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PDX_Dragon

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  1. My 3 1/2 year old gaming laptop, ASUS G750JZ with the GTX 880M died about a month ago. As you now know, it's a terrible time to look for a video card. There has been a shortage, but NVIDIA has been rumored to be announcing it's next generation of video cards "any day now" for the last month or so. Latest rumor is a summer announcement. The only announcement I've seen is that will be called the 11xx series. These cards look like they might be a big leap in performance, google "NVIDIA ray tracing". So it's unlikely NVIDIA is going to do much to ease the shortage by running
  2. Looks like it's not a problem anymore. I just moved a shortcut for the WoT launcher to my taskbar and everything seems to work fine.
  3. The PC I game on is the PC I work on, so I rarely log in with administrator privileges. I never game with administrator privileges. A laptop I've been working and gaming on died recently. Now I have to install WoT on my new PC as an administrator and need to set file and folder permissions so the game can be played while running a regular account. I've done this for WoT years ago, and I'm comfortable setting permissions. I can figure out which files and folders need their permissions altered. I'd appreciate anybody who can save me some time and tell me which ones they are.
  4. You might want to look at SHIRE. This is basically ROHAN, with most of the same members and different leadership. Real life happened to the ROHAN commander and co-commander. We're mainly a tier 8 SH clan that can usually run a team every night, looking for enough active players to have multiple teams. We still find ourselves short sometimes, so we run tier 6 SH too. We're interested in moving into tier 10 competition. Not everybody has tier 10s, yet, but we're doing advances and will be doing something with clan wars this season. We have 80 or 90 members, but we'll
  5. The battery of my 3 year old ASUS G750 went bad a year and a half after I bought it. Fortunately it was user replaceable. I'd be pissed if I had to send it off to have a new one installed. I don't know if any laptops still have user replaceable batteries, but it's a checkbox item when I look for a replacement.
  6. Thanks, a bunch of my graphics settings had been changed before this issue started. I hadn't noticed Window - Borderles had been changed to Full Screen.
  7. Hi Folks: A day or two ago, before the 9.20.1 patch, WoT started minimizing, disappearing except for the icon on the task bar, as soon as I selected another window. For example, clicking on the TeamSpeak window on my first, smaller, monitor. It pops back up when I click on the WoT icon, but it's annoying. This continues to happen with today's patch. Anybody else getting this? Anything I'm doing that's causing it to happen? Thanks
  8. I wondering about gun selection on a T-54. A lot of people seem to prefer the D-10T2S. Saving 1.1 seconds is important, but the D-54's better dispersion and aim time make it look pretty good. What are others thinking?
  9. Thanks everybody for your responses. I also suspect the GTX 880M wasn't being used. Reinstall WoT, no change. Uninstall everything from NVIDIA and reinstall. Next game started out at 105 FPS and I didn't see it drop below 90 until I looked after the last kill. Not bad for maxed out graphics, with the exceptions noted above, on a 3 year old laptop.
  10. Hi Folks: I'm playing on a 3 year old gaming laptop, a maxed out ASUS G750 with a GTX 880M. My frame rate's dropped from 60 to 80 FPS to 15 to 25 with release 9.20. I haven't used mods for several releases. I like pretty graphics so they're maxed out in 1080P except for anti aliasing and Motion Blur Effect. Items that obstruct my view, Extra Effects in Sniper Mode, Flora Density and Grass in Sniper mode are all turned off. The play looks and feels choppy and mouse control of the gun is imprecise with this release. The laptop's 3 year extend
  11. Thanks again: That's great. I'm working my way through an OpenGL library tutorial and I should be getting into the model lessons by this weekend. This could be fun.
  12. Thanks OOPman and Assassian7: Yea OOPman, I'm assuming they're in the package WoT installs and updates on our computers. But I've wondered through the WoT directories and don't see anything with an obvious name, or a directory with 300 individual tank model files. They're probably kept in a database, in a single file. That's how I'd do it. Either Tanks.gg and similar tools know the name of that file, and how to access it's contents, or there is some other resource that has these models. I'm curious to know the details of how they access the models.
