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Red_Commander #1 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 18:57

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Hi all,

Anyone know how to watch a replay under 7.0?  I have "recordings" enabled under the "Game" section of Settings and I see a replay folder with replay files in my WOT game folder.  Is there a way I can watch these or is that not yet working?

Thanks for any help!

StriplingWarrior #2 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 19:00

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In the replay folder double click a file.  If it starts the game and looks like you are loading a match you did it right.  From there just sit back and enjoy.  You can control the camera independant from your gun view and after you are dead(never tried before I was dead) you can move from tank to tank just like in game.  Have fun!

MR_magician_PK #3 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 19:00

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open it wot client 7.0 or 7.1
i wont work in client 6.7

Agentice #4 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 19:10

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I sense many a forum whiner using this to post 'broken spotting' videos or 'insert faction' Bias, not to understate the amount of OP premium videos that will now pop up.

*sigh*

Red_Commander #5 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 19:18

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Ok, I can answer my own question now.  To run replays, you must do the following:

1)  Enable the "Recordings" check box under "Game", under Settings in the Menu options.
2)  Play your game.
3)  Exit World of Tanks and locate your World of Tanks game folder on your computer.
4)  In this folder, you should find a "Replays" folder.  In this folder you will find your replays.
5)  Simply double-left click on the replay file you want to watch and enjoy!

The key here is that you must exit World of Tanks to watch a replay.  Replays won't work if you are already in the game - this was the difficulty I was having.

jonbonwolf #6 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 19:47

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TKS!

Grunt_Dog #7 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 21:17

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How many games will it store?  I guess the question is how does it manage memory and how big are these files?

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View PostGrunt_Dog, on Dec 14 2011 - 21:17, said:

How many games will it store?  I guess the question is how does it manage memory and how big are these files?

im sure length of game matters - but i had 3 fights and average size was 550-600k per battle.. remember it's just data points.. so a whole recorded match is the same size as one screen shot :)

HighPitch #9 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 21:44

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It's great. Now you can watch every battled replied right after the battle merely by logging out.

GT500 #10 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 21:57

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Can you watch other peoples replays by sharing the files, or are replays bound to the account that created them?

DelayedFuse #11 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 21:59

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I think you can share them. Find the replay in your WoT\Replays folder.

I posted a replay in a thread about "105mm HE derp and 7.0." Check it out while you're at it.

here's a direct link:
http://www.4shared.c...erman_Jumb.html

amerikos #12 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 22:01

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I gotta say the 7.0 patch sucks, but this recording thing is amazing. Flat out amazing.

Abacab81 #13 Posted Dec 14 2011 - 23:20

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View PostAgentice, on Dec 14 2011 - 19:10, said:

I sense many a forum whiner using this to post 'broken spotting' videos or 'insert faction' Bias, not to understate the amount of OP premium videos that will now pop up.

*sigh*

I wonder if the fact that using the replays to analyze one's playing style, and look for mistakes, and apply lessons will be lost on those so eager to prove that something is "broken", "OP" or something else.  

It will make a great tool for analyzing what one does, and the enemy's reactions... and counter-actions...  

But, I have to *sigh* along with you, because the people who need to have something to complain about, will use misuse the replay function.

HexxTank #14 Posted Dec 15 2011 - 01:07

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Works uploading to Dropbox and having others use it. :)

Rincer #15 Posted Dec 15 2011 - 01:36

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View PostRed_Commander, on Dec 14 2011 - 19:18, said:

Ok, I can answer my own question now.  To run replays, you must do the following:

1)  Enable the "Recordings" check box under "Game", under Settings in the Menu options.
2)  Play your game.
3)  Exit World of Tanks and locate your World of Tanks game folder on your computer.
4)  In this folder, you should find a "Replays" folder.  In this folder you will find your replays.
5)  Simply double-left click on the replay file you want to watch and enjoy!

The key here is that you must exit World of Tanks to watch a replay.  Replays won't work if you are already in the game - this was the difficulty I was having.

I don't understand why didn't they just add a 'View Replay' option to the in game menu?  Exiting WoT and then double clicking on a replay file only to have WoT start up again and play it sounds retarded.

nixter #16 Posted Dec 15 2011 - 07:22

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I like the video replay, or more properly, it should be called a battle replay feature, I think this will allow many more battles to be converted into movies and uploaded onto YouTube and similar sites by WOT players. This can only help in promoting World of Tanks to the public. My computer is too weak to run Fraps while playing a game, so this new feature allows me to run Fraps only after the game, and if I need more FPS (Frames Per Second), I can rerun the battle at half speed, and record it,  You can then adjust the game speed back to normal afterwards in your favorite video editor, this gives me great FPS during the replay, allowing a smoother, better looking playback. I can now get a great looking replay video without needing a powerful computer. Being able to switch between different points of view gives an excellent method of getting the best angles to show in a movie.  You can totally change what is seen and from differing vantage points than what was originally played and seen, this is an ability that can bring out the director in anyone. I am sure others will come up with even better creative ways to get the most from this new gadget.

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View PostRincer, on Dec 15 2011 - 01:36, said:

I don't understand why didn't they just add a 'View Replay' option to the in game menu?  Exiting WoT and then double clicking on a replay file only to have WoT start up again and play it sounds retarded.
well they did say it was a test feature in the patch notes. hopefully they will get it worked out with more options. and maybe a better naming system that includes the date...of course this will mean they will change the order of the buttons again <_<

Beware #18 Posted Dec 15 2011 - 09:24

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So can you use this to post videos like on youtube etc?

HighPitch #19 Posted Dec 15 2011 - 12:19

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View PostBeware, on Dec 15 2011 - 09:24, said:

So can you use this to post videos like on youtube etc?

The person viewing needs to have WOT installed on the viewing PC. It's not a video, ya see.

nixter #20 Posted Dec 15 2011 - 16:57

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View PostBeware, on Dec 15 2011 - 09:24, said:

So can you use this to post videos like on youtube etc?

Yes ,but only after you convert it into a movie file by using a screen recording program like Fraps. Because of the way you can manipulate the playback now, you can make more interesting cuts and scenes than was possible before. Main point for me is that the problem of a screen recording program droping the frame rate way too low to be able to even play the game properly, is now gone. Running Fraps to capture the recorded battle still slows my computer down, but this can be overcome by setting the playback speed to minus 1x, doing this the FPS goes from 20 Frames per second to 45, I set Fraps to capture at 30fps, so when you speed it up + 1x in a video editor program you end up with a super smooth 60fps video that should look great on YouTube or any other method of watching the final product. Unless you are posting the video for friends or yourself, you should edit the battle to make it more interesting by eliminating slow times in the Battle where not much fighting is taking place.

Here is a battle I uploaded to YouTube before the new system notice the frame rate is too low around 25 FPS very choppy and it was distracting to play that way.
World of Tanks M-24 Chaffee gameplay
I posted this to show a WOT pal how many kills I stole without even trying.