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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 04-27-08, 10:57 PM  
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Fabulous mod!

Quick request:

Could you have the counts also show up in the vendor panes? Would be very helpful if I knew that a character had an item in a bank or something before I purchase it.

Thanks!
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@R3dD0g: will check that, thanks for reporting.

@wilz: I'm not sure if Altoholic does everything Recipe Book does, give it a try anyway, you shouldn't regret it

@Perfeksion: not yet, it's on my list.

@clinic: I'm surprised you don't see the count in the vendor panes, the only case where the count is not displayed is when it is exactly 1, but I'm about to change this.
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Fubar support?

Yesterday I had the ability to add a fubar icon for Altoholic but today after the update I can not find any Altoholic icon available in fubar...

Did you remove support for Fubar?

Also I get this error if I hover over the character icons in "Account summary - Reputations"

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[2008/04/28 17:10:36-2504-x8]: Altoholic-2.4.011\Altoholic.lua:1807: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
Altoholic-2.4.011\Frames\Reputations.lua:94: in function <Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Reputations.lua:86>
But if I go down to Equipment and hover over those icons first it seems to cache the characters and then the reputation ones also work till I close and reopen Altoholic.

Thank you in advance for your answer.
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Feature request: Search skills

That would make it a complete replacement for ProfessionsBook, RecipeBook, etc.

Also, please set up a portal so we can post feature requests and bug reports.
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Just wanted to say that I love this addon. Thanks for the hard work.
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Re: Fubar support?

Originally posted by Rellikcro
Yesterday I had the ability to add a fubar icon for Altoholic but today after the update I can not find any Altoholic icon available in fubar...

Did you remove support for Fubar?

Also I get this error if I hover over the character icons in "Account summary - Reputations"

Code:
[2008/04/28 17:10:36-2504-x8]: Altoholic-2.4.011\Altoholic.lua:1807: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
Altoholic-2.4.011\Frames\Reputations.lua:94: in function <Interface\AddOns\Altoholic\Frames\Reputations.lua:86>
But if I go down to Equipment and hover over those icons first it seems to cache the characters and then the reputation ones also work till I close and reopen Altoholic.

Thank you in advance for your answer.
I'll check what's going on with fubar tonight. If it's critical, you can edit AltoholicFu.lua and remove the line with : AltoholicFu.hideWithoutStandby = true, that will fix it until next release.

Regarding the equipment/reputation frames, this bug has been reported but I can't reproduce it. I'm keeping an eye on it.
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Re: Feature request: Search skills

Originally posted by Theondry
That would make it a complete replacement for ProfessionsBook, RecipeBook, etc.

Also, please set up a portal so we can post feature requests and bug reports.
I'm reading this thread on a very regular basis, you can post either here or on wowace : http://www.wowace.com/forums/index.php?topic=12308.0

edit: I just noticed that you were talking about a portal here on wowinterface, didn't know the CMS offered that, I'll look into it, very good suggestion


edit2: the portal is up, don't hesitate to use it to submit bugs & feature requests
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Very good add-on.

I would like to second the request to add the features from RecipeBook. That would make it perfect.

What Recipebook does is add to a recipe tooltip info like: "already known by <alt name>", or "can be learned by <alt name>", or "will be learnable by <alt name>", or "banked by <alt name>"... etc. It also color-codes the recipe icons accordingly though, personally, the tooltip info is all I need.

It also allows you to search what recipes use such and such items but you may already have that. Just started playing with Altoholic.
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Thaoky,

I just discovered that when I log off completely Altaholic doesn't save all the information. Is there an option to save for good? I mean, nothing is going to change like recipes and stuff, only thing that really changes is gear and character stats accordingly and if you learn something new. But things you already know don't change. You can't unlearn 1 recipe. I thought it used saved variables.

Events that have happened since last download: updated altaholic; scheduled maintenance. Would those things cause it to wipe the cache of info altaholic stores? If this has been mentioned before I just don't remember it, cuz i've read all 113 comments in your forums on wowi, i don't use any other addon site.
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Originally posted by ShadowEric
Very good add-on.

I would like to second the request to add the features from RecipeBook. That would make it perfect.

What Recipebook does is add to a recipe tooltip info like: "already known by <alt name>", or "can be learned by <alt name>", or "will be learnable by <alt name>", or "banked by <alt name>"... etc. It also color-codes the recipe icons accordingly though, personally, the tooltip info is all I need.

It also allows you to search what recipes use such and such items but you may already have that. Just started playing with Altoholic.
Most features are already there

- "already known by" = already there
- "can be learned by" = already there
- "will be learnable by" = not there yet, being worked on
- searching known recipes = already there, although there's a bug preventing enchanting recipes from being listed in .011 (fixed in .012, not yet released)
- color codes = not sure I'll implement it, but low priority anyway.

Hope this helps
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Originally posted by Daxxzod
Thaoky,

I just discovered that when I log off completely Altaholic doesn't save all the information. Is there an option to save for good? I mean, nothing is going to change like recipes and stuff, only thing that really changes is gear and character stats accordingly and if you learn something new. But things you already know don't change. You can't unlearn 1 recipe. I thought it used saved variables.

Events that have happened since last download: updated altaholic; scheduled maintenance. Would those things cause it to wipe the cache of info altaholic stores? If this has been mentioned before I just don't remember it, cuz i've read all 113 comments in your forums on wowi, i don't use any other addon site.
Hmm, can you be more specific ? What exactly did you notice ? Don't hesitate to PM me with your altoholic.lua, I'll give a look at this.

But just fyi, the only things I'm updating at logout are mostly character stats, but I don't update bags or known recipes for instance.
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Purge

I love your mod, i love creative people making wonderful things...it makes my heart glow
If i may add a suggestion? please, pleaaase add a purge character button, people like me that obsessivly make and remake characters would adore you all the more.
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Re: Purge

Originally posted by Tawnylioness
I love your mod, i love creative people making wonderful things...it makes my heart glow
If i may add a suggestion? please, pleaaase add a purge character button, people like me that obsessivly make and remake characters would adore you all the more.
Asked so kindly, the suggestion just saw its priority increase

It's already the weekend over here, so I should make good progress in the coming days. I'll probably make a release on Sunday.
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I love this mod!!!

THANK GOD someone made a special mod that shows alts reps. I would like to add a suggestion for the rep pane tho. It is very difficult for me to find a specific reputation since they are all listed willy nilly. Can the reputations be alphabetically listed so as to be able to find the specific one fast? Or maybe provide the major faction heading like they are listed in the original rep pane?
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Two guild banks bug

Hello again,

I tried to search for this bug to see if another had reported it but nothing jumped out at me.

I have my main guild and a "bank alt" guild on the same server same faction. Altoholic seems to gather all the bank data correctly and I am able to use the search feature to correctly search and find items in both guild banks but when I click on the "Guild Bank - Thorium Brotherhood - 1st listed guild" I can correctly see the contents of the guild bank and all guild tabs. When I click on "Guild bank - Thorium Brotherhood - 2nd listed guild" it does not show the 2nd guild bank data but just seems to click on the first listed guild again.

I have had a friend, that is in both guilds, try it and same thing happens.

Thank you in advance.
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