Archy - Archaeology Assistant

Archy - Graphical Default Theme

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 Okerhs Okerhs May 04, 2014 at 08:15 UTC - 0 likes

    @luckton: Go

    Got the same issue

  • Avatar of luckton luckton Apr 29, 2014 at 02:40 UTC - 0 likes

    After clearing out a dig site or two, every time I pickup a new archeological find, I get a 1-2 second frame/lag delay. /reloadui fixes it, but then reoccurs after I clear a couple of digsites again. Should I open a ticket?

  • Avatar of Wirebugh Wirebugh Jan 05, 2014 at 19:04 UTC - 0 likes

    How do you un-blacklist something?

    I got clicky and blacklisted stuff - and don't know what it was!

    Love the addon!

    Last edited Jan 05, 2014 by Wirebugh: added
  • Avatar of Dridzt Dridzt Jul 02, 2013 at 12:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @Trormeri: Go

    The green arrow on screen (if that's what you're referring to) is provided by TomTom not Archy. Archy just tells TomTom where to point.

    So (a) ensure TomTom is working (check if Blizzard patch unchecked the 'load out of date' checkbox in addons screen and you have an outdated TomTom, or update TomTom if there's a newer version), (b) make sure that TomTom integration is enabled in Archy options.

  • Avatar of Trormeri Trormeri Jun 30, 2013 at 09:51 UTC - 0 likes

    With the last update from Blizzard, the arrows showing the location to my next digsite have disappeared completely. I have looked in the program for a way to restore this, as I really like this feature because it makes it so easy to move from one digsite to another. I wasn't able to fix it.

    I've tried reinstalling; I've tried deleting and reinstalling. I've gone into the cache file in WoW and deleted it, and I've also gone to the Saved Variable files in the WTF folder and deleted them, and then did a clean reinstall of Archy. Nothing seems to help.

    Suggestions? Help, please. :)

  • Avatar of TheGrey01 TheGrey01 May 22, 2013 at 00:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Needs updated for 5.3 errors out every time you log in or zone.

  • Avatar of FuxieDK FuxieDK Mar 07, 2013 at 10:54 UTC - 0 likes

    @ Zenzoroaster

    I have been using Archy from, pretty much, day one, and I have never had any issues with TomTom.. Must be an issue on your system. Disabling it for all people won't solve your problem..

  • Avatar of Zenzoroaster Zenzoroaster Dec 24, 2012 at 16:56 UTC - 0 likes

    Just installed 1.8.39 over a freshly updated UI with only Tomtom installed previously. Right off the bat I got that error message about Tomtom's automatic waypoint setting. Why is Tomtom support toggled ON by default? This, it would seem to me, the user, should be my choice. Especially as the setting remains problematic. I like Tomtom's automatic waypoint setting feature. I would recommend that, until this issue is resolved, that Tomtom support be OFF by default and that a warning given (IN ALL BLOCK CAPITALS WITHIN THE TOOL TIP FOR THE FEATURE TOGGLE) about the possible consequences vis-à-vis Tomtom's settings.

    In addition to the above, I have found that I can not change the look of the Artifacts and Digsites windows. Once I change a background or frame (doesn't matter which first) of either window (does not matter which first), the background and frame pull-downs for both windows become alternately blank or have their choice-texts misaligned and non-selectable. There were no resultant LUAs. Archy *appears* to function as expected in other respects, but I confess that I did not get much past the (trying to) set-up phase.

    Again this is all over a freshly restored UI with only Tomtom previously in-situ (an working just great up to this point!).

    It is nice to see that a new version IS out, but there are still some kinks. Keep at it! Best wishes for the Holidays,


  • Avatar of Dridzt Dridzt Nov 11, 2012 at 20:18 UTC - 0 likes

    @menace97: Go

    It's for when you get something like Apothecary Tins.
    You can click the crate button to put it in a box instead of looking through your bags to find it.

    Similarly if you get any of the pre-MoP crates like Crate of Tol'vir Archaeology Fragments it helps you do the opposite (open the crate to get the fragments out)

  • Avatar of menace97 menace97 Nov 11, 2012 at 02:30 UTC - 0 likes

    being new to archaeology and archy, what is the purpose of the "crate" button?

    thanks! :)


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