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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,274 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 246,923 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/17/2013
  • Created 11/26/2007
  • 371 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)
  • Newest File: Btex 5.4
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About BTex

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BTex version 5.4
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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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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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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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  • #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()

  • #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?

  • #193

    hello, i recently got this AMAZING addon but theres one problem...i only got likt 15 textures was wondering where all the ones that are in the pictures are like the one that have all those white circles. PLEASE halp

  • #194

    If you scroll down abit in the description you will see the links to those ppl that have made graphic to this addon.
    Then you just download them, unzip them and put them in the skins folder :)

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