgrades. Have you thought about implementing weight tables or some kind of Pawn integration to help the user better evaluate gear?
Feel free to download and install GearScore.

4. Does Altoholic provide any LDB data feeds? You mentioned that it tracks "money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account" so it seems like it would almost be redundant to run AllPlayed with Altoholic.
The only feed it provides is the LDB launcher to show/hide addon window.

Thanks!
Seriously, I think, these, and many other questions could easily be gone in a few moments, once you give addon a try...
It took me roughly 7 hours to find and answer your message. You could have knew all that already in less than a hour by yourself.
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A couple of questions:

1. What is Altoholic's memory footprint like?

2. Can Altoholic add info to item tooltips regarding which alts (bags, mailboxes, personal banks, etc.) / guild banks have how much of that item?

3. I see that Altoholic has features that help you find equipment upgrades. Have you thought about implementing weight tables or some kind of Pawn integration to help the user better evaluate gear?

4. Does Altoholic provide any LDB data feeds? You mentioned that it tracks "money, /played, rest xp for each character, subtotals by realm, and grandtotals for the account" so it seems like it would almost be redundant to run AllPlayed with Altoholic.

Thanks!
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In search results, it does not display enchants on items.
(In bags, it does)
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Re: Re: Version 3.2.001c Archive...

Originally posted by AnrDaemon
Yes. Of course. That's how things are designed to be. Is this the first time you met an addon framework?
I didn't know that was what it was called but Quartz does this and so does Lightheaded. Addon's folder sure getting cluttered. Previous version of Altoholic only added the "Altoholic" folder is why I asked.
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Re: Crashing on search function

Originally posted by vikkyne
I find that I get error messages and the search function is often wiped out after I try to search for various items on my toons, especially the Shredder Manual pages. This requires I re-log to get the addon to function properly again (that is, the search function).

Otherwise, not finding huge issues with the addon. It is an indispensable addon to me and I tell people about it ALL THE TIME. So many functions it is ridiculous! And in a good way, ofc.
Thanks

About the error message, if you can reproduce it easily, pm me with the error message (just the message, no addon list necessary). Make sure to mention the version you're using too (it should always be the last, but I prefer to ask).
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Crashing on search function

I find that I get error messages and the search function is often wiped out after I try to search for various items on my toons, especially the Shredder Manual pages. This requires I re-log to get the addon to function properly again (that is, the search function).

Otherwise, not finding huge issues with the addon. It is an indispensable addon to me and I tell people about it ALL THE TIME. So many functions it is ridiculous! And in a good way, ofc.
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Re: Using multiple accounts on same PC

Originally posted by xteroid
Hi, I've just started using this addon.
I use 2 accounts with 20 characters. I can't operate both of them at the same time.
As answered by AnrDaemon, Altoholic is an in-game solution, it does not provide any support outside of the game. If you cannot play both accounts at the same time, it's impossible to sync data, that's the way the wow client works, and the restrictions enforced by the game to preserve account security prevent to proceed otherwise.

All the API functions provided by the game only allow addons to query information about the current character, you cannot query about alts, you cannot query about other realms, and certainly not about other accounts. The existing implementation is functionally the best any author could come up with due to existing limitations.
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Re: HP and MP

Originally posted by slickwalker
I'm sure i'm missing it, and that's it obvious and right in front of my face, but where can i veiw an alt's total MP and HP?
You're not missing it, these info are tracked but have no UI yet.
Coming asap.
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Re: Re: Re: Using multiple accounts on same PC

Originally posted by xteroid
You missed the point. I doubt you ever read or understand my post.
Please read and understand before you made a pointless post.
Sorry, it is you misunderstood the way WoW client works.
It provides no ability to access data outside itself, including (excluding...) data on differrent accounts (too...), unless you explicitly share/syncronize data in some way.
That's what the "Accont Sharing" function does. Yes, you do need to have both accounts connected at the same time for the sharing. There's no other way for addon to work.
If you want to sync the data by other means (i.e. make a script that would rewrite DataStore SV's) - it's possible, but not for WoW addon.
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Re: Re: Using multiple accounts on same PC

Originally posted by AnrDaemon
There's a BIG RED BUTTON on the very forst page of Altoholic, called after "Sharing". How did you missed it?
You missed the point. I doubt you ever read or understand my post.
Please read and understand before you made a pointless post.

This addon works with 2 accounts when they both connect at the same time with the sharing, but it does not work if you usually only run one account at a time. Mainly because the data are saved in the account-based WTF directory, so you can never see any update on the alternate account unless you run both accounts constantly AT THE SAME TIME to keep up the sync.

I have tried the sharing and the sync does not work. The problem here is, when I run account A, usually my account B is offline. When I switch to account B, my account A is offline. They won't sync unless I run the other account at the same time (even if I don't play on it) intentionally to keep them on sync.

Well, maybe Altoholic is assuming that you always run 2 accounts on 2 PC at the same time. In that case, I think I can't count on it for multi-accounts, maybe just multi-characters on one account for limited use.
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Re: Using multiple accounts on same PC

Originally posted by xteroid
Hi, I've just started using this addon.
I use 2 accounts with 20 characters.
There's a BIG RED BUTTON on the very forst page of Altoholic, called after "Sharing". How did you missed it?
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Using multiple accounts on same PC

Hi, I've just started using this addon.
I use 2 accounts with 20 characters. Basically I run them on the same computer, and only run both of them in the same time occasionally with an extra computer(because I'm not multiboxing and I can't operate both of them at the same time and it is usually auto-following only). At first I thought this addon would resolve my problem of unable to refer information of characters in my alternate account, looks like I still have my problem. The term 'Multi-Accounts' seems to refer to 'Multi-Characters', to be accurate.
I'm not sure if variables can be saved in WTF by an WoW-directory based location(under WTF/Account) instead of Account-based location (under WTF/Account/AccountName).
Without that feature, it would probably be impossible to handle a case like mine with Altoholic thought I really appreciate all the great works you have done in this addon.
Any idea can this case be handled?
Currently I can only refer to characters in the same account, not character in the other account, although their newest informations are in the same WTF/Account directory under different account-name subdirectories.
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