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  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 7,308,481 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/24/2015
  • Created 12/23/2006
  • 5,800 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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  • #4560

    I' m also getting this severity of reduction, even with brand new toons on a brand new computer with a clean install of wow. It is isolated to arkinventory, elvui's bags dont drop it more than a frame or 2.

  • #4540

    First off Kudos to the devs on this addon. I have for the last 3 years and will forevermore refuse to play wow without this addon.

    with that said i am trying to get a little more handy with my organization and such in the game. I am wondering if there is a way to do something already or if not, how difficult it would be to implement it into the addon. What i would like to do is to either add in a custom rule or exception, or just a basic sorting list so that i can designate box 15 to my gearset for my holy pally, and box 14 to the gearset for my ret pally. this way when i pick up new gear and dont hurry to get it into the gearset or separate it from other soulbound/non-soulbound gear, i dont lose the item in the mix. I hope this is just a simple overlook of something you already have implemented. thanks again for the awesome addon.

    edit: very shortly after i wrote this i figured out how to make a custom list and then manually add individual items to that list. this works for what i was wanting to do. again thanks for the great work.

    Last edited by jabajawoolu on 12/18/2012 8:21:52 PM
  • #4542

    create a rule, outfit( "holy" ), place that on bar 15

    create a rule, outfit( "ret" ), place that on bar 14

    or just one rule, outfit( ) as its not like youre wearing both sets at the same time

    note: outfit names ret and holy need to match exactly what yours are called, and theyre case sensitive

  • #4539

    With 3.03.24 I can no longer acces the guildbank. Frame is locked and not movable.

    3x ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:4036: attempt to compare number with nil ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:4036: in function "SetItemButtonStock" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:8314: in function "Frame_Changer_Secondary_Update" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:7869: in function "Frame_Changer_Vault_Update" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:7509: in function "Frame_Changer_Update" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:4606: in function "Frame_Main_DrawThreadStart" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:4483: in function "Frame_Main_Draw" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:3928: in function "Frame_Main_DrawLocation" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:3919: in function "Frame_Main_Generate" ArkInventory\ArkInventory-3.03.24.lua:4854: in function "Frame_Main_Show" ArkInventory-3.03.24\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:624: in function "?" libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:147: in function <libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147> <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":4: in function <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":4 <in C code> <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":13: in function "?" libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:92: in function "Fire" AckisRecipeList-2.4.3-7-g83f36f4\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0-3.lua:120: in function <AckisRecipeList\libs\AceEvent-3.0\AceEvent-3.0.lua:119>

    Locals: nil

    Last edited by martinboy on 12/17/2012 3:45:48 PM
  • #4545

    should be fixed in 3.03.25

  • #4538
    Battle Pet Bug

    Getting this bug at startup

    Date: 2012-12-14 12:36:02
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua line 2454:
       attempt to compare number with nil
       ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:2454: ScanBattlePet()
       ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:1500: Scan()
       ...nterface\AddOns\ArkInventory\ArkInventoryStorage.lua:1459: ScanLocation()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: EnableAddon()
       [C]: LoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: UIParentLoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:322: CombatLog_LoadUI()

  • #4537

    could you add an option so that we can choose which chat window gets the pet battles messages?


  • #4535

    Is there anything you can do with the random proc items (my guess is these are not Ark bugs but limitations in WoW)

    It has to do with the random proc items: e.g. Misthide bracers. You get random stats and also randomly proc a blue version. I have a bunch of 415 blues in my bags: of the undertow, of the wavecrest, of the windflurry, ...

    The first problem is that my bag sort algorithm, which uses name, does not sort them properly. Nor does the bag search bar find them: e.g. enter WI in the search bar and it does not select the matching bracers.  Mousing over tooltip show the correct item name.

    It would be nice if there was a workaround to use their actual name as opposed to the generic name for items like 90495..


  • #4534

    Since the last update new gems I cut don’t stack, quite odd. Only happens with cutting them as when they come out of the mail box or trade they stack correctly. I don’t know if this is only with jewel crafting or other professions. It could always be more poop for the life of jewel crafters, sigh.

  • #4546

    Yup i ama  nub, total jus tpress the restack button and boom everything is stacked nice and pretty, thanks for the addon i love it and life sucks when its outa date

  • #4529

    I actually love this addon but i got a problem since 1-2 days. Does it automatically stack gems or was it a functionality of wow. Because this isnt working anymore. Would be nice to know if its a bug of this or a setting in wow.

    Best regards

  • #4532

    initial item storage and stacking is a wow thing.  ai just shows you where it ended up.

  • #4533

    I am sorry for the repost. Already saw the post more down. Lets see some ppl dont have that bug?!

    Is it possible to implement a autostack? like just push the order button if a new gem appears? I would love that if you could implement it. Or maybe if that would cost to much power, a methode that calls the restack everytime 10 items added to the bag or such. (with a checkbox?)

    Best Regards and thanks!

    Last edited by BennX on 12/3/2012 4:10:59 AM
  • #4528

    For the past few days or so, I've been having issues where ArkInventory is causing my game to crash whenever I try to zone in to some place. Anyone else having this problem?

    It's definitely ArkInventory causing it, I disable the addon and everything runs smoothly. It's only happened for the last 2 days or so. I updated the addon today and still the same problem. :-/ 

  • #4527

    Hello, I wanted to ask how can I save my settings.
    I had already several times my reassign items my Custom slots after I updated the addon.
    Now again there is a new update and I do not like last time again this chaos in the pocket and in the bank where I have an hour long then organize everything new.
    Thank you very much


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