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# Altoholic

Version: 7.3.001
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 : [email protected]

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.

7.3.001 (04/09/2017)

- Caged pets are now properly recognized in the inventory.
- Search tab : fixed caged pets not being returned in the search results.
Note: caged pets stored in the guild bank are not correctly visible. This is due to the game returning different item information for the caged pet when it is stored in the guild bank vs in your bags.
If someone knows a way around this, I'm all ears :)
- Search tab : fixed mythic keystones not being returned in the search results.
- Made some improvements to the emissaries' panel, progress is now shown for each alt/zone. Quests are now sorted by expiry time (closest to expiry at the top). Thanks Paintstorm & Caspianroach for the suggestions.
- Account Summary : Improved formatting of artifact power in the tooltip.
- Grids -> Sets : added some extra filters for sets (faction + PVP type).
- Characters -> Quests : the panel is being rewritten, but I have to face the facts, it won't be ready anytime soon, and the release has been delayed long enough.
If you cannot live with this panel, edit the file Altoholic_Characters\Frames\Quests.lua, and delete lines 219+220 in the Update function.
Note: rendering is primitive, you just have a list of quests, and the filter in the "Quests" icon does not work. Categories are listed, but that's all.
Sorry, I had hoped this would have been ready for 7.3 .. but Blizzard released sooner than I had expected.

7.2.003b (01/06/2017)

- Fixed minimap icon not being properly restored at logon.

7.2.003 (01/06/2017)

- Fixed a bug where searched results were not shown in the proper quality (ex: upgraded items).
- Changed the navigation of the characters' tab. In order to win some real estate for future updates, I have removed the drop down list that allows you to select the realm.
You can now select alts from other realms directly from the character icon.
- Updated Herb and Mining Nodes, that was long overdue. (Thanks 2TailedFox !)
- Fixed a lua error in the search tab.
- Fixed Midsummer achievements.
- DataStore_Quests: now tracking emissary quests
- There are 2 places to view the status of your emissary quests: Grids -> Daily quests & Grids -> Emissary quests
- In the 'Daily quests' panel, you can view the emissaries that you have COMPLETED TODAY, they will be reset every day, like any other daily quest.
Since there is no way to determine when they should actually reset, it's the best compromise.
- In the 'Emissary quests' panel, you can view the emissaries that are in your characters' quest logs, meaning that these are the quests NOT YET COMPLETED.
Because the quest log is only scanned when you log on, make sure that you log on with your alts on a regular basis, otherwise you will see outdated information in this panel.
- These 2 panels complement each other, it is intentional that they show you what has been completed vs what has not.

- Brought back a name to the minimap button frame, goes against my principles, but I love you guys that much!
(the fear of an army of angry users armed with pitchforks may have changed my mind though :P)
- Added a new panel in the grids tab : Sets !
In this panel you can see all the transmog sets you collected, across all classes.
This panel shows you all set variations that exist, even some that are normally hidden until they have been collected (Tier 3, darkmoon faire, other faction ..).
If you were wondering what to do with all those marks of honor.. here is your chance to spend them :p
The whole thing was quite complex to implement and required a deep dive in the data, and a crapload of manual work.
Mapping the whole table of sets took me a few days.
Some days I believe Blizzard organizes their data in such a way in order to mentally torture addon authors..
But anyway, I'm quite happy with the result, and hope you'll enjoy it too :)

- Due to the amount of manual work, it is possible I have mistakenly copy-pasted a wrong set ID. If you identify one, please let me know.
- If you mouse over a set and see "Fetching item data ..", mouse away and over it again, this is due to the way the game handles the item cache. Nothing I can do about it.

!! Important tip for the crazy set transmog collectors out there (like me :p) :
I was not really sure if looting a given piece of equipment that is not for your class is actually registered into your list of transmogs.
While running Sunwell with my mage, I dropped a piece that was part of the warlock set, and it actually counted.
I could not see it directly in the addon, because I only read data for the current alt, but when I logged my warlock, the piece was definitely there.
It also means that if you are hunting for specific parts, you can run a legacy raid with alts having the same armor type.
That will not work for all pieces, but for some, it helps :)

It clearly does not work for weapon types you can't equip. I looted a nice bow with my mage, but my hunter did not have the transmog.

- Added a new library : LibMVC
LibMVC modifies the way frame templates are implemented.
Previous version relied on "class extensions", which were a first step towards a proper MVC pattern.
This is something I wanted to do ever since Blizzard added the 'parentKey' attribute in XML.
The current version is getting close to AngularJS and class extensions are now called controllers (as they should).
A goal I have had for a long time but never had time to implement was to support some sort of inheritance,
so that the OnLoad of a frame could call the OnLoad of the frames it derives from.
There is no way to do this natively, hence this new library.
Using AngularJS a lot at work has helped seeing clearer through this.
LibMVC also supports injecting services into controllers, as in Angular.
I have not decided yet if I will implement data binding, that might happen, but at a later stage.

This is 100% transparent for users. Devs on the other hand may be interested in checking the simple implementation.
The whole addon has not yet been corrected to support this, so those who are curious should check the Guild or Achievements tabs, they're pretty clean.

7.2.002 (28/04/2017)

- Fixed a bug assigning gained artifact xp to the wrong artifact.
- Fixed a Lua error when scanning an artifact's data.
- Added the faction Armies of Legionfall.
- Changed format of large numbers displayed in the Artifact pane.
- Added support for Nethershards and Legionfall War Supplies (Thanks AlexSUCF !)
- Sending a mail to an alt no longer update its last mailbox visit time
- Moved enUS at the top of each locale.xml to load this locale first (never knew this was an issue :/)
- Valor currencies now being properly tracked

7.2.001 (29/03/2017)

- DataStore_Talents : Fixed a few issues when scanning artifact data (Thanks AlexSUCF !)
- DataStore_Talents : Fixed an issue when artifact XP was updated.

