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SERGEY_ZP #1 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 13:14

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Minoson's Compressed Texture Packs
and Suggestions to boost FPS

Continue SiberianExpress topic.

Minoson has allowed me to share his amazing post with you. Most files, and suggestions are from Minoson, so all credit goes to him. Minoson has compressed the textures and compiled a bunch of fixes to improve performance on low-end computers.

If, in your settings, "texture quality" is set to "low" and/or you have 1GB of RAM, then it is suggested to use the textures of 50% quality - they look better than the original ones on low settings.If your RAM is lower, or battles are taking too long to load - try the 25% or 12% packs.

Warning! Remember to always make backups before changing the game files.



Key:
50% compression - texture sizes 4 times smaller than originals.
25% compression - texture sizes 16 times smaller than originals.
12% compression - texture sizes 64 times smaller than originals.


Install
Pack 0.6.6.0 12%narod.rumediafire
Pack 0.6.6.0 12-25%narod.rumediafire
Pack 0.6.6.0 12-25-50%narod.ru (too big for mediafire)

This installers NOT include: Intro Movie Clip Fix, Background and awards Fix, Clouds fix. For this fixes see "Other Fixes".

Update 0.6.6 -> 0.6.7
Pack contains the updates or new files from the patch:
karelia
narod
mediafire

Update 0.6.5 -> 0.6.6
Pack contains the updates or new files from the patch:
karelia
narod.ru12%25%50%
mediafire12%25%50%

Splash problem
Pack 0.6.4.0 and earlier versions has one corrupted texture, which not allow see splash on the ground after shell.
You must return to game this original files:
World_of_Tanks\res\maps\fx\explosion_decal.dds
World_of_Tanks\res\particles\Shells_Eff\groundHit*.xml
explosion_decal.dds
Spoiler                     

Trace problem
Pack 0.6.5.0 and earlier versions has one corrupted texture, which not allow see traces from shell.
You must return to game this original file:
World_of_Tanks\res\particles\maps\flash.dds
flash.dds

Tank Textures
Spoiler                     

Track Textures
Spoiler                     

Map Loading Screen
Spoiler                     

Minimap
Spoiler                     

Map Textures
Spoiler                     

Far Trees
Spoiler                     

Effect Textures
Spoiler                     

Object Textures
Spoiler                     

Garage Textures
Spoiler                     


Other Fixes
Outdated pack by Storm from here.
Divided into parts, the archive has a folder "res" with the fixes and "res_orig" with the originals (original files outdated too). Copy the folder "res" to World_of_Tanks\

Garage
http://www.mediafire...e34ip4o5269p6i8
Spoiler                     

Trees
Trees from Storm: http://www.mediafire...e72pgwuhxfgni59
Spoiler                     
Static trees - removes tree and grass sway: http://www.mediafire...mpdz9x5zb5xdnl9

Smoke
http://www.mediafire...yxaww0gj7t5vuqx
Spoiler                     

Intro Movie Clip
To remove the intro movie clip rename the following file:
World_of_Tanks\res\gui\flash\video\Logo_All.usm
Spoiler                     

Background and awards
To remove the background and awards rename the following files:
World_of_Tanks\res\gui\flash\login_bg2.tga
World_of_Tanks\res\gui\maps\award.tga
Spoiler                     

Clouds
Did repack Storm's files because teh same effect can be achieved by renaming the folder \res\maps\skyboxes\
Spoiler                     

Scope Shadow
To lower the FPS loss when going into Sniper Mode can be accomplished by replacing the file res\gui\flash\ScopeShadow.swf with this one: http://www.mediafire...8bzj6965gssn56y (credit goes to Tinkerer)

Preferences.xml
Editing the Preferences.xml file allows for fine-tuning setting not available through the settings menu in the game.

Warning! Do not give your Preferences.xml file to anyone as it contains login information.

