Hello again fellow tankers! This week for the World of Tanks mod spotlight we take a look at the full version of the eXtended Visualization Mod, created by sirmax2 and iBat.
In continuation of last week’s spotlight, the full version of “XVM” provides many updates to World of Tanks; including enhanced over target markers, floating combat text, clan labels, and loading page adjustments. You can find a full break down of these basic features in from the mod spotlight last week, here.
The big additional feature of the full version of XVM is the introduction of player statistics, in game, right at your fingertips. This mod pulls in several statistics of which three are typically viewable on the match loading screen, on the tab battle screen, and when your team panel is maximized. The five available statistics are:
- Total battles played by the thousand (k).
- Player efficiency rating (more in this coming up!)
- Player win rate.
- Player win rate in the current tank.
- Number of battles in the current tank.
The loading screen and tab battle screen with XVM also provides, based on these statistics, a calculated chance of winning the battle at hand.
So what is efficiency rating? By taking numbers from your average tanks destroyed, damage done, tanks spotted, defense points reset, and points captured, it is a very fine balance of statistics that spit out a basic number rating for how good you and other players are. Now, are these the one true and all infallible rating for all World of Tanks? Should you cower in fear at the sub 25% chances to win? Of course not! Use this information for what it is, a simple guide to whose going to likely perform well, and who should be first on your hit list.
XVM stats, like all of its other functions, are extremely customizable. Packaged with XVM is several sample configurations, or you can access various third party tools and personally adjust each color for ranges of efficiency rating, or you can take a peek at the Curse configuration section and use some of our preset configurations; such as Nagatron’s which uses World of Warcraft style colors to rank players.
As XVM is likely one of the most complicated mods to install, here is a detailed run down on its installation:
1. You must ensure that you have installed Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 on your computer. (downloadable for free from Microsoft)
2. Download Dokan, and install. This will relay the player statistic information from the World of Tanks database to your game.
3. Download the eXtended Visualization Mod full from Curse.com and unzip the file.
4. Merge the res_mods folder from the zip file to your World of Tanks folder.
5. Now you just need to decide what configuration you want! Either:
- Select from the many options available in the “xvm-doc” folder provided in the zip file.
- Create your own configuration using tools such as the XVM Editor.
- Or check out Curse’s configuration section and download one you like.
6. When you have your configuration file, just drop it into res_mods/0.7.4/gui/flash folder.
7. Now all you need is the “wot-xvm-proxy.exe”, drop it in your main World of Tanks folder and create a shortcut on your desktop.
8. Give your computer a restart or else everything won’t work!
9. Boot up World of Tanks using the wot-xvm-proxy.exe shortcut.
Enjoy your new fancy stats!
A huge thanks out to sirmax2 and iBat who clearly put a lot of effort into creating this mod, and special thanks to SlowPony for keeping it updated on Curse.
Make sure to come back next Sunday for another World of Tanks spotlight!
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