Button Manager v1.8.2

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Button Manager can create borders in wc3 style for specified file (files). Features:
- Supported file formats: *.bmp, *.jpg, *.tga, *.psd, *.blp, *.png;
- Processing multiple files;
- Importing multiple files in archive;
- Resizing images to 64x64;
- Support of non-standard borders.



Pros:
+ It supports alpha channel creating (for infocards, scorescreens or specific user borders);
+ It can save both in compressed and paletted BLP formats;
+ It has special features to make resulting BLPs even smaller;
+ It supports user created borders;
+ It can operate multiple icons with ease;
+ It has some settings to customize border applying;
+ It has user-friendly interface;
+ It can open BLP2 textures.

Cons:
- It works on Win compatible systems (and emulators) only.



Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: My antivirus says that this program is virus!
A: If your antivirus detects this program as trojan, you probably have McAfee, Comodo, eSafe or Prevx. They don't know anything about exe-optimization-by-hands and UPX. Therefore I recommend to change antivirus.

Q: What's all those BLP settings for?
A: Check butman_readme_eng.txt.



Change log for v1.8.2:
  • Extended PNG support
  • Fixed bug when saving icon with enabled transparency view
  • Fixed bug with incorrent saving in JPEG format



If you have found bugs or you have new ideas, feel free to post it in this topic.

Copyright © 2006-2010 Shadow Daemon (aka Spec).
Program uses SFMPQ.DLL by ShadowFlare

Keywords:
Button Manager, BLP, TGA, PNG, BMP, JPG, PSD, texture, infocard, scorescreen, import, border, icon wizard, swdn, spec
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Button Manager v1.8.2 (Binary)

Reviews
14:10, 22nd Dec 2009 TriggerHappy: This is an awesome and useful to for creating icons.
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You mean it doesent take an icon which already has autocast and then remove it?
The answer would be that where the yellow things are in the corners you would just make it black, as the tool doesent know how the rest of the icon looks.
 
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Hmm, no, I think he means that program creates icon with DISBTN prefix instead of DISATC. But the image itself is surely correct, just wrong name prefix...

For single icons, I'd recommend to just copy and rename DISBTN<icon name>.blp to DISATC<icon name>.blp, it's not so hard to do.

For multiple icons, there are few steps to make it work:
1. Copy ..\Button Manager v1.7\standard\bm_DISBTN.bmp to ..\Button Manager v1.7\custom\bm_DISATC.bmp
2. Open Button Manager.
3. Go to "Tools" => "Settings..." => "Image" tab.
4. Select "bm_DISATC.bmp" in "Border name" list.
5. Write "DISATC" in "Border prefix" field.
6. Write "ReplaceableTextures\CommandButtonsDisabled\" in "Import path" field.
7. Set "Shading Amplifier" to 120%.
8. Press OK.
Now, when you'll want to make multiple icons with Icon Wizard, just additionally select bm_DISATC.bmp.

Sorry for inconvenience. Hope this would help.
 
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Incredibly nice tool, good job on this one :thumbs_up:
This is really usefull and like molested children like to say: "I'm touched":xxd:
 
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Thx shadow daemon, idk where the hell my winrar (Turns out i had the shortcut but not the exe) Im surprised i haven't seen a diff program like this. It's good, but not epic. Very Useful.
 
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I wrote a while ago:
Anyway, it will be added to the new version of this program.
Don't worry, I shall not forget about that.

New version will come out in August or September (I hope so). What would be implemented in the new version:
- Automatic quality choose for each icon (depending on icon's colour count)


- Automatic folder creating (specified for each border)
// e.g.: all passive buttons will be placed in "C:\Icons\PAS\" if you'll specify "\PAS\PAS$name$" in border properties for passive border

- New language modules
// I have german only atm

- New custom borders
// Don't know, would be they so useful...

- Disabled Autocast
// blah, it is the feature, which absence forced some user to mark this on 4 :\
 
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I've got to say, very useful tool and it can easily implement into icons, with BLP conversions. This is obviously a simple use tool which can be used for mapping.

Rating: 5/5 (I've tried it heaps of times, nice work. Even tried it during my private mapping)
 
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McAfee recognizes almost every EXE packed with UPX as some virus.
This fact kinda hints us that you have very good antivirus.

Well before installing McAfee I tried Button Manager and is very good, simple and clean art I say 10/10 but that anti-virus problem is very bothersome even when I order the anti-virus to restore the file it remove it again.

Damn I was hoping I could use it. But still a good tool :thumbs_up: (+rep)
 
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About this Trojan
Detected: Artemis!B31DFD2A7FC7 (Trojan), Artemis!B31DFD2A7FC7 (Trojan)
Location: C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\Local Settings\Temp\Rar$EX17.203\ButtonManager v1.7\ButtonManager.exe

Trojans appear as legitimate programs but can damage valuable files, disrupt performance, and allow unauthorized access to your computer.
 
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If your antivirus detects this program as trojan, you probably have McAfee, Comodo, eSafe or Prevx. They don't know anything about exe-optimization-by-hands and UPX.

Therefore I would advice to download this archive:
http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/pastebin_data/yw1un6/_files/ButtonManager_v1.7.zip
It has non-packed and non-optimized program files, and will not show up any virus warning. I guarantee that. ^_^
Thanks! tired of redownloading it over and over cause of the damn antivirus. Does that mean it sucks? :confused:
 
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ShadowhunterX, have you tried to read previous posts?

McAfee recognizes almost every EXE packed with UPX as some virus.
This fact kinda hints us that you have very good antivirus.

If your antivirus detects this program as trojan, you probably have McAfee, Comodo, eSafe or Prevx. They don't know anything about exe-optimization-by-hands and UPX.

Therefore I would advice to download this archive:
http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/pastebin_data/yw1un6/_files/ButtonManager_v1.7.zip
It has non-packed and non-optimized program files, and will not show up any virus warning. I guarantee that. ^_^

Also, tool would not be approved, if it had viruses.

'nuff said.
 
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New Version - 1.8.0. List of changes:
  • Added BLP2 format support (opening).
  • Added BLP progressive saving option.
  • Added BLP error diffusion option.
  • Added automatic quality definition.
  • Added "For all borders" button to "Image formats" tab.
  • Added generation of disabled version of autocast icon.
  • Added subfolders processing option.
  • Added option to use import path as folder for icons.
  • Extended PNG support.
  • Refined autocast, upgrade borders.
  • Improved image resizing method.
  • Fixed bug with default formats list.
  • Fixed bug with opening bitmaps that were saved in Photoshop.
  • Fixed bug with processing files of all available formats in icon wizard.
  • Fixed bug with opening files, that have .jpeg extension.

I included Ukrainian (by Van Damm) and German (by Anachron & Darkt3mpl3r) language files.

Also, exactly two years ago (20.10.2007) the first public version of Button Manager (v1.4) came out.
 
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