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: 0.9.15.2
  • XVM Version: 6.4.4

Notice:

  • 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

KISS XVM Configuration 

Installation

  • 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

FEATURES

  • 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
Beginner
Basic
Below Average
Average
Above Average
Good
Very Good
Great
Unicum
Super Unicum
Percentile
0.00%
6.00%
20.00%
40.00%
63.00%
82.00%
95.00%
99.00%
99.90%
99.99%

x_scale

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

KISS Features for Both Versions

Over Target Markers (OTM)

otm

Using XVM and P-MOD (AIO) here are the Garage Features

New Garage Views for 0.9.15.1

hangar

shot_046

shot_026

shot_025

Players Panel

playerspanel

med_pp

Minimap Features

minimap

lost_minimap

alt_minimap_std

std_rating

Battle Loading Screen

Screenshot from 0.9.15.1

battleloading

Older Screenshots

battleloading

battleloading

battle_loading

Hit Log

hitlog

Dead Tank 0.9.15.1

dead

Dead Tank Pressing ALT 0.9.15.1

dead_alt

REALLY SIMPLE OPTION

Reduced Colors  (6 versus 10)

color_scale.png.-m1colors.jpg.-m1

Efficiency Ratings:
  • 0 – 644  – very bad
  • 645 – 869  – bad
  • 870 – 1149 – normal
  • 1150 – 1464 – good
  • 1465 – 1724 – very good
  • 1725 – *    – unique
XVM Win Info
  • 00 – 16.5 – very bad (20% of players)
  • 16.5 – 33.5 – bad (better then 20% of players)
  • 33.5 – 52.5 – normal (better then 60% of players)
  • 52.5 – 75.5 – good (better then 90% of players)
  • 75.5 – 92.5 – very good (better then 99% of players)
  • 92.5 – XX – unique (better then 99.9% of players)

Simplified Hangar Configuration

hangar_rl

Simplified Battle Loading Configuration

bl_rs

Simplified Players Panel Configuration

pp_large

Simplified HitLog and Damage Log (reduced graphics)

hitlog_rs

Helpful Links

DISCLAIMER

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 Curse.com 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




KISS 1.0.2.x Updates

 Latest update 6/20/2018  .. Updates and information are listed below…

KISS 1.0.2 UPDATES

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

6/20/2018 – Updated to lastest development version of XVM, there is not a release version out yet.

6/16/2018 – Corrected the following bugs in KISS

  • Tech Tree Icons corrected to proper style
  • Minnions After Battle deleted until corrected
  • HD Minimaps replaced Tech version.  Both versions are in KISS Options

6/15/2018 – Updated the following to version 1.0.2.1

  • KISS AIO
  • KISS No XVM
  • KISS XVM
  • WoW XVM

6/13/2018 – Updated the following for 1.0.2.0 (3:00 PM PST)

  • KISS AIO (XVM) corrected the non loading problem, added icons, added new gun constraints
  • KISS No XVM
  • KISS Options
  • Custom Icons
  • Contour Icons
  • Crosshairs (KISS, Grandpa V2, Harpoon, Hi-Vis)

6/12/2018 – Updated the following for 1.0.2.0 (Note: Icons aren’t updated yet, will get them tomorrow)

  • KISS AIO (XVM)
  • KISS No XVM
  • KISS XVM
  • WoW XVM

Previous Updates

P-40 and Variations

Includes the following: P-40 Warhawk, Tier 5 USA Fighter P-40A Tier 4 USA Fighter Tomohawk IIb, Tier 5 Chinese Fighter P-40M-105 Tier 5 USSR Multirole ...
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Custom Skins Version 1.0.x.x Updates

I am in the process of updating a lot of the remodels that stopped working in 1.0.1.1. Many of these were the remodels with crew ...
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Russian War Hammer Remodels

Russian War Hammer Mods

KV-2 Remodel as War Hammer (KV-2(R))

This download provides two (2) files. R77_KV2_WH.wotmod and R77_KV2_WH_Camo.wotmod.

