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BTEX -- Ice Dragon customized  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 5.0
by: RosyBijou [More]
This is a skin pack for Tiggy's most awesome Add-on, Btex...
currently being maintained by Sharani


Yeah to Sharani for updating the base module for this most awesome add-on! (You'll find the link to Tiggy's original files there as well...)

If the "Btex menu" command doesn't work to bring up the skin packs, type "btex custom" and enter your configuration parameters...

First & Foremost:

All artwork credit for this skin must to go to Tiggy & Xaphiroth, as I simply photoshopped the Ice Dragon artwork to accommodate my various add-ons... Ice Dragon comes packaged with the BTex add.

That being said, I did modify the existing artwork so that all of my add-ons had a "home," and have had a few folks request that I upload my modifications.

See the screen shots for subtle variations in the 5 skins included in this pack...

The "lila" and "josie" skins are nearly identical and are specifically tweaked to accomodate RangeDisplay and TomTom -- addons that I found myself constantly moving around the screen--finally decided to give them permanent docks in my interface. If you don't use those two addons, you probably don't want these skins as the text labels are specific... When I'm in a vehicle, the unique vehicle button appears in the in that region as well, courtesy of Dominos... The "Chris" skin is the most basic and thus the most flexible.

You must have BTEX FanUpdate (WowInterface).


****To Install this skin****
Note that it's a little different from most add-ons...
(don't worry, it's easy! )


Before logging into WoW...

Navigate to the BTex skins folder, which is inside your World of Warcraft AddOns folder...
(here's the path from my computer: C:\Program Files\World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns\Btex\Skins )

Locate & unzip the desired four image files from the downloaded folder...
kerry-1.tga, kerry-2.tga, kerry-3.tga & kerry-4.tga
and/or
sophie-1.tga, sophie-2.tga, sophie-3.tga & sophie-4.tga

and/or
josie-1.tga, josie-2.tga, josie-3.tga & josie-4.tga
and/or
lila-1.tga, lila-2.tga, lila-3.tga & lila-4.tga
and/or
chris-1.tga, chris-2.tga, chris-3.tga & chris-4.tga

into the Btex skins folder. See the screenshot to the right to see minor differences between the four skins...
You may also extract the files to your desktop and cut/paste the desired .tga image files into the skins folder...

Log into WoW...

Type "/btex menu" to get the configuration menu.

Choose "<CUSTOM SKIN>..."

Type "kerry" "sophie" or "josie" or "lila"or
"chris in the "set name" box

Select your settings for color/size/transparency and click: apply skin.

You can see how the skin looks by applying different settings before you exit...

(I tweaked the height, colors & transparency to get each of the the "looks" on my screenshots.)

****You should be all set!****

You should now have a new background for Btex.


I have several iterations of the basic four files that are "mix & matchable,"meaning that you can change the blocks for different layouts. I like to experiment with different add-ons and sometimes the layouts that I tinker with don't fit into my set boxes.

When that happens, I just rename a couple of tga files to swap in the right "look" and tweak the skin settings... This art pack is titled BTEX -- Ice Dragon Modules, and includes all of those iterations if you'd like to experiment a little more with this theme... (Note that the "josie" and "lila" artwork is not compatible with the modules in that art pack...)


Thank you SO much, Tiggy, for making BTEX available to us, not just to use, but also to fiddle around with, to Xaphiroth for the remake of the Ice Dragon skin... AND to Twistedfury & Sharani for updating the main module!
v4.0 - July 6, 2010 - added "chris" skin.
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v4.0 - March 12, 2010 - added "lila" skin.
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v3.0 - February 26, 2010 - added "josie" skin.
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v2.0 - November 12, 2009 - added "sophie" skin.
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v1.7 - September 29, 2009 - just for heck of it, I compressed & uploaded files using a different computer... 8th time's the charm! The files work! All of the archived versions are now deleted.
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v1.6 - September 29, 2009 - performed repair function using WinRAR & uploaded this version... it still downloads as a corrupted file...
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v1.5 - September 29, 2009 - used a third zip program to package files - two files were corrupted when I tried downloading into a different computer
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v1.4 - September 27, 2009 - used yet another different zip program to compress files - still corrupted on download
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v1.3 - September 27, 2009 - used a different zip program to compress files - still corrupted on download
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v1.2 - September 27, 2009 - recropped original art files to create new .tga files - tested on my account - repackaged again - this file also corrupted on download
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v1.1 - September 27, 2009 - repackaged the .tga files - fourth file reported to be corrupted
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v1.0 - September 27, 2009 - original files - reported to be corrupted
Archived Files (4)
File Name
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Author
Date
4.0
6MB
RosyBijou
03-12-10 12:17 PM
3.0
5MB
RosyBijou
02-26-10 10:11 AM
2.0
4MB
RosyBijou
11-12-09 03:14 PM
1.7
725kB
RosyBijou
09-29-09 03:00 PM


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File corrupted. Re-downloaded twice but no luck.
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...sigh... sorry--will try to re-upload it again...
(...this is my first try at uploading anything here...)

