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locastan #1 Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:52 PM

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Translation and reposting of Torsys_ original thread on RU forums.
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Hello, ladies and gentlemen!
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Welcome to the main topic of the reconstructed global Winter Mod!
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In winter 2010 there was a topic on ru forums, where ppl. reskinned the main maps of world of tanks into a winter theme. While World of Tanks was still a very young project , and modders and methods of reworking the maps were not available - skins and crosshairs were the only thing manageable. Players were also not spoiled by today's more complex mods and any little thing attracted a lot of attention from the community.
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A handful of people tried to keep this old mod working through another year, but there were more bugs and problems until it finally died out.
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Torsys_ on Ru forums felt sad about it. But not anymore - because today he is announcing and launching the beta version of the new winter mod! It is much more advanced, complex and beautiful and safe to say, one of the biggest modding projects ever made until now.
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I suggest you take a look at the screens below:
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And those only show a very small fraction of the content. In fact, you will find in the beta version of the mod :
  • Full rework of all the maps
  • Full rework of environment
  • Added weather conditions - snow and blizzards
  • Changed all the camouflage to winter
  • Changed the texture of tracks and tank shells with snow.
  • Changed textures of destroyed tanks
  • Changed hangar
  • Changed the User Interface
  • Changed the loading screen
  • Added a Christmas tree instead of flagpoles in bases
To install the mod, please read the readme, which you will find in the archive.
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>>Download<<

(2.6 GB at the moment...I said it was massive!)


>>Torrent<<

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For those wanting only the GUI and hangar:

>>Winter Mod GUI & hangar only Download<<

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Now let's talk about performance. Well first - the mod is for use on machines that can comfortably pull medium, high and maximum settings, with improved graphics.
Moreover, improved graphics option is a must - I cannot tell what standard graphics will look like.
Expect a 1 to 15% drop in FPS on maps with snowfall. If your PC is not able to display the snow without a critical drop in FPS - delete the particles folder mod.
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In the case where your PC is able to almost pull the snow, you might want to slightly raise the FPS. Go to the folder C:\Games\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\0.8.9\particles\Environment\snow and open the XML file with Notepad. Adjust < rate_> 1100.000000 </rate_ > - which is in charge of the amount of snowflakes generated per second. For example putting 500.000000 - you set the generation of 500 snowflakes per  second.
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It is also likely to slow down the loading of maps because of the large number of changed files. I highly recommend that before you run a game, you should run some replays on Steppes, Karelia, Redfield, Himmelsdorf or Ensk - for the performance test.
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Oh, and now I will end on the boring and move on to the gratitude. ;)
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Torsys_ wants to thank these people from his heart:
  • Players Niurko, Komtur - for consultation in the process.
  • Player Locastan for processing the graphical interface to a range of cold blue colors.
  • Player Anriller for writing programs to redraw the destroyed tank textures.
  • Player CRANE for advertising and informational support.
  • Player SashaBAANG for advertising, creating videos and informational support.
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Some statistics:
  • Development of beta took 3 months, an average of 3 hours a day.
  • 3094 DDS textures were redrawn
  • He had zero idea about the development for weather conditions
  • Work on the mod was started a year ago

Edited by locastan, 25 November 2013 - 08:19 AM.


_GLaDOS #2 Posted 08 November 2013 - 12:57 PM

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Wow, how could the community ever thanks you for everthing you have done? Gr8 job, again!  :smile:

TacPenguin #3 Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:02 PM

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Is this the same one that was on FTR ?  If so I went to the RU forum and had a look. It was jaw dropping lay lovely to look at.

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locastan #4 Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:14 PM

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Yep...that is the one frank kindly advertised on FTR. However now it got beta and can be tested. I admit the download is a bit hefty, but if you consider what has really been done, it is not surprising that it makes up for half a new WoT client. ^^

Edited by locastan, 08 November 2013 - 01:14 PM.


TSP_cz #5 Posted 08 November 2013 - 01:38 PM

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nothing less to say then - THIS IS EPIC +1

even i will probably not use the moders and community who is doing so many things for WoT deserve really appreciation

Mak0r #6 Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:07 PM

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So stupid turning green for white(eyes hurt from white color). Is there a mod turning winter maps to spring maps?

locastan #7 Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:17 PM

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View PostMak0r, on 08 November 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

So stupid turning green for white(eyes hurt from white color). Is there a mod turning winter maps to spring maps?

Well..there is the little switch on your monitor to turn the brightness down? Ever tried that?...Or you can also turn it off completely. :P

(Btw...how do you read all this white color on the forums here? Braille? Invert the monitor to have white text on black?)

cNNk #8 Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:26 PM

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Again great job ... :great:

TheDeadZone #9 Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:06 PM

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amazing job :D

Judqment8 #10 Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:20 PM

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WHAAAT!? It's ready? I'm so gonna download this RIGHT NOW!

Thanks a lot locastan again. You are one of the best WoT modders.  :tongue:

Baz60 #11 Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:20 PM

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View PostMak0r, on 08 November 2013 - 02:07 PM, said:

So stupid

Yes i think that sums you up perfectly.

Judqment8 #12 Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:26 PM

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Also I love the UI picture. Such nice garage with awesome blue buttons :3 DOWNLOAD FASTER!

WOT_Avenger #13 Posted 08 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

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This is AWESOME :great::great::great:

LekkerBezig #14 Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:20 PM

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Waited for this for some time :) Now only a decent way to download... It says... it takes 5 days :O
Never mind ;) Torrent seems to do OK!

Edited by LekkerBezig, 08 November 2013 - 06:29 PM.


FoeHamster419 #15 Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:29 PM

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What button do you click to download?

Judqment8 #16 Posted 08 November 2013 - 06:42 PM

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Just got it downloaded and so far I love it! Here is a screen of my garage:
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The camouflages are mostly nice, but it seems that some of them are still the old ones. Also the event garage isn't looking that "Winter"  :hiding:

Now we are just gonna test ALL the maps in training with my friend. I shall comment if there is something to comment :3

LackOfSkill #17 Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:22 AM

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So ran afew replies and got this result.

Steppes map anyone?

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What about Himmelsdorf?

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drakozaurs #18 Posted 09 November 2013 - 01:35 AM

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View PostTheDeadZone, on 08 November 2013 - 05:06 PM, said:

amazing job :D
Nyan Hetzer?

drakozaurs #19 Posted 09 November 2013 - 03:05 AM

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This reminds me of my home in winter

Xprez #20 Posted 09 November 2013 - 07:09 AM

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OMG, this looks so awsome!  :great:  But i' a bit afraid of any bugs and/or glitches... Anyone have any feedback on gameplay, perhaps evena video?  :teethhappy: