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#1 16 years ago

Hi,

I am having a muliplayer issue where when there is fighting going on my screen gets really choppy. I'm not sure if it is my lag or the server lag, but this happens on every server I play on.

I am on a cable modem and usually have a ping under 100, but when I go to shoot at someone my screen really chopped up. I am playing on a p3 1000Mhz, 256 meg of ram with a 16 meg video card.

I have asked other people on the same server and they are not experiencing this problem. I turned the graphics setting to fastest in the game and it doesn't seem to help.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks for the help.




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#2 16 years ago

Hi cloto,

Suggest your problem may be vid related, a 16Mb card is really pushing it for rtcw. Need info, what make? Model? How is your single player game?

Your system seems ok otherwise. Btw, do you have connection settings for cable and not 56k modem.

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#3 16 years ago

I'm not sure what kind of video card it is. It just came with the computer when I bought it. Maybe I should look into buying a better card. The single player mode works perfectly fine though.

I checked the connection setting an it is on " cable/dsl ".

Thanks for the help I appreciate it.

Cloto




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#4 16 years ago

Hi,

If you can't find out through your doc's from you puter suggest downloading sisoft sandra, this is a useful tool to supply info about various parts of your PC.

The shareware version is available on the download section of this website

http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/sandra

and the video info section will tell you exactly what you have.

I am thinking at the moment that it is a 16Mb TNT2 at best (worst it could be S3 or something equally crap {like onboard video}). If it is on board video you may have a problem upgrading. Whichever you have the first thing you should do is download the latest video drivers, the ones which come with the PC are rarely the best for games.

Have fun

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#5 16 years ago

I would also tend to believe it is your video card. An update is in order whether you go with high end card or a budget card such as a Geforce 2 400mx. This card plays quite well and has 64 mb of ram, and it is quite inexpensive. I would not use a card with anything less than 64 megs as I have seen even 32 mb cards run pretty choppy.

It is a good investment to have a nice video card. You will get much more enjoyment from your games and will see an improvement in your gaming as well. Installation is pretty easy too.

Jeff