Note: I haven't had time to play much tonight, but I did not discover urgent issues. I'll keep testing tomorrow & Friday and will post a fix if anything break.
At the very least, I'll have to test the new reputation paragons to see if anything is broken on that side.

Older patch notes : see changelog.txt
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 09-02-09, 04:14 AM ckaotik A Fallenroot Satyr   Forum posts: 29 File comments: 174 Uploads: 6 Same problem as my pre-poster recently, your datastore addons spam my error-addon quite a bit ... [12:02:58] ...AddOns\DataStore_Characters\DataStore_Characters.lua:80: attempt to concatenate field '?' (a nil value) [C]: ? ...AddOns\DataStore_Characters\DataStore_Characters.lua:80: in function <...AddOns\DataStore_Characters\DataStore_Characters.lua:79> (tail call): ? Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1031: in function GetCharacterItemCount' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1059: in function GetAccountItemCount' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1078: in function GetItemCount' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1411: in function Process' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1332: in function [C]: ? [C]: ? ...ns\AtlasLootReverse\libs\LibExtraTip\LibExtraTip.lua:279: in function <...ns\AtlasLootReverse\libs\LibExtraTip\LibExtraTip.lua:273> [C]: ? [C]: in function SetBagItem' Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:743: in function ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter' Interface\AddOns\Bagnon\components\item.lua:215: in function i merged my data and that of another account and now receive errors en masse ... dunno if it's connected also, when synchronizing those two accounts, it sometimes messes up bigtime, probably losing some data. you can see it when hovering - again - specific items, where it completely loses all tooltip lines. sometimes you can "fix" it by using a selective part of data to transfer. imagine this: character a from account A requests b from B to share his data. while synchronizing, hovering any item is fine. when synchronizing is done though, the tooltips will fail and provide no information but create heaps of error messages. with the top one avoided (if-then-else query), this still pops up when hovering an item. first it was when hovering cobalt ore, now it's frostweave bandages. [18:10:42] Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1034: attempt to concatenate local 'name' (a nil value) [C]: ? Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1034: in function GetCharacterItemCount' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1059: in function GetAccountItemCount' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1078: in function GetItemCount' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1411: in function Process' Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:1332: in function [C]: ? [C]: ? ...ns\AtlasLootReverse\libs\LibExtraTip\LibExtraTip.lua:279: in function <...ns\AtlasLootReverse\libs\LibExtraTip\LibExtraTip.lua:273> [C]: ? [C]: in function SetBagItem' Interface\FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:743: in function ContainerFrameItemButton_OnEnter' Interface\AddOns\Bagnon\components\item.lua:215: in function it might as well be that i tempered around with your getcharacterclasscolor function as that threw errors as well .......
 09-01-09, 09:52 PM kurisutofuaa A Kobold Labourer Forum posts: 0 File comments: 1 Uploads: 0 A new one the others went away. Message: ...AddOns\DataStore_Characters\DataStore_Characters.lua line 80: attempt to concatenate field '?' (a nil value) Debug: [C]: ? ...AddOns\DataStore_Characters\DataStore_Characters.lua:80: ...AddOns\DataStore_Characters\DataStore_Characters.lua:79 (tail call): ? Altoholic\Frames\AccountSummary.lua:130: Update() Altoholic\Frames\TabSummary.lua:95: MenuItem_OnClick() Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:265: OnShow() [string "*:OnShow"]:1: [string "*:OnShow"]:1 [C]: Show() Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:252: ToggleUI() [string "*:OnClick"]:2: [string "*:OnClick"]:1
09-01-09, 08:43 AM
Hevanus
A Deviate Faerie Dragon

Forum posts: 15
 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.

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.
Last edited by Hevanus : 09-01-09 at 10:32 AM.

 09-01-09, 06:07 AM AnrDaemon A Flamescale Wyrmkin Forum posts: 147 File comments: 2582 Uploads: 6 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.
09-01-09, 05:59 AM
AnrDaemon
A Flamescale Wyrmkin

Forum posts: 147
 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?

 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.
Last edited by AnrDaemon : 09-01-09 at 06:01 AM.

 08-31-09, 10:19 PM Hevanus A Deviate Faerie Dragon   Forum posts: 15 File comments: 204 Uploads: 0 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!
 08-31-09, 04:22 PM AnrDaemon A Flamescale Wyrmkin Forum posts: 147 File comments: 2582 Uploads: 6 In search results, it does not display enchants on items. (In bags, it does)
08-30-09, 02:31 PM
JimmyJoeBob
A Murloc Raider

Forum posts: 7
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.

08-30-09, 01:21 PM
Thaoky
An Aku'mai Servant

Forum posts: 30
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).

 08-30-09, 09:37 AM vikkyne A Murloc Raider Forum posts: 4 File comments: 127 Uploads: 0 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.
08-28-09, 06:47 AM
Thaoky
An Aku'mai Servant

Forum posts: 30
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.

08-28-09, 06:39 AM
Thaoky
An Aku'mai Servant

Forum posts: 30
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.

08-28-09, 04:20 AM
AnrDaemon
A Flamescale Wyrmkin

Forum posts: 147
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.

08-27-09, 09:47 PM
xteroid
A Kobold Labourer

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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.

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.

08-27-09, 06:36 PM
AnrDaemon
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