Install of XVM for 8.10 was smooth as butter this time. I opened the zip file and replaced all the components already installed. And I finally figured out how to set the “Efficiency” rating style, which can be either “Efficiency”, “WN6”, “WN7”, or XVM versions of WN6 and WN7. I think that’s what those mean, but I’m not too sure.
The way to do it is take a default configuration file with statistics enabled. Then, search it with a text editor. Replace all “XWN” instances with “eff” and bingo, you are using the old school efficiency score.
One would think this important of a feature would be in the otherwise excellent config file editor, but one would be wrong. Or I don’t know how to access it. Now, I should probably find a better config file, I miss some of the features from he11raisers already.
The tip about using replays is perfect, it made troubleshooting much easier. I played matches, and recorded replays. Then as I messed around with XVM config, I would run the replay and see if the statistics would show up, and eventually they did. As a bonus, my son laughed his head off watching them speeded up and slowed down, as I accompanied with a voiced “Ride of the Valkyries”.
I elited my new Tier 1 Japanese tank in the first battle, by winning with 3 kills. The crew started out with 100% experience and I set them to work on camo, and plan to ignore them from here on out. Even I, a big Tier 1 guy, don’t want another tank just like the Chinese and Russian ones.
Reco’s tech tree does not seem to be available yet for 8.10. But I wanted to try out those new hangars as well, and am now using the Tech hangar.
Matches for the night were spectacularly unsuccessful, but I did manage to elite the Chaffee with its final engine upgrade. I was irritated by the change in missions status – the IS-6 missions don’t show up in the battle results. You have to click the binder in the top left, to see what your progress is. Minor irritant I suppose.
So if nothing else I’m set up pretty well for patch night.