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@SiberianExpress #1 Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:27 AM

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Minoson's Compressed Texture Packs
and Suggestions to boost FPS


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.


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
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Track Textures
Move the pack you want to World_of_Tanks\
Archive has all 3 variants
http://www.mediafire...1wjbcu8uzaj4343
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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
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Minimap
Move the pack you want to World_of_Tanks\
Archive has all 3 variants
http://www.mediafire...9o5m1oab7xv38p9
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Trees
Trees from Storm: http://www.mediafire...e72pgwuhxfgni59
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Static trees - removes tree and grass sway: http://www.mediafire...mpdz9x5zb5xdnl9

Smoke
http://www.mediafire...yxaww0gj7t5vuqx
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Intro Movie Clip
To remove the intro movie clip rename the following file:
World_of_Tanks\res\gui\flash\video\Logo_All.usm
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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
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Clouds
Did repack Storm's files because teh same effect can be achieved by renaming the folder \res\maps\skyboxes\
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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:
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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
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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+
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  • 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)


PS. - 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

Sturmtiger_304 #2 Posted 18 February 2011 - 12:55 AM

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Those are very sweet  options for those that doesn't got a powerful pc. But for those like me, we need to tell the game that it can use more than 2GB RAM, as written in the very useful post belov.

http://forum.worldof...post__p__269265

akuna #3 Posted 27 February 2011 - 12:53 PM

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thank you very much my man it works i did them.

maxx80 #4 Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:20 PM

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good work, i have downloaded 50% pack of map textures, object textures and effect textures. Works fine, loading time is now little faster, and i dont have problem with out of memory error when high textures are set. But there is a problem with surface reflections on some maps.

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@SiberianExpress #5 Posted 03 March 2011 - 06:29 PM

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updated the first post, added 0.3.6.8 packs

Telpher #6 Posted 18 March 2011 - 04:11 PM

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i found some differences in directories.

in map pack 50%.
\res\maps\landscape

there is no map westfeld

\res\maps\skyboxes
the same problem  and Hungar_sky

in object small differences in directories
BuildingsRare and Environment.

but  map and skyboxes for map   i found in update pack..only hungar_sky i dont see there

SERGEY_ZP #7 Posted 21 March 2011 - 11:37 AM

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View Postmaxx80, on 01 March 2011 - 11:20 PM, said:

But there is a problem with surface reflections on some maps.

Picture
Minoson posted fix for this bug MapBliksFix_0638
And one fix from me MapBliksFix2_0638 (mirror) that fix other textures, not fixed in MapBliksFix_0638.

View PostTelpher, on 18 March 2011 - 04:11 PM, said:

in object small differences in directories
BuildingsRare and Environment.
Because some models (directories BuildingsRare and Environment) don't have textures at all, so this directories absent in texture's pack.

P.S. I made some Setup 12-50% (contains all textures) (too large for mediafire) and 12-25% (contains 12-25% map objects tank textures).
This setup NOT include: Intro Movie Clip Fix, Background and awards Fix, Clouds fix, Track traces EXE (this exe will be not need anymore in future patch 0.6.4). For this fixes see "Other Fixes" in first post.
Any suggestion or criticize?


destructo #8 Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:56 AM

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after doing this I can't connect through the client anymore:

unable to connect to the network

maxx80 #9 Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:26 AM

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View PostSERGEY_ZP, on 21 March 2011 - 11:37 AM, said:

Minoson posted fix for this bug MapBliksFix_0638
And one fix from me MapBliksFix2_0638 (mirror) that fix other textures, not fixed in MapBliksFix_0638.

with this fix no more graphic problems....  thanks

alx0pl #10 Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:26 PM

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i had problems downloading larger files from mediafire.com . anyone else ? :]

SERGEY_ZP #11 Posted 13 April 2011 - 09:53 PM

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My program for resizing textures

Will_the_First #12 Posted 29 April 2011 - 02:30 AM

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It doesnt get rid of smoke, it replaces it with many little red squares saying texture not found

emennt #13 Posted 01 May 2011 - 10:55 PM

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is this still good? on latest version of the game?

SERGEY_ZP #14 Posted 02 May 2011 - 01:09 PM

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http://www.mediafire...29mf59xu1luw9xq Update 0.6.3.(9-11)
Textures still good, other - don't known.

klesk #15 Posted 06 May 2011 - 04:57 PM

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I would advise defragmenting your hard drive after instaling compresed textures.

SERGEY_ZP #16 Posted 12 May 2011 - 02:45 PM

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Update 0.6.3.9 -> 0.6.4.0
DropBox 12.5%
DropBox 25%
DropBox 50%

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

MediaFire http://www.mediafire...xj21fpw819cu7xm
MediaFire http://www.mediafire...4k46ptna4dvvvho
MediaFire http://www.mediafire...lzfyv97gzncz9lp

DropBox 0.6.4.0 Map Fix unpack after Update 0.6.3.9 -> 0.6.4.0
Narod http://narod.ru/disk...ap_fix.rar.html
MediaFire http://www.mediafire...xdtb2f1ss7us0i7

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

SERGEY_ZP #17 Posted 12 May 2011 - 03:42 PM

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Pack 0.6.4.0 12-50% (contains all variant textures))
DropBox Compressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_0.exe
Narod Compressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_0.exe

Pack 0.6.4.0 12-25% (or only 12-25% textures)
DropBox Compressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_12-25.0.exe
Narod Compressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_12-25.0.exe
MediaFire Compressed_Textures_Pack_0.6.4.0_12-25.0.exe

Kiji #18 Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:51 PM

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Thanks sergey, they work great.  :Smile_honoring:

MrFumbles #19 Posted 17 May 2011 - 02:54 PM

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You guys deserve hugs & cake, too bad i can't give you either.
+ 1 will have to do for now.
Thanks a bunch.

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Thank you for making this game so much more playable for me ;)




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