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  • World of Warcraft
  • 61,924 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 10,827,984 Total Downloads
  • Updated 12/21/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,594 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.6.4
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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.

2015-12-21  sylvanaar  <>

[74be06d13c79] [3.6.4]
* services/chatsections.lua

Fix exception


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  • #3284

    [Esc] -> Interface -> AddOns -> Prat -> Display Settings -> Buttons -> uncheck "show arrows"

  • #3282

    Is there an option to force lower caps when typing in chat? Since my Caps Lock key is bound to target, i can never remember to check caps lock indicator on keyboard before typing a message, and before i know it i've yelled at someone! lol

  • #3281

    For the error in PlayerNames.lua Line 1350 (RealID whispers), apply the patch from the comment here:

    Last edited by watchout on 9/8/2012 7:40:55 AM
  • #3280

    Lets get a update please, people have been having this problem for over a week now, LETS GO.

  • #3285

    Don't be jerk. Even if you donated (key word: donated) money to the author(s), which is highly unlikely, you have no basis to expect anything to be done for this addon or any addon. Let alone demand an update for an issue that is only a couple weeks old. Give the author(s) who developed this addon out of their enjoyment of the game and community and likely have busy lives outside of WoW a break and stop being a jerk.

    Last edited by semize on 9/9/2012 2:30:29 PM
  • #3279

    Having the same issue that everyone else is having, really annoying trying to raid with people whispering me freezing my screen for 2 secs >.>

  • #3276

    I wish I could help with all the whisper errors, but Prat doesn't handle my whispers. I do have a fix for the SmartGroup error. Open "ChannelSticky.lua" in the modules folder (inside the main Prat-3.0 folder) and make the following changes:

    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"

    If you do not have a text editor with line counts, just copy/paste the line you need to change into your finder, typically CTRL+F.

    Last edited by Kanegasi on 9/7/2012 9:17:50 AM
  • #3277

    are u even using the newest version of this addon? the errors your referring to should have already been addressed with this last version.


  • #3274

    This is the error I'm receiving upon login, other than not putting the class colors in RealID whispers, it works great, and would much rather keep using Prat than WIM.

    702x 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
    FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:2637: in function <FrameXML\FloatingChatFrame.lua:2611>

  • #3275


    3x Prat-3.0-3.5\modules\PlayerNames.lua:1350: attempt to call global "BNTokenCombineGivenAndSurname" (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 "?"
    Ace3-Release-r1061\CallbackHandler-1.0\CallbackHandler-1.0-6.lua:147: in function <Ace3\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 "?"
    Ace3-Release-r1061\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


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  • #3278

    there is a VERY simple fix to that issue posted on these comments about 3-4 pages back. it completely resolved my issue. i think almost anyone is capable of performing this fix, however yes it would be nice to see the author address it as it is very simple.


  • #3273

    definatly can confirm the issue with dealing with realid whispers, to recreate it you can do 2 different approaches. 1 find a friend in real id and initiate a whisper with them, or by someone with your realid initiating a conversation with you, this only tosses and error upon initiation of a realid conversation and doesn happen again as long as your convo is still in session with your real id chatter. however the solution posted in this threadt back many pages does resolve the issue.

    Last edited by d3m0n75 on 9/6/2012 3:38:10 PM


  • #3272

    I've been having this error message since the update. I really like this program. Hope it is an easy fix.

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\AltNames.lua:1411: attempt to index upvalue 'altregistry' (a nil value) Time: 09/06/12 09:50:48 Count: 1 Stack: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\AltNames.lua:1411: in function `OnModuleEnable' Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\modules.lua:182: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\modules.lua:174> (tail call): ? [C]: ? [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9: in function <[string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5> (tail call): ? ...ddOns\GatherMate2\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:543: in function `EnableAddon' ...ddOns\GatherMate2\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:556: in function `EnableAddon' ...ddOns\GatherMate2\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:636: in function <...ddOns\GatherMate2\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:621> [C]: in function `LoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:299: in function `UIParentLoadAddOn' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:322: in function `CombatLog_LoadUI' Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:692: in function <Interface\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:657>

  • #3825

    I've also been getting this error. Please fix :c

  • #3270

    For all that is holy... who do I have to kill to turn off the sounds that play every time someone whispers me in real ID or fight in combat?  Being spammed with 'fatality!' a million times is driving me mad and I can't find where to turn this OFF. 

     I should add that when I type /prat and look at the sound option, sound is grayed out and I can't click on it.


    Last edited by Savaena on 9/6/2012 3:54:34 AM
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