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WIM (WoW Instant Messenger)  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 3.6.18 (420)
by: sylvanaar [More]

WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) is a World of Warcraft addon which helps you to manage your whispers by making them into a classic instant messenger interface such as AIM, Yahoo and MSN.

With game play in mind, WIM has a large array of options where you can customize how WIM interacts during different situations, such as while you are in combat or in town talking to friends or selling your crafts.

Some of WIM's major features are:
-Tabbed or windowed messages
-Fully customizable
-and more...

To keep up to date with WIM and its developement, be sure to visit is a great place to converse with the developers and users of WIM.

*I welcome all comments and suggestions. It is the wow community which helps in creating a success.

**Special thanks to everyone who has helped me test this addon.

Version 3.4.2
* Fixed URL Handler. Blizz removed WideEditBox. Thanks Astaldo.
* New W2W protocol. Produces less addon traffic. Not backwards compatible.
* Updated WIM's tutorial system to match WoW's new tutorial system.
* Updated default skin to use same font as friends list. Was issue with international names.
* Added BNet Conversation support.
* Added option to force sounds when game sound is disabled (General/Main).

Version 3.3.4
* Added Wowhead profile link.
* Fixed error some encountered with db and Expose on load.
* Added 'Enable/Disable Expose' to Minimap Icon's context menu.
* Changed window clamp to screen defaulted to on instead of off.
* Added Raid announcements/warnings to raid chat.
* Updated libChatHandler-1.0 to catch mal-formed filter functions.
* Added option to group chat windows with whisper windows.

Version 3.3.3
*Animation system now part of WIM namespace preventing local/global confusion.
*libChatHandler-1.0 no longer hooks the Default ChatFrame reducing tainted objects.
*Created API to handle custom SetItemRef calls - Eliminated large cause of taint plaguing.
*Includes a revised version of libWho-2.0. Eliminates tainting of FriendsFrame.

Version 3.3.1/2
*Updated TOC to 3.3
*Added party event handling for new CHAT_MSG_PARTY_LEADER.
*Updated WIM to work with the new tutorial system.
+Added 'Windows Settings' option 'Clamp window to screen'.
+Added new WIM Module API Events (OnWindowLeaveScreen, OnWindowEnterScreen).
+Added new Module - Track windows when dragged off the screen.

Version 3.2.2
* Fixed bug which caused arithmetic error in ClickControl.lua.
* Added scroll bars to WIM's sound option menus (More adaptations to come).

Version 3.2.1
* Updated French translations. (Thank you vibé)
* Updated various libraries.
* Added option '<Tab> to advance tell target.' (Thank you Nathan)
* Added WIM API RegisterPreSendFilterText(function).
* Added option to World & Custom channels to disable sounds.
* Fixed bug in History Viewer when viewing blocked users.
* Added class selection to level filter.
* Added option to Expose to delay if currently typing.
* Added World Frame Click Detection. You can now click out of a WIM window.
* Fixed bug when editing filters. Changes saved even though user clicked 'Cancel'.
* Fixed bug -- Wasn't updating args from message event filters.
* Added Name/Class colorizing to names in chat.
* Added Message Format option 'Bracket names.'.
* Removed isPrivateServer restriction from W2W (/wim addon_messages)
* Modified replyTellTarget hook's behavior (Thank you Stewart)
* Updated Russian translations (Thank you Stingersoft)

Version 3.1.3
* Updated to include new LibWho-2.0 fixing Shift-Clicking problems.

Version 3.1.2
* Updated TOC for 3.2
* Added HTML history view/export.
* Optimized Negotiation Module to significantly reduce addon spam.
* Channel counts weren't updating properly.
* Fixed bug in history viewer. Messages from some realms couldn't be deleted.
* Pushed update to update outdated libraries.

Version 3.1.1
* Rearranged WIM's options. Sounds & History are now in category Whispers.
* Revised BBCode export to avoid nested color tags. Thank you Stewart.
* Added credits menu to options. A lot of people deserve a big thanks.
* Updated LDB Module to behave the same as the minimap icon.
* Emoticons are no longer parsed in BBCode History View.
* New Chat Engine! Disabled by default. See WIM's Options (/wim).

Version 3.0.10
* *Fixed some resizing issues.
* Fixed bug when seperating tabs.
* Fixed bug with W2W tooltip - version information.
* When sending messages, priorities are now set to ALERT in ChatThrottleLib.
* Fixed db indexing errors occurring on load.
* Revised the UI for Window Behaviors.
* Updated isPrivateServer check to account for accounts.
* Removed April Fools Joke.

