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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,051 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 6.2.3
  • 277,803 Total Downloads
  • Updated 01/03/2016
  • Created 11/26/2007
  • 380 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: Btex 6.2.0
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About BTex

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BTex version 6.0
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A development of Tiggy's excellent addon

Original file/addon can be found here :
http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info7906-BTex.html

What is it? :
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Btex (for 'Bottom TEXture') is a very lightweight addon for World Of Warcraft providing Background texture at the bottom of the screen and was created by Tiggy.
It contains a package of pre-made skins, a simple menu for settings skins, texture height,width,transparency,colors, positions, viewport,etc ..

What can it do? :
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- Put a texture of your choice on the bottom of the screen via menu options (use /bx menu or /btex menu),
- Set height/width/transparency/position/colors/layer of your texture,
- Use any other TGA/BLP texture file or any other 'pack' of skin,
- Display a grid to setup your interface correctly,
- Modify the 3D rendering area with viewport function,
- Work in any resolution,
- Low memory usage & standalone addon (no libs or dependency are needed).

Ready to use skins :
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The following skins are packaged and are ready to use via the option menu:
- Dark Shadow serie
- Simple Black
- Fade Black
- Red Fury
- Warcraft Classic
 -Ice Dragon
- Ice Dragon remake (credits to Xaphiroth)
- Ice Dragon remake with pet bar(credits to Xaphiroth)
- Wall,
- White Dragon

! WARNING IF YOU ARE UPDATING BTEX: backup your Interface\Btex\Skin folder if you use custom skin !

Skins package known to work (Thanks to all artists sharing artwork !):
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You can download and use this skins too (copy them to /Interface/Addons/btex/skins/ and just use "Custom skins") then type the name of the file u want to use without the "-1.tga" :

Skins by "Duxy" : http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/author-204503.html
Skins by "Brandon87" : http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/author-272366.html
Skins by "Jaimie" : http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/author-272286.html
Skins by "Chemmy" : http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/author-44144.html
Skins by "Bloodfest" : http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/author-277862.html
Skins by "Bornabe" : http://www.wowinterface.com/portal.php?id=591&a=list
Skins by "RosyBijou" : http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info14777-BTEX--IceDragoncustomized.html#info

Last Update :
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v6.2.0 3 January 2016
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.2.0

v6.1.0 2 Mars 2015
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.1.0

v6.0.3 14 November 2014
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.0.3

v6.0.2 15 October 2014
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor

v6.0 10 August 2014
 - Updated beta for Warlords of Draenor

v5.4 17 September 2013
 - Updated version number to reflect the version of WoW
 - Updated to Patch 5.4

v3.5 7 August 2013
 - Updated toc to 5.3

v3.4 12 March 2013
 - Updated toc to 5.2

v3.3 28 December 2012
 - Updated toc to 5.1
 - Small bug fixes

v3.2 1 September 2012
 - Updated toc to 5.0.4
 - Fixed some small code issues

V3.1 19 December 2011
 - Updated TOC to 4.3
 - Installed the old graphic again pr. request, will link to all the new graphic on the main site.

V3.0 27 September 2011
 - Fixed a memory usage (It was using almost 1Mb on mine)
 - Updated toc to 4.2
 - Updated to version 3

V2.9.4 6 March 2011
- Fixed bug caused by Cataclysm's (4.0.1) removal of global variable this

V2.9.3 6 February 2010
- Modified function with X and Y placement for main frame. You can now set negative value.

V2.9.2 10 Decemeber 2009
- Updated TOC for Wow 30300,
- Fixed bug with saving variable in viewport mode.

For full version history, please see here: http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info20340-BTexFanupdate.html or read the VersionHistory.txt

Website :
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http://www.curse.com/addons/wow/btex

Translation :
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Language aviable for all frame config are :
- default : english/US,
- french,
- German localisation, thx to Kuhglöckchen a.k.a. Blocki
- Russian localisation, kiss to troyen
- zhTW and zhCN, credits to wowui.cn

Contribute :
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Just use http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info20340-BTexFanupdate.html using the provided forms(comments tab) or send me a PM on wowinterface.
I'm looking for artists

How do I use it?
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First unzip it into your interface\addons directory. For more info on installing, please read install.txt
Now just run WoW and once logged in, type '/bx menu' to get the options screen and choose a skin.

Making your own skins :
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Download 1 of these PSD files to get started.
http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info20361-BTexPSDExample.html
http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/fileinfo.php?id=14746 Thanks to Bornabe for sharing this.

When done, make 4 tga like this :
- image must be in RGB,
- Width and height must be a 512x256,
- Color depth must be 24-bit (8x8x8),
- 8-bit alpha channel must be present (thus making a 32 bit depth),
- Image must be uncompressed,
- Image must be TGA or BLP

if you make your own, remember to share =)

How can i share my artwork ? :
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Create an account on wowinterface, then upload it here as a plugin : http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info20340-BTexFanupdate.html#other

Support :
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Please post all errors and suggestions on http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/info20340-BTexFanupdate.html using comments tab, or send me a PM on wowinterface.

