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 bowedyapper bowedyapper Oct 08, 2012 at 00:33 UTC - 0 likes

    Noticed that monks have not yet been added to the Constants.lua Classes section, worked it out after hours of tugging at my own hair when trying to get the monk class colour and icon to show while skinning WIM :P

    classes[L["Monk"]] = {
                                  color = "00ff96",
                                  tag = "MONK",
                                  talent = {L["Brewmaster"], L["Mistweaver"], L["Windwalker"]}

    Also the image coordinates for skinners / people who wish to update the class_icons.tga manually, this is relative to the area below the Blizzard logo and to the left of the Diablo III icons on the default class_icons.tga :)

    monk = {.25, .75, .25, 1, .5, .75, .5, 1},

    Also, how can I implement the string.upper / strupper function to change the style of the name in the WIM window to uppercase, as far as I can tell a skins LUA file has no control over what the output will look like, but I could be wrong seeing as it can change the guild info :\

    Last edited Oct 08, 2012 by bowedyapper
  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Oct 02, 2012 at 18:08 UTC - 0 likes

    @arby69: Go

    With this, chat group without LFG don't work :(

    No solution.

    With _G.UnitExists, chat group in LFG works but in normal group no.

    With UnitExists, chat group in LFG don't work but in normal group yes.

    :( :(

    Last edited Oct 02, 2012 by krovikania
  • Avatar of arby69 arby69 Oct 02, 2012 at 16:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Weird... that was a complete shot in the dark. Hopefully this change will find its way into the next update.

  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Oct 02, 2012 at 14:10 UTC - 0 likes

    @arby69: Go

    Is FULLY functional with this change at line 478 of ChatEngine.lua!!!

    Lot of thanks, arby.


    Last edited Oct 02, 2012 by krovikania
  • Avatar of arby69 arby69 Oct 02, 2012 at 12:22 UTC - 1 like

    Already checked to replace

    if UnitExists("party"..i) then


    if _G.UnitExists("party"..i) then


  • Avatar of Jockelino Jockelino Oct 02, 2012 at 11:00 UTC - 0 likes

    r341 didn't solve anything regarding partychat.. keep up the work though hope you got it fixed soon.

  • 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).


Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


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