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Skillet: A trade skill window replacement

Skillet is a replacement for the default tradeskill and craft UI.

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  • Larger the the standard tradeskill window
  • Built-in queue for creating multiple, different items
  • Queued items are saved when you log out and are restored on log in
  • Automatically buy reagents for queued recipes when visiting a vendor
  • If you can craft a reagent needed by a recipe, then clicking on that reagent will take you to its recipe (same features as Reverse Engineering.
  • If the item to be crafted requires a minimum level to use, that level can be displayed along with the recipe (disabled by default)
  • The shopping list of items needed for all queued recipes for all alts can be displayed at banks, auction houses, or from the command line
  • Items needed for crafting queued items can be automatically retrieved from your bank or guild bank (by using the shopping list)
  • User editable list of notes attached to reagents and crafted items.
  • Recipes can be filtered by name, whether or not you could level when creating the item, and whether or not you have the mats available.
  • Sorting of recipes (name, difficulty, level, and quality of crafted item)
  • Tracking inventory on alternate characters
  • Item tooltips can be set to display the list of alternate characters that can craft the item.
  • Custom grouping
  • User managed Ignored Materials List
  • Complete or mostly complete localizations for deDE, esES, frFR, ruRU, koKR, zhCN, zhTW.


  • 3.12
    • Bugfixes and Optimizations
    • Update suffix code in Plugins\Auctionator.lua
  • 3.11
    • Rearrange the Skillet header
    • Added clone of Blizzard's trade skill filter
    • Changes to the code which calculates the counts
  • 3.10
    • Added "Chef's Hat" additional skill button
    • Added the ability to adjust number made (right-click and shift-right-click on the detail item icon)
    • Fixed startup with empty saved variables file
    • Fixed Flat sorting for learned and unlearned
  • 3.09
    • Update herbs, enchants, and inks for Legion
    • Add Auctionator specific support (ticket 442)
    • Update and enhance third-party and plugin support (ticket 439)
    • Update Skillet's list of missing vendor items when at a Merchant
    • Add "Use guildbank as alt" option (affects counts)
    • Add Skinning Skills and Herbalism Skills (force Blizzard frame for now)
    • Fix detail extra text location when there are no reagents
  • 3.08
    • Fix for ticket 440
  • 3.07
    • Fix ResetTradeSkillFilter (ticket 435)
    • Rewrite Guildbank processing (ticket 436)
    • Update SkilletData with Legion enchants (ticket 438)
    • Update TradeSkillInfo plugin (ticket 437)
    • Update all plugins to have an enable option
    • Add plugin for Auctionator
    • Add plugin for The Undermine Journal
  • 3.06
    • Fix for FlushRecipeData (ticket 432)
  • 3.05
    • Fix for ticket 431
  • 3.04
    • Blizzard's favorites are now Skillet's favorites and vice versa
    • Upgradeable recipes are now fully supported by Skillet
    • The slider to adjust the count of the number of items to craft has been replaced with up and down buttons
    • Lots of bug fixes and code optimizations
  • 3.03
    • Fix Progress Bars causing other errors
    • Known Issue: Creating multiple identical items will sometimes fail
  • 3.02
    • Updated for WoW 7.0.3
    • Known Issue: Creating multiple identical items will sometimes fail
    • Known Issue: Upgradable recipes will be listed multiple times
  • 2.88
    • Change displayed version number
  • 2.87
    • Fix error when talking to NPC crafter
    • Fix calculation of craftables (ticket 350)
    • Fix display of crafted counts
    • Fix timing issue with GuildBank
    • Add Thermal Anvil icon to Smelting
  • 2.86
    • Fix ticket 347 and Curse comment reported bug
    • Rework craftable counts, add recursive craftable count (ticket 348)
    • Update Inscription Ink from vendor list
  • 2.85
    • Fix overlap of required tools and cooldowns (ticket 345)
  • 2.84
    • Add description to recipe detail frame
    • Add wordwrap to unavailable (cooldown) text
    • Get version from TOC metadata
  • 2.83
    • Update TOC to 60200
    • Add SVN build number to frame title
    • Cleanup unused code in Mainframe.lua
    • Change NPC crafting to check GUID if necessary
    • Fix NPC crafting to properly close NPC
  • 2.82
    • Remove distinction between bags and bank (reagents are used from both)
    • Fixes for tickets 336, 337, 338, 340, 341, 342, 343
    • InitializeDatabase optimizations
    • Prevent guild tradeskills from polluting savedvariables
    • Remove global API table
    • Add shift-click on crafting NPCs to open Blizzard Tradeskill frame
  • 2.81
    • Add Draenor transmutes to the ignore list
    • Cosmetic and debug changes
  • 2.80
    • Update TOC to 60100


