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 pikezeppelin pikezeppelin Nov 04, 2011 at 20:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Please let someone to take over this addon, because there hasn't been a stable release a long time... Currently there are no alternatives(only abandoned ones) to what this addon does, and it's a shame you are not maintaining it anymore. Betas and Alphas for more than and year? Seriously? It is understandable if you have no time, but have some common sense and think about the players who need this kind of addon.

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Aug 27, 2011 at 16:19 UTC - 0 likes

    @moriati: Go

    that's kind of outside the scope of lsw. however, gnomeworks (my tradeskill frame replacement) does track your auctions.

  • Avatar of moriati moriati Aug 27, 2011 at 08:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Love this Addon... but 1 little feature that would help me maximise profit.. is there a way to display the number of active auctions per item? i make and sell many enchant scrolls, but i try not post more the 1 type of scroll at a time, to find this info out at the moment i have to manually go through my auctions 1 by 1 to check i do not already have it.

  • Avatar of Lupenterzo Lupenterzo Aug 16, 2011 at 18:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, i have a problem with the level near the recipe's name, i see at same recipe the exact level and in other "f..." what is this?? i use Skillet+LilSparky's Workshop. Thank u :) :)

  • Avatar of Tumri Tumri Jun 29, 2011 at 23:52 UTC - 0 likes

    One problem I've been having with this addon when used with GnomeWorks is that every single time an item is crafted or moved in my inventory it re-caches(At the top of Gnomeworks a progress bar appears saying [LSW: Caching Prices]) the prices and causes crafting to be horrendously annoying. I tried uninstalling and re-installing both addons but nothing changed. Sometimes it even glitches out and when I scroll down in gnomeworks it takes me back to a previous recipe I crafted during this UI lagg.

    Last edited Jun 29, 2011 by Tumri
  • Avatar of buffdaddystuff buffdaddystuff Jun 06, 2011 at 21:44 UTC - 0 likes

    hey mine says out of date is there gonna be an update mine not working at all???

  • Avatar of MrMario64 MrMario64 Jun 02, 2011 at 09:29 UTC - 0 likes

    Love this add-on but have 1 small issue with it. It will never show the AH pricing of the Enchant bracer : Agility Others work, but this one does not. I use Auctionator as AH addon.

    Could this issue be with Lilsparky?

    Thanks for your time,

    Last edited Jun 02, 2011 by MrMario64
  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Apr 19, 2011 at 20:18 UTC - 0 likes

    i've designed lsw to be pluggable from either inside of lsw or from inside of other mods. so either lsw can attempt to support the various pricing mods out there, or they can add lsw support.

    that bit of code can pretty much be anywhere, so long as it executes after lsw has been loaded.

    i'll check out that mod and see if it makes sense to support it or if the author of tuj would rather support lsw...

  • Avatar of randomgrace randomgrace Apr 19, 2011 at 03:13 UTC - 0 likes

    A simple interface to 'averageprice' out of The Undermine Journal's 'TheUndermineJournal' addon (put into the file pricingSupport/tuj_support.lua):

    	local function AuctionPrice(itemID)
            local o={}
    		return o['marketaverage']
    	local function Init()
    		LSW:RegisterAlgorithm("TUJ Average", AuctionPrice)
    	local function Test(index)
    		if TUJMarketInfo then
    			return true
    		return false
    	LSW:RegisterPricingSupport("TUJ", Test, Init)

    If you haven't checked out, you should!!

    Last edited Apr 19, 2011 by randomgrace
  • Avatar of randomgrace randomgrace Apr 18, 2011 at 14:11 UTC - 0 likes

    I just left a comment on the gnomeworks page, and realized that it makes more sense here. I've been using an addon from which can be generated to hold all the AH data up to the minute that the addon is created. How hard would it be to add this as an option to LilSparky?


Date created
Oct 10, 2007
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