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Myrddraal

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#1 13 years ago

Being as I work in computer network design I have to say I find it rather frustrating to see the wrong problems being blamed for issues

Lag = Network Latency or ping (Delay between packet sent and returned causes moving things to not be exactly in the same spot for everyone).

Fixes = Faster internet connection for player and or server

FPS Client = Frames per Second Displayed (FPS drop on client side is the drop in performance when entering a city or area with explosion effects ect.)

Fixes = Less computer demanding game or new computer

FPS Server = Frames per Second Provided (FPS drop on server side is the drop in performance when there are too many players for the server to handle or to much actively going on and there are across the board performance issues for everyone on that server)

Fixes = More powerful server

Set up a LAN game sometime with a dedicated server and you will notice silky smooth game play.

But please people learn a little about what you are talking about before you blame the generic LAG. It helps in pinpointing any problem areas and actually getting them fixed.

Also remember BF with a ping over 200 is going to suck, find a new server or ISP




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#2 13 years ago

well i like my isp, but i generally have pings of around 130 and it is annoying sometimes




Gen'l Knight

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#3 13 years ago

Thanks for the clarification! It seems like I'm getting more FPS-type lag with .67. My in game ping is rarely over 60 and most of the time 35 - 55 but I've noticed a "stutter" lately. I though it might of been from the Realism mini mod so I unloaded that but it it is still there. Anyone else having problems? PS - I'm looking to upgrade soon but I'd really like to know the reasons for the above.




Myrddraal

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#4 13 years ago

Try optimizing your system (shutting down all uneeded programs and sevices there are many online guides telling you how to do this like this one http://arstechnica.com/guides/tweaks/sgp-tweaks.ars that is for Windows XP) and defragmenting your hard drive. That should help out a bit. Hardware upgrades are fairly cheap now too and increasing your RAM is always a good option. If you are planning on a new computer make sure it uses a PCI-E slot instead of an AGP as PCI-E video cards are cheaper and bettter performers.




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#5 13 years ago

*moved to Tech Discussion*




Gen'l Knight

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#6 13 years ago

Yep, still on an Intel 845 chipset 400FSB, 2.6 ghz. I'm looking at a NVidea Nfore 4 mb w/SLI, Socket 939, AMD 64 FX (3200 or 3500), 1 gig Corsair matched PC3200 RAM, and either a 6600GT (or two!) or 6800GT. Saving my bucks. But I have been killing some processes before playing and will use that guide to find more. It just seems there was a change betweeen versions as I didn't have this issue in .66. Probably I've just gone over the threshhold with this game, my settings and computer.




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#7 13 years ago

I'll sticky this for a few days. Good work.




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#8 13 years ago

Nice finds there:D Now i know why my FPS go up to 50 when I'm playing in a CS:S server with a pong of about 35 and know why C&C generals online lags so much:p




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#9 13 years ago
MyrddraalFPS Server = Frames per Second Provided (FPS drop on server side is the drop in performance when there are too many players for the server to handle or to much actively going on and there are across the board performance issues for everyone on that server) Fixes = More powerful server Set up a LAN game sometime with a dedicated server and you will notice silky smooth game play.

"sometime with a dedicated server": first; what exactly is a dedicated server? second; is setting up a dedicated server just sometimes better, why not always?




Σl.Ðestructo

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#10 13 years ago

A dedicated server is another pc set up to run the game as only a server, without the game actually running as a player. A listen server is a pc running as a server but also with someone playing on that pc. A dedicated server is always better, just not always convenient, eg if you only have 2 pc's and you wanna play wit h a friend. Lan cafe's and the like will always have dedicated's running because they are much faster and more stable. Most online servers are dedicated. Oh BTW... he meant "some time" as in "one day try it out", not sometimes do and sometimes don't




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