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  • World of Warcraft
  • 214,706 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.0.3
  • 8,995,831 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/12/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,276 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.11
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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.

2015-01-12  sylvanaar  <>

[f93239cf7d74] [3.5.11]
* modules/PlayerNames.lua

Fix level information for guild members, so level's appear in guild chat again.


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  • #3334

    Before I go and fill in a detailed bug report in the specific thread on WoWace I have a quick question.

    Is there some issues concerning Prat 3.0 (not using the high CPU module atm) and WIM? I seemed to have some issues yesterday. Normally WIM "hides" whisper messages from the chat (even if you selected to show them in Prat) but if you enter in combat WIM gets minimized and in such a circumstance you'll be able to see whisper in the chatlog. When this happened yesterday I was getting the messages on the chat fine, but I was also getting an UI error. Message reported Prat 3.0 as being the cause, but as far as I know it could have been WIM. Consider that I'm using very close-to-default settings for both addons.

  • #3332

    I am unable to keep the pet battle tab consistently hidden and wow does not allow you to delete it permanently.

  • #3331

    Last night in Panderia everytime chat someone spoke in General chat it came through five times.  Anyone else experience this?

  • #3336

    It's a known bug I think and is fixed in the latest Blizzard 5.0.5 hotfixes

  • #3335

    I am having the exact same problem. 

  • #3333
    Quote from jlchamp »

    Last night in Panderia everytime chat someone spoke in General chat it came through five times.  Anyone else experience this?


    multiple message on board also for me....

    any solutions?

  • #3330

    I'm having trouble with this addon and don't know if I have a setting wrong or what, but since the 5.04 patch I can't see /e and /s in my general tab.  For some reason it shows in the settings that those things should show up, but they don't.  I end up having to turn it off.  What am I missing?

  • #3328

    I was fiddling with the tabs-module yesterday and set the tabs to not show up at all. It worked like a charm. Or so I  thought. Today when I try to undock a tab from the chatwindow WoW-64.exe CTD's. I disabled the addon and the undocking works fine. Something somewhere has gone wrong and since it shows up when using Prat functionallity I go here first.

  • #3326

    When guildies with alt names post in chat...

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\AltNames.lua:1779: Usage: GetModule(name, silent): 'name' - Cannot find module 'PlayerNames'.
    Time: 09/24/12 16:05:19
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: ?
    ...face\AddOns\Archy\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:233: in function `GetModule'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\AltNames.lua:1779: in function `?'
    ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147: in function <...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147>
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[9]"]:4: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[9]"]:4>
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[9]"]:13: in function `?'
    ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: in function `Fire'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:649: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:573>
    (tail call): ?
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2741: in function `ChatFrame_OnEvent'
    [string "*:OnEvent"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnEvent"]:1>

    Locals: <none>

  • #3324

    Class colors doesnt seem to be working, any fix on this?

  • #3322

    Hi. If anyone is getting a taint when using the /gr command, claiming that:

    "GetNumRaidMembers()" returning a nil value

    It is because GetNumRaidMembers() is no longer in the API as of 5.0.4.  Also GetRealNumPartyMembers() and GetRealNumRaidMembers() are both gone as well.

    Currently the only thing like those calls is GetNumGroupMembers();  This has a weakness that should be obvious:  It doesn't let you easily tell if you're in a group or a raid.  I replaced the GetNumRaidMembers() in my ChannelSticky.lua to fix the /gr command taints.  It works now.

    The problem is since there isn't a separate GetNumRaidMembers() anymore, you can't explicitly test for a raid group vs a party group.  You can do things like comparisons; i.e. GetNumGroupMembers() > 5 = RAID, else PARTY (pseudocode)

    However this causes the problem of raid groups of only 2 (i.e. arena; personal raid group) not returning the proper group type.  Not as clean as it was with two separate functions for testing what kind of group you are in.

    For prat; this mostly only would affect trying to use /gr when you are in a raid with more than 1 group, but less than 5 players.  The times this would occur are minimal. 


    Anyways, that's the error I was having and how I fixed it.  Feel free to try it or whatever. :)


  • #3319

    Before I get into this, if you're unsure about what you're doing, then please do not do it, otherwise, continue reading/fixing.

    For those wanting to fix the '.\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua line 1350' error, do the following:

    Goto line 1347 and replace:

    local _, givenName, surname, toon, id = BNGetFriendInfo(i)


    local _, givenName, btag, isBTagPresent, toon, id = BNGetFriendInfo(i)

    And finally, replace the following on line 1350:

    if BNTokenCombineGivenAndSurname(givenName .. surname) == message.PLAYER then


    if BNTokenFindName(givenName) == message.PLAYER then

    Restart WoW and you're good to go. I've only posted this as it bothered me so I fixed it! GL!

    *Edit: Corrected the error in my fix pointed out by Leblanco

    Last edited by madmikeymike on 9/22/2012 10:07:17 AM
  • #3329

    Thanks so much for posting this.  I've never edited an addon before but it was pretty simple and worked!  


  • #3320

    Correction of your fix


    if BNTokenCombineGivenAndSurname(givenName .. surname) == message.PLAYER then


    if BNTokenFindName(givenName) == message.PLAYER then

    Last edited by Leblanco on 9/22/2012 9:59:23 AM
  • #3321

    Yes, you're right - m'bad. I had already made the change but didn't undo my changes enough - I'll update my comment :).

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