FAQ :
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How do I run menu config ? type "/bx Menu" or "/Btex menu" in the chat windows.
Why the download is so big ? it's because it contain many images.
How do i load custom skins? Copy TGA or BLP files to /interface/btex/skins/ directory, and use the "custom texture" options on the top dropdown menu. Write name file without the end "-1.tga".
Example:  for 'blabla' skin, you have 4 tga named blabla-1.tga blabla-2.tga Write 'blabla' in the custom name.
Do the skin support transparency ? yes. Via images files and via WOW API.
Can i use BLP file? Yes. use custom load skin, and do like with any other tga file.

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*  Version History : *
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v6.2.0   3 January 2016
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.2.0

v6.1.0   2 Mars 2015
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.1.0

v6.0.3   14 November 2014
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor 6.0.3

v6.0.2   15 October 2014
 - Updated for Warlords of Draenor

v6.0   10 August 2014
 - Updated beta for Warlords of Draenor

v5.4   17 September 2013
 - Updated version number to reflect the version of WoW
 - Updated to Patch 5.4

v3.5 7 August 2013
 - Updated toc to 5.3

v3.4 12 March 2013
 - Updated toc to 5.2

v3.3 28 December 2012
 - Updated toc to 5.1
 - Small bug fixes

v3.2 1 September 2012
 - Updated toc to 5.0.4
 - Fixed some small code issues

V3.1 19 December 2011
 - Updated TOC to 4.3
 - Installed the old graphic again pr. request, will link to all the new graphic on the main site.

V3.0 27 September 2011
 - Fixed a memory usage (It was using almost 1Mb on mine)
 - Updated toc to 4.2
 - Updated to version 3

V2.9.4 6 March 2011
- Fixed bug caused by Cataclysm's (4.0.1) removal of global variable "this"

Comments

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  • #209

    I tried installing a different custom skin and move the files into the skins file then try and load them but all that comes up is a green bar

  • #208

    I been getting this error message.  It's been messing up my blizzard raid frames. 

     

    1x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn 'Btex' tried to call the protected function 'CompactRaidFrame2:Show()'.
    !BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:573: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:573>
    [C]: in function `Show'
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:290: in function `CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible'
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:248: in function `CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll'
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:149: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:149>

    Locals:

  • #207

    For some reason all of the skins aren't showing up on the menu, only a small handful - 15 or so - are showing up, everything else the only way to access is by going to custom and manually entering the name. Even alchemy, which is shown on a screenshot, isn't showing on the list and has to be entered as "custom skin"

  • #205

    Been recieveing this message every time I open my minimap today. Any fix either manual or otherwise would be much appreciated.

     

    Date: 2013-10-30 18:49:28 ID: 1 Error occured in: AddOn: Btex Count: 1 Message: Error: AddOn Btex attempted to call a forbidden function (IsDisabledByParentalControls()) from a tainted execution path. Debug:    [C]: IsDisabledByParentalControls()    ..\FrameXML\MainMenuBarMicroButtons.lua:229:       ..\FrameXML\MainMenuBarMicroButtons.lua:76    [C]: UpdateMicroButtons()    ..\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:272:       ..\FrameXML\WorldMapFrame.lua:255    [C]: Show()    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1819: SetUIPanel()    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1624: ShowUIPanel()    ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1545:       ..\FrameXML\UIParent.lua:1541    [C]: SetAttribute()

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  • #206

    I'm getting the same thing as well.

  • #204

    Getting this error:-

     [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Btex" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame1:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:46: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>

  • #201
    Custom BTex Skins

    Ok, so I've downloaded and unzipped the skins I've liked but when I go to display them on my UI through the menu,  I get a green bar on the bottom instead of my skin. And one of the skins, that you linked above didn't unzip at all and saved as a .rar file.

    What am I doing wrong???

  • #203

    are you copying the .tga files into your skin folder ?

  • #198

    I like the addon

    is there an update comming?

  • #199

    Update is on its way, just need approval from Curse...

  • #202

    that usually takes an hour but can take up to 24 hour.
    This was not an update for patch 5.4 though...
    That one is on its way as i write this :)

  • #200

    How long does this usually take?

  • #197

    Hi I love this addon, but I keep getting these lua errors: Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated. I'm using elvui default addon.

    96x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Btex" tried to call the protected function "CompactRaidFrame1:Show()".
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:46: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>

    Locals:
    nil

    Last edited by diffuser71 on 1/8/2013 10:56:01 AM
  • #196

    Hi there, got a lua error message for you

    38x [ADDON_ACTION_BLOCKED] AddOn "Btex" hat versucht die geschützte Funktion "CompactRaidFrame1:Show()" aufzurufen.
    !BugGrabber-r188\BugGrabber.lua:587: in function <!BugGrabber\BugGrabber.lua:587>
    <in C code>
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:276: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateVisible"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:234: in function "CompactUnitFrame_UpdateAll"
    FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:46: in function <FrameXML\CompactUnitFrame.lua:43>

    Locals:
    nil

  • #195

    I'm having this issue whenever I use a custom texture a section of the texture loops itself and I get this weird layout. Any suggestions?

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