WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) v3

WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) is a World of Warcraft addon which brings an instant messenger feel to communication in game.

I created WIM over 2 years ago with the curiosity of creating an addon. Since then, WIM has evolved into what it is today, however so many requests from the community were added into the addon which resulted in bulky and inefficient coding practices that took a toll on both CPU and Memory usage. To resolve this, I decided to rewrite WIM from scratch. Each feature is being reintroduced one at a time and being advanced upon. That being said, I welcome you to WIM 3.0.


  • Whispers in their own windows.
  • Chat in their own windows.
  • Tabbed windows
    • Highly configurable.
  • History
    • Copy and paste as:
      • Raw Text
      • BBCode
  • Advanced, intellectual window behaviors & animations.
  • Skins
  • Emoticons
  • Clickable web URLS for easy viewing. No more retyping a long url a friend sends you.
  • Customizable sound options.
  • Expose - great way to clear your screen of windows when you are in combat.
  • Addon Compatibility: (Always make sure you are running the latest versions.
    • Prat
    • DBM

Video Demo

For more information WIM 3.0 and it's new features visit WIMAddon.com.

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  • Avatar of Cloudancer2 Cloudancer2 Oct 01, 2012 at 06:56 UTC - 1 like

    Party chat still disappearing in r341 :(

  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Sep 30, 2012 at 20:30 UTC - 0 likes

    3.6.2 is r339 (r340 tagged as Release without changes respecto to r339).

    That is, group chat don't work.

    More info in: http://www.wowace.com/addons/wim-3/tickets/344-party-chat-management/


  • Avatar of gOOvER gOOvER Sep 29, 2012 at 06:44 UTC - 0 likes

    hmmmm, Partychat is still broken :(

  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Sep 26, 2012 at 08:55 UTC - 1 like

    @Nimar: Go

    This is the last comment: http://www.wowace.com/addons/wim-3/tickets/344-party-chat-management/?comment=2

    If you don't see the ticket, go to ticket 344 ( http://www.wowace.com/addons/wim-3/tickets/344-party-chat-management/ ) , read it, comment, and vote it (the top right star).


  • Avatar of Nimar Nimar Sep 26, 2012 at 01:14 UTC - 0 likes

    No developer comments on the party chat not working?

  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Sep 24, 2012 at 14:39 UTC - 0 likes

    @Zoombara: Go

    I tried in r339 your solution and don't work.

    Read in chat group in LFG is impossible and I must desactivate WIM.


  • Avatar of Zoombara Zoombara Sep 24, 2012 at 03:49 UTC - 0 likes

    I have party chat semi working with the below edit. For me the only thing still not working is the number displayed in the window. Replace in Addons\WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua

    function Party:PARTY_MEMBERS_CHANGED()
        if(Party.partyWindow) then
            local myName = _G.UnitName("player");
            table.insert(self.partyWindow.chatList, myName);
            local count = 0;
            for i=1, 4 do
                if UnitExists("party"..i) then
                    count = count + 1;
                    local name = _G.UnitName("party"..i);
                    table.insert(self.partyWindow.chatList, name);
            Party.partyWindow.widgets.chat_info:SetText(count + 1);


    function Party:PARTY_MEMBERS_CHANGED()
        if(Party.partyWindow) then
            local myName = _G.UnitName("player");
            table.insert(self.partyWindow.chatList, myName);
            count = GetNumSubgroupMembers();
            for i=1, count do
                local name = _G.UnitName("party"..i);
                table.insert(self.partyWindow.chatList, name);
    Last edited Sep 25, 2012 by Zoombara
  • Avatar of arby69 arby69 Sep 21, 2012 at 16:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Party Chat still not working. As I used WIM to get a sound notify for party (and guild) chat I currently cannot get this notifying sound and so I miss the party chat completely. Don't know if this behaviour differs in local parties and dungeon browser, as I currently only use the latter.

  • Avatar of Jockelino Jockelino Sep 21, 2012 at 12:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Tried the r339 worked with real id but didnt work in dunegeons.

  • Avatar of Rhaeven Rhaeven Sep 09, 2012 at 20:11 UTC - 0 likes

    Won't post my error as it's the same as the ones below, but I can't even party chat with my own realm on r338. Seems to have fixed nothing.

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Mar 26, 2015
Development stage
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Recent files
  • R: 3.6.25 for 6.1.0 Mar 26, 2015
  • A: r453 for 6.1.0 Mar 26, 2015
  • A: r452 for 6.1.0 Feb 24, 2015
  • A: r451 for 6.0.3 Feb 04, 2015
  • R: 3.6.24 for 6.0.3 Feb 02, 2015