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Werre_Fsck
06-01-2005, 05:43 PM
The quick track recordings are no proof of anything that happens online.

My proof:
It's not really proof since I can't prove what I saw. Anyway take my word for it:

I was in a game that suddenly experienced immence amount of lag.

On my screen there were B29's moving upwards and rolling all the time - about on full roll every 3 seconds - and I thought it was incredible, hit the quick record button - and what?

http://www.iki.fi/werre/noroll.ntrk (http://www.iki.fi/werre/noroll.ntrl)

On the tracks the bombers do not roll. They just kinda hover along a linear path.

.NTRK track means NOTHING. Nothing, as evidence.
It does not represent what the player sees, it does not represent what the other online players recorded. Online experience is a rude approximation that often goes amok when connections are unideal.

Tracks of 20mm german un-unfuxxored 20mm blowing up various things - unusable, and proof of nothing. Tracks of 6 or 8 x .50mm brownings doing nothing or instantly blowing things up - unusable. Tracks of other weird phenomenon - unusable. Tracks simply do not work, since they do not portray even what the original recorder saw.

The only valid usable tracks I from here on accept are ones recorded from monitor using vidcam or screen capture software.

Tracks are no evidence any more.

Werre_Fsck
06-01-2005, 05:49 PM
The point of my posting was that I do know what lag is, how it affects gaming, and how troublesome it is to overcome on networked "realtime" games

The point was that at least the "new format" tracks of online games are of no use.

It was common knowledge that what you see the opponent does not necessarily see - but now you cannot even record what YOU see unless you have a vidcam set behind your shoulder. Any evidence of anything in ntrk or trk formats is void and null.

JG54_Arnie
06-02-2005, 12:34 AM
Hmm, I guess in your case you are right. Its kinda weird that it didnt show rolling bombers, but why did they roll in the first place? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

If you record a track of something you want to show and when watching it you see exactly that what happened, then its proof enough isnt it? Cause it still shows what happened.

I dont think you should completely dismiss it. It just doesnt always work I suppose.

ClnlSandersLite
06-02-2005, 12:40 AM
Tracks have never been 100%. Need proof? Watch spb2.ntrk, it comes with fb (I think, maybe AEP though). The section where the fighters strafe the target can't be right.

Badsight.
06-02-2005, 02:44 AM
turn your NETSPEED to LAN (max setting) to record a NTRK that is as full of data as possible