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pettera
03-16-2004, 09:20 AM
I have major problems with UFO movement of my - supposed to be - victims, frozen screen (up to 30 seconds), and general poor performance. Offline it usually works OK as long as missions aren't to demanding. I do have a broadband connection (ADSL).

Any tricks I should try? How do I turn off skin-download? Couldn't find anything in the README or manual but probably hasn't been looking hard enough.


Thanks for any help.
Petter

pettera
03-16-2004, 09:20 AM
I have major problems with UFO movement of my - supposed to be - victims, frozen screen (up to 30 seconds), and general poor performance. Offline it usually works OK as long as missions aren't to demanding. I do have a broadband connection (ADSL).

Any tricks I should try? How do I turn off skin-download? Couldn't find anything in the README or manual but probably hasn't been looking hard enough.


Thanks for any help.
Petter

Capt_Pepper
03-16-2004, 09:39 AM
I had the same problem, after just having purchased a new computer:
Pentium-4, 3.2 gig with Hyper Threading
800FSB
512Ram
NVidia 5700 Ultra
Etc. etc...
I thought I shouldn't have any problems with this system.

Off line, no problems. On-line, periodic stuttering and often, complete freezing, especially during times of high activity on screen at once.

The solution for me was to increase Ram to 1 gig (from 512) .......what a total difference!! It was like having a completely different machine and I haven't had any problems since.

FYI, if I'm not mistaken, I believe I read somewhere that the optimal Ram for FB is around 750...it may be more now with AEP, but since increasing to 1 gig, I haven't had any problems with either FB 1.22 or AEP... both are working fine. You might want to consider this...it's relatively inexpensive and wow... what a total difference.

Hope this helps.

Helonwhls87
03-16-2004, 09:39 AM
Skin download is in Network/Hardware setup.
What are your comp specs like? Ram? Graphics card?

If you post alittle nmore about your comp I'm sure somebody will be able to give you some ideas.

NorrisMcWhirter
03-16-2004, 09:41 AM
Hi,

What is your machine spec?

When online, have you tried to shift-tab the console window up then typed:

fps START SHOW <return >

(before shift-tabbing back).

I'm going ahead, here, but check that your FPS settings are reasonable (i.e. > 30 at all times). If not, try lowering the graphics settings.

I fly online with a 56k modem but I choose very local servers where I can get a ping that is consistently around the 200ms mark. What is your ping?

I also found that some of my lagging and stuttering issues have been alleviated since I stuck a new processor in - hence the request for machines specs.

There is a list of expected FPS vs machines on mudmovers, for reference.


Cheers,
Norris


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NorrisMcWhirter
03-16-2004, 09:43 AM
Hi,

Lots of responses at the same time, there!

FYI: I have 512MB ram and have a pretty smooth experience. I'd certainly say that 256MB is not enough and that 512MB is prolly not enough for the Leningrad map

Cheers,
Norris


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GvSAP_Dart
03-16-2004, 09:50 AM
A few things to do:

1) Reduce graphics: Online I have the terrain lighting set to Medium and terrain detail set to Medium (excellent offline).

2) In the FB Setup program, turn off skin download.

3) For Aces, get the online patch from a kind soul - follow the link in my sig and email me.

4) Some servers are more demanding than others!

For example, the DF server I run is rather high end, with ground objects. Most high-end users don't have a problem so long as I limit the number in there to 18. More than that and it makes stutters and warps for everyone.

If you're building and hosting yourself, place a stationary aircraft for every model that's flyable, or you think will be popular. This loads the model into RAM, making the "spawn pause" less noticeable - but it'll still be there, especially for large aircraft with crewmembers such as the TB-3 or HE-111.

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gates123
03-16-2004, 10:29 AM
512 isnt enough for the bigger online maps. I went out and got another stick and problem solved.

pettera
03-16-2004, 10:58 AM
Thank you for a lot of answers. Vital specs:
P4 1.6GHz
Creative SB Live
GeForce2 MX/Mx 400
512 MB Ram
This was actually OK two years ago. Now it appears as a steam engine. The development is fast - and that is good.

I guess all of these are bottlenecs and I need a new computer to get on par with most of you. I guess some more RAM would be nice and maybe the cheapest way of removing some problems. The graphics card is old but reducing quality is probably a workaround.

Thanks for tips

crazyivan1970
03-16-2004, 10:59 AM
In many situations it`s not only your fault... could be server itself

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BpGemini
03-16-2004, 11:18 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pettera:
Stuttering online - how to reduce? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Type slower.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by pettera:
I have major problems with UFO movement of my - supposed to be - victims, frozen screen (up to 30 seconds), and general poor performance. Offline it usually works OK as long as missions aren't to demanding. I do have a broadband connection (ADSL).

Any tricks I should try? How do I turn off skin-download? Couldn't find anything in the README or manual but probably hasn't been looking hard enough.


Thanks for any help.
Petter<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


Are you hosting at the time?

If not, you‚'re more limited to what you can do.
Turn Skin Downloads off.
Use SpyBot and AdAware to clear your PC of any spyware that may slow your PC or connections down.
Close any unnecessary programs that may be eating up your RAM (i.e. Weatherbug or other task bar icons)
There‚'s some other tweaks but a lot has to do with the host/map/settings.

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NorrisMcWhirter
03-18-2004, 06:19 AM
Hi,

I used to have a similar spec to you (in particular, the GeForce 2 MX400) and I found that it wasn't really good enough for online play. I switched to a GeForce 4 Ti4200 and my frame rates shot up to being in the 50s; my kill rate shot up correspondingly, too.

Cheers,
Norris


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flyingskid2
03-18-2004, 09:31 AM
get help from a speech therapist