Advanced Trade Skill Window

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ATSW is a complete replacement for Blizzards tradeskill window with more overview and special functions.

This replacement (works for all tradeskills, now even enchanting!) provides you with:

- a better overview
The ATSW is bigger than the standard window, resulting in a much better overview over the thousands of items you can produce. Additionally, it lets you sort your recipes either by groups (as in the standard window), alphabetically or by difficulty. Alternatively, ATSW even lets you create your own groups and sort the recipes the way you like!
ATSW also has a filter function: enter something into the filter line and ATSW hides all recipes that don't contain the text you entered. But this filter function can do more: it's a powerful search function that can filter for minimum/maximum level requirements, producable item counts, item rarity (color) and reagents necessary. Check out the readme for details on using this function!

- more comfort
The ATSW has a production queue: you can queue several different items and have them all produced automatically by just clicking one button.
The ATSW is able to consider items you have to produce in order to use them as reagents in the production of other items. So: if you need item A to produce item B, you don't have to manually produce first item A, then item B. The ATSW does that for you: you just tell it to produce item B and it automatically queues the production of item A and - afterwards - item B. If you are missing some reagents to produce both items you get a message telling you exactly which reagents you need.
ATSW helps you telling your friends what reagents you need for a specific item: just click on a recipe with your shift-key pressed and the chat line opened and the reagent info will be added to the chat line.
ATSW shows you what reagents you need to process the whole production queue. It even tells you how many of each reagent you have in your bank, on alternative characters on the same server (in this case, it can even tell you on which characters) and which reagents are buyable from merchants. In case of buyable reagents ATSW can automatically buy all missing and available items from a merchant when you are speaking to him.

Please note that ATSW has grown to be quite a complex addon and it might still contain some bugs. Please tell me if you encounter one so I can fix them.

ATSW is localized in german, english and french language.

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  • Avatar of Derpo Derpo Apr 04, 2014 at 12:38 UTC - 0 likes

    It looks like Skillet ( would be a good replacement for those looking for a solution to this abandoned mod...
    In it's description it's said it is originally based on ATSW.

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  • Avatar of bsmorgan bsmorgan Sep 11, 2013 at 03:57 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there anyone still around to produce a 5.4 compatible version?

  • Avatar of Sapien2 Sapien2 Jul 30, 2013 at 17:12 UTC - 0 likes

    What about annoying "Create All" bug? Will it be fixed? Is the addon still supported ?

  • Avatar of brubru777 brubru777 May 28, 2013 at 10:47 UTC - 0 likes


    I just updated the french localization. I finished translating the few last untranslate items, corrected a lot of spelling mistakes and bad translations. I was wondering how I could transmit it to you...

  • Avatar of insanes insanes May 15, 2013 at 15:14 UTC - 0 likes
    Last edited May 15, 2013 by insanes
  • Avatar of brubru777 brubru777 Apr 16, 2013 at 14:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @jarnak It works. Thank you :)

  • Avatar of jamak jamak Apr 02, 2013 at 17:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @brubru777: Go

    Hi brubru777,

    the bug has something to do with the changes Blizzard made to their API in their last patches, and I don't think it has anything to do with the French client, as the error is also being thrown on the German and English clients.

    If you like, you can try out the fix I posted on (comment #1833).

    Hope it helps.


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  • Avatar of brubru777 brubru777 Apr 01, 2013 at 11:45 UTC - 0 likes

    When I move my mouse over a recipe (left parrt of ATSW), I always get the same error message

    Message: Interface\AddOns\AdvancedTradeSkillWindow\atsw.lua:2339:

    Usage: GetItemInfo(itemID|"name"|"itemlink")

    Time: 04/01/13 13:33:41

    Count: 4

    Stack: [C]: in function `GetItemInfo' Interface\AddOns\AdvancedTradeSkillWindow\atsw.lua:2339: in function `ATSW_DisplayTradeskillTooltip' [string "*:OnEnter"]:2: in function <[string "*:OnEnter"]:1>

    Locals: (*temporary) = nil

    Not sure if it's related but I'm using a french wow client.

    Last edited Apr 01, 2013 by brubru777
  • Avatar of Azaram Azaram Mar 30, 2013 at 08:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @AzMonguse: Go

    The random hang thing seems to be caused by logging out with ATSW in 'order by difficulty' mode. If you make sure to uncheck that, you should be ok, but it can be tricky to finally get into the game once it's on...

    As to the 'make one item at a time' problem, that is apparently a bug in the Blizzard code, rather than a problem with ATSW. People using the default UI get the same thing. Does seem to be random, rather than dependent on location.

  • Avatar of AzMonguse AzMonguse Feb 22, 2013 at 17:35 UTC - 1 like

    I am not sure why this happens, but on random toons ATSW cause wow to stop responding and I have to force close it and relaunch it. Also after 5.1 came out now depending on location sometime I have to create items 1 at a time or use create all or Que all to make more than one of an item, it changes it seems like from place to place and toon to toon also the lock up issue happens more in town other locations it works fine. No idea why this is going on but it's driving me nuts. I really like this addon and have used from when I 1st started playing. looking forward to an update that may fix the issues I am having.


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