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Franzen
02-27-2004, 04:17 AM
Hi guyz,
I was told that there is a way to reduce my ping rating but I don't know how. I was told it had to do with cleaning out your "cache". I know nothing about this. If anyone has a copy of "Ping Reduction for Dummies", please let me know. I just tried to play at ubi but my ping was over 900.

Fritz

Franzen
02-27-2004, 04:17 AM
Hi guyz,
I was told that there is a way to reduce my ping rating but I don't know how. I was told it had to do with cleaning out your "cache". I know nothing about this. If anyone has a copy of "Ping Reduction for Dummies", please let me know. I just tried to play at ubi but my ping was over 900.

Fritz

Arnie_OT
02-27-2004, 04:35 AM
hmm, whats your connection? And where do you live? I dont think clearing cache lowers the ping, not at all really. Things that do is turning off programs that use the internet while running, like viruscheckers that update themselves, email programs and whatever other funny programs people have running on their PC.

A dramatic change for getting a better ping might be getting ADSL. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Franzen
02-27-2004, 04:49 AM
Oh the shame of it all http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif I have ADSL, 4Mbps, I live in Peking, and I don't run any other programs. If I open sites in China it's really fast but who the heck can read Chinese anyway. When I open sites outside of China it's molasses uphill in January. Guess that's my problem.http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Fritz

SUPERAEREO
02-27-2004, 04:55 AM
Perhaps the restrictive policies regarding internet access currently adopted by the Chinese government might be a part of your problem..?

Just an idea.

S!

ptthome
02-27-2004, 05:12 AM
go to www.mudmovers.com (http://www.mudmovers.com)

Look in the technical help section.

Firstly Hunter has put a small section in on tuning your linespeed parameters at the PC end.

Then he has some links to sites where you can benchmark your real linespeed.

For example I could check my connection in france from another french server. Or I could
pick an american server and test from there.

If you make no progress there - open a call on
the Community help board - the technical moderators are more likely to help you there

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bashii
02-27-2004, 05:29 AM
I doubt there is much that can be done. SUPERAEREO 's answer is probably the correct one.

antifreeze
02-27-2004, 05:50 AM
I think you can only improve things like packet-loss, which will give you more consistent play. But the size of your ping is a 'distance' thing. Usually ping rises as geographical distance rises, but it is really more to do with how many servers your packets travel through, how fast those servers are, and how loaded the servers are.
I play some games on a UK server, but live near the North African coast. My British friends have unbelievable pings of 20ms, but I never have lower than 125ms; it is simply my geographical situation. There's nothing I can do about it. But the situation would be reversed if we all played on an African server.

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Arnie_OT
02-27-2004, 06:04 AM
Hmm Peking, is it stable when flying though? Thats more important than a low ping thats going up and down.

How laggy was the game you tried? Try joining small servers with 8 people or less. See if that makes you able to fly. Good luck, and if it all fails, move to the west. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

resev
02-27-2004, 06:06 AM
You have a ADSL 4Mb connection and you complaint?? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Mate, you are too spoiled, i'm running a ADSL 512k/128k in Portugal and i can't complaint, even because, its the best we can have for a reasonable monthly fee. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif
I used cable before (same speed) but it was a piece of crap. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-mad.gif


I try to look at it from the bright side.........its allways better then having to resort to a guacamole slugish 56k! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif


Beeing honest, i'm not doing half bad.
In games like Medal of Honor with 16+ players, and using ASE (important), i can usualy find good servers running below 100 ping.

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
02-27-2004, 06:44 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SUPERAEREO:
Perhaps the restrictive policies regarding internet access currently adopted by the Chinese government might be a part of your problem..?

Just an idea.

S!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yup sounds like the great fire wall of china is the problem. Saw an feature on this on TV once. I feel for yah bro but thats the price of living under comunisum I think.

clover4
02-27-2004, 10:02 AM
Can I just suggest you go to cablenut (http://www.broadbandnuts.com/index.php?page=software).download the program(only 826kb,freeware),install,hit file at the top,hit open custom settings and apply the one that applies to yourself.
If you are a bit nervous about changing reg settings you can hit registry at the top first and make a back up.
I have used this prog for three years on many p.c's and have had no prob with it.The latest p.c I used it on is on 56k connection and the normal connection rate was from 28000bps -33000bps.after applying the tweak for 56k it now gets anything from 44000bps -51000bps.
Also do a test at DSL reports (http://www.dslreports.com/tweaks).It may suggest you need to increase your MTU value.(mtu explained on cablenuts site).
If it suggests you need to increase,get MTU download Tool (http://www.dslnuts.com/files/cmtu10017.zip)(40kb).Its on the left menu on broadbandnuts site as well as plenty more info on this subject.

Having said all this as someone mentioned aboved it may be your isp having to route through government controlled servers first.
Just a couple of suggestions that you can completely ignore if you want http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

*S* clover4

Franzen
02-27-2004, 08:12 PM
Hey guyz,
Thx for all the great info. I did speak to a guy from microsoft here and he said it was probably due to location. If I play on a Chinese server I only have lag with certain maps, especially the Pacific Island but I think that's becuase my pc is almost 3 years old. Almost time to upgrade http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gifThey have 30,000 internet police here. I wonder how I can introduce FB to them? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif Give them something better to do. What's funny to me is the care that's taken when the only thing that is limited here is political. Go figure http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/crazy.gif Thx again for the advice.

