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Ackis Recipe List

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 167,770 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.8
  • 10,314,776 Total Downloads
  • Updated 07/13/2014
  • Created 04/05/2008
  • 9,914 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Ackis All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: 3.0.4
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About Ackis Recipe List

What it does

Ackis Recipe List is an addon which will scan your trade skills and provide information on how to obtain recipes.

French (frFR) - Ackis Recipe List est un addon qui analyse vos métiers et fournit des informations sur la façon d'obtenir les recettes manquantes.

German (deDE) - Ackis Recipelist ist ein AddOn, das deine Berufe durchsucht und dir mitteilt, wo du fehlende Rezepte bekommst.

Korean (koKR) - Ackis Recipe List|1은;는; 당신의 전문 기술들을 훑어서 제조법들을 얻는 방법에 대한 정보를 제공할 애드온입니다. 룬 벼리기를 포함하여 모든 전문 기술들에 작용합니다.

Spanish (esES) - Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas.

Simplified Chinese (zhCN) - 扫描并告知如何获取缺失配方的详细商业技能信息插件。

Traditional Chinese (zhTW) - 掃描並告知如何獲取缺失配方的詳細商業技能訊息插件。

Brazilian Portuguese (ptBR) - Ackis Recipe List é um addon que irá escanear suas profissões e lhe provirá informações de como obter receitas.

Latin America Spanish (esMX) - Ackis Recipe List es un addon que escanea tus habilidades comerciales y provee información de cómo obtener las recetas.

Italian (itIT) - Ackis Recipe List è un addon che scansiona le tue competenze nelle professioni e fornisce informazioni su come ottenere ricette.

Russian (ruRU) - Сканирует ваши профессии и составляет список отсутствующих рецептов. Также отображает информацию о способах их приобретения.

Profession AddOns

Due to the increasing data size and memory usage with each WoW expansion, the professions have been split into their own AddOns; you need only download the ones you'll be using. Each installed and enabled profession AddOn will load whenever it's first accessed by the ARL core.

You can either download the Ackis Recipe List Addon Pack which has Ackis Recipe List's core and all profession AddOns, or install the profession AddOns separately:

Note that Ackis Recipe List will not work without the AddOn for the profession you are trying to scan. If you attempt to scan a profession that is not installed, you will be informed.


If you wish to donate, please donate via Plegie.

Where to get it

Do this first

Read the documentation located at these locations:

How to get it to work

You open up a trade skill window (ie: Enchanting) and click on the Scan button which is attached to the trade skill window. Results will be printed out to the chat frame, or into a separate window depending on preference.

Command Line

Ackis Recipe List has a GUI to change parameters. Type /arl to open up the GUI. Acceptable commands include:

  • Opens up the about panel, listing information about the mod:
    /arl about
    • Opens up the sorting options:
      /arl sort
      /arl sorting
    • Scan a profession:
      /arl scan profession
    • Opens up in-game documentation regarding ARL:
      /arl documentation
    • Opens up display options:
      /arl display
    • Opens up profile options:
      /arl profile
    • Prints out a list of all the profession tradeskill links:
      /arl tradelinks


Ackis Recipe List will behave differently depending on which modifying keys you use to click.

Scan Button

This is the functionality that occurs when you are clicking the scan button.

  • Normal Click
    • Performs a scan of the current tradeskill displaying recipes in a new window.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates a text dumping of the current tradeskill in a format (CSV, XML, BBC) specified by the user.
  • Alt Click
    • Removes all waypoints on the World Map and Mini-map generated by ARL.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Provides development code for use when updating trainers, vendors, etc in the recipe database.


This is the functionality that occurs when you click on a recipe.

  • Normal Click
    • Expands or contracts the recipe acquire information.
  • Shift Click
    • Generates an item link of the item that the recipe will make into your default chat box.
  • Ctrl Click
    • Generates a spell link for the recipe you clicked.
  • Alt Click
    • Adds or removes a recipe from the exclusion list.
  • Ctrl-Shift Click
    • Adds the specific recipe acquire methods to the World Map and Mini-map.