  • The WH file cunverts the regular KV-2 to the KV-2(R) (War Hammer) without any custom paint work
  • The WH_Camo file converts the KV-2 to the KV-2 (R) with custom paint by Grandpa

To Install:

Choose the style of your choice and move that .wotmod file into the mods/<game version>/ directory

T-150 “FrankenTank” Remodel

A remodel of the T-150 using parts from the KV-2 (R) Warhammer

To install copy the <tank name>.wotmod file in the archive (zip) into the mod/<game version>/ directory

KV-122 “Tankenstien” Remodel

Remodel of the KV-122 using parts from other tanks, including the KV-2 (R) War Hammer

To install copy the <tank name>.wotmod file into the mods/<game version>/ directory




KV-2 Remodel as KV-2 (R) War Hammer

KV-2 Remodel as War Hammer (KV-2(R))

This download provides two (2) files. R77_KV2_WH.wotmod and R77_KV2_WH_Camo.wotmod.

  • The WH file cunverts the regular KV-2 to the KV-2(R) (War Hammer) without any custom paint work
  • The WH_Camo file converts the KV-2 to the KV-2 (R) with custom paint by Grandpa

To Install:

Choose the style of your choice and move that .wotmod file into the mods/<game version>/ directory




P-40 and Variations

Includes the following:

  • P-40 Warhawk, Tier 5 USA Fighter
  • P-40A Tier 4 USA Fighter
  • Tomohawk IIb, Tier 5 Chinese Fighter
  • P-40M-105 Tier 5 USSR Multirole Fighter

P-40 Warhawk
Developed on the basis of the P-36. Most extensively used against Japan during the Pacific War and in China, and on the Soviet-German front.
  • Machine gun armament effective in close combat
  • Low survivability, vulnerable engine
  • High airspeed, good boost
  • Good maneuverability in horizontal turns
  • Effective in mid-altitude maneuvering combat
Custom Skin Images

P-40A (Model 81A-1)
Early modification of the P-40, also known as the Curtiss Model 81A-1. A total of 199 aircraft of this modification were built.
  • Machine gun armament effective in close combat
  • Low survivability, vulnerable engine
  • High airspeed, good boost
  • Good maneuverability in horizontal turns
  • Effective in mid-altitude maneuvering combat
  • Increased credit income per battle
Custom Skin Images

Tomohawk IIb
Modification of the Curtiss P-40. Served with the 1st American Volunteer Group (Flying Tigers) and was actively used in operations against Japan.
  • Machine gun armament effective in close combat
  • Low survivability, vulnerable engine
  • Good airspeed and boost
  • Good maneuverability in horizontal turns
  • Effective in mid-altitude maneuvering combat
  • Increased credit income per battle
Custom Skin Images – Click an Image for Slideshow

P-40 Tier V USA Fighter




P-38 Series USA Heavy Fighter

Custom Skins for the P-38F and J model USA Heavy Fighter

P-38F/J Custom Skins

P-38F Historical Skins

P-38F Historical Skins – USA Tier 5 Heavy Fighter




Grandpa’s Awards Mod – WoWP

Grandpa’s Awards Mod – WoWP

Changes the look of the awards for battle accomplishments. Replaces normal awards with medals for valor from various nations, or an author inspired image.

Medals:

  • USA – DSC, DFC, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Air Medal
  • UK – DFC
  • German – Blue Max
  • Russian – Unknown




Custom Skins Version 1.0.x.x Updates

I am in the process of updating a lot of the remodels that stopped working in 1.0.1.1. Many of these were the remodels with crew. I will post here as I complete them and get them working again.

4/24/2018 – Updated the following crew mods

  • M-18 Hellcat multiple versions
  • M-10 Wolverine multiple versions
  • M-36 Jackson multiple versions
  • M8A1
  • T-67

4/16/2018 – Updated the following remodels:

  • M18 Hellcat with Crew, corrected turret color
  • T-34-88 and T-34-88M



WoWP Crosshairs Version 2

WoWP Crosshairs Version 2

To install copy gui directory from the archive (zip) file to the res_mods/<version>/ directory

Standard Crosshair

 

Gun Overheat Warning

 

Tail Gunner Crosshair

 




KISS 1.0.1 Updates

 Latest update 6/4/2018  .. Updates and information are listed below…

KISS 1.0.1 UPDATES

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

5/19/2018 – Added KISS Simple (No XVM) for those that don’t want or don’t like player stats.

KISS Simple (No XVM)

This is an All-In-One (AIO) of the KISS Battle Interface without XVM. Rather than XVM it uses PMOD and other stand-alone mods to accomplish many of those changes, it DOES NOT have any player statistics.

