Customizations for WoT

What is WoT?

World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online action game dedicated to armored warfare. Throw yourself into the epic tank battles of World War II with other steel cowboys all over the world. Your arsenal includes more than 150 armored vehicles from America, Germany, and the Soviet Union, carefully detailed with historical accuracy. Read the full review here: Additional reviews can be found on Google or your favorite search engine.

Modifications a.k.a. "MODs"

Mods are a popular and free add-on feature for your personal World of Tanks installation. MODs can be audio or graphics to enhance gameplay, or interface enhancements to improve player performance or provide gameplay statistics. No mods are prohibited by name. However mods that give a player an “unfair advantage” are prohibited. More info about mods here:, and on Google.

XVM: eXtended Visualization Mod

XVM: eXtended Visualization Mod – is a battle interface modification for the popular MMO, World of Tanks. The Primary popularity of the XVM mod is its statistics module. The statistic module can access a database of player information which can be used to assemble and calculate a variety of statistical information. Information like win/loss rates, hit/miss accuracy, and odds of winning a given match. Information like this is often very interesting and informative, and if used correctly can lead to performance improvement. But used incorrectly can add significant frustration to your gaming experience.

Where are MOD files located?

The WoT game utilizes a specific framework for managing game attributes such as appearances sounds and settings, this includes modifications. The primary game folder is usually “C:\games\World of Tanks\”, (unless a custom location was chosen). The mods folder is called “res_mods”. The res_mods folder contains at least three subfolders, “configs”, “mods”, and one named as the current version number of the game release, for example: “0.9.10”. There may also be previous version folders.

Can I Have More Than One MOD?

Yes, but … Problems can arise when you want to install multiple mods. The module system is designed to allow multiple mods at the same time. The system works similarly to CSS and HTML. There is an order of precedence, settings applied later will override earlier settings. And some MODs cannot be applied together.

Each Mod will provide installation instructions. Typically installation is a drag and drop operation. You need to install the MODs in a correct order to preserve the effects of each MOD you are seeking. To give an example; One MOD may set a font color based on the win rate of the player, and another may simply make the font red. If your intent is to have font color based on the win rate of the player, you must install that mod after the one with the plain color. Or learn how to edit the necessary config file.

Config Files

Warnings First

Config files are very simple text files. BUT they are very unforgiving, they require very specific syntax rules. This means if you miss a curly-brace or add a comma the file will not work. To save yourself a headache make a copy of the entire collection of config files before doing any editing, AND make a copy of any individual file before making changes. This give you a backup and an original base file.

Config files can be edited with any text editor, but it must be plain text only, DO NOT use Microsoft Word or any other “word processor”. Use a plain text editor like Notepad or Notepad++.

Last modified:: 2016/03/19 16:03