Linkerator 2.1.1

  • Added support for tradeskill links (introduced in WoW patch 2.1).
  • Redesigned code for handling item links. Over the last several patches, Blizzard has optimized the item info APIs to where we can get by without our own item names database… so we can save a big chunk of RAM by getting rid of it.
  • Added support for the Ace AddonLoader — when that addon is present, Linkerator will load in the background shortly after login (reducing initial load time).

13 Responses to “Linkerator 2.1.1”

  1. Mrs. Steele Says:

    I just updated Linkerator and I’m having a lot of lag now when typing out links. The text output slows and cannot keep up with my typing. Never had any problems with previous versions. Any ideas?

    Thanks for the great addOns. 🙂

  2. Gazmik Fizzwidget Says:

    So it turns out the database-less item lookup code I was using isn’t quite as fast as I’d expected — or at least, isn’t efficient enough for completion-as-you-type. I’ve got a fix coming for that.

  3. Jaxon Says:

    As well, pasting large amounts of text with square-bracketed parts (macros are one example) will lock things up for a couple of seconds before you are able to do stuff again.

  4. JCinDE Says:

    Any way to roll back to the previous version? Since this one did a database upgrade I imagine not.

  5. Gim Says:

    Some of my links just don’t work… like I’ll start typing [item name] and it’ll complete it, I’ll close it off with the ], but it remains just green text with no link. I’ve had linkerator for a very a long time, if that matters.

    What file should I delete if I ever want to start it over? I didn’t see a /link reset type command.


  6. Gim Says:

    Perhaps the new version has cleared that up. Never noticed it yet.

    However, many links in my history for odd things are doubled. Like search for ‘lifesteal’ and I get the Enchanting: gold link twice.

  7. Thirn Says:


    The reason your links do not complete is because you have not yet seen that item – thus you have no data in your cache about it.

  8. Elorael Says:

    I’ve been having real lag too. I had two PC’s with the same data (well essentially) and only one updated, and the newer one was lagging while the older one was just fine.

    Any word on a patch?

  9. HnyBear Says:

    Any idea when the code might be updated. I too am receiving a lot of lag while typing out links. Since lootlink has too many issues now I have to use something, any chance we could talk you into rewriting lootlink since Telos has stopped playing WoW?

  10. Myr Says:

    Any ETA on a fix for the as-you-type slowdown issues? With a large enough item store, the slowdown is crippling. Even shift-clicking quests into chat boxes causes insta-locks due to the quest levels being in [nn] format.


    p>This is one of my top-rated “irreplacable mods” by a long-shot; definitely chewing at the bit for a fix. =4a7d3d609129a9296bf7ac0608c2097

  11. Thortok2000 Says:

    Huge, insane amounts of lag when I try to use this mod.

    Also, some things just don’t link, like Gim says. I’d rather it try to link, and disconnect me if it’s not possible to link it.

  12. Darxide Says:

    Any news on the new version to fix the lag problem?

  13. Prostheus Says:

    Is there a chance that a secondary UI system will be created for this? I mainly ask this because as far as I’ve seen, there are no addons supporting the tradeskill links WITH a graphical user interface.

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