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 Lombra Lombra Sep 08, 2012 at 15:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Not tried these new versions, but does real ID/BattleTag conversations get properly grouped in the history now? I remember they weren't before, and it just said Unknown or so in the history window. Should be possible to group by BattleTag now I think? And would you consider merging your own characters' conversation with the same person, so I don't have to remember which character I was on when I talked to someone, when I want to look something up in the history? Sorry if any of this is implemented already!

  • Avatar of medo65 medo65 Sep 07, 2012 at 18:26 UTC - 0 likes

    3.6.1 too does not work with party chat.... :(

  • Avatar of Jockelino Jockelino Sep 07, 2012 at 13:07 UTC - 1 like

    Whenever i join a dungeon i get error if ppl are using partychat i cant see chatmessage and it won't come in to wim or the normal chat window either just a error message.

    i use 3.6.1

    and i was so glad when u updated it but pls pls pls next update make sure you tested it and all chat channels BG,arena,raid,party,gild before releasing it..

    Keep up the nice work it wll work eventually i know it and i love the addon i just hope it will be sooner then later :)

  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Sep 07, 2012 at 04:18 UTC - 0 likes

    so it's still not working even with 3.6.1?

  • Avatar of Nimar Nimar Sep 06, 2012 at 19:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I have US client, dunno if that's what you meant.

  • Avatar of medo65 medo65 Sep 05, 2012 at 18:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @Nimar: Go Same problem. Group chat does not work. maybe for italian client incompatibility?

  • Avatar of Nimar Nimar Sep 05, 2012 at 05:35 UTC - 0 likes

    My party chat still does not work in WIM. I can never see the party leader, even when I have it disabled in the WIM options either.

    Just updated today, was broken before as well

  • Avatar of radiogreen radiogreen Sep 01, 2012 at 05:12 UTC - 0 likes

    RU Проблема с отображением кнопок и полностью всей шкурки аддона в настройках. Так же аддон не принимает сообщения от друзей по Battle.нет если вы находитесь в бою, сообщения просто непринимаются. Сообщения от обычных игроков не всплывают после боя.

    EN The problem with the display buttons and fully all the skins in the addon settings. Just an addon does not accept messages from friends on Battle.net if you are in combat, messages just Items not. Messages from the casual players do not come up after the fight.

    Last edited Sep 01, 2012 by radiogreen
  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Aug 31, 2012 at 16:59 UTC - 0 likes

    use the alpha on 5.x, do NOT use the alpha on 4.x

  • Avatar of texnikos texnikos Aug 31, 2012 at 08:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Date: 2012-08-31 11:16:30
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 2
    Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\WIM.lua line 413:
    attempt to concatenate local 'surname' (a nil value)
    [C]: ?
    WIM\WIM.lua:413: fun()
    WIM\WIM.lua:340: CoreEventHandler()
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    debug = false
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    RegisterSkin = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Skinner.lua:260
    ShowAllUnreadWindows = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:1490
    lists = <table> {
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    FRIENDLIST_UPDATE = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\WIM.lua:387
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    BN_FRIEND_INFO_CHANGED = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\WIM.lua:404
    RemoveEscapeWindow = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:1530
    useProtocol2 = true
    LoadSkin = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Skinner.lua:228
    DisplayTutorial = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\Tutorials.lua:98
    GetRegisteredSkins = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Skinner.lua:385
    GetWindowSoupBowl = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:1378
    addToTableUnique = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\ToolBox.lua:57
    ShowContainer = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:1585
    HSVPerctoRGBPerc = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\ToolBox.lua:155
    GetSelectedSkin = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Skinner.lua:224
    GetSkinTable = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Skinner.lua:381
    dPrint = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\ToolBox.lua:266
    ctxMenu = <table> {
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    inherritTable = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\ToolBox.lua:24
    GetRevision = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\ChangeLog.lua:427
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    getAliasTitle = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\Modules\alias.lua:42
    RegisterPreSendFilterText = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\WIM.lua:554
    L = <table> {
    O = <table> {
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    IsInRaid = <function> defined @Interface\AddOns\WIM\WIM.lua:471
    S = <table>

    WIM, v3.5.9
    BlizRuntimeLib_enUS v5.0.4.50001 <eu>

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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