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World Of Tanks Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 28, 2014.

  • by booman, Jun 28, 2014 at 2:46 PM
  • booman

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    World of Tanks is a free-to-play MMO with all the tank battling you could possibly want. Sign up, download and then battle online in WWII locations with all kinds of WWII tanks. Engage in epic battles in Europe in high detailed terrain and architecture. Upgrade your tank at the store or purchase new tanks.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing World of Tanks in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.5
    Wine: 1.7.37

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.37
    Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging

    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.37 is installed and you can close this window

    Download World of Tanks

    Go to: http://worldoftanks.com/en/content/docs/update
    Click "Download Game"
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    Navitage to your desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: worldoftanks
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.37
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows 7
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automaticaly capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop Size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    Installing Packages

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_dxfullsetup
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun2008
    • POL_Install_wininet

    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing World of Tanks

    Click Browse
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    Navigate to your desktop
    Select "WoT_internet_install_na.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click OK

    Click Next

    Click Next

    Check "Don't create a Start Menu folder"
    Click Next

    Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
    Click Next

    Click Install

    !IMPORTANT!
    Updating will crash every time unless torrents is disabled

    Click the wrench (top right)
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    Uncheck "Allow torrents"
    Click OK
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    Updating World of Tanks

    World of Tanks is over 7 Gigs of data
    Wait while it downloads the entire game

    When the updating is finished, do not click "Play"
    Close the World of Tanks client
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "WOTLauncher.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: World Of Tanks Launcher
    Click Next
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    Click Next again...

    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select World Of Tanks
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine Version: 1.7..37
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine

    Display Tab
    Video Memory Size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching World of Tanks

    Select "World Of Tanks Launcher"
    Click Run
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    Note: Clicking Debug will output errors and bugs

    Click Play
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    Sign In or click Register
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    Optimization

    Click Menu
    or
    Press ESC
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    Click Settings
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    Click the Graphics Tab
    Adjust Window Size to match your Linux Desktop
    Check "Full-screen mode"
    Adjust field of view, antialiasing, etc
    Click Apply
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    Click Details for more control over Graphical settings
    Warning: World of Tanks is known to run slow in Wine, first test with lower settings

    Use "Graphics Quality" at the top left to select a preset
    Click OK
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    Rule of Thumb:
    Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
    Lower settings = Less detail, higher frame rates

    Conclusion:
    World of Tanks ran pretty smoothly on my GeForce 550 Ti. I had all the graphics settings on medium but the resolution was fullscreen: 1680x1050
    At times it would slow down in a large map. The visuals are amazing and the arcadish action is pretty fun. It pretty much ran on any version of Wine I threw at it.
    There was a point where the game would not launch. I would only get a black screen. So I switched versions of Wine an then it was fine again.

    Gameplay Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016

Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. booman
    I've heard a lot of good things about the GeForce 750 Ti
    Some version's don't even require extra power.
    My 550 Ti is getting kinda old, but still plays most games on high settings.

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