Grandpa’s KISS XVM Version

I believe in the Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) approach, therefore I like to keep my Battle Interface relatively simple and uncluttered.  To some, my approach seems even more cluttered, with hit logs for who hit me, and hit logs for who I hit, but in the area surrounding my tank, I keep the clutter down. So this is the Battle Interface I use.

The current version is for:

  • Game Version:
  • XVM Version: 6.4.4


  • This page contains information on the KISS XVM Versions.  See KISS Battle Interface for information on the All-In-Ones
  • Review this entire page for information on XVM options
  • Download the XVM Configuration of your choice (see options below). Install it in the res_mods directory
  • Go to the XVM MOD site and Activate Statistics. (Log in upper right corner, then Activate Statistics button will show)


KISS XVM Configuration 


  • After download, copy the res_mods directory in the archive to your World of Tanks game folder. Or to do it manually, copy the following from the res_mods archive folder to the appropriate folder in res_mods in your game directory.  There are three sub-directories in res_mods.
    • x.x.x where x.x.x is the game version
    • configs = xvm configurations, KISS configurations are in configs/xvm/arasgrandpa
    • mods = xvm applications and resource files, including docs
  • Install the XVM Symbol.ttf, Dynamic, DamageLog, and NDO font, to do this highlight with your cursor and press the right mouse button. The pop-up menu will have a selection to Install, click that and install the font. These fonts are used by the OTM, HitLog, and minimap mod to display vehicle types
  • Go to XVMMOD.COM and activate statistics

Other changes, for example to Color Blind:

  • Open the res_mods\configs\xvm\grandpa\Alternative Settings\Color Blind
  • Copy all the files (colors.xc, markers.xc, minimap.xc) into the res_mods/configs/xvm/grandpa folder
  • In the in-game menu (Esc->Setting) click the Color Blind box
  • The Color Blind option does the following:
    • Changes colors to color blind enabled colors
    • Reverts back to in game OTM markers instead of KISS XVM markers
    • Reverts back to in game minimap settings instead of KISS XVM colors.  You need to turn ON the minimap options in Main->Settings to get the circles and labels

Effective 0.9.14, KISS XVM turns OFF the standard in game minimap labels, lines and circles.  It uses the KISS configuration and colors for these elements.  To use the in game standard minimap elements, copy the file minimap.xc from res_mods/configs/xvm/Alternative Settings/WG_minimap to res_mods/configs/xvm/grandpa


  • Using latest XVM Client, fully customizable in the via XVM
  • Custom Over Target Markers (OTM) via XVM, stock markers can be used
  • Custom minimap via XVM configuration
  • Battle Loading Background Screens included
  • Custom vehicle contour icons, other icons can be used
  • MyHitLog show the hits you make on the enemy
  • Custom damage panel and hit log shows the hits you have taken and damage to components
  • Capture Flag indicator
  • Custom ammo, artifact, and crew icons
  • Custom tank icons in the hangar

Battle Loading Screen with the Battle Loading Background Mod

  • Global battles = total number of player battles
  • Global efficiency (Win8) rating
  • Global win rating
  • Vehicle Battles = number of battles in that vehicle
  • Vehicle Win Rate %

Battle Loading Screen Notes

  • Vehicle color depends on vehicle win rate
  • Global battles = total number of player battles
  • Global XVM Modification of the Win8 efficiency rating
  • Global win rating
  • Normal font for global stats, condensed font for vehicle stats

XVM Win Info

This is a reference chart for the different colors found on the ratings scales for both Standard and Enhanced.

Win rate WN8 Rating
Under 46% Under 300
46% 300 to 449
47% 450 to 649
48% to 49% 650 to 899
50% to 51% 900 to 1199
52% to 53% 1200 to 1599
54% to 55% 1600 to 1999
56% to 59% 2000 to 2449
60% to 64% 2450 to 2899
65% and Above 2900 and Above
Color Keys
Below Average
Above Average
Very Good
Super Unicum


Minimap Circle Colors

White=50m marker can see everything

Turquoise=tank visual range

Red=Max visual range (445m)

Green=Artillery top gun range (if full map range, no circle)

Minimap Line

White=tank direction

Red=camera or target line

Green=Gun traverse limits

Details and Screenshots

Helpful Links


I make, modify, compile, these mods for my own personal in game use. They change the game interface to look like I want it to look. I place them here for others to download and use if they so desire. They are NOT “one size fits all” and will not please everyone. If you like them use them, if not, delete them. You are free to customize or modify any of them, its your interface make it like you want. But DO NOT ask me to customize them specifically for you, or ask for details on how to customize them. If you are familiar with mods and xml, you can probably figure it out. I will attempt to correct bug fixes in the mods, as soon as practical.

Skin Installation

Skin Installation

There are two methods to install skins, if using the best and simplest is to use the Curse client (V5).  It will install the skin in the correct location.  Just select your skin from the Curse mod menu and select install, its that easy. The second way is the manual method and the one used if downloading directly from this website.

The detailed description on how to manually installation and change a custom skins has moved to Grandpa’s Custom Skin Installation

Tiger 1A Remodel

Tiger IA Remodel

This is a remodel of the Tiger I.  This will be the new model for 0.9.22, but I have made it for working in, with 3 different camos. All in one file.