Version 3.0.9
* Windows no longer close when zoning or opening world map.
* Added option to only activate expose while inside of an instance.
* Added version to w2w tooltip.
* Expose respects window animation setting.
* Added option to enable/disable Expose border (defaulted off).
* Changed the order of some items in the Minimap Dropdown Menu.
* Fixed bug where Expose wouldn't place windows correctly.
* Added Up, Down, Left, Right animation directions for Expose.
* Fixed animation when window is in TOPRIGHT and BOTTOMRIGHT corners.

Version 3.0.8
* Added section for WIM in Blizzard's keybinding interface.
* Added 'Expose' feature as well as options (combat & visual).
* Fixed they way modules were being handled when WIM enabled is toggled.
* Added Enable/Disable WIM to Minimap right-click menu.
* Removed <GM> tag from GM's names & fixed error when whispering a GM.
* Fixed bug when splitting long messages. Thanks blazeflack.
* Options & History window now toggle on and off if called more than once.
* Fixed various bugs in the Socket & Compression Sources.
* View changelog before you upgrade WIM. Changelog shared with friends.
* Added Profile links (example: wowarmory). Right Click location button.
* Updated translations for ruRU, zhCN, zhTW.
* Added BBCode formatting to history.
* Fixed possible bug with message event filters.

Version 3.0.7
* Added context menu management system.
* Added minimap icon right mouse click menu.
* Modules were getting loaded on startup regardless of their settings.
* Fixed a bug where tabs would be updated incorrectly.
* Fixed freeze/lockup bug when switching tabs.
* Added <Right-Click> drop down menu to window's text box.
* Added emoticons to the drop down menu.
* Added recently sent messages to drop down menu.
* Added koKR translation. (thank you BlueNyx).
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Unread 12-06-09, 11:47 AM  
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Your shot of the options screen is way out of date. At this point I have no clue how to enable WIM to pop up in combat, and there doesn't really seem to be any help either here or on your site. If you could update your wiki I would be ever so grateful...
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Hi there, trying this mod out and so far I am enjoying it, thanks for making it

Only issue so far is I cant cycle through the last thing I typed (by default WoW its alt+UP/Down Arrow, even if I try it in the main chat window it wont show what I had typed in the whisper window.
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I've been getting this error the last few versions, happens when I switch characters and only comes up once when I first log in.

Date: 2009-10-28 17:06:34
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Modules\Negotiate.lua line 84:
   table index is nil
   [C]: ?
   WIM\Modules\Negotiate.lua:111: fun()
   WIM\WIM.lua:346: CoreEventHandler()
  Swatter, v5.6.4424 (KangaII)
  NPCScan, v3.2.0.6
  ACP, v3.2.0.20 
  AdvancedTradeSkillWindow, v
  Align, v
  Aloft, v2.8.8
  AlreadyKnown, v
  AraBrokerGuildFriends, vr22
  AtlasLoot, vv5.08.06
  AutoProfitX, v2.04
  Babylonian, v5.1.DEV.130
  Bagnon, v2.9.3
  BagnonBrighter, v1.2.0
  BagnonForever, v1.1.2
  BagnonTooltips, v
  Bartender4, v4.4.1
  Bejeweled, v1.1a
  BuffWatcher, v50
  ButtonFacade, v3.2.275
  ButtonFacadeDek, v3.0.47
  ButtonFacadeDek2, v3.0.47
  ButtonFacadeElegance, v3.2.0
  ButtonFacadeLiteFlat, v3.0.2
  ButtonFacadeSerenity, v3.2.50
  ButtonFacadeTrinity, v30100.1
  Cartographer, v2.0
  Configator, v5.1.DEV.190
  DBMCore, v
  Examiner, v09.08.13
  FeralbyNight, v3.244
  Fizzle, vv1.4
  Gatherer, v3.1.14
  GathererDBWowhead, v1.0.2009-02-18
  Gladius, vv1.0.2
  Grid, v1.30200.2009081101
  GridAlert, v$Rev: 72732 $
  GridLayoutForHealers, v0.2
  GridManaBars, v1.0
  GridSideIndicators, v0.5
  GridStatusHots, v3.1
  GridStatusRaidDebuff, vv3.01
  GridStatusRDBC, v1.0
  GridStatusRDWotLK, v1.0
  GridStatusRes, vv3.00.03.03 release
  InterruptSay, v1.0
  kgPanels, vv1.33
  MikScrollingBattleText, v5.4.66
  MorgBid2, vv4.1
  Omen, v3.0.8
  OmniCC, v2.5.7
  OmniCCPulse, v1.1.1
  Outfitter, v4.9b3
  Overachiever, v0.48
  pMinimap, v30200.5-Release
  Postal, v3.2.2
  Prat30, v3.2.9 
  Prat30Libraries, v
  QoreysBuffBars, v
  Quartz, v1.0
  QuickAuctions, v
  RaidAchievement, v1.007
  RaidBuffStatus, v3.210
  RaidTracker, v2.2.40
  RatingBuster, v
  Recount, v
  ShadowedUnitFrames, v
  SharedMedia, v3.0.1-177
  SickOfClickingDailies, vr311
  SlideBar, v5.6.4424 (KangaII)
  TidyPlates, v
  TidyPlatesCleanPlates, v5.0.1
  TipTac, v09.08.27
  TipTacItemRef, v09.08.13
  TipTacTalents, v09.08.13
  Titan, v4.2.9.30200 - Revision 309
  TitanClock, v4.2.9.30200
  TitanCoords, v4.2.9.30200
  TitanGoldTracker, v4.2.9.30200
  TitanLootType, v4.2.9.30200
  TitanPerformance, v4.2.9.30200
  TitanRegen, v4.2.9.30200
  TradeskillHD, v1.08
  TradeskillInfo, v1.5.2
  WIM, v3.2.2
  XLoot, v0.9
  XLootGroup, v0.5
  XLootMaster, v0.8
  XLootMonitor, v0.7
  BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v3.2.2.30200 <us>
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Any chance of a target messager button (Refresh button, Also Targets the player on leftclip)? i find im having to type /target name a fair bit in raids and so forth for distribution of pots & crap & i have no errors at all with the latest WIM try deleting your SV's for WIM?
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Unread 10-22-09, 08:05 AM  
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Get the same error:

