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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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Unread 10-21-08, 08:09 AM  
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Thaoky - thanks for the quik response.

1. When will the mail warning appear - on log-in, while opening altoholic, etc.?

2. Will I get the warning for all characters on the realm that are in danger or just the one character I'm currently on?

Thanks again for a great mod and let me know.
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Everytime you login, if ANY of your char has a mail below the configurable threshold, you will get a message that a mail is about to expire. So far, it does not tell you which char or anything (that's basically why I want to make this better), but you will know you have to check your mailboxes in the addon.
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Originally posted by Thaoky
@seebs & AnrDaemon: about the multiple accounts, I know like everyone that there is no function to directly query another account or to merge databases. I heard about symlink, but that is not something I want to support.
You don't have to support it, so far as I know. It just magically works. You will see about 18 characters for me on my home server, and you don't have to do anything.

@seebs: about that combuctor issue, maybe a hidden frame is present in a higher layer, and prevents you to reach the button. Did you try that command to get the name of a frame ? I don't have the command under the hand, but you can find it on wowace forums. I'll post it later.
It's an unnamed frame. And it is created by Altoholic, so far as I can tell:

* If I have no addons but Combuctor and DevTools, the frame is not there.
* If I have no addons but Combuctor, Altoholic, and DevTools, the frame is there.

Are you creating any frames with an ["UpdateTooltip"] function? It seems to me you'd have to be, so you could insert the information about which alts have an item while mousing over it. So I'd expect you to have such a function on a frame in the stack over a bank slot. But for some reason, the frame is not passing messages on to the Combuctor item slots as expected.
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Originally posted by seebs
You don't have to support it, so far as I know. It just magically works. You will see about 18 characters for me on my home server, and you don't have to do anything.
It will most likely work with the account summary, because there are no limits on the amount of characters, but it won't for frames like equipment/reputations/achievements. So there's definitely a need to do it properly. Those who want to use symlink in the meantime are free to do it, but they have to know they'll get no support because the 10 char limit is intended in those frames.


Originally posted by seebs
It's an unnamed frame. And it is created by Altoholic, so far as I can tell:

* If I have no addons but Combuctor and DevTools, the frame is not there.
* If I have no addons but Combuctor, Altoholic, and DevTools, the frame is there.

Are you creating any frames with an ["UpdateTooltip"] function? It seems to me you'd have to be, so you could insert the information about which alts have an item while mousing over it. So I'd expect you to have such a function on a frame in the stack over a bank slot. But for some reason, the frame is not passing messages on to the Combuctor item slots as expected.
I didn't create any frame without name, I don't even think that wow allows this. As far as tooltips are concerned, I'm hooking gametooltip for counters, and I'm using my own for the information tooltip inside the addon, but I do not have any "UpdateTooltip" function, that's for sure. Furthermore, if the frame is hidden, no matter from which addon it's coming, there's no reason why it could disturb the UI. I'm a bit clueless at this point :/
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Unread 10-21-08, 02:58 PM  
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How do you get your Fishing skill level to show up in Altoholic?

Looks like all Primary and Secondary skil levels showed up except Fishing.
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Originally posted by Thaoky It will most likely work with the account summary, because there are no limits on the amount of characters, but it won't for frames like equipment/reputations/achievements. So there's definitely a need to do it properly. Those who want to use symlink in the meantime are free to do it, but they have to know they'll get no support because the 10 char limit is intended in those frames.
Ahh, I see.

Yeah, that would be an issue.

I didn't create any frame without name, I don't even think that wow allows this. As far as tooltips are concerned, I'm hooking gametooltip for counters, and I'm using my own for the information tooltip inside the addon, but I do not have any "UpdateTooltip" function, that's for sure. Furthermore, if the frame is hidden, no matter from which addon it's coming, there's no reason why it could disturb the UI. I'm a bit clueless at this point :/
Well, hmm.

All I can say for sure is that it shows up with only those two addons, and I'm pretty sure it's not in the other one.

I'll go do some testing and maybe make a stripped-down addons directory and start commenting out code or whatever and see if I can narrow it down. It does seem to happen only when Altoholic is loaded, but it may nonetheless be triggered in some unexpected way.

My guess is that it could easily be an Ace bug -- you have a bunch of embedded libraries which may or may not be doing something crazy. I do know that there's a ton of frames which have qualities such that tostring(frame) just comes back something like "table: 1B1C1234".
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Well, I found two things:

1. LibBabbleClass-3.0 is requested but apparently absent.
2. embeds.xml refers to "Libs\*", but the directory is named "libs".

The latter may cause issues on some Linux systems.

... And whaddya know. I downloaded LibBabbleClass-3.0 and renamed libs to Libs, and the problem goes away. Renamed Libs back to libs, and the problem came back.

So, it's just a packaging thing. Name the directory Libs, or leave it as is and change the embeds.xml lines to refer to libs. Only affects us Linux users, and Mac users who opted for the case-sensitive filesystem.
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@dloboi: Fishing is the 5th column in the skills pane, it's been there for ages, are you playing in another language than enUS ?

@seebs:

About LibBabbleClass-3.0, yeah I noticed it was still in embeds.xml two days ago, but that will not be an issue. I don't need the lib, and if it's mentioned in the embeds and not found, there will simply be an error message in the log, but nothing that prevents you from using the addon. In fact, I've been using the addon with this "error" for long without even noticing.

The directory name is a better candidate indeed. I've done enough *nix high level support to know it

I'll change the directory name in embeds.xml, that will prevent this issue.

Huge thanks for troubleshooting this issue.
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Great! Altoholic evolved a lot since I last looked at it and I like it

I could not find out (by reading the description as I am not playing at the moment) if Altoholic already supports a function i love so much on the old "CharacterViewer" addon which is now defunct:

* show in the item tooltip the amout of a current item on other alts including alt-name

Is this possible? I would kill for this option! At least some NPCs! LOL!

Edit: I just saw you commenting on just that feature here in the comments section, but I am still not sure if you state the amount of the item only or even the alt names where they can be found?
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It does indeed say how many copies of an item an alt has, and where they can be found (bags, bank, mail, equipped).
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Originally posted by Thaoky
It does indeed say how many copies of an item an alt has, and where they can be found (bags, bank, mail, equipped).

Oh this is coooooool! Thank you very much!
Can't wait to get my hands on my own computer to play WoW again!

Great!!
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Originally posted by seebs
Well, I found two things:

1. LibBabbleClass-3.0 is requested but apparently absent.
2. embeds.xml refers to "Libs\*", but the directory is named "libs".

The latter may cause issues on some Linux systems.

... And whaddya know. I downloaded LibBabbleClass-3.0 and renamed libs to Libs, and the problem goes away. Renamed Libs back to libs, and the problem came back.

So, it's just a packaging thing. Name the directory Libs, or leave it as is and change the embeds.xml lines to refer to libs. Only affects us Linux users, and Mac users who opted for the case-sensitive filesystem.
Thanks for that info it works for me to
but the only i don´t understand, i run win xp sp3 and it helps to rename the folder... anyway now it works
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The timers for Mail expiring are not working.

I have mail that is showing as "Red" and it is under 5 days (I left the default setting) and I am not getting any alarms or messages for mail about to expire.

Thought I should let you know since I lost some mail.
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I'll review this soon, but I haven't noticed anything wrong with the mail for a very long time.
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Originally posted by Thaoky
I'll review this soon, but I haven't noticed anything wrong with the mail for a very long time.
Is there any system options that shut off the email warnings or block them?

Where are they supposed to show up??
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