Tank Inspector 1.4.0 Released

Hi guys,

Sorry again but our server didn’t survive the tremendous network traffic and went out of quota, and actually there is a bug on our service provider side, which keeps our service hanging even after the bill is paid. Now the server is back online.

As I wrote in the last post, the developers are extremely busy working on their own stuffs, and the server pressure keeps increasing. Finally we realized that if we don’t increase our quota plan (~$15 per month, we temporarily increased it to ~$30 in recent months), there will be a monthly server halt. However, Tank Inspector don’t make money for us, although we do accept donations and can receive several bucks every month (much appreciated to the donators, it’s you who keep this program alive), it is still far from enough to handle the current traffic. On the other hand, we did have some big plans to enrich the online part, but due to resource limit, only a few of them (e.g.the Live Stats) are implemented, which diminished the overhead of requiring a connection and valid login. So we decided to drop the online part of Tank Inspector, which means:

  • Neither a network connection nor an account is required to use Tank Inspector
  • Online features, like Live Stats, are removed from Tank Inspector

For some users who can’t access our server (i.e. blocked by their ISPs), this could be a good news. And for those who liked the Live Stats, we are really sorry for not being able to keep them. You can always query those stats from VBAddict, which was the data source of Live Stats.

We will keep updating Tank Inspector to ensure compatibility, and our website will keep running.

Here is the new release.



  • Tank Inspector is an offline program now, network connection and account are no more required
  • Live Stats feature is removed due to the offlinization


  • Tank Inspector is now compatible with 9.10 ST client

Tank Inspector 1.3.8 released

Hello friends,

A big sorry for the late update.

Many things came up these days. The only two developers, Edward and me, are extremely busy working on our own stuffs, which made us barely able to spend time on our after-school projects. We don’t have time to play WoT too, my game client is only updated if compatibility issue is reported, my last battle dates back to last summer.

What amazed us is, even with such paltry support, the user base of Tank Inspector is still increasing consistently. In January, we were surprised to find out that our server was out of quota, caused by unbelievable traffics. We optimized the communication strategy to avoid this problem, but still our server is on the verge of getting out of quota every month.

In the meantime, we still don’t have much time on maintaining this utility, but we are thinking to make some changes. One thought is to drop the online part of Tank Inspector, so it could be used offline and we won’t need to waste our time dealing with server issues.

As for Tank Inspector PRO, the development is temporarily paused, for the same reason. The project is like 80% done, but it still need another 80% time to be complete. We are thinking to make it open source so the community could get it done.

These are still in our mind and they need time to be carried out. For now, all we can do is try to keep Tank Inspector updated, as duly as we could. Here is the update to fix compatilbilty issues with the 9.8 CT client.



  • Tank Inspector is now compatible with 9.7 and 9.8 CT client.

Server Halt

EDIT: Jan. 19: The server is back online now.

Dear users,

Our server is currently halted because it’s out of quota. This is caused by the recent increment of users – much more than we could expect. We are currently trying to find out a solution and fix it ASAP.

In the meanwhile, we are not able to provide register and download services. All users who has a successful previous login can use Tank Inspector in offline mode (automatically) until our server is online again.

Thanks for your patient and sorry for the inconvenience.



The Tank Inspector Crews

Service e-Mail Changed

Hello everyone,

Recently our favorite and the best-on-earth e-Mail service provider, Gmail, has been blocked by the national firewall of China (a.k.a. the GFW). This makes great inconvenience to our work and life, so here is another fuck to the GFW and the government behind it.
Tank Inspector use Gmail as its mail service too. The block made us unable to receive your feedbacks; the automatic password reset function is also interrupted. We are starting to use an alternative mail account: tankinspector@163.com. Please write to us if you have any problems using Tank Inspector.

Tank Inspector PRO Sneak Preview, Part II

Hello again everyone,

Here comes the second part of the Tank Inspector PRO Sneak Preview series. This time, we will take a look at the model viewer.

Model inspection is an important and popular feature of Tank Inspector. Thanks to its advanced deferred rendering engine, Tank Inspector present tank models in a high quality, comparable to those being rendered in the game. In Tank Inspector PRO, we improved the rendering engine to bring an even higher graphics quality. Furthermore, just as we promised and exhibited in recent Tank Inspector releases, we are introducing a really useful Capture function.

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