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  Recipe Radar

Recipe Radar is a World of Warcraft user interface addon that 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.

Current version: 1.33

Recipe Radar is being managed by me at this development site, hosted by, and you can also pick it up or comment on it at any of the following addon sites:

Recipe Radar v1.33 release! 8.11.2009 5:31 pm -- ledge News

I did it again - missing coordinates for new vendors. Sigh. Thanks very much for the prompt report at least, anonymous.

Recipe Radar v1.32 release! 8.9.2009 11:23 pm -- ledge News

The update for WoW 3.2 is a little late, but there turned out to be many minor changes in this version that took a bit longer than I would have liked. It's out now, though, so let me know if you have any trouble!

Recipe Radar v1.31 release! 4.14.2009 11:00 pm -- ledge News

Just a quick update to keep Recipe Radar compatible with the 3.1 client.

Recipe Radar v1.30 release! 3.11.2009 3:10 pm -- ledge News

This update is a fairly expansive bugfix release. The most annoying problem - "ASSERT" spam in major cities - is now fixed, and several other outstanding issues have been dealt with as well. You might want to check the ChangeLog for details.

I'd also like to thank everyone for your infinite patience in dealing with my not-so-regular release schedule, heh.

Recipe Radar v1.29 release! 11.15.2008 11:02 pm -- ledge News

Many people are starting to get into Dalaran now, so it'll be nice to have the new recipes available. This release also fixes major problems preventing the German and Russian locales from working. Please let me know if you find any more problems, of course, and enjoy!

Recipe Radar v1.28 release! 11.7.2008 7:59 pm -- ledge News

It turns out I'm not actually dead! And here's a new release of Recipe Radar after many patient requests from fans. It not only fixes the several serious bugs introduced after WoW 3.0, but also updates the database with all of the known vendor items as of now, including many WotLK recipes.

I'm still playing WoW (in fact, my guild just took down Kil'jaeden this week, woo), and I'll now be leveling with everyone else so it might be safe, finally, to look forward to more frequent updates. In any case, your support during the upgrade was most helpful - thank you all very much! I hope Recipe Radar continues to work out well for you!

Recipe Radar v1.27 release! 4.8.2008 12:04 am -- ledge News

There was a major bug in v1.26 related to the Astrolabe library that was causing a lockup - most often when transfering between the new Island and Shattrath. This version fixes that bug and another rarer one. It also makes use of the new GetItemIcon() method included in 2.4 so we shouldn't have to see that question mark icon anymore.


Recipe Radar v1.26 release! 3.31.2008 2:19 pm -- ledge News

Disasterously, I forgot several new source files associated with mapping in the previous release! It's hard to imagine it working at all, though some people apparently managed. Anyway, thanks to the numerous excellent bug reports I figured it out and this release should actually be functional. Gah.

I should also mention the anonymous poster at SF.Net who tested out a small change to the zhTW recipe label parsing code. Thank you!

Recipe Radar v1.25 release! 3.28.2008 11:27 pm -- ledge News

I'm sad to admit that laziness overtook me for the last few months and yes, I completely missed the 2.3 client for goodness sakes. Recipe Radar is back now, though, with all of the new 2.4 content. Thank you for all of the letters of support over the last couple months - without them RR might not ever have seen the light of day again!

I've made several things easier on myself with this release, most notably regarding keeping localizations up-to-date. This release also marks a shift to Esamynn's Astrolabe addon for all of the mapping. As always, let me know if you have any problems!

Recipe Radar v1.24 release! 10.10.2007 10:56 pm -- ledge News

I was a bit late on this release after 2.2 due to WoWHead's slow update process - all of my scripts parse WoWHead now, so I'm fairly dependent on them. They did eventually update, though, so this release includes all of the new recipes.

Unfortunately, WoWHead doesn't have as accurate coordinates as it used to now that many people have been submitting data to it. Some of the locations, therefore, will be a bit off. I welcome any new data from you users.

Otherwise, please enjoy it, and let me know if you have any trouble!

Recipe Radar v1.23 release! (Finally!) 7.24.2007 12:41 am -- ledge News

It lives!

It turns out I don't have a sweet excuse for being so late on this release, though I did have a number of technical difficulties in the last few months. Part of the problem was a reluctance on my part to release a new version when the Spanish and Chinese translations were so incomplete. They really needed their own automation apart from my scripts that hit AllaKhazam because AllaKhazam is so incomplete on those two fronts.