Features:

  • Team Health (PMOD)
  • Sniper Zoom (6,16,32,56,64) (PMOD)
  • Camera Zoom (PMOD)
  • Grandpa’s Version 2 Crosshair
  • Grandpa’s Custom Icons
  • Grandpa’s Contour Icons Style 9
  • KISS Square Damage Panel
  • WN8, EFF, DMG by Ekspoint
  • HD Minimap
  • Hitlog, DamageLog, Damage Indicator, Over Target Markers – WoT default

Screenshots

6/4/2018 – Updated KISS AIO and XVM to XVM Version 7.6.3

5/17/2018 – Updated to XVM 7.6.1

5/16/2018 – Updated to Version 1.0.1.1

NOTE:  Looks like only change is rename the directory in mods and res_mods to 1.0.1.1.  Having PC issues since Win10 April Update, seems to conflict with WoT, so can’t fully test yet.

5/13/2018 – Updated the following to work with Version 1.0.1.0

  • KISS Damage Panels
  • KISS Options

5/3/2018 – KISS AIO Bugfix

  • Fixed damage panel speed indicator
  • Fixed After Battle Report issue

5/2/2018 – Update KISS AIO to Game Version 1.0.1.0

  • XVM to 7.5.6
  • PMOD to 1.33
  • Custom Icons updated
  • Contour Icons Updated
  • Crosshairs Updated

4/17/2018 –   Update AIO to PMOD 1.32.1

4/12/2018 – Update to XVM 7.5.6

4/11/2018 – Updated KISS AIO and XVM to 1.0.0.3

4/5/2018 – Updated KISS AIO, KISS XVM to Version 1.0.0.2 and XVM version 7.5.5

3/29/2018 – Updated KISS AIO, XVM, and WoW XVM to XVM Version 7.5.2

3/29/2018 – Updated KISS for Version 1.0.0.1 Micropatch.  Only change is directory name.

3/28/2018 – Updated the following:

  • KISS AIO – finally got a modified version of KISS Crosshairs working
  • Cross Hairs – (in KISS Options and separate downloads) V2 updated with JimB0 and storm additions, KISS standard, blue version and white version, Harpoon with 2 styles
  • Contour Icons – all styles up to date

3/27/2018 – Corrected speed indicator on the Damage Panel

3/25/2018 – Updated the following:

  • KISS AIO and XVM, minor config change
  • KISS Options – updated Damage Panels
  • Crosshairs – Updated V2 and Harpoon

3/24/2018 – KISS AIO

  • Removed the voice mod I included in 3/23 version.
  • Minor config changes for XVM (colored chat, minor OTM adjustment)

3/23/2018 – Updated KISS AIO, KISS XVM, and WoW XVM to XVM 7.5.0 release

3/22/2018 – Following Updated:

  • KISS AIO and XVM to XVM 8259, added Sniper view from KISS Crosshairs
  • KISS Options updated
  • Custom Icons updated to current
  • KISS XVM Updated
  • Contour Icons 1-4 updated.  Will continue on the others. Updating icons takes more time now until Tank Icon Maker is updated for WG changes.
  • Tech Tree Icons
  • Tankmen Icons (added Italy)

3/21/2018 – Following are updated/changed:

(PM) KISS AIO

  • Custom Icons and Style 1 updated in AIO, all icons will be completed tomorrow

(AM) KISS AIO is updated, except for the following:

  • Crosshairs – switched to Taipan #2. Most crosshairs have not been updated, working on KISS, but these work so I wanted to get an update out
  • Icons – No contour icons yet, WG cahnged formatting of atlases and Tank Icon Maker no longer works, expect update in a few days
  • Custom Icons are working and updated, but in res_mods instead of mods.  Will configure them to a wotmod file in a couple of days as things ettle out.
  • XVM is working with the nightly build, will update to release as soon as there is one
  • Most other things are working fine.  let me know of any issues while I continue updating



World of Tanks 1.0

Power outage, then internet wouldn’t come back up.  All fixed now and as soon as I can get the game updated, I will do some testing and get the new AIO posted.

Thanks

Looking forward to the new update to WoT 1.0. Have been testing on Common Test and also delaying any new additions to the mods until 1.0 is released. Right now testing is showing that most will work out of the box, with a few exceptions. I expect that it will take a day or two after release to get everything going again.

Here is a great video on how World of Tanks has improved over the years. I started playing in 2012, either late 6.x or early 7.0 version, can’t really remember. Even though we sometimes love to bust the balls of WG development. This video shows just how far they have come and the vast changes made.

Enjoy!