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Recipe Radar  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 1.403
by: kernighan, ladenedge

Recipe Radar assists players in finding recipes. It knows about vendors who sell recipes in the current region or by profession. It has a number of filtering options and can even locate vendors on the world map.


  • There are two "tabs": the main "radar" tab and one that searches by profession!
  • You can bind a key to Recipe Radar through the main menu!
  • There are lots of filtering options - use the dropdowns to customize Recipe Radar!
  • Some internal maps are inaccurate at this time, it is currently a work in progress to fix these up.

v 1.403; November 30, 2011

- Update supporting libraries for 4.3.0
- Update TOC for 4.3.0

v 1.402; November 27, 2011

- Incorporate fixes from multiple contributors, revive project.

v1.33; August 11, 2009

- Fixed several "no coordinates" asserts, sigh.

v1.32; August 9, 2009

- Updated for WoW 3.2, including the new recipes.
- Alchemy should work again for German users.
- Fixed a bunch of incorrect recipe data.
- Updated the Icecrown map.

v1.31; April 14, 2009

- Updated for WoW 3.1.

v1.30; March 11, 2009

- Updated recipe data; asserts should no longer appear in Dalaran, Stormwind
and Orgrimmar. Also updated the Stormwind map.
- Recipe Radar is now able to parse collapsed reputation sections.
- Corrupted alt databases should be repaired on next use.
- Trade skill filters (eg. searches) should no longer adversely affect your
character's known recipes.
- This is also true for others' linked trade skills (thank you, Thortok2000!).

v1.29; November 15, 2008

- Fixed major problems with the Russian and German translations.
- Added lots more WotLK recipes.
- Item-based costs now show up explicitly.

v1.28; November 7, 2008

- Updated for WoW 3.0.
- Added Yor's Russian translations. (Thank you!)
- Added some new recipes and vendors, including some WotLK content.

v1.27; April 7, 2008

- Fixed the lockup bug on some zone changes.
- Fixed a bug that triggered when two players have the same profession but
different specialties.
- Users should no longer see the question mark icon for uncached recipes.
- Adjusted some vendor attributes.

v1.26; March 31, 2008

- Fixed the "'DongleStub' (a nil value)" bug.
- Fixed zhTW recipe parsing.

v1.25; March 28, 2008

- Added new v2.4 recipes.
- Added Shattered Sun Offensive faction content.
- Added support for square and rotating minimaps.
- Fixed Ashtongue Deathsworn reputation parsing.

v1.24; October 10, 2007

- Included the new recipes added in v2.2.
- Tailoring specialists should no longer see recipes from other

v1.23; July 24, 2007

- Major changes to the Spanish and Chinese name maps.
- Fixed some Scryr/Aldor recipe mistakes.
- Specialties now show up in the 'Note' field.
- Added a couple of new recipes.
- Fixed Hillsbrad Foothills on German clients (I hope).

v1.22; April 13, 2007

- Fixed recipe availability checking for Unicode locales.

v1.21; April 12, 2007

- Added a Chinese Traditional translation (thank you, Edeson!).
- Spanish recipes should now be recognized as known, I hope.

v1.20; February 27, 2007

- All of the new factions should now actually work (sigh).
- Removed some troublesome recipe inaccuracies.
- Fixed item linking.
- Localized vendor names.

v1.19; February 5, 2007

- Revised Spanish translation (thank you, Jorge Pozo!).
- Revised French translation (thank you, akirra!).
- Updated and added some vendor/recipe information.
- Winter Veil vendors should now only appear during December (thank
you, Elkano!).

v1.18; January 27, 2007

- Added all of the known BC recipes and vendors.
- Tailoring should now *really* work for Spanish versions.
Leatherworking was also broken but should now work (thank you, J!).

v1.17; January 18, 2007

- Fixed a bug that caused an error on startup for some users.
- Tailoring should now work for Spanish versions.

v1.16; January 17, 2007

- Added support for Jewelcrafting.
- Added several new recipes and vendors.
- The options frame is now draggable.
- Removed incorrect (old) specializations.
- Fixed a nasty little availability bug.

