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Haatra #1 Posted 12 July 2015 - 07:55 PM

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Source: RU forum WoWs

Author: P_AV

Link to  NA forum, Asia forum

 

Textures are compressed to 50, 25 and 12.5% of their original compression and you can install all of them or separatelly for environment or ships. New compressed textures do not change original WoWs textures - they are installed in res_mods folder.

 

Author has measured WoWs loading times of port after login into game with and without using compressed textures on his home computer and here are his results:

 

Clean client 0.3.1.2 - 43 seconds

50% quality of textures - 35 seconds

25% quality of textures - 27 seconds

12.5% quality of textures - 11 seconds

 

The comparison of original and modified WoWs client you may see at next screenshots published by author:

 

Original client

 

50% quality of textures

 

25% quality of textures

 

12.5% quality of textures

 

1% quality of textures

 

 

Pros:

  • Faster game/battle loading
  • Faster port loading after login/battle
  • Faster ship switching in port
  • Fewer lags caused by loading graphic elements during battle
  • Consuming less computer resources than original client

 

Cons:

  • Lower graphics quality (depends on quality of used compressed textures)

 

Conclusion: It is a very good package for players with weaker computers, especially without SSD or with small amount of RAM/graphics memory. To players with powerful computers this package will not bring a real benefit.

 

Installation: Unpack downloaded archive into appropriate folder in res_mods

 

Download 50% textures Mirror 1  Mirror 2  Mirror 3 (2.54 GB)

Download 25% textures Mirror 1  Mirror 2  Mirror 3  Mirror 4 (684.6 MB)

Download 12.5% textures Mirror 1  Mirror 2  Mirror 3  Mirror 4 (187.9 MB)

Download test pack 12.5% - 1% textures Mirror 1  Mirror 2  Mirror 3  Mirror 4 (5.74 MB)

 

Notes:

 

 

  • Textures for ships are stored in "World_of_Warships\res_mods\0.4.1\content\gameplay". In all other folders are being stored environment textures.
  • It is highly recommended to switch-off your internet browser during playing WoWs. Internet browser can drastically decrease performance of your computer.
  • If you think that after installation of textures all is in dark colours as during a late twilight then switch off "Post Processing" in game settings

 

Switching Post Processing Off - picture

 

 

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xCaptainObviousx #2 Posted 12 July 2015 - 08:41 PM

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View PostHaatra, on 12 July 2015 - 08:55 PM, said:

 

Download 50% textures Mirror 1  Mirror 2 (481.4 GB) 

 

Are you sure that this will improve my preformance? I mean, not even the standard client have half a Tb of textures. :trollface:


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Haatra #3 Posted 12 July 2015 - 09:20 PM

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View PostxCaptainObviousx, on 12 July 2015 - 08:41 PM, said:

Are you sure that this will improve my preformance? I mean, not even the standard client have half a Tb of textures. :trollface:

 

At my computer standard textures take over 6.75 GB

 

Wrong info about package size corrected - thanks :)

 



BigBadVuk #4 Posted 13 July 2015 - 11:17 AM

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Moved

 

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s1oan #5 Posted 13 July 2015 - 12:12 PM

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It's a slight improvement but every added frame counts.

Thanks! +1



Haatra #6 Posted 15 July 2015 - 04:10 PM

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15.7.2015

  • textures updated for version 0.4.0.3
  • added test textures pack with compression from 12.5% to 1% (as much as it was possible)


Drakon1 #7 Posted 24 July 2015 - 12:34 AM

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Very nice Thank u :)

Charmed_Wings #8 Posted 14 August 2015 - 08:45 AM

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I'm gonna try it now if I don't get back to you you know it hasent worked
 


KraKonFOUR #9 Posted 21 August 2015 - 01:43 PM

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Thank you so much!

 

Do they still work with 4.0.6?



Haatra #10 Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:08 AM

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4.9.2015

  • textures updated for version 0.4.1


MA89 #11 Posted 04 September 2015 - 06:46 PM

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Great mod, now I can play this game more effectively on my potato. 

NecroFlex #12 Posted 04 September 2015 - 08:38 PM

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I have quite a good PC, but this game on the next level, like, i'd get the loading times, if the game ran on Frostbite 3 or Unreal Engine 4, but what we have now/how it looks, the loading times...they just don't make sense, i feel like i'm back on my Pentium 4 with Windows XP or something.

I love that you put this out, really helps people, i won't DL it cause i want to see the game in it full...erm...glory i guess.

Basically, you're doing the dev's job right now :trollface:



Haatra #13 Posted 05 September 2015 - 10:01 AM

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5.9.2015

  • added link to download 1% textures (as promised)


Haatra #14 Posted 05 September 2015 - 10:02 AM

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View PostNecroFlex, on 04 September 2015 - 08:38 PM, said:

I have quite a good PC, but this game on the next level, like, i'd get the loading times, if the game ran on Frostbite 3 or Unreal Engine 4, but what we have now/how it looks, the loading times...they just don't make sense, i feel like i'm back on my Pentium 4 with Windows XP or something.

I love that you put this out, really helps people, i won't DL it cause i want to see the game in it full...erm...glory i guess.

Basically, you're doing the dev's job right now :trollface:

 

Thank you but author of these textures is P_AV :)



Haatra #15 Posted 07 September 2015 - 11:34 AM

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7.9.2015

  • added screenshot with 1% quality of textures


Haatra #16 Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:05 AM

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10.9.2015

  • textures updated for version 0.4.1.1


JellyAssTwerkQueen #17 Posted 11 September 2015 - 08:15 AM

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Thx for the update :)

Haatra #18 Posted 17 September 2015 - 06:23 AM

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17.9.2015

  • textures updated for version 0.5.0.0


zuze91 #19 Posted 20 September 2015 - 05:28 PM

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THX man. Now i am able to paly! 

DtXpwnz #20 Posted 20 September 2015 - 09:12 PM

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This game is just ridiculous... I can run it at the highest settings without any issues at good FPS, but I am loaded into the battle 20-40 seconds after battle start. And I am absolutely not interested in playing a game with terrible textures, because WG cant put their sh*t together.

Edited by DtXpwnz, 20 September 2015 - 10:28 PM.





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