Contacting the Authors

Please use the bug reporting feature to submit bug reports. Do not contact us via Curse PM. Do not submit bug reports in comments.


Feel free to join us on irc at [[irc://|Freenode]] in the channel #arl

Freenode Webchat

Freenode has come up with their alternative to Mibbit. Webchat

Known Issues

  • When gaining a reputation level recipes for that faction will still appear in red when doing a scan.
  • Recipe acquire information is slightly inaccurate. We are updating recipes daily as information is identified. If you find something inaccurate or wrong, submit a ticket here and we will get it updated.

Feature Requests/Bug Reporting

Read the Bug Reporting and Feature Requesting information before submitted a bug report or feature request. Posting reports in the comments is not the place to do so. Ackis had to turn off the comments at because of constant bug reports and feature requests. Comments are for questions on how to use the mod, or you can see the thread on WoW Ace. Please follow these small little instructions to make our lives easier. The easier you make development for Ackis Recipe List, the more time we will have to develop other addons.

Bug Reports

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to file bug reports. Posting bugs in the comments is not the place to do it.

Feature Request

Please use the WoW Ace tracker to add suggestions and feature requests. Not all suggestions will be accepted: there are many people who use this addon, each with separate views. We will, however, try to make it as user friendly as possible...but when a decision is made please accept it.


Ackis Recipe List strives to integrate with existing trade skill mods out there. If you have a request for integration, please submit a feature request at WoW Ace. We make no promises to implement the feature at all. There is a limited API documented to interface with the ARL database. If you are a developer and would like more functions, please contact us on IRC. Currently, the mod works with:

If your mod should be on this list, please submit a ticket.

Detailed Documentation


  • Ideas for the mod came from FGTradeLacker (original mod no longer updated, however someone has taken over updating the recipes for it).
  • Ace community for listening to my questions on the IRC channel and helping me out, and fellow mod authors for developing such great add-ons.
  • Please see the X-Credits field for more Acknowledgments. Any code snippets borrowed or inspired from are credited in the code files. The main display also lists all people who are in X-Credits.
  • Everyone who has helped me with localizations.



tag 3.0.4
James D. Callahan III <>
2014-07-13 04:10:51 -0500


James D. Callahan III:
    - When a profession module is not found, check for the existence of others. If no others are found, inform the user of the existence of modules and where to obtain them. Else, let them know that particular module isn't loaded.


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  • #2128

    With all due respect to Torhal & his team, if you don't like how he and the team have changed the way this mod. works, you don't "have" to use it.

    Just like any other mod., the game doesn't "need" it to run, you choose to use the mod., to make "YOUR" game-life easier.

    Instead of venting you spleen, here, either write your own code or find the time to get this code to run the way the author intended it to. Torhal is the one doing "US" a favour writing the code; if you can't be grateful for his efforts, stop using his code, walk away & don't look back... simple.

    Oh; and if your parents can't afford to buy you Curse Premium, then maybe it's time to start paying for your OWN gaming... just sayin'.

  • #2127

    No longer works.

  • #2126

    goto downloads and download 2.5.13 that one still works till the developer removes or changes it


  • #2125

    anyone know a better recipe book than this unfavouriting this now that its seperated into about 20 addons totally pointless if they had to split why not put the trades into 1 and the ui into another not all them downloads.. BYE BYE

  • #2140

    Have fun!

  • #2124

    I get an error that tells me "The "Ackis Recipe List: Jewelcrafting" AddOn is not loaded. Either is is not installed or it is disabled. I have verified its installed..obviously and that it is enabled, any suggestions? It does this for all my professions

  • #2123


    If you wish split, the best thing (IMAO) would make three modules as much

  • #2122

    Since i first found out about the10 modules on the 4th of June i feel like saying this:

    ForteXorcist used to be like this, with a module for every class and even 3 for warlocks. They managed to get it into 1 addon, 1 name, 1 download. Now these changes to ARL feel like going back in time. All of a sudden i have 10 addons more in the list cause my chars cover all profs. Wasn't like a fun thing to get working either cause like ForteXorcist in the past, now ARL makes me go through all my chars addon list to only load what's necessary for that char.

