Yes I know it's mixed into the "addicts" thread but I thought it may deserve its own so I could keep it straight.
Anyway, just downloaded the game today after hearing good things about it. I'm looking for advice on which lines/tanks are worthwhile. I picked up the Tetrarch code so I may start with that one first.
ADVtankers and their WoT Call-signs...
OConnor - Irsh
tattewell - tattewell
MN Smurf - MN_Smurf
crashman44b - crashman44b
SkidMarx - Skidmarx
Switchblade315 - Switchblade315
Smithy - smithyADV
papalobster - papalobster or KDXwrestler
AKjeff - AKjeff
Hodag - Lord_Vader_Hodag
Rafiki - ADVRafiki
Boughan - Boughan
Flood - Fl00d (Euro server)
nitrox32 - Nitroxx32
brewer90 - brewer90
FPGT72 - FPGT72
UngaWunga - UngaWunga
Mambo Dave - SpearFisher or Corbon_HydraShock
Stogie - StogieADV
SteelJM1 - SteelJM1
Cat0020 - Cat0020[155th] or Que_Pasa
chacha - Hyper7
timk519 - RecoilNorth
Czechsix - Cz6
Ebein - Ebein
AllenTC2 - ClownSix
janeuner - Getsome
newcastleadam - newcastleadam
Bodwick - Bodwick
Roam - HeavyIndustry
Wallybob - Wallybobber
Barike - Barike
frecks - furgal
rjbergen - rjbergen
OLDNX - OLDNX
vwboomer - suiciderush
JustGreg - JG_ADV
Geek - TopGeek
Hayaku - Koyangi
Big Bird 928 - BigBird928
Wallhugger (Euro server)
justjarrod - jaegergeist
Coloradocajun72 - Coloradocajun72
Christeon - Christeon
Curgin - Curgin
Hozukimaru - Hozukimaru
Ratski - RatskiMann
nwcycle - Rocket226
Damage - IMANOOBY
scanda - ronpaul
Theaty Hannington - TheatyHannington
Johnny Bouncewell - Climbhard13
hscrugby - hscRUGBY
Grainbelt - Grainbelt
C.John - c_j_r_o
WF Jester -WF_Jester
thechickencow - Jay1441
Hondo - Hondo_Frag_Yer_Ass
zuk16l - TGaines1202
Hondo - Hondo_frag_yer_ass
Callahan71 - inmyhouse
We also usually have a ADV channel running for chat PW is fyyff. It only lasts a few days so if you search on ADV and nothing comes up just create a new one. Channel=ADV PW=fyyff
If I got any wrong (spelling or case) or missed anyone shoot me a PM. I'll be trying to ping everyone so I may catch it myself...
The following is a post by Geek with XVM and assorted links for setting it up. (Use at your own risk)
Originally Posted by Geek
XVM - First Time Install.
For reference, here is the official XVM website in English:
I have seen some of you guys in TS struggling with your XVM install so I thought I'd take a minute to give the steps.
If you have never installed XVM before - you MUST do all of these steps.
You can NOT just copy Brian's folder. You can NOT just click on Dave's link to "XVM Updater".
(unless you are really lucky and happen to have all of the components pre-installed; but it is unlikely for most users).
**CLOSE WORLD OF TANKS** before you start
1) .NET Framework:
You must have the microsoft .NET framework on your machine - chances are that you do have it, so we'll skip how to get it. If you do all these steps and it doesn't work you are missing .NET.... let me know and I'll help you get it.
Here is a little application that will allow you to check your .NET version if you want to:
You need version 3.5
2) Dokan Library:
You must have the Dokan Library Installed. You most likely do NOT have this library installed. to Install it:
You want the file:
Here is the direct link to download the file you need:
Just run that exe and follow the steps to install it (all default is good). AFTER you have the Dokan Library installed - you then want to download XVM Stat.
3) XVM Stat
Here is a directly link to the XVM Stat file:
This will save a file (zip) on your hard drive.
Put that file in your World of Tanks GAME FOLDER (usually: C:\Games\World_of_Tanks and NOT your mods folder) and then extract it in THAT folder. This will put two files in your game folder: xvm-stat.exe and xvm-stat.exe.config.
THESE are the files required to run XVM. NOT the xvmconf file.
You can delete the three .txt files that came with the zip if you like.
4) How to Start XVM and WoT
To play with XVM running you now run world of tanks via the xvm-stat.exe file - NOT the world of tanks icon you have used in the past. What I do is right click on this Icon, click "create shortcut" and then I can move/use this shortcut to where ever I like to launch world of tanks (i.e to my Task Bar in Windows 7).
5) XVM Config
Now that XVM is installed - we can talk about the Config file. Everything that XVM does is configured by a Text file called: XVM.xvmconf
It is located in your "World of Tanks\res_mods\[game version]\gui\flash\" folder.
The graphic user interface that has been linked to before - is actually a GUI that is simply editing this TXT file for you so you don't have to do it.
Right now you do not have a XVM.xvmconf
You can make one using this GUI:
Where at the end you would click SAVE and then put that file in your:
If you want to see what the contents of that file look like here is an example:
Another thing you can do is download OTHER user's configurations - they are usually named after the user - like TopGeek's XVM config - basically people who have taken the time to customize that TXT file to a cool way they like and they've shared with the world - there are LOTS of them out there:
...but chances are at this point you just want to play and don't understand what all of those features are - so you just need a sample XVM.xvmconf file to get you started... I'd give you mine but it has been modified extensively for 2560x1600 resolution (PM me if you run that resolution and want to try it).
So lets make a quick/simple XVM.xvmconf file:
Go to the GUI editor:
and click SAVE (in the flash window) - it will open your My Documents most likely and default to the file name XVM.XVMconf. Change to your C:\Games\World_of_Tanks\res_mods\0.8.4\gui\flash folder and save that XVM.XVMconf file there - IN THE FLASH FOLDER.
That's it. You now have XVM installed.
LAUNCH XVM with the SHORTCUT we made earlier - NOT with your WORLD OF TANKS ICON!
Now that it is installed you can start tweaking the GUI with the editor - saving the XVM.xvmconf file each time and updating it on your PC to see the results.
**you must restart World of Tanks between every XVM change**
Some popular XVM configs:
Grandpas KISS (which ironically it is not simple): http://www.curse.com/wot-mods/worldo...-interface-xvm
I hope this helps - good luck!