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 Niselma30 Niselma30 May 20, 2011 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Two wim errors -Date: 2011-05-20 09:51:11
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua line 603:
       attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value
       [C]: ?

    Date: 2011-05-20 09:52:25
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...erface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Options\OptionsTookKit.lua line 373:
       attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value
       [C]: ?
       [C]: Show()
       WIM\Sources\Options\Options.lua:325 ?()
       WIM\Sources\SlashHandler.lua:35 value()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4242 ChatEdit_ParseText()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3832 ChatEdit_SendText()
       WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:1810 fun()

  • Avatar of CUDiLLA CUDiLLA May 16, 2011 at 13:36 UTC - 0 likes


    everytime I try to get into the WIM Options I got the following error message:

    WIM-3.4.2\Sources\Options\OptionsTookKit.lua:373: attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value <in C code>: in function `Show' WIM-3.4.2\Sources\Options\Options.lua:325: in function `?' WIM-3.4.2\Sources\SlashHandler.lua:35: in function `?' Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4221: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4169>: <in C code>: in function `ChatEdit_ParseText' Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3832: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3831>: <in C code>: in function `ChatEdit_SendText' Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3870: in function `ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed': <string>:"*:OnEnterPressed":1: in function <[string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1>

    I have WIM 3.5.4 installed (through the Curse Client). A few minutes ago I deleted every WIM-folder within Interface and WTF and installed it anew - same result. Any ideas what it might be? :-)

  • Avatar of DeathsAngel DeathsAngel Feb 18, 2011 at 18:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Can we have release notes for the new version you make? Like what does it fix... etc.

  • Avatar of star64 star64 Feb 09, 2011 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for such a wonderful AddOn that has made people's world (of warcraft) so much better! This is perfect for IM junkies like me, and I'm sure many of us can't live without this now. :)

    My only suggestion from years of use would be an option to change the "minimize" button to a close button permanently without having to hold shift+click. That, and maybe some cool themes/layouts. but I'm asking too much. perfect addon as is :)

  • Avatar of Baurge Baurge Jul 31, 2010 at 17:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I keep getting the pop up that there's an update available but I can't find any update anywhere. I currently have 3.3.7 as far as I can tell that's the most recent version

    Last edited Jul 31, 2010 by Baurge: added version i'm using
  • Avatar of kosajk kosajk Jun 30, 2010 at 22:53 UTC - 0 likes

    "After some testings i can say that there is some achi link problems on wim and if i can sugest something would be really nice if in chat window friends from realid would be listed with only initials, like chanels, its prety anoing when someone full name take half of the talking space when you can see it anyway at window frame ;) "

    Thanks for good work, Ovun from BL

  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife Jun 23, 2010 at 18:19 UTC - 0 likes
    I'm seeing a lot of reports of errors with the new version 3.3.5 and I'm not having a problem. I don't know if it makes a difference, but I removed (deleted) the old WIM folder before I installed the new version. And WIM is working as it should, without a problem. Thought this might help.... Oh, and another thing - if you're on an EU server, this will not work because it's for 3.3.5 which is not live on EU servers til next week. WIM 3.3.5 is for WoW 3.3.5 only
    Last edited Jun 23, 2010 by Aoife
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  • Avatar of Aoife Aoife May 18, 2010 at 16:43 UTC - 0 likes
    Love this addon, along with Prat 3.0. I'm currently in the PTR and I'm hoping both WIM and Prat will be modified to work with the new chat interface coming in 3.3.5.
  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 Apr 01, 2010 at 22:23 UTC - 0 likes

    Date: 2010-04-01 07:54:41 ID: 4 Error occured in: Global Count: 1 Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua line 603: attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value Debug: [C]: ? WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:603: WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:582

  • Avatar of Jevidiah Jevidiah Feb 21, 2010 at 11:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for fixing some bugs and updating it for 3.3 LONG TIME NO SEE \(^.^)/

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Oct 14, 2014
Development stage
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