v1.15; January 10, 2007

- Updated all of the new German location names.
- Thistle Tea should now only be applicable to rogues.

v1.14; December 14, 2006

- Fixed a fairly nasty startup bug.
- Updated the README.

v1.13; December 8, 2006

- Updated German capital names. (Thank you, David!)

v1.12; December 6, 2006

- Updated for LUA v5.1 (and WoW v2.0).
- Partial support for the Spanish (esES) locale. As always,
localization contributions are most welcome.
- "Available" recipes from the opposing faction should no longer blink
the minimap button when entering a new region.
- Fixed the rep requirement for Enchant Weapon - Strength.

v1.11; September 18, 2006

- Fixed item linking bug (thank you, TDurden!).
- Fixed a bug that could occur for unlucky Dragonscale/Elemental LWers
and Armorsmiths (thank you, Arilaw!).

v1.10; September 16, 2006

- I'd forgotten to enable specialization checking! It should now work.
- Auctioneer and Recipe Book are now supported in the recipe icon
mouseover. Thanks very much to borohir for this functionality!

v1.9; September 5, 2006

- Recipes names are now cached when learned. This should make new
Blizzard patches less of a hassle.
- Availability checking now takes faction reputation and trade skill
specialties into account.
- Adjusted some vendor information.
- Reduced memory usage significantly.

v1.8; July 11, 2006

- Several new German region names were missing in v1.7. Hopefully they
are all correct now.
- Adjusted some vendor information.

v1.7; June 24, 2006

- Fixed the nasty profession selection bug for non-English versions.
- Profession icons should now show up for non-English versions.
- Unlearning a profession should now be handled correctly.
- Fixed several new 1.11 German region names.
- Added the new 1.11 Cenarion Circle recipes.
- Several vendors were incorrectly marked as Alliance-only (thank you,

v1.6; June 21, 2006

- Added a right-click context menu to the scroll frame. From this
menu users can map vendors and expand/collapse all items.
- Fixed bug causing non-English profession stuff to suck (thank you
ElKano and Jeremy Gurr!).
- Alts of a different team should no longer appear in the availability
- Adjusted the German translation.
- Adjusted some vendor locations.

v1.5; May 11, 2006

- All recipes that are named differently after learning (eg. transmutes)
should now show up correctly as known or not. This applies, in theory,
to all locales.
- Revamped the filtering code and fixed filtering, I hope, for non-
English versions.
- Nonapplicable professions and known recipes are now different filtering
categories in both availability modes.
- Fixed the incompatibility with Metamap, more or less.
- Tweaked the German translation and some vendor locations.

v1.4; May 7, 2006

- Revised German translation (thanks to DJMars and Elkano!).
- Dropdown filters are now effected every time Recipe Radar is opened.
Filters should now work much more intuitively.
- Fixed a bug that sometimes caused an error message on startup and/or
zone changes.
- Changed Alliance color to blue.
- Added a couple of missing vendors/recipes and improved the positions of
several others.
- Enchant Bracer - Healing should now show up correctly as known or not.

v1.3; April 29, 2006

- Fixed a bug that was preventing about half of the maps from displaying
on non-English clients.
- Adjusted some vendor locations.

v1.2; April 28, 2006

- Fixed chat message parsing bugs in non-English versions.
- Added an option to auto-map (but not auto-unmap!) contributive vendors.
- Added the number of learnable recipes to mapped vendor tooltips.
- Changed the '/rr' slash command to '/rrdr'.
- Map tooltips will hopefully no longer run off the screen.

v1.1; April 27, 2006

- Added support for the frFR locale. (I hope it works..)
- Added the ability to view regions other than the current region. The
relevant settings now appear in the Options frame.
- Instance vendors can no longer be mapped.
- Non-English versions should now be able to use the dropdowns (I hope).
- Now accounting for WoW's "Mithril Head Trout" bug - it should now show
up correctly as known or not.

v1.0; April 24, 2006

- Initial public release!
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Unread 10-21-08, 01:13 PM  
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Found updated version

I have not DLed it yet, only just now found a link for it on the post for this addon. The link is (sorry my first time posting on here and it keeps messing up the link, so just going to paste the address here)

*Edit* Click the "basic" option to get the addon without paying or registering. Just DLed and it looks real so far.
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update soon?