Desert Camo

Brown Camo

3 Color Camo

WZ-132 Remodel

WZ-132 Remodel

This is a remodel to make the Chinese Tier VIII WZ-132 into the Tier X WZ-132-Prot C

T-54 Remodel into Modified T-55A

T-54 Remodel into Modified T-55A

Remodels the T-54 into a modified T-55A.  Turret from T-55A, hull form another remodel

0.9.21.x.x Update Information

 Latest update 1/12/2018 – 11:30 AM PST  .. Updates and information are listed below…


IMPORTANT: Please note the new “packaging”. KISS AIO is one download.  If you want the Options, they are another download.  This reduces download size for those that just want standard without changes.

NOTICE: If updating from an older version, please DELETE all the old files first, then install new files.  This is especially true in the World of Tanks/mods directory.  You will get an error if there is a duplicate, or when you go into battle, you will not have an interface.

Take a look at Bug Reports-Changes in the top menu.  I have posted information on how to make configuration changes in KISS, as well as a place for comments or bug reports in a central location.

Let me know if you find any other issues.

Latest Updates

1/12/2018 – Updated KISS AIO and KISS XVM to XVM 7.3.3

1/11/2018 – Updated the following to

  • KISS AIO, this only changed the directory version and may only be a change for NA server.  If so for other servers, change the directory back to after install.  Also changed the way it is packaged.  Removed No XVM and Options, now just the KISS Interface with XVM.
  • KISS XVM, same as above
  • KISS Options, added a download for those that used the options

KISS Battle Interface Options

This download contain the options for KISS AIO.  If you want to change from the standard interface to available options, you will need this download.

Options includes are:

These all go into the mods<game version> folder


  • Grandpa’s Version 2 (2 variations)
  • KISS (5 variations)
  • Harpoon

Damage Panels

  • Round (Zayaz) – 3 versions
  • Square – 2 versions


  • All styles of Grandpa’s icons
  • Tech Tree icon options (6 options)
  • Crew Icons numerous options

12/20/2017 – Updated the following:

  • KISS AIO to, XVM 7.3.2, PMOD 1.30.3
  • KISS XVM to, XVM 7.3.2

12/18/2017 – Updated KISS AIO to PMOD 1.30.2

12/17/2017 – Updated following to XVM 7.3.1

  • WoW XVM

12/16/2017 – Updated the following to XVM 7.3.0

  • KISS AIO – added statistics for the vehicle in the hangar.  If you do not want stats, then rename the res_mods/configs/xvm/grandpa/widgets.xc to _widgets.xc and renam the no_widgets.xc to widgets.xc.  This will then show only the clock in the hangar and no stats.
  • KISS XVM – added statistics for the vehicle in the hangar.  If you do not want stats, then rename the res_mods/configs/xvm/grandpa/widgets.xc to _widgets.xc and renam the no_widgets.xc to widgets.xc.  This will then show only the clock in the hangar and no stats.
  • WoW XVM

12/15/2017 – Updated following for

  • KISS AIO – mostly a directory name change, updated to XVM nightly 8516
  • Custom Icons

12/13/2017 – Updated following, latest upload 13:00 PST

  • KISS AIO with PMOD 1.30.1 and XVM 8113 Dev, Custom Icons.  As of 12:00 PST, everything seems to be working, let me know if issues.
  • Custom Icons, was causing some issues.  Corrected the .swf file

12/12/2017 – Updated the following to

  • KISS AIO – using development version of XVM until stable release
  • Custom Icons
  • Contour Icons
  • Crosshairs

Custom Skins and Remodel Updates

 Latest update 1/15/2018 , see finding aids and update information below.


Most of the remodels are not entirely mine, rather they are swaps of modules from other modders to form the specific combination or look.  These come from parts and pieces of remodels by  much more accomplished modders, including: milkym4n, Avalon, foxerfit, Desyatnik_Pansy, TheFalkonett, Historical Remodelling Project, goodman12, professor, Wollolo, deh0mbre, Yamayan, and HiBan.

I compile them to get a working model without an script changes, then do a custom skin repaint to add camo and some detail to the model skin.


For download go to the Grandpa’s Custom Skins page or the Modifications and Crew page

Also check on the  Yandex Disk  and/or my thread on NA forums

Check out Grandpa’s You Tube channel for quick looks at the mods

Also check out Installing Skins or  Creating Custom Skins Tutorial Page 

How to Install wotmod Files

0.9.21.x Updates

Tiger 1A Remodel

WZ-132 Remodel

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Grandpa’s Paint ‘Em and Fly ‘Em Series
Grandpa’s Mods and Custom Skins for World of Warplanes

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DEX Project Mods Pack Installer

I am always looking for things that improve the game and test a few that look interesting.

I downloaded and installed the DEX Project Mods Pack Installer for a trial and am pleasantly impressed.

This allowed you to install XVM and configure the all or most of teh options to get the look you want.  Also contains a huge amount of mods you can install and configure. High recommended.

DEX Project Website

Think its in french so use google translater

I am going to stop including the KISS AIO No XVM in the next update.  Not many using it and it is sometimes a pain to update.  This would be a good substitute if you are using the No XVM

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SE-100 Tier V French Premium Heavy Fighter

SE-100 with Warthog image added to nose

AR-67 Tier II German Premium Fighter

AR-67 Tier II German Premium Fighter

Added skins and decals

P-43 Tier IV USA Multi-Role Fighter

P-43 Tier IV USA Multi-Role Fighter