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OK--so re-zipped all of the original files and uploaded again... Hopefully this will work! Thanks for letting me know.

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...sigh... sorry--will try to re-upload it again...
(...this is my first try at uploading anything here...)
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Is ok it happens

But still having same problem. keeps saying kerry-4 is corrupt
/shrug I have no ideas on how to fix it
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Hopefully third time will be the charm... I recreated the tga files from my Photoshop file, tested it on my account, and repackaged it yet again... so sorry... keeping fingers crossed...

Originally posted by Deathj
Is ok it happens

But still having same problem. keeps saying kerry-4 is corrupt
/shrug I have no ideas on how to fix it
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I am so sorry! At this point, I don't know how to get these files compressed without corrupting them... After uploading v1.3 (& then v1.4), I downloaded them to a different computer and each time, they continued to be corrupted in the unpacking process... I'm at a loss...

Originally posted by RosyBijou
Hopefully third time will be the charm... I recreated the tga files from my Photoshop file, tested it on my account, and repackaged it yet again... so sorry... keeping fingers crossed...
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So what's really strange here for me, is that when I download v1.0--the original file in the archives-- three of the four files unpack without a problem.... however, the fourth .tga file gets stuck.

Since getting the report of the corrupted files, I've spent all evening re-zipping and uploading, first by making sure that the tga files were sound... and then by using different methods of packing-- versions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 now ALL download as corrupted files...

If anyone has any advice, I'd love to hear it...
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Using Winrar, open the folder to where you have your zip file. Highlight the zip file and then up at the top in Winrar click on Repair icon. Follow the prompts and you should get a nice clean archived file.

I just tested it with the zip file I downloaded.. used repair and it works fine. I just don't have a way to attach the file here in your thread.
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Thank you, Silenia, for taking the time to help me with this. I will try your suggestions over the next few days...

Originally posted by Silenia
Using Winrar, open the folder to where you have your zip file. Highlight the zip file and then up at the top in Winrar click on Repair icon. Follow the prompts and you should get a nice clean archived file.

I just tested it with the zip file I downloaded.. used repair and it works fine. I just don't have a way to attach the file here in your thread.
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What's the Data Feed item you see in the screenshot that says "56% Discovered"?
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I use Button Bin for the base add and CargExplorer for that module, setting up a separate "bin" so that I could place the discovered bin under the map. What's nice about this little addon is that it also lists the areas in each zone that you haven't explored, (both on mouseover and in your large map screen).

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What's the Data Feed item you see in the screenshot that says "56% Discovered"?
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Originally posted by RosyBijou
I use Button Bin for the base add and CargExplorer for that module, setting up a separate "bin" so that I could place the discovered bin under the map. What's nice about this little addon is that it also lists the areas in each zone that you haven't explored, (both on mouseover and in your large map screen).
Thanks. Sounds handy. I may add it to my own repetoire.
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What program are you using to .zip your files and and how are you going about it? (step by step)
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The first two programs that I used to zip are as follows:

Versions 1.0-1.1
I used WinZip
But later realized that it was an outdated version…
I’d never had any problems zipping jpg or psd files and just assumed that it could handle tga files. Thought maybe this was cause…

After zipping, I tested each version by dropping a copy into our network and opening on a different computer—all four tga files unzipped using the windows utility without incident….
However, after being uploaded, I downloaded from WoW Interface and received message that files were corrupted when unpacking them…

Versions 1.2-1.4
Windows default method of right clicking on file
“Send to…”
“Compressed (zipped) folder”

same process above to test—worked fine from network/different computer, but were corrupted after being downloaded…

Versions 1.4-1.6
Downloaded evaluation copy of WinRAR…

Steps with WinRar:
Select file
Click “Add”
In next menu, I chose Archive format of “ZIP” with normal compression method. Left all other options at default
Click OK
The zipped file appears on my desktop
I’m able to open it, both from my computer and from a network computer

Now, with WinRAR, I'm able to use the Repair function, like Silenia recommended, and am able to recover the tga files from the downloaded copy, but it doesn't seem consistent as to how many of the files are recovered--I've been able to recover anywhere from 2-4 of the tga files using this method... (from all of the versions...)

It's making me crazy, that I can't figure out how to do this! It's also very frustrating to have it all working on my end, upload it, only to find that it is indeed still corrupted AFTER being downloaded... I hate that I'm posting bum files!

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Addendum... (in case someone else has a similar problem): Version 1.7 (current version)
Just for heck of it, I copied the tga files onto a different computer, compressed them with the basic windows utility and uploaded them to WoWI from that computer... IT WORKED! (Since I don't have problems opening zipped files transferred via my home network, I'm wondering if it's a firewall, or other nuisance setting, that's preventing a successful upload from my "main" computer...)

Originally posted by Seerah
What program are you using to .zip your files and and how are you going about it? (step by step)
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It appears to be good this time. You can get rid of the bum files by going into your "Edit and Update" screen and finding the archived versions section.
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