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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 218,209 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.2
  • 10,448,625 Total Downloads
  • Updated 11/13/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,540 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.6.1
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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.

2015-11-13  sylvanaar  <>

[76e924777dd9] [3.6.1]
* Prat-3.0.toc

Fix storage for the scrollback


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  • #3007
  • #3001
    Is it possible to have the chat frame fade to about 50% opacity after a while? Sort of like the fading module, except instead of completely fading away all the text, is there a way I can make it so it only fades to 50% opacity? Is there a place I can edit it in the lua?
  • #3000
    Anyone know how to copy chat window size and position from another toon?
  • #2999
    I posted this on bubblicious as well. But this is also part of this addon so Im adding it here too.

    I am making use of this and love it. The only HUGE problem I find is that you can't change the padding of the chat bubble. I run wow across 3 monitors and the problem is that the chat bubbles are HUGE because of this. So I started using this addon in the hopes that it fixed this problem. What the addon now does, it reduces the font size of the chat bubble but the padding is still enormous. It would be nice if you could add a feature to control the padding. :) If you like, I can mail you a snapshot.
  • #2998
    how do I move the scroll-arrows from left to right - like in your screenshot Color Names Everywhere / Channel Nicknames - and doing it so that the arrows do not cover the text.
    also - i want to have the blizz social icon move same place (to the right)
  • #2997
    Thank you for this fantastic AddOn, I've been using it for years. No problems for me with 4.0.6 yet :) I hope you continue to maintain this and develop new features for more years to come!
  • #2996
    How can I prevent prat from colouring a SPECIFIC name? As an RPer I once came across a toon named 'land' in a pug and since then Prat keeps colouring the phrase in DK colour which eventually drive me mad. I'm VERY unlikely to see this toon again and I want to know how I can stop prat colouring specific names.
  • #2995
    Is there a way to outline the text in the editbox?
  • #2993
    does prat show level of ALL players ?

    i see only in guild chat but not in /4 /2
    i want to see level of ALL people in the channels, like class color.
    (or see only not 85 lvl)

    how to do it?
  • #2994
    like on 5th screenshot "Colorful Text" - Spititout and Wutzi in 2nd channel are WITHOUT lvl. i want to see it. how?
  • #2992
    $.0.6 has introduced the ability to open whispers automatically in a new window, but those are not being recognised by the addon with modules not recognising them.
    The Editbox positioning being at the bottom irrespective of the setting, and the scrolling buttons on the side are both appearing when one of those whisper tabs have the focus, but not when static chat frames do.
  • #2991
    I have one problem with customfilters; I added my nickname and short variations of it since nobody actually writes the full thing ever. I wanted to have a color on them, but even though I added the same color on every word it only colors the shortest. Say like I added 'something' and 'some', and put the same color on them both and wrote 'something', only 'some' would get colored with 'thing' being on the default chat color. Is there a way to fix this?
  • #2990
    Any chance of a blacklist funktion for the colouring the names? I am the lucky member of a guild with brilliant names like: Close, oom, idd, fast, rage and threat.. it does make my chat glow in many colours, and it does tend to be a bit of a bother. though, i am very happy with the colours when its an actual name..
  • #2989
    Can't whisper party members in random groups

    Every time i try to whisper someone in my party, I'm met with a "that player isn't currently playing" message in the chat box or w/e it is.
    I think what's happening is that somehow it's only recognizing players from my realm and won't allow me to whisper players from other realms.
  • #2985
    Hi, first of all thanks for this awesome addon i've been using it for ages .
    I'm here to ask some help about a problem i encountered when trying to install an "all-in-one" interface ( i uninstalled it very quick tho ) : here's my issue.
    I can't see rolls on chat frame anymore, i just see the result (who won the roll), for exemple : Player won [object] - 38 (need)
    I can't see who picked up "greed" or "need". Is there a Prat filter that have been enabled in the "all-in-one" interface that i need to disable to see rolls again ?

    Sorry for my poor english and thanks for any help
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