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 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?
  • Avatar of Lothaer Lothaer Oct 30, 2012 at 19:09 UTC - 0 likes

    @krovikania: Go

    the other icons are what SwagDog created for their T-Shirts everything is in the same place.

    @Cloudancer2: Go


  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Oct 30, 2012 at 10:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lothaer: Go

    Icons Blizz, WIM, Black, Diablo y SC, better.

    Rest of icons are.. I simply do not associate a picture with a class (except the mage through the eye of Dalaran).

  • Avatar of Cloudancer2 Cloudancer2 Oct 30, 2012 at 05:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lothaer: Go

    Honestly Better :)

  • Avatar of Lothaer Lothaer Oct 29, 2012 at 01:20 UTC - 1 like

    honest comments please.



    Last edited Oct 29, 2012 by Lothaer
  • Avatar of Cloudancer2 Cloudancer2 Oct 28, 2012 at 18:43 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lothaer: Go

    Yea i've tried that one too :/

  • Avatar of krovikania krovikania Oct 28, 2012 at 09:46 UTC - 0 likes

    @Lothaer: Go

    Thanks for the tip. But in comment http://www.wowace.com/addons/wim-3/?comment=65 already said and failed: http://www.wowace.com/addons/wim-3/?comment=68

    Regards and thanks for the tips

  • Avatar of Lothaer Lothaer Oct 27, 2012 at 23:28 UTC - 0 likes

    @Cloudancer2: Go

    try this one then

    if UnitExists("party"..i) then


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

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