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yereverluvinunclebert #1 Posted Oct 12 2015 - 11:39

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I have a nice little Volume Control that I have just realised will be quite suitable for World of Tanks in Windowed mode.

 

If your system does not have a volume wheel or requires some weird key combination to reduce the volume, this may be of use to you as it means you don't have to take your hands away from the AWD keys on the keyboard.

 

It sits on top of the game in windowed of full screen mode, works regardless of how WoT likes to steal the mouse cursor from other apps. You simply hover over the volume control, click and drag the slider left/right to alter the volume. You can also use the bi-directional mouse wheel instead.

 

 

The 'app' is very low profile and uses very little cpu, the footprint is very small. It will not interfere with WoT.

 

It runs with the Xwidget runtime engine. It is a javascript program and uses the Xwidget engine to put it on your desktop.  You can edit the code yourself any time you want. Here it is pictured running on two WoT games (look top right):

 

 

The app has a mute button and and green/red indicator lamp showing current mute state, the current volume is indicated by means of the slider position and it is also stated in text in percentage on the top left of the widget.

 

Instructions:

 

Install the XWidget engine first, get the widget engine from THIS link below or from Xwidget's main site, do not get it from elsewhere on the web as in the past there were versions that naughty people bundled with PUPs:

http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/xwidget-engine.html?Itemid=550

 

This version is my own and guaranteed clean - I wrote the widget myself, originally for the Konfabulator widget engine and now ported to Xwidget. I find it more useful than the built-in Windows utility and more functional and persistent than other alternative volume apps. When you install the xwidget engine it comes with some default black and white widgets, remove any you do not want. I run mine completely clear with only the volume widget showing.

 

Get the widget from here:

http://lightquick.co.uk/downloads/steampunk-volume-xwidget.html?Itemid=264

(my site)

 

or from Rocketdock - http://rocketdock.com/addon/misc/46794

 

After download - If the engine is running it will detect the widget downloading and it should then run it automatically. It will appear on your desktop and you can resize/place it as required. It runs on Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and 10, I am running it on Windows 10 as we speak...

 

To ensure it sits on top of WoT you will need to set it to 'topmost'. To do that, right-click on the widget, bring up the menu, select window/position, keep topmost, that's it - done. Now I've only tried it windowed mode, that's how I play WoT, try it in full screen and do tell me if it works for you.

 

The style is quite unashamedly steampunk, you may not like the look and feel but the functionality is good. Other volume apps can have problems interacting with the WoT desktop, this one doesn't. If you don't like how it looks open the code and skin it yourself!

 

It is entirely free and open source.

 

You can see it here in more detail:

https://www.behance.net/gallery/20643451/Steampunk-Volume-Widget

 

If you like it and you feel like being kind, please log into Rocketdock and vote for it here:

http://rocketdock.com/addon/misc/46794

(unfortunately you have to register to be able to vote which is a pain but please do...it really helps)

 

Hope you find it useful.

 

 

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- Yshoneist

 

PS. Tanks for putting this thread in the right place.


Edited by yereverluvinunclebert, Oct 15 2015 - 13:42.


yereverluvinunclebert #2 Posted Oct 13 2015 - 09:11

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I could always make the graphics more tank-ish. :)

uberdice #3 Posted Oct 13 2015 - 09:19

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This probably belongs in the modding subforum, not Battle Tactics.

yereverluvinunclebert #4 Posted Oct 13 2015 - 09:22

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Yes, probably correct. It wasn't a mod. as such and I struggled as to where to put it. I thought, a useful tool during gameplay... then my brain stopped working further.

Edited by yereverluvinunclebert, Oct 13 2015 - 09:24.





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