Version range: 0.9.0 (2014-04-16) - 0.9.22.0.1 (2018.02.14)
For further details, see: Older World of Tanks versions.
What does not
Launcher can get locked up on start randomly when checking for updates, killing it and trying again will get past the race condition. It can also be skipped by running 'WorldOfTanks.exe' directly after you've run the update to latest version.
What was not tested
First I tried upgrading my old 0.8.x installation but the game started crashing immediately on startup after the first white screen. I could not find a workaround/fix for that as all the problems people had with the update were related to crashes *after* login. The only way I got it to working was to do a clean install in a clean WINEPREFIX. To get past crashes after login I had to add some native overrides: winetricks vcrun2012 d3dx_43 WoT 9.x ships with vcrun2012 so you can also add the overrides by hand (msvcr110 & msvcp110) but winetricks will also take care of it in a single command as d3dx_43 was required for a phantom crash without any error logs when the garage was loaded. Tested using Nvidia binary drivers and the latest 0.9.10 update of WoT as of today.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Fedora 28 x86_64||Jul 15 2018||3.12-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dawei|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jan 14 2018||3.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||ZenAnonX|
|Show||Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 02 2018||3.2||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Daniel|
|Show||Gentoo Linux x86_64||Feb 24 2018||3.2||Yes||No||Yes||Garbage||Baustein|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||Jan 26 2018||3.0||Yes||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alin|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|25760||After uninstall of World of Tanks, its .desktop file still resides in the menu||NEW||View|
|28282||Sound constantly crackling in lot of games||STAGED||View|
|41692||World of Tanks crashes instantly on start with OSSv4 on wine 1.9.17||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|43136||WoT newest version 9.19(World of Tanks) cuts the screen off||UNCONFIRMED||View|
The new Wargaming launcher is not so reliable on Linux and the old launcher works well, but the file is hard to find. Here is a list of the old launcher install files: