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Death Rider ...

Natural born killer

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#1 14 years ago

70% of the time in close combat or as far as 25 yards away I end up pushing daisies after the conflict. I try as quick as possible to aim at the head and pull the trigger but usually lose, tried staffing and crouching but to no avail. Is everyone using a keyboard and mouse or possibly a gamepad? Need some tips, thanks.:uhm:




Dipship

Smarter than your average stump.

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#2 14 years ago

Most people use kbd/mouse. Sounds like everyone is getting the jump on you. This could be due to several reasons. Is your internet connection broadband or dialup? Dialup is not conducive to good online gaming if BF'42.

What are your ping times? If your ping is higher than most in game then you will seem to be standing still to other players. Try to find a low ping server if this is the case.

Are you playing on a bare mininum spec computer? If you don't have a half decent processor and/or video card and have less than 256 megs of ram, your frame rates will be substantially lower than others, again making you an easy target online.

On the other hand, everybody dies in this game. Lots. :nodding:


When in doubt, gas it!



OuchThatHurts

GF makes me horny

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#3 14 years ago

It helped me lay down faster to change the lie down key to f, the defualt z is slower to hit with the unskilled ,weaker small finger, crouch is v. I think I shot the engineer rifle -garand - better with q as fire buton, instead of left click because the crosshairs move when you tighten your hand to left-click fire,but people debate that one. And like someone said, everyone dies lots.




omega12

BF1942 rocks! BFVietnam rocks!

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#4 14 years ago

What weapons do you use? Some are not really usefull in close combat...




Death Rider ...

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#5 14 years ago

Is your internet connection broadband or dialup? What are your ping times? Are you playing on a bare mininum spec computer? If you don't have a half decent processor and/or video card and have less than 256 megs of ram, your frame rates will be substantially lower than others, again making you an easy target online. On the other hand, everybody dies in this game. Lots. :nodding:[/QUOTE] I appreciate your reply, makes sense. I do have dialup for now, my ping times are much higher than most - between 130 to 190. I try to connect to servers that ping at 170 or less. I have 512 ram. Can you tell me what the specs are on your computer so I have an idea what I need to work towards. Thanks.:)




Dipship

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#6 14 years ago

Hi Death Rider,

I have what I consider to be a "middle of the road" system. P4 2.4ghz proc (the slowest and cheapest of the hyper=threaded p4's) ATI 9600 pro video card 1 gig RAM (I did blow close to cdn$500 on high quality enhanced latency ram, but this is not necessary)

Battlefield 1942 will play on a much lower spec computer, albeit with some features turned off or down, or you can go all out and spend twice as much on a 3+ghz proc and top-end video card. Battlefield also loves lots of RAM, and your 512mb is good. If you ever switch to Broadband, adding another 256 or 512mb will improve gameplay and loading times. Do you have an add-in sound card (like from Creative) or are you using on-board sound? On-board sound uses some processing cycles and can slow things down on a min-spec computer. If so, try turning down some of the sound features. You can also overclock your processor and video card if you're not worried about voiding any warranties. It's all up to you to decide how important frame rates are.

Right now, not knowing your system specs, I'd have to say your biggest hold-back is your dialup internet connection. Buying top of the line components won't change your ping times.

You stated that you did look for low ping servers, good. I have heard of tweaks for dialup modems, but I don't know if these are just myths or actually work. Maybe do some searching on this subject on Google. That's about all you can do for now.

:)


When in doubt, gas it!