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Prat is a light framework for chat modules based on Ace2 libraries.

Prat is formerly known as IdChat2 by Industrial.

The Prat system consists of the core (Prat/Prat.lua) and a number of integrated Prat modules in the modules folder (Prat/modules/*). The core only provides a root slash command ("/prat") and registers a data file (PratDB). Each Prat module is a self-contained unit of functionality. You can choose to use some or all of the Prat modules depending on your individual needs. If you do not want to use a particular module, you can delete its file from the modules folder or you can toggle the module on/off as desired from inside the game.

The entire focus of the Prat system is to add chat related functionality to World of Warcraft. If you are looking for a feature or function that is not currently listed here as available or planned, then please take a moment to let the Prat Development Team know.

Why the name Prat?
That's a great question that I've seen asked quite often on the IRC channel. In theory the word Prat loosely translates to Chat in swedish. The system itself has nothing to do with Sweden, however inspiration for the name was drawn from thoughts of The Swedish Chef (Bork! Bork! Bork!), IKEA, Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate (Mmm..), Swedish Meatballs (Mmm..), and Swedish Swimsuit Models (Mmm..). It may help users to accept the name if they, too, think of these things. ^^

If you are a developer interested in contributing to the Prat project, please contact a team member. Note that there is also a basic skeleton module which can be used as an introduction and template: blank-module.lua, and a library PratPlugin_1.0.

Integrated Modules
These modules are included in the Prat folder:
  • AddonMessages by Sylvanaar - Toggles display of hidden addon channel messages (default=off).
  • Alias by Fin - Allows IRC/Unix-like aliasing of slash commands (default=off).
  • AltNames by Fin - Allows linking of alts to main names for display in chat messages (default=off).
  • ChatButtons by Prat Development Team - Toggles the chat menu and chat window buttons on and off (default=off).
  • ChannelNames by Prat Development Team - Shortens channel names in the chatframe.
  • ChannelColorMemory by Sylvanaar - Allows channel coloring by channel name instead of number (default=on).
  • ChannelReordering by Sylvanaar and SlackerJer - Reorders channels to your specification (default=off).
  • ChannelSeparator by Krtek - Separates various channel options in the Blizzard UI (default=on).
  • ChannelSticky by Prat Development Team - Enables channels to be sticky (default=on).
  • ChatLangButton by Derkyle - Toggles the language dialog button that displays on the right of the ChatFrame (default=off).
  • ChatLink by Krtek - Enables item linking in all channels (default=CHATLINKmode).
  • ChatLog by Prat Development Team - Automatically turns chat/combat logging on/off (default=off).
  • Clear by Fin - Adds a /clear command for clearing the contents of currently selected chat frame (default=off).
  • CopyChat by Sylvanaar - Options for editbox position, width, and backdrop alpha (default=attachedTop,widthChatFrame1,visibleBackdrop).
  • Editbox by Prat Development Team - Options for editbox position, width, and backdrop alpha (default=attachedTop,widthChatFrame1,visibleBackdrop).
  • EventNames by Roartindon - Toggles appending of the blizzard event name to each chat line (default=off).
  • Fading by Prat Development Team - Toggles the fading in chat windows on and off (default=off).
  • FontSize by Prat Development Team - Sets the font size for chat windows (default=12).
  • History by Krtek - Expands chat history options.
  • Justify by Curney - Sets the justification for chat windows (default=Left).
  • Keybindings by Krtek - Adds keybindings for different chat channels.
  • PlayerNames by Prat Development Team - Color player names by class, set brackets around player names (default=angledBrackets).
  • PopupMessage by Sylvanaar - Displays chat with your name in a large popup frame. (default=off)
  • Scroll by Prat Development Team - Enables mousewheel scrolling for chat windows (default=on).
  • Sounds by Prat Development Team - Plays sounds for certain chat types (default=off).
  • ServerNames by Prat Development Team - Formats the the server name in player links seen in the battlegrounds(default=off).
  • Substitutions by Sylvanaar - Provides basic chat substitutions (default=off).
  • TellTarget by Prat Development Team - Adds a slash command (/tt) to send a message to your target (default=on).
  • Timestamps by Prat Development Team - Adds timestamps to chat windows (default=on).
  • UrlCopy by Krtek - Makes URL copying easy (default=on).

Wiki: http://www.wowace.com/wiki/Prat

Changelog: http://fin.instinct.org/prat/changelog/

Most recent (potentially unstable) version: http://files.wowace.com/Prat/Prat.zip
Please see http://fin.instinct.org/prat/changelog/
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Unread 10-20-08, 06:40 PM  
Æro
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Any chance this one gets updated? It's far better than Prat 3.0, really missing this one.
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Unread 10-19-08, 05:09 AM  
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Does Prat 2.0 still works with 3.0.2?
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"La Interface del Funkalicia"



what interface is this?
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The last few iterations (actually quite a few) I have not been able to copy and paste properly. I can copy fine to and external editor app but I cannot past into the prat input line. early on when issues started showing up it would only post 1 letter of a paste. currently it will only paste one word. what config step am I missing or is this a known issue.
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Unread 08-27-08, 07:12 AM  
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How do I view the chat history?

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When using the addon i notice that everytime someone posts some text, the first itemlink in it has its text grayed. Its still clickable etc, but makes everything less readable. Is there a way to solve it? (other than disabling addon which, suprisingly, solves it;P)
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Unread 03-31-08, 07:46 PM  
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My comments below apply to the latest version of Prat, downloaded via the Wowaceupdater.
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Don't use this one if you're looking for Prat, download it from http://files.wowace.com/
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Nice addon, several issues:

- Settings for 'Scrolling' module seem to be linked to eachother: changing one slider also affects the other two. Note that the 'get' and 'set' methods are undefined and not using the profile values.
- For the sake of intuitivity, I'd suggest using shift for page scrolling and control for all the way up or down.
- When scrolling all the way to the top, the first line is shown bottommost, while the rest of the visible lines are actually unaffected, whereas they should be cleared.
- Changing the "Fading" slider doesn't seem to take effect immediately. Besides, why is the max limit only 60 seconds?
- Often only some of the chat lines actually fade, while the rest stays visible forever. Also some lines don't seem to fade all the way and stick, though barely visible.
- Timestamps are not displayed in the combatlog
- Why can the 'Toggle' checkbox in all module's settings only toggled off, and not on? I'd suggest leaving the Toggle checkbox enabled at all times, having the same effect as the checkbox in "All modules" section.
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