Archy - Archaeology Assistant

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Archy is an assistant for Archaeologists that want information at their finger tips.


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  • Localized for English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Traditional Chinese users
  • On-screen customizable and movable list for the dig sites on the continent you are current on
  • On-screen customizable and movable list of the artifacts you are researching that can be filtered to display only the races for the continent you are on
  • Racial fragment types are shown for each of the dig sites
  • Solve artifacts with (left click) or without (right click) keystones by clicking on the racial crest icon in the on-screen artifacts list or bind a key for a one stop solve shop
  • TomTom support to help you navigate between dig sites
  • Able to display dig sites on the minimap (closest only or all dig sites)
  • Able to display dig site boundaries on the battlefield mini map
  • Blacklist dig sites in the on-screen digsite list by right clicking on the dig site name. Perfect for when you have a bugged node or a dig site that is in a zone that you dislike.
  • Blacklist races so they do not appear in your artifacts on-screen list and won't be used when the artifact solve keybind is pressed
  • Sound triggers for when you have enough fragments and/or keystones to solve an artifact
  • A dig recorder to see where at a dig site you have successful dug
  • LDB Tooltip showing missing rare artifacts per race and overall archaeology progress
  • many more features

Minimap Button Frame and other similar addons

All Minimap based frames (such as nodes, dig sites and dig site boundaries) have been prefixed now with ArchyMinimap To stop these addons from taking these frames from the minimap, add the following item to their protected items list: ArchyMinimap

Mini-Guide to Fewer Digs

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  • Avatar of Saintgabrial Saintgabrial Feb 18, 2015 at 22:06 UTC - 0 likes

    Here is the error I get every time any of my characters enters Lunarfall Excavation. (Our garrison's mine)

    Date: 2015-02-18 16:02:52 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua line 799: ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua line 159: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value) Debug: [C]: ? ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua:799: UpdateMinimapIconPositions() ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua:1129: OnUpdate() ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua:1292: ...erface\AddOns\Archy\Libs\Astrolabe-1.0\Astrolabe.lua:1291 Locals:

    <no value>

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Feb 18, 2015 at 19:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @Saintgabrial: Go

    Basically, you either use the TomTom quest feature, OR you use Archy's TomTom feature. Can't do both, and clicking the ignore wasn't actually fixing anything beyond the first time you click it per session, which to me seems more annoying than having a working Archy option to turn TomTom off altogether and never have to click the warning again,

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Feb 18, 2015 at 19:13 UTC - 0 likes

    @Saintgabrial: Go

    Then it sounds to me like the option is broken (not saving the value the user sets) and should be fixed.

  • Avatar of Saintgabrial Saintgabrial Feb 18, 2015 at 19:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Torhal: Go

    I do turn it off but I log off and back on and its reset. So I still have to click it every time I log in. With the ignore it was just a one time thing, forever. Until you took it out that is.

    Last edited Feb 18, 2015 by Saintgabrial
  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Feb 18, 2015 at 17:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @Saintgabrial: Go

    I'd rather not. Just disable the TomTom integration from Archy's options. The reason I took off the ignore is that TomTom's quest feature would fight with Archy's TomTom feature, which makes Archy look broken to people who DO use the TomTom integration.

  • Avatar of Saintgabrial Saintgabrial Feb 18, 2015 at 17:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Can you put back the ignore TomTom. I never use TomTom with Archy. It screws up all my other stuff I do use TomTom for. Now every time I log in a character it keeps asking to use or not use. I rather beable to click ingnore once and done, like it was before.

    Also every time I enter the garrison mine Archy always has an error pop up. I'll post that later when I log back into game later.

  • Avatar of palinathas palinathas Feb 18, 2015 at 01:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Absolutely LOVE reading your changelogs, I look for updates now just so I can read what you have written in the personal favorite:

    - Checking next(MAP_CONTINENTS) before iterating through pairs(MAP_CONTINENTS) is fucking hilarious. Let's not do that.

    Please, keep those updates coming! Love this addon.

  • Avatar of Phanx Phanx Dec 20, 2014 at 23:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @dakotalegear: Go

    There is no way to prevent digsites of certain types from spawning. Archy's blacklist feature only affects what Archy shows you. If you tell Archy to ignore Draenei sites, for example, then when Draenei sites spawn you will simply not see anything about them in Archy, but they will still exist in the game, and eventually you will have to dig them to get new sites to spawn -- and because there's no way to stop certain types from spawning, the new sites may be more unwanted Draenei sites.

    I'd recommend not using the blacklist feature in Archy, and just dig the unwanted sites to get rid of them, and hope the next site is something you actually want.

    Last edited Dec 20, 2014 by Phanx
  • Avatar of dakotalegear dakotalegear Dec 08, 2014 at 08:37 UTC - 0 likes

    dig sites dont seem to ever change unless you complete them, so if you blacklist a certain dig site does that site never spawn or does it just spawn without notice?

    im trying to find orc sites in the outlands and all im getting is draenei sites.
    getting annoyed.
  • Avatar of noreve noreve Nov 29, 2014 at 15:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to get an existing database of arch locations? I used to use gatherer but it hasn't been updated to import wod data.


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