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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 498,805 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,619,023 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/07/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,361 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.15
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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.

2015-03-07  sylvanaar  <>

[442994c839ee] [3.5.15]
* modules/PlayerNames.lua

Restore ALT-Invite functionality


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  • #3778

    It was broken by the new Twitter integration that blizzard added. It might be worth releasing as a separate addon, but it will break the Twitter feature and cause errors. If I can find a way to make it work without causing errors for the Twitter feature I'll certainly add it back in. I love it too. For now you can tell people to say "invite" or "inv" and then click on those links.

  • #3776

    Hello! I'm having a problem where I have server names enabled, but they don't display on cross-server peoples' names in guild chat. This makes it more time consuming to do commands that require the full name/server combo, like party invites or manual whois, as you have to type the command manually, begin typing their name, and use the (very handy!) autocomplete feature. I did a couple tests and the cross-server players showed the full name/server in whispers and trade chat. Thank you!

  • #3771

    Hi :).I found that Overachiever addon may interfere with Prat. If I disable it Prat works perfectly. There is a comment on Overachiever curse page i write next: "In OverAchiever.lua on line 541 you hook the ChatFrame_OnHyperlinkShow function. This is not allowed any longer and you must use the hooksecurefunc to hook into this event. This, like many allready mentioned, blocks twitter integration". Maybe is it this?

    PS Sorry for my english

    Last edited by Tharktan on 3/2/2015 8:24:09 AM
  • #3770
    copy button disappeared

    hi! i think after the updates the in chat copy button just disappeared.i had it on the top right corner of the chat and it is nowhere to be found! please help me.did it removed by the addon?is there a setting i must do?thank you.

  • #3769


    just tested Twitter feature, having Prat installed. I can tweet, but can't click the Twitter ingame button next to the chat message (after receiving an item or achievement).
    Version is 3.5.14



    Edit: Bugsack message of the error:

    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>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    [C]: ?
    ...aceBlizzard_CombatLog\Blizzard_CombatLog.lua:3602: in function <...aceBlizzard_CombatLog\Blizzard_CombatLog.lua:3546>
    [C]: in function `SetItemRef'
    FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3374: in function <FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3373>
    Last edited by Leolph on 3/1/2015 9:24:42 PM
  • #3765

    /target is not working at all for me. Aynone else?

  • #3772

    /target works for me

  • #3764

    I'm having the same issue that someone else posted about below regarding not being able to click on the twitter links. Here is the message bugsack is showing...

    1x ...rfaceBlizzard_SocialUI\Blizzard_SocialUI-1.0.lua:114: Attempt to access forbidden object from code tainted by an AddOn
    [C]: in function `Show'
    ...rfaceBlizzard_SocialUI\Blizzard_SocialUI-1.0.lua:114: in function `SocialPostFrame_ShowItem'
    FrameXML\ItemRef.lua:259: in function <FrameXML\ItemRef.lua:1>
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    ...aceBlizzard_CombatLog\Blizzard_CombatLog.lua:3602: in function `SetItemRef'
    FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3374: in function <FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3373>
    [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `ChatFrame_OnHyperlinkShow'
    [string "*:OnHyperlinkClick"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnHyperlinkClick"]:1>
    [C]: ?

    itemID = "31280"
    creationContext = ""
    earned = true


    I am using version (updated as of today).

  • #3766

    Yeah. I can't reproduce it. We'll have to wait for someone to tell me exactly how to make it happen.

    I can post to twitter just fine.

  • #3781

    could you please clarify which addon you disabled? please and thank you! also unrelated would love an option to shrink the timestamp font *Grin*

    Last edited by Fooinfinity on 3/11/2015 8:35:42 PM
  • #3767

    I just disabled the LUI addon and was able to tweet in the chat window, so it's something there and not Prat specifically.

  • #3762

    When I updated addon. Version shows as 3.1.14, not 3.5.14.

    Line from toc file shows...
    ## X-Curse-Packaged-Version: 3.1.14

    Curse website and client show version as 3.1.14 too, instead of 3.5.14.

    Last edited by Daveo77 on 3/1/2015 5:07:58 AM
  • #3763

    LOL. Wow what a typo. Ok. I'll fix it

  • #3760

    Version 3.5.14 will restore invite links in chat, so when someone says "invite" you can click the link to invite them.

    Alt-Invite functionality is broken for now due to the twitter support, so I have removed the option

  • #3773

    Can you tell me when the alt-invite-function will be reactived? I use this very often and is one of the most relevant aspects why i use Prat.

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