Comp vs. Comp?? Does your machine affect your gaming experience? -1 reply

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ForgottenHope Gamer

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#1 12 years ago

Question: Is ones computer compared to another make a difference while gaming online? The reason for the question is this. When it comes to rifle kills it seems that others have an advantage. I'm an average to above average player. I always use a rifle in lieu of sub machine guns. When I face my foe and for the most part I'm talking about long distance shots I've noticed that if they are not aware of me and I miss the first or second shot I've noticed some players can immediately crouch and pop a shot so fast that takes me out in one shot. I use to think that guy's hacking but it happens to often. Other times I've noticed the shoe is on the other foot were I even at close range will come face to face and pop a shot and take them out. I wonder what's wrong with that guy he had me first and I still beat him to the draw. I still question why I get killed by someone not knowing I'm shooting at them and then all of a sudden can take me out with one quick shot while I'm already taking aim and cross hairs are small as if they dont have to wait for the cross hairs to adjust. In thoses case were I'm the one who does the killing my crosshairs didn't move any faster than anyother time. So long story short, does ones computer vs another have any part in this game? Does IP, video card, RAM, processor allow some players to have the advantage over those with lesser machines? I've adjusted ingame settings to help with my gaming experience but I'm still fustrated when a player runs across a map and I miss 1-3 times and they crouch and fire 1 shot so fast that my cross hairs are still adjusting and take me out as if I'm in super slow-mo. What's up with that??




{SmB}IcelanDick

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#2 12 years ago

it's not the size of your computer, it's how you use it




Komrad_B

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#3 12 years ago

I've been wondering that for a while too. I've noticed that i was doing a bit better after I got my new computer, especially when I received my new screen after. However, I don't know if this is just a feeling I got because the game was looking beautiful, or maybe even because I played more after I received my new computer. Of course lag affects gameplay, but I don't think the rest is affected THAT much. Of all things, ping and connection type seems to make the biggest difference. When playing against players with high ping, or when I have a high ping myself, I litterally can't use a rifle, its just worthless. Samething with hitting fast moving object, it seems to be more luck than skill when pings are high. In LANs, or in coop when I test weapons and vehicules, I can easily shoot down planes with tanks, like, with almost 90% effectiveness. I shoot down planes with tanks on internet too, but much less often, and never when pings are high. This is what seems to affect the game the most.




[21Pz]Stauffenberg

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#4 12 years ago
Komrad_BI've been wondering that for a while too. I've noticed that i was doing a bit better after I got my new computer, especially when I received my new screen after. However, I don't know if this is just a feeling I got because the game was looking beautiful, or maybe even because I played more after I received my new computer. Of course lag affects gameplay, but I don't think the rest is affected THAT much. Of all things, ping and connection type seems to make the biggest difference. When playing against players with high ping, or when I have a high ping myself, I litterally can't use a rifle, its just worthless. Samething with hitting fast moving object, it seems to be more luck than skill when pings are high. In LANs, or in coop when I test weapons and vehicules, I can easily shoot down planes with tanks, like, with almost 90% effectiveness. I shoot down planes with tanks on internet too, but much less often, and never when pings are high. This is what seems to affect the game the most.

Yea that, thats why i suck on united clans :D Always has 230 ping for me :deal:




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#5 12 years ago

If you want high score really badly, relocate to somewhere very close to your favourite server - a house with a high speed internet connection preferably. Buy an über comp, and run the game on 800x600 low low low quality for the best possible framerates. This way you will maximise all your advantages versus the enemies, and the players on your team too - I guess you do compete with them for high score ;) Seriously, why play FH if you want to play something 800x600 low low low quality settings? It kind of bounces off like a PanzerIII shell on the sloped armour of the T34, doesn't it? The comp and network does affect performance in terms of score, but IMHO it is not really bad until it affects your "immmersion" in the gameplay - that is when you think things start looking pretty badly unrealistic, it breaks your illusion of being on the battlefield and you start thinking: cRAP GAME! it is not like that on the battlefield... Many games give me that feeling without any technical limitations at all, but not FH.




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#6 12 years ago

I agree with Komrad about latency being the most important factor. That split second difference can easily make the other shooter appear to crouch and fire faster than you can, perhaps making them appear to have an unfair advantage.

The more abstract situation is hardware based though. Someone with a lesser vid card could potentially have a lower veiw disance or LOD radius which would prevent them from seeing an adversary with a better vid card first. Also playing at the higher resolutions on a larger monitor (21" plus at 1600x1200) seems to help pick people out of the back ground faster. Of course the often over-looked sound card can help track people by sound giving that person an advantage.




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#7 12 years ago

I should have stated but on most of the servers I play on I get from 30-60 ping. Resolution? what should FH be played at? I believe this topic has been discussed & I would be courious to what resolution works best. Although I sure it would have to do with memory & video card I guess. If I sound like an idiot it's because I dont know diddly squat about computers, but I do know how to play the game & I'm sure the quick shots aren't because some people are hacking, right??




[FC]bigE

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#8 12 years ago

I play at 1280x1024 on a 21" CRT, I can play at 1600 if I don't mind 60fps. I would think that RAM, CPU, and Video would combine to provide a consistent experience, leaving latency as the only variable on faster computers.

I also believe that the server itself decides whether or not you get a hit. That is why sometimes you see the blood spatter but get no detection/damage, your computer thinks it was a hit but due to latency/packet loss, etc. the server says it wasn't. Because the server is in control of damage and ballistics, I don't see how you could hack that.

Also you have to take into account margin of error, you don't have to wait until you crosshairs are closed, just so the are tight enough to provide a high percentage shot on the torso, which is easier now. I imagine the dedicated infantry guys have this down much better than a pilot like me, but I can still get into a streak if I'm playing several infantry maps in a row.




RexRaptor

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#9 12 years ago
'[21PzStauffenberg']Yea that, thats why i suck on united clans :D Always has 230 ping for me :deal:

Wow..Mine is no larger then 105..Normally 64 though.




MG42Maniac

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#10 12 years ago

Well when I used my shitty old family PC for gaming I would be lucky to get a solid 30fps, and certain spots in certain maps and sometimes even whole maps would cause me to lag out effectivly making it much harder to play the game. But with my PC I get 99.9 fps solid so I can play every map lag free, thats a big plus as it means the game is alot smoother and combat is much easier. I pretty much only play on euro server so my ping is always <50ms.

I have also noticed alot of these BS rifle kills. House of the dammed Preist ( most populated euro server) has punkbuster switched off and I am convinced some people hack on that server, meof the kills I have seen people get are just unreal. It just amazes me how someone can be bunny hopping around and then stop turn around and kill me with one shot at distance, if I tried the same thing I'd be lucky to even get the bullet in their general direction.....




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