WIM (WoW Instant Messenger) v3

Somewhat working version https://www.wowace.com/addons/wim-3/files/304-r518/ . This is not release quality which is why there is no release version.

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 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? :-)

  • Avatar of DeathsAngel DeathsAngel Feb 18, 2011 at 18:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Can we have release notes for the new version you make? Like what does it fix... etc.

  • Avatar of star64 star64 Feb 09, 2011 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Thank you for such a wonderful AddOn that has made people's world (of warcraft) so much better! This is perfect for IM junkies like me, and I'm sure many of us can't live without this now. :)

    My only suggestion from years of use would be an option to change the "minimize" button to a close button permanently without having to hold shift+click. That, and maybe some cool themes/layouts. but I'm asking too much. perfect addon as is :)

  • Avatar of Baurge Baurge Jul 31, 2010 at 17:22 UTC - 0 likes

    I keep getting the pop up that there's an update available but I can't find any update anywhere. I currently have 3.3.7 as far as I can tell that's the most recent version

    Last edited Jul 31, 2010 by Baurge: added version i'm using


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