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 spliffmaster spliffmaster Nov 30, 2014 at 23:47 UTC - 0 likes

    Just updated and got this error when logging in:

    Date: 2014-11-30 15:45:20
    ID: 1
    Error occured in: Global
    Count: 1
    Message: ..\AddOns\WIM\Modules\URLHandler.lua line 204:
    attempt to call global 'GetCurrentRegion' (a nil value)
    WIM\Modules\URLHandler.lua:204: in main chunk

    Last edited Dec 01, 2014 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of mysticalos mysticalos Nov 30, 2014 at 21:50 UTC - 0 likes

    The option to disable fading is there.  forget where but I know mine is disabled.

    EDIT, i see problem now. since 6.0 the options are invisible so pretty difficulty to toggle now.

    EDIT2, I seem to have fixed problem after about 2 hours of guessing. See if latest release works.

    I fixed your problem too nonnon with armory links for US players.

    Last edited Nov 30, 2014 by mysticalos
  • Avatar of nonnon nonnon Nov 30, 2014 at 15:29 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm playing us server and english client. but armory profile link created eu link instead of us. anyone got same problem?

  • Avatar of beth82014Laptop beth82014Laptop Nov 26, 2014 at 21:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Is there a chance for an option to turn the fading off? I swear there used to be a way to stop the fading out. Other wise, awesome addon thanks!!

  • Avatar of Niselma30 Niselma30 Nov 26, 2014 at 20:47 UTC - 0 likes

    the fading it drives me nuts too! I hate it!

  • Avatar of Randeth Randeth Nov 26, 2014 at 16:48 UTC - 0 likes

    I was beginning to think it was me. I was sure there used to be a setting to control fading but just could not find it. Please add a way to configure this. I love this addon but that one behavior is really distracting. I want to turn off all fading and animations as well.


  • Avatar of xemixd xemixd Nov 10, 2014 at 16:24 UTC - 0 likes

    @KerbrosSM: Go

    I'm also getting this issue, I can live with most of it apart from the fading. The fading is driving me absolutely insane, especially since it appears to have zero control and will fade at random times (sometimes I can type an entire message and it will fade afterwards but then other times I will be mid sentence and it just fades lol).

  • Avatar of KerbrosSM KerbrosSM Nov 06, 2014 at 23:42 UTC - 0 likes

    I am also seeing the same errors with WIM following 6.0.2. Expose cannot be disabled neither can fading. To get the Window Behaviour bar to appear you need to move the WIM options window around a bit, but the display is all screwed up. I cannot press R and TAB to cycle through recent chats as in 5.4.8 either


  • Avatar of Saadah Saadah Nov 05, 2014 at 00:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Does anyone know if the option to disable the pop-up of chat/whisper windows has been removed? I love the addon since I like having all the whispers from everyone in their own windows, but I don't like it that the windows are constantly popping up on my screen whenever I send or receive a message. You used to be able to disable that, but I don't see the option anywhere in the latest version of the addon.

    I'd love to keep using the addon, but as things currently are I cannot.

  • Avatar of itsv1be itsv1be Oct 20, 2014 at 02:37 UTC - 1 like

    Looking to disable ALL animations and ALL fading, its all super annoying. How do i get it so it doesnt swoop to a corner when i click the close button, and to stop fading when I dont mouse over. I used to be able to do this on older versions and even then it was hard to find but now it seems the options are just gone.

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  1. 1 Features
  2. 2 Video Demo


Date created
Jul 28, 2008
Last update
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