The file Preferences.xml in found in
Windows 7: C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\wargaming.net\WorldOfTanks (AppData folder is hidden by default)
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Application Data\wargaming.net\WorldOfTanks (Application Data folder is hidden by default)
In order to gain access to AppData(without changing the system settings) for Windows 7/Vista (or Application Data for Windows XP), open My Computer and write %appdata% in the address bar. Or by going to Start->Run and typing %appdata%
Preferences.xml Settings:
Spoiler                     

WoT Booster
The program WoT Booster by NEOx will clear memory on demand and may help those experiencing problems with memory leaks
http://www.mediafire...6z66b57uw6h3ooz
Spoiler                     

Recommendations
  • In Windows XP set the priority to "low". Lowers lag and doesn't effect vital system processes. Tried setting the priority to "high" - feels like ping jumped up to 500+
    Spoiler                     

  • For processors with 2 or more cores set the game to use the core not being used for system processes. Done through the Task Manager. Effect and reason the same as the above recommendation. To accomplish this, when you have the game running, go into the task manager(CTRL+ALT+DEL for XP, CTRL+SHIFT+ESC for Win7) and right click on the WorldofTanks.exe choose "Set Affinity..." Uncheck CPU0 to leave it for system processes. May have different effects depending on the system.

  • To increase FPS delete Pixel and Vertex shaders. Go to the folder World_of_Tanks\res_bw\shaders\ and rename the folders pixelshaders, shimmer and all starting with xyz. (Thanks to mazdaj for the suggestion, but yet unproven)


P.S. - I will continue update this for new patches and new suggestions. I haven't tested everything here yet, so let me know if there is a problem. And post any suggestions that you may have, so I can add them to the list. Preferences.xml may be a bit outdated.

P.P.S. - You can try compress textures too.

Whee #2 Posted Apr 17 2011 - 14:52

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Great job, this will be necessary for my laptop.

Minio #3 Posted Apr 18 2011 - 08:36

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I gotta test this on my laptop today!
Thanks!

Arctander2 #4 Posted Apr 18 2011 - 11:51

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Wow. I'm glad I don't need this, but props to you for the work on it. I hope it helps the low end users out.

tahan #5 Posted Apr 20 2011 - 08:15

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Any chance that we could see a pack with weak spots for tanks in general?

SERGEY_ZP #6 Posted Apr 20 2011 - 08:28

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View Posttahan, on Apr 20 2011 - 08:15, said:

Any chance that we could see a pack with weak spots for tanks in general?
No. You can quickly recompress skins with weak spots using my program.

Haggar #7 Posted Apr 22 2011 - 17:20

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View PostSERGEY_ZP, on Apr 17 2011 - 13:14, said:

Minoson's Compressed Texture Packs
and Suggestions to boost FPS

Continue SiberianExpress topic.

Minoson has allowed me to share his amazing post with you. Most files, and suggestions are from Minoson, so all credit goes to him. Minoson has compressed the textures and compiled a bunch of fixes to improve performance on low-end computers.

If, in your settings, "texture quality" is set to "low" and/or you have 1GB of RAM, then it is suggested to use the textures of 50% quality - they look better than the original ones on low settings.If your RAM is lower, or battles are taking too long to load - try the 25% or 12% packs.

Warning! Remember to always make backups before changing the game files.



Key:
50% compression - texture sizes 4 times smaller than originals.
25% compression - texture sizes 16 times smaller than originals.
12% compression - texture sizes 64 times smaller than originals.


Automatic installer
The Automatic Installer of the minimal packs is only available for the Russian version for now, If you wan to see the installer, see Minoson's original post: Пак с пережатыми текстурами и т.п.. Will update as soon as/if we get an English Installer.
Other installers (use 0.6.3.11 update too)
12-50% (0.6.3.8) (too large for mediafire)
12-25% (0.6.3.8)
This installers NOT include: Intro Movie Clip Fix, Background and awards Fix, Clouds fix, Track traces EXE. For this fixes see "Other Fixes".
Spoiler                     

0.6.3.11 Update
Pack contains the updates or new files from the 0.6.3.9-0.6.3.11 patch, select which files you want replace and extract them to World_of_Tanks\res\
http://www.mediafire...29mf59xu1luw9xq

