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  • World of Warcraft
  • 55,258 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 10,014,848 Total Downloads
  • Updated 06/25/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,482 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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  • #3303

    realID laggin for me :(

  • #3307
    Quote from kicsidevil »

    realID laggin for me :(

    like me.. can nobody fix it ? >.<

  • #3325
    Quote from Nahliya »
    Quote from kicsidevil »

    realID laggin for me :(

    like me.. can nobody fix it ? >.<

    This. And very much this. Very annoying 1-2 sec lag every time something from realID chat comes up.

  • #3302

    Date: 2012-09-15 16:11:05
    ID: -2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 2
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua line 1350:
       attempt to concatenate local 'surname' (a nil value)
       Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1350: FormatPlayer()
       Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1467: ?()
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:4:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:4
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:13: ?()
       ...Tom\libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()
       (tail call): ?
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2741: ChatFrame_OnEvent()
       [string "*:OnEvent"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEvent"]:1
       [C]: BNSendWhisper()
       [C]: ChatEdit_SendText()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4091: ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed()
       [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1:
          [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1

  • #3300

    New update, and it stops recording the chatlog, as in when I log in it doesnt show me what happened 5 min before I logged out, as it used to, anyone know how to make it work again?

  • #3299

    BugGrabberDB = {
        ["session"] = 8,
        ["lastSanitation"] = 3,
        ["errors"] = {
                ["message"] = "Prat-3.0-3.5\\modules\\PlayerNames.lua:1350: attempt to call global \"BNTokenCombineGivenAndSurname\" (a nil value)",
                ["time"] = "2012/09/15 09:16:49",
                ["stack"] = "Prat-3.0-3.5\\modules\\PlayerNames.lua:1350: in function \"FormatPlayer\"\nPrat-3.0-3.5\\modules\\PlayerNames.lua:1467: in function \"?\"\nlibs\\CallbackHandler-1.0\\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:147: in function <libs\\CallbackHandler-1.0\\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147>\n<string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[4]\":4: in function <string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[4]\":4\n<in C code>\n<string>:\"safecall Dispatcher[4]\":13: in function \"?\"\nlibs\\CallbackHandler-1.0\\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:92: in function \"Fire\"\nPrat-3.0-3.5\\addon\\addon.lua:632: in function <Prat-3.0\\addon\\addon.lua:573>\n(tail call): ?\nFrameXML\\ChatFrame.lua:2741: in function \"ChatFrame_OnEvent\"\nWIM-3.6.1\\Libs\\LibChatHandler-1.0\\LibChatHandler-1.0-23.lua:299: in function <WIM\\Libs\\LibChatHandler-1.0\\LibChatHandler-1.0.lua:259>\nWIM-3.6.1\\Libs\\LibChatHandler-1.0\\LibChatHandler-1.0-23.lua:326: in function <WIM\\Libs\\LibChatHandler-1.0\\LibChatHandler-1.0.lua:314>",
                ["session"] = 5,
                ["counter"] = 5,
            }, -- [1]

  • #3301

    I get this same error.  I was getting it whenever I sent a message, now I get it when I receive a message.

  • #3298

    my wow get freeze when someone is whisper me from my real id.

    can someone help me?

    and i get this problem when i am infight.

    Last edited by Nahliya on 9/15/2012 4:21:30 AM
  • #3296

    Update please! =!

  • #3294

    Date: 2012-09-12 11:50:20
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua line 1350:
       attempt to call global 'BNTokenCombineGivenAndSurname' (a nil value)
       Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1350: FormatPlayer()
       Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1467: ?()
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:4:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:4
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[4]"]:13: ?()
       ...Ons\Ace3\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:92: Fire()
       (tail call): ?
       (tail call): ?
       WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:844: AddEventMessage()
       WIM\Modules\WhisperEngine.lua:410: handler()
    A lot.  Message me if you need a list.

  • #3293

    This addon has updated twice on the alpha version and still no update to the ChannelSticky module. Please make the following changes to the ChannelSticky module:

    line 475


    elseif GetNumRaidMembers() > 0 then


    elseif IsInRaid() then

    line 477


    elseif GetNumPartyMembers() > 0 then


    elseif IsInGroup() then

    So, from 470 to 482, it should read:
    function module:SmartGroupChatType()

    local _,pvp = IsInInstance()

    if pvp == "pvp" then
    return "BATTLEGROUND"
    elseif IsInRaid() then
    return "RAID"
    elseif IsInGroup() then
    return "PARTY"

    return "SAY"

    Thank you.

  • #3291


    Edit the playernames.lua file and at line 1118 where it says GetNumPartyMembers, change it to GetNumSubgroupMembers.

    Chufas:According to "", the function "BNTokenCombineGivenAndSurname" has been removed.  Since the error is attempt to call global, a nil value..doesn't it mean the problem is that specific function?
    Last edited by Aoxomoxoa on 9/10/2012 7:48:11 PM
  • #3292

    Thanks, that worked for me

  • #3290

    this is workin fine for me, just wondering how to make it so it shows chat bubbles from party chat. seems the only time i see chat bubbles ever is when someone says my name in chat. can anyone point out where i need to go to turn this on? im sure im just high and im lookin right at it. thanks in advance.

  • #3289

    From wowinterface:

    just simple fix:

    in PlayerNames.lua replace line 1347
    local _, givenName, surname, toon, id = BNGetFriendInfo(i)


    local _, givenName, surname, toonid = BNGetFriendInfo(i)

    I think that should work, mine work well

    Last edited by chufas on 9/10/2012 7:26:58 AM
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