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  • World of Warcraft
  • 61,591 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 10,831,035 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/07/2016
  • Created 07/28/2008
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.6.5
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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.

2016-02-07  sylvanaar  <>

[5da43f3fa291] [3.6.5]
* modules/PlayerNames.lua services/chatsections.lua

Do not store the result of Disabiguate in the PLAYERLINK, it will obviously break it.


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  • #3436

    Pet battle ui not working when prat is actived. My Pet battle chat log and combat log seperates from the main chat panel and my buttons for pet battle disappear entirely, forcing me to logout to exit combat.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChatFrames.lua:342: attempt to call method 'ConfigureAllChatFrames' (a nil value)
    Time: 04/02/13 00:14:41
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `ConfigureAllChatFrames'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChatFrames.lua:342: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChatFrames.lua:336>
    (tail call): ?
    Interface\FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:804: in function `FCF_OpenTemporaryWindow'
    ...AddOns\Blizzard_PetBattleUI\Blizzard_PetBattleUI.lua:146: in function `PetBattleFrame_Display'
    ...AddOns\Blizzard_PetBattleUI\Blizzard_PetBattleUI.lua:94: in function <...AddOns\Blizzard_PetBattleUI\Blizzard_PetBattleUI.lua:91>


  • #3435


    I noticed that the altNames function doesn't work anymore. After reading the changelog, they were intentionally disabled. Why? Will they come back?

  • #3434


    1x Prat-3.0-3.5.5\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:430: attempt to index local "chan" (a nil value)
    Prat-3.0-3.5.5\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:430: in function "BuildChannelList"
    Prat-3.0-3.5.5\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:276: in function "OnModuleEnable"
    Prat-3.0-3.5.5\addon\modules.lua:182: in function <Prat-3.0\addon\modules.lua:174>
    (tail call): ?
    <in C code>
    <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":9: in function <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[1]":5
    (tail call): ?
    Ace3-Release-r1083\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-11.lua:543: in function "EnableAddon"
    Ace3-Release-r1083\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-11.lua:556: in function "EnableAddon"
    Ace3-Release-r1083\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0-11.lua:636: in function <Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:621>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:301: in function "UIParentLoadAddOn"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:324: in function "CombatLog_LoadUI"
    FrameXML\UIParent.lua:715: in function <FrameXML\UIParent.lua:678>


  • #3433

    Same error with the new Version:

    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua line 430:
    attempt to index local 'chan' (a nil value)
    Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:430: BuildChannelList()
    Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:276: OnModuleEnable()
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
    (tail call): ?
    Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: EnableAddon()
    Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:556: EnableAddon()

    I use the german client and added the following to the line to quick-and-dirty correct this error (copyied some lines to identifify where I changed something, its line 420 and the following):

    if va ~= "CHANNEL" then
    chan = TEXT(_G["CHAT_MSG_"])
    if (va == "INSTANCE_CHAT") then
    chan = "Instanz";
    chan = L["Channel"]

  • #3432

    Chat history no longer working for Prat after 5.2?

  • #3437

    Chat history still isn't working  :( 

  • #3431

    It appears the AceTimer library needs updating.

    FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:591: attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value
    FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:591: in function <FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:585>
    <in C code>
    Titan-\TitanMovable.lua:351: in function "TitanMovableFrame_MoveFrames"
    Titan-\TitanMovable.lua:527: in function "TitanPanel_AdjustFrames"
    Titan-\TitanMovable.lua:542: in function "func"
    Prat-3.0-3.5.4_Libraries-3.5.4\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0-15.lua:41: in function <Prat-3.0_Libraries\AceTimer-3.0\AceTimer-3.0.lua:36>

     = <func> @FrameXML\ContainerFrame.lua:585
     = <func> @Postal\Libs\..\AceHook-3.0.lua:100

  • #3428

    As others have said, is there any way to change the Chat Frame Strata? I'm using ElvUI but dislike their chat mod and would like to use Prat 3.0 instead, but it keeps falling behind ElvUI's chat backgrounds and with ElvUI and Prat both not having strata options, I am losing my gourd.

  • #3426

    After update I get a:

    Date: 2013-02-10 21:25:01
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua line 430:
       attempt to index local 'chan' (a nil value)
       Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:430: BuildChannelList()
       Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:276: OnModuleEnable()
       (tail call): ?

  • #3429

    i'm getting this too.  gonna revert to prior release for now i guess.

  • #3425

    Any word on the return of Smart Group? I still don't understand why it was removed. Other than not being able to determine Instance_Chat versus Raid, it still works. I have it used in several macros.

    Last edited by Kanegasi on 2/10/2013 3:46:40 AM
  • #3424

    Does this addon allow messaging to MSBT? Like.. when someone would say my chars name, it would broadcast to MSBT Messages. Currently Chatter isnt functioning in the new version with this, and im pretty anal about not having [ ]s around realid names, not just the char theyre on, thanks!

  • #3423


    Im using prat, and when i type the symbol "?" in the note, the addon "eats" the last word you typed, any idea to fix this? I have the same problem in my 2 notes and the PC does not happen...



  • #3422


    Can I edit the chat tabs by font, color and background opacity?

    Not the chat text just the tab names.

    I've renamed the tabs but would like to edit the visual.


  • #3421

    Been scrolling through the comments trying to find the answer to this with little or no success.   How often does the ChatLog feature of Prat save it's data to the text file?

    Is it when the buffer is full, or is it at certain intervals?  Can't seem to find any information on it.



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