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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.


  • 3.06
    • 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
  • 2.78
    • Fix errors in custom grouping (ticket 333)
  • 2.77
    • Fix GetTradeSkillLevels to always return numbers (ticket 331)
  • 2.76
    • Use TradeskillInfo for skill difficulty data if available (LibPeriodicTable is not up to date)
    • Disable tooltip and dropdown for selecting other character's tradeskills (ticket 330)
  • 2.75
    • Fix Thermal Anvil (ticket 327)
    • Fix last item fetched from guild bank remaining on cursor
    • Minimize the use of the Blizzard frame for followers (ticket 328, requires localization)
  • 2.74
    • Add option to choose which frame to use for followers (that can use both)
  • 2.73
    • Curse didn't properly release 2.72
  • 2.72
    • Always use bags + bank when counting reagents (ticket 322)
    • Use IsNPCCrafting() for garrison follower crafting (ticket 321)
  • 2.71
    • Add user managed Ignored Materials table (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Add cooldown check to queue processing
    • Add support for Enchanting Scrolls (thanks to Tarkumi)
    • Some code cleanup and minor bug fixes
  • 2.70
    • Add FlushRecipeData function
    • Fix flushalldata command
    • Add flushrecipedata command (and localization)
    • Add the WoW build number to
    • Flush recipe data when the WoW build number changes.
    • Move the dataVersion to (from db.realm)
  • 2.69
    • Add option to shopping list to include items in the bank (ticket 313)
  • 2.68
    • Another TradeSkillInfo plugin fix
  • 2.67
    • Fix TradeSkillInfo plugin (Ticket 312)
  • 2.66
    • Disable Skillet for crafting illusions, because it is allowed only from Blizz UI (Ticket 309)
    • Change "Using Bank" message to a warning (DA.WARN)
    • Locale independent fix for Blizzard's Engineering bug
    • Remove Altoholic dependent code (we do it ourselves now)
    • Fix unavailable skills in garrison
  • 2.65
    • Localize Blizzard's Engineering bug (Ticket 308)
  • 2.64
    • Add count of Auction House items independent of Altoholic (Ticket 304)
    • Increase maximum queue item count to 9999, (Ticket 305)
    • Change 1/0 to true/false for Blizzard API calls (Ticket 306)
  • 2.63
    • Bump Skillet database version.
    • Add slash command to reinitialize Skillet database.
    • Add persistent bank storage.
    • Reagent Bank added (treat it as just another bank bag).
    • Use bank reagents when processing queue.
    • Bug fixes.
  • 2.62 - Partial Reagent Bank functionality added (treat it as just another bank bag). Bug fixes.
  • 2.61 - Performance issues.
  • 2.60 - Update for WoW 6.02. Add workaround for Blizzard GetTradeSkillInfo bug in Engineering.
  • 2.57 - Fix bug reported on WoWInterface. Clicking on reagents would crash if the tradeskill for the reagent had not been displayed.
  • 2.51 - 2.56 - Bugfixes.
  • 2.50 - new shopping window with guild bank support
  • 2.45 - update for 5.4 - since patch tradeskills of alts not showing, waiting solution from Blizzard


  • What are the numbers in the middle and how to hide them? - It's the number of craftable items using reagents in your bag, bank, alts. Right+Click on the bag icon to turn them off
  • 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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