0.6.3.8 Update
Pack contains the updates or new files from the 0.6.3.8 patch, select which files you want replace and extract them to World_of_Tanks\res\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...acfnoatbihnl98p
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...pbgoro5sdcejsrh
12% Pack
http://www.mediafire...l316dbf81b1vjq5

Tank Textures
Unpack to World_of_Tanks\res\vehicles\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...vsv5sarymbcps8c
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...8245onmegvxbno2
12% Pack
http://www.mediafire...2l4cuv1zah6x8b4
Spoiler                     

Track Textures
Move the pack you want to World_of_Tanks\
Archive has all 3 variants
http://www.mediafire...1wjbcu8uzaj4343
Spoiler                     

Map Loading Screen
Unpack to World_of_Tanks\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...fo5vb872na8m6f2
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...1wjcgt41d36vxi8
12% Pack
http://www.mediafire...zuwua30o1ocyltr
Spoiler                     

Minimap
Move the pack you want to World_of_Tanks\
Archive has all 3 variants
http://www.mediafire...9o5m1oab7xv38p9
Spoiler                     

Map Textures
Unpack to World_of_Tanks\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...206d3r54jxxer38
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...jxb0zbubo2zfepc
12% Pack
http://www.mediafire...y652s8r3epfpd3n
Map Bliks Fix
MapBliksFix_0638
MapBliksFix2_0638

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Far Trees
Unpack to World_of_Tanks\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...ppn6nf12maal97r
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...y7f9l01u9ydqq1r
12% Pack
http://www.mediafire...p3zwc2uf1ufumve
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Effect Textures
Unpack to World_of_Tanks\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...lca3y62e9jw96f6
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...wslpk1f5orwtklr
12% Pack
Pack for 12% was not made as the textures are already small.
Spoiler                     

Object Textures
Unpack to World_of_Tanks\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...5jctrueb2pa99ff
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...km7v0k0hpikej7b
12% Pack
http://www.mediafire...fy132169hw70p5y
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Garage Textures
Unpack to World_of_Tanks\
50% Pack
http://www.mediafire...w9btfm8c3fbws4c
25% Pack
http://www.mediafire...c09qnr622g97ccc
12% Pack
http://www.mediafire...egg8be8sjoubu8h
Spoiler                     


Other Fixes
Checked and reassembled the pack by Storm from here for the current version.
Divided into parts, the archive has a folder "res" with the fixes and "res_orig" with the originals. Copy the folder "res" to World_of_Tanks\

Garage
http://www.mediafire...e34ip4o5269p6i8
Spoiler                     

Trees
Trees from Storm: http://www.mediafire...e72pgwuhxfgni59
Spoiler                     
Static trees - removes tree and grass sway: http://www.mediafire...mpdz9x5zb5xdnl9

Smoke
http://www.mediafire...yxaww0gj7t5vuqx
Spoiler                     

Intro Movie Clip
To remove the intro movie clip rename the following file:
World_of_Tanks\res\gui\flash\video\Logo_All.usm
Spoiler                     

Background and awards
To remove the background and awards rename the following files:
World_of_Tanks\res\gui\flash\login_bg2.tga
World_of_Tanks\res\gui\maps\award.tga
Spoiler                     

Clouds
Did repack Storm's files because teh same effect can be achieved by renaming the folder \res\maps\skyboxes\
Spoiler                     

Track traces
http://downloads.wor...ks_notraces.exe
Place in the folder World_of_Tanks\ and launch the game using WorldOfTanks_notraces.exe

Scope Shadow
To lower the FPS loss when going into Sniper Mode can be accomplished by replacing the file res\gui\flash\ScopeShadow.swf with this one: http://www.mediafire...8bzj6965gssn56y (credit goes to Tinkerer)

Preferences.xml
Editing the Preferences.xml file allows for fine-tuning setting not available through the settings menu in the game.

Warning! Do not give your Preferences.xml file to anyone as it contains login information.

