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World of Tanks VR – Setup Instructions

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  1. Required SynthesisVR Version: 3.9.5 | Make sure you are using the V4 interface
  2. SynthesisVR subscription for the World of Tanks VR commercial license is mandatory
  3. Go to “Administration >> Arcade Setup >> VR Stations” and, for each of your stations create the following settings:
    1. wot_culture = en|ru (same across all stations ; can be placed as a selection in a custom plugin)
    2. role = client (same across all stations)
    3. wot_player = Player 1|Player 2|Custom Name (different name per station)
    4. wot_session = ARCADENAME (change to your arcade name and don’t use spaces – same across all stations)
    5. stationid = 1|2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9 (different id per stations ; if you are using a standalone game server, its ID is 0)


WoT VR support both:

  • standalone game server
  • one of the VR stations acting as a server

Standalone Game Server setup:

4. Go to “Administration >> Games & Licensing >> Your Games” and click on “World of Tanks VR”

5. Set “Game Startup Arguments” to:

  • -Role=svr:role# svr:extraparameters# -Culture=svr:wot_culture# -SessionName=svr:wot_session# -TeamId=svr:wot_teamid# -PlayerColor=svr:wot_playercolor# PlayerId=svr:stationid# -PlayerName=""svr:wot_player#""

6. Switch to the “Plugins” tab and install all the plugins

7. Go to “Administration >> Advanced Settings >> Customizations >> Game Plugins” and click on the “Advanced Game Settings” button for the “World of Tanks VR: Game Mode” plugin. Set the text field to:

  • <svr static="EmulateSynthesisVRLobby" maxpcs="8"></svr>{
    "role": "<svr condition="is_server" true="server" false="client" set-as="role"></svr>",
    "extraparameters": "<svr condition="is_server" true="-SpectatorOnly=1 -GameMode=svr:wot_gamemode# -Map=svr:wot_map# -NumberOfRounds=svr:wot_rounds#" false="-VR -SpectatorOnly=0 -ServerIp=svr:server_ip#" set-as="extraparameters"></svr>",
    }

Using a VR station as a server:

4. Go to “Administration >> Games & Licensing >> Your Games” and click on “World of Tanks VR”

5. Set “Game Startup Arguments” to:

  • -VR -Role=svr:role# svr:extraparameters# -Culture=svr:wot_culture# -SessionName=svr:wot_session# -TeamId=svr:wot_teamid# -PlayerColor=svr:wot_playercolor# PlayerId=svr:stationid# -PlayerName=""svr:wot_player#""

6. Switch to the “Plugins” tab and install all the plugins

7. Go to

  • Simple Interface: “Administration >> Setup >> Game Plugins”
  • Advanced Interface: “Administration >> Advanced Settings >> Customizations >> Game Plugins”

and click on the “Advanced Game Settings” button for the “World of Tanks VR: Game Mode” plugin. Set the text field to:

  • <svr static="EmulateSynthesisVRLobby" maxpcs="8"></svr>{
    "role": "<svr condition="is_server" true="server" false="client" set-as="role"></svr>",
    "extraparameters": "<svr condition="is_server" true="-GameMode=svr:wot_gamemode# -Map=svr:wot_map# -NumberOfRounds=svr:wot_rounds#" false="-SpectatorOnly=0 -ServerIp=svr:server_ip#" set-as="extraparameters"></svr>",
    }

8. Once the setup is done, click the “Refresh” button on all the stations and the new settings will apply.
9. Start a new VR session and launch World of Tanks for all stations. If you do that along with the session start, once you start the session, you’ll get another popup for the game settings (Game Mode, Team Assignment, few more)
 


Solve Issues:

  • If the game launch and fail with a DRM error – restart SteamVR
  • Make sure the network adapters of all your stations are set to “Private” and the Windows firewall is turned off for Private networks
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