So the good news is that I finally got around to writing those new scripts - one for Spanish which hits WoW-Lista, and one for Chinese which hits Alfred's. For Spanish and Chinese clients, I hope this means you will have nearly full availability checking from here on out. For the rest of us, it means my releases should be much less work and, consequently, that I should be able to be a bit more timely.

(Well, it can't be any worse, right?!)

I hope you enjoy the new version - if anything doesn't work, please let me know!

Recipe Radar v1.22 release! 4.13.2007 6:10 pm -- ledge News

The new Chinese translation apparently worked except that availability checking for Unicode locales was broken. This release hopefully fixes that.

Recipe Radar v1.21 release! 4.12.2007 8:41 am -- ledge News

Thanks to Edeson, Recipe Radar now sports a Chinese (zhTW) translation! I have also, I hope, fixed the problem Spanish users were having with the detection of known recipes. Enjoy!

Recipe Radar v1.20 release! 2.27.2007 10:52 am -- ledge News

I apparently never tested whether the new factions were being considered in the availability checking.. because they weren't. They should all work as of this release, though.

I've also fixed a few problematic recipes that were causing disconnects and such. Thank you to all the people who wrote in about this.

Recipe Radar v1.19 release! 2.5.2007 11:39 pm -- ledge News

Thanks to a couple of generous translations by Jorge Pozo and akirra, Recipe Radar should work much better for Spanish and French clients. Please let me know if I mistranslated anything into the database.

Finally, thanks to a little help from Elkano, I've filtered out seasonal vendors during off-seasons. Those unbuyable recipes will torment us no longer.

I've also tried to sync up with the known BC recipes again. Please let me know if anything seems to be missing.

Recipe Radar v1.18 release! 1.27.2007 2:22 pm -- ledge News

Finally, an update with all of the new Burning Crusade recipes! Please let me know if you find any problems!

Recipe Radar v1.17 release! 1.18.2007 11:40 am -- ledge News

This is a quick bugfix release. If you are using the Spanish locale or were receiving an error on startup, this version should help. Otherwise there's no need to upgrade.

Recipe Radar v1.16 release! 1.17.2007 9:27 pm -- ledge News

This is the initial BC release of Recipe Radar. I'll try to update it relatively often as new recipes are found, and so forth. I also fixed a few bugs and inaccuracies some people had been having, so if Recipe Radar wasn't working for you, please try the new version.

Recipe Radar v1.15 release! 1.12.2007 8:07 am -- ledge News

Many apologies to the German users of Recipe Radar - I had a hard time finding the new German location names from the last patch, and I've also been rather busy lately. They should all be in there this time, though.

I've also added class-based availability checking in this version. So, for example, Thistle Tea will now only apply to rogue characters. I'm sad to report that there doesn't appear to be any way to do a similar thing with time (for, eg., the Winter Veil recipes) because there is not, that I can tell, an API call to actually find out the time! If you know something I don't on this front, please let me know.

Jewelcrafting recipes will be released with BC next week. Enjoy!

Recipe Radar v1.14 release! 12.14.2006 6:13 pm -- ledge News

A small but nasty bug was showing up on startup for a lot of people. I'm not sure how I never saw it, but thanks for all the reports!

Recipe Radar v1.13 release! 12.8.2006 12:10 pm -- ledge News

Blizzard decided to change the names of the German capitals in their latest patch. This release accounts for those changes and a couple of German recipe name differences. (If you don't have a German client, there is no need to upgrade.)

Recipe Radar v1.12 release! 12.6.2006 2:16 am -- ledge News

A few minor bugfixes accompany this compatibility update of Recipe Radar for the 2.0 WoW client. I've also added some partial support for the Spanish (esES) locale such that I hope Recipe Radar at least won't crash. We'll see.

For best results in these early days, I suggest avoiding the UI sites for the download. Check out the SF file repository instead.

Recipe Radar v1.11 release! 9.18.2006 12:37 pm -- ledge News

Minor bugfix release. Thanks to TDurden for pointing out that item linking was broken, and thanks to Arilaw for finding a bug related to specialization checking.

Recipe Radar v1.10 release! 9.16.2006 4:20 pm -- ledge News

Whoops, my specialization checking didn't work in v1.9. Unfortunately I don't have any characters with which I can test that feature, but I found some friends to graciously donate their accounts for a bit and it seems to work now.

I also applied a patch submitted by borohir of that adds Auctioneer and Recipe Book stuff to the tooltip for the little recipe icon. Thank you very much, borohir!

