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  • World of Warcraft
  • 95,949 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 10,874,922 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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  • #3183

    This addon is broken, it makes the game crash!

  • #3182

         It has already been asked, but I can't bring myself to read  178 pages of comments.  Is there a way to resize the chatbox and/or undock it and move it?  Thanks for your patience.

  • #3184

    Enable general tab in tab options and you can edit the chat settings as if you wouldnt have prat installed in the normal chat option menu, unlock chat and have fun.

  • #3179

    Hey if i click on the name of a player in the chat normally you get him as target and now you whipser him, can i change a setting to the normally?

    Last edited by Bikejunk on 3/29/2012 2:34:10 PM
  • #3178

    Getting the following LUA error when debugging a dead zone on my screen:

    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Timestamps.lua:515: Usage: ChatFrame1:AddMessage("text", [r, g, b,] typeID, backFill, accessID, extraData)
    Time: 03/24/12 10:57:00
    Count: 1
    Stack: [C]: in function `AddMessage'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Timestamps.lua:515: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\Timestamps.lua:511>
    (tail call): ?
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:705: in function <Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:698>
    (tail call): ?
    [string "DEFAULT_CHAT_FRAME:AddMessage( GetMouseFocu..."]:1: in main chunk
    [C]: in function `RunScript'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2118: in function `?'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4293: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4239>
    [C]: in function `ChatEdit_ParseText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3992: in function `ChatEdit_SendText'
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4031: in function `ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed'
    [string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1>

    Locals: (*temporary) = ChatFrame1 {
     0 = <userdata>
     checkedGMOTD = true
     flashTimer = 0
     isInitialized = 1
     PageUp = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     ScrollUp = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     tellTimer = 63131.575
     ScrollToBottom = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     mouseOutTime = 1.0030000507832
     resizeButton = ChatFrame1ResizeButton {
     buttonFrame = ChatFrame1ButtonFrame {
     defaultLanguage = "Orcish"
     buttonSide = "left"
     oldAlpha = 0.76862749643624
     channelList = <table> {
     PageDown = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     clickAnywhereButton = ChatFrame1ClickAnywhereButton {
     isDocked = 1
     mouseInTime = 0
     editBox = ChatFrame1EditBox {
     ScrollDown = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     isLocked = 1
     name = "General"
     ScrollToTop = <function> defined =[C]:-1
     isStaticDocked = true
     zoneChannelList = <table> {
     AddMessage = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\ArkInventory\Externals\Ace3-AceHook\AceHook-3.0.lua:100
     messageTypeList = <table> {
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil

  • #3177

    Why does the fonts that I have set for General doesn't go to Combat Log or Whisper Window? It looks small in comparison to General. I can't find anything to change it in the options. Help me please!

    Edit: I found it, but it only goes from 12 to 14. Is there anyway I can set it to 13?

    Last edited by RonaldFanta on 3/18/2012 10:13:38 AM
  • #3175

    Date: 2012-03-12 16:19:33
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: AddOn: Prat-3.0
    Count: 1
    Message: Warning: AddOn Prat-3.0 attempted to call a protected function (SearchLFGLeave()) which may require interaction.
    [C]: SearchLFGLeave()
    ..\FrameXML\LFRFrame.lua:406: LFRBrowseFrame_OnUpdateAlways()
    [string "*:OnUpdate"]:7:
    [string "*:OnUpdate"]:1

  • #3174

    Could you add it so that for german locales (or generally depending on what is easier/better) it looks for "Twink <name>" instead of "<name>'s alt" when looking for alt information in the guild notes?

     I tried fixing it myself but I'm so very horrible with regular expressions :( 

  • #3173

    Hi! I am struggling with Prat not saving chat history, even if it has been ticked on to remember. Is this an error or what? Is it possible to fix it? Only reason I got prat was for chat logs, and that does not work :-/

  • #3176

    same problem here.

    Quote from ulvarmarson »

    Hi! I am struggling with Prat not saving chat history, even if it has been ticked on to remember. Is this an error or what? Is it possible to fix it? Only reason I got prat was for chat logs, and that does not work :-/


  • #3185

    Get elephant addon. Seperate addon with chatlog feature that works (for me).

  • #3171

    Hey. after latest patch, my prat cant remember to check for class colours after a loading screen.??

  • #3169

    How do you make whisper chat font larger?

    Looking under display settnigs - font, I don't see an option to change the font size on whispers.

  • #3168

    Hi, how do I click on the item when players links it to the chat, like if someone links gear/weapons or something, I can't see its stats becauce I am just clicking it right trough it, I need help

  • #3167

    i quit wow about 8 months ago or so and recently (read: yesterday) started playing again. Of course i had to grab Prat, one of my favorite addons. However, i vividly recall there being an option to change the direction of the chat scroll (i.e. new messages to pop up on the top of the box instead of the bottom.) and i can't figure out where that option is now. Does it still exist?

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