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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 62,462 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.7
  • 8,112,543 Total Downloads
  • Updated 05/13/2014
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 9,961 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.8
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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.

2014-02-20  nebula  <>

[2da075585786] [3.5.8]
* modules/ServerNames.lua services/chatsections.lua

revert last and Ambiguate in the event handler


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  • #2188
    Hello, I'm having the same problem as Rikeni (can't Tab through whispers), I've tried deleting both Ace3 and Prat and installing them again from Curse, but that didn't help at all. Do I need to clear some files manually of something? Thanks!
  • #2189
    You need the alpha version of Ace3, i repackaged Prat into version 3.3.20 which has the right Ace3
  • #2204
    got it, thanks!
  • #2183
    can someone tell me how to turn off the scrolling throu what i have written when pressing arrow keys i cant remember how to turn it off. and its doing my head in
  • #2186
    editbox module - the option is something like 'require ALT...', in other words it toggles the need to hold the alt key down to move around the edit box
  • #2181
    Also, since patch I no longer see messages like "You have invited blabla" "You have left raid group" etc, is there any way to fix it?
  • #2180
    Getting this error the first time I try to tab through whispers on a toon after login; subsequent tabbing doesn't throw the error but of course the tabbing doesn't work either:


    Date: 2010-06-30 13:18:13
    ID: -1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua line 3739:
    attempt to index local 'self' (a nil value)
    (tail call): ?
    [C]: ?
    ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3739: ChatEdit_SecureTabPressed()
    ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3847: ChatEdit_OnTabPressed()
    [string "*:OnTabPressed"]:1:
    [string "*:OnTabPressed"]:1
    (tail call): ?
  • #2184
    You have an outdated version of Ace3. Maybe i need to repackage Prat. Alternatively you can install Ace3.
  • #2179
    Message: Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\services\chatsections.lua:524: bad argument #1 to 'match' (string expected, got table)
    Time: 06/30/10 20:42:23
    Count: 206
    Stack: [C]: ?
    [C]: in function `match'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\services\chatsections.lua:524: in function `SplitChatMessage'
    Interface\AddOns\Prat-3.0\addon\addon.lua:532: in function
    (tail call): ?
    Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:2491: in function `ChatFrame_OnEvent'
  • #2185
    This is a new one. My guess is its another addon. Can you run with just Prat and reproduce it?
  • #2176
    Question : Is there a setting to kill the chat window tabs, minimize buttons, the new social icon and the new pane next to every window? ... I guess the last one is a no since people are reporting on it. Could I make a request for these changes if possible?
  • #2178
    The answer is "sort of". Right now you can go into the ChatTabs module, and set both alpha sliders to 0. That will let the buttonframe (the left bar), the minimize button, and the tabs fade out completely. However on mouseover they will reappear while you are hovering over the chatframe.
  • #2177
    That would be awesome!
  • #2172
    When using the option to remove the scroll Buttons etc, the area that the buttons occupied is left empty (like there is a 2nd column there). I'm wondering if it's possible to remove that part so the text can use the entire area, when the buttons is removed? (It's below where the Social button is placed).
  • #2173
    I meant to say the arrows not buttons ;-)
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