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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 285,045 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,289,074 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/28/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,330 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.1.14
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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.

2015-02-28  sylvanaar  <>

[f984c8da5361] [3.1.14]
* addon/addon.lua modules/PlayerNames.lua

Fix group invite links. How long has this feature been broken???


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  • #3746
    Update: original post moved to Ticket system:

    Last edited by Jarod24 on 2/27/2015 6:16:02 PM
  • #3744

    So, this breaks all the custom links prat adds. So thats at least clickable URL's and invite to group links.

    Right now, its going to have to be a choice between using Twitter and having those features.

    The change is in the current alpha, but I may back it out. So if you want the Twitter functionality, grab the current alpha

    Last edited by sylvanaar on 2/26/2015 9:35:04 AM
  • #3741

    it worked for me, are you sure you went to the right line? Open the file up in Notepad and look for the exact phrase he quoted

  • #3740

    Still dosent make it work Kubax83

  • #3756

    Fixed in version 3.5.13

  • #3739

    Small workaround.

    in Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua change Line 453 from

    self:RawHook("SetItemRef", true)



    This fixes twitter integration here, and seems to doesn't impact on Chatlinks.

  • #3738

    Got this trying to submit to twitter,


    Date: 2015-02-24 18:41:03
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...rface\AddOns\Blizzard_SocialUI\Blizzard_SocialUI.lua line 119:
       Attempt to access forbidden object from code tainted by an AddOn
       [C]: ?
       [C]: Show()
       ...rface\AddOns\Blizzard_SocialUI\Blizzard_SocialUI.lua:119: SocialPostFrame_ShowScreenshot()
       ...ace\AddOns\Blizzard_CombatLog\Blizzard_CombatLog.lua:3602: orgfunc()
       (tail call): ?
       (tail call): ?
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3374: ChatFrame_OnHyperlinkShow()
       [string "*:OnHyperlinkClick"]:1:
          [string "*:OnHyperlinkClick"]:1
       [C]: ?

      MoncaiCompare, v6.0.2
      Swatter, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      AddonUsage, v2.0.7
      AskMrRobot, v19
      AtlasLoot, vv8.00.00beta7
      AutoVendor, v26
      BagSlots, v60000-1
      Bulkie, vv1.0.1
      Cellular, v6.0.002
      CTLibrary, v6.0.3.0
      DBMCore, v
      DBMDefaultSkin, v
      DBMLDB, v
      DBMStatusBarTimers, v
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
      Decursive, v2.7.4
      EasyMail, v
      ErrorFilter, v2.11
      GarrisonMissionManager, vv23
      GryphonsRemover, vv6.1
      LibSharedMedia30, v3.0-89
      Mapster, v1.6.2
      MasterPlan, v0.30
      MicroDeclineDuel, vv6.1
      MinimapZoom, v6.5
      Omen, v3.1.9
      Prat30, v3.5.12      
      Prat30Libraries, v
      Quartz, v3.2.4
      RaidRoll, v6.0.0
      Recount, vv6.0.3j release
      SlideBar, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      Stubby, v5.21c.5521 (SanctimoniousSwamprat)
      TomTom, vv60000-1.1.1
      tullaCC, v6.0.3
      ZPerl, vr933
      ZPerlParty, v
      ZPerlPartyPet, v
      ZPerlPlayer, v
      ZPerlPlayerBuffs, v
      ZPerlPlayerPet, v
      ZPerlTarget, v
      ZPerlTargetTarget, v
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v6.1.0.60100 <none>

  • #3737

    Prat doesn't allow the new Twitter functionality.  I don't necessarily care, but thought you'd like to see the bug.

    Creating a ticket also, just signal boosting.


    1x ...rfaceBlizzard_SocialUI\Blizzard_SocialUI-1.0.lua:119: Attempt to access forbidden object from code tainted by an AddOn
    [C]: in function `Show'
    ...rfaceBlizzard_SocialUI\Blizzard_SocialUI-1.0.lua:119: in function `SocialPostFrame_ShowScreenshot'
    FrameXML\ItemRef.lua:249: in function <FrameXML\ItemRef.lua:1>
    ...aceBlizzard_CombatLog\Blizzard_CombatLog.lua:3602: in function <...aceBlizzard_CombatLog\Blizzard_CombatLog.lua:3546>
    [C]: in function `orgfunc'
    Prat-3.0-3.5.12\services\links.lua:98: in function <Prat-3.0\services\links.lua:88>
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3374: in function <FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3373>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `ChatFrame_OnHyperlinkShow'
    [string "*:OnHyperlinkClick"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnHyperlinkClick"]:1>
    [C]: ?

    index = 1

  • #3736

    Steps to crash WoW and screw lots of things up:

    1. Set outline mode to none
    2. Press toggle monochrome

  • #3733

    10x Prat-3.0-3.5.11\modules\ChannelNames.lua:873: bad argument #1 to 'format' (string expected, got nil)
    [C]: in function `format'
    Prat-3.0-3.5.11\modules\ChannelNames.lua:873: in function `member'
    ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0-60.lua:249: in function <...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:197>
    ...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0-60.lua:1442: in function <...nfig-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0\AceConfigDialog-3.0.lua:1421>
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:5>
    (tail call): ?
    Titan\libs\AceGUI-3.0\AceGUI-3.0-34.lua:314: in function `Fire'
    ...ibs\AceGUI-3.0-34\widgets\AceGUIContainer-TreeGroup.lua:210: in function <...ibs\AceGUI-3.0\widgets\AceGUIContainer-TreeGroup.lua:208>


  • #3735

    Cause of error: 
    Mousing over the blank channel name in this section

  • #3732

    Any way to make the timestamp more accurrate with more digits?  For example, instead of [02:15:59] can you make it [02:15:59.XX] for added decimal points for the seconds

  • #3731

    I'm having a slight issue with not being able to configure the Global Channels. The Chat and Other Categories are the only ones that are "clickable". Is there a fix for this?

  • #3734

    Have you enabled the modules?

    Last edited by HossBrolo on 2/23/2015 2:41:04 PM
  • #3728

    I'm having problems with Prat currently interfering with the pet battle interface.  Once I disable Prat, I can actually battle.  If Prat is enabled, all I can do is pass until all my pets die.

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