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

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.

On 9.3 CT Compatibility

In the 9.3 CT client, WG has reorganized their package files, all the packages with a _hd postfix became obsolete, and some of them, (e.g. vehicles_russian_hd.pkg), might be modified to some unknown format. Unfortunately, Tank Inspector will still read these obsolete files and crash on malformatted ones. We will make a new release to fix this problem as soon as possible.

For now, one workaround is to remove the vehicles_russian_hd.pkg file or change its extension name to any other name. This file is no longer used by the game, so be easy to do it.

In 9.2, some vehicles models (e.g. Tiger I) are rendered “leaked” in Tank Inspector. We did a brief check on 9.3 new HD models, T-34 and T-34-85M have the same problem, too. We will try to fix this problem ASAP.