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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 497,986 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,618,168 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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  • #3396

    Thanks for the instance channel updates. (on curseforge for those that are looking)

  • #3399

    im not sure why but i have searched curseforge, wowinterface and even wowace and not been able to find the update for the new 'instance' channel. do you have a link? was it taken down? i have the most upto date according to curse client so....

  • #3402; R898 was broke, make sure you skip to 899, it is most current and functioning at time of posting.

    Last edited by twizt3dkitty on 12/9/2012 6:18:35 PM
  • #3395

    If let prat control new instance chat will be nice. thx always

  • #3397

    Also hoping for this. We don't get the class-colored names with the new instance chat. Thanks!

  • #3394

    Hello, I just got an error from prat, seems to be when I'm trying to change talents. Not sure if it's actually prat that is the problem but maybe you can help, here is the Lua error:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\fonts\fonts.lua:1: Cannot find a library instance of "LibSharedMedia-3.0".
    Time: 12/01/12 16:16:36
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `error'
    ...ace\AddOns\AtlasLoot_Loader\Libs\LibStub\LibStub.lua:38: in function `LibStub'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\fonts\fonts.lua:1: in main chunk

    Locals: (*temporary) = "Cannot find a library instance of "LibSharedMedia-3.0"."

    I have the latest version installed.


    Last edited by Thundermew on 12/1/2012 10:21:22 AM
  • #3393

    Response to your smart group removal: I have reverted that change manually and things still work. Is there any chance that you will work on putting smart group back in, or am I just going to have to keep my own copy of ChannelSticky.lua?

  • #3392

    You guys ever going to update to support instance chat? Also, the mod has never supported 'channel10' in ChannelNames, why is that?

    -- Vandesdelca32
    -- Andaendis @ Wyrmrest Accord

  • #3391

    how can i remove the time on chat ?

  • #3389

    I have a wierd issue where all mt chat scoll buttons are appearing on the right side of chat windows regardless of where those windows are oriented on the screen.

  • #3388

    Is there any chance an alignment option can be added? Or am I just not looking closely enough to find it :). I'd like to align my text to the right rather than the standard left. Thanks for considering, and thanks for an otherwise great addon!

  • #3387

    also not coloring class titles.

  • #3386

    Totally need an update to shorten Instance channel stamp.

  • #3384

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:401: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value) Time: 11/28/12 22:27:13 Count: 1 Stack: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:401: in function `Stickum' Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:291: in function `OnModuleEnable' Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\modules.lua:182: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\modules.lua:174> (tail call): ? [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5> (tail call): ? ...\AtlasLoot_Loader\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: in function `EnableAddon' ...\AtlasLoot_Loader\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:556: in function `EnableAddon' ...\AtlasLoot_Loader\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:636: in function <...\AtlasLoot_Loader\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:621> [C]: in function `LoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:322: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:692: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:657>

    Locals: <none>

  • #3381

    I'm trying to figure out how to get back an option I lost.

    Before I reset my UI for Pandaria, my prat was set up so that even if I logged off - the conversations I was having before logging off would still be there.  Since reinstalling my whole UI a month or two ago, I don't have this option anymore.  Now, if I log off - my chat is blank upon logging back in and all old chat is lost.

    Anyone know which element or option I need to enable to get this working again?  thx!

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