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  • Submitted: Jul 26 2013 06:06 PM
  • Last Updated: Mar 06 2014 11:25 AM
  • Views: 19099
  • Downloads: 874

Wrapper Type & Video Card Compatibility

  • Wrapper Type: Wineskin
  • Wine Version: Wineskin 2.5.9 WS9wine1.6X
  • ATI / AMD: GREEN (fully playable)
  • NVIDIA: GREEN (fully playable)
  • Intel GMA: GREY (not tested)
  • Intel HD: GREY (not tested)

Wrapper Type Info

Wrappers have different Mac OS X compatibility!

Wineskin:   10.610.710.810.9
Cider:          10.610.710.810.9
CXZ/CXEx:  10.610.710.810.9

What is WINE & what is a Wrapper?

Video Card Info

 GREY          = not tested
 GREEN        = fully playable
 YELLOW     = playable with minor glitches
 ORANGE     = playable with some effort
 RED             = severe glitches / unplayable

Download Wrapper War Thunder 1.0

* * * * * 2 Votes Please vote for the Quality of this Port / Wrapper, not for the Game or Application!

War Thunder (formerly known as World of Planes) is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online combat flight simulator developed by Gaijin Entertainment (IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey). The game is currently in the open beta testing phase, and is constantly undergoing small to big changes to improve gameplay and eliminate as many bugs as possible.

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Personal Notes:
Here comes my all-time favorite of the year. It's quite simple: if you're into Simulation or WWII or Massively multiplayer games then there's no reason you'll not be addicted to this game pretty soon.
It is frequently compared to World of Tanks but, having tested the two, I confirm that the games just do not race on the same track. War Thunder is just better in any terms (gameplay, graphics, historic researchs).
You currently only control warplanes but tanks and warships will be added pretty soon and will be able to fight each other on epic on one single epic batterfield.
Note that a wrapper already exists on Paulthetall website but hasn't been updated since March. The step-by-step installation process isn't available there neither.

My System Specs:
- OS: Mac OS X 10.8.4
- CPU: CORE i5 2,5GHz
- RAM: 4 GB
- Video: AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512 Mo
- Disk Space: 500 Go

For best performances Mac OS X 10.8+ is highly recommended.

Known Issues:
The game works flawlessly. However you might experiencing low framerate as the game is quite demanding on graphics requirements. To prevent this, go to the launcher -> graphic settings and turn off all optional graphic options and set the others to low.
Also, enable "old videocards support". The game will still look great and you'll be able to play with a decent framerate.

If you have a Nvidia card, my wrapper might not work. In that case, please download the nvidia dedicated one from PaulTheTall here.

If you experience some bugs/glitches in-game, please leave a detailled feedback and specify your system. Otherwise, I can't help you.
Also, I am unable to access to the "missions" (offline) mode. I get the following error: "Error 82220003: Connection to battle server was lost. You will be returned to menu". If any of you encounter this msg or succeed to play in missions mode, please let me know.

There's a little trick with the installation: the launcher will crash before downloading the whole game. Not a problem, just follow the indications:

1) Register on War Thunder website here. You need an account in order to play and save your progression.
2) Download the Wrapper from this page, drag it into your Applications folder and open it. The launcher is pre-installed. It will start downloading the game files but soon an "exeption" error will appear. Don't mind it, click "ok" and click on "download torrent" on the bottom right of the launcher.
3) Download the torrent (approx. 6 Go).
4) Once download is finished, copy all the files it contains. Then right clik on the wrapper -> drive_c -> program files -> War Thunder and paste/replace all files in there.
5) Close all windows and open the wrapper. It will analyse the files just added. When finished, reboot the wrapper. Then click on "play" and log in.

Tips: To avoid downloading the whole game everytime it needs to be updated (approx. twice a week), store your downloaded files on your HD and use this folder to dl the new update files from the torrent. It will replace the old ones, so you never have to dl more than the update requires.

Please feel free to leave questions or comments, I will do my best to help you. I will also update the wrapper when performances can be improved so remember to check from time to time if a new version is available. If you appreciated my port, please rate it. Enjoy!

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edit 10/16/2013 03/05/2014: THIS WRAPPER IS NOW OUTDATED. DOWNLOAD AND PLAY THE NATIVE MAC BETA VERSION HERE (OSX 10.9 recommended / only playable on minimum settings atm)
problem with the native version? Want to give your feeback? discuss it here

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What's New in Version 1.0 (See full changelog)

  • release version


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I have download the torrent and copied the contents to programme files. But the launcher is still downloading files...how can i tackle this..pls help..
You have to click the "downlad the last version" link on the launcher and copy those files. Otherwise, the most reliable version you can get is the native one.
can you reupload the port please? I am still on lion and therefore cannot use the steam version of War thunder.

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