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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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After zoning (anything that shows a loading bar), I get the following error:

Code:
Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\GuildMembers.lua line 334:
   bad argument #1 to 'pairs' (table expected, got nil)
Debug:
   (tail call): ?
   [C]: pairs()
   Altoholic\Frames\GuildMembers.lua:334:
      Altoholic\Frames\GuildMembers.lua:281
   [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4:
      [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4
Even so, everything appears to work correctly, even after the error occurs. It repeats every load screen, though.
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Originally posted by Thaoky
That is actually intended, there are a few items like that. Think about Benediction/Anathema, it does not drop in MC either, but when mousing over the item, my intent was to show that this item could be obtained by going into MC.

Anyway, this is going to be changed in the future, as my intent is to rely on LibPeriodicTable for loots/crafts at some point, but this is part of larger plan, so I cannot say when I'll reach that point, only that the tests I've made were satisfying.
How am i stumbled upon this issue:
Someone asked for craft of this scope, and i looked at it and hastily replied back that it's drop from MC, but at the same time i went to wowhead and checked with it... 'cause i've never saw such a things as a drop. Quest/Reputation rewards, but not drop. Figures...
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Re: Item Tooltips

Originally posted by Pseudopath
many thanks for all your effort with this great addon!

a request : would you be able to implement an option to exclude soulbound items from tooltips, such as hearthstones?

many thanks,

- Pseudopath.
Technically yes, it would be easy to implement. I have already been asked not to display counters for the hearthstone, but honestly, the time spent mousing over a hearthstone and actually taking care of content is relatively minimal, so I did not want to add it.

Filtering soulbound items, however, is something I might look into. No promise at this point though.
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Originally posted by Horlin
Thanks for this great Addon. One of my most loved.

But one question:
We have more than one guilde. It is possible that i can check characters of one of this guilds when i am on with a char from another guilde? Dont know how i should explain this correctly.

Another try: Would it be possible to seperatly enter a Char like the members of a guild so that i can check allways the jobs and equip from this char?

sorry for my english but i hope you understand what i want to say.
This is an issue that should be addressed in the next version. The Guild Skills pane will show something like this:

If you are in a guild:
- member A
- member B
..
+ offline members
+ other guild A
+ other guild B

if you are not in a guild with that alt (currently the pane is empty) :
+ guild A
+ guild B
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Originally posted by AnrDaemon
A bit of an issue.
The "Biznicks 247x128 Accurascope" is marked as drom from MC, but it is not. It's craftable after schematic, which, indeed, drop from MC bosses.
That is actually intended, there are a few items like that. Think about Benediction/Anathema, it does not drop in MC either, but when mousing over the item, my intent was to show that this item could be obtained by going into MC.

Anyway, this is going to be changed in the future, as my intent is to rely on LibPeriodicTable for loots/crafts at some point, but this is part of larger plan, so I cannot say when I'll reach that point, only that the tests I've made were satisfying.
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Re: Multiple Account Support

Originally posted by Ribwich
Hi,

Do I need to do / enable something to get multiple accounts working? I have 2 accounts (both under a Battle.Net login) but Altoholic only seems to show / search the characters on the account I'm logged in to.

Is there a way to get it to list / search characters on both of my accounts?

Thanks
This is totally normal, account sharing only works if you can connect both accounts at the same time, there is no other way to do it.
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Item Tooltips

many thanks for all your effort with this great addon!

a request : would you be able to implement an option to exclude soulbound items from tooltips, such as hearthstones?

many thanks,

- Pseudopath.
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Thanks for this great Addon. One of my most loved.

But one question:
We have more than one guilde. It is possible that i can check characters of one of this guilds when i am on with a char from another guilde? Dont know how i should explain this correctly.

Another try: Would it be possible to seperatly enter a Char like the members of a guild so that i can check allways the jobs and equip from this char?

sorry for my english but i hope you understand what i want to say.
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A bit of an issue.
The "Biznicks 247x128 Accurascope" is marked as drom from MC, but it is not. It's craftable after schematic, which, indeed, drop from MC bosses.
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Re: Multiple Account Support

Uhm... it is possible to tell Altoholic to not notify me on raid resets i'm not saved to?


Originally posted by Ribwich
Do I need to do / enable something to get multiple accounts working? I have 2 accounts (both under a Battle.Net login) but Altoholic only seems to show / search the characters on the account I'm logged in to.
You need to manually syncronize data between accounts.
The big red "Account Sharing" button on Account Summary page.
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Multiple Account Support

Hi,

Do I need to do / enable something to get multiple accounts working? I have 2 accounts (both under a Battle.Net login) but Altoholic only seems to show / search the characters on the account I'm logged in to.

Is there a way to get it to list / search characters on both of my accounts?

Thanks
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@Syxx: This is on Jobber's side, the line on which it crashed is where a Blizzard frame would be nil, which cannot happen, ever.

@Shadowjade: I've looked into it, but I couldn't find a way to reproduce it, it's very weird that this line causes an error because all values are secured before being used. Have you tried cleaning the addon's installation directory ?

Let me know
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I'm not sure actually where to post this.
So I'll begin here. When I open Jobber, I get this error which confuses the crap out of me... I'm sorry I can't read the error's better to know where to post them.
Should I also post this to Jobber's Author?

[2009/06/18 19:19:44-300-x1]: Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:514: attempt to index local 'frame' (a nil value):
Altoholic-v3.1.003b\Frames\Skills.lua:377: in function `SaveActiveFilters'
Altoholic-v3.1.003b\Frames\Skills.lua:466: in function `Scan'
Altoholic-v3.1.003b\Frames\Skills.lua:605: in function <Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Skills.lua:596>
<string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:4>
<in C code>: ?
<string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":13: in function `?'
CallbackHandler-1.0-3:91: in function `Fire'
AceEvent-3.0-3 (Altoholic):119: in function <...\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:118>
<in C code>: in function `UseAction'
Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:258: in function `handler':
Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:460: in function <Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:417>:

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I'm getting the following error now on login:

Date: 2009-06-17 05:50:26
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\Altoholic\Altoholic.lua line 858:
attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
Debug:
(tail call): ?
(tail call): ?
Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:858: SendPublicInfo()
Altoholic\Altoholic.lua:2228: ?()
...lic\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146:
...lic\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:146
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4:
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:4
[C]: ?
[string "safecall Dispatcher[2]"]:13: ?()
...lic\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:91: Fire()
...\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119:
...\AddOns\Altoholic\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:118
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Re: LONG Load Time

Originally posted by Oddible
Altaholic looks like a cool addon but seems to be doing something wrong on load. This addon consistently takes 4+ secs to load, for what it does, this is a LOT of time. The developer should look at finding out what is going on here. Because I use so many addons I've been recently looking at which addons take significantly longer to load than others especially based on what they are doing.
Long load times relate to memory usage. This addon is a database/information addon, it requires several libraries, the load (cpu/memory) of which is always credited to Altoholic because it's usually the first addon in alphabetical order.

That said, I do not "need to look at what is going on" per se, I know what is going on, and I know what I can do to offload part of the processing to a later stage, but this is a one man project, and the progress you do not see in the addon yet is not missing because I lack the skills to do it, but because I lack the time to do it.

The addon is big, and maintaining it requires a lot of efforts, which I am not complaining about, but which are there nonetheless. To summarize: be patient
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