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  • World of Warcraft
  • 534 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 125,851 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/31/2013
  • Created 08/21/2005
  • 441 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Inactive
  • License: BSD License
  • Newest File: 0.4.6-50400

About ChatSounds


I often miss guild and party messages popping up on my screen since they don't make a sound.
I figured I'd make a mod to solve the problem. :)


  • Can play new sounds for
    • Whispers
    • Guild
    • Officer
    • Party and Party Leader
    • Raid and Raid Leader
    • Battlegrounds and BG Leader
    • Custom player joined channels
  • Force Whisper sounds for every whisper.
  • Blacklist specific custom channels (for example hidden channels joined by addons)
  • Allows users to /r after sending a whisper without getting a reply.
  • Has a Configuration Dialog Box which is accessible through the comic bubble icon next to the Chat Frame.
  • Saves its settings per character.


  • Click the comic bubble icon on top of the Chat Frame and select 'ChatSounds' from the menu.
  • '/chatsounds' at the command prompt.
    • '/chatsounds ?' will give help for extra commands.

r62 | dridzt | 2013-10-31 16:43:46 +0000 (Thu, 31 Oct 2013) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/0.4.6-50400 (from /trunk:61)

Tag as 0.4.6-50400
r61 | dridzt | 2013-10-31 16:41:57 +0000 (Thu, 31 Oct 2013) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ChatSounds.lua
   M /trunk/ChatSounds.toc
   M /trunk/ChatSoundsOptionsFrame.xml

- 5.4.1 Fixes. realmname, microbuttons taint.
r60 | dridzt | 2013-09-11 08:38:38 +0000 (Wed, 11 Sep 2013) | 2 lines
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/ChatSounds.toc

- derp the toc update, that's a new one!


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  • #114

    Does the addon work for 6.03? The above says it has been updated to work for 5.4....

  • #113

    Spyderdeman is correct: You no longer need to convert to mp3 to ogg and edit the lua:
    From "PlaySound API should now work correctly and be able to play MP3s once more". 

    Above also means:
    If you converted MP3s to ogg and edited the lua, you should edit the lua back to using MP3 and re-use the original MP3 files (hopefully you saved them, otherwise you will need to convert the ogg files back to MP3 format :). If you don't convert back to MP3, the chances are small but it is theoretically possible for a future update of this addon to behave in an unpredictable manner.

    Last edited by Z_Beeblebrox on 11/3/2014 8:51:02 AM
  • #112

    Works well in patch 6.0.3

  • #108

    KingAir's advice is exactly right!  Thank you!  

    I used VLC to do the conversion from mp3 to ogg audio files and then edited the Soundlist.lua file replacing the .mp3 tag with .ogg.   Fixed!

  • #105


    No Sounds anymore :(

  • #106


    I converted the MP3 Files to OGG, and edited the "SoundList.lua" and it works for me :)

  • #111


  • #110


    You have to use a Programm like "FreeAudioConverter" or VLC to convert the Soundfiles (//Interface/Addons/Chatsounds/Sounds) from MP3 to OGG.

    After that you have to edit the "Soundlist.lua" (//Interface/Addons/Chatsounds) so it looks like:

    --- Addon Sounds
    ChatSounds_Sound["Heart"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Heart.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["Kachink"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Kachink.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["Link"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Link.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["Text1"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Text1.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["Text2"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Text2.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["Choo"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Choo.ogg" }
    -- ChatSounds_Sound["Dirty"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Dirty.wav" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["doublehit"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\doublehit.ogg" }
    -- ChatSounds_Sound["Dullhit"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\Dullhit.wav" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["gasp"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\gasp.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["himetal"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\himetal.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["hit"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\hit.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["pop1"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\pop1.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["pop2"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\pop2.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["shaker1"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\shaker1.ogg" }
    ChatSounds_Sound["switchy"] = { value="Interface\\AddOns\\ChatSounds\\Sounds\\switchy.ogg" }


    Last edited by KingAir on 10/21/2014 4:50:44 AM
  • #107

    Any chance at all you could upload that KingAir? All alternatives to this addon sucks :) Would be much appreciated.

  • #104

    6.0 seems to have broken the addon.

  • #103

    Is there any way to import custom sounds ?

  • #102
    • Allows users to /r after sending a whisper without getting a reply

    Hello, is there a way to deactivate this behaviour?

  • #101

    Is there a way to update this so I do not get the same sounds for incoming guild chat and me sending a guild chat. That part seems broke since our realm was merged. It worked perfectly before the merge.

  • #100

    Blacklist specific custom channels (for example hidden channels joined by addons)

    Oh thank goodness. Going into game now to figure out how to do that. The OQgeneral channel makes the OQ addon unusable with this addon until I noticed that's already built in :) Thanks Dridzt.

  • #98

    I would love for these sounds to be 5 times louder, or for ChatSounds o have it's own volume control. I play while listening to music or to lots of SFX in boss fights, and the volume of thes souns is waay lower than it needs to b for me to be able to hear them through other sounds. At first, I didn't know that ChatSounds was working.

    If we add other sounds to the folder, will those work?

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