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  • 975 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 175,586 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
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Tagging as 3.3.6
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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
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   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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  • #543

    Done! ;-)

  • #539

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Stay safe and have a good one.


  • #540

    Thanks! :)

  • #538

    Thank you for your work!

    Is there any way to store logs account-wide? Or, at least, faction-wide? I have 11 twinks and they are all in one guild. It should be very nice to have possibility to read history of guild chat after re-login with another toon. The same goes for logs on private chats of any my character.

  • #541

    I know it has been requested quite a bit. What I always wanted to do was to offer the option to choose between per-character/per-faction/account -wide logs, and I know it is possible. However, it is a bit of a hassle to do that in the code, and it MAY be slower. I have to work on it. Can't promise anything, but I totally understand that it isn't very practical the way it works now if you play on a lot of toons.

    I'll keep you updated when I work on it!

  • #537
    Great news: should be fixed now! I have also modified the icons on the right side since I feel that they have never been good. Hope you feel these ones are better. I also changed the order of the General/Misc/Custom chats below the "normal" chats for a more logic experience. Tell me if you encounter any error!
  • #536

    hint: SendChatMessage("log this word","INSTANCE_CHAT");

  • #534

    I do hope this gets updated soon, I gotta have my logs!!

  • #535

    I hope to have the time during this week ;)

  • #533

    Blizzard made some changes to chat channels again. There is a new instance chat channel that replaces certain of the old channels, I think battleground and party although I'm not entirely sure. It looks like Elephant doesn't know about and so isn't logging this instance channel.

    Looking forward to an update when you have the time. Thanks!

  • #532

    Date: 2012-11-02 14:32:16
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Elephant\Event.lua line 51:
       attempt to index field '?' (a nil value)
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[16]"]:4:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[16]"]:4
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[16]"]:13: ?()
       ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()

  • #531

    Released 3.2 since I got no bug report.

  • #530

    Just added an option to disable timestamps when copying from the copy window. It should be saved accross sessions.

    This is available on the 3.2 BETA version, so please select this version if you want to test it! And if so, please report any bug you encounter!

  • #528
    font size

    is there anyway to increase the font size

    Wolfrunner, elune, horde


  • #529


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