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Romkyns #1 Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:35 AM

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Download version 051 (13 March 2017), as well as additional backgrounds (17 MB).

 

Latest version is always available here, in case I forget to update this page.

 



Tank Icon Maker allows you to create your own custom icons for World of Tanks. The icons are created by combining layers and effects, which are driven by various tank properties. Create a style once, and simply re-run the program whenever an update is released. No need to wait for the author of your icons to publish an update!



If you're not entirely happy about a particular icon style, you can change anything you want about it. For example, remove the background. Change fonts and colors. Remove the tank image, or change it to a contour icon. Add an asterisk for tanks with autoloaders. Add data on average damage for the top weapon. Add a flag representing the tank's nation. Remove everything apart from the tank name. Or use your own, customized tank names. Whatever you can think of.

 

Features

  • Tank properties are automatically extracted from your World of Tanks installation and hence are always up-to-date.
  • Select your favourite font smoothing mode, whether you like it crisp and pixellated or ClearTyped.
  • Automatically fit text that's too small or too large.
  • Select Roman or Arabic numbers for tank tiers.
  • Create icons of any size, be it a tiny 24x24 square or a 500x300 monster for your website.
  • Use it in your own language (translators wanted!)
  • Lots of built-in properties, plus a feature that exports them to .csv files.
 

An icon is composed of layers, each of which may be altered by a number of effects. Each layer varies depending on the tank the icon is for. For example, you can create a text layer and select the "tank name" property, and each icon will show the name of the relevant tank. A shadow effect can be used to make the text more legible, and the color of the shadow may vary based on whether the tank is sold for gold or not. This is just an example and a number of other layers/effects are available.


If the property you require does not exist in the game, you can create your own by creating a CSV file. It's also possible to make a slight modification to an existing property, for example to change the availability status of a specific tank. See the FAQ section below for further information.


Some layer and effect properties (usually the Color and the Visibility property) can be varied depending on which tank the icon is for. Controlling the visibility of a layer or an effect is the best way to construct complex rules, however there is a limit to what is possible. Only the "basic" properties (tank tier, nation, type and availability) may be used to vary the layer/effect properties; moreover, only certain layer/effect properties can be varied; most are fixed. If this proves too limiting, your only choice at the moment is to download the source code and implement what you need in C#. However, don't give up too soon; many things that may seem impossible to set up through Tank Icon Maker actually can be done. Check out the built-in styles and see how it's done there!


Further info

Please see the Tank Icon Maker website.

 

FAQ
My icons are mirrored!
That's right, WoT mirrors the icons by default. You have two choices: either create symmetrical icons (this means no text), or use a mod that works around this. XVM is a good choice, and can either turn off the mirroring completely, or let you use one set of icons for the left side and another set of icons for the right side.


There's a tank tier overlay on my icons!
Open the game settings, the checkbox that disables this is on the first tab.


Where's the rest of the FAQ?

Please see the Tank Icon Maker FAQ.

Edited by Romkyns, 13 March 2017 - 01:43 AM.


Romkyns #2 Posted 06 November 2013 - 01:36 AM

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Latest version history is available here.

 

What's new in version 045 (2015-07-14)

  • removed some rental Korean tanks (seriych)
  • added some background icons (Lesic)
  • updated short tank names by seriych
  • Black_Spy now shows special tanks' names in red
  • German translation updated (Timwi)
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Edited by Romkyns, 15 December 2015 - 05:27 PM.


webium #3 Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:44 AM

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Great job! A must have tool. Thank you

DarthWanderer #4 Posted 06 November 2013 - 08:34 AM

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thx romkyns, i had to go for it to russian forums every time till now :)

Portugieser #5 Posted 07 November 2013 - 02:24 PM

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Respect Romkyns, very nice work!  :smile:

Would you be so kind to post the icon stlye file of the "Armor Icon" set you created for 8.8? It was a very simple icon set with tier number, flag and 2 rows of armor values (turret on the top, hull below) It would be great if this could be imported and reused!

Thank you in advance!

Romkyns #6 Posted 08 November 2013 - 02:27 AM

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View PostPortugieserrr, on 07 November 2013 - 02:24 PM, said:

Would you be so kind to post the icon stlye file of the "Armor Icon" set you created for 8.8? It was a very simple icon set with tier number, flag and 2 rows of armor values (turret on the top, hull below) It would be great if this could be imported and reused!

I don't think it was me, I've never published any icon sets. Just Tank Icon Maker :)

Angelto20 #7 Posted 19 November 2013 - 01:58 PM

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Thanks for that program. Is awesome!!
But i have a big problem!
I'm trying to create my own property, but it doesnt appear in the list of properties!!!
What I am doing wrong??
The name file is:
WotData-NombresEUR89-Angelto20-1.csv
It contains:
WOT-DATA,1
{{EN}},"Nombres Tanques Originales, hechos por Angelto20."
china-Ch01_Type59,Type 59
....
I try with "WOT-DATA,2" but it drop an error!
PLEASE answer me!!
Thanks

Edited by Angelto20, 19 November 2013 - 02:09 PM.


Romkyns #8 Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:30 AM

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Well it needs to be "WOT-DATA,2" :D

What is the error message? It might tell you exactly why your property is skipped. The filename looks fine and I can't see any other issues.

Portugieser #9 Posted 20 November 2013 - 11:58 AM

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View PostRomkyns, on 08 November 2013 - 02:27 AM, said:

I don't think it was me, I've never published any icon sets. Just Tank Icon Maker :)
Hi Romkyns,
OK, so I did the homework and created my icon set. :) Can you please help me to align the top and bottom armor values properly? I cant find the way to make them aligned :(  The attached file contains the settings .xml file, the as is (the icon looks now) and the to be (they way I would like to align the armor values).
Link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/6ep7pg
Many thanks in adavnce mate!

