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 darksolder darksolder Feb 21, 2012 at 00:52 UTC - 1 like

    Aye, I have a problem with the history as well only being able to see your chat. Also looking in history a lot of the RealID's are listed as unknown or are listed as the wrong person with incomplete names. (Also with only my chat being shown) If this isn't fixed, I'll make a formal ticket.

  • Avatar of user642 user642 Jan 21, 2012 at 02:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @Tuanur: Go From reading that forum I'd say try adding the slidebar as an optional dependency to WIM's TOC file. If nothing from that forum works then I'd suggest the prudent step to take would be looking at how other 3rd party ldb's grab it and try and reverse engineer that.

  • Avatar of Tuanur Tuanur Dec 22, 2011 at 13:07 UTC - 0 likes

    I use the Norganna slide bar addon that comes with the Auctioneer Suite. However, WIM's minimap icon doesn't regonize the side bar and therefor I can not add it to the slide bar. According to the website of Norganna, the addon should be able to auto add any LDB addon.

    I was wondering if anyone knows a way to make this work? Either by editting the code of WIM or something else.

    Topic about this on Narganna's site: http:forums.norganna.org/index.php?p=/discussion/10203/add-icon-to-slider#Item_23

  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 Sep 26, 2011 at 21:47 UTC - 0 likes

    <<reply 358357>>

    Getting the same problem for real id. You only see your convo and not the other person's.

  • Avatar of Alasera Alasera Aug 08, 2011 at 19:24 UTC - 0 likes

    As of today (4.2a) I can't use any custom skins for WIM. I receive this error when accessing the display section of the options->

    Message: ...erface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Options\OptionsTookKit.lua:373: attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value Time: 08/08/11 15:20:18 Count: 1 Stack: [C]: ? ...erface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Options\OptionsTookKit.lua:373: in function <...erface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Options\OptionsTookKit.lua:371> [C]: in function `Show' Interface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Options\Options.lua:325: in function `func' Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:700: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick' [string "*:OnClick"]:1: in function <[string "*:OnClick"]:1>


  • Avatar of Juido Juido Aug 07, 2011 at 07:02 UTC - 0 likes

    @user_303056: Go

    i got the same bug, but it only affects whispers with someones realid i have this bug since at least the 31.07.2011 history with a "normal" char is ok - also the history entries changed the realid names to "Unknown" after a while

    Last edited Aug 07, 2011 by Juido
  • Avatar of Alpha_nemo Alpha_nemo Aug 03, 2011 at 06:00 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello, I was wondering if having different configuration profiles for WIM is possible or if the configuration can only be shared across all accounts?

  • Avatar of user_303056 user_303056 Jul 03, 2011 at 18:44 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi , since the last 2-3 days i have problems with the addon's history, trying to rewiev an conversation i found out that it only reflects my texts and it doesn't appear the text of the other users i was talking to. as an example:

    [03/07/2011] / 20:24 [Net]: tsss, .... / 20:24 [Net]: gratz:) / 20:24 [Net]: .....? / 20:25 [Net]: ahmm, .... / 20:27 [Net]: eno, ....

    I tryed reinstalling wim, got up to date prat and other addons sugested , but the problem keeps persisting.

    Last edited Jul 03, 2011 by user_303056
  • Avatar of LarryGatlin LarryGatlin Jun 29, 2011 at 14:21 UTC - 0 likes

    as a temp fix for the OptionsTookKit.lua error, I remarked out the lines 372-374 which has appears to stop the error. I not being one who knows anything about LUA(I program in VB.net), at least not getting the error, so I can use WIM again.

    The controls on the window are a little bunched, but no errors

    Last edited Jun 29, 2011 by LarryGatlin
  • Avatar of tednik tednik Jun 14, 2011 at 02:36 UTC - 0 likes

    @Niselma30: Go

    208x WIM-3.5.4\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:603: attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value WIM-3.5.4\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:603: in function <WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:582>

    i am getting this same error as well

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