Recipe Radar v1.9 release! 9.5.2006 5:50 pm -- ledge News

Well, I missed the 1.12 WoW patch by a mile, but I think this upgrade will be worth it, especially to those who have been requesting features and generally following the development of the addon. This is because v1.9 sports a couple of very nice new features!

The first is that Recipe Radar now checks faction reputation and trade skill specialties for recipe availability! This means that when a recipe has the green marker by it, it will (with a couple remaining exceptions) actually be learnable. The other major new feature is a name cache for recipes. If all works as planned, this version should mark the last time we will have to go through the mouseover dance after Blizzard patches! Hooray!

I'll be checking the various forums for any bugs, but it seems to work fairly well for me - I hope you enjoy v1.9!

Recipe Radar v1.8 release! 7.11.2006 3:40 pm -- ledge News

I'd missed a bunch of German region name updates in v1.7. Thanks to ElKano and the Gatherer forums they should be better now. I've also fixed a number of vendor data bugs, including the annoying Tanaris error.

Recipe Radar v1.7 release! 6.25.2006 2:29 am -- ledge News

I'd like to blame the nasty bugs in 1.6 on the latest WoW patch, but in fact they were my fault..! I hope they'll be fixed in this new version - especially the non-English issues - so that I can move on to improving the addon instead of making it work like it's supposed to!

A few other fixes made it into this version as well. The ChangeLog can provide more details.

Recipe Radar v1.6 release! 6.21.2006 1:51 pm -- ledge News

For so long a delay, this release isn't too significant. I've hopefully fixed a fairly serious bug in the non-English versions, and I've added a small right-click context menu to the scroll frame that allows the user to expand/collapse all and map vendors.


Recipe Radar gets reviewed! 6.20.2006 2:20 am -- ledge News

Recipe Radar got a nice review on a guild website recently. A choice quote:

.. this add-on is a wonder.

Right on the mark! <grin>

Recipe Radar v1.5 release! 5.12.2006 4:34 pm -- ledge News

It turns out that Mithril Head Trout and Enchant Bracer - Healing were just the tip of the iceberg. There are about 100 recipes across all locales that are named inconsistently within the game. If I've missed any as of this version, please let me know!

I've also fixed the incompatibility with Metamap, though due to what is possibly a minor bug in it, minimapping addons like Recipe Radar or Gatherer still don't work perfectly at all times.

Other more minor changes are listed in the ChangeLog, as always!

Recipe Radar v1.4 release! 5.7.2006 12:28 am -- ledge News

A real, live German translation has been included in this release thanks to DJMars and Elkano. I had to modify their contributions just a tiny bit, so rest assured that any remaining language blunders are my own fault.

Additionally, v1.4 fixes some bugs and introduces a new color (blue!) for the alliance. The ChangeLog has full details. Enjoy!

Recipe Radar v1.3 release! 4.29.2006 4:44 am -- ledge News

Turns out the non-English versions still aren't perfect - doh. This version should fix a bug that was preventing about half of the maps from displaying on non-English clients. English users can probably skip this release.

Recipe Radar v1.2 release! 4.28.2006 3:21 pm -- ledge News

Thanks to some excellent bug reports, the non-English versions should now be better off. I've fixed a chatlog parsing bug that was a lot more serious than one would expect. I've also added the ability to auto-map contributable vendors, but not by default - see the options frame to enable this feature. Hit the downloads section to find the new version and check out the ChangeLog for more details.

Recipe Radar v1.1 release! 4.28.2006 12:54 am -- ledge News

The first release went far better than I expected, but not perfectly! A number of small bugs have been fixed for this version. I have also included what I hope is a workable French localization and, by popular request, the ability to select regions other than the one you are currently in. The ChangeLog contains more information.

Interested parties may also want to look at the short reference on Recipe Radar's slash commands that I've put together.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted ideas and words of encouragement!

Recipe Radar v1.0 release! 4.24.2006 1:31 pm -- ledge News

With the help of my excellent beta testers, I think Recipe Radar may finally be ready for public release! Hit the downloads page to get the archive now, and please see the documentation page for help on getting the most of our your Recipe Radar.

If you happen to find anything wrong with Recipe Radar, or wish a feature was present that currently is not, don't hesitate to submit a request at one of the Recipe Radar trackers.

Recipe Radar beta release! 4.7.2006 3:49 am -- ledge News

With the creation of the development site, beta testing can now begin in earnest! Thanks, beta testers!