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 myrroddin myrroddin May 13, 2011 at 20:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @ Sara, thank you, just what I wanted to know.

    @ Drachenstern, Archy is getting fixed! Right now, in fact, I am working on it.

  • Avatar of SaraelDEde SaraelDEde May 13, 2011 at 16:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Actually I have this projekt.

    Dwarven Baby Socks - deDE

    In Diglist it will shown like on Image.

    Last edited May 13, 2011 by SaraelDEde
  • Avatar of myrroddin myrroddin May 13, 2011 at 15:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Important question: when you are working on an item, say Dwarven Baby Socks, do you see "Dwarven Baby Socks" or do you see the localized string? I am adding the 4.1 artifacts, and need to know, please and thank you.

  • Avatar of myrroddin myrroddin May 13, 2011 at 13:42 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm going to test my local development version, but should send up an alpha this weekend. Please test thoroughly, because if you are correct, it needs to be fixed before I push a beta or release.

    Anyway, here is the dig site list from, and I added the missing 3 phrases to the localization tab above. Please verify the translations, and also see if it is still missing some.

    On a side note, I am asking the wowace coders for the LibBabble-3.0 series if LibBabble-DigSites-3.0 (there is no 1.0 or 2.0, just naming to match) is a worth idea. If yes, then the dig site translations will go into that library, and can be removed from Archy, and any other addon that uses them locally. You might have noticed the number of translated phrases has dropped by about a dozen or so. I am using the pre-translated global strings from Blizzard.

  • Avatar of SaraelDEde SaraelDEde May 13, 2011 at 13:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Strange... In my version I've downloaded first I swear "race" where set to 4. Maybe an error I've done while editing the code....

    I'm sorry.

    The "Pit of Fiends Digsite" leads out of Stormspire before I edit the code. After editting the name to "The Pit....." and correcting Archy.lua the correct spot where shown in the diglist.

    But, your work with this addon goes deeper than my stationary bugfixing at local version, so I think you're right. :)

    Whatever - nice addon, good work and awesome support. :)


  • Avatar of myrroddin myrroddin May 13, 2011 at 12:48 UTC - 0 likes

    Line 1876 in Archy.lua reads

    siteData[L["Pit of Fiends Digsite"]] = { ['continent'] = 4, ['map'] = 492, ['blob'] = 60367, ['race'] = 5 }

    It was missing from the translation page, but is correct in the code. I will add the others you mentioned, and the next push should have the updated list. From there, translating the strings should be easy.

    Also, the string in the code is correct from this page; meaning it is "Pit of Fiends Digsite" and not "The Pit of Fiends Digsite".

  • Avatar of SaraelDEde SaraelDEde May 12, 2011 at 20:34 UTC - 0 likes

    There are two more translation errors.

    Like #45 Pakka wrote:

    L["Altar of Zul Digsite"] = "Ausgrabungsstätte am Altars von Zul"


    L["Altar of Zul Digsite"] = "Ausgrabungsstätte am Altar von Zul"


    L["Ironwood Digsite"] = "Ausgrabungsstätte des Eisenholzwaldes"


    L["Ironwood Digsite"] = "Ausgrabungsstätte des Eisenwaldes"

    I've nearly digged 2 days at Kalimdor, Eastern Kingdoms an Northend. That were all Errors I've found. Tomorrow I'll dig at Outlands. If there more translation Errors, I'll report them too.


  • Avatar of SaraelDEde SaraelDEde May 12, 2011 at 20:25 UTC - 0 likes

    By the way good work with V1.8.

    I'd loved using Archy in previous Versions but for a time it makes the game stocking at Battlegrounds; so I deleted it. Two days ago I saw there's rolling out an update und since this moment I use Archy 1.8 permanently. :)

    If I found more bugs like this I'll report them here again. It's one of the best addons I've ever used.


  • Avatar of myrroddin myrroddin May 12, 2011 at 19:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Thanks, Sara. I will be going through the dig site list this weekend, and seeing what can be easily updated and fixed.

  • Avatar of SaraelDEde SaraelDEde May 12, 2011 at 13:08 UTC - 0 likes

    Found a bug i've fixed for DEde localization.

    "Pit of Fiend Digsite" in Locale/deDE have to be "The Pit of Fiend Digsite".

    German translation: "Ausgrabungsstätte der Schreckensgrube"

    replace: L["Pit of Fiends Digsite"] = "Pit of Fiends Digsite"

    to: L["The Pit of Fiends Digsite"] = "Ausgrabungsstätte der Schreckensgrube"

    as well in Archy.lua the Line siteData[L["Pit of Fiends Digsite"]] = { ['continent'] = 4, ['map'] = 492, ['blob'] = 60367, ['race'] = 4 }

    corrected to:

    siteData[L["The Pit of Fiends Digsite"]] = { ['continent'] = 4, ['map'] = 492, ['blob'] = 60367, ['race'] = 5 }

    (Digsite name edited and race = 5)

    After that - Archy shows correctly the digsite.

    Last edited May 12, 2011 by SaraelDEde


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