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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 59,406 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 10,008,308 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/25/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,481 Favorites
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  • 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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  • #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
  • #3354

    Date: 2012-10-09 10:04:47
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\locales.lua line 28:
       attempt to index global 'Prat' (a nil value)
       Prat-3.0\addon\locales.lua:28: GetNamePattern()
       Prat-3.0\modules\PopupMessage.lua:467: OnModuleEnable()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: EnableAddon()
       ...s\AckisRecipeList\libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:556: EnableAddon()
       [C]: LoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: UIParentLoadAddOn()
       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:373: TimeManager_LoadUI()
      Swatter, v4.0.5 (<%codename%>)
      NPCScan, v5.0.0.3
      NPCScanOverlay, v5.0.0.1
      AckisRecipeList, v2.4.1
      Altoholic, v5.0.002
      AucAdvanced, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucFilterBasic, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucFilterOutlier, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucMatchUndercut, v5.14.5335.5225(5.14/embedded)
      AucStatHistogram, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatiLevel, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatPurchased, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatSales, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucStatSimple, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatStdDev, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucStatWOWEcon, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.14.5335.5133(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAppraiser, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAskPrice, v5.14.5335.5160(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilCompactUI, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.14.5335.5238(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilFixAH, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.14.5335.5237(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanButton, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanFinish, v5.14.5335.5153(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanProgress, v5.14.5335.4979(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilScanStart, v5.14.5335.5153(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilSearchUI, v5.14.5335.5335(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.14.5335.5208(5.14/embedded)
      AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.14.5335.4828(5.14/embedded)
      AutoProfitX, vr82
      Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
      Configator, v5.1.DEV.344(/embedded)
      DataStore, v5.0.001
      DataStoreAchievements, v5.0.001
      DataStoreAgenda, v5.0.001
      DataStoreAuctions, v5.0.001
      DataStoreCharacters, v5.0.001
      DataStoreContainers, v5.0.001
      DataStoreCrafts, v5.0.001
      DataStoreCurrencies, v5.0.001
      DataStoreInventory, v5.0.001
      DataStoreMails, v5.0.001
      DataStorePets, v5.0.001
      DataStoreQuests, v5.0.001
      DataStoreReputations, v5.0.001
      DataStoreSpells, v5.0.001
      DataStoreStats, v5.0.001
      DataStoreTalents, v5.0.001
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.312(/embedded)
      Dresser, v3.3
      ErrorFilter, v2.5
      FBTitan, v1.0.7
      FishingBuddy, v1.1b
      Gatherer, v4.0.5
      Junkit, v5.00
      LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.324(/embedded)
      MountFilter, v1.4
      MountFilterConfig, v1.4
      MountFilterFilter, v1.4
      MountFilterSearch, v1.4
      OmniCC, v5.0.4
      Overachiever, v0.67
      Prat30, v3.5      
      Prat30Libraries, v
      Stubby, v5.14.5335 (KowariOnCrutches)
      TidyPlates, v6.7.9 (R548)
      TidyPlatesGraphite, v
      TidyPlatesGrey, v
      TidyPlatesNeon, v
      TidyPlatesQuatre, v
      TidyPlatesHub, v
      TidyPlatesWidgets, v
      TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.315(/embedded)
      Titan, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanBag, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanClock, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanGold, v5.1.5.50001
      TitanLocation, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanLootType, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanPerformance, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanRepair, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanVolume, v5.1.6.50001
      TitanXP, v5.1.6.50001
      totalRP2, v1.016
      totalRP2Auras, v
      totalRP2Config, v
      totalRP2Creation, v
      totalRP2DataBase, v
      totalRP2Documents, v
      totalRP2Guide, v
      totalRP2ImpExport, v
      totalRP2Interface, v
      totalRP2Inventaire, v
      totalRP2Language, v
      totalRP2Packages, v
      totalRP2PlayerInfo, v
      totalRP2Quests, v
      totalRP2Registre, v
      WIM, v3.6.1
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.0.5.50001 <us>

  • #3353

    Is there any way to make all sounds play through the Master Channel instead of no specified channel? Could this be an option perhaps?

    edit: seems the sounds are through the master channel, but not the preview noises in the user interface, this could lead to user confusion

    Last edited by zotaix on 10/9/2012 6:44:41 AM
  • #3352

    for some reasons, channel chat (general, trade) are not being shown even if they are checked in the settings. can someone help me out with this pls? ty


  • #3351

    Im not getting any sounds when receiving messages,,  doesn't matter what channel. However, when setting up sounds i can hear them when selecting the different tones. Sound is set to "enable". This was working up until last update, when i also updated other addons i have.  I have tried uninstalling & reinstalled a few times. no go.. Any help would be appreciated.

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