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 Aoife Aoife Aug 22, 2014 at 22:32 UTC - 0 likes

    Just wanted to let you know, I've been using WIM r428 in the beta. There are some missing features and functions, but it works as it should for the most part.


    ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Aoife Divine Alliance of Mok'Nathal
  • Avatar of ProjectDT ProjectDT Jul 29, 2014 at 08:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Sorry if this was addressed already! I was wondering if there was a way to make it so that when I hit enter (which is the way I select the normal tabs in WoW to type into), it would select the last window I was in/the window that is open/the window that SHOULD still have focus. If I'm typing to someone and I hit enter, I still have to select their box again and type directly in it, otherwise hitting 'enter/return' automatically makes me type in the default WoW box. Not sure how to fix this, I could also just be dumb

  • Avatar of Scrillah Scrillah Mar 15, 2014 at 14:52 UTC - 0 likes

    hi i been having a problem with WiM inviting button about 90% of the time the button don't work i alway's have to end up right clicking the name in the chat window to invite alot of times it mostly just happens with battlenet friends but once in awhile it happens with anyone that whispers me to group up.

  • Avatar of freshmonte freshmonte Mar 07, 2014 at 19:52 UTC - 0 likes

    Awesome, thanks for the update!

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Mar 06, 2014 at 08:24 UTC - 2 likes

    I should read comments more often. I have no non battletag/battle.net friends so I didn't notice this until today so I didn't know to even look for it. For all intensive purposes the bug should never have occurred with my 5.4.7 fixes, but it did because my fix was being bypassed entirely by something I didn't notice. When curse is actually packaging things right, I'll tag a release. Right now it's not packaging my last commit.

  • Avatar of freshmonte freshmonte Mar 05, 2014 at 04:40 UTC - 1 like

    Anyone else having problems where messages sent from other people are not saving in the history log? it only shows the messages I sent out not recieved. It works fine for Realid friends but not just ones I add via add friend =/ thanks!

  • Avatar of kaytiel kaytiel Mar 04, 2014 at 21:00 UTC - 1 like

    I have been experiencing the same issue Carman1998 posted about. WIM history is not storing the messages people send to me. It only records the messages I have sent out. I am not sure when this problem started, but I believe it started after patch 5.4.7 was downloaded. A fix for this would be very appreciated.

  • Avatar of cartman1998 cartman1998 Feb 27, 2014 at 10:05 UTC - 2 likes

    Having a problem with WIM where I go to and review my old messages. It only show the one I've sent out but can't see the ones that other people sent to me. Is there going to be a fix for this soon?

  • Avatar of Senayel Senayel Feb 23, 2014 at 20:36 UTC - 1 like

    Currently, WIM isn't saving the messages of non-battletag people. It will save my messages in the conversation, but it doesn't save the messages of other people. Any help?

  • Avatar of txh2oskier50 txh2oskier50 Dec 27, 2013 at 07:30 UTC - 0 likes

    @mysticalos: Go

    i had posted a week or so ago some issues that is happening since the patch and i see that a few others are having same issue .. was this not fixed in this new update? is it going to be fixed anytime soon?

    Im not sure if this is what does it but Its like the "intercept slash command" option isn't working anymore since patch 5.42

    Last edited Dec 29, 2013 by txh2oskier50

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Oct 14, 2014
Development stage
  • enUS
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Curse link
WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) v3
Recent files
  • R: 3.6.19 for 6.0.2 Oct 14, 2014
  • A: r434 for 6.0.2 Oct 14, 2014
  • A: r433 for 6.0.2 Oct 14, 2014
  • A: r432 for 5.4.8 Sep 23, 2014
  • A: r431 for 5.4.8 Sep 23, 2014