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  • World of Warcraft
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  • Supports: 6.0.2
  • 8,697,978 Total Downloads
  • Updated 10/18/2014
  • Created 07/28/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.10
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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.

2014-10-18  sylvanaar  <>

[728e50fb4be1] [3.5.10]
* modules/Bubbles.lua modules/ChatLog.lua modules/CopyChat.lua modules/Fading.lua modules/UrlCopy.lua

Fix several 0/1 values with new false/true values. Thanks Kanegasi


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  • #3663
    Getting an error with PlayerNames.lua: 1456

    Was still getting these...  couldn't find anything on google about this being "known". Can anyone help me out with this?

    Date: 2014-10-24 20:04:57

    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:321: handler()
    Swatter, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AdiBags, vv1.7.6
    AucAdvanced, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.21.5490.5459(5.21a/embedded)
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.21.5490.5364(5.21a/embedded)
    AucStatHistogram, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatSales, v5.21.5490.5476(5.21a/embedded)
    AucStatSimple, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.21.5490.5323(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.21.5490.5462(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.21.5490.5447(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.21.5490.5443(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.21.5490.5444(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.21.5490.5458(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.21.5490.5417(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.21.5490.5458(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.21.5490.5403(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.21.5490.4979(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.21.5490.5347(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.21.5490.5481(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.21.5490.5452(5.21a/embedded)
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.21.5490.4828(5.21a/embedded)
    Auctionator, v3.1.6
    Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
    Bartender4, v4.6.2
    BeanCounter, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    BlizzMove, vv1.3.2
    Configator, v5.1.DEV.359(/embedded)
    DBMCore, v
    DBMDefaultSkin, v
    DBMLDB, v
    DBMProfiles, v1.0.7
    DBMStatusBarTimers, v
    DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
    ElkBuffBars, v2.4.0-179
    Enchantrix, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    GetRare, v
    iLvLr, v2.1.106
    Informant, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    kgPanels, v1.20
    LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.363(/embedded)
    LibSharedMedia30, v3.0-89
    MoveAnything, v15.0.2
    Omen, v3.1.9
    PetTracker, v
    PetTrackerBreeds, v
    PetTrackerConfig, v
    PetTrackerSwitcher, v
    PetTrackerUpgrades, v
    PJSort, v
    Postal, v3.5.1
    PowerAuras, v5.0.0.P
    Prat30, v3.5.10
    Prat30Libraries, v
    RaidAchieveFilter, v1.8
    RaidAchievement, v1.129
    RaidAchievementOldModules, v
    Recount, vr1274
    SexyMap, v2.4.16
    SilverDragon, vv3.1.0
    SimpleRaidTargetIcons, v1.21
    SlideBar, v5.21.5490 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
    Stubby, v5.21.5490 (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, v5.3.1.60000
    TitanBag, v5.3.1.60000
    TitanClock, v5.3.1.60000
    TitanLocation, v5.3.1.60000
    TitanMail, v6.02
    TitanPerformance, v5.3.1.60000
    TitanRepair, v5.3.1.60000
    TitanVolume, v5.3.1.60000
    TitanXP, v5.3.1.60000
    WIM, v3.6.19
    XPerl, v3.7.5
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v6.0.2.60000 <none>


  • #3669

    This issue is still happening. It will appear whenever a person posts something into any chat channel.

  • #3662

    Prat don't seem to want to display levels on characters that's on a connected realm. It displays class color, removes the realm name at the end, but refuses to display the level in chat.

    When an achivement is shown, both realm name and level are displayed.

    Last edited by sykopat on 10/24/2014 12:24:58 PM
  • #3661

    Oh how I miss the resume-name thingy.  It's enabled in Prat, but it's not tab-resuming name at all, since patch.  Something you'll work on, sir?


    What I don't get is how on some toons it works and on others it doesn't.  Anyone else has problems with the name-resume thing?

    Last edited by dIggl3r on 10/28/2014 10:53:25 AM
  • #3660

    Hey guys,

    Anyone else having the problem that with Prat enabled you are not able to see any general/trade chat at all, i tried switching off prat, and i could immediately see the trade/general chat again.

    Any solutions?

  • #3659

    hey guys, anytime someone who has a special character in their name talks it gets cut out, for eg

    player1: hi how are you

    works fine but

    playñer2: text here

    what it does is display just play and nothing after the special character including the message their saying... any clue how to fix this?

  • #3657

    This add-on needs Incognito / Identity feature REALLY bad. Isn't it time ?

  • #3655

    Any chance we can get a positioning override like Chatter has? Love Prat, and will still use it, but I hate how it's still positioned based on the server (why that is even a thing, I'll never understand...). I have two screen setups: dual screen and single screen. On dual screen I have the chat off to the right screen. When I switch to single screen It ends up in the middle of my screen, where I'd prefer it to be on the left. Annoying to have to change size/position every time.

  • #3658

    I second this. Yes please.

  • #3654


    Can you please make it so that the chat frame can be resized by dragging the top edge upward and the right edge to the right.  On occasion I need to expand the chat box to see more lines.  But with Prat, this is a two step process.  I must first move the chat box up to where I want the top to be, then I have to expand it downward to the bottom of the screen.  It would be SO MUCH MORE EFFICIENT if I could simply click the top of the frame and expand it upward.

    Want to see an example of this?  Look at the addon PhanxChat.  It does exactly what I'm describing. 

  • #3651
    3.5.9 errors

    just installed 3.5.9 from 3.5.3 and get error:

    3x 18Prat-3.0-3.5.9\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:430: attempt to index local 'chan' (a nil value)
    18Prat-3.0-3.5.9\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:430: in function `BuildChannelList'
    18Prat-3.0-3.5.9\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:276: in function `OnModuleEnable'
    18Prat-3.0-3.5.9\addon\modules.lua:182: in function <Prat-3.0\addon\modules.lua:174>
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5>
    (tail call): ?
    Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-12.lua:558: in function `EnableAddon'
    Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-12.lua:571: in function `EnableAddon'
    Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-12.lua:651: in function <Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:636>
    [C]: in function `LoadAddOn'
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:327: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn'
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:350: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI'
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:830: in function <FrameXML\UIParent.lua:789>


    any ideas for me?

  • #3648

    How can I set up my prat so that I am notified when someone uses my name or alts name in chat?

  • #3656

    Well for your name, you can use the PopupMessge module. For alts, you would need to use the CustomFilters module.


  • #3664

    I can't get that to work, would be great to have a module that highligts the name of the current char you are on if mentioned in chat.

  • #3653

    Not sure if Prat has such an option.

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