  13. Hi Folks: Title says it all. There seems to be 3D models of more or less every tank in WoT. Can I get my hands on these? Thanks
  14. Thanks Spinee: Wow! That's quite a garage. It's interesting to see the tricks WG uses to make a very simple garage look so elaborate. I was wondering how they made the transition from the near to the distant landscape, it looks smooth. Garages usually have some obstruction to hide the change to a 2D painting of distant objects like mountains. This garage is truly vast. There are a few tricks, like 2D trees at very far distances, but this appears to be as complex as a full map we might see for a battlefield.
  15. Hi Folks: I'd like to take a flight over the Christmas garage before it disappears, but I haven't found a free cam mod that works with 0.9.17, for garage or replay. Anybody know where I can find one? Thanks
  16. None of my 5 Swedish girls look like them. I was expecting to get the Swedish bikini team to crew my Ikea tank. Is either line likely to provide a meta tier 6 or 8 stronghold or clan war tank? They seem formidable in pubs, but I suck. Now that I have the last tank girl from the 11th tier, do those Christmas tree decorations I keep getting do anything?
  17. I remember buying my CDC and M4A1 for gold, which saved me $5 USD or so. Hovering over the picture of the T26E5 in its research screen shows that this has a 9700 gold purchase price. As my recent WN8 and Win rate plummet from the dark green they were a couple of months ago I think using some of the 12,000 gold I've accumulated makes more sense than putting real money into a game I'm playing more because I'm addicted to than actually getting much joy from. Is there a way pay gold for this thing?
  18. I'm a terrible player who's skyrocketed into mediocre recent stats. My IS-3 is my best tank with a disappointing 1383 WN8 as I post this. I have no problem dropping skills and reassigning them with gold, if you see something. Ditto for equipment. Anyway, my IS-3 crew is ready for it's 6th skill, and my AMX 50 100 for it's 4th. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Both tanks have purchased camo for all three seasons. IS-3: Commander BIA Sixth Sense Repairs Situational Awareness Recon Gunner BIA Deadeye
  19. Thanks, works like a charm. I'm kind of picky. When running Borderless Gaming WoT's graphic setup told me I was running 1920 X 1017. It gave me no option for 1080, Were the 1017 vertical pixels being stretched to 1080? I did some experimenting and I'm satisfied that I am getting the full 1080, despite what WoT's graphic page tells me. I froze a replay where tank tracks were just touching the task bar, and the roof of a building was touching the caption bar. I then ran Borderless Gaming. The caption bar and task bar were replaced with the appropriate part of the
  20. Hi Folks: I've been happy with my now two year old Asus G750 laptop, playing on an external display. What would make me happier is playing WoT full screen. Replacing the caption and task bar with a bit more graphics looks a lot better for some reason. The problem is that if WoT is running full screen and I control click on another application's window, for example OBS, TeamSpeak or VBAddict, on the other monitor, WoT's monitor goes black and the sound is disabled until I click on the WoT icon in the task bar. This seems to happen when using either monitor to display
  21. This isn't a tape study, but a question about recordings. When I play them back, chat is displayed twice. It looks like it displays, then displays again censored. Anything I can do to get rid of the censored repeat of chat? Here, for example, is an E 75 driver praising my marksmanship from the center hill at Redshire to the heavy tank alley on the 9-0 line. As much as I appreciate these complements, I only need to see them once. Is this some mod issue? I'm not selecting the "Duplicate battle chat messages for no reason" menu item in OMC.
  22. This is mystifying, I don't remember ever seeing the ELC driver before. His behavior was so out of line two strangers tried to help me deal with him, costing our team valuable time which might have changed the outcome of the battle. Not much to see after I crush the ELC with my IS-3. I'm a shitlord, it was one of my better games.
  23. Thanks Hellsfog: This was brought up in our forums as a code of conduct issue. I've seen the replay. The M-I-T leadership I've talked to now see it's a "Make a fool out of yourself" issue. It is funny, and I'll mention to mr_ipwn_you that it's wise to consider how much a person contributes before they call others retards.
  24. Please link a replay, or tell me the battlefield and approximate time and I'll ask Mr_ipwn_you for it.
  25. Thanks No_name_cro. I don't think that will work. This was a problem with the previous TeamSpeak version, and persisted through the uninstall and installation of the current version. I've also done a full uninstall and install of WoT in the last week or two. I appreciate the suggestion.
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