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Prat 3.0

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  • World of Warcraft
  • 285,299 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.1.0
  • 9,630,014 Total Downloads
  • Updated 03/07/2015
  • Created 07/28/2008
  • 10,368 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: 3.5.15
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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.

2015-03-07  sylvanaar  <>

[442994c839ee] [3.5.15]
* modules/PlayerNames.lua

Restore ALT-Invite functionality


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  • #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.
  • #2296
    To make arrow keys work in the editbox without holding down ALT, its an option in the editbox module "Use ALT..." just uncheck it.

    I am still working out the default settings - its hard to please everyone with the defaults. Sometime you may have to change an option to your liking.
  • #2303
    thank you :)
  • #2294
    I just hope you change it back to letting us use the up arrow key to resend old messages. Other than that, everything in prat seems to be working fine.
  • #2295
    thats easys to do, theres an setting to fix that
  • #2292
    Since the newest patch, I am no longer able to press my up-arrow key to re-send a previous message I typed. That was one of the biggest reasons why I got prat... does anyone know how to enable this? Or idkkk
  • #2291
    same probs as everyone else really just to add the ctrl + arrow doesnt work either to skip words
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