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drose01
06-03-2005, 01:20 AM
I am moving and the internet options will be dial up or satellite.

My question is will a satellite connection be too slow for online play?

Xnomad
06-03-2005, 02:59 AM
You can't play with satellite connection. The data has to travel up to the satellite and down again which is a round trip of about 80,000 km. I've read that means you already start out with a 250 ms ping and then you have to add the usual latency that everyone else has to it. The latency is too high. The bandwidth may be large meaning you can still download large files quickly but the latency will be too high to be able to play properly.

Capt.LoneRanger
06-03-2005, 06:27 AM
And of course you still have to upload your data over common telephone line, so after all, you play via normal dial-up, in terms of data transfer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif