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Unread 10-23-08, 12:00 AM   #1
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Overachiever

Official thread to discuss Overachiever, in case file comments just aren't your style.

Overachiever
Tools and tweaks to make the lives of players seeking Achievements a little bit easier.

Most features listed here are optional. Options can be found using the /oa command or at Interface Options -> AddOns tab -> Overachiever.

General:
  • Slash commands to search for achievements by name.* (Also see the "Search tab" feature.)
  • Ctrl+click on an achievement link to open the GUI to that achievement. Ctrl+click again to track it.
  • Remember achievement tracking between sessions and resume when you log in.
Achievement Tooltip Enhancements:
  • Add information from progress bars and normally-hidden progress information. (For example, "Progress: 5/10" or "Assault 2 bases (0/2).")
  • Compare progress using chat links: Display your progress below that of the player who linked the achievement.
  • Optionally add the achievement's ID to its tooltip. (Convenient for addon authors.)
GUI Enhancements:
  • Draggable Frames: The achievement frame and the achievement tracker are draggable.
  • Search tab added to the UI to search for achievements by name, description, reward, and more.
  • Suggestions tab added to the UI that suggests achievements based on your current situation: Location, recent tooltip reminders from this addon, etc.
  • Cooking Trade Skill UI:
    • Display icons next to recipes you need to cook for "The Northrend Gourmet" and "The Outland Gourmet." Ctrl+click on one of these recipes to open the UI to the achievement that requires it.
    • Works with the default UI, Advanced Trade Skill Window, Skillet, and lilsparky's branch of Skillet. (Users of lilsparky's branch must Alt+click instead of Ctrl+click to open to the achievement.)
  • Achievement Tracker:
    • Display a tooltip when hovering over the icon to see more details about that achievement.
    • Shift-click the icon to add the tracked achievement's link to chat.
  • Display a tooltip when the cursor is over certain achievements in the GUI:
    • Part of a series: Give the names of other achievements in the series and its relation to them.
    • Required by: Give the names of any meta-achievements that list this achievement as a criteria.
  • Meta-criteria (achievements displayed as the criteria for obtaining a larger achievement) in the GUI use a detailed achievement tooltip instead of simply giving the date the criteria was completed (or nothing if it isn't complete).
Achievement-specific Options:
  • World Explorer: Automatically track exploration achievements as you travel.*
  • Tooltip Reminders: Add information to units', items', and/or world objects' tooltips to help you complete...
    • "To All The Squirrels I've Loved Before", "To All The Squirrels Who Shared My Life": Do I need to /love this critter?
    • "Pest Control": Have I exterminated this critter?
    • "Well Read", "Higher Learning": Have I read this book?
    • "The Scavenger," "Outland Angler," "Northrend Angler": Have I fished this type of node?
    • "It's Happy Hour Somewhere", "Tastes Like Chicken": Have I consumed this food or drink?
    • Holiday Achievements:
      • "Let It Snow": Do I need to use a Handful of Snowflakes on this player?
      • "Fistful of Love": Do I need to use a Handful of Rose Petals on this player?
  • Sound Reminder: Choose a sound to play when one of the above tooltip reminders shows up if you need to do something.

* See the included readme.txt file for more details.
See instructions below.
This is part of a modular component that can be enabled/disabled individually. See "Disabling Modules," below.


Localization
  • Localized for English, Spanish, German, French, Russian, traditional Chinese, and simplified Chinese clients. Translations generously provided by users like you!
  • If you're interested in helping localize Overachiever for another client, please let me know.

Draggable Frames

The main achievement frame (where achievements earned and unearned are listed by category) and the achievement tracker are draggable when the proper Interface Options are set. Left-click on an appropriate area and hold the mouse button down to move the frame where you desire.

By default, the main achievement frame can be moved but it is still subject to some standard frame handling that will reposition it when it is opened or certain other frames are displayed. To unattach the frame from this position handling and have Overachiever remember where the frame is from session to session, check the "Remember position" option under the "Main Achievement UI frame" option. Once in the position you desire, you may want to uncheck the "Main Achievement UI frame" option so you don't accidentally move it elsewhere.

The achievement tracker is not draggable by default. In order to move it, the "Achievement tracker" option in the "Draggable Frames" section must be checked and the "Lock position" option under it must be unchecked. Of course, you must be tracking an achievement in order to see the frame so you can move it. The area used to drag the frame is the label giving the name of the achievement, not the icon next to it. Once the tracker is in position, you can check the "Lock position" option to keep it in place. Keep the "Achievement tracker" option checked or the tracker will be placed back at the standard position.
  • To customize the placement and more involving the "Achievement Earned" alert frames, try Achieved!

Disabling Modules

Some of Overachiever's features are implemented using modules, namely Overachiever_Tabs and Overachiever_Trade. Modules have their own folders that should be placed inside the Interface\AddOns folder alongside Overachiever. They can be enabled or disabled as you would a separate addon. Additionally, the individual Search and Suggestions components of the Tabs module can be disabled by deleting or renaming Search.lua or Suggestions.lua.

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Unread 11-10-08, 05:11 PM   #2
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Updated original post to reflect features of the latest version of Overachiever. Of special note is that the achievement tracker can now be dragged to a custom position.
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Unread 11-10-08, 05:38 PM   #3
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Fantastic mod. Thank you for this.
It's on my list of "Mods to be buried with".
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Unread 11-11-08, 11:16 AM   #4
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Loving this!

This mod is pretty much perfect. I love using it. It has no bugs that I know of. Thank you!
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Unread 01-16-09, 10:32 PM   #5
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Version 0.31 released. Original post updated.
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Unread 02-18-09, 12:35 PM   #6
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Creepy...

This is really creepy. I knew that there would be adds out there as soon as the achievement system came about, but as I read this, was dumbfounded. A few months ago (well after your original post) I had a conversation with my wife about writing an add for her new favorite thing in WoW. I told her I would name it Overachiever and that it would be an evolution-project that started of with things like the critter, drink, and book tooltips; but would work up to the BG related subzone checks and such. I am astounded that those same exact things that I pitched to her had already been written exactly as I had described. Wow, I'm just amazed.
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Originally Posted by Lewah View Post
This is really creepy. I knew that there would be adds out there as soon as the achievement system came about, but as I read this, was dumbfounded. A few months ago (well after your original post) I had a conversation with my wife about writing an add for her new favorite thing in WoW. I told her I would name it Overachiever and that it would be an evolution-project that started of with things like the critter, drink, and book tooltips; but would work up to the BG related subzone checks and such. I am astounded that those same exact things that I pitched to her had already been written exactly as I had described. Wow, I'm just amazed.
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is it possible to see every single Achievement even the ones i havnt done yet with OverAchiever?
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