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 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.

  • Avatar of r007 r007 Oct 24, 2014 at 18:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @squiretoad: Go You put me on the right track, I think I've found a fix, which I've appended to your ticket #502. The new GetMapContinents and GetMapZones ID values seem to be double of what SetMapZoom expects.

    Torhal, if you see this, could you try it out on your end? If it does indeed fix things, just push a quick update. Thanks a lot!

  • Avatar of squiretoad squiretoad Oct 20, 2014 at 18:04 UTC - 0 likes

    There's a problem with the API function SetMapZoom(). It can't deal with the new values being returned by GetMapContinents(). I threw in some debug lines and saw this:

    for continent_id, continent_name in pairs(MAP_CONTINENTS) do

    Archy:Print("Archy: Continent_id: [" .. continent_id .. "], name: [" .. continent_name .. "]") debug [[ 13 Kalimdor 14 Eastern 466 Outland 485 Northrend and then an error ]]--


    Until SetMapZoom() is fixed, we're SOL.

  • Avatar of Mindlessgalaxy Mindlessgalaxy Oct 19, 2014 at 06:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @Torhal: Go

    Hi Torhal.

    Thank you for always responding to my questions and requests. You are a fantastic author. If I wasn't on the disability pension I promise I would have given you a nice donation by now. Maybe one day I can save up a little as I am sure every little bit counts and you get to see that some of us really do appreciate your help and hard work. Don't rush I prefer you to take your time and hopefully you are playing a bit as well?

    Thanks so much once again I very appreciative Torhal add on user.

  • Avatar of Torhal Torhal Oct 18, 2014 at 23:10 UTC - 1 like

    @Mindlessgalaxy: Go

    I've a few other things to deal with, so there's no ETA on a working Archy just yet.

  • Avatar of Mindlessgalaxy Mindlessgalaxy Oct 18, 2014 at 21:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Ho Torhal.

    Me again, I was hoping you could let us at least know if you are working on updating this great add on. I know others are asking as well but my question is more to appease the crowds so they are aware that you are at least working on it or not? Anyway I hope you are and look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Avatar of wizzle_staghelm wizzle_staghelm Oct 18, 2014 at 20:37 UTC - 1 like

    @FlacidGladiator: Go

    Yes, I'm wondering the same thing. Great addon, but doesn't work well in 6.0.2. Please?!


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