Linkerator: On Hold

Linkerator had already been “on life support” for some time, as it needs some major work to truly realize its functionality on recent versions of WoW. Sadly, I’ve not had time to put in even minor work on it lately, and don’t expect to for some time. And with the release of WoW Patch 3.3.5, it’s more seriously broken.

Sometime “soon” I’ll be releasing a version with slimmed-down functionality that works on the current WoW patch; and sometime further in the future I still plan to bring Linkerator back up to where I think it ought to be, but for now it at least temporarily joins the ranks of the discontinued addons. (See here to download the previous release.)

44 Responses to “Linkerator: On Hold”

  1. Clark Says:

    I was able to get rid of the errors by changing the word ChatFrameEditBox in lines 262, 335, 336 to ChatFrame1EditBox. YMMV.

  2. Thesmoosh Says:

    If it’ll help, I’m willing to donate 10 bucks if it means you’ll fix this addon. (sorry, college student)

  3. Moleculor Says:

    Awww! Linkerator was one of my favorite-est addons of all time!

  4. David Says:

    I really enjoyed this mod, I definitely hope you can bring it up to speed soon. Thanks so much for all you work! -David

  5. Colby Says:


    Well.. I guess this is as good as time as any to offer feedback… I really like your addons. I’ve sworn by your name for years. Even for things I don’t use. Linkerator’s one that I’ve only more recently discovered the beauty of.

    I’ll miss it.. and I hope to see it join the ranks again soon. I’ll miss it from the toolbox of superior gadgets and doodad’s you’ve shared. πŸ˜€

  6. Erlex Says:

    Nooo! Bring linkerator back! One of a kind addon! =[

  7. Dio Says:

    Oh what a sad day indeed! ;(… Linkerator was prolly my first and favorite addon! Thanks for all the good tim.. err links!!!

  8. Averiy Says:

    This was one of my absolute favorite addons, and I was truly sad to see it broken today. The ability to simply type in the names of things without looking them up in Atlas, etc was unparalleled in its convenience. I will check back often, hoping for an update.

  9. Eechaka Says:

    Hello. I was an avid user of Linkerator while it worked, and I take this opportunity to thank you for all the hard work. I hope it works again someday in the future.

    Best regards, Eechaka

  10. Creamfilled Says:

    Now, I may just be a tree huggin’ tauren, but seems like there’s a fairly simple bandaid for this little issue. I was actually lookin’ at the instructions for this little doodad and seems if you just update some wording it works just fine.

    Change all instances of ChatFrameEditBox to ChatFrame1EditBox in the Linkerator.lua to get back some functionality.

    Is it a perfect fix? I doubt it… to be honest I have a feeling it won’t work on anything but the General tab, or perhaps just all tabs attached to the original chat frame window where the General tab resides. But none the less, it’s workin’ for me for now, as much as is needed.

  11. Lisa R. Says:

    Awww, please rev it when you can! I looove this addon. Used it all the time. But just stopped working for me in 3.3.5.

  12. Nich Says:

    After replacing references to the old chatbox with the new chatbox, the last release of Linkerator seems to still be working ok for me. There are very few cases I’ve found where it won’t complete the item name I’m after.

  13. Nonak Says:

    Hi Mr. Fizzwidget πŸ™‚

    I’m tuly sad about you putting Linkerator on hold. This addon REALLY makes life much easier in-game. I’m a huge fan of it and I hope you bring it around sooner than later. I’ll be eagerly expecting it.

    In anycase thanks for providing us so far with this great instrument and for all the work you’ve done on it.

    Hope to hear about Linkerator real soon.



    PS: The only funcionality I missed on Linkerator and hope you can implement someday is the ability to link profession recipes, besides items themselves.

  14. lordfrikk Says:

    Noo πŸ™ I’ve been using Linkerator for years and it’s one of the addons that really make my playing easier in more than one way. Hopefully it will get back on its feet rather sooner than “sometime laterβ„’”.

  15. Ben Says:

    Please sir, I beg of you. I absolutely love this addon. I would greatly appreciate it if you would update it. Thanks for all your hard work.

  16. dracula Says:

    Aaw, I’m sad to see this one disappear. It was such a tiny powerful addon that did exactly what I needed; type-auto-completion and searching of itemlinks.

    Is it the new editbox that must be hooked differently?

  17. coderx Says:


  18. RM Says:

    Thanks very much for continuing, even if it is a slimmed down version.

  19. Orckin Says:

    NOOO, this is definitely my favourite addon in game, and I’m really sad to see it broken. That said, I can understand that RL sometimes intrudes into our WoW experience. Hope things come good and look forward to an update soon.

