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Instruction on publishing screenshots on the Forum


Firstly, it should be noted that images wider than 1000 pixels should NOT be posted on the Tanki Online Forum. Moreover, big images should be hidden under the spoiler.

How to take a screenshot

How to take a screenshot

  1. Go to the location you wish to screen.
  2. Make a screenshot by pressing PrtScr (Print Screen) in order to take a screenshot of the whole screen. Or press Alt+PrtScr to take a screenshot of only the active window.
  3. Open any graphics program, for example Paint. (Start → Programs → Accessories → Paint.) Once in the program, press Ctrl+V, or in your toolbar: Edit –> Paste.
  4. Your screenshot will appear in the Paint window.
  5. Click File → Save as….
  6. Choose the file format png or jpg.
  7. Click Save.

How to upload images to a hosting site

How to upload images to a hosting site

Before screenshots or other images are posted, they first need to be uploaded to an image hosting platform.

Posting an image on the Forum

Copy a link to the image loaded before (for example, with the Ctrl+C key combination).
Open the Forum page where you want to post the image (a topic or a personal message).
On the bottom right corner of the editing field, press “Insert image from URL”:

In the field that appears, paste the link to the image with Ctrl+V and click “Insert into post”.
If no other edits are required, post the message.

Instruction on publishing videos from YouTube on the Forum

First you need to get a link to the video:
1. On YouTube press “Share” under the video:

2. You will see a link. Press “Copy”.
3. Now you can paste the link in your post:

When publishing a link to the video, please note, that:

Instruction on publishing videos on YouTube

1. Go to
2. Click on the button with the download icon (“Upload video”):

3. To publish your video, you must have a YouTube account. A Google (Gmail) account will work as well. If you don’t have one, register by pressing the “Sign in” button.
4. Click the button:

5. Select a video to upload.
6. While the video is uploading and processing, you can set up some settings, for example name and video accessibility.

7. After the uploading is over, you will get the link to your video.

Ports accessibility check

1. Press the Win+R key combination, in the window that appears, enter cmd and press “Enter”. The command line window will open.
2. Enter telnet 5222, press “Enter”.
3. If you use Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 or 10  and you get the “ ‘telnet’ is not recognized as an internal or external command“ message while trying to launch the command, it means that this component should be downloaded.

4. If the command launch window is cleared and the cursor is placed in the upper left corner, connections to the 5222 port are not blocked for you or your provider.
5. If after a small pause a message appears that the connection could not be made, the port is inaccessible.
6. Repeat the same process with ports 5050, 5190, 5223, 4444, 15050, 15190, 15222, 15223, 14444

If ports are inaccessible, use the port opening instruction, try to turn off your antivirus or firewall, or contact the system administrator.

What is a PM and how to write there

PM — Private message.

PM — is your personal mailbox for receiving and sending personal messages to other players on the forum.

You can send a message in PM to, for example, administrators if you have any questions or problems, or any other player if you need to chat privately. Please note that some players may have turned off receiving private messages.

Attention! Players who received a Forum ban can’t send private messages for the duration of the ban.

To send a PM to another player you need to:

1. Enter the Forum by the link or by pressing the “Forum” button in the top right part of the “Tanki” site.

2. Click the “Sign in” button in the top right corner, then enter the login and password of your “Tanki Online” account in the form that appears and pass the “captcha”:

3. Press on the button with the envelope icon, after that in the window that appears, press “Compose new” to create a new message.

4. In the “To” field enter the nickname of the addressee (in-game nickname), and after that write the subject of the message and in the field below enter the text. You can format the text, as well as insert messages and videos.

The “Send” Button sends the message.

To read the conversation, click the button with the envelope icon again and then click “Go to inbox”.

Note! A message can’t be sent if at least one of the following fields is empty: ”To”, “Subject”, “Message”.

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