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

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  • 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 \(^.^)/

  • Avatar of BearGriz72 BearGriz72 Jan 16, 2010 at 01:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I Want WIM Back!

    Any ETA on an Update for 3.3?

  • Avatar of xevilgrin xevilgrin Dec 30, 2009 at 09:22 UTC - 0 likes

    WIM Dead??

    Why don't you guys respond to tickets and comments...

    Sad but true!!!

    Last edited Jan 02, 2010 by xevilgrin

    cheerz from Germany


    evil regards

    <..... EvilGrin .....>

  • Avatar of Cruel_Corpse Cruel_Corpse Dec 24, 2009 at 15:03 UTC - 0 likes

    Is it any posybility in making compatibility with ICQ ?

  • Avatar of pacientK pacientK Oct 16, 2008 at 05:59 UTC - 0 likes

    1st! Good luck with WIM 3.0!

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Jul 19, 2016
Development stage
  • enUS
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  • R: 3.7.8 for 7.0.3 Jul 19, 2016
  • A: r505 for 7.0.3 Jul 19, 2016
  • R: 3.7.7 for 6.2.4 Jun 05, 2016
  • A: r503 for 6.2.4 Jun 05, 2016
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