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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 34,346 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 7,782,806 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/10/2013
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 9,875 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.7
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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.

2013-09-10  sylvanaar  <>

[60bf58c958a0] [3.5.7]
* 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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  • #2315

    I can't seem to be able to use WIM and Prat with WIM's Guild Window (and raid, and party etc.) functionality.

    Each time I try it, I get this:

    Date: 2010-07-09 06:48:53
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua line 257:
    attempt to index local 'm' (a boolean value)
    [C]: ?
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    WIM\Modules\History.lua:231: fun()
    WIM\WIM.lua:299: CallModuleFunction()
    (tail call): ?
    WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua:296: handler()
  • #2314
    Latest version, My filter no longer functions properly. I had it set up to alert me when someone said my name (or abbreviations thereof) should play a noise, and also display a pop-up
    strangely it works if i type my own name, but not when others do I double checked that it's set as an inbound filter....

  • #2313
    go install this version
  • #2311
    Whenever i open the game i always get this and i think Prat is the problem

    Date: 2010-07-08 12:58:10
    ID: 3
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua line 441:
    attempt to index local 'chan' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    (tail call): ?
    Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:441: BuildChannelList()
    Prat-3.0\modules\ChannelSticky.lua:290: OnModuleEnable()
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:9:
    [string "safecall Dispatcher[1]"]:5
    (tail call): ?
    ...\AddOns\AtlasLoot\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:539: EnableAddon()
    ...\AddOns\AtlasLoot\Libs\AceAddon-3.0\AceAddon-3.0.lua:551: EnableAddon()
    [C]: LoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:235: UIParentLoadAddOn()
    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:258: CombatLog_LoadUI()
    Swatter, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AtlasLoot, vv5.11.03
    AtlasLootFu, vv5.11.03
    AucAdvanced, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucFilterBasic, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucFilterOutlier, v5.8.4723.2531
    AucMatchUndercut, v5.8.4723.2531
    AucStatHistogram, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucStatiLevel, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucStatPurchased, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucStatSales, v5.8.4723.2842
    AucStatSimple, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucStatStdDev, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucStatWOWEcon, v5.8.4723.2530
    AucUtilAHWindowControl, v5.8.4723.3311
    AucUtilAppraiser, v5.8.4723.2530
    AucUtilAskPrice, v5.8.4723.3175
    AucUtilAutoMagic, v5.8.4723.3142
    AucUtilCompactUI, v5.8.4723.2530
    AucUtilEasyBuyout, v5.8.4723.3583
    AucUtilFixAH, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    AucUtilGlypher, v5.8.4723.2545
    AucUtilItemSuggest, v5.8.4723.3108
    AucUtilPriceLevel, v5.8.4723.2545
    AucUtilScanButton, v5.8.4723.2530
    AucUtilScanFinish, v5.8.4723.3576
    AucUtilScanProgress, v5.8.4723.2530
    AucUtilScanStart, v5.8.4723.2530
    AucUtilSearchUI, v5.8.4723.3655
    AucUtilSimpleAuction, v5.8.4723.4546
    AucUtilVendMarkup, v5.8.4723.2530
    BeanCounter, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    BonusScanner, v5.3
    DBMCore, v
    Enchantrix, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    EnchantrixBarker, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    GearScore, v3.1.17 - Release
    Mapster, v1.3.9
    Prat30, v3.3.21
    Prat30Libraries, v
    Quartz, v3.0.3
    QuestHelper, v1.4.0
    SlideBar, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    Stubby, v5.8.4723 (CreepyKangaroo)
    SunnArt, v3.43
    XPerl, v3.0.8
    XPerlArcaneBar, v
    XPerlParty, v
    XPerlPartyPet, v
    XPerlPlayer, v
    XPerlPlayerBuffs, v
    XPerlPlayerPet, v
    XPerlRaidAdmin, v
    XPerlRaidFrames, v
    XPerlRaidHelper, v
    XPerlRaidPets, v
    XPerlTarget, v
    XPerlTargetTarget, v
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.3.3.30300
  • #2310
    also shift no longer zooms from the top of the history in the chat pane and back again when scrolling
  • #2309
    Ditto here to as Psylocke after updating functions in the chatbox have gone belly up... any help here?
  • #2308
    Same here Psylocke, had a good look in the options and can't find anything so I assume its broke. Also I don't know if its prat or not but I keep getting the same out of memory error as DiabloGamer, however when the game crashed it was using just under 2gb of memory on my PC so I assume its hitting the upper 2gb limit for 32bit apps.
  • #2307
    after getting the last version, i can't use the functions of the arrow keys in the chatbox.. can't move the cursor left-right and cant switch between my last messages. is that broken or is there a new option or something for that?
  • #2306
    Great mod! I've always like the functionality of Prat.

    2 things:
    1. If I get rid of the arrow keys and the buttons in the frame, there is a "dead space" where the arrow keys go. Is there anyway to get rid of that?
    2. On a new window, there is a "minimize" button that's in the middle of the window. Anyway to get rid of that?
  • #2304
    I am aware that a lot of work is yet to be done with the changes Blizz has made to the chat box.
    New quirk ---- It seems that for no apparent reason my wife cannot get any response clicking on items or names in the chat box. She reset to default and tried again. I have the same version but this is not an issue for me.

    Any idea if this is a Prat issue?
  • #2301
    If there any why to use the mouse in the new vers. to copy stuff in the edit box?
  • #2305
    Only Ctrl-C and Ctrl-v to copy the text and paste the text respectively.
  • #2300
    not sure if its a bug with Cellular or Prat 3.0 but when i ame running both addons and try to log to a other toon or simple exit the game i ame getting a 311 crach (

    World of WarCraft (build 12340)

    Exe: D:\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
    Time: Jul 4, 2010 9:19:46.348 AM
    User: Diablo Gamer
    Computer: DIABLOGAMER-PC

    This application has encountered a critical error:

    Not enough storage is available to process this command.

    Program: D:\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
    File: .\src\lmemPool.cpp
    Line: 311

    Requested 3168 bytes of memory[/code]

    mabby you cen look in to it that its not your addon
  • #2298
    hello, could you please somehow do that we can move /Enable/Disable that damn annoying Social button at chat? thank you..

    I have on left side Chat (arrows up and down hidden) and next to it Spell Bars, but that Social button is getting into my bars..I can move it away, but it has empty frame under it, so if i move it out of my SpellBars its making my chatframe smaller.

    Sorry for my english,im not sure if you udnerstand me,i can send you screenshot if you want..

    Thank you for this awesome Addon BTW :)
  • #2297
    How do I set prat to have a popup message or a sound when someone types my name in chat. Sometimes i am afk and have sound on so its nice to be able to see someone is trying to get a hold of me.
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