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i have bin playin rtcw for some time and have just switched to BT ADSL (512k d/load 256k u/load). My main problem is i always seem to get a ping higher than 150 even on fast servers. On game like counter strike and firearms i breeze thru cos i get at the most 50. Can some1 plz help me becos it is startin to piss me off becos at sometimes it is just unplayable. Im not to sure if any other parts of my pc r slowing it down so here is the spec p4 1.5ghz 256pc800 rdram ATI Radeon 64mb ddr VIVO Sound blaster audigy platinium Alcatel sped touch usb ADSL modem 16x dvd 32x10x40xcd-rw Please help me thanks sam
When looking for servers to play on what I do is look at the ping that is sent back to me from the server ... usually I try to play on servers that for me have ping times of 80 or less. Generally the lower the ping the closer the server is to you which means your "ingame" ping should also be low. There is also a nice little tweak site I came across that may help you as well.
Hope this helps :D and see you on the servers
Thanks for the tip on the cable tweak. I was really suffering here as my bandwidth was ranging from only 200 to 800 kps on cable.
After downloading one of the optimizer programs at the tweak site, I am running about 2100 kps. Huge difference and the difference shows when I search for servers. About 1/3 of them are now under 100ms!
Anyone interested in the tweaks, try them.
Pick the right one for you
Your more then welcome FlederMaus, glad to hear your bandwidth was raised by that much :)
I really thought my cable provider was failing me and I was stuck in low-ping city. Your suggestion was probably one of the best tips I've run across in here. thanks again
I installed those tweeks too, worked pretty, but at my speeds, doesn't make too much a diffrence. I went from 2600/275 to 2800/275. I'll tell you what, at those speeds....
I tried the tweaks and nothing changed.
Sorry to hear that Wolf. Not all users will get a noticable difference from some of the tweaks. I myself noticed little change but every little bit helps. While some notice a drastic change (such as FlederMaus) and others very little or none, only by trying the tweaks will we ever know and from what I hear at somepoint they will be offering some sort or RTCW game tweaks as well. So I guess we'll have to wait and see what if any "ingame" increases may happen from them.