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BaldieJr
01-20-2004, 09:57 PM
In confs.ini, change:
speed= [calculate it!]

If HL sets client speed to 2000, and you want to host 10 players.
2000 x 10 = Your value.

There is no sense in over-doing this. I set mine to some insane number and nothing improved. You may want to add on a few more player slots for overhead, just in case though.

As far as machine specs: I ran 8 players on a PIII 450 Mhz with 512 mb of PC133 RAM and it ran fine. This machine was tied to bonded T1's and have 3mb of bandwidth.

Fighterjerks is a XP2100 with 1GB of 266DDR. Its tied to ethernet, and has 8 mb of usable bandwidth.

Here's what I've notice so far:
With 16 players, incoming data is surprisingly low: 80 Kb/s.
Outgoing data is much higher: 260 Kb/s.
Processor usage is around 10%

Something to think about.

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______ _____
(, / ) /) /) , (, /
/---( _ // _(/ _ / __ ,""""]
+----/ ____)(_(_(/_(_(__(__(/____/__/ (__--------,' /---+
| / ( / ,' NR / |
|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

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BaldieJr
01-20-2004, 09:57 PM
In confs.ini, change:
speed= [calculate it!]

If HL sets client speed to 2000, and you want to host 10 players.
2000 x 10 = Your value.

There is no sense in over-doing this. I set mine to some insane number and nothing improved. You may want to add on a few more player slots for overhead, just in case though.

As far as machine specs: I ran 8 players on a PIII 450 Mhz with 512 mb of PC133 RAM and it ran fine. This machine was tied to bonded T1's and have 3mb of bandwidth.

Fighterjerks is a XP2100 with 1GB of 266DDR. Its tied to ethernet, and has 8 mb of usable bandwidth.

Here's what I've notice so far:
With 16 players, incoming data is surprisingly low: 80 Kb/s.
Outgoing data is much higher: 260 Kb/s.
Processor usage is around 10%

Something to think about.

<pre class="ip-ubbcode-code-pre">
______ _____
(, / ) /) /) , (, /
/---( _ // _(/ _ / __ ,""""]
+----/ ____)(_(_(/_(_(__(__(/____/__/ (__--------,' /---+
| / ( / ,' NR / |
|(_/ ..-""``"'-._ (_/ __,' 42 _/ |
+-.-"" "-..,____________/7,.--"" __]-----+

</pre>