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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 06-23-10, 05:15 PM  
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Friends List

Anyone else notice when WIM is enabled you can not set the Broadcast msg and the status at the top of the friends list when WIM is enabled. Disabling and it comes back or should i say doesnt say is disconnected and comes back.
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Unread 06-23-10, 10:53 AM  
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Thanks for the update! It works like a charm.
"Someday we'll look back on this, laugh nervously and quickly change the subject."

"The truth is like sunlight: people used to think it was good for you."
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I agree, an update for compatibility with today's patch would be great. It's impossible to have conversations with cross-realm friends with this enabled, I've found.
"Someday we'll look back on this, laugh nervously and quickly change the subject."

"The truth is like sunlight: people used to think it was good for you."
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by chance have you been getting this ready for the next patch, as it seems to be broken with the chat changes on the ptr, this is one of the mods I hate playing without
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Unread 05-21-10, 04:41 AM  
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noticed a slight problem in wim ( might just be me that made an error in wim settings )

but i got guildchannel set to wim but when im in a dungeon and type something in the WiM guildchat sometime it just doesnt broadcast it or broadcast it 10 min later.
( like last night i typed something and when i had alrdy finished and was back in dal , it got broadcasted to guildchat )

when i type the message in wowchat it IS seen instantly in GC

did i made a wrong setting in wim ( that anyone can think of that might cause this )

disabled wim for now cause its annoing that it does that

edit: for typo
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Unread 05-07-10, 07:32 AM  
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The new version opens automatic my friend list. ever & ever
I have installed the version 3.3.2 now
There was no problem with my Friend List
can everywhere help??
or I deinstall WIM, but I loved this Addon
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Unread 05-06-10, 12:16 PM  
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Hopefully this new fix will let me see crossrealm whispers, haven't been able to see them in a long while.
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Unread 05-02-10, 09:16 AM  
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I keep getting this error on login

I keep getting this error after login...

WIM-3.3.3\Modules\Expose.lua:29: attempt to index global 'db' (a nil value)
WIM-3.3.3\WIM.lua:297: in function `CallModuleFunction'
WIM-3.3.3\Sources\StateHandler.lua:56: in function <WIM\Sources\StateHandler.lua:34>
WIM-3.3.3\Sources\StateHandler.lua:85: in function `fun'
WIM-3.3.3\WIM.lua:337: in function `CoreEventHandler'
WIM-3.3.3\WIM.lua:62: in function <WIM\WIM.lua:62>
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BornabeUI Idea.

Is there a way or possibility to merge different types of chat into 1 WIM Window, as to replace the Blizzard Chat window entirely? WIM is just better in every way, but having multiple windows to manage can be a pest for the channels I'm ok with having merged.

Whispers I like to keep in their own window that can show / hide based on Combat, which is just awesome, but I've got an itch to use WIM on a broader scale and know it manages the different chat 'types', but can it manage them 'together'?
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how do i do so it will not disapear when i die? it annoying as hell in pvp when what i type disapears when i die, plz help
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Hey just a sugestion for the addon, could you make an option for people like me that like to make 10/25 man pug raids. Because i get A LOT of people that want to go to an ICC, VOA, or the weekly it gets clamped up on my screen then I will lag a little, and like most people would agree LAG SUCKS!

So just something to make it more neat, like a window that would say there names, there whisper, and there class in a big window like the Blizzard Raid UI frame.

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Unread 04-05-10, 09:13 AM  
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WIM and Raid

Hello there, i just trying out WIM and have notished that (in Raidchat) when a Boss goes down i dont get a ItemLink in Raidchat as soon a Item is getting announced in raid.

Can someone help me out pls

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I just spotted that same error message myself.

Since 3.3 I and Scott of nUI have noticed a steady increase of Saved Variables not consistently being loaded when they should causing these values to show up as nil.

In this instance it may be that or it may not as a few lines above that error the table is set up as ...

db_defaults.expose = {
combat = true,
groupOnly = false,
border = false,
borderSize = 20,
direction = 1,
protect = 1,

Which means the error on that line

if(db.expose.combat) then

I would have thought should read

if(db_defaults.expose.combat) then

Hopefully Pazza will be able to track down if it isn't something as simple as that.
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I'm having the same issue as DuTempe with the hangups, but I disabled another addon (WoWHeadLooter) and it doesn't hang so I'm not sure if it's a WIM thing or not. I, however, do get the following error when I log in:

Date: 2010-03-25 01:21:28
ID: -8
Error occured in: Global
Count: 1
Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Modules\Expose.lua line 29:
   attempt to index global 'db' (a nil value)
   [C]: ?
   WIM\Modules\Expose.lua:29: fun()
   WIM\WIM.lua:297: CallModuleFunction()
   WIM\Sources\StateHandler.lua:85: fun()
   WIM\WIM.lua:337: CoreEventHandler()
Thanks for all the hard work.
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3.3.3 possible breakage

Since the new patch, WoW hangs at loading screen the first time I run it every day. When I do manage to get past loading, I frequently get a window full of WIM errors, so I'm assuming WIM is the culprit.

I can get past this by closing wow and restarting it, and I don't have any issues that I'm aware of during play.

When I get the WIM errors again, I will post them. I just wanted to give the heads up, and see if anyone else with WIM was experiencing this. I know of one other person that is.
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