  • What are the numbers in the middle and how to hide them?
    • Blue = How many you have
    • Green = How many you can make from materials you have.
    • Yellow = How many you can make by crafting the reagents.
    • Orange = How many you can make if you purchase materials from a vendor.
    • Purple = How many you can make using materials on your alts.
      Right-click on the bag icon above the numbers.
  • How to search in the item name only? - Start your search phrase with exclamation mark: !ink
  • How to search in Auction House? - Alt+Click on shopping list
  • How to retrieve items from bank? - Turn on "Display shopping list at banks"
  • How to turn off Skillet temporarily? - Shift+Click your profession button/link. It also works for View All in your Guild Tab.
  • How to use Enchanting Vellum? - Right Click on Process/Create/Create All button. You create only 1 enchanted vellum, repeat to create more
  • How to paste a recipe in the chat? - double click on the recipe list

- nogudnik - creator of Skillet, left WoW
- lilsparky - creator of Gnome Works and LilSparky's Workshop

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  • Avatar of king1027 king1027 Jul 25, 2010 at 12:12 UTC - 0 likes

    oh! my god! update!

  • Avatar of thalaspion thalaspion Jul 24, 2010 at 17:13 UTC - 0 likes

    hi just tried to use this and i get the following error.

    any help would be great

    Date: 2010-07-24 13:08:03 ID: 2 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua line 195: attempt to get length of field '?' (a nil value) Debug: [C]: ? Skillet\SkilletQueue.lua:195: ClearQueue() ...ns\Auc-Advanced\Modules\Auc-Util-Glypher\Glypher.lua:591: findGlyphs() ...ns\Auc-Advanced\Modules\Auc-Util-Glypher\Glypher.lua:448: ...ns\Auc-Advanced\Modules\Auc-Util-Glypher\Glypher.lua:448 AddOns: Swatter, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) Ace2, v Ace3, v ACP, v3.3.3 ArkInventory, v3.02 AucAdvanced, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucFilterBasic, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucFilterOutlier, v5.8.4723.2531 AucMatchUndercut, v5.8.4723.2531 AucScanData, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatHistogram, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatiLevel, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatPurchased, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatSales, v5.8.4723.2842 AucStatSimple, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatStdDev, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucStatWOWEcon, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.8.4723.3311 AucUtilAppraiser, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilAskPrice, v5.8.4723.3175 AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.8.4723.3142 AucUtilCompactUI, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.8.4723.3583 AucUtilFixAH, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) AucUtilGlypher, v5.8.4723.2545 AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.8.4723.3108 AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.8.4723.2545 AucUtilScanButton, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilScanFinish, v5.8.4723.3576 AucUtilScanProgress, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilScanStart, v5.8.4723.2530 AucUtilSearchUI, v5.8.4723.3655 AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.8.4723.4546 AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.8.4723.2530 AuctionLite, v1.6.3 BeanCounter, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) BonusScanner, v5.3 DCoords, v2.61 Enchantrix, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) EnchantrixBarker, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) GatherMate, vv1.23 GearScore, v3.1.16 - Release Informant, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) Mapster, v1.3.8 QuickAuctions, v Recount, v Skillet, v SlideBar, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) Stubby, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo) BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.3.5.30300 <us> (ck=680)

