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LIGHTNING [NL]

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#11 15 years ago
Count NosferatuI hate you Americans with your kickarse connections :(

Hihi, I'm Dutch and I've bot 5Mb :D

Anyway, no lag when flying, haven't got a clue what you're on about...




[11PzG]matyast

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#12 15 years ago

Depends on your ping/server connection/amount of players

with 32 players I sometimes get lag when flying




sempai(be)

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#13 15 years ago

For my part it's the servers. Meaning I have no lag on Korean and Japanese servers with pings up in the 150 to 250 range. While being European , European servers wich ping in the minus 50 range give me horrible lag from time to time.




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#14 15 years ago

Eventually, everyone will have or experience lag. I myself only get it when there's tracers involved, or if it's a dense city or town and there's custom objects.

Other than that, my 512kb/s broadband suits me fine. I'm thinking of updating to 1Mb though.

Can anyone confirm a difference? I dont want to waste cash if there's no change in performance.




Neighbor Kid

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#15 15 years ago
Anlushac11I need it, most of the servers I play on and my Clans server are in Europe. Hard getting a good ping all that far away. [/QUOTE] @Neighbor Kid: Depends on what you can afford. The Nvidia 6600GT is considered one of the best bank for the buck deals right now. A ATI X700(basically the 9800 Radeon updated) or X800 would be good. Your card is almost on the bottom of what I would consider playable now. Minimum I would get is a Radeon X300 (updated 9600XT), or a Nvidia 6600. Both cards can be had for close to $150. Of course the faster the better, if costs allow go fo faster.

DAm It . that will be what i have to work for now. lol Thanks

Anlushac Would a Nvidia Geforce Fx 5500 256 Mb DDR 8X DVI/TV- Out. Be a better card?

Or this? NVIDIA GEFORCE 256MB FX 5700LE/AGP 8X 3D VIDEO CARD DVI/TV/VGA




Neighbor Kid

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#16 15 years ago

Anlushac Would a Nvidia Geforce Fx 5500 256 Mb DDR 8X DVI/TV- Out. Be a better card?




Neighbor Kid

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#17 15 years ago

Or this? NVIDIA GEFORCE 256MB FX 5700LE/AGP 8X 3D VIDEO CARD DVI/TV/VGA




NoCoolOnesLeft

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#18 15 years ago

Three posts in a row. Congratulations.

Neighbor Kid, dont bother with those graphics cards. Get either a 9800Pro 128mb or a 6600GT, they arent expensive so that way you can buy a little more ram which is always important if you have some spare cash.




Neighbor Kid

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#19 15 years ago

Thanks i was just about to take them away i just noticed.




Solo4114

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#20 15 years ago

Your framerate drops will be caused by three things in FH:

1.) Sound. BF1942 is REALLY bad about handling sound. If you've got onboard sound (IE: sound built into the motherboard), it relies heavily on the CPU to operate. Try to buy yourself something like a Soundblaster Audigy 2 zs. That should help considerably. Also, FH is heavy on atmospheric/ambient sounds so it likely places more strain on your sound card than vanilla BF.

2.) RAM. If you don't have much RAM (I've only got 768mb), you'll be more likely to have to spin your hard drive up at certain points in the game, maps will load slower, etc. 1.5GB of RAM seems to be about ideal these days (though if you can swing it, go for 2GB). Get as much RAM as you can and a lot of the problems will disappear.

3.) Graphics. The graphics issues only really show up on maps where there's a ton of objects to render. Great big maps with large cities (IE: Eastern Blitz, the old version of Prokhorovka, etc.) typically have this problem. The rest of the time, most of your slowdowns are NOT graphics-related specifically. I know it's weird, because like every other game on the planet seems to benefit considerably from graphics increases, but given the peculiarities of the BF1942 engine, sound and RAM are the real keys. Those are going to be my next two purchases for my system (which is really starting to show its age now).

Oh, the other nice thing about spending your money on sound and RAM? They last a lot longer. Video cards are CONSTANTLY showing up on the market and making existing ones "obsolete." Right now, I'm running an ATI Radeon 9600 Pro 128. It's just fine for my needs. Could I use better? Sure, but why spend $300 on a video card when it'll just be "obsolete" in six months anyway? And of course, when you play that game, you're ALWAYS waiting for the next six month cycle when the NEXT big card is released. On the other hand, RAM and soundcard technology is a LOT slower to develop and the advances you see aren't always as staggering as video card advances. Plus, when you decide to say "Screw it" and build a new system from scratch, your old sound cards and RAM will probably work just as well in the new system. Your old video card, though, will be a dinosaur, fit only for display in a museum because it's 3 months old now.