I'm not sure this has been said already, if it has I apologize. When I host a server(which I prefer over joining) the people that join the server complain of lag problems when about 6 people are there. I usually just go game.listplayers and find who has the highest ID number, and boot them. That always seems to work until 5 mins later when it happens again. I got a Broadband connection and a cable modem and a 6 month old computer thats very nice and I get connection problems at 6 people! How is that? This maybe a very stupid question, but it's driving me nuts. How can I fix my lag problems?
Did you know on EA's web site it has the specs that you should have on hosting games over the internet. Did you know you SHOULD hae a T1 connection to host 16 people. When you said "broadband", that is a very general term. WHAT is your upload and doanload speeds. Most likely, yes, 6 will be your max amount.
The general rule is you need about 20 to 30k of upload bandwidth per player. I have 800k cable of which only 200k is upload speed and I can push 8 people sometimes but 5 or 6 is really the best I can expect. Big servers require big bandwidth.
o well sigh:( , Those people that can host 64 with everyone having a ping of 70 now seems pretty impressive. Thanks for posting guys, i appreciate it. I looked on EA and they say I can host 6 MAX lol. That sucks, cause I'd really like to host more since I'm a clan leader... Can you buy a server? would you know what they cost?
Yes, you can rent servers on the net. They usually cost $6 per person per month. They often have up to 64 people, becuse they are on an OC48 line!!!! That would be awsome. But yes, you can go that route....
Is there a way to buy or make one, and I can run it? If I rented a server long enough, I might as well have bought it. $6 seems like a lot to rent servers with, with 64 players...thats $384 a month. Thats quite a bit of extra cash I dont have. I've just checked, and buying a server is about $1000, so I wonder what the cost of making one is. Thanks for all your help guys, I appreciate it.
Yes, you can buy one. Any computer can be a server. Just cause you have a computer that can host 64 people, doesnt mean you can. You need something better than a cable connection. When your renting servers on the net for 6 bucks per slot, your not REALLY renting servers as much as your renting bandwith. Even if you go out and buy a $4,000 computer, server, or whatever, the most you will be able to host from your house will be 6. Always and forever, unless you get a faster connection.
O well, I can't afford to get a faster connection lol.Although, you are right, but what I meant by buying a server is there r computers special made that are designed for extremely fast internet connection, totally dedicated to be a server. O well, I guess I'm gonna have to start joining more =)
Well...good luck, hope you win the lottery and can host that 64 person server....lol :cya: :cya:
The way most large websites work is this. They own thier own servers and pay a hosting company to put them in thier datacentres. You don't need a huge machine to host a website, or even BF1942. The fact is the players are the ones who need the huge machines with 128Mb vid cards and 768Mb DDR ram etc, the actual hosts (you can check them out on ASE) are quite often running with 1Ghz CPU's or even less sometimes (only the 64 player servers need super CPU's) and 256Mb ram. Heck, they don't even need huge hard drives or fancy monitors (in fact at many datacenters they would be very happy if you didn't have a monitor, they usually have switches to run dozens of PC's on one monitor).
So you could quite happily get away with probably $500US, 20Gb HDD, 512Mb ram, 1Ghz CPU for up to 32 players (2+ for 64 Players), Integrated sound, video, LAN all built into a rack mount case, and you're off. You don't need a special type of PC for the job. You're hosting rates for your server are usually calculated by data usage - 10gb per month for X dollars, you're responsible for remotely managing your server. I should imagine included in the fee is a component to have one of their technicians wander by and press the reset button if you ask them.
All you have to do know is find a hosting service.
And one final thing, a reliable OS that can handle the networking requirements (NOT windows 98/ME etc). best use Linux, it's free and has all the tools you need.
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