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Masque (Formerly ButtonFacade) is a dynamic button skinning add-on.


  1. Browse to your add-ons folder. This should be located at World of Warcraft\Interface\AddOns.
  2. Remove any existing Masque and/or ButtonFacade folders.
  3. Download the package.
  4. Extract or copy the contents of the package to your add-ons folder, exactly as they appear in the package.
  5. Log into the game. At the character select screen, click the Addons button and make sure that both ButtonFacade and Masque are enabled.

IMPORTANT: The package contains both a ButtonFacade add-on and the main Masque add-on. Both must be installed in order for Masque to be compatible with older add-ons.


  • Access the options panel via the /msq or /masque chat commands, or the Interface Options Window.


  • Why the name change?
    Let's face it, "ButtonFacade" was long and ugly. "Masque"' is shorter, more descriptive and tons sexier.
  • Will my stuff break?
    Absolutely. I suggest not throwing it against concrete walls and the like. As far as add-ons go, most should work; or at least not throw errors. Some "features" implemented by add-ons may not work as they used to until the authors get a chance to update them.
  • Add-on X is outdated and doesn't work with Masque anymore. Can you fix it?
    No. If an author stopped development of an add-on, it's probably best that you find a replacement. I will not maintain special compatibility code for add-ons that aren't being maintained.
  • Masque is installed but <add-on> isn't showing up in Masque's options. What's wrong?
    Since ButtonFacade was renamed to Masque, I had to include a compatibility add-on to ensure that Masque was loaded correctly. This add-on is called "ButtonFacade" and replaces the previous version. If, for some reason, this add-on is not installed correctly or is not enabled, Masque will not be able to skin any add-on that hasn't been updated and that is alphabetically before it in the add-on list. To resolve this issue:

    Curse Client
    Make sure any previous version of ButtonFacade has been removed. Install Masque. The Curse Client will install the "ButtonFacade" add-on correctly. Log into the game. At the character select screen, click the "Addons" button and make sure that both "Masque" and "ButtonFacade" are enabled.

    Manual Installation
    Make sure any previous version of ButtonFacade has been removed. Extract the contents of the zip file to your add-ons directory exactly as they appear in the zip file. Log into the game. At the character select screen, click the "Addons" button and make sure that both "Masque" and "ButtonFacade" are enabled.
  • I created a skin for Masque. Now what?
    Upload your skin to either WoW Interface or Curse and then post a link to the skin on this page.


Masque's documentation can be found here.


Please post all comments in the Masque thread in the forums. For bug reports and suggestions, please post a ticket.


If you would like to help translate Masque, please use the localization system.

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  • Avatar of StormFX StormFX Jul 03, 2011 at 22:24 UTC - 0 likes

    First of all, you'll want to wait to add Masque support. I'm going to be adjusting how add-ons interface with it. As far as the cooldowns go, are you talking about the animations or are you talking about timers? If it's the former, don't mess with the frame level after you'd added them to Masque. If it's the latter, make sure that the frame is high enough.

  • Avatar of Goranaws Goranaws Jul 03, 2011 at 17:55 UTC - 0 likes

    Hiyas. I'm trying to add Masque support to one of my addons. It works fine, but the cooldown timers won't display while Masque is enabled. the cooldowns work fine if I turn Masque off... Halps me pwease?

    Actively seeking insanity...

  • Avatar of StormFX StormFX Jul 03, 2011 at 15:34 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah. I was just making up for those that don't. :p

  • Avatar of jeffy162 jeffy162 Jul 03, 2011 at 15:10 UTC - 0 likes

    Man, do it when you have the time!!

    Anyone with at least a modicum of intelligence that plays this game understands that RL takes precedence.

  • Avatar of StormFX StormFX Jul 03, 2011 at 13:54 UTC - 0 likes

    For those wondering, I'm still working on this. Real life is just whipping my ass at the moment. I'll get it out as soon as I can.

  • Avatar of StormFX StormFX Jun 27, 2011 at 12:02 UTC - 0 likes

    I'll try to have it closer to ready. RL is kicking my ass atm.

  • Avatar of Jyces Jyces Jun 26, 2011 at 19:53 UTC - 0 likes

    Any chance of there being an new release of Masque for 4.2? :P

  • Avatar of StormFX StormFX Jun 05, 2011 at 20:07 UTC - 0 likes

    @Goranaws: Go

    I'll have a detailed guide ready once I get Masque in beta. Don't bother until then as I'll probably be changing stuff around.

  • Avatar of Goranaws Goranaws Jun 04, 2011 at 20:36 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm trying to figure out how to add Masque support to my addon, but I just can't figure it out. Even trying to use the Support Guide from here, I'm still sort of lost... Is there anywhere I can get a more detailed and easy to understand guide for this?


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