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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 365,716 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,629,373 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/07/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,368 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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  • #3245

    Whispers wont show when at combat... v3.5

  • #3242

    Hi there

    Since the patch my real id friends' names are not coming up in their class colours, any way to fix this?

  • #3243
    Fix from  user_594507 helped with this
  • #3240

    Thank you for the upda

  • #3239

    This is the error i'm getting for real id friends, also having an issue where when anyone links an achievement i cannot see it at all, it just shows the channel that linked it.

    2x Prat-3.0-3.5\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1350: attempt to concatenate local "surname" (a nil value) Prat-3.0-3.5\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1350: in function "FormatPlayer" Prat-3.0-3.5\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1467: in function "?" Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:147: in function <Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0.lua:147> <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[4]":4: in function <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[4]":4 <in C code> <string>:"safecall Dispatcher[4]":13: in function "?" Libs\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:92: in function "Fire" Prat-3.0-3.5\addon\addon.lua:632: in function <Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:573> (tail call): ? FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2741: in function "ChatFrame_OnEvent" <string>:"*:OnEvent":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEvent":1 <in C code> FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4068: in function "ChatEdit_SendText" FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4091: in function <FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4087> <in C code> <string>:"*:OnEnterPressed":1: in function <string>:"*:OnEnterPressed":1

    Locals: nil

  • #3236

    I seem to get a 1 second lag spike everytime I chat to someone and hit 'enter' to send the message =/ Anyway to fix this?

  • #3241

    This is happening to me as well

  • #3244

    fix from 

    user_594507 helped with this as well actually
  • #3238

    I have the same problam seems to happen through Real ID and Battletag people aswell.

    Annoying since im a GM i give out my battletag alot so members can contact me =(

  • #3233

    When anything is linked in game, I can't click on it. I can't click on anyone's name in chat to whisper them either.

    I have the same....HELP))

  • #3237

    Right click the tab of the chat window and click on "Make Interactive"

    Hope this helps.


  • #3232

    I cant find anymore the option to have a sound alert when my nickname is being typed... Did you remove it or im blind?

  • #3231

    Thanks! This works and stops the errors when receiving messages from RealID friends. It is in the Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua file. Use notepad++ or some other text editor with line counts to change it.

    Last edited by zaleon on 8/31/2012 10:09:49 AM
  • #3228

    The BNGetFriendInfo API call has changed to cater for the BattleTag real ID system.

    Copy and paste, or edit the following lines in the \Prat-3.0\modules\PlayerNames.lua file:

    Old code from line 1347-1353:

              local _, givenName, surname, toon, id = BNGetFriendInfo(i)

              if id then
                if BNTokenCombineGivenAndSurname(givenName .. surname) == message.PLAYER then

                  local _, toonName, client, realmName, _, faction, race, class, _, zoneName, level, gameText,
                    broadcastText, broadcastTime = BNGetToonInfo(id)


    New code:

              local presenceID, presenceName, battleTag, isBattleTagPresence = BNGetFriendInfo(i)

              if presenceID then
                if BNTokenFindName(presenceName) == message.PLAYER then

                  local _, toonName, client, realmName, _, faction, race, class, _, zoneName, level, gameText,
                    broadcastText, broadcastTime = BNGetToonInfo(presenceID)


    [Edit: Forgot to add the filename where the changes need to be done. Thanks zaleon!]

    Last edited by user_594507 on 8/31/2012 8:15:02 PM
  • #3227

    When anything is linked in game, I can't click on it. I can't click on anyone's name in chat to whisper them either.

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