3.2.1\Modules\ClickControl.lua:77: attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'clickStart' (a nil value)
<in C code>: ?
Volumizer-3.2.2-1.2.0\Volumizer.lua:625: in function <Interface\AddOns\Volumizer\Volumizer.lua:613>

I installed Version 3.1.3 which works fine without any error. But now the update reminder pops up behind my action bars, every time i login. In the config window i found no option to cancel the reminder or move it.
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Unread 10-20-09, 05:48 PM  
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I got these error:

[2009/10/21 01:29:22-3793-x90]: WIM-3.2.1\Modules\ClickControl.lua:77: attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'clickStart' (a nil value)
<in C code>: ?
<in C code>: ?

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Unread 10-19-09, 11:11 PM  
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Oddly enough i'm not getting the error but i am going to add a catch to ensure the val is not nil. It's a minor bug so it can wait till the next update. I'll wait for other little bugs to fix first. Thanks.

Originally posted by sammael
updated to 3.2.1 got this upon login, however everything seems to work as far as i can tell

Date: 2009-10-19 21:01:38
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ClickControl.lua line 77:
attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'clickStart' (a nil value)
[C]: ?
[C]: ?
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Same error as previous poster. Volumizer is a mod to adjust volume settings, in case ya didn't know.
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Unread 10-19-09, 02:27 PM  
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updated to 3.2.1 got this upon login, however everything seems to work as far as i can tell

Date: 2009-10-19 21:01:38
ID: 1
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ClickControl.lua line 77:
attempt to perform arithmetic on field 'clickStart' (a nil value)
[C]: ?
[C]: ?
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Unread 09-11-09, 10:16 PM  
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Random Error

Since I updated to the latest version of WIM i've been getting this error sometimes:

Message: Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua:1537: table index is nil
Time: Fri Sep 11 22:11:26 2009
Count: 5
Stack: [string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:18: in function <[string "Interface\FrameXML\BasicControls.xml:<Scrip..."]:4>
[C]: ?
Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua:1537: in function `GetChannelCount'
Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua:865: in function <Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua:861>
Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua:880: in function `handler'
...s\WIM\Libs\LibChatHandler-1.0\LibChatHandler-1.0.lua:252: in function <...s\WIM\Libs\LibChatHandler-1.0\LibChatHandler-1.0.lua:238>
...s\WIM\Libs\LibChatHandler-1.0\LibChatHandler-1.0.lua:291: in function <...s\WIM\Libs\LibChatHandler-1.0\LibChatHandler-1.0.lua:279>