I'm hoping that soon someone will take over and update this addon. Like a lot of other people i used it constantly to find what i needed and where. So far i've not found anything to replace it worth using.
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Are there any other addons similar in function to this one?
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It is sad to see so many of my mods being abandoned left and right, mods I have been using for soo long and have come to depend on (MobInfo2). This mod amongst others (Xloot/group), I have not been able to find similar mods which would replace them. I hope it has not joined the Mod Boneyards >.<
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I haven't seen any update from the author since April, so I'm worried this mod might be abandoned. His Sourceforge site has lots of people asking about an update, and no response there, either.

I hope this mod isn't abandoned. It's indispensable for all my crafters.
Sword? Check. Rifle? Check. Coffee? Check. OK, ready to rock.
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Any updates to this for WotLK? Doesn't load at all
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Smile Recipies that I already have

I'm getting a bunch of wrong recipes that I already have Please up-Date.
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( lvl 30 mount ) update changes

pls update the recipe changes on ( lvl30 mount ) update , there are changes in recipe's 2
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Skinner Problem

Love the addon, but when I skin the interface with Skinner, the recipe on the map shows in the wrong place, minimap is still right though.
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Is there an equivalent addons for BOP recipes? I love RR and only miss the ability to quickly find where recipes drop. World drops, instance boss drops, this specific mob drop, etc etc.
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Thorium Widget, Thorium Grenade

The engineering schematics Thorium Widget and Thorium Grenade aren't sold by Gearcutter Cogspinner (in Ironforge) anymore. You can learn those from the master engineer trainer in Gadgetzan.
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The Astrolabe bug has been fixed as of v1.27.
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Lockup on Teleport

when I used a portal with a character, my screen freezes
I was having this same thing happen when attempting to use the portal from Shatt to the new Isle, or teleport back to Shatt from the Isle.

This appears to be an issue with Astrolabe, the latest version of that library apparently fixes this. I copied the Astrolabe folder from the latest Gatherer release into the Recipe Radar folder, overwriting the existing files, and the problem went away.
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I've been using RR for a long while and like very much. It's such a time saver :-).

I have one nagging issue with it that I don't know if it was ever reported.

Every now and again, RR will forget most (if not all) of the tradeskill of one of my alts. I normally see that when I go to Shat and have 14 little scroll indicators that pup-up in the minimap only to find out that RR believe that my level 375 need to learn how to do 16 slots bag. To correct the issue, I need to relog with the alt and open the tradeskill window in question. This happen with any of my alts and for any tradeskill. Normally, it happens for one tradeskill for a particular alt but sometime for both of them.

I've tried to note if I'm doing anything particular to make the problem happen and I can't reproduce it at will for now. The one clue I have is that it appears to happen if I use the filters in the tradeskill window. It's like RR sometimes decided the the filtered output is everything that the character know and erase everything else.

I'll try to dig in the code when I have the chance but I was wondering if you could point me to the sections of RR where the tradeskill for a character are saved (and erased :-) ). I was also wondering if I was the only one having this issue.

If you want me to do things in particular when the problem happen, let me know.
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Re: Freezing screen

Originally posted by Yelina
Today and yesterday when I used a portal with a character, my screen freezes and I need to close the game with Alt F4.
Today I tried my addons, with disabling etc. and I discovered it is Recipe Radar which causes it.
Dunno if other ppl having the same problem, but I thought I mention it here.
For now I have disabled Recipe Radar and I await to see if other ppl also has the problem, or if it is something that can be found or something.
I have the same problem disabled all of them till I found this one to be the problem and seems to be porting to and from the island.
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