GnomeWorks TradeSkill Frame

GnomeWorks (r27)

GnomeWorks TradeSkill Frame -

a complete replacement for the blizzard trade skill frame.

early alpha just to test some things out.

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  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Sep 12, 2013 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes


    Eliminating the parsing error is a very small part of the problem. The functionality previously provided by (a properly parsed) tradeskill link has been removed. As of 5.4 it is currently impossible for an addon or any other entity to create a working link to the tradeskill of a character who is not logged in and interacting with the recipient (i.e. alts).


    Having the ability on a single character to queue items to be crafted, fetch materials from the vendors and banks, and then process the items is, IMO, a major reason why Gnomeworks is my favorite replacement for the Blizzard tradeskill frame. I would very much like to see a feature-reduced version.

    If Blizzard's "fix" remains permanent, I would think that GnomeWorks could cache information about the tradeskills of alts and provide much of the current functionality. I understand that this is probably a major undertaking.

  • Avatar of yunohu yunohu Sep 11, 2013 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes
  • Avatar of hughescr hughescr Sep 11, 2013 at 17:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @bsmorgan: Go

    Sadly, it's really not at all straightforward to do so. It'd probably be easier to have a whole other utterly feature-reduced version as a separate addon until Blizz fixes this.

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Sep 11, 2013 at 03:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Is any attempt being made to make a 5.4 compatible version without the parts that depend on the tradeskill link?

    I've been using GnomeWorks for so long that the default tradeskill UI is at least five times slower (and infinitely more painful) to get anything done.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Aug 24, 2013 at 04:31 UTC - 0 likes

    @brykrys: Go

    wow, that's like... entirely feature breaking. basically, you can't spoof links anymore which is how gw generates full links to browse recipes and how it scans the database for level info and items of interest. maybe they'll reconsider. if/when this goes thru, it'll render a lot of gw inoperable and will take some major rewrites to get it all working again.

    honestly, i don't know why they just don't provide the info via the tradeskill interface. i'm talking about level data, full recipe lists, etc. i mean, most of that data is available. why make it hard for people to track it down and clunky for them to add it to their mods?

    Last edited Aug 24, 2013 by lilsparky
  • Avatar of brykrys brykrys Aug 22, 2013 at 11:36 UTC - 0 likes

    It looks like they may be changing the TradeSkillLink format yet again :(

  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Aug 16, 2013 at 20:43 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem with inventory counts being off (way too high). What's the best way to reset that information so I can rebuild it? I know I could delete the saved variables file but that "forgets" other stuff that GnomeWorks has learned.

  • Avatar of Drashnar Drashnar Jul 31, 2013 at 23:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, just use the install button at the top right, and curse should open. Keep in mind if I use Chrome and click that link, curse won't open. I have to use IE if I want that link to work. But once installed it will update just fine.

  • Avatar of spiralofhope spiralofhope Jul 31, 2013 at 11:20 UTC - 0 likes

    @Sapien2: Go

    I believe you can set curse to allow alpha downloads for an addon.

  • Avatar of Sapien2 Sapien2 Jul 30, 2013 at 17:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there any chance to see this addon in main Curse addon list and install it via Curse client?


Date created
Apr 15, 2010
Last update
Oct 01, 2013
Development stage
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Recent files
  • A: r232 for 5.4.0 Oct 01, 2013
  • A: r231 for 5.4.0 Sep 30, 2013
  • A: r229 for 5.3.0 Jun 01, 2013
  • A: r228 for 5.3.0 May 30, 2013
  • A: r227 for 5.3.0 May 30, 2013



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