Fritz

TheGozr
02-27-2004, 08:48 PM
What your ttl setup? all, me 128

-GOZR
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Franzen
02-27-2004, 08:50 PM
Sorry Gozr,
I'm somewhat computer illiterate. Can you translate please.

Fritz

BlackHawkLeader
02-28-2004, 12:30 AM
I think you will find the Chinese government internet communication policy will change as they emerge as the new global economic giant, of the late 21st early 22nd century.

It will have too, the whole World will trade with The Great City!
Bablyon the Great ! descibed in the Bible.

Its got to be Hong Kong ! the Chinese took it over recently didnt they?

As you may have noticed as far back as President Nixons Visit to China in the early 1970s, there are already countries jumping on the trade band wagon with China.
We recently had Bill Clinton touring Australia lecturing on this new emerging economic giant, they seem to think Americas economic muscle will begin to pale in comparison over the next 20 to 30 years to Chinas with its well in excess of 1 Billion population becoming the largest consumer market place, that has ever existed on earth.

What a wild ride that is going to be if your a supplier to that market place.

ooops! sorry about that, got a bit off track there, just pointing out why Chinas internet communication policy is going to change.

Cheers

Jumoschwanz
02-28-2004, 01:17 AM
Run Lavasoft's Ad-aware with the latest reference file. Get Marx's Communist manifesto. Read it, learn it, live it. Then go online and shoot down all those capitalist pigs.


Jumoschwanz

VF-17_Jolly
02-28-2004, 02:12 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BlackHawkLeader:
I think you will find the Chinese government internet communication policy will change as they emerge as the new global economic giant, of the late 21st early 22nd century.

It will have too, the whole World will trade with The Great City!
Bablyon the Great ! descibed in the Bible.

Its got to be Hong Kong ! the Chinese took it over recently didnt they?

As you may have noticed as far back as President Nixons Visit to China in the early 1970s, there are already countries jumping on the trade band wagon with China.
We recently had Bill Clinton touring Australia lecturing on this new emerging economic giant, they seem to think Americas economic muscle will begin to pale in comparison over the next 20 to 30 years to Chinas with its well in excess of 1 Billion population becoming the largest consumer market place, that has ever existed on earth.

What a wild ride that is going to be if your a supplier to that market place.

ooops! sorry about that, got a bit off track there, just pointing out why Chinas internet communication policy is going to change.

Cheers<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well there you go you only have to wait 20-30years for a good ping. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/blink.gif

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BlackHawkLeader
02-28-2004, 06:12 AM
You got to take your hat off to Bill Gates though.
How long ago was it? 5 years ago they said his earnings potential was $25,000-00 dollars per minute globaly.
Interesting to note that one of the posters in this thread from China ( Communist China ) was able to recieve help and advice from a local Microsoft representative.
My Goodness in PEKING!! no less!

Not Online help either, in person.
Its sort of a reality check for you isnt it.

Yet another indicator from BIG buisness that they know and go where the future market place will be.

Planning for the future is probably the key to success for the major players, when it comes to large Corporations or smaller ones wanting to grow.

Franzen
02-28-2004, 12:20 PM
Ha ha ha, you guyz crack me up. Actually Marxism has nothing to do with China. You might call it Maoism. I'm reading Marxism now and maybe Karl had good intentions but had no real concept of human nature. But that's another topic. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif I welcome further discussions in private forum.

Fritz

Xiolablu3
02-28-2004, 04:24 PM
Lag is nothing to do with Frames Per Seconds (fps).

Low FPS is when u have a poor computer. What is your rig???

Do u have a firewall running when playing???

Can u play other online games ok? Such as counterstrike, battlefield 1942?? I suggest u try some other games and see if you have the same problem. Counterstrike is a good one as it runs on very old systems and so you will not suffer from low fps.

You should be able to get a good ping anywhere in the world with a 4mbit connection. By good I mean under 150.

Jumoschwanz
02-29-2004, 12:32 AM
Overheard at a Forgotten Battles LAN party:

I didn't say true marxism had anything to do with china or anything else. But it would be nice if China did have something to do with it instead of turning into another corrupt/capitalist wasteland like it is going to be. It is not marxist because it is a corrupt/psuedo-communist wasteland now. The average dumba$$ american's concept of communism is anything but communism. The Repulicans and big money called anything a commie that got in their way via mass media following WWII and the moron american "moral" majority sucked it up, just like all the morons sucking up what that a$$hole Bush says now.

(Forgotten Battles)

I would never harm the President of the United States of America, but I am still allowed to wish someone shoots him for now, until the a$$ passes a constitutional amendment against free thinking.




Jumoschwanz

Franzen
02-29-2004, 02:35 AM
Blackhawkleader, I think you missed a few things. The Microsoft Engineers were friends, they only work there. They were unable to help. And once again, there is no Communist Chinese, never was, never will be. My God how I wish some of you guyz could come here for a visit and see for yourself. And I have little respect for Gates. He produces defective products that you must have. As a businessman, he's great.

Fritz

Franzen
02-29-2004, 02:41 AM
Wow, Jumoschwanz, that was kinda heavy. Can I ask what country you are in? I think I'd be able to further my understanding of your post if I knew where you were coming from. Just a word to the wise; you can catch more flies with honey. I respect and look forward to everyone's opinion but I hope we don't anger others and start the ever so common "flame wars". http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Fritz