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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 56,002 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.0
  • 10,013,347 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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  • #2977
    Prat is causing a fatal error when I try to move my chat frames.

    Error#132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception
    Exception: 0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 001B:00511C26
    The instruction at "0x00511C26" referenced memory at "0x000000CC". The memory could not be "read".

    It happens when prat is the only addon I have enabled, but it only happens when I have more than 1 custom chat frame. When it's just general, combat log + 1 other, it doesn't do it.
  • #2978
    Thats why the chattabs module is disabled by default. I have no idea what is causing that issue - but addons are not supposed to be able to crash the game. If they do, its blizzard's job to fix.

    This would be easier if the problem was happening to me, since I could troubleshoot it some, but I can't unfortunately.
  • #2981
    OK. I definitely was reporting it. Maybe I'll get it to happen again and write something up in the "explain what you were doing when this happened" box. I'll see about turning off the chattabs module. Thanks!
  • #2971
    I recently installed PRAT and have enjoyed it thoroughly aside from one issue I am having.

    I cannot click any player names, items, achievements, etc in chat. That means no click to view items, no right click names to open the menu and invite, etc.

    I have combed through the options and cannot find anything that would disengage this function. Am I doing something wrong? Could it possibly be another addon messing with it unintentionally?

  • #2974
    You have your chatframe set to non-interactive in the blizzard options.
  • #2982
    I am a dummy! Thanks.
  • #2970
    Is there a module that lets you enter a bunch of words which would trigger a sound when said on any channel? Say, like adding your character names and nicknames to trigger a sound being played so you won't miss any messages addressed to you. If there isn't, is it possible to add one?
  • #2972
    This crossed my mind while I was chatting on irc and got the highlight sound from my name being typed, caused by my irc script. I bet many people would like this function on WoW as well, of course with the addition to be able to add nick names in addition to your character name.
  • #2973
    Popupmessage module, or if you are feeling adventurous Customfilters.
  • #2976
    Thank you, I went with Customfilters. :)
  • #2969
    hey i basically wanted to now how i can change the font colors for channels 1 and 2 back to the default one that blizzard uses since i don't like the dark blue that is associated with those channels
  • #2968
    i'm not sure what it is, but when i use Prat, if I type anything (whisper, emote, guild chat etc) my screen lags for a second, if i disable prat it doesnt happen. any suggestions?
  • #2967
    I love this addon! The only complaint I have—suggestion, really—is please, please add other fonts! The ones you have listed aren't all that readable. :/
  • #2975
    I cant find any good ones that are unicode.
  • #2966
    First of all, I would like to really thank you for this amazing addon, and for working so hard to give the users what they look for.

    I was wondering about functionality for hiding the chat window when in combat. Would this be a possibility in future releases?
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