This modpack has been in constant development since 2013 to get closer to the 'look and feel' that the game should have. It's a hyper-lightweight setup that allows the user to easily customise the modpack to their tastes. I wanted to work on this to make it perfect, not just dump a collection of mods in a pack. It has taken a lot of time and dedication (not to mention testing!) to get this damned near close enough to perfect and yes... I also use this modpack myself. Updates tend to be available either on patch-release day or 1 day after. Includes the following features:
My easily customised XVM config
24 options for 6th Sense Icon
Cleaner 'end game' page showing total dmg done by you, XP earned and credits after resupply
All premium consumables and ammo are set to the credits option (rather than gold by default)
Rudy 6th Sense Dog Sound
Traverse lines for TDs shown on the minimap
Zoom Out mod [optional extra]
Free Cam for replays [optional extra]
SafeShot (for dead tanks and/or allies with no chat spam) [Utilities Mod]
Reload notifier macro for 'reload drum' key [Utilities Mod]
This modpack is one of, if not the most efficient customisable modpacks with all the features you could want or need... whilst also retaining a very 'Vanilla' feel. Just look at the screenshots for comparison! XVM stats are disabled by default and you can choose where you want stats to be visible! Either have your screen look like a unicorn took a great big dump on it - or use it to wean yourself off stats slowly by only having the 'stats form' (pressing tab in-game) with colours.
Complete and in-depth Online Documentation is also available to help and for those who want more customisation I have included details on how to enable things such as Auto-equipment and Auto-crew return.
Whats New in this version?
Download Latest [stable] XVM
Download MatraMod2 XVM Config [9.19] UPDATED
Optional Sixth Sense Icons Pack
Full Online Documentation available too!!
Download MatraMod2 Utilities [9.17.1] - click here for details (might work on 9.19?? Support discontinued)
Download MatraMod Zoom Out and Freecam [9.19] - click here for details
MatraMod Automated Cache Cleaner Download
MatraMod2 XVM Blocker [6.5.4+] - click here for details
Screenshots (click thumbnails for larger versions)
Comparison of minimaps Vanilla on left, MatraMod2 on right [Vanilla now used from 9.16+]
Minimap can be made larger/smaller than vanilla using + and - keys
Traverse lines for TDs
Simple and easy to see camera direction line
Shows aim indicator on minimap when playing clicking scumbags SPGs
Comparison GIF (click to play)
New Improved camera line (looks more like vanilla) for all versions after patch 9.16
Spacing between the middle of each 'gap' is 100m, sadly you cannot use the traverse lines and in-game camera line option so I made this config to look like the in-game option (option to disable line also available)
Comparison of Player Panels Vanilla on left, MatraMod2 in the middle and an example with stats on the right.
Stats colour is based on metric set (WN8 for Wotlabs option, your choice on XVM website option)
NOTE: Stats example is from an old config, it's here to show the colour 'splash'. Actual panel is formatted the same as MatraMod2 - just coloured... obviously! The MatraMod2 example also shows the damage log above it. You can see why I now chose to remove some of the unicorn poop colour from the screen to give it that 'vanilla' feel.
Uses a slightly darker colour to be less distracting on screen
Uses opacity to control to show who has loaded into the game (and who hasn't) - obvious who hasn't loaded in.
Easier to read name/clan tag, clan tag differs from name format and includes space
Neat and tidy Damage Log (optional)
Right side of screen mirrors the same format as left (name, space. clan tag as opposed to clan tag, space, name).
Comparison GIF (click to play)
Remaining HP shown for both teams/players when pressing alt, can be made 'permanent' by selecting the smallest players panel.
On 'Alt Keypress'
Comparison of Battle Loading Screens Vanilla on left, MatraMod2 in the middle and an example with stats on the right.
Stats and colour are based on metric set (WN8 for Wotlabs option, your choice on XVM website option)
NOTE: Stats example is from an old config, it's here to show the colour 'splash'. Actual screen is formatted the same as MatraMod2 - just coloured... layout is Games Played Overall, Metric(WN8 etc), Overall Winrate. Ignore the tank icons too... can't believe I used to play this game with so much colour!!
Shows platoon icons (of players in platoons)
Easy to read name/clan tag
Able to see who has already loaded into the game
Comparison GIF (click to play)
Sixth Sense Options - (click to enlarge)
Screens of in-game placeholder
Just a video showing how clean the mod looks during normal play. Shows utilities script too
If you want to share any videos or screenshots then feel free
I will be slowly adding more in future now that I have a non-potato powered PC
I also write the odd tutorial and they can be found on the links below
Make your own Marks of Excellence mod tutorial Make your own XVM config tutorial - Discontinued due to lack of support but useful for reference
Some of you may wish to 'buy me a coffee' or something to say thanks for all the hard work... well I don't drink coffee but I am a budding magician so feel free to buy me a pack of cards or something from my Amazon Wishlist. I genuinely have no idea on how many man hours have gone into all of my modding stuff over the years, the config guide took over 120 hours alone! I also will not turn away any in-game gifts - or why not just donate that money to a good charitable cause like Cancer Research? Let me know (with proof) that you have donated and I'll add you to the hall of fame!
Archive No Longer Available as it's a pain to keep updated, I don't go back a few patches and only keep development issues now. It also starts taking up considerable amount of space with the latest influx of mini-patches etc.
See Online Documentation for full credits list