OMLauncher Portal Got Rubiconed
Who had an idea naming the third update the fourth one while the fourth update does not have any description at all? That's me, of course! By the way, let's talk business.
- "Game" section
- "Community" section
- OMLauncher update changelog archive
- New mod webpage design
- "Wild demo" composed of navigation panel
The OMLauncher Portal seriously changed in June. The transition to the new infrastructure that features the glory of templated page processing is coming to the end. Some sections were removed, some were reworked, but the ecology seems to improve so fast and even some sections came back to the website.
This section replicates the one that was on World of Tanks's official website. It will introduce the game to you if you got here by accident. The page is divided by two zones - short yet good game description with gameplay trailer and download link along with pages recommended to visit.
In order to get the best game experience and stability, you should use Wargaming.net Game Center to update Wargaming's applications and play the game without any mods installed (aka 'vanila' client). Otherwise no one is responsible for crashes and glitches but you.
Despite that Community section is still under development, we decided to remove downloads section and move its contents to Useful Software. This allowed us to save time on stylesheets optimization and template processing to reduce amount of page rendering jams (see the end of this article).
OMLauncher update changelog archive
OMLauncher update changelogs are back. They got new design and improved navigation. This section didn't exist on website for pretty long period of time because I wanted to find suitable place for them on the website and try to sort things properly. You can click the version number of your interest to read the changelog you look for. The guys who participated in OMLauncher's closed alpha test can recover their memories working on the project by opening the archived changelogs. Actually, the archive is available for everyone, so anyone can learn more about the backstage.
Users who view the website on mobile phones might have to switch to desktop version, but I doubt that the sidebar will appear even after that.
New mod webpage design
Due to content transition from downloads section to Community, the download pages had to be reworked. Now you can find a short (or long) story behind a mod.
"Wild demo" composed of navigation panel
Dropdown menus are not available on displays that have less than 875 pixels by width.