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 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

  • Avatar of Spea Spea Jun 13, 2011 at 20:27 UTC - 0 likes

    hallo ich habe das prob mit wim wenn mich ein spieler anschreibt der nicht in meiner grp, freundesliste oder gilde ist kommt der wisper im normalem chatfenster und nicht im wim fenster

    habe wim und prat amlaufen weiß da wer rat ?


    ok in eng

    hello I does not have rehearses with wim if me a player writes down in mine grp, friendlist or gilde is comes point by in the normal chatfenster and in wim the window does not knows there who advice? mfg

    Last edited Jun 15, 2011 by Spea
  • Avatar of wing0gund wing0gund May 29, 2011 at 02:17 UTC - 0 likes

    @ Invinciblor

    I'm glad I finally found someone else that is having that problem, too bad you don't know how to fix it though. My Wow crashed on me the other day, and when I logged back in I lost all my WIM settings. I had system messages working again that whole day. But after I logged out and back in, they stopped again.

  • Avatar of Nucrus Nucrus May 26, 2011 at 05:02 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance we can get a fix for the invite button on WIM chat windows when talking to RealID friends.

    "Cannot find player 'John Doe'"

  • Avatar of Invinciblor Invinciblor May 23, 2011 at 22:41 UTC - 0 likes

    @wing0gund: Go

    I have this too, I have to uncheck and re-check system messages for my non-WIM chat window and then they appear for a while... until I use WIM for something. Not sure what WIM is doing, but something it does makes it suppress system messages to the normal chat window.

  • Avatar of wing0gund wing0gund May 21, 2011 at 19:08 UTC - 0 likes

    I have a problem where WIM is making it so I no longer get the yellow system messages. I don't get a notification when friends log on or off, when I bid on an auction, and various other messages. I had no problem with it before the latest version of WIM, and reinstalling it completely didn't fix it, only disabling WIM does.

  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 May 20, 2011 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    Two wim errors -Date: 2011-05-20 09:51:11
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua line 603:
       attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value
       [C]: ?

    Date: 2011-05-20 09:52:25
    ID: 2
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ...erface\AddOns\WIM\Sources\Options\OptionsTookKit.lua line 373:
       attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value
       [C]: ?
       [C]: Show()
       WIM\Sources\Options\Options.lua:325 ?()
       WIM\Sources\SlashHandler.lua:35 value()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4242 ChatEdit_ParseText()
       ..\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3832 ChatEdit_SendText()
       WIM\Sources\WindowHandler.lua:1810 fun()

  • Avatar of CUDiLLA CUDiLLA May 16, 2011 at 13:36 UTC - 0 likes


    everytime I try to get into the WIM Options I got the following error message:

    WIM-3.4.2\Sources\Options\OptionsTookKit.lua:373: attempt to perform arithmetic on a nil value <in C code>: in function `Show' WIM-3.4.2\Sources\Options\Options.lua:325: in function `?' WIM-3.4.2\Sources\SlashHandler.lua:35: in function `?' Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4221: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:4169>: <in C code>: in function `ChatEdit_ParseText' Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3832: in function <Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3831>: <in C code>: in function `ChatEdit_SendText' Interface\FrameXML\ChatFrame.lua:3870: in function `ChatEdit_OnEnterPressed': <string>:"*:OnEnterPressed":1: in function <[string "*:OnEnterPressed"]:1>

    I have WIM 3.5.4 installed (through the Curse Client). A few minutes ago I deleted every WIM-folder within Interface and WTF and installed it anew - same result. Any ideas what it might be? :-)

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  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


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