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  • World of Warcraft
  • 107,053 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 10,889,449 Total Downloads
  • Updated 02/07/2016
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,598 Favorites
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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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  • #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"

      Swatter, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      Ace3, v
      AtlasLootLoader, vv7.04.01
      AucAdvanced, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucFilterBasic, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucFilterOutlier, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucMatchUndercut, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucStatHistogram, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatiLevel, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatPurchased, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatSales, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucStatSimple, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatStdDev, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucStatWOWEcon, v5.15.5383.5323(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAppraiser, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAskPrice, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilCompactUI, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilFixAH, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanButton, v5.15.5383.5320(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanFinish, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanProgress, v5.15.5383.4979(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilScanStart, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilSearchUI, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.15.5383.5381(5.15/embedded)
      AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.15.5383.4828(5.15/embedded)
      Auctionator, v3.1.0
      AutoRepair, v
      Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.332(/embedded)
      Bartender4, v4.5.8
      BeanCounter, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      BigBrother, v3.7.9
      CLCRet, v
      Clique, vv50100-1.0.0
      Configator, v5.1.DEV.344(/embedded)
      Coordinates, v1.8
      DBMCore, v
      DebugLib, v5.1.DEV.337(/embedded)
      Enchantrix, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      EnchantrixBarker, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      Grid, v5.1.0.1553
      GridAutoFrameSize, v2.4.5
      GridManaBars, v1.04
      GridStatusHots, v4.3.1b
      GridStatusRaidDebuff, v5.1
      Informant, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      LibBabbleInventory30, v
      LibDualSpec10, vv1.8
      LibExtraTip, v5.12.DEV.342(/embedded)
      LibStatLogic12, v191
      LibStub, v
      LibTipHooker11, v$Revision: 20 $
      MikScrollingBattleText, v5.7.125
      NeedToKnow, v4.0.10
      Omen, v3.1.7
      OmniCC, v5.1.3
      Postal, v3.5.0
      Prat30, v3.5.3      
      Prat30HighCPUUsageModules, v
      Prat30Libraries, v
      Quartz, v3.1.1
      RatingBuster, vr395
      ReforgeLite, v1.20
      RSA, v2.851
      RSAMage, v
      SellJunk, v3.0.8
      ShadowedUnitFrames, vv3.7.4
      Skada, v1.4-7
      SkadaCC, v1.0
      SkadaDamage, v1.0
      SkadaDamageTaken, v1.0
      SkadaDeaths, v1.0
      SkadaDebuffs, v1.0
      SkadaDispels, v1.0
      SkadaEnemies, v1.0
      SkadaHealing, v1.0
      SkadaPower, v1.0
      SkadaThreat, v1.0
      SlideBar, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      Stubby, v5.15.5383 (LikeableLyrebird)
      SuperGuildInvite, v6.2
      TidyPlates, v6.8.0 (R556)
      TidyPlatesGraphite, v
      TidyPlatesGrey, v
      TidyPlatesNeon, v
      TidyPlatesQuatre, v
      TidyPlatesHub, v
      TidyPlatesWidgets, v
      TipHelper, v5.12.DEV.343(/embedded)
      UTF8, v
      BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.1.0.50100 <us>

  • #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.


  • #3398

    All system messages repeat every time. For instance, if I go AFK. It posts "You are now Away: AFK" twice in the same instant...did I mess up a setting somewhere?

  • #3396

    Thanks for the instance channel updates. (on curseforge for those that are looking)

  • #3399

    im not sure why but i have searched curseforge, wowinterface and even wowace and not been able to find the update for the new 'instance' channel. do you have a link? was it taken down? i have the most upto date according to curse client so....

  • #3402; R898 was broke, make sure you skip to 899, it is most current and functioning at time of posting.

    Last edited by twizt3dkitty on 12/9/2012 6:18:35 PM
  • #3395

    If let prat control new instance chat will be nice. thx always

  • #3397

    Also hoping for this. We don't get the class-colored names with the new instance chat. Thanks!

  • #3394

    Hello, I just got an error from prat, seems to be when I'm trying to change talents. Not sure if it's actually prat that is the problem but maybe you can help, here is the Lua error:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\fonts\fonts.lua:1: Cannot find a library instance of "LibSharedMedia-3.0".
    Time: 12/01/12 16:16:36
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `error'
    ...ace\AddOns\AtlasLoot_Loader\Libs\LibStub\LibStub.lua:38: in function `LibStub'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\fonts\fonts.lua:1: in main chunk

    Locals: (*temporary) = "Cannot find a library instance of "LibSharedMedia-3.0"."

    I have the latest version installed.


    Last edited by Thundermew on 12/1/2012 10:21:22 AM
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