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Button Manager v1.8.2

Submitted by Shadow Daemon
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
This tool originates from here

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)

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14:10, 22nd Dec 2009 TriggerHappy: This is an awesome and useful to for creating icons.
  1. T3rm1n4tor

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    wow! thank you thats perfect!
     
  2. Paladon

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    The new changes are definitely a great touch up of this extremly useful resource.
     
  3. bigapple90

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    Awesome! :D
    This improved Anti-Aliasing makes me even more happy with this amazing tool
     
  4. Anachron

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    This should have been made 1 year earlier.
     
  5. bigapple90

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    Don't you mean 2 years? :D
     
  6. Shadow Daemon

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    In v1.8 the image scaling feature uses Lanczos resampling method. This is by far, the best (in my opinion) and slowest method.

    Better late, than never, right? =)
     
  7. bigapple90

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    Pretty cool. Does this have a create all types of icons with 1 click? Also, are you going to implement a hotkey for Save file ? Maybe "Ctrl + S" for save file and "Shift + Ctrl + S" for save as :D
     
  8. Shadow Daemon

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    No. I think, it's rather useless, because there are no cases where you need icon with all borders in real map.

    Hmm, yes. Hotkey will save a bunch of time. I think I'll bind "Save" to "F2" ("Save as..." will remain bounded to Ctrl + S).
    By the way, there are two options for putting border and saving to file automatically (Tools => Settings => General), you can also use it.

    Besides, I don't know, what to add/change/fix in the new version o_O (except hotkey for save)
     
  9. Anachron

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    Oh okay

    Ha yea, those two questions were all I could think of :p

    Although that Tools>General only does 1 border. I think having a "all icons" would be useful. When I make an icon I throw up every border except Scorescreen unless its a unit.
     
  11. WarS1337

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    I got a problem.
    Whenever I click the in folder, then the out folder, and click create icons it says the formats arent supported or error
     
  12. blahson256

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    Thanks for this program! Now I have a way to convert files without blurring them.
     
  13. Dragonkeeper

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    It can turn any freaking picture into an icon!!!!!!!!!! If some1 submits a model without a button set you just turn their screen shots into buttons!!@!@
     
  14. MogulKahn

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    Where can i find wc3 icons?
     
  15. Merry

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    Having an issue. When I click on a unit that has one of the icons created by the program, the game crashes. Works the same if the icon is a Hero icon on the side of the screen, items, ect ect.

    Not sure why this happening since the icons work properly in every other program Ive tried.
     
  16. Kwah

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    That's interesting. Give details as to your wc3 installation and system please.
     
  17. Merry

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    I downloaded it of BNet with my account key code, its on a Mac. I used Button Manager through Crossover, works fine just like any other program.
     
  18. Kwah

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    Try posting here for more help.
     
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    hmm, maybe you have low video settings in warcraft?
     
  20. Merry

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    Nope, set at highest. No real idea whats wrong, but the solution Ive found is to run the blp's through WC3Viewer and then they work fine, though I do miss out on the smaller file size...But thanks for the suggestions. Hopefully if anyone else is havin' the problem they can try my quickfix.