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Connection problems with more than 2 players

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 6:01 pm
by Trident
It seems that every time i try to play a match with more than 2 players i get a message saying 'connection problems' that counts down, and then it re syncronizes. the game is pretty much unplayable Ive tried lowering detail eg. object trails, smoothe lines ect. and the screen resolution and its seems to help a little, but as soon as there is alot of action on screen it happenes again. my computer is not new, but still well excedes the min. reqirements, so what gives? is it my computer or connection? how can i improve this?

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:03 pm
by Mighty Santa
I'd say its probably too old a graphics card?

What card do you have ?

You may not know, but slow graphics card = BAD LAG !

I know, I had it really bad until I upgraded my card. I didnt get anything fancy, just a 6200, which is more than sufficient.

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:52 pm
by shinygerbil
Aye. If you go to Tools -> Profiler while you're running a game, you'll probably see that the Render section is getting way more attention than all the rest.

One other way to help boost FPS is to disable the chat window.

I'm always just on the cusp of a bad connection, because my graphics card can *just about* handle Defcon. It'll all be a thing of the past when I get my GeForce 8800GTS next month ;P

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:11 pm
by Trident
thanks, yeah my card is most likely the problem im not sure of the make but i know it's dated. do you think turning triple buffering on would help?

Posted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 10:44 pm
by shinygerbil
I doubt it, but it never harms to try.

By the way, you mentioned in another thread that you play with orders on for most of the game. You realise this can be a big hit on your framerate? ;P

Posted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:38 am
by Trident
yeah ive noticed a little but mostly im playing 1on1 and i don't experience problems. thats another thing i only have the demo but whats the point of going full if i cant play with 6. soon i'll get my new laptop then i'll buy... soon