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Laera #1 Posted Apr 02 2014 - 21:43

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Tankers!

 

Thanks for giving the Mac Wrapper a shot! If you haven't downloaded it already be sure to head over here: Download Link

 

Once downloaded, give the game a spin and report back here with any feedback. We're looking for any possible information to help us improve the quality of the product. To help us most, please follow the instructions:

 

  1. Find out and copy the information on your mac configuration (make a screenshot or simply copy-paste). Your mac configuration info window can be found in  -> About This Mac -> More Info… at your mac upper panel.
  2. When running the WOT client go to the graphical settings (ESC -> Settings -> Graphics within your client) and select “high” preset. Enter a battle and record the client FPS. FPS can be found in the upper left corner of the in-battle interface.
  3. Repeat recording the FPS at the other graphical settings (e.g. minimum, low, medium).
  4. Try playing around with the graphical presets to find what works best at your mac in terms of the client performance and FPS.
  5. Submit the information on the mac configuration to us together with the collected information on FPS at different graphical settings and general feedback on the product in the following form:

 

Mac configuration

Model

e.g. MacBook Pro Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013

Processor

e.g. 3 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory

e.g. 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3

Graphics

e.g. Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB

Software

e.g. OS X 10.9

Graphical preset

FPS

High

Your FPS at high graphical settings, e.g. 30

Medium

Your FPS at medium  graphical settings, e.g.40

Low

Your FPS at low graphical settings, e.g.45

Minimum

Your FPS at minimum graphical settings, e.g. 55

General feedback on the product

Short general feedback report including any found bugs. E.g.: Works great!

 

 

 

  1. Additionally please submit the following files to World of Tanks Support > Game Support with the title of “Mac Wrapper Information”:
    1. 5-10 replays taken while using the Mac wrapper (can be found in Documents/World_of_Tanks/replays)
    2. Files python.log, influx_PS.log (also found in in Documents/World_of_Tanks)
    3. Screenshots of “game” and “graphics” preference tabs with your best performing configuration.

 

Please follow those steps and leave your feedback in this thread. Thanks! 



plaeyr #2 Posted Apr 02 2014 - 22:23

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Now my  Mac only friends can log in and beat me up! 

+1!



Laera #3 Posted Apr 02 2014 - 22:25

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View Postplaeyr, on Apr 02 2014 - 14:23, said:

Now my  Mac only friends can long in and beat me up! 

+1!

 

Spread the word! We'd love to hear their feedback. :smiles:



f16falcona46 #4 Posted Apr 02 2014 - 23:37

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Hopefully it will be more stable than regular PlayOnMac. Will there be a test server client as well? (I had to jump through a whole bunch of hoops to get CT on PlayOnMac, as CT's installer isn't available there)

mavwolverine #5 Posted Apr 02 2014 - 23:39

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I started off with http://paulthetall.c...d-of-tanks-mac/ and then have been using latest wineskin winery (Wrapper version 2.5.12 and engine WS9Wine 1.7.10) for a long long time. I believe almost a year now.

It works fine at the lowest settings. Sometimes the mac gets too hot and the screen freezes or the game crashes. Other than that, it runs pretty smooth.

 

8.10 had lot of issues. The screen would freeze too often. 8.11 runs quite decent. roughly 30fps.

 

Will surely give this new wrapper a try.


Edited by mavwolverine, Apr 02 2014 - 23:42.


Trevzor #6 Posted Apr 02 2014 - 23:59

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View Postf16falcona46, on Apr 02 2014 - 15:37, said:

Hopefully it will be more stable than regular PlayOnMac. Will there be a test server client as well? (I had to jump through a whole bunch of hoops to get CT on PlayOnMac, as CT's installer isn't available there)

 

Right now our wrapper only works for the live client. It will download, install, and run the game all on its own. No extra client download needed.



Argetnyx #7 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 00:01

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Error while downloading client.  "Unhandled exception occurred" or something like that.  I pressed Ok and let it restart on it's own to pick up where it left off because it always did that during PaulTheTall's wrapper download, so I didn't think of actually recording any details about it.  If it happens again, I will screenshot it.

N0nz #8 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 01:24

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Just curious, but is this wrapper for NA only and if so will other servers be supported? I'm happy to do NA as that's where I do the bulk of my tanking, but as an Aussie I also have an SEA account.

