LilSparky's Workshop

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LSW First Aid w/ Standard Interface

LilSparky's Workshop adds auction-derived pricing information for trade skills right into the trade skill recipe frame. Each skill is evaluated for material costs and potential value of the item created. These two numbers are listed next to each skill in an easy-to-read format.

Supported Auction Scanners:

  • Auctioneer
  • AuctionLite
  • AuctionMaster
  • Auctionator

Optionally Requires:

  • Informant (for vendor availability)

LibPeriodicTable (for vendor availability)

Trade Skill Interfaces Supported:

  • GnomeWorks
  • AdvancedTradeSkillWindow
  • Skillet
  • Blizzard's Standard UI
  • Doublewide Tradeskills
  • Tradeskill HD

Auction pricing models can be selected by right-clicking either the value column or the cost column (each can have a different pricing method attached).

The Value column can be left clicked to cycle through the different valuation methods for the resultant item: Auction Value (a), Vendor Value (v), Disenchant Value (d) or the greatest of the three different values (the default). Any instance of an item Value being greater than the Cost to create it will have a highlighted Value entry. Optionally, the Value column can be displayed as a percentage of the Cost column.

The Cost column simply sums up the costs for each reagent and reports the total.

Both columns can be combined into a single "Profit" column which simply reflects the Value minus the Cost.

Tooltips for each column give more details about the price breakdowns LSW is considering.

A note regarding vendor availability:

LSW utilizes supplied item databases to determine when an item is readily available from a vendor. Occasionally this may not be accurate, usually because the item is a trade in for another item and not buyable with gold. I have provided a simple way to over-ride the vendor database:

/script LSWConfig.vendorOverride[item#] = (true/false/nil)

The item# is the item ID for the specific item. It is a single number. For example, 2589 is Linen Cloth.
Setting the value to "true" means the item is available at the vendor.
Setting the value to "false" means the item is not available at the vendor.
Setting the value to "nil" means to use the provided databse.

There is now also a right-click option to override the vendor availability and also to hand enter specific prices for items.

A note about frame/auction support:

LSW utilizes a plug in scheme to handle support to handle pricing and frame support. I am unlikely to add additional plugins directly into LSW. The goal of the plugin system is to provide basic templates that other addon authors could employ to provide LSW support on their end while at the same time providing functionality for a base set of common mods. Addon authors are free to contact me regarding the plugin system if issues arise or the system doens't make sense.

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  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Aug 24, 2009 at 17:00 UTC - 0 likes

    hmm... okay, i'll take a look. i don't use atsw usually, so it's possible something got goofed up.

  • Avatar of user_526498 user_526498 Aug 24, 2009 at 11:16 UTC - 0 likes

    hi lil, it's till some wow patch that i don't see the level of the item on the left in my ATSW...what's the problem?? i also put LibPeriodicTable in my interface/addon directory but, nothing i don't see the level of the item near the recipe name...the rest of the addon work very please and many thanks...

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Jun 11, 2009 at 17:45 UTC - 0 likes

    yeah, i noticed that resizing issue. it used to. i think maybe they changed the way saved vars are retained... i dunno.

    i kinda broke the mold a bit with the shift-clicking. because of the way i do grouping (a feature often requested but i think probably completely unused) i use shift-clicking to do multi-selection. instead, to link from lsw you double-click a recipe.

    the only real place to post bugs would be the forum thread:

  • Avatar of Manaman Manaman Jun 11, 2009 at 08:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Since there doesn't appear to be a place to submit bugs related to your branch of skillet, I will mention it here: A resizing of the skillet window will not save between sessions. Another: You can not Shift-click a recipe directly from the list of recipes on the left side to chat.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Jun 09, 2009 at 23:01 UTC - 0 likes

    i use my branch. :)

    the mainline updates aren't bug fixes or feature updates, just minor things like lib adjustments and missing vendor items being added.

  • Avatar of blankstare2 blankstare2 Jun 09, 2009 at 22:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Skillet mainline is being updated again. Do you recommend your branch still for now, or the mainline?

  • Avatar of Manaman Manaman Jun 08, 2009 at 07:51 UTC - 0 likes

    Ya, sorting works with your branch, but not with the mainline.

    At least with Tailoring and Smelting. Enchanting and Inscription seem to sort fine.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Jun 07, 2009 at 16:13 UTC - 0 likes

    so is the sorting working now?

    i'll look at how the sorts interact with the mainline skillet branch it's possible something is broken.

  • Avatar of Manaman Manaman Jun 07, 2009 at 14:25 UTC - 0 likes

    Ah, Nice, your Clone of skillet works. As well, I hadn't used your clone in months, it looks really nice now. I think I will use it over the mainline repository.

  • Avatar of Manaman Manaman Jun 07, 2009 at 14:14 UTC - 0 likes

    This occurs with an old Skillet r157 and after updating to most recent r165, with LSW r72: My characters with Inscription and Enchanting do their LSW sorting correctly for Item Value, Reagent Cost, and Profit. But with Smelting and Tailoring on another character, I can't seem to get any rhyme or reason out of the sorting with any of the 3 LSW sorting options. For instance, looking at my tailoring right now, and sorted by "LSW: Item Value" it shows in order descending: 190g, 17g8s, 55g86s,9g20s,14g95s,etc... This is clearly not correct and it continues in this illogical approach in all 3 sort approaches and all the way down. I have tried rescanning, closing/reopening the profession, reloading the UI, upgrading my Skillet from that old version, logging on and off the characters whose profession do sort properly, and still no luck. Not sure what is wrong with smelting and tailoring to sort improperly. I hope a fix can be found.

    Edit: I will try your most up to date clone of Skillet r160 and see what I come up with.


Date created
Oct 10, 2007
Last update
May 29, 2013
Development stage
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GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
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