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 mw999 mw999 Nov 10, 2012 at 02:23 UTC - 0 likes

    @Jockelino: Go

    I can't tell you that. I am just a programmer/WoW-player who, actually, got a bit annoyed by the bug and found this thread. And after I got an idea where the problem is, I tried to fix it. I have nothing to do with the team of this addon. Maybe krovikania can help you more on that? Not sure if he has anything to do with it. Or try to pm the authors (on the right) and ask if they actually gonna use the fix for the next release or patch.

  • Avatar of Krisshawnee Krisshawnee Nov 09, 2012 at 21:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Being thrown errors anytime I try to change a glyph. The only way to change one is to reload UI and change it before using WIM. Any fix for this? x.x It's really irritating when I'm having to ask the raid to wait for me to reload to change a glyph.

  • Avatar of Jockelino Jockelino Nov 09, 2012 at 17:37 UTC - 0 likes

    So i seen you say it works no but no new file for download, i have to code this srtring myself or down R344 again to get it to work..

    great that it works but i would like to use it aswell ;)

  • Avatar of mw999 mw999 Nov 08, 2012 at 21:25 UTC - 0 likes

    @krovikania: Go

    No problem. WIM is a great addon and I'm glad I could contribute to keep it running. ^^

    @Clouddancer2: @see http://www.wowace.com/addons/wim-3/?comment=89. There was a problem with a function that, apparently, sometimes was a global function and sometimes a method of an object (I guess). So I tried to redesign the conditional instruction to fit in both cases. Which seems to work quite well. Like krovikania I did not have any errors or warnings ingame, and WIM is again working well in every group.

    Last edited Nov 08, 2012 by mw999: I really don't get the hang of this wiki syntax, again some kind of markup made the text a bit less readable
  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Nov 08, 2012 at 18:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @mw999: Go

    This post is wonderful. The party chat is 100% fixed.!!

    Your other contribution, the WIM3_History, there was no need at the end. The recording of conversation also works OK.

    Now I'll block the WIM in the r344 until the next expansion. It's the best, because developers are not for the issue and you had to be you, mw999, who had to solve the problem.

    Thank you again for ChatEngine.lua modification. :)

    By my side, ticket 344 is fixed and ready to close (if someone does).

    Long life for WIM.


  • Avatar of Cloudancer2 Cloudancer2 Nov 08, 2012 at 07:22 UTC - 0 likes

    @mw999: Go

    Forgive my ingnorance but what exactly did you replace with what?

    Would like to try it :)

  • Avatar of mw999 mw999 Nov 07, 2012 at 06:28 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 1050840>>

    I'm still quite new to programming addons, and lua isn't really my language. But maybe "_G.WIM3_History" isn't defined. Which would result in an empty object.

    In file <WoW Folder>\Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\WIM.lua on line 366
        _G.WIM3_History = _G.WIM3_History or {};
        history = _G.WIM3_History;

    So similar to the previous problem, using the global variable WIM3_History, if there is one, might help. Couldn't try it though, got to go to work ^^

        _G.WIM3_History = _G.WIM3_History or {};
       if not _G.WIM3_History and WIM3_History   
    //or maybe ..._G.WIM3_History == {} ... not sure what will work in lua
           history = WIM3_History;
           history = _G.WIM3_History;

    Of course, probably won't work if WIM:VARIABLES_LOADED is only invoked once on startup. Maybe then you would have to move the declaration of "history" to the History.lua or somewhere fitting, if possible.

  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Nov 06, 2012 at 12:57 UTC - 0 likes

    @mw999: Go

    Works very very well. 2 days straight and still work. Work with players in the same realm, work in Escenarios, work in LFD.

    Only remains 1 test. Tomorrow, in my EU server, test chat group in LFR.

    EDIT: Conversation in Escenarios and LFD not record to history of WIM. With players on the same realm, yes.

    Last edited Nov 06, 2012 by krovikania
  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Nov 05, 2012 at 21:27 UTC - 0 likes

    @mw999: Go

    I'm trying. At the moment, works.

    When I'm sure 100% (yes or not), I'll write again.

  • Avatar of mw999 mw999 Nov 04, 2012 at 15:26 UTC - 0 likes

    about that party chat problem. I tried this:

    In file <WoW Folder>\Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\ChatEngine.lua on line 478

    if UnitExists ~= nil and UnitExists("party"..i) or _G.UnitExists ~= nil and _G.UnitExists("party"..i) then

    Seems to work fine up to now, would be great to hear your comments about it.

    Last edited Nov 05, 2012 by mw999: The tilde wasn't visible in my first post, seems to be some kind of markup in wikicreole?

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  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


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