The file Preferences.xml in found in
Windows 7: C:\Users\User name\AppData\Roaming\wargaming.net\WorldOfTanks (AppData folder is hidden by default)
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\Admin\Application Data\wargaming.net\WorldOfTanks (Application Data folder is hidden by default)
In order to gain access to AppData(without changing the system settings) for Windows 7/Vista (or Application Data for Windows XP), open My Computer and write %appdata% in the address bar. Or by going to Start->Run and typing %appdata%
Preferences.xml Settings:
Spoiler                     

WoT Booster
The program WoT Booster by NEOx will clear memory on demand and may help those experiencing problems with memory leaks
http://www.mediafire...6z66b57uw6h3ooz
Spoiler                     

Recommendations
  • In Windows XP set the priority to "low". Lowers lag and doesn't effect vital system processes. Tried setting the priority to "high" - feels like ping jumped up to 500+
    Spoiler                     

  • For processors with 2 or more cores set the game to use the core not being used for system processes. Done through the Task Manager. Effect and reason the same as the above recommendation. To accomplish this, when you have the game running, go into the task manager(CTRL+ALT+DEL for XP, CTRL+SHIFT+ESC for Win7) and right click on the WorldofTanks.exe choose "Set Affinity..." Uncheck CPU0 to leave it for system processes. May have different effects depending on the system.

  • To increase FPS delete Pixel and Vertex shaders. Go to the folder World_of_Tanks\res_bw\shaders\ and rename the folders pixelshaders, shimmer and all starting with xyz. (Thanks to mazdaj for the suggestion, but yet unproven)


P.S. - I will continue to work with Minoson to update this for new patches and new suggestions. I haven't tested everything here yet, so let me know if there is a problem. And post any suggestions that you may have, so I can add them to the list. Preferences.xml may be a bit outdated, will improve/text them as I go. Please don't post it on the EU forum until I do so I can keep them both in sync

P.P.S. - You can try compress textures too.

I have the 6.11 updated game.  Which one do I download and where do I put the files?

SERGEY_ZP #8 Posted Apr 22 2011 - 19:05

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View PostHaggar, on Apr 22 2011 - 17:20, said:

I have the 6.11 updated game.  Which one do I download and where do I put the files?
1. In "Other installers" download and install(choosing path to game) 12-25% (0.6.3.8) setup.
2. Download "Update 0.6.3.11", unpack (you will see "06311_xx\res" folder). Now move this "res" folder (in right 06311_xx folder) to root World of Tanks folder.

About all options in setup you can read in first post, i think you do not want install all fixes in one time.

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very impressve pack, really helpfull. I have a graphic problem were the terrain in battle is invisible, meaning i can see trees, rocks and such but not the actual terrain. this is mainly due to my laptop's low system specs not very ideal for gaming, which are:(latest drivers installed)

*windows xp
*mobile intel® 945gm express chipset family.
*intel® core™2 cpu t5600@1.83gh.
*3 gm ram.

seeing that u have more experience modding this game, wondering if u can direct me on a possible fix, files that I can modify, tools to use, ect..., anything would be apreciated. thank u.

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View Postsinner1, on Apr 23 2011 - 22:29, said:

very impressve pack, really helpfull. I have a graphic problem were the terrain in battle is invisible, meaning i can see trees, rocks and such but not the actual terrain. this is mainly due to my laptop's low system specs not very ideal for gaming, which are:(latest drivers installed)

*windows xp
*mobile intel® 945gm express chipset family.
*intel® core™2 cpu t5600@1.83gh.
*3 gm ram.

seeing that u have more experience modding this game, wondering if u can direct me on a possible fix, files that I can modify, tools to use, ect..., anything would be apreciated. thank u.
Some Intel graphics (and 945 too) have this problem. There are NO solution at all, sorry. I think there hardware problem with Sheders in gpu or in driver. Because i had this problem on Nvidia 6600GT, when set wrong parameter for shaders in preferens.xml Change this setting for Intel graphics do not fix problem (tested by other players).

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shame, I guess the most we can hope is that wargaming makes a fix, though I think it is highly unlikely, anycase thank u for the help.

Aaronn #12 Posted May 06 2011 - 15:57

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I cannot download from MediaFire. Please upload it elsewhere.

Also, I can't get the no tank tracks working.

Aaronn #13 Posted May 06 2011 - 15:58

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I cannot download from MediaFire. Please upload it elsewhere.

