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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 34,116 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 7,783,654 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/10/2013
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 9,875 Favorites
  • Project Site
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.7
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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.

2013-09-10  sylvanaar  <>

[60bf58c958a0] [3.5.7]
* Prat-3.0.toc libraries/Prat-3.0_Libraries.toc pullouts/!AddMsgFilterReport/!AddMsgFilterReport.toc pullouts/Prat-3.0_Debug/Prat-3.0_Debug.toc pullouts/Prat-3.0_Experimental/Prat-3.0_Experimental.toc pullouts/Prat-3.0_HighCPUUsageModules/Prat-3.0_HighCPUUsageModules.toc pullouts/Prat-3.0_Loader/Prat-3.0_Loader.toc samples/MyGuildAlts/MyGuildAlts.toc

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  • #3576

    I just updated to the alpha r924 from the project site and it seems to work perfectly. No more annoying "Name-RealmName" spam from people on my own server.

    /rant What was Blizzard thinking, adding that as mandatory? I know what realm I'm on, and we're 99% guaranteed to never be merged since we're high/full and often have queues. *shakes head sadly* /endrant

    Edit: Sadly I found a problem with the alpha r924. I moved where my editbox is (where I can see what I'm typing) and that reset to the default of under my chat window...which is halfway off my screen. =( I spent a while trying to fix it and make it look how it looked before and put it back where it was before, but as soon as I switched characters it reset back to below my chat window again. I fixed it again, faster this time since I remembered which settings to change, and it still won't save. Any time I /reload or log out it resets it back to the default and under my chat window again. =(

    Last edited by Napayshni on 2/20/2014 1:10:52 PM
  • #3587

    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.

    Last edited by Samer on 3/14/2014 8:33:49 PM
  • #3589

    Thank you so so so much! This fixed it!

  • #3578

    By the way, thank you so much for working on the updates for this!

  • #3577

    Have you experienced this issue yet?

    ID: 1

    Error occured in: Global

    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Editbox.lua line 586:
    attempt to index field 'history' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?

  • #3575

    ok so i really like he addon the only probelm is everytime i log off and log back in all the settings that i just custumized reset to the orginal settings how do i fix this?


  • #3573

    Love this addon! Would love to see an update for it, the servername next to each name is annoying. I'd gladly donate for an update to this addon.

    Keep up the great work!

  • #3566

    how do i hide the servernames from showing if the person is on the same server as me?

  • #3569
    Quote from mogrqt »

    how do i hide the servernames from showing if the person is on the same server as me?


    A thousand times this. Most annoying feature, ever.

  • #3574

    Update to the alpha version of WIM. The source modifications i made are on a pc that was shipped in the moving van, i'll have to wait until it gets delivered

  • #3572

    I'd be willing to give it a shot at running it for a while, try and 'beta test' it for you! :) The stupid server names are screwing up the creation of my IM windows (Using WIM). Blizzard really grummied up a good handfull of addons by forcing servernames to be part of the usernames like that! 

  • #3570

    I coded a change for this - but never published it. I have been caught up in changing jobs and relocating. I don't want to push out a buggy feature, and this one is not the easiest to test.

  • #3567

    Same here.

  • #3568

    OMG this. I'm on a server that often has queue times, so we're pretty much guaranteed to never be merged. I don't need to see my own realm name after everything everyone says in every single chat in game. >< (Not mad at you, I'm mad at Blizzard, grr.)

  • #3565

    If anyone needs the up and down arrow function back since Prat doesnt have it anymore you can install the addon called crappychatfix; supposly it fixes that issue.

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