Due to the post on my recent thread getting a lot of up-votes I decided to share this more and create a simple guide.
Texture compression allows people with just there computers to achieve great FPS levels - at the cost of the graphic detail. Don't be alarmed you low detail graphic lovers - you can compress textures and keep relatively the same graphic level. This method doesn't concern players with high end cpu's... well unless you want to play WOT at 200 FPS
What does compression textures do? Less detailed pixels, quicker map loading times, noticeably more FPS.
So here's the link to the website I wan't to achieve greater FPS and smoother game-play
Which percentage should I choose?
25% - Keeps relatively the same graphics as low detail, noticeable performance boost.
12.5% - Noticeable graphic change, very noticeable performance boost.
6% and below: You'll be playing WOT on a Nintendo Entertainment System... that FPS though...
How to install:
Step 1: Pick one of the download links in the Green box. These are the stable links to use.
Step 2: Extract the downloaded file to your worldoftanks/res/packages folder.
Step 3: Go to the res/packages folder and find the BAT file (autoinstall only). Open up to begin the process. It can take up to 10 minutes to finish.
Step 4: Profit
Tip: Make a backup of your packages folder just in case you do not like the % of compression that you installed.
"After the Command Prompt window closes by itself restart the computer and play...
Since update 8.6 alot of people had problems with game crashing after compresssion. One of the most common reasons was unupdated DirectX."
6% compression is unstable for several users. Not Recommended.
If you knew this method already, bravo! If not then that is why I made this extremely simple guide.
Edited by comandoriv, Feb 23 2014 - 02:27.