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  • World of Warcraft
  • 539 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 125,807 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/31/2013
  • Created 08/21/2005
  • 441 Favorites
  • Project Site
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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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  • #99

    Sorry I don't check comments as often as tickets.

    Yes using other sounds will work, a full exit/restart of the game client will be required.

    Additionally if you don't want to have to make changes to the addon source files as well you should rename your new soundfiles to take the place of the existing ones.

  • #97

    0.4.6-50400 and later should have the errors reported fixed.

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/31/2013 11:47:31 AM
  • #96

    I moved Cloudancer2 and ralnor's error reports to the ticket system

    Check if your error is already reported.

    In the mean-time (just got back from a mini-vacation so hadn't had time to look at all my addons for 5.4.1 yet) look at Vgeran's post below for a quick fix of the realmname error.

    Will try to have a new version up shortly.

    Edit: About the taint/addon blocked error. I might be able to 'fix' it by temporarily removing ChatSounds button from the chat menu but this is Blizzard screwing up their own code.

    5.4.1 PTR Bug report.

    Ignored, the problem went live

    Live bug report.

    UI & Macros mirror post

    Feel free to add your voice to those if you're an addon author or user and affected.

    Maybe they'll get around to un-breaking what they broke sooner.

    For now addon authors don't have a solution, only a choice among problems:

    Should I break the map / friends frame / chat or the talents / glyphs?

    Last edited by Dridzt on 10/31/2013 5:42:18 PM
  • #92

    ChatSounds is popping up an error when you start it up now as of 5.4.1.  If you look for this text in Interface\AddOns\ChatSounds\ChatSounds.lua:


    ...and replace it with this...


    ...then the problems should go away.  (That CVar is nil now, it seems.)

  • #94
    Quote from VgerAN »

    ChatSounds is popping up an error when you start it up now as of 5.4.1.  If you look for this text in Interface\AddOns\ChatSounds\ChatSounds.lua:


    ...and replace it with this...


    ...then the problems should go away.  (That CVar is nil now, it seems.)

    Thanks for the tip.  Much appreciated.

  • #91

    If you could add a profiles option or have the addon save the settings from one character to another that would be awesome.

  • #86

    Awesome fix for *actual* whispers, Dridzt. Small new problem has arisen, however. It only works for real whispers. Now, ANYTIME I hit R to reply to a whispers, it opens the box like "Tell John Smith:", and lets me type... but when I hit Send, the game tells me John Smith doesn't exist. It's like it's trying to whisper-whisper John Smith, and not him.

  • #88

    I've pushed an alpha (r56) that I think will solve this issue.

    Do me a favor and test it when it shows up Smile

    At the moment the curse packager is acting up, but it should show up here eventually:

  • #89

    Works flawlessly now.  Thanks a ton!  :)

  • #87

    Ah... thanks for the report.

    I'll look into it but tell me this as I have realID features disabled from account management for my account.

    Without chat addons is the reply functionality similar to regular whispers?

    I mean if you get a tell, can you hit r /r and reply?

  • #90

    Yes, pushing R to reply to a bnet tell is the same.  See my reply above.  All works great now.  Thanks.

  • #84

    Like others, I have a new error appearing recently. If anyone sends me a tell and I hit my reply key it does like TheSteelPhantom said and shows nothing in the box. However I also get an LUA error. I have disabled all other addons and found that is coming from this one.  Thanks!

    Error occured in: Global

    Count: 1
    Message: SendChatMessage(): Unknown chat type
    [C]: ?
    [C]: SendChatMessage()
    ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4079: ChatEdit_SendText()
    ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4091: ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed()
    [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1:
    [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1
    (*temporary) = "ytest"
    (*temporary) = "WHISPER_INFORM"
    (*temporary) = 1


  • #85

    Sorry about the delay, was busy with other mods and kinda forgot about this issue.

    Should be fixed in 0.4.4-50001 when approved.

  • #83

    I love this mod and have been using it since Vanilla WoW for raid-leader posts and forcing whispers every time. However, I've noticed that the R-to-reply-without-getting-response function is not working like it used to all the previous years. Instead, if I hit R to keep replying to someone, it opens a blank text-box instead of "Tell Name: _____" automatically.

     It has screwed me up several times because if you type in a blank box and hit send, nothing happens. It sends nowhere. So I have to alt-up-arrow to get my message back, copy/paste it, and Shift-R to actually re-whisper the person what I meant to send them all along.

     I know it's a small issue and may seem trivial, but I've been using this for 7 years now and got used to it one way. Now it's broke, and I'm in shambles. :P

     Here's a screenshot of what it's doing:

    Last edited by TheSteelPhantom on 11/1/2012 12:45:55 AM
  • #82

    i'm haveing a problem i never had before mop

    in guild chat if some one gets a Achievement its now not playing sound ..... is there a way to fix this ?

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