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.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing World of Tanks in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.37
Note: Try using stable Wine 1.8 and 1.8-staging
Click the arrow pointing to the right
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"
Navitage to your desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: worldoftanks
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.37
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automaticaly capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop Size: 1024x768
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Installing World of Tanks
Navigate to your desktop
Check "Don't create a Start Menu folder"
Uncheck "Create a desktop icon"
Updating will crash every time unless torrents is disabled
Click the wrench (top right)
Uncheck "Allow torrents"
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
Name your shortcut: World Of Tanks Launcher
Click Next again...
Back to PlayOnLinux
Select World Of Tanks
Wine Version: 1.7..37
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine
Video Memory Size: Select the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Launching World of Tanks
Select "World Of Tanks Launcher"
Note: Clicking Debug will output errors and bugs
Sign In or click Register
Click the Graphics Tab
Adjust Window Size to match your Linux Desktop
Check "Full-screen mode"
Adjust field of view, antialiasing, etc
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
Rule of Thumb:
Higher settings = More detail, lower frame rates
Lower settings = Less detail, higher frame rates
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.