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  • World of Warcraft
  • 35,943 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 7,773,782 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/10/2013
  • Created 07/28/2008
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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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  • #3178

    Getting the following LUA error when debugging a dead zone on my screen:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Timestamps.lua:515: Usage: ChatFrame1:AddMessage("text", [r, g, b,] typeID, backFill, accessID, extraData)
    Time: 03/24/12 10:57:00
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `AddMessage'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Timestamps.lua:515: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Timestamps.lua:511>
    (tail call): ?
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:705: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:698>
    (tail call): ?
    [string "DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage( GetMouseFocu..."]:1: in main chunk
    [C]: in function `RunScript'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2118: in function `?'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4293: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4239>
    [C]: in function `ChatEdit_ParseText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3992: in function `ChatEdit_SendText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4031: in function `ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed'
    [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1>

    Locals: (*temporary) = ChatFrame1 {
     0 = <userdata>
     checkedGMOTD = true
     flashTimer = 0
     isInitialized = 1
     PageUp = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     ScrollUp = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     tellTimer = 63131.575
     ScrollToBottom = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     mouseOutTime = 1.0030000507832
     resizeButton = ChatFrame1ResizeButton {
     buttonFrame = ChatFrame1ButtonFrame {
     defaultLanguage = "Orcish"
     buttonSide = "left"
     oldAlpha = 0.76862749643624
     channelList = <table> {
     PageDown = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     clickAnywhereButton = ChatFrame1ClickAnywhereButton {
     isDocked = 1
     mouseInTime = 0
     editBox = ChatFrame1EditBox {
     ScrollDown = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     isLocked = 1
     name = "General"
     ScrollToTop = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     isStaticDocked = true
     zoneChannelList = <table> {
     AddMessage = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\Externals\Ace3-AceHook\AceHook-3.0.lua:100
     messageTypeList = <table> {
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil

  • #3177

    Why does the fonts that I have set for General doesn't go to Combat Log or Whisper Window? It looks small in comparison to General. I can't find anything to change it in the options. Help me please!

    Edit: I found it, but it only goes from 12 to 14. Is there anyway I can set it to 13?

    Last edited by RonaldFanta on 3/18/2012 10:13:38 AM
  • #3175

    Date: 2012-03-12 16:19:33
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: AddOn: Prat-3.0
    Count: 1
    Message: Warning: AddOn Prat-3.0 attempted to call a protected function (SearchLFGLeave()) which may require interaction.
    [C]: SearchLFGLeave()
    ..\FrameXML\LFRFrame.lua:406: LFRBrowseFrame_OnUpdateAlways()
    [string "*:OnUpdate"]:7:
    [string "*:OnUpdate"]:1

  • #3174

    Could you add it so that for german locales (or generally depending on what is easier/better) it looks for "Twink <name>" instead of "<name>'s alt" when looking for alt information in the guild notes?

     I tried fixing it myself but I'm so very horrible with regular expressions :( 

  • #3173

    Hi! I am struggling with Prat not saving chat history, even if it has been ticked on to remember. Is this an error or what? Is it possible to fix it? Only reason I got prat was for chat logs, and that does not work :-/

  • #3176

    same problem here.

    Quote from ulvarmarson »

    Hi! I am struggling with Prat not saving chat history, even if it has been ticked on to remember. Is this an error or what? Is it possible to fix it? Only reason I got prat was for chat logs, and that does not work :-/


  • #3185

    Get elephant addon. Seperate addon with chatlog feature that works (for me).

  • #3171

    Hey. after latest patch, my prat cant remember to check for class colours after a loading screen.??

  • #3169

    How do you make whisper chat font larger?

    Looking under display settnigs - font, I don't see an option to change the font size on whispers.

  • #3168

    Hi, how do I click on the item when players links it to the chat, like if someone links gear/weapons or something, I can't see its stats becauce I am just clicking it right trough it, I need help

  • #3167

    i quit wow about 8 months ago or so and recently (read: yesterday) started playing again. Of course i had to grab Prat, one of my favorite addons. However, i vividly recall there being an option to change the direction of the chat scroll (i.e. new messages to pop up on the top of the box instead of the bottom.) and i can't figure out where that option is now. Does it still exist?

  • #3166

    Howdy! I have a question. You know how when you hit enter, then type something, then realize that you made a mistake like 5 words before that, or want to change the words but not delete EVERYTHING to get back to that spot to edit it. What I want to know is, how do I make my arrow keys move the blinking cursor back?

  • #3181

    In the unmodified Blizz UI, you do this by holding down the ALT key and using the right/left arrow keys to move the cursor.

    With Prat installed and the Editbox module enabled, you can uncheck the "Use Alt key for cursor movement" box and it will let you simply use the arrow keys while you are typing without holding down the ALT key.

  • #3165

    I love this addon, I love that i can customize the way my chat box looks. My only question about this addon is; Does this addon have a module or setting to auto join channels? By that i mean my guild chat has its own chat panel, when I log on can Prat auto join the guild chat for me?

  • #3164

    I have trouble with my Prat. When i write a players name in the chat it used to be class colored.

    Ex: Hi my name is Tiindra. Then my name wud be in blue for example as im a mage, or pink if i wrote a paladins name.

    Now that feature isnt working, Can anyone help me how i do to make it work again!? :D

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