  20. Eisa Says:

    It’s pretty easy to fix the ChatFrameEditBox problems 3.3.5 introduced. There’s a pretty good post at:

    Hope this helps πŸ™‚

  21. Turik Says:

    Noo… πŸ™

  22. SeGeDel Says:

    Replace ChatFrameEditBox with ChatFrame1EditBox. This should work.

  23. 3of0 Says:

    sadness. I love this addon. Hope it gets worked on soon. πŸ™‚

  24. Fatty Says:

    A version that works with 3.3.5 has been uploaded to WoWInterface, for anyone interested. (no, it wasn’t me who did it… just passing on the news)

  25. Alex (Viper007Bond) Says:

    Shame. This is one of my most favorite addons.

    But totally understandable! πŸ™‚

  26. dracula Says:

    Good news, there is a small patch that makes Linkerator work with the 3.3.5 chat boxes again, fully functional.

  27. Eplis Says:

    please release linkerator for wow 3.3.5 version , it’s a really helpful addons

  28. Buggerbreath Says:

    Please pretty please put Linkerator back on the updated list.

    It has followed me around for years and been a trusted gadget that I been using from time to time. I even would pay an small makaroni fee as encouragement to continue the good work.

  29. spiralofhope Says:

    Another vote for Linkerator.

    As of patch 4.0.1, linkerator will freeze the game even if the previously mentioned patch has been applied:

  30. Arioch Says:

    Add another vote for Linkerator.

    Very useful little add and I miss it terribly.

  31. Dragonkind Says:

    I check at least weekly to see if there is any updated news on linkerator. Love your add-ons, especially this one! It is sorely missed, and there is nothing else out there that even comes close to the functionality this one had. Thanks for your time and efforts on all your add-ons!

  32. spiralofhope Says:

    An alternative:

  33. Whytte Dragun Says:

    Another vote for Linkerator.

    I miss the /link command in particular. Even with the addon disabled I still find myself trying to /link items and get that wonderful yellow message that basically calls you a noob.

    Please, if nothing else, someone find a way to get /link working?

  34. Selox Says:

    OMG NOOOOOOOOOOO honestly, this makes the TOP 3 addons i have ever used, we need it back PLEASE!

  35. YUU Says:

    Linkerator fans here! Still checking if there’s any updates everyday lol WE LOVE YOUR ADDONS! Thanks for creating this addon and waiting for update πŸ˜€

  36. DrFUBAR Says:

    I second that… <3 all of GFW addons, but this one especially! There’s nothing that compares! I can’t even begin to imagine all the time it has saved me versus looking something up.

  37. Bridius Says:

    WTB Linkerator. Will pay 20 USD πŸ˜›

  38. Jason Born Says:

    Please, bring this back, I miss you Linkerator. Sigh. :o(

  39. Cornisto Says:

    Shame, this really helped when selling my bags on my banker, I hated having to link it every time. I sell 500+ bags a week so it seriously helps. And I usually watch DVD’s while selling so anything to automate the process is a plus!

  40. Thakaron Says:

    Any chance we can get a binary response on this outstanding addon? I.E. is it dead or not? All due respect (and I have plenty for all your great work) but I’d just like to know if there’s any chance at all of this being continued. Not looking for a timeline, not looking for any promises, just an indication that its still on the burner. If not, that’s unfortunate, but it would be good to know. Thanks again for all your excellent work.

  41. Gazmik Fizzwidget Says:

    01001001 01110100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01100100 01100101 01100001 01100100 00101110

    … oh, sorry, not that kind of binary?

    Linkerator isn’t dead yet, nor is it pining for the fjords. It needs major work before it’ll again be in a state where I’m happy with it… and I don’t have a whole lot of time available for such work these days. I can’t promise a timeframe, but it’ll be back… someday. In the meantime I’d recommend Telo’s LootLink — it’s not quite the same, but it’s better than nothing.

  42. Thakaron Says:

    Many, many thanks for the rapid response, sir! Most appreciated and I’ll eagerly await the resurrection (love the binary, btw). Already using LL and will continue to do so, but as I’m sure you know, a working Linkerator will be a superior alternative. Again, thanks and best wishes.

  43. Nekrossa Says:

    loved Linkerator (and all your other addons), just so you know. Hope it see’s the light of day again…

  44. Xeddicus Says:

    Blast, I was afraid “soon” would turn out to be in Blizzard/Valve time. Hope the slim-version is still in the works.

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