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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 11:36 AM
Thank you!

I had a great time in a couple of DF servers last night.

It was my second time online after a while of QMB flights, getting my settings right and practicing (not that it showed) and I had a blast.

My heart was pumping and my hands shaking, something the AI can't induce and it makes it so much more real, and harder.

The connex was a bit laggy, there were a couple of times I had a shot lined up and it just paused and I missed (well thats MY excuse anyway) but other than that it was smooth.

Are there any servers where there's more cooperation between same side? Im looking for something thats not too rigid, won't mind a fool in a Hurricane blasting about out of control but where I can try to maybe protect bombers or you know, more than just dogfighting. I must stress that I would prob be more of a hinderance than help, so nothing where I would cause grief by screwing up.

thanks,



Cpt-Madcowz
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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 11:36 AM
Thank you!

I had a great time in a couple of DF servers last night.

It was my second time online after a while of QMB flights, getting my settings right and practicing (not that it showed) and I had a blast.

My heart was pumping and my hands shaking, something the AI can't induce and it makes it so much more real, and harder.

The connex was a bit laggy, there were a couple of times I had a shot lined up and it just paused and I missed (well thats MY excuse anyway) but other than that it was smooth.

Are there any servers where there's more cooperation between same side? Im looking for something thats not too rigid, won't mind a fool in a Hurricane blasting about out of control but where I can try to maybe protect bombers or you know, more than just dogfighting. I must stress that I would prob be more of a hinderance than help, so nothing where I would cause grief by screwing up.

thanks,



Cpt-Madcowz
Comsa (http://www.comsa.co.uk)



"When the hunter comes, the tiger runs with the deer."

XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 02:30 PM
Try the TX OC3 server on HL it's a blast. It's scripted and there is a point to being there unlike a regular DF where it's a free for all. Both sides have a limited number of Aircraft and pilots and the objective is to destroy all of the enemy planes & pilots. The mission rotates to a new map after the objective has been achieved. + they use Ai aircraft that are PLAYER controled. So bomber escourts & CAP missions are quite regular. Example:

I tool up a flight wing from the 310th in P-39's as escourts for a my Pe-8. I was carrying a 5000 KG bomb. and my guys did one hel/ of a job. we actually had one guy from outside of our squad join in and help out on the escourt duties. & when i droped that big egg on the enemy airfield. lol here were the results:

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All in all the scripted servers seem to have more cooperation than the regular dogfight servers. And i've observed more cooperation in the TX server than most of the DF servers on HL. And there is almost always at least 15 to 25 people in that server at the same time. most of the time it runs pretty smooth depending what time of day oyur in the server. (there is the ocational jerk from Poland trying to play fb on a comadore 64 with a 14K dail up connection bogging down the server) But 90% the time it's great. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 02:57 PM
It's interestng that play is smooth for you in the TX server, CopperHead. I really appreciate what the TX guys are trying to do and was glad to see they moved to HL, but I've had laggy play every time I've tried to fly their server. My ping is always great, under 100, and few players' pings exceed 300, with the majority well below that. Perhaps it's the AI planes?



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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 04:54 PM
No i dont think that's the problem. I've noticed it too but i have few problems. and i'm on dail up, with a Gforce2 mx400 & 256mb ram. there are ai in COOP mode. Lots of ai in some missions. so i dont think that's it. I ping at abought anywhere between 250 & 380 some days and it runs pretty good for me MOST of the time. I dont know what the problem is. but as long as those guys keep hosting that server i'll fly it/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 07:57 PM
Chadburn wrote:
- It's interestng that play is smooth for you in the
- TX server, CopperHead. I really appreciate what the
- TX guys are trying to do and was glad to see they
- moved to HL, but I've had laggy play every time I've
- tried to fly their server. My ping is always great,
- under 100, and few players' pings exceed 300, with
- the majority well below that. Perhaps it's the AI
- planes?


When ever some one respawns there will be a pause, So with 29 players lol you get my point.

But there alot of factors to, like time of day, what pings the other players have ect. What about your settings, how many FPS to you get? I usauly get about 30 fps but i just upgraded my cpu. You might want to change your setting in the game or on your VGA card to get more fps.


Low or very low fps will seem to you like lag, yes i have a 56k modem and have noticed the game being laggy sometimes, but it could be your not getting enough fps.

Also disable your Windows auto matic updates amd windows messenger or MSN.

Downl load and install Spybot, its a Spyware romovel tool. I run it before i open HL.


Hope this helps.


Silent out...

XyZspineZyX
08-31-2003, 08:31 PM
i've been playing il2 from the start and my hands are still shaking/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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