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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 398,688 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,627,073 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/07/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,366 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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  • #3373

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:401: attempt to index field '?' (a nil value) Time: 11/27/12 12:26:21 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 (tail call): ? [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: in function (tail call): ? ...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: in function `EnableAddon' ...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:556: in function `EnableAddon' ...\AddOns\DataStore\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:636: in function [C]: in function `LoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:373: in function `TimeManager_LoadUI' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:690: in function Locals:

  • #3372

    Lots of error with this new patch :/

  • #3371

    the /gr feature of the addon isn't working and conflicts with other addons when it is tried.

  • #3370

    Can we expect an update soonish? Please? I love Prat, but its just not working the way it should and hasnt for a long while. Bugging out other addons as well. :-/

  • #3369

    First I love this addon. Second I have color blindness which makes it hard to see the chat text unless I have a solid black background. My issue is that when ppl aren't actually chatting or anything and the text fades out I get stuck with ugly black frames. I would love to see the background fade away a few seconds after text has faded away and then come back if new text gets printed. Is this possible to add or have I missed a setting somewhere? Also having frames go solid with mouse over is not a solution cause I cant focus on hovering during raids etc.

  • #3368

    6x FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:972: bad argument #1 to "strsub" (string expected, got nil)
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:972: in function "FCF_StripChatMsg"
    FrameXML\ChatConfigFrame.lua:1464: in function "GetMessageTypeColor"
    Prat-3.0-3.5.1\modules\Editbox.lua:681: in function <Prat-3.0\modules\Editbox.lua:666>
    (tail call): ?
    FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3506: in function <FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3498>
    <in C code>
    <string>:"REPLY2":1: in function <string>:"REPLY2":1

    string = nil

  • #3367

    when I used Prat whenever someone made a link in chat, that person's name and sometimes the link to click on wasn't in the line. Not sure if this is a bug or not, but I am not going to use Prat until this gets fixed.

  • #3362

    Class color's don't seem to work and there is no opstion to set them.

  • #3361

    Sometimes opens the chat when click near unit frames or nameplate, this is an option or buggy?

  • #3360

    is this abandonned?

  • #3358

    For some reason randomly on only some characters I can not click on peoples names to open the menu of options, like whisper or ignore. But it works on some characters. Any idea why this is? 

  • #3357

    In private message frame's input box. I can't move the cursor to right or left, like normal chart frame. I have to hold the Alt key to move corsor to right. 

  • #3356
    Party Chat Not showing

    Since the last few rounds of hotfixes, I am now running in a continuous party chat issue with Prat. When in a party, Party chat doesn't show up at all in my chat box. I've disabled all other addons to test this and It is Prat that breaks it. D: Any odeas?


  • #3359

    havent seen any solution regarding this yet. im experiencing it too, but in my case, i can not see chat from any channel (general, trade, custom made).



  • #3355

    This addon bugged my chatbar and now is messed up of this addon... why?


    Last edited by wishfire on 10/31/2012 11:30:58 AM
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