Avalon304 #9 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 01:29

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Do yourselves a favour; develop a native Mac client with OpenGL. This wrapper will run like junk on anything other than the highest end Mac, and will run worse than the native Windows client will on a Mac running Windows in Bootcamp. Game companies need to stop using WINE or Cider wrappers... they are absolute junk for anythign that requires graphical power.

seadonkey87 #10 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 01:42

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will be installing and testing later tonight, stay tuned for results......

_Quetzal #11 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 01:53

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aawesome, now i can get my neighbor to play! thanks WG, +10000000000000

dstud208 #12 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:07

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View PostAvalon304, on Apr 03 2014 - 02:29, said:

Do yourselves a favour; develop a native Mac client with OpenGL. This wrapper will run like junk on anything other than the highest end Mac, and will run worse than the native Windows client will on a Mac running Windows in Bootcamp. Game companies need to stop using WINE or Cider wrappers... they are absolute junk for anythign that requires graphical power.

 

Hey, I'm all about a native OpenGL client, but his is a start mate! 

 

I sure hope this works better than Paulthetall's, I mean don't get me wrong, if it wasn't for him I would only have about 200 games on here, not 10k, but I do get tired of dealing with all the "issues" that came along with it.


Edited by dstud208, Apr 03 2014 - 02:09.


Avalon304 #13 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:24

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View Postdstud208, on Apr 02 2014 - 18:07, said:

 

Hey, I'm all about a native OpenGL client, but his is a start mate! 

 

I sure hope this works better than Paulthetall's, I mean don't get me wrong, if it wasn't for him I would only have about 200 games on here, not 10k, but I do get tired of dealing with all the "issues" that came along with it.

 

It may (and its a very slim chance), be marginally better than that wrapper but it will still run much worse than the game would in Windows (though Bootcamp or a virtual machine) with the same gfx settings.



dstud208 #14 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:27

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Oh ya, I am by no means stating that it would be nearly as good as running it through bootcamp, or a native OpenGL. Those are the CLEAR choices for smooth, flaw free operation. I just hope this is an improvement is all (I don't have the HD space to have windows on my machine)

Avalon304 #15 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:33

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The other problem here is that once game companies get a working Mac wrapper they dont generally pursue a native client. Its a lazy way out of having to do the development on it. And thats a shame, because it actually makes them look bad.

dstud208 #16 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:42

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Well I just had my first game with it, with paulthetall I could only run on min settings and get 20 - 30 fps, with this i am running on max settings and getting 30 - 40. So its a pretty good first impression anyways. Hopefully it stays that way

 

But you are right, this will probably replace efforts to make a real client, which is too bad


Edited by dstud208, Apr 03 2014 - 02:44.


messi_10 #17 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:43

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Yes finally World of Tanks for Mac! Love it! However I must say it needs some improving :)  Graphics seem a little jumpy at times. Have pretty  good ping, could be better, but still, I don't know why it is lagging so much. Don't have this problem on my windows. Oh well, hope this feedback helps, would love to see it improve! 

FuddleDuddle #18 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 02:53

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Would love to see a native client but this is a great start, I'm sure the devs are aware of this but a native Mac client could be very easily tweaked for Linux as well, so there's that as well. Have PCs, Macs and Linux boxes in the house would be nice to have options, especially since I'll be throwing together a steambox. Thanks Wargaming!

f16falcona46 #19 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 03:06

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Mac configuration

Model

Macbook Pro Late 2011

Processor

2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 (Dual-core)

Memory

8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 (512MB shared with graphics)

Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 3000 (512MB shared)

Software

OS X 10.9

Graphical preset

FPS

High

9

Medium

6-8

Low

25

Minimum

18 (in bushes, worst case conditions) to 30

General feedback on the product

It works a lot better than PlayOnMac, but changes my color settings to a garish blue. TF2 does the same thing. But one thing is a big plus: I can actually hide in bushes now.

PlayOnMac FPS was 6-18 on minimum.

 

EDIT: The launcher freezes if you click any of the links.


Edited by f16falcona46, Apr 03 2014 - 21:40.


N0nz #20 Posted Apr 03 2014 - 03:34

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Well could only do one replay on high I'm afraid, got banned for team killing someone that kept shooting me and taking out modules.

 

Thanks WG, well done.






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