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  • World of Warcraft
  • 1,098 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 5.4.0
  • 243,539 Total Downloads
  • Updated 09/17/2013
  • Created 11/26/2007
  • 369 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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  • #154
    You would be my hero if you would finish that update. Pretty please ???
  • #153
    Update in progress. thank you for your patience.
  • #151
    Yeah, please update! We are waiting impatiently!!
  • #150
    Update soon, plox? D:
  • #149
    Okaaaay! Found a way to round the problem with the drop down menu! xD The trick is to type '/btex custom' which opens a custom layout screen. In the field type the name of the artwork you want, for example: 'd' (without '-1.tga' stuff) and Ta-da! Have fun! :)
  • #152
    If I could vote you up for this comment I would!!! Thanks for figuring out a work around
  • #148
    Update, plz!
  • #147
    Please update...
  • #146
    update soon? i'm missing my druid skin and ally skin everything looks so empty now .not getting anything anymore. if you are working on it let us know so we can drop our despair and know that soon the pain will be over!
  • #145
    Message: Interface\AddOns\Btex\Btex.lua:919: attempt to index global 'this' (a nil value)
    Time: 10/28/10 23:07:38
    Count: 1
    Stack: Interface\AddOns\Btex\Btex.lua:919: in function `BtexDropDownMenuItem_OnClick'
    Interface\AddOns\Btex\Btex.lua:860: in function `func'
    Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:636: in function `UIDropDownMenuButton_OnClick'


    Locals: (*temporary) = defined @Interface\FrameXML\UIDropDownMenu.lua:556
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = nil
    (*temporary) = "attempt to index global 'this' (a nil value)"
    BtexMenuFrame = btexframeconfig {
    0 =
    Strata = {
    }
    placementx = {
    }
    text3 = {
    }
    placementy = {
    }
    text6 = {
    }
    edit3 = BtexEditWidth {
    }
    vers = {
    }
    text1 = {
    }
    Apply = {
    }
    text2 = {
    }
    text8 = {
    }
    text4 = {
    }
    reset = {
    }
    btnClose = {
    }
    EditPlacementX = BtexEditPlacementX {
    }
    colorPickerButton = {
    }
    EditPlacementY = BtexEditPlacementY {
    }
    edit1 = BtexEdit1 {
    }
    Viewport = {
    }
    edit2 = BtexEdit4 {
    }
    text5 = {
    }
    text7 = {
    }
    }
    BtexCustomFrame = btexframeconfig {
    0 =
    Strata = {
    }
    placementx = {
    }
    text3 = {
    }
    text9 = {
    }
    placementy = {
    }
    text6 = {
    }
    edit3 = BtexEdit5 {
    }
    text1 = {
    }
    Apply = {
    }
    edit4 = BtexEditCustomWidth {
    }
    text2 = {
    }
    btnCanc = {
    }
    text8 = {
    }
    btnClose = {
    }
    colorPickerButton = {
    }
    text4 = {
    }
    EditPlacementX = BtexEditPlacementXCustom {
    }
    edit2 = BtexEdit3 {
    }
    EditPlacementY = BtexEditPlacementYCustom {
    }
    edit1 = BtexEdit2 {
    }
    text5 = {
    }
    text10 = {
    }
    text11 = {
    }
    text7 = {
    }
    }
    TexturePreviewFrame = {
    0 =
    }
  • #144
    plz plz plz update
  • #143
    UPDATE IT PLEASE
  • #142
    we urgently need an update, i'm gonna miss this mod
  • #141
    There gonna be an update by any chance??
  • #140
    I too love this mod. When it is active I get strange results around water and shorelines. double images etc. Also can't change skins. Please let us know if an update is in the works. I would like to re-enable this addon, it makes game play much cleaner.

    Thanks
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