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  • World of Warcraft
  • 982 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 175,539 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/14/2014
  • Created 06/05/2006
  • 773 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported
  • Newest File: 3.3.6
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About Elephant

"Shoot... what did he say again? I just got disconnected."
"Didn't that guy already loot that rare item 10 minutes ago?"
"I really wish I could remember the name of the item linked on the guild chat yesterday at 9:00 PM."

Already been in one of these situations? Don't be annoyed anymore, here is the solution!

Solution to chat loss annoyance

Elephant logs the chat for you in the background. It saves the WHISPER & BATTLE.NET, RAID & BATTLEGROUND, PARTY, GUILD, SAY, YELL and OFFICER chats separately, but also all general chats (General, Trade, LocalDefense, ...), custom chats you are currently on, achievements, loots and finally system messages (auctions, rolls, server going down, ...). You can easily go through all these logs, thanks to a straightforward interface displaying all the access buttons on the right side of the main window. You can access the options of the addon by typing /elephant and also bind a key to pop up the addon.

Elephant gives you the ability to copy logs to another application. A BBCode feature is even included, letting you copy/paste a chat with colors and links to an item database in a very quick and simple way to your favorite forum.

This is THE addon that you should install if you want to never forget what somebody told you in game. Be a pro of managing hell tells, go peacefully AFK for a few minutes, or be an awesome role player. Elephant is also perfectly designed for Guild Leaders, Officers and Raid Leaders particularly because it saves the chats even when you get disconnected.

Main features

  • Logs the chats in the background, with a limit of 1000 lines for each chat (Blizzard's default is 161 lines for everything).
  • Saves the logs when you log out or get disconnected.
  • Display the chats with timestamps, or using your Prat settings if you have it installed.
  • Copy the chat and paste it in other applications (BBCode supported!).
  • Save the chat and combat log in two different files on your computer.

Other features

  • Use filters to avoid logging some of the custom channels you join.
  • Enable/disable logging for each chat separately.
  • Item links in logs are displayed in their proper color and are clickable.
  • Player names in the main window are clickable.
  • ...and much more!


Report an issue (bug & suggestions):
Discussion thread:

r251 | pb_ee1 | 2014-05-14 07:59:17 +0000 (Wed, 14 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   A /tags/3.3.6 (from /trunk:250)

Tagging as 3.3.6
r250 | pb_ee1 | 2014-05-14 07:57:25 +0000 (Wed, 14 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Elephant.toc

Removing unnecessary lines from TOC
r248 | pb_ee1 | 2014-05-14 07:52:22 +0000 (Wed, 14 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Elephant.toc

Using @project-version@
r247 | pb_ee1 | 2014-05-14 07:48:13 +0000 (Wed, 14 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Broker.lua
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Event.lua
   M /trunk/Initialize.lua
   M /trunk/Interface-Dropdown.lua
   M /trunk/Interface.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-deDE.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-frFR.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-ruRU.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-zhCN.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-zhTW.lua
   M /trunk/Message.lua
   M /trunk/Options.lua
   M /trunk/Structure.lua

Some \t cleanup
r246 | pb_ee1 | 2014-05-14 07:37:46 +0000 (Wed, 14 May 2014) | 1 line
Changed paths:
   M /trunk/Core.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-enUS.lua
   M /trunk/Locales/Locale-frFR.lua
   M /trunk/Options.lua

Now using max log limit of 10,000 + warning message for memory usage


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  • #360
    This feature has been asked quite a few times. I'll look into it. It is not a simple request thus I cannot say it will be implemented soon in the addon. But I'll try! ;)
  • #363
    Thanks for the reply, I'm looking forward to the feature even if it may take a while - or worse, may never actually come ;-) I'll be optimistic.
  • #358
    hi, i have been getting this error a lot i think, usually when i zone into a different zone

