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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 51,943 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 8,170,129 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/13/2014
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 9,997 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.8
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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.

2014-02-20  nebula  <>

[2da075585786] [3.5.8]
* modules/ServerNames.lua services/chatsections.lua

revert last and Ambiguate in the event handler


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  • #3618

    I want to be able to change the colors of outgoing versus incoming whispers to make it easier to differentiate.  I'm not finding this option in Prat.  Is there something I'm missing or is there a different addon that could be used for it?

  • #3617

    Loving this addon! But I'm wondering how to make it so that prat doesn't effect the chat tabs at all? I'm using ShestakUI, which skins the chat tabs, and even with all of prat's modules that effect the chat tabs disabled it leaves them as the default blizzard tabs.

  • #3616

    How do you set the chat box on top of the window, I couldn't find an option for it

  • #3615

    Hey! First of all, great addon, can't even contemplate using the chat without it anymore. That being said, I do have one issue regarding Tab Hiding.

    Basically I have 5 chat windows, including the  default General and Combat Log ones. I have one window, labeled Private, hidden, the rest showing. However, in some alts the wrong window is hidden, one labeled Instance. The reason for this, afaik, is that the order of the windows in the tab section of the addon is different. It's always the 4th window that is unchecked, but the 4th window is different depending on the alt, and I can't understand why. Tried closing windows, see if that changes the order, but when I add it again it goes back to the previous position.

    Any idea on how to fix this? Or what I'm doing wrong?

  • #3609

    Hello. I love this addon! I've been using it for years.

    Here's my question:

    What happened to the up button's ability to automatically copy previous messages into the chat box?

    Last edited by Natlyz on 6/10/2014 4:11:29 PM
  • #3612

    Just checking, do you have history module enabled? Saved Command History checked and > 0?

    I believe it is tied together. But I have been wrong before.

  • #3614


    Not sure about history modules but I looked into addon's options and enabled the Chat Log module.

    Now the up button works again :)


    P.S.: I can't say for sure because I've enabled quite a few things!

    Last edited by Natlyz on 6/15/2014 1:12:36 PM
  • #3608

    For some reason I can not see character levels only my own in chat. I have tried looking for the setting but can not find it.  It used to work automatically. 


  • #3610

    You can install the addon WhoLib. Prat will use it to make /who queries for you to obtain level information.

  • #3607

    Is it possible to detach chat tabs or move them to the side so they are vertical instead ?

    I just begun having problems with edit box too its either gone or goes whit until I change a setting in prat but goes back to white every time i open chat 


    For anyone who have had problems with the edit box I found out if you disable color by chat channel everything works as normal again

    Last edited by Ztrust on 6/1/2014 3:29:30 PM
  • #3606

    Hey, recently moved over to Prat from another similar chat addon and I have to say it's magnificent! :)

    All the strangers in General, trade etc. have class colors, but how come they don't show level unless I do a manual /who search on them?


    Also noticed the the background on the edit box are often missing and I have to do a /reload to get it back.

    Oh, and how do you get the role displayed, like in the recount screenshot?


    Excellent addon, keep up the good work. :)

    Last edited by sykopat on 5/23/2014 12:04:19 PM
  • #3611

    You can install the addon WhoLib. Prat will use it to make /who queries for you to obtain level information.

  • #3605

    I'm having an issue with the pink whispers, When I try to move it to "Whisper Window" it creates the new window but I can't see the whispers.

    It only happens with the pink whispers, with the "Real Id" whispers it properly works.

    Last edited by Hagith on 5/17/2014 8:07:29 PM
  • #3603

    I'm having an issue with the editbox reseting to bottom mode after I log out and then back in. The setting in the addon still says top but the actual edit box appears on the bottom. This only started with the recent patch.

  • #3604

    This has been happening ever since the last alpha build, but someone found a fix for it when I posted about it back in March:

    Quote from Samer »

    Hey, I had the same problem. The quick fix I found was to open the addon's folder found in the Interface folder (Interface\Prat-3.0) and open the file EditBox.lua in the "modules" folder. Then, remove the line #586 ( search for "e.history_lines =  Prat3CharDB.history.cmdhistory and Prat3CharDB.history.cmdhistory[e:GetName()] or {}" and remove that).

    Something else probably breaks by removing that line, but I've not noticed it and the edit box works like it used to.


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