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madgod33 #1 Posted Aug 04 2012 - 20:37

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There's no need to put up with the same old boring/annoying stuff at startup, but there's no need to wait for someone else to fix it for you either.

Remove the loading videos:
This is the easiest of all. Simply create an empty folder: ...\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\0.7.5\gui\flash\video
No video means no video. Duh.

That row of little award images in the late stage of loading is one PNG. Create a transparent 882x51 pixel PNG image, add your choice of text or imagery, save as ...\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\0.7.5\gui\maps\loading_award.png

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Customize the login screen:
For the tank backgrounds there are 12 images, again PNGs. They are displayed randomly, I think. The originals are 1920x1200 pixels, with black background. They are named "back_1_without_sparks.png," "back_2_without_sparks.png," and so on. My personal test image has a transparent background, so obviously anything goes. Allow some boring space in the center for the WG logo and login area. The pics go in the ...\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\0.7.5\gui\maps\login folder.
If you want to replace only certain ones, uncompress the ...\World_of_Tanks\res\packages\gui.pkg file into a folder somewhere so you can pick which images to replace. Any that you don't make new ones for will stay the same.

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The quality is much better than it looks here; I couldn't take a screenshot while the game was loading, so I had to use my camera.

7-Zip is handy for opening WoT package files and extracting stuff. I used The GIMP to create the new images.

Eyro #2 Posted Aug 04 2012 - 20:39

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That 2cd screenshot, I can see toiletpaper... o_o;;

WAIT, FIRST ONE TOO.

Don't do this shit when you're... well, shitting. :P

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Death187 #3 Posted Aug 04 2012 - 21:04

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View PostEyro, on Aug 04 2012 - 20:39, said:

That 2cd screenshot, I can see toiletpaper... o_o;;

WAIT, FIRST ONE TOO.

Don't do this shit when you're... well, shitting. :P

ROFL.

To the OP. Thanks for putting this together! I am going to work on my in a few minutes. +1

Edited by Death187, Aug 04 2012 - 21:05.


madgod33 #4 Posted Aug 05 2012 - 01:10

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LOL that's my "nose roll" -- I find it more convenient than a box of tissues. You're lucky there isn't a reflection of ME glaring back!

Dukebarry #5 Posted Aug 05 2012 - 03:23

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Nose roll  ??

Thats the sign of a serious gamer.

Gman2900 #6 Posted Aug 05 2012 - 16:55

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Nice, this helpful & useful info, thanks!!!

Kman_BLT #7 Posted Aug 08 2012 - 19:59

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FYI, the loading_award.png does not have to be exactly 882x51 pixels. I had to make mine 882x55 to get it all in, and it worked excellent.

Thanks for the great work.

file:///C:DOCUME~1OwnerLOCALS~1Tempmsohtml11clip_image001.jpg

madgod33 #8 Posted Aug 09 2012 - 01:45

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View PostKman_BLT, on Aug 08 2012 - 19:59, said:

FYI, the loading_award.png does not have to be exactly 882x51 pixels. I had to make mine 882x55 to get it all in, and it worked excellent.

Thanks for the great work.

file:///C:DOCUME~1OwnerLOCALS~1Tempmsohtml11clip_image001.jpg
Thanks for the input. I figured there was probably room for some flexibility, but haven't had time to fool around. :)

Boom_Box #9 Posted Aug 09 2012 - 05:38

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For the login screens, which are randomly selected, you can have as many custom pics as you want (I have over 200) as long you keep incrementing that number in the file name.

madgod33 #10 Posted Aug 10 2012 - 03:17

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View PostBoom_Box, on Aug 09 2012 - 05:38, said:

For the login screens, which are randomly selected, you can have as many custom pics as you want (I have over 200) as long you keep incrementing that number in the file name.
Heehee, I suspected as much. WoooeeeeEE, let 'er rip!

TheRepoMan #11 Posted Aug 23 2012 - 01:24

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I toyed around with this a little, here's my loading and one of the login screens..

Loading Page
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Login Screen
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