Locals: id = nil
(for index) = 1
(for limit) = 20
(for step) = 1
i = 1
name = "Group"
header = 1
collapsed = nil
channelNumber = nil
count = nil
active = nil
category = nil
voiceEnabled = nil
voiceActive = nil
(*temporary) = <table> {
4 = 10
(*temporary) = "..."
(*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = nil
(*temporary) = "table index is nil"
channelCountCache = <table> {
4 = 10
_G = <table> {
BuyButton11Highlight = BuyButton11Highlight {
ContainerFrame5Item7 = ContainerFrame5Item7 {
PowaDropDownAnim1ButtonHighlightTexture = PowaDropDownAnim1ButtonHighlightTexture {
MultiCastActionButton6Cooldown = MultiCastActionButton6Cooldown {
MerchantItem9ItemButtonStock = MerchantItem9ItemButtonStock {
GetTrainerServiceTypeFilter = <function> defined =[C]:-1
SetTrainerServiceTypeFilter = <function> defined =[C]:-1
MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameHonorTexture = MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameHonorTexture {
NameViolation_HelpFrame_OnShow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\NameViolation\NameViolation.lua:1615
NxIconNI38 = NxIconNI38 {
MultiCastActionButton2Cooldown = MultiCastActionButton2Cooldown {
ERR_TRADE_EQUIPPED_BAG = "You can't trade equipped bags."
PVP_RANK_6_1 = "Corporal"
MultiBarLeftButton7 = MultiBarLeftButton7 {
OPTION_TOOLTIP_SHOW_MULTIBAR4 = "Toggles an additional optional actionbar on the right side of the screen."
InterfaceOptionsDisplayPanelShowAggroPercentageText = InterfaceOptionsDisplayPanelShowAggroPercentageText {
VideoOptionsFrameDefaults = VideoOptionsFrameDefaults {
MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameItem1Text = MerchantItem6AltCurrencyFrameItem1Text {
BINDING_NAME_NAMEPLATES = "Show Enemy Name Plates"
IsReferAFriendLinked = <function> defined =[C]:-1
PowaGlobalListe = <table> {
UnitFrameManaBar_UnregisterDefaultEvents = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\UnitFrame.lua:298
KeyBindingFrameBinding6Key2ButtonLeft = KeyBindingFrameBinding6Key2ButtonLeft {
MoneyFrame_OnEvent = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\MoneyFrame.lua:182
WatchFrameItem_OnEvent = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\WatchFrame.lua:1468
InterfaceOptionsCombatTextPanelFCTDropDown_OnClick = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\InterfaceOptionsPanels.lua:1084
BuyButton6DetailName = BuyButton6DetailName {
CalendarTexturePickerScrollFrameButton15Icon = CalendarTexturePickerScrollFrameButton15Icon {
SpellButton6Cooldown = SpellButton6Cooldown {
ChannelMemberButton10Name = ChannelMemberButton10Name {
UIDROPDOWNMENU_OPEN_MENU = PlayerStatFrameRightDropDown {
PetStableMoneyFrameGoldButtonText = PetStableMoneyFrameGoldButtonText {
TargetFrameDebuff2Icon = TargetFrameDebuff2Icon {
VOICEMACRO_4_Sc_1_FEMALE = "Help me attack!"
NxIconS268 = NxIconS268 {
VideoOptionsPanel_Cancel = <function> defined @Interface\FrameXML\VideoOptionsPanels.lua:36
PetPaperDollFrameTab3Right = PetPaperDollFrameTab3Right {
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Random error

Date: 2009-08-30 13:18:27
ID: 53
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Socket.lua line 83:
attempt to index local 'socket' (a nil value)
[C]: ?
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Unread 08-19-09, 12:30 PM  
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Seems to be several issues with the last version but I'm not sure it's the addon instead of one of the libraries it uses.

I have 2 addons that use LibWho.

If I use r94 then I can do /who and everything works just fine.
When I change the version to r99 it stops working again.

yet on the library page it says that this very error was fixed
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Unread 08-18-09, 09:41 AM  
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When I get a whisper from someone not in my guild or on my friends list, it doesn't show the whisper... but then immediately adds them to my friends list... and then their second whisper and on comes through in chat... This didn't happen until I got WIM... is there a setting to disable this? I'm looking everywhere and can't find it... it's flooding my Friends listing with folks who respond to my tradeskill adverts in trade, lol.
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Unread 08-16-09, 11:46 AM  
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[2009/08/16 13:44:41-764-x1]: WIM-3.1.2\WIM.lua:159: attempt to call global 'DisplayTutorial' (a nil value)
WIM-3.1.2\WIM.lua:189: in function `SetEnabled'
WIM-3.1.2\WIM.lua:375: in function `fun'
WIM-3.1.2\WIM.lua:332: in function `CoreEventHandler'
WIM-3.1.2\WIM.lua:60: in function <Interface\AddOns\WIM\WIM.lua:60>

Can't get WIM to work with the new update.

I'm a healer. I replenish your lost health. If you are standing in a fire, you are stupid. I can't heal stupid.
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Unread 08-15-09, 04:02 AM  
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Latest version prevent shift+clicking on names in chat too see level etc. Reverted back to previous version of WIM and it works again... Just a little bug I guess?
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