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Prat 3.0

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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
  • 10,597 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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  • #3166

    Howdy! I have a question. You know how when you hit enter, then type something, then realize that you made a mistake like 5 words before that, or want to change the words but not delete EVERYTHING to get back to that spot to edit it. What I want to know is, how do I make my arrow keys move the blinking cursor back?

  • #3181

    In the unmodified Blizz UI, you do this by holding down the ALT key and using the right/left arrow keys to move the cursor.

    With Prat installed and the Editbox module enabled, you can uncheck the "Use Alt key for cursor movement" box and it will let you simply use the arrow keys while you are typing without holding down the ALT key.

  • #3165

    I love this addon, I love that i can customize the way my chat box looks. My only question about this addon is; Does this addon have a module or setting to auto join channels? By that i mean my guild chat has its own chat panel, when I log on can Prat auto join the guild chat for me?

  • #3164

    I have trouble with my Prat. When i write a players name in the chat it used to be class colored.

    Ex: Hi my name is Tiindra. Then my name wud be in blue for example as im a mage, or pink if i wrote a paladins name.

    Now that feature isnt working, Can anyone help me how i do to make it work again!? :D

  • #3170

    Right click on the General tab and select Settings.  On the window that pops up you can tick the boxes next to the channels you want the class colors to show.  Trade, etc is under Global Channels

  • #3163

    The mouse wheel scrolling feature has stopped working.  No matter what I set it to it scrolls 1 line at a a time.  This started at 4.3.2 and it is a chat thing.  Thought I'd check here first.


    Anyone else having issues with wheel scrolling 1 line at a time?

  • #3161

    Prat seems to disable itself after I enter an Arena

  • #3160

    I keep getting the following error:


    Date: 2012-02-01 11:43:03
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\AltNames.lua line 1047:
       Cannot find a library instance of "LibAlts-1.0".
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: error()
       !Swatter\Support\LibStub.lua:23: LibStub()
       Prat-3.0\modules\AltNames.lua:1047: init()
       (tail call): ?
       [C]: ?
       [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
          [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
       (tail call): ?
       Ace3\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:514: InitializeAddon()

  • #3159

    Seems broken by the latest patch

  • #3158

    I know I've seen it somewhere, but forget where.  What features are actually in the "high cpu usage" module so I can determine whether or not I want to turn it on?  And, preferrably in English.  I think I see that the following lua files are pulled in:

    <Script file="PlayerNameGlobalPatterns.lua"/>

    <Script file="OriginalButtons.lua"/>

    <Script file="Bubbles.lua"/>

    <Script file="Scrollback.lua"/>

    And I think I want Scrollback, but don't care about OriginalButtons or Bubbles, and I don't know what PlayerNameGlobalPatterns means.

    As a second note, the forums link in the description seems to be broken.

  • #3157

    Is anybody else having the issue when you try to respond to someone in a chat tab, the edit box which I have set to be on top, is now on the botom?


    Anyone know how to fix this?

  • #3156

    I'm trying to configure the PopupMessage module, and I'm having a problem.  It's not triggering on nicknames at all.


    I'm guessing because of the length, but I need it to trigger on things like SSC, BWL etc.

    Last edited by Ketrel on 1/24/2012 7:28:54 PM
  • #3155

    I have the addon enabled for all my characters, but for some reason it does not work for some of them...any idea?

  • #3154

    if you go to formatting > channel names, is there anyway to have the player name show up before the usage string?

    for example, for whisper window i changed the string to "Whispers" (which is the default in blizzard) (the default in prat is [W from]) so would show up as [W from] <playername>

    so the playername shows up after that string, not before.  but if i'd rather it say "Whispers <playername>".


    is there anyway to configure this?  thank you!

  • #3152

    pls repaire prat ! When i posted 2 items in /2 or gchat...than i see nothing why ? 

    i have repaire all my addons btw reinstalled and i repaire wow ! But thats not working, my friend posted me or gchat items than i dont see that !  

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