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snoopdogg1

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#1 15 years ago

anyone know the minumum hardware requirements for a linux box to run an rtcw server? i have a P2, 300MHz, 512MB machine that i could use if it's fast enough...




DragonFly

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#2 15 years ago

I don't think that will be fast enough sorry. The game itself has to have 400 or faster to run. Plus unless you have a t-3 line then you won't be able to support more than 3-4 at the max.




derFuhrer

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#3 15 years ago

I have hosted an 8 player RTCW server on a P2 266 with 256M ram in NetBSD (under Linux compat), it wasn't bad. When I shoved in the Celeron 533 CPU, it was so much better at 16 players. I DO suggest something faster than a CPU with 66MHz FSB (P2 233-333), so try getting a hold of a P2 400-600 or Celeron 500-700, I suggest Celerons since they're cheaper and operate slighly faster. Overclock a Celeron 433 @ 550 even!




Herr Dickmeister

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#4 15 years ago

Well it seems like I have decent enough pc hardware for a server, but what type of connection do I need to have fluent gameplay for a 16-person server?

I suppose it's mainly the upload that counts...any ideas?




Luger9mm

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#5 15 years ago

I hear that cable doesnt have good upload speeds. So cable can only support under ten players. Does anyone know if there is a way to increase your upload speed? I have a Cable connection with 256 Megs Ram, 1.6ghz with 400 Mhz front side bus. How good would you guys think it would be? How do I test my upload speed?




snoopdogg1

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DragonFly

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#7 15 years ago

It really wouldn't matter if your upload speed was higher on cable due to the fact you share it w/ other people. 1 minute you could have 400++ upload & the sec 200 it's not to reliable. Also derFuhrer what was their pings on average?

Second avoid Celeron they are slow & worthless except for overclocking but that voids the warranty in most cases. If you choose intel get a pentium 3 or 4 although AMD would be my personal choice.




derFuhrer

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#8 15 years ago

Cable is normally 6Mbit down, 128Kbit up. I've gotten away with hosting the server on my cable which wasn't capped for some reason, so it was 6+Mbit down, and 1+Mbit up which was fast enough to host 8 players. Tod o the math, 1 Mbit divide by 8 is your actual Kilobyte rate, and Kilobyte rate multiply by 8 is your Mbit/Kbit rate. All in all, cable is a bad idea, if you get a decent 640/640 or 786/786 sDSL link, you should do fine but I'm not sure about 16 players, as suggested earlier, a T1 or higher will be definately good. Dragonfly I ddon't exactly remember what pings were like but people near me (in the same province) got sub 100, sometimes even 50, people somewhere in the Stats were getting 150-200.

I'm an AMD guy myself, I dislike Intel except for the Pentium Pros and Pentium IIs which are suitable for persoanl purpose PCs. Celerons can do more than you think, trust me. :)




Herr Dickmeister

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#9 15 years ago

I've got 3.3 Mbits down and 128 kbits up, so I guess it's a no go for the server...or can I "cheat" a bit? Have no idea whatsoever what I could do to upgrade, considering I want to keep my current connection...




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#10 15 years ago

I have hosted 6 ppl with no lag on a private server. I have cable connection, Pentium 4 256M ram, and it works out fine. most servers dont have t-3 connection, most are t-1/t-2.




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