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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 59,497 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 10,008,459 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/25/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,481 Favorites
  • Project Site
  • Comments
  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.16
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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.

2015-06-25  sylvanaar  <>

[eb03d69a5b9c] [3.5.16]
* 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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  • #3415

    I am trying to unstall Prat however the chat settigs remain after deleting this addon.  How do you restore the original chat settings?

  • #3414

    Since 5.1 I have problem. Sometimes messages don't appear in the chat frame. Furtunately I have another addon that shows messages in chosen channels also as a raid warning. So at least there I can see what has been written, if I pay attention to the "raid warning".

    This is quite annoying. It seems to appear randomly by chance. Couldn't make out any pattern of the bug.

  • #3413

    smartarse, Mr obvious, you seem like a very angry person perhaps you should seek a more relaxing hobby, and before you fire back anymore names , name calling is the last resort of the weak minded. Next you will be asking me if im mad bro , or correcting my spelling. Just find a new addon and move on.

    please continue with you work sylv , many of us appreciate your hard work and the addon itself.

    Last edited by Dohram on 1/7/2013 12:12:00 AM
  • #3412

    The author did reply in private, now I don't know here or either on wowace, smartarse.
    And as for this addon being "free" and that I can choose to use it or not, I'm aware of it mr obvious. As of now I couldn't care less for this addon or the failed author my mere point was to show just what a jerk he comes out replying in such arrogant manners and erasing people's post (but then again, what do you expect from a swed)

    There are other addons a new, better ones, are created each day - from creators that give a damn!

  • #3411

    I doubt very seriously it was the author that posted , as I have delt with im for years and he almost never responds in any form to anything posted either here or curseforge , go ahead and scroll back through the 192 pages of comments I doubt you will find even a pages worth of responses from him.

    That being said post your errors , suggestions , requests , etc and he will reveiw them or not , add them or not , fix them or not.

    You need to remember these people (authors) do this for free in most cases and like it or not this is not what pays the bills. Your always free to stop using any addon that you dont like or issnt updated or if you rolled a dice and its number came up.

    Last edited by Dohram on 1/6/2013 8:32:53 AM
  • #3410

    There was a post from a user explaining how he contact the project manage about the errors he was recieving just to get an replying saying "why even bother updating because one a single code error" and now I see that post was removed, I'm guessing either by curse admins or the project manager himself, if that's the case he is indeed a dick. - If you can't manage the truth being out there then I suggest you errase yourself. As for not bothering updating this addon WHICH IN FACT IS AFFECTING THOUSANDS OF WoW USERS then indeed go errase yourself!


  • #3409

    So I had to Reset my entire WoW UI, which leaves me reinstalling every single addon I had. When I got Prat back, I seem to have lost the ability to use the "xylo" sound file in-game. The file is in the "sounds" folder when I explore the Prat folders in the Interface directory, but when I log in to the game and open Prat config, xylo isn't a choice for the drop-downs in the chat sounds config area.  Any thoughts?

  • #3408

    I dont know why but eveytime I install teh newest file r899, curse says it has an upate ready r899-nolib , can i gte some clairification?

  • #3407

    I'm having some problems with irregular chat, and Ithink it has to do with Prat.

    Are those item links that are being handled wrong?

  • #3417

    the Large amount of ??????? in your chat is usually due to people posting in asian characters, i get this alot as there are a few asian guild on my server.

  • #3406

    Can I change so level & color is shown in all windows? (Got one for general, trade, guild)


  • #3405

    I use a mac and I can't seem to uninstall the program completely. Some text setting persist after uninstalling it through curse.

  • #3404

    Date: 2012-12-12 19:40:30
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua line 3923:
       bad argument #1 to 'strupper' (string expected, got nil)
       [C]: strupper()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3923: ChatEdit_SetLastTellTarget()
       ...rface\AddOns\SuperGuildInvite\libs\ChatIntercept.lua:330: MyModified_MessageEventHandler()
       ...rface\AddOns\SuperGuildInvite\libs\ChatIntercept.lua:364: ChatFrame_OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "string expected, got nil"

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  • #3401

    For those looking for an update, the Latest alpha build, while it is an alpha release, may be downloaded from at time of this posting, it is r899.  R898 was broken please do not download that version. This does fix the instance, and class color names issues.  Please be advised this is an alpha release, not all code is final.

    Last edited by twizt3dkitty on 12/9/2012 6:19:21 PM
  • #3400

    Would it be possible to get an option to change the chat frame strata much like you can with the edit box? Maybe theres already one that I'm missing but I've been trying to find how to do it without having to run a script every time i login.


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