  • Avatar of Trixie1971 Trixie1971 Jul 12, 2010 at 22:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Getting this error with r167 - clone version - upon opening Skillet for the first time in a playing session per character (doesn't seem to affect it's functionality tho):

    Date: 2010-07-12 16:19:46 ID: 1 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua line 1430: attempt to index global 'skill_style_type' (a nil value) Debug: [C]: ? Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:1430: SkillButton_OnEnter() [string "*:OnEnter"]:3: [string "*:OnEnter"]:1

    ALSO got this error when attempting to smelt Gold Bars after finishing smelting Fel Iron (after which Skillet would no longer work - had to reload UI):

    Date: 2010-07-12 16:14:26 ID: -1 Error occured in: Global Count: 5 Message: ..\AddOns\TradeskillInfo\TradeskillInfo.lua line 435: attempt to perform arithmetic on local 'spellId' (a string value) Debug: [C]: ? TradeskillInfo\TradeskillInfo.lua:435: MakeSpecialCase() Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:1949: UpdateDetailsWindow() Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:844: Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:798 (tail call): ? Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2616: ScrollToSkillIndex() Skillet\Skillet.lua:1117: SetSelectedSkill() Skillet\UI\MainFrame.lua:2531: SkillButton_OnClick() [string "*:OnClick"]:2: [string "*:OnClick"]:1

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Jul 11, 2010 at 19:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Okay, i have your version r167 now with the trade-skills selectable on the right right of the frame, i have also deleted the skillet saved variables and the colours representing the difficulty now function but the other two issues i mentioned early still exist. 1) when i click my ktq queue macro it is not show on the trade-skill window until i click on a item which seems to refresh it and then show 2) with my jc/enchanting character the shopping skill list is blank when i have items in queue.

    Also with the trunk version the shopping list window doesn't scale with the trade-frame is scale is selected in the options

    Last edited Jul 11, 2010 by tlai
  • Avatar of Severyn71 Severyn71 Jul 11, 2010 at 16:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Wow!, tyvm Lilsparky for fixing this up for us really appreciate it being as I only posted my comment yesterday! Thanks again and keep up the great work!

  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Jul 11, 2010 at 15:39 UTC - 0 likes

    yeah, it's unfortunate that both branches have had the same number of commits since the split. they're both at rev167 now.

    if you get a libpossession error, you're not using my clone. that's only from the trunk version. also, if you don't have the tradeskills on the top right, that's also a good indicator that you're using the trunk version.

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Jul 11, 2010 at 13:46 UTC - 0 likes

    Using lilsparkys clone r167 i am still getting an error:

    [23:43:48] LibPossessions-164: Unable to obtain items counts for 34052 using ArkInventory: Interface\AddOns\Skillet\LibPossessions.lua:303: attempt to index field 'realm' (a nil value). Will no longer use that addon [23:43:48] LilSparky's Workshop r96

    Though i just ignore it and seems to work fine.

  • Avatar of tlai tlai Jul 11, 2010 at 12:50 UTC - 0 likes

    Mmm i'm not sure which skillet version i'm using now as they are both with the same version number (its r166 i think of orginal), ill try both versions out. I have taken a look at gnomerworks but still waiting for the bugs to be ironed out.

    Edit: i think i was using your one as the layout is the same, strange that the changelog for r166 had notes from author: StingerSoft (which appears to be the original one from yet i downloaded a r167 earlier and the layout and text colour was different, so im slightly confused.

    Last edited Jul 11, 2010 by tlai
  • Avatar of Wartykus Wartykus Jul 11, 2010 at 11:28 UTC - 0 likes

    geht ohne probelem danke

    Last edited Jul 11, 2010 by Wartykus
  • Avatar of lilsparky lilsparky Jul 11, 2010 at 05:22 UTC - 0 likes

    weird. all i did was change the .toc

    honestly, you should probably use the clone branch which is actually a bit more up-to-date. there's a link to it in the description above.

    fwiw, you might also look at gnomeworks which is still in alpha, but coming along nicely. it will replace skillet.


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