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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 160,980 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 10,185,614 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/27/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,501 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.20
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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.

2015-09-27  sylvanaar  <>

[9d3c90c9bbef] [3.5.20]
* modules/ChannelSticky.lua

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  • #1769
    How do I move the chatbox,I have another addon that blocks part of it from view, I've searched the settings, etc. I'm still kinda clueless
  • #1768
    When someone links an item in chat it shows the tooltip when I hover over it. I find this annoying. I'm unable to find the mod or way to disable this now.
  • #1795
    Its not prat. Do you have tekkompare that had hovertips...
  • #1767
    I just had to redo my UI from scratch, and I can't remember how to move the chat box from the bottom to the top, can anyone help me?
  • #1764
    There's a bug somewhere in Prat 3.0 3.3.12 that's causing it to conflict with other addons, such as Ouro Loot and RaidComp. The conflict causes those addons to error rather than Prat, but if Prat is disabled or downgraded to version 3.3.11 the errors go away.

    RaidComp error as follows:

    1x RaidComp-beta4.9\GUI.lua:466: attempt to index field 'closebutton' (a nil value)
    RaidComp-beta4.9\GUI.lua:46: in function `OpenGUI'
    RaidComp-beta4.9\Core.lua:41: in function `OnClick'
    ChocolateBar-v2.0.1\Chocolate.lua:233: in function
  • #1765
    Just tested something and it seems that the error is actually something to do with the new version of Ace - if I revert the Ace libraries in the Prat folder the errors in RaidComp disappear. I'm assuming this is a bug in the latest Alpha release of the Ace libraries, you might want to revert them to the Release versions instead.
  • #1761
    Anyone esle having problems with Ouro Loot and Prat working together? My Ouroloot allways buggs if i load the Prat 3.0 libraries module. so each time i am RLing and tracking the loot, i have to disable this part of the addon.^

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:2314: attempt to index field 'sizer_se' (a nil value)
    Time: 05/25/10 11:38:38
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:2314: in function `BuildMainDisplay'
    Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:605: in function `?'
    ...kisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:94: in function `value'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3577: in function
    [C]: in function `ChatEdit_ParseText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3222: in function `ChatEdit_SendText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2308: in function
    [C]: in function `RunMacroText'
    Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:378: in function `handler'
    Interface\FrameXML\SecureTemplates.lua:529: in function

    Locals: self = {
    SetDefaultModuleLibraries = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:381
    save_delete = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:1062
    EnableModule = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:346
    Deactivate = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:669
    CancelTimer = defined @Interface\AddOns\LoggerHead\Libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:311
    IterateEmbeds = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:456
    is_heroic_item = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:757
    UnregisterComm = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:180
    Clear = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:677
    broadcast = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:719
    Printf = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:69
    SetDefaultModulePrototype = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:423
    OnCommReceived = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:2575
    defaultModuleState = true
    BuildMainDisplay = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:2297
    IsEnabled = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:465
    ScheduleTimer = defined @Interface\AddOns\LoggerHead\Libs\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:276
    DisableModule = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:364
    DBMBossCallback = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:893
    _reset_timestamps = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:981
    OnSlash = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:549
    RegisterMessage = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:117
    GetArgs = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceConsole-3.0\AceConsole-3.0.lua:144
    find_previous_time_entry = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:970
    SendCommMessage = defined @Interface\AddOns\ElitistGroup\libs\AceComm-3.0\AceComm-3.0.lua:73
    UnregisterAllComm = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:201
    SetEnabledState = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:438
    enabledState = true
    RegisterEvent = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:117
    helptree = {
    IterateModules = defined @Interface\AddOns\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:451
    PLAYER_LOGOUT = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:417
    Activate = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:639
    CHAT_MSG_LOOT = defined @Interface\AddOns\Ouro_Loot\lootgui.lua:505
  • #1760
    FYI this version adds the Bubbles module. Currently it has no options, but in the future it will have some. Right now it shortens all chat bubbles to 1 line only. If the text is longer than one line it will be shortened and ... will be added.
  • #1757
    Does anyone know how to fix the chat bubble display? It doesn't show the entire text message anymore.

    It will show a few words then end in "..."
  • #1759
    Disable the Bubbles module.
  • #1758
    I'll second this. I'm trying to find a way through "bubbles" option module but there are no options... I'm gonna try turning off the module to see what happens and maybe Blizz's chat bubbles will be used instead.
  • #1756 unlock the chat windows to like move, resize, etc. at the top of the chat window you have 2 tabs. General and Combat (I think combat is the other one). But either way right click on the General tab, and then click "unlock window". And voila! There ya go!!!
  • #1754
    don't know why but i cant see settings for chat buttons anymore since some addon build (alpha, left|right side position etc). is it only me ?
  • #1762
    ok i found why... originalbuttons.lua wasn't included into includes.xml for some reason.
  • #1750
    Great addon! One question though; is there a way to change the colors that Prat uses to identify players by class in chat? I like the feature, but I'd like to choose my own colors for each class, and I can't seem to figure out how to do it in the options.
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