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What does it contain?

Beach Theme:
-Beachterrain everywhere
-"Pandaren" UI for both parties (thanks to Unwirklich)
Full map preview by Mikaru-chan

Hell Theme:
-"Hell"-terrain everywhere
-"Demon" UI for both parties (thanks to Unwirklich)
Full map preview by Mikaru-chan

Snow Theme
-Snowterrain everywhere
-"Frost" UI for both parties (made by myself, based on human UI)
for the xmas variation:
-decorated trees (no complains! I spent only, like, 5 minutes on them, so do not expect too much tongue.gif)
-type "-music nightelf1" to listen to Jingle Bells!
Full map preview by Mikaru-chan

Barrens Theme
-"Barrens" terrain
-orcish UI (by Blizzard, for both parties)
Full map preview by Mikaru-chan

-Pandaren or Demon User Interface for all 4 parties

3. How to use it?
How to install the Theme Manager?
1. If you have beachpack installed, restore to original (if you can't, it won't be too bad afaik). You would have exchanged your War3Patch.mpq in this case and should have a backup (with lower filesize).
2. Unpack the file IN your warcraft folder - in most cases C:\Program Files\Warcraft III. These are the Paths (by martirsadota).
3. DO NOT move or rename any of the files you unpacked. The path must be: "\Warcraft III\DotA Theme Manager V3\"
4. If you want it on your desktop, create a shortcut of the exe file.
5. make sure both your WC3 and your World Editor are closed!
6. Go! (after checking step 2 and 3 again)
*Note: needs to be 'Run as administrator' under Vista to run entirely properly (thanks to Dagguh!).

1. Close your warcraft AND warcraft world editor. Else it does not work!
2. Start the program. If you start it the first time, it will create a backup of your MPQ
3. Select your favourite toolkit. If you select one, it will always be activated unless you change it!
4. Start WC3. Whether you start it out of the program or not is not important.
Other maps might have a (visually) screwed terrain - I suggest you to use "original" when playing something different than DotA

Of course, DotA is Icefrog´s map, and I would not do something like this without his explicit permission....
Ice gave me specific permission to do that as long as it is done in conjuction with the beta team and is beta tested and screened by IceFrog and his Betatesters.

Beach Theme in Action:
presentation video by [A]sty
End Game
Prime Defending # 11

Have fun!

4. Spoiler - what will come in the future

After that, I have a bunch of different basic ideas:
-Barrens - that's what should be the next. done!
-highland - something rocky, but I have some minor problems.
-Dungeon - dunno, this could be a very dark version of the snow theme or something...
Special functions in the GUI (again, only basic ideas):
-custom user interfaces for each race (with checkboxes or something you can select the Interfaces you'd like) more simple version: done!
-custom models, again with checkboxes
-special icons (or do you like the Song of the Siren icon?)

If you have suggestions - mainly terrains - just say what you think should come next!

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