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  • World of Warcraft
  • 16,232 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 7,294,005 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,795 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.05.00
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About ArkInventory

the FAQ is here

the wiki is here

to see how you need to setup sorting go here

to see how to setup rules go here

please ensure you have read those before you lodge a ticket at

when posting a comment about an error do not include the list of addons, just the actual error and trace is fine.

AI's display windows are built from "virtual bars", you assign categories to bars so that items in that category are displayed on the specific bars you want. There is no limit to the number of bars you can have inside a window but obviously you only have so much screen real estate before it becomes "too many".

AI uses several methods to assign a default category to an item such as what professions you have, tooltip scanning, basic type/subtype and PeriodicTable. You then assign those categories to a virtual bar.

You can also over-ride the default category by creating a rule that matches either a single or multiple items.


  • unlimited number of bars (there are practical limits though before your screen becomes full)
  • assign items to a category of your choice (overrides the default assignment)
  • assign categories to the bar of your choice
  • configurable bars per row
  • configurable width
  • separate keybindings for each location for easy viewing

Key Bindings:
Press ESCAPE to bring up the blizzard menu
click on Key Bindings
scroll down to ArkInventory
bind the keys you want to use

See ReadMe.txt and VersionHistory.txt for further details

Beta Versions:

ensure you make a backup copy of your saved variables file before installing a beta version - you normally cannot revert back to the release version without that backup. your saved variable file is normally located in World of Warcraft\WTF\Account\yourwowaccountname\SavedVariables\ArkInventory.lua

if you have the curse client set to download beta versions then it is your responsibility to ensure you have adequate backups of your saved variables file - do not complain if you lose them or they get screwed up because you installed a beta version, its what beta versions tend to do.

a simple way to back it up is to just do a copy and paste then rename the new file (using the version number of AI or the date is a good idea), eg ArkInventory-3-01-09.lua, or ArkInventory-2013-12-28.lua

r483 | arkayenro | 2015-02-24 20:22:48 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 7 lines
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.05.00 (from /trunk:482)

*3.05.00 (25-FEB-2015)*
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > online (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when online)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > offline (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when offline)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > label (sets the colour of the label in the search bar)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > text (sets the colour of the text in the search bar)
 * changed - toc set to 60100

r482 | arkayenro | 2015-02-24 20:21:08 +0000 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015) | 7 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.xml
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMountJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryPetJournal.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryRestack.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryStorage.lua
   M /trunk/Bindings.xml
   M /trunk/Locale/deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esES.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esMX.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/frFR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/game.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/itIT.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.toc
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules_Example/ArkInventoryRules_Example.toc
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.05.00 (25-FEB-2015)*
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > online (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when online)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > title > offline (sets the colour of the character name in the title bar when offline)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > label (sets the colour of the label in the search bar)
 * added - config > settings > location > window > frames > search > text (sets the colour of the text in the search bar)
 * changed - toc set to 60100

r480 | arkayenro | 2015-02-06 11:29:09 +0000 (Fri, 06 Feb 2015) | 6 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventory.toc
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMenu.lua
   M /trunk/ArkInventoryMountJournal.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esES.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/esMX.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/frFR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/itIT.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/koKR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ptBR.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locale/zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryConfig/ArkInventoryConfig.lua
   M /trunk/Modules/ArkInventoryRules/ArkInventoryRules.lua
   M /trunk/VersionHistory.txt

*3.04.22 (06-JAN-2015)*
 * added - right click menu off refresh icon to toggle display of hidden categories/stacks
 * added - config > settings > location > items > limit stacks (range from 0 to 5, 0 will show all stacks, 1-5 will only show that many stacks of an item and hide the rest, toggle show hidden to temporarily see all hidden stacks) - note: displayed stack count does not increase to cater for the hidden stacks
 * added - rule function: mounttype | mtype ( "L" = land, "A" = flying, "S" = water surface, "U" = underwater, "X" = ignored/unknown)
 * added - config > settings > location > items > empty slots > sort position (Enabled: Empty slots are sorted first alphabetically | Disabled: empty slots are sorted last alphabetically)