    Date: 2009-05-21 19:05:07
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Elephant\Event-Handle.lua line 24:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    Ace2\AceEvent-2.0\AceEvent-2.0.lua:303: TriggerEvent()
    Swatter, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    Ace2, v
    Align, v
    Altoholic, v3.1.002b
    Atlas, v1.14.1
    AtlasBattlegrounds, v1.14.1
    AtlasDungeonLocs, v1.14.1
    AtlasOutdoorRaids, v1.14.1
    AtlasTransportation, v1.14.1
    AtlasLoot, vv5.05.00
    AtlasLootFu, vv5.05.00
    AucAdvanced, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.5.4238.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.5.4238.2531
    AucScanData, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucStatClassic, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucStatSales, v5.5.4238.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.5.4238.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.5.4238.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.5.4238.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.5.4238.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.5.4238.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.5.4238.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.5.4238.3583
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.5.4238.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.5.4238.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.5.4238.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.5.4238.2530
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.5.4238.2530
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.5.4238.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.5.4238.0
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.5.4238.2530
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
    BeanCounter, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    Bejeweled, v1.03
    BigBrother, v
    BuffEnough, v
    Cartographer, v2.0
    CartographerBattlegrounds, v2.0
    CartographerGroupColors, v2.0
    CartographerGuildPositions, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceLoot, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceMaps, v2.0
    CartographerInstanceNotes, v2.0
    CartographerLookNFeel, v2.0
    CartographerNotes, v2.0
    CartographerZoneInfo, v2.0
    Chatter, v1.0
    Chinchilla, v
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.130
    DagAssist, v2.06
    DBMBurningCrusade, v
    DBMCore, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.130
    Decursive, v2.4.1_beta_3
    Dominos, v1.9.4
    DominosXP, v
    DrDamage, v1.6.3-beta1
    Elephant, v2.5
    Enchantrix, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    EnhTooltip, v5.1.3715 (SnaggleTooth)
    epgp, v5.4.8
    epgplootmaster, vv0.3.50
    epgplootmasterml, vv0.3.50
    FishingBuddy, v0.9.7c
    Gladius, vr25
    HeadCount, v1.5.6
    Informant, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    LoggerHead, v3
    MBB, v
    MikScrollingBattleText, v5.4.58
    Omen, v3.0.7
    OmniCC, v2.5.3
    Outfitter, v4.7.3
    Overachiever, v0.42
    OverachieverTabs, v0.42
    Peggle, v1.01a
    PowerAuras, v2.6.0
    Quartz, v1.0
    QuartzBuff, v1.0
    QuartzFlight, v1.0
    QuartzGCD, v1.0
    QuartzInterrupt, v1.0
    QuartzLatency, v1.0
    QuartzMirror, v1.0
    QuartzPet, v1.0
    QuartzPlayer, v1.0
    QuartzRange, v1.0
    QuartzSwing, v1.0
    QuartzTarget, v1.0
    QuartzTimer, v1.0
    QuartzTradeskill, v1.0
    RatingBuster, v
    Recount, v
    RedRange, v
    SatrinaBuffFrame, v3.1
    Scorchio2, v
    SellFish, v2.1.9
    SharedMedia, v3.0
    SlideBar, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    Stubby, v5.5.4238 (WombatII)
    Talented, v2.1
    Titan, v4.2.2.30100 - Revision 239
    TitanAmmo, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanBag, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanClock, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanCoords, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanGoldTracker, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanPerformance, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanRaidIds, v2.1.38
    TitanRepair, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanTradeCooldown, v3.1.5.30000
    TitanVolume, v4.2.2.30100
    TitanXP, v4.2.2.30100
    TrinketMenu, v
    XLoot, v0.9
    XLootGroup, v0.5
    XLootMaster, v0.7
    XPerl, v3.0.3c
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidMonitor, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v

    the other problem i get is when im trying to copy/paste some text from my elephant log, i hit cntrl c and it jsut opens my character window
  • #361
    If you still get this error often while using the AddOn, please post here and try to tell me what you did immediately before the error.

    In order to copy/paste the text of the copy window into another program, you must keep the mouse over the copy window while pressing Ctrl+C or it will not work.
  • #362
    yes i still get this error, its kinda random though, but always happens jsut after i have zoned into a different zone - so things like just after a loading screen has finished from when i have teleported to dalaran, or jsut after loading screen finishes when i zone into ulduar - it doesnt happen all the time, just sometimes
  • #356
    There seems to be a bug where NPC yells (but not player yells) are also logged in the Raid section, in addition to the yell section.

    As a suggestion, maybe instead of having a 'Say' and 'Yell' section, have a 'Player Say and Yells' and a 'NPC Say and Yells' section?
  • #357
    You can modify this behavior in the catchers of Elephant. Simply display the raid log and click on the button represented by a chat bubble (top right of the main window). Here you can unselect unwanted logged messages.
  • #353
    you can get this by yourselfe. You only have to change one value. Go to your Addonfolder normaly
    \World of Warcraft\Interface\Addons\Elephant
    and open Core.lua with the Editor. Now serche for "maxlogsize" and chance ase you like it i took 10000 :D
    Now you can go upto 10000 through the InGame Addon Menu

  • #354
    The problem of doing this, even if it works, is that your loading screen will take much much more time and that you'll get a much bigger memory usage as well.
  • #352
    Well i love this addon. But i have one question. i want a bigger log i want more then 1000lines More like 10000lines is it anything i can do to get that or is it anyway you can put that as option in setting?
    Love this addon but i would love 10000lines also :)

  • #349
    Greetings, this addon claims to allow the user to log both the combat/chat log as files on their computer. I was just wondering if someone could inform me as to where these files are located by default as well as the default names that the respective files are saved under.

    Been trying to locate them on my own comp and it's driving me bonkers!
  • #350
    Hi there,

    look under ..\World of Warcraft\Logs\

    The file names are:



    Always treat others at least as well as you would like others to treat you. And remember, if others treat you badly and you respond by treating others badly too, then you are no better than they are. God will judge them by their deeds and not yours, and God will judge you by your deeds and not theirs.

  • #346
    Here's the error that I receive if I have a custom channel selected to be logged, it is selected to be viewed and the channel is the sixth or greater active channel.

    Date: 2009-04-11 03:48:23
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Elephant\Core-Interface.lua line 170:
    attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    Elephant\Core-Interface.lua:170: SetObjectColorWithCurrentLogColor()
    Elephant\Core-Interface.lua:13: ShowCurrentLog()
    Elephant\Core-Interface.lua:7: ChangeLog()
    Elephant\FuBar-Dropdown.lua:26: func()

    This issue occurs due to the way the table is being loaded with the channel list. My work around/fix is as follows, in the Core-Interface.lua file comment out lines 162 thru 167 and insert in my four lines. It will look like this:

    -- for k,v in pairs(t) do
    -- if string.lower(v) == string.lower(self.db.char.logs[self.db.char.currentlogindex].name) then
    -- typeInfo = "CHANNEL" .. k
    -- break
    -- end
    -- end
    local id, chan = GetChannelName(self.db.char.currentlogindex);
    0) then
    typeInfo = "CHANNEL"
  • #351
    Thanks for the fix. I'll put this into Elephant asap (I know I'm saying this a lot but I really really try to get everything out in my spare time).
  • #348
    It worked! Thanks. I was about ready to give up on elephant... The problem has been going on for so long, and I had to disable it so many times... but I couldn't find any other program that did what it did :(
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