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  • World of Warcraft
  • 217,071 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 9,001,717 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/12/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,281 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.11
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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.

2015-01-12  sylvanaar  <>

[f93239cf7d74] [3.5.11]
* modules/PlayerNames.lua

Fix level information for guild members, so level's appear in guild chat again.


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  • #3699

    hey, years ago, we used to have the ability to change the width of the free-floating editbox. would it be possible to add that functionality back in?

  • #3698

    hey, great addon, is there a way to allow copying from tells?


  • #3697
    Re: Prat 3.0 Bug

    When creating a new window, they refuse to merge with the main General/Combat Log window, locked or unlocked. 'New Window Name' also stays open when you create a new window and press okay. Example:

  • #3696

    How do i enable chat scrollback feature? Example, I log off one toon and go to another, and then log back on to my first toon. Id like to be able to see the last thing said in each chat box I have from my previous first characters conversations.

  • #3693

    Is there a way to lock additional tabs from being moved like the main window? If I create new tabs for /Guild or /Instance there is no lock option while they are tabs in the main chat frame, making them annoying and accidentally dragged out during combat.

    I know I can drag them out into additional chat windows and lock them there, but that is not what I want to do.

  • #3695

    If you lock the main "General " window then the rest of the frame should be locked as well. That's a Blizz thing not a Prat thing though.

    SilverShadow Nightblade

    ~~Peejee - Earthen Ring (US)~~

    PG's ER MRP addon pack for roleplayers
    PG's ER TRP3 addon pack for roleplayers
  • #3692

    So, how do I set up my message windows to flash/alert/notify me when I have a new message in one of my other windows??  I had this set up with BasicChatMods at one point but I cant seem to get it going again.

  • #3694

    I think this is under the "Tab Managment" module or something like that. 

    SilverShadow Nightblade

    ~~Peejee - Earthen Ring (US)~~

    PG's ER MRP addon pack for roleplayers
    PG's ER TRP3 addon pack for roleplayers
  • #3691

    I have one request and I don't know if it's possible. Right now if I drag a tab out to it's own window it makes it's own edit box. Is there a way to turn those off? I only want one edit box. 

    SilverShadow Nightblade

    ~~Peejee - Earthen Ring (US)~~

    PG's ER MRP addon pack for roleplayers
    PG's ER TRP3 addon pack for roleplayers
  • #3689

    Thanks for reverting back the arrow keys for scrolling through previous sent msg without the need for a modifier!

    Last edited by thekarn on 12/10/2014 10:42:35 AM
  • #3688

    There seems to be quite a lot of issues, can we expect any update soon? :-)

  • #3690

    I'm curious what issues you are having because so far I don't have any. 

    SilverShadow Nightblade

    ~~Peejee - Earthen Ring (US)~~

    PG's ER MRP addon pack for roleplayers
    PG's ER TRP3 addon pack for roleplayers
  • #3685

    ... and still getting this error.... I have three accounts...  happens only on my 2nd and 3rd accounts...  not the 1st...  VERY strange...


    Date: 2014-12-04 00:36:04
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua line 1456:
    Usage: GetPlayerInfoByGUID("playerGUID")
    [C]: GetPlayerInfoByGUID()
    Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1456: ?()
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:4:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:4
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:13: ?()
    ...edia-3.0\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    WIM\Modules\History.lua:238: fun()
    WIM\WIM.lua:293: CallModuleFunction()
    (tail call): ?
    WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua:1230: handler()
    Swatter, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AdiBags, vv1.7.12
    Archy, v1.8.56
    AucAdvanced, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.21c.5521.5459(5.21c/embedded)
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.21c.5521.5507(5.21c/embedded)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatSales, v5.21c.5521.5476(5.21c/embedded)
    AucStatSimple, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.21c.5521.5323(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.21c.5521.5347(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.21c.5521.5495(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.21c.5521.5447(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.21c.5521.5443(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.21c.5521.5496(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.21c.5521.5507(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.21c.5521.5417(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.21c.5521.5458(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.21c.5521.5403(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.21c.5521.5515(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.21c.5521.4979(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.21c.5521.5347(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.21c.5521.5515(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.21c.5521.5514(5.21c/embedded)
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.21c.5521.4828(5.21c/embedded)
    Auctionator, v3.1.8
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
    Bartender4, v4.6.5
    BeanCounter, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    BlizzMove, vv1.3.2
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.376(/embedded)
    DBMCore, v
    DBMDefaultSkin, v
    DBMLDB, v
    DBMProfiles, v1.0.7
    DBMStatusBarTimers, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
    Een, v
    ElkBuffBars, v2.4.1-183
    Enchantrix, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    FishingBuddy, v1.4m
    GetRare, v
    HealBot, v6.0.3.4
    HealBotTips, v6.0.3.4
    iLvLr, v2.2.100
    Informant, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    kgPanels, v1.20
    LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.363(/embedded)
    LibSharedMedia30, v3.0-89
    MoveAnything, v15.0.6
    Omen, v3.1.9
    PetTracker, v6.0.12
    PetTrackerBreeds, v
    PetTrackerConfig, v
    PetTrackerSwitcher, v
    PetTrackerUpgrades, v
    PJSort, v
    Postal, v3.5.1
    PowerAuras, v4.27.3
    PowerAurasOptions, v4.27.3
    Prat30, v3.5.10
    Prat30HighCPUUsageModules, v
    Prat30Libraries, v
    RaidAchieveFilter, v1.8.2
    RaidAchievement, v1.129
    RaidAchievementOldModules, v
    Recount, vv6.0.3c release
    SexyMap, v2.4.21
    SilverDragon, vv3.1.4
    SimpleRaidTargetIcons, v1.21
    SlideBar, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    Stubby, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    TidyPlates, v6.15.3
    TidyPlatesGraphite, v
    TidyPlatesGrey, v
    TidyPlatesNeon, v
    TidyPlatesQuatre, v
    TidyPlatesHub, v
    TidyPlatesWidgets, v
    TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.351(/embedded)
    TipTac, v14.10.16
    TipTacItemRef, v14.10.16
    TipTacTalents, v14.10.15
    Titan, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanBag, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanClock, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanGold, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanLocation, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanLootType, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanMail, v6.02
    TitanPerformance, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanRepair, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanVolume, v5.4.1.60000
    TitanXP, v5.4.1.60000
    WIM, v3.6.21
    XPerl, v3.7.5
    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
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v6.0.3.60000 <none>


  • #3687

    After some investigation it seems that this error is caused only when WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) is loaded.

  • #3684
    edit box won't set to top : varies between toons

    Going on about the last year and a half now, Prat has been completely inconsistent with regards to the edit box being anchored to the top of the chat box.

    Some toons it still works. Others it doesn't. I have tried deleting settings and reinstalling nothing seems to work.

    edit: I managed to get it working briefly, by enabling it while the edit box was in it's editing state (ie. I was writing something). However upon closing the edit box it automatically reverts back down to it's default, lower position.


    Last edited by kevorkien on 11/29/2014 11:32:54 PM
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