    While i greatly appreciate the work made here throughout the years (and i use it a lot), i don't like this change and i ask you to seriously to consider making it into 1 addon, 1 name, 1 download again like they were able to do with ForteXorcist.

  • #2121

    Omg. Seriously? You are concerned about a huge (25MB for all professions modules!!!!111) memory using and splitted addon into 12 parts? Next thing u shld do - separated addon for every recipe in game, each no more than 0.047kb, hope this will save even more RAM. Rly... It is very important for modern computers with 8+ GB of RAM. xD

    You write "look at DBM or BigWigs" but they does not have separate part for EVERY dungeon. They have 2-3 not 10+ parts. Think about it.

    Goodbye and good luck Ackis Recipe List. It was a great time with u. Unfavorited and deleted.

    Last edited by UnoDe on 6/18/2014 9:17:31 PM
  • #2118

    In the long run for the modules it will be better for the devs of the addon to update it faster

    As for memory it is not a problem really

    To what I know how wow works it will still load the addons into memory even if they are told not to load this is a fact and blizzard states this comes back if u have trouble with the standard ui that comes with wow blizzard says to delete all addons and to run wow as it is to work out what is causing the problem

  • #2120

    This is completely wrong.  Modules are load on demand so they only load when you require them.  The main mod will always load but the modules will only load and uload as required so this will result in lower memory footprint overall. 

    For example the previous method for Ackis it would load every single tradeskill whether you used it or not basically wasting memory on loaded modules your currently logged in character does not even have.  This way it now loads only the modules of the tradeskills you actually have learned when the charcter loads or when they are learned on a new character.  so depending on the tradeskills you learn you may in fact only have a couple modules loaded.

    This way will save memory overall however the amount of memory in the long run is probably pretty pointless to worry about in this day and age.  I use over 100 mods and I never go over 100 megs of memory usage so kind of pointless to worry about module based addons like this one.  Some other much larger mods such as deadlyboss mods greatly benefits from load on demand modules.  The other good thing with modules is bug fixing and updating so really in the log run its better all around.  The best thing though would be a proper public, non curse client, combined download and obviously more and more people are asking for this.

  • #2117

    Wow, just wow.  I have been wondering why i'm getting an error.  Extemely poor judgement in taking the modules out.  Text file in Ackis says "Clarify that the professions are AddOns."  So what use is Ackis without the addons?

    Where do the addons need to be installed? The interface folder or inside the Ackis folder inside the interface folder?  Guess I'll have to experiment on my own.

  • #2119

    Each Ackis Recipe List profession addon should be treated exactly the same as any other addon, install them directly into the Interface folder alongside the main ARL addon. If you install them inside the Ackis folder they won't work and you will just get error messages about them not being installed or enabled.

    There are various reasons why the ARL dev team have decided to do this; less memory usage in game, easier for the ARL dev team to update individual profession modules as needed which then leads to smaller download files for the end user, easier for the ARL team to manage overall, easier for the end user to only download and install the profession modules they want.

    Yes, it's a bit of a pain to have to download each file initially, but once you've done that you'll only ever have to do that again when there's an Interface .toc number update which only happens when there's a main WoW patch.

  • #2116

    I spent ages getting the error message saying it canot be loaded due to either being switched off or not downloaded until i searched through all of the comments, might i ask why you decided to split all of the modules up, i read people must download the specific ones they need unfortunately as like most WoW players i have characters with almost every profession making this far more time consuming :( would it be at all possible to group them back up into a single file to download like it used to be why must things change :( 

  • #2114

    I agree that this was not a smart Idea but you dont have to change it, but please offer an additional "All-in-One" Download. So everybody who like to have all can download it all at once and everybody else can use just the parts he wants

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