Also, I can't get the no tank tracks working.

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View PostAaronn, on May 06 2011 - 15:58, said:

I cannot download from MediaFire. Please upload it elsewhere.

Also, I can't get the no tank tracks working.
EXE (no tracks) don't work on 0.6.3.11

Mirror on DropBox

I can't update first post :( It says me: You are not allowed to use that image extension on this board.

SERGEY_ZP #15 Posted May 11 2011 - 14:32

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Update 0.6.3.9 -> 0.6.4.0
DropBox12.5%
DropBox25%
DropBox50%

Narodhttp://narod.ru/disk...640_12.rar.html
Narodhttp://narod.ru/disk...640_25.rar.html
Narodhttp://narod.ru/disk...640_50.rar.html

MediaFirehttp://www.mediafire...xj21fpw819cu7xm
MediaFirehttp://www.mediafire...4k46ptna4dvvvho
MediaFirehttp://www.mediafire...lzfyv97gzncz9lp

DropBox0.6.4.0 Map Fix unpack after Update 0.6.3.9 -> 0.6.4.0
Narodhttp://narod.ru/disk...ap_fix.rar.html
MediaFirehttp://www.mediafire...xdtb2f1ss7us0i7

P.S. DropBox not work 3 days.
"WoT" Shared Folder on MediaFire

SERGEY_ZP #16 Posted May 12 2011 - 15:42

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Pack 0.6.4.0 12-50% (contains all variant textures))
DropBoxCompressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_0.exe
NarodCompressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_0.exe

Pack 0.6.4.0 12-25% (or only 12-25% textures)
DropBoxCompressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_12-25.0.exe
NarodCompressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_12-25.0.exe
MediaFireCompressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_12-25.0.exe

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View PostAaronn, on May 06 2011 - 15:58, said:

I cannot download from MediaFire. Please upload it elsewhere.

Also, I can't get the no tank tracks working.


Aaronn,
     Use this version http://downloads.wor....7_notraces.exe
It does in fact work with 6.3.11, I am running it as we speak, er type :)

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The Garage fix did not quite work for me (6.3.11).  The garage was missing but so was the tank model.  Furthermore, the "original" files it contains "restores" the Christmas-themed garage!

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Recommendations

    * In Windows XP set the priority to "low". Lowers lag and doesn't effect vital system processes. Tried setting the priority to "high" - feels like ping jumped up to 500+
      Spoiler

      So the game starts automatically with a low priority:
      Create a shortcut to the file WorldofTanks.exe
      Right mouse click on the icon and go to Properties, in the field "Target:" insert the following line (of-course the game folder should be the one that you have):
      cmd.exe /c start /low /D "G:\World_of_Tanks\" WorldOfTanks.exe
      Press OK, and launch the game through this shortcut.



* For processors with 2 or more cores set the game to use the core not being used for system processes.

Here's a way to make the game start automatically with affinity for an assigned processor core:
Create a shortcut to the file WorldofTanks.exe
Right mouse click on the icon and go to Properties, in the field "Target:" insert the following line (of-course the game folder should be the one that you have):
cmd.exe /c start /affinity xx "G:\World_of_Tanks\" WorldOfTanks.exe

Substitute "xx" for the hex number that corresponds to the processor core you want to assign affinity to:
01 - 1st CPU
02 - 2nd CPU
03 - 1st and 2nd CPU
04 - 3rd CPU
05 - 1st and 3rd CPU
...
etc.


Press OK, and launch the game through this shortcut.
It should assign affinity to the desired processor core so that you don't have to go through Task Manager every time.




This may also be combined with setting priority, which would look like this:
cmd.exe /c start /low /affinity xx "G:\World_of_Tanks\" WorldOfTanks.exe

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View PostFalse_Modesty, on May 12 2011 - 22:21, said:

The Garage fix did not quite work for me (6.3.11).  The garage was missing but so was the tank model.  Furthermore, the "original" files it contains "restores" the Christmas-themed garage!
Storm's garage work fine on 0.6.4.0 (base account). Original files may be outdated, like all other Storm's fixes :(