UPDATED for 0.8.11
The purpose of the LowResAllInOne mod pack collection is not to change the game experience but rather to make the game experiencable on older computers and laptops. The best way to increase FPS is to battle at the lowest resolution supported by your hardware. However, the default HUD is far too cluttered to be useful at low resolution. These modifications provide a clean interface for better FPS on older computers (like mine).
LowResDDS -- a (more or less) complete set of textures compressed 8x (speedtree 64x)
LowResEffEx -- zeros out almost all of the particle effects
LowResHUD -- overhaul of the battle HUD for 720x480 resolution (or higher)
all the script mods (zoom/crosshair/control) in one package ON HIATUS
TopoMapMod -- replaces Minimap terrain with topographic outlines (optional)
No post-mortem tips
Scalable Minimap with direction indicator
Panels resized for less screen coverage
Crosshair panels with reload timer
Old style server side crosshair mod Zoom mods (arcade and strategic)
High visibility ammo count
High visibility fire indicator
Less obtrusive drowning indicator
Tank and TD turret angle indicator
SPG gun traverse indicator
High visibility map borders
High visibility damage stickers
Extended sniper zoom modes Customize or remove scope shadow Target locking in strategic mode Strategic and sniper modes unlocked Fast startup skips intro videos
High visibility aiming circle
Enable autorotation in sniper mode (NEW!)
PREVIEW (0.8.5 version):
According to the Rules, linking to "unofficial content" in the forums is verboten (despite the fact that everyone does it). Therefore, this thread is for discussion purposes only! If you want to find the LowResAllInOne modification packages, you will have to search the internet: https://www.google.c...wresallinone%22
A happy tanker forwarded this link to an instructional video for the 0.8.5 version:
and I'm laughing my turret off!I'll bet there's more out there... Anyways, what I do is put the *.zip files in the folder res_mods and then "Extract here" or the equivalent. Be sure to read the accompanying description *.txt files with each update, because sometimes the configuration changes. Also read any further notes in the update discussion. To really get the most out of these mods, you need to set your fullscreen resolution to the lowest supported by your hardware. Mine is set at 720x480 in the preferences.xml file, which is usually somewhere under the hidden ApplicationData folder. Your lowest resolution should be reported by your video driver; use that for fullscreen and the default 1024x768 (or whatever) for windowed mode.
0.8.11 PATCH NOTES:
LowResScripts is on hiatus. The others have been updated and are now available from the source. Since the 0.8.11 (stock) client no longer runs on my hardware, this very well may be the last update for awhile. At least until I get a newer video card...
Any problems? Please let me know!
Most textures compressed using ReComp from this thread: http://forum.worldof...xture-resizing/
Crosshair panels adapted from J1mB0's at this thread: http://forum.worldof...-crosshair-mod/
Turret angle and gun traverse indicators adapted from Locastan's at this thread: http://forum.worldof...e-angles-24-85/
High visibility map border adapted from aviva24's at this thread: http://forum.worldof...er-of-the-maps/
Script mods adapted from various sources...
Edited by treadalus, Feb 17 2014 - 02:55.