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 Manaman Manaman Mar 18, 2009 at 08:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance the auction data for enchants could be setup to show the AH price of the scrolls of that enchant.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Feb 22, 2009 at 04:58 UTC - 0 likes

    i'll have to check that out. a few months back, i had a conversation with a guy who was saying the skill up% was simply linear like that, but i dunno how true it is. i wrote a skill up tracker to help me figure it out, but i don't skill up enough to have much data.  :)

    i'd love to factor that in, tho. cost * skillup% = cheapest way to get a point (of course, it's all probabilities so it's not a lock).

  • Avatar of riveth_ riveth_ Feb 22, 2009 at 03:58 UTC - 0 likes

    It would be really nice to see an option to sort by probability of getting a skill point and/or estimated cost per skill point. Over at EJ, there was a discussion which suggested that to determine the probability of getting a skill point, one simply does (gray - current)/(gray - yellow) for given recipe.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Nov 23, 2008 at 09:49 UTC - 0 likes

    v0.80b is just a fix to the .toc file (forgot to change the version number there)

  • Avatar of spleebie spleebie Nov 23, 2008 at 09:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for the update! This is one of my favorite addons and I missed it since 3.0 came out.

    Seems to be working perfectly with ATSW.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Nov 23, 2008 at 06:50 UTC - 0 likes

    new version (.80) should work with blizzard ui, atsw and skillet.

  • Avatar of Ehala Ehala Nov 14, 2008 at 06:02 UTC - 0 likes

    I have installed r44 from here. LilSparky's Workshop seems to work with the default Blizzard UI, but not with Advanced Trade Skill Window. When I opened my tailoring, I got the following error:

    Date: 2008-11-14 00:56:46 ID: 58 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ...ace\AddOns\LilSparkysWorkshop\lilsparkysworkshop.lua line 237:

      attempt to call global 'ATSW_GetTradeSkillNumReagents' (a nil value)


      (tail call): ?
      [C]: ATSW_GetTradeSkillNumReagents()
      ...ace\AddOns\LilSparkysWorkshop\lilsparkysworkshop.lua:237: LSW_GetTradeSkillNumReagents()
      ...ace\AddOns\LilSparkysWorkshop\lilsparkysworkshop.lua:641: LSW_itemValuation()
      [C]: Show()
      AdvancedTradeSkillWindow\atsw.lua:717: ATSWFrame_Update()
      AdvancedTradeSkillWindow\atsw.lua:461: ATSWFrame_OnEvent()
      [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
         [string "*:OnEvent"]:1


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     Armory, v5.1.3
     ArmoryFu, v5.1
     ArmoryGuildBank, v5.1
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     AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.12.3
     AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.12.3
     AtlasFlightPaths, v1.12.3
     AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.12.3
     AtlasLoot, v5.02.00
     AtlasLootFu, v1.2
     AtlasQuest, v4.2.1
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     AucFilterOutlier, v5.1.3715.2531
     AucMatchUndercut, v5.1.3715.2531
     AucStatClassic, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
     AucStatHistogram, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
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     AucStatPurchased, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
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     AucStatSimple, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
     AucStatStdDev, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
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     CartographerLookNFeel, v2.0
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     CartographerNotes, v2.0
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     MasterTradeSkills, v2.12
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     MobInfo2, v3.71
     MobNotes, v1.1
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     RatingBuster, v
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     TomTom, v176
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     XPerlPartyPet, v
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     ZoneDefense, v0.73
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  • Avatar of Dohram Dohram Nov 05, 2008 at 14:59 UTC - 0 likes

    still cant get it to work with ATSW , and for some reason on curse it wont allow me to even view your page

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Nov 02, 2008 at 03:44 UTC - 0 likes

    i need to rework my skillet interface. because i'm working on my own branch of skillet, i had altered the way lsw interfaces to account for that branch. you can get my branch in the wowace skillet project (go to repositories, then lilsparky's clone in the lower right, then files for this clone at the upper right).

    i'll fix lsw for standard skillet as soon as i get a moment.

  • Avatar of biniok biniok Oct 24, 2008 at 13:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Still not working with latest Skillet :(


Date created
Oct 10, 2007
Last update
May 29, 2013
Development stage
  • enUS
GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
Recent files
  • A: r155 for 5.3.0 May 29, 2013
  • A: r154 for 5.3.0 May 29, 2013
  • A: r153 for 5.2.0 May 28, 2013
  • A: r152 for 5.2.0 May 13, 2013
  • A: r151 for 5.2.0 Mar 21, 2013