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PTwr #1 Posted Jan 28 2013 - 04:55

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CONTENT DEPRECATED


Go to this thread for newest version.


If I say read old thread, then read it.

When old thread says to read even older thread, do it also.


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Replay Compatibility Pack


RCpack - the thing that lets you use WoT 8.3 to watch



replays from older versions with minimal overweight.



Old thread




Read it. Read it now or go away.




I will not bother with answering any question already existing in original thread.



Glossary:




RCP - Replay Compatibility Pack





RCV - Replay Compatibility Version





For rest use external knowledge source.





RCPack for 8.3





Host: WoT 8.3





Supported: 8.1, 8.2, 8.0





Size: 238 MB.





Additional features:





- triple layered backup




-automated RCV switch



Thread policy




Screenshot or it did not happen.





I will not take serious any claims without a proof and/or documentation.




Only exception is rare case of you having my trust.



If you will post:




a) stupid content



b) boring content

c) repetitive content


I will ignore said content and probably any content you will ever post in this thread.



If you want welfare, go beg under a church.



If you will post:




a) intelligent content



b) interesting content

c) new content


Then I may respond, if I will fell like doing so.




Reporting issue with RCP:





Do it as described in original thread or face threat of being ignored.





Download





Link




Minor bug detected, RCV 8.1 crashed when mods were present.


Deprecated.

New version released.


Link



Corrected, repacked.


Deprecated.

New version released.


Link



Newest version so far released.



Do not ask how to download, unpack or install.




If you can not do it on your own, then RCP is to hard for you to use.




In future I may be bored enough to make newbie friendly interface.



Installation




Place RCPack in root directory of the game.





Usage





If you see "read me" file, guess what, read it.




Also: Go read original thread.



If you have read it, then you would be



watching old replays right now


instead of reading this post.


Launch batch files.



They do what their names says.



Use Backup.bat to create triple layered backup



of files in game root directory, use it often.



If you screw anything, just use files from one of



backup directories to bring back the past.




DISCLAIMER






If you screwed anything, its all your fault.





I hate you by default.



Whatever will happen, you deserve it.




Downloading files from unknown source is plainly stupid. Don't do it.


Edited by PTwr, Mar 08 2013 - 02:01.


Tactical_Blankie #2 Posted Jan 28 2013 - 05:00

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I won't use it but it looks cool

IndygoEEI #3 Posted Jan 28 2013 - 05:01

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Can we expect an update to include pre 8.0?

KnobbyHobbGoblin #4 Posted Jan 28 2013 - 05:06

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View PostPTwr, on Jan 28 2013 - 04:55, said:

Downloading files from unknown source is plainly stupid. Don't do it.

So do you or do you not want me to download it?

PTwr #5 Posted Jan 28 2013 - 05:06

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View PostIndygoEEI, on Jan 28 2013 - 05:01, said:

Can we expect an update to include pre 8.0?
Yes. But it takes time. A lot of diff checks and run time checks.
8.2 was easy part, 8.1 is done in "dirty" way, hence noticeable size of package ( above 90% is for 8.1 ).
Light 8.1 and some 7.x should be ready in this week.

View PostKnobbyHobbGoblin, on Jan 28 2013 - 05:06, said:

So do you or do you not want me to download it?
It is your call. Do you trust that I have not included any malware in package? Remember that there is possibility that my computer is infected without my knowledge so I may spread viruses by accident.

In the end, it is your call.
It's like crossing on red light. You may save time, but you also may die horribly.

PTwr #6 Posted Jan 30 2013 - 23:34

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UPDATE


Minor issue corrected.

RCP repacked and re-uploaded.



Zakume #7 Posted Feb 03 2013 - 22:06

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Weeeeeeeeeee, love this mod so much. <3 :wub:

PTwr #8 Posted Feb 07 2013 - 23:10

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UPDATE



Error in RCV 8.2 detected and corrected.



Correct paths.xml available for download.


DOWNLOAD



Replace paths.xml of RCV 8.2 ( RCPack\8.2\patch\paths.xml ).



Update of full RCP will follow after trimming down size of RCV 8.1.


Possible RCV 8.0 in same release of RCP.


--update of update--


RCV 8.1 is already trimmed down, however I just noted that there is issue with maps.

