World of Tanks is a great game with a large number of players, most of which play it almost exclusively and spend a lot of in-game time. There are many questions circulating the web about the compatibility between World of Tanks and Windows 8, many people being somewhat afraid of upgrading the OS on their computers to Windows 8.
As most of us know, when you have a passion or a hobby that requires a large amount of time and work put into, there are things that must be done in order to make sure everything runs as good as possible. Even if we are talking about investing in a better graphics card, a new mouse or even change our computer chair, the modification might not do anything or even make things worse.
World of Tanks is a team-based massively multiplayer online game dedicated to armored warfare in the mid-20th century. Throw yourself into epic tank battles shoulder to shoulder with other steel cowboys to dominate the world with tank supremacy!
Fortunately that is not the case here, due to the fact that there are almost no problems reported with the compatibility between World of Tanks and Windows 8. In case you are an Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, enthusiast there is nothing to worry about, making the transition will not affect your game experience in a negative way, and everything will be running smoothly. Even if you are looking to buy a new PC, getting Windows 8 is cheaper than buying the old Windows 7, and it will save you around 40$.
World of Tanks in Windows 8
Since the recent changes in Windows 8, the operating system is actually consuming less resources than before and it now costs even less than Windows 7. So if you were afraid about Windows 8 not running World of Tanks properly, not only is that not the case, but in reality Windows 8 will make your game run better than before. So the change is even encouraged for people that are already running World of Tanks on medium or low graphic settings and don’t want to spend money on a hardware upgrade.
Judging by the facts and after looking over the Technical Support forum for Windows 8 in World of Tanks there is only one conclusion, the OS is even better and will help you to enjoy the game running smoother or it will allow you to run more applications in the background, such as listening to music or having a conference call with your friends without having an impact on your game performance.
Issues reported so far on Windows 8
There are a few people that some issues when running World of Tanks on Windows 8, however, most of them are not Windows 8 related and can be easily fixed. Some issues are the d3dx9_43.dll problems or various other problems. Going through some of them, we can quickly see that there are some driver problems that need to be resolved before running the game.
Almost in every scenario the main problems are regarding the Direct X and .NET Framework. That being said, when making sure your drivers are up-to-date for your graphics card, you also need to download the latest versions of Direct X and .NET Framework and install them properly. After adjusting everything according to the suggestions above, your machine will run World of Tanks without any setbacks and you will enjoy you gaming experience to the fullest.
World of Tanks for Windows 10: all you need to know
There are not so many details to tell about WoT in Windows 10 but there are a few things that you definitely should know. First of all is that the game has been completely updated in order to be compatible with Windows 10. There may be some bandwidth speed issues, but you can solve this easily by using a good VPN. IN case you encounter issues while playing the game, you can find necessary fixes in this article.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2013 and has been since revamped and updated for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.
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