WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) v3

Note from MysticalOS: I am looking for someone who wants to take WIM over. It's become a higher and higher amount of stress to upkeep and has gotten to point where it's too much work to even keep it FUNCTIONAL let alone actually try to improve it any. WIM is not a main project for me and is only something I do in free time here and there. My main focus is other projects that consume most of my time and I do not give WIM the attention it needs to be great again.

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 mysticalos mysticalos Sep 17, 2016 at 05:24 UTC - 0 likes

    Just a note. wim is completely broken by patch 7.1 and I don't really have time to fix it. WIM will cease working in 7.1 if another author doesn't pick it up by then.

    I'm not just going to hand it over to someone who says "I'll do it either" before I see their commitment. I want to know it's left in good hands so contribute some fixes/improvements first (repo is open).

    Last edited Sep 17, 2016 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of khurzog khurzog Sep 12, 2016 at 12:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Editing my comment because i resolved my issue, but also leaving it to hopefully help others who may have the issue

    I was having trouble editing and creating new macros, and the UI was printing a message saying that an addon was blocking the functionality. Through a very thorough elimination, 4 different addons were creating individually the exact same problem. This was WIM, Opie, and the crafting and shopping plugins for TSM. As I continued to troubleshoot the issue, deleting my cache made everything work again.

    Last edited Sep 12, 2016 by khurzog
  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Sep 01, 2016 at 23:42 UTC - 0 likes

    @slickwalker: Go

    Okay, got that working, new problem. I have class name color checked, but everything comes out in the channel color.

  • Avatar of slickwalker slickwalker Aug 31, 2016 at 14:19 UTC - 0 likes

    I'd like to use WIM to handle all of my Guild and Party chat as well. I have the options checked, but i'm not getting any popups. Anyone have some advice on the settings? Also, is it possible to have them spawn at different locations?

  • Avatar of Oombull Oombull Aug 24, 2016 at 16:54 UTC - 0 likes

    Hey. My WIM chat windows dont show the player class color. but if someone types in a name of player that shows up in color. Only Battle net whispers show the player class color. but not immediately, i need to search for the character for it to show.

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Aug 16, 2016 at 00:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I am looking for someone who wants to take WIM over. It's become a higher and higher amount of stress to upkeep and has gotten to point where it's too much work to even keep it FUNCTIONAL let alone actually try to improve it any.

    It becomes more and more broken each expansion and needs significant updates to really fix all the issues it's picked up over the years.

    Last edited Aug 16, 2016 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of quentarus quentarus Aug 14, 2016 at 18:38 UTC - 0 likes

    Why doesn't WIM catalog all conversations...? I had a individual harass me and I apparently cannot prove it because your mod didn't catalog the conversation.

  • Avatar of Laudine Laudine Jul 30, 2016 at 00:22 UTC - 0 likes

    Love the Addon since its release but have a request. Can there be an option to combine Whispers from all people that have whispered you and display them in one master window? Almost like Pidgin in grouping the chat windows together.

  • Avatar of Spaskydude Spaskydude Jul 20, 2016 at 17:56 UTC - 0 likes

    After the update for 7.0.3 I noticed sometimes when I first recieve a message from someone that didn't have a tab yet, the message doesn't show up, I have to switch tab and switch back to the person, Great addon tho I love it. I don't go insane from the amount of /w I have :D

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos May 11, 2016 at 08:11 UTC - 0 likes

    What do you mean btag only? As in exclude realid and character whispers? or include realid too but exclude character whispers

    or do you want to include character whispers and battletags but ignore realid?

Table of contents

  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
Aug 25, 2016
Development stage
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Recent files
  • A: r516 for 7.0.3 Aug 25, 2016
  • A: r515 for 7.0.3 Aug 16, 2016
  • A: r514 for 7.0.3 Aug 16, 2016
  • A: r513 for 7.0.3 Aug 16, 2016
  • A: r512 for 7.0.3 Aug 16, 2016