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  • #1544
    1. no
    2. if you have the option to sort when opened enabled then yes, it will chew up memory every time you open it
    3. no, you can hide *all* the empty slots though (but thats not really helpful)

    clumping is where empty profession slots are categorised under the profession and not under empty slot - so you can have all your herb bag items on a single bar, along with any empty herb slots
  • #1548
    Thank you for the reply good sir. :)
  • #1533
    I want to say that I love this add on and all of its potential. I have a feature request though: I know there is a bag changer that will highlight the items in whatever bag, but I would like for there to be an option to have a section changer. I have everything in my inventory sorted out by sections down to the very set of gear I wear, but whenever I open my bag it is a lot of stuff to look at and with a low resolution, the bag can cover the entire screen. What I am suggesting is that there should be a way to only view certain sections at a time simply by creating a button that hide/show stuff in that section of your inventory.
    It would save tons of screen space and make a whole lot of lives happier.

    Also, I wanted to know if there is a way to disable AI just for the Guild Bank... my guild likes to stylize the bank and will have a fit if stuff is just jumbled in there :D
  • #1537
    yep, there are option to disable AI for bags, bank and vault, you only need to use it where you want. should under the control part of the config i think (at work so i cant see it)
  • #1531
    Is there a way for ArkInventory to not display the empty spaces in the bag? It just takes up way more space than I would want it to
  • #1536
    hide the category for empty slots
  • #1530
    Right, I've been living with my AI not working properly for so many months now. Every time i speak to a vendor, open my mailbox, open a trade window, got to the AH etc etc. my BANK Bag auto opens, with a lag spike. It's so annoying, and also dangerous in raids when people trade me. I can't seem to find anything about this, is there a fix or something? If so, please link it to me or just explain how I get rid of this. It's soon forcing me to remove AI, and I really don't want that to happen :(
  • #1538
    rename the arkinventory saved variables file and then run wow, see if it still happens. (dont delete it as you might want the rules and setup)

    ive never seen it so i dont know why its doing it unless something in the data has corrupted somehow.
  • #1528
    got this error at the bank. my bank not the guild bank

    Date: 2009-06-30 21:03:48
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua line 4946:
    malformed pattern (missing ']')
    [C]: ?
    [C]: find()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:4946: Frame_Item_Update_Fade()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:5870: Frame_Changer_Primary_Update()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:5973: Frame_Changer_Update_Bank()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:5811: Frame_Changer_Update()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:3398: Frame_Main_Draw()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:2948: Frame_Main_DrawLocation()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:2939: Frame_Main_Generate()
    ArkInventory\ArkInventory.lua:3655: Frame_Main_Search()
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  • #1535
    the error is from an uncached item name i just cant see why the search pattern im using is wrong. ill keep looking.
  • #1527
    Hello Arkayenro, i loveyour addon, but i hate this issue You have already a translator? I can help you if you want. Btw, is there a way to turn off, the error display messages on the window chat meanwhile? Thank you, keep it doing good work.
  • #1534
    i have an esMX locale, no one has submitted any translations yet though. it doesnt matter it multiple people work on the file as i usually merge them together anyway.
  • #1517
    Love this addon! One thing I'd like to see is the ability to change the size of the bag display, kind of like Bartender let's you change the size of bars etc. The display is SOOO big it covers most of the screen and is at times very cumberson. Also the ability to only select one of your original bags to view would be nice. For when questing and you need to keep track of how many of a certain item you have. It's impossible to run with the big window up.
  • #1518
    theres a scale option in the config menu.

    you can restrict which bags you want to view at any time. to display just the contents of a single bag open the bagchanger window and right click on the bag in question and chose isolate.
  • #1512
    has anyone else noticed the bug where arkinventory will open at everything even though nothing is marked? i have it set to NOT open at the mail at the ah at the vendor but it still does. please fix this. or tell me how to do it and i will do it. thank you. if you need more info please let me know. i love arkinventory and woudl be lost without it.
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