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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 113,524 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 10,902,976 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/07/2016
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,600 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.6.5
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About Prat 3.0

Prat-3.0 is a chat enhancement addon for world of warcraft 3.0.

It is made up of 30+ smaller "modules" which each provide additional functionality, and can be enabled or disabled individually.

In game, type /prat for a menu.

Bug reports:

Forum thread:

Prat has just about every feature you can think of, and then some. Really. When I get some more time, I'll try and put together a full list (Even I have lost count)

(Thanks to Dreamsight for this partial list)

  • Change arrows, buttons, mouse scroll for chat scroll, scroll speed
  • you can add color per channel, color per lvl, color per class
  • timestamps
  • timestamp color
  • whether to show timestamp (what format the timestamp should be in)
  • whether to show players lvl
  • you can select the option for channel "stickys" (last channel you used you auto use when hitting enter, that sort of thing – or last thing someone said)
  • change the looks of the chat's editbox - as well as where it appears (you can even undock it and move it to where you'd like it to be)
  • chat fading, fading delay
  • You can change the font to a list of fonts, add an outline to it, monochrome it (if you don’t mind messing with files a bit you could prolly even add other fonts to that list)
  • change the chat frame/chat box appearance
  • set Chat history
  • set channel abbreviations
  • set brackets and color(or something instead of brackets)round player/lvl
  • alt invite option (press keyboard “alt” button and click on the player’s name to auto inv them)
  • raid icon
  • invite links
  • info keeping
  • url copying
  • full chat copying + options (html,bbcode, plain, forum) + copy button
  • allows pop-up msgs
  • enables tell target /tt
  • Alias options
  • altnames options
  • you can enable/disable all prat modules - dont have to have the ones you dont use running
  • change chat sounds (incoming and outgoing as well as per channel)

Its predecessor, Prat-2.0 has been around since the TBC release in 2006. This new version seeks to improve upon some aspects such as memory use, but still do so without creating 30+ small folders in your addon directory that you have to manage.

While trying to reduce resource utilization, it is also important to note that some people prefer the features, and don't care that an addon uses 500k more. I have been trying to isolate the most resource intensive functionality into the Prat_HighCPUUSageModules folder. You can enable or disable it per your preference.

2016-02-07  sylvanaar  <>

[5da43f3fa291] [3.6.5]
* modules/PlayerNames.lua services/chatsections.lua

Do not store the result of Disabiguate in the PLAYERLINK, it will obviously break it.


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  • #2296
    To make arrow keys work in the editbox without holding down ALT, its an option in the editbox module "Use ALT..." just uncheck it.

    I am still working out the default settings - its hard to please everyone with the defaults. Sometime you may have to change an option to your liking.
  • #2303
    thank you :)
  • #2294
    I just hope you change it back to letting us use the up arrow key to resend old messages. Other than that, everything in prat seems to be working fine.
  • #2295
    thats easys to do, theres an setting to fix that
  • #2292
    Since the newest patch, I am no longer able to press my up-arrow key to re-send a previous message I typed. That was one of the biggest reasons why I got prat... does anyone know how to enable this? Or idkkk
  • #2291
    same probs as everyone else really just to add the ctrl + arrow doesnt work either to skip words
  • #2289
    Don't know what's going on with prat recently. I never had any issues with it at all untill the update a week or so before 3.5 went live. That patch was bugged to hell, editbox going missing, making [r] not reply to whispers, conflicting with whisper mods, displaying buttons even when asked not to, unable to move or resize editbox.

    After about 4-5 more updates and the 3.5 patch coming out it seemed to work finally, although it still randomly conflicted with whispers and whisper mods but I could live with it.

    Then I update to the latest version yesterday and so far the editbox is see-through, buttons have all reappeared on chat windows and wont turn off and it randomly crashess my entire computer.

    Seriously I've liked Prat for a long time but this is pushing my patience.
  • #2290
    so far my only problem seems to be tabbing through name suggestions from partials, I was previously receiving an error a few days ago but now that ive updated i don't get it but I'm still not able to tab through the names list. Could be a module maybe or something i dont have set up properly?
  • #2299
    Same problem. I've tried everything I can think of and nothing seems to fix it. The tabbing through names works in my mail system, so it must be something to do with a Prat setting, right?
  • #2302
    same problem here too
    I really like prat, hope this gets fixed
  • #2288
    hello all works fine but i cannt scroll text ive written with up arrow so im must write all text new :(
  • #2287
    Prat 3.0 3.3.20
    was working just fine for me
    but with the new Prat 3.0 3.3.21
    cant use the arrows to move in the chat box while im typing something :(
  • #2284
    Yes the UP arrow dosn´t work anymore and i cant click something in Chat no Player names no Items no Quest pls fix it :(
  • #2283
    On the latest version the UP arrow doesn't scroll through previous text.
    Any way to set it up so it works again?
  • #2285
    I am also having this problem, I miss being able to scroll through previous text with the up arrow. This is such a great addon I hate to lose it
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