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 SilverWarden SilverWarden Apr 30, 2015 at 23:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a way to have "say" and "emote" be grouped in the same window? Most of my RPing happens with those two chat types and i would like to have a way to record them. Am I missing a setting somewhere? Or is this not a feature?

    Also, I have a slight bug with the options window. The "General > Main" tab of the options, the buttons and text are all a few inches too low.

    Last edited May 01, 2015 by SilverWarden
  • Avatar of bringoutyourdead bringoutyourdead Feb 01, 2015 at 06:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Fixes were found for the popup window issue with libwho-2.0 and a typo that allowed incorrect impact from a variable in the global namespace. For those interested and comfortable editing libwho-2.0.lua the instructions are in the WhoLib tickets area (tickets 24 & 25.) A PM has been sent to the wholib project manager as a gentle push.

    If you run both WIM and Censusplus you need to make the same updates to both supporting libraries. Due to the way Word of Warcraft client runs, we have no way to know which copy of the library will be considered the active one.

    Testing has confirmed that with the fixes installed, manual /who requests return to the chat window when the result count is 0 - 3 characters and to the popup window at returns >3. This is the default WoW client response.

    Mysticalos it might be a good idea to test these fixes yourself and send your result observations to the wholib people.

    It appears at this time only CensusPlus and WIM make use of the library.. as least I haven't found others that are still active.

    Bringoutyourdead CensusPlus maintainer.

    Last edited Feb 01, 2015 by bringoutyourdead
  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Dec 28, 2014 at 20:17 UTC - 0 likes

    This doesn't disable fading?

    As for the /who issue. That's more of a complaint for wholib project page, an embedded library WIM just happens to use.

    EDIT, I see now there were 3 other options that were invisible for some reason That didn't get fixed by last update which fixed many other invisible options. New version should now have a working global option to control fade in display settings once more.

    Last edited Dec 28, 2014 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of Satiram88 Satiram88 Dec 14, 2014 at 04:53 UTC - 0 likes


    Is there a way to disable the sound when someone sends you a message? I have every sound button I can find clicked off but yet every time, someone sends me a message - *ding.

    Also as with everyone else, the fading is quite annoying. Please let us turn that off. Thanks!

  • Avatar of Drashnar Drashnar Dec 07, 2014 at 04:16 UTC - 0 likes

    Hello. LOVE WIM. However, I found an issue that I assume is a bug, since I can't find a way to stop this behavior caused by WIM.

    What happens is this: I try to shift click a name (such as a random name in trade chat) so I can get the normal one line information to popup right there in the normal chat (non-WIM) window. However, as long as I have the WIM addon enabled, it forcibly brings up the /who window instead.

    I only just started playing WoW again within the past week. I finally tracked down what was causing this issue, and the problem goes away when I disable WIM. Please is there a way to fix this functionality? Thanks!

  • Avatar of sole0luna sole0luna Dec 05, 2014 at 16:03 UTC - 0 likes

    any1 could fix –––clamp window to screen––– it just doesnt work. when i join bgs or instance or raid the window is going everywhere..!!

  • Avatar of sole0luna sole0luna Dec 03, 2014 at 16:50 UTC - 0 likes

    man that window sometimes go off screen like i dont know i get whisper but the window is like went somewhere and i cant get it back. we must have an option to lock down that..it s so messy atm

  • Avatar of AquaJew AquaJew Dec 03, 2014 at 00:13 UTC - 0 likes

    An additional request; is it possible to add the class coloring in the WIM windows for channels that the default chat windows have? Or is this an option already and I can't find it?

  • Avatar of sole0luna sole0luna Dec 02, 2014 at 02:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi there

    is there a way to lock down those windows ? every time they pop up all over the place.

    let me know ty.

  • Avatar of beth82014Laptop beth82014Laptop Dec 01, 2014 at 12:49 UTC - 0 likes

    @mysticalos: Go

    I still can't seem to find the option to stop the fading. I went through reading everything to find where the option was. Can you tell us what Tab is should be under? =) thanks Great Addon!

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  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
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