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Azagatoth #1 Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:35 PM

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Hi there WOT community


IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The WOT Mod Installer website was closed by evil forces and hence your application was complaining.

I uploaded the installer to one of my websites (one I control 100%), the link below has been updated.

This means you will have to reinstall the application (and donate if you like the work I have done :-)


Some highlights:
You dont need to unzip or unrar files, the WOT Mod Installer will do that for you
You dont need to know about Folders and files and where to put them.
Very easy installation of multiple mods
Very easy enabling/disabling of mods


USAGE:
1) Create a Mod folder on your computer
2) Download mods you like to that folder
3) Start WOT Mod Installer
4) Select the folder where World of tanks is installed
5) Point the "Mod Path" to the folder created in step 1


OR:
1) Start WOT Mod Installer
2) Select the folder where World of tanks is installed
3) Drag Mod files from your explorer onto the "drop button"
Done, now you can install all the mods you have (zip and rar files)


Install from here


Here are some introduction videos:
Intro video
Video of the new version
Install HD maps with Mod Installer
Video of new mod drag & drop
Take a look at the videos and tell us what you think :-)

 

Here is a screenshot of the installer

Best regards
Azagatoth & Druuna


Edited by Azagatoth, 11 February 2014 - 09:41 PM.


kenboy192 #2 Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:40 PM

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Looks nice
Will make modifications easier. :)

Fiil #3 Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:42 PM

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Great tool guys, makes it a lot easier to manage my mods  :Smile-izmena:

Absolutely a must have if you are into custom skins etc.

Druuna #4 Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:42 PM

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There are so many skins that looks nice.. this tool will make it easier to play around with them all

Ecotech #5 Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:56 PM

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Would be nice if it would get a security audit from WG first. In many online games, modding addons, installers and whatnot also contained small "gifts".

Please note that I am not saying that this is the case, just pays to be cautious. After two decades online, you kinda develop a healthy dose of paranoia :D

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Nice work, judging from the video. Looking forward to it. Voted a big one-up for you.

Azagatoth #6 Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:09 PM

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@Ecotech:

It would be nice it they would do an audit, but i doubt it.

I dont know if it helps, but you can check out my Age of Conan installer that has been used for quite some time:
AOC UI Installer

The only "gift" in this program is gathering of statictics (anonymous!!), about what mods are being installed.
I am hoping this can help users find the coolest mods later on by presenting top 10 or 20 mods.

Another feature we are thinking about is mod rating, so the users can rate the installed mods. (not planned for version 1)

Best regards
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ArtofWars #7 Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:14 PM

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Looks nice, when you planning on releasing it?

Azagatoth #8 Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:17 PM

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When the community is ready for a beta :-)

Actually it is working with skins, but WG did not implement modding for swf and tga files, so this will take some time to implement.

If you are interested we could publish a beta that only work with skins?

Best regards
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ArtofWars #9 Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:48 PM

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View PostAzagatoth, on 13 May 2011 - 02:17 PM, said:

@xTheArtOfWarx

When the community is ready for a beta :-)

Actually it is working with skins, but WG did not implement modding for swf and tga files, so this will take some time to implement.

If you are interested we could publish a beta that only work with skins?

Best regards
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Ah right, i just saw a few recticle mods in the video..

I'd be willing to give it a go if you released a beta

Azagatoth #10 Posted 13 May 2011 - 02:58 PM

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Nice!

The beta is installed by using a technology called ClickOnce.
This gives us the ability to update on the fly, when you start the program it will automatically check for a new version.

When you first start you need to do the following:
1) Select where WOT is installed
2) Select a folder that contains mods (zip or rar files)

When in doubt check the intro video where I install, disable and uninstall a mod: Intro video

Install WOT Mod Installer (BETA)

Best regards
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PS. REMEMBER we gather anonymous mod install data for later use (mod rating and top 10 mods)

tazmanyak #11 Posted 15 May 2011 - 02:40 PM

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Little question to you please ...
When you say:

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You dont need to know about Folders and files and where to put them.
Does it want to say the archives have to support the game subfolders arcitecture, or your program knows where each file has to go?
ie, fo example, an icon mod:
does the zip/rar have to have the "res\gui\maps\icons\vehicle\*" subfolders, or all the tga files can be just thrown in it with flv files???

Druuna #12 Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:35 AM

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View Posttazmanyak, on 15 May 2011 - 02:40 PM, said:

Little question to you please ...
When you say:

Does it want to say the archives have to support the game subfolders arcitecture, or your program knows where each file has to go?
ie, fo example, an icon mod:
does the zip/rar have to have the "res\gui\maps\icons\vehicle\*" subfolders, or all the tga files can be just thrown in it with flv files???

The installer supports throwing the files into the archive without folder structure.

tazmanyak #13 Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:22 AM

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View Postzhankarziz, on 16 May 2011 - 08:35 AM, said:

The installer supports throwing the files into the archive without folder structure.
So it means you use a built in database containing all files names and folders right?
It is a good idea :)
It only means you have to maintain this db after each patch?
Or, maybe, the program automagically builds and update the database itself when launched?

btw, will give your soft some test time.
After 0.6.4 is released though :P

fenrhir #14 Posted 18 May 2011 - 06:49 PM

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Isn't JSGME enough useful ? OK, it actually needs to recreate folder structure... But with your tools, people will be waiting for you, developers, tu update your tool if changes are made. And you'll need to create a db with *all* existing files that could be modded... And you'll have to deal with a problem : what about mods which *adds* and not *replace* files ? I mean, you can't know where the files have to go...

Yeah, JSGME is enough...

Azagatoth #15 Posted 19 May 2011 - 07:31 PM

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We dont have a database with files :-)

We have intelligence built in, where we try to locate specific folders and if that is
unsuccessfull we simply find the original file and recreate the folder structure in the mod dir.
There is still some work left regarding "swf", "tga" files and modded "xml" files, but we will get there.

@Fenrhir, this is an alternative to help users with less computer skills.
You dont need to install winrar or winzip since this is also handled by the WOT Mod Installer.
So if you are happy with JSGME, then keep using it :-)


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tazmanyak #16 Posted 20 May 2011 - 11:25 AM

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Thanks for clarification Azagatoth ;)

more questions then:
do you do this "active file search" each time a mod is enabled/disabled?
just because i suppose you could build a local db of files structure on first run, then refresh after updates (client version available in a txt file)

Azagatoth #17 Posted 20 May 2011 - 01:36 PM

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Each time you select a mod and install it, then we create the folder structure.

But once they are installed, (placed on the right side) the only thing that needs to be done is
an entry put into paths.xml (when you press the save button).
This results in very litte work once the mod is installed!

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Druuna #18 Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:04 AM

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Due to a change in recent patch, swf and icon files are now also loaded dynamically.
This means that most if not all mods are now supported by the WOT MOD installer.

Please let me know if you have a mod that doesn't work with the current version of the installer.

Best Regards,
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blade_commander #19 Posted 30 May 2011 - 06:31 AM

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Here have similar soft. Works excellent. Jone Soft Generic Mod Enabler

Azagatoth #20 Posted 30 May 2011 - 08:18 AM

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I would like to state that they are NOT similar!

Fact: We do NOT replace original files, JSGME does!
With the WOT Mod Installer, you can install mods really fast without having to extract files and folders!

Best regards
/Azagatoth

PS.
If you are a JSGME fan, keep using it but please dont fill our thread with links to it.




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