Namely maps: Prokhorovka, Redshire, Erlenberg, Ruinberg got modified in update 8.2.

Result is that RCV 8.1 must include older maps or tanks will turn either in hovercrafts or moles.

So yeah, more diff tests, trimming and testing. Yay!


Edited by PTwr, Feb 07 2013 - 23:42.


PTwr #9 Posted Feb 08 2013 - 02:32

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UPDATE


Full compatibility from 0.8.0 to 0.8.2 on 0.8.3 as a host.


RCV 8.2:


Minor issue with paths.xml corrected.


RCV 8.1


Added compatibility with overhauled maps.

Packages trimmed, repacked and sorted.


RCV 8.0


New RCV.

Compatibility with overhauled maps.

Packages trimmed, repacked and sorted.

Requires RCV 8.1 for full support for overhauled maps.


RCP repacked and re-uploaded.


Before downloading: Read whole topic and follow instructions for your own good.

Download

Original post updated with download link.


Possible issues:


Erroneous map compatibility:

Missing textures.

Hovering tanks/objects.

Missing/Redundant objects.

Other.


Loading issues:

Lack of or erroneous support of certain vehicle.



IndygoEEI #10 Posted Feb 18 2013 - 05:40

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I can't wait till 7.5 backward compatibility. TY for your hard work.

PTwr #11 Posted Feb 18 2013 - 15:44

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View PostIndygoEEI, on Feb 18 2013 - 05:40, said:

I can't wait till 7.5 backward compatibility. TY for your hard work.
I think I will make it for 8.4, I can test it already on test server. However after shrinking and repacking RCV's I think I got easy to upgrade form. Basically what is required to morph RCV's for 8.3 to 8.4 will be to add to them maps changed in 8.4.
Future compatibility is reason why I decided to not going for minimal size and kept whole scripts directory - replacing just tanks modified in 8.3 for RCV 8.2 will probably make it crash at 8.4 as some other tanks would be modified. So by replacing every definition we get version safe RCV.
Additionally I will need to modify structure of RCP rather greatly.

Currently RCV is simply replacing (for now when needed, but for version safe RCV it will replace always) executable file (WorldOfTanks.exe) as various version uses various replay format:
7.1 and 7.1.1 had no pre or post battle information segment included - just pure action
7.2 added those information segments
8.2 added new segment of new post battle results

So to run 71. and 7.1.1 replays we can use executable from 7.1.1, for every version from 7.3 to 8.1 executable from 8.1, and for 8.2 and further just most recent one - as long as correct maps, scripts and other changed resources are linked via paths file.

Paths.xml file includes linkage of resources, so instead of replacing resources we can simply replace linkage file, hence current RCV patch always contains paths.xml and occasionally executable file when needed.

So as paths.xml can freely link resources from various locations, instead of creating stand alone RCV's we can have RCV with target specific version files and common files for hosts separated for clear structure. As you (probably not) see RCV 8.0 already shares map files with RCV 8.1 so it will be just natural evolution to drag sharing further (and it will shrink size as most shared resources will be in maps and GUI files).

PTwr #12 Posted Feb 18 2013 - 16:20

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WARNING!


Using RCP may lead to lose of current configuration.


Before rolling of to battle after watching old replays always check settings.

Lowered drawing distance may lead to whining about invisible tanks.


ANNOUNCEMENT!



Next release of RCP will ship with built in automatic configuration backup system.


Which of course means that it will toy with files in APPDATA directory.

So yup, another way for you to screw something.



Note to moderators:


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I would appreciate if no one would modify structure of this topic.


Edited by PTwr, Feb 18 2013 - 16:23.


General_Spo0cky #13 Posted Mar 03 2013 - 10:09

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Yeah DUDE, great work, so beautiful.

PTwr #14 Posted Mar 07 2013 - 16:17

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ANNOUNCEMENT!


Due to release of 8.4 this thread will be discontinued.

New thread will be created when first version of RCP 8.4 will be finished.

When new thread will be finished, this thread will be updated with link to new one.



PTwr #15 Posted Mar 08 2013 - 02:02

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ANNOUNCEMENT!


RCpack for 8.4 released.

Follow link in original post.