Edited by Portugieserrr, 20 November 2013 - 11:59 AM.


Angelto20 #10 Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:58 PM

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View PostRomkyns, on 20 November 2013 - 11:30 AM, said:

Well it needs to be "WOT-DATA,2" :D

What is the error message? It might tell you exactly why your property is skipped. The filename looks fine and I can't see any other issues.

If i put WOT-DATA,2 it drops an error:
Thread: Main
Exception: System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException
Message: La clave proporcionada no se encontró en el diccionario.
  ...
  en TankIconMaker.DataSourceInfo..ctor(ExtraPropertyInfo propertyInfo) en DataSourceEditor.xaml.cs:línea 76
  en TankIconMaker.MainWindow.ReloadData(Boolean first) en MainWindow.xaml.cs:línea 416
  en TankIconMaker.MainWindow.InitializeEverything(Object ___, EventArgs ____) en MainWindow.xaml.cs:línea 187
  ...
  en TankIconMaker.App.Main(String[] args) en App.xaml.cs:línea 122

If i put WOT-DATA,1 it doesn't drop an error but that property doesn't appear in the droplist!!

Please help!!

Could you send me an example file that works???

Thanks!!

Romkyns #11 Posted 22 November 2013 - 03:24 PM

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Version 037 is now out: download
What's new:
  • Fixed a bug with data files without an {{RU}} description. (thanks to Angelto20 for reporting)
  • Fixed the tank class icons in clients 8.8 and higher (thanks to Angelto20 for the fix)
  • Fixed a bug causing the warning icon to appear due to a buggy self-test.

No need to upgrade unless you suffer the bugs above.


View PostPortugieserrr, on 20 November 2013 - 11:58 AM, said:

OK, so I did the homework and created my icon set. :) Can you please help me to align the top and bottom armor values properly? I cant find the way to make them aligned :(

Ah, always great to see someone who did the homework :) I'm afraid the only option in this case here is to use a monospace font. There are several, try changing the font to "Courier New" or "Consolas". Both look kinda ugly in this style, so you may have to find more.

Unfortunately there is no font picker in Tank Icon Maker; you'll have to type the font name...


View PostAngelto20, on 20 November 2013 - 08:58 PM, said:

If i put WOT-DATA,2 it drops an error:

Yep, this is now fixed, thanks for your report! I've also fixed the other issue you reported, with the tank class icons.

You may wish to add this line to your file:
{{Inherit}},NameShort/Wargaming

Then the names you don't specify will be taken from the game data automatically.

OlliN #12 Posted 24 December 2013 - 10:35 AM

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Is it compatible with 0.8.10?

 

EDIT: It is. Thx.


Edited by OlliN, 24 December 2013 - 03:04 PM.


flyingmanticore #13 Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:53 PM

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Romkyns, a million thanks for this as I am now able to create my own contour mods the way I like them.  All the other main creators have nice elements in theirs, but also have little parts I hate.   I can now mix and match to my hearts desire. 

 

You sir are a star



Crabtr33 #14 Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:55 AM

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Where can I find new vehicles list and description for 8.11?

Edited by Crabtr33, 20 February 2014 - 10:55 AM.


Romkyns #15 Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:55 PM

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View PostCrabtr33, on 20 February 2014 - 10:55 AM, said:

Where can I find new vehicles list and description for 8.11?

 

The current version should work in 8.11 as-is, without requiring any new vehicles list.



kodos #16 Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:16 PM

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how do I get it running without installing WoT

 

Because I play WoT on Linux but have to run the Icon Maker on an old windows pc (cannot install WoT there)



Romkyns #17 Posted 21 February 2014 - 10:01 PM

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View Postkodos, on 20 February 2014 - 11:16 PM, said:

how do I get it running without installing WoT

 

You need to copy some of the files from your WoT install to the Windows machine. Here's a list made by uMKa_13 on the RU server:

 

(asterisk * means you need to copy the entire folder)

 

World_of_Tanks\
|---version.xml
`---res
	|---packages
	|   `---gui.pkg
	|---scripts
	|   `---item_defs
	|	   `---vehicles
	|		   |---china*
	|		   |---france*
	|		   |---germany*
	|		   |---japan*
	|		   |---uk*
	|		   |---usa*
	|		   `---ussr*
	`---text
		`---LC_MESSAGES
			|---china_vehicles.mo
			|---france_vehicles.mo
			|---gb_vehicles.mo
			|---germany_vehicles.mo
			|---japan_vehicles.mo
			|---usa_vehicles.mo
			`---ussr_vehicles.mo

 

gui.pkg is only needed if you want to use some of the standard images, like the default, built-in contour icons. Only the following parts are required:

 

gui\
`---maps
	`---icons
		|---filters
		|   `---nations
		`---vehicle*
			|---contour*
			`---small*

 

And then point Tank Icon Maker at this directory as if it were a real WoT installation.


Edited by Romkyns, 21 February 2014 - 10:02 PM.


prassel #18 Posted 22 February 2014 - 12:04 AM

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View Postkodos, on 20 February 2014 - 11:16 PM, said:

how do I get it running without installing WoT

 

Because I play WoT on Linux but have to run the Icon Maker on an old windows pc (cannot install WoT there)

 

You could run it on a virtual machine.



Ant0niS #19 Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:16 PM

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Just wanted to say thank you for this program, it is really useful and well made!

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edit: updated to 0.9.0

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Edited by Ant0niS, 04 May 2014 - 02:31 PM.


gkarageorgos #20 Posted 25 March 2014 - 05:30 PM

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Hi

i try to make the new icon for Historical Battles Test (0.9.0) the export files its a *.tga and dont in *.png how can fix it

 

and sorry for my bad English.







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