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Author Topic:   HEEELLLLP! I need some tech help please.
CyberCannon
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posted June 21, 2002 11:25 AM            
Guys,

I am having trouble with my screen jumping around, or tank spinning around without being told, and/or my game freezing then zipping ahead (usually without a tank because someone else blew me away while my computer screen had me frozen.) I asked Coax during a game one time what a good ping number was and he said that it should be 300 or less, if I remeber correctly. My ping averages in the mid to upper 300's. I have tried adjusting my netrate to every setting with no luck. I am using a USR 56K hardware modem with an AMD 900 MHZ cpu and 256 MB Ram.

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Rex R
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posted June 21, 2002 12:18 PM            
might we assume then that this problem only exists when you try to play online? if so, does this happen with all servers?

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CyberCannon
Member
posted June 21, 2002 12:48 PM            
Correct assumption Rex. I only have the demo so I can only play on Para's or Robo's Demo servers, but it happens on both servers.

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Vlad
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posted June 21, 2002 01:06 PM            
What ISP are you using? Do you have lag problems on other games?

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KiLlEr
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posted June 21, 2002 01:09 PM            
Sounds like bad packets, or a noisey dialup line.

I had a problem with bad packets (my tank would do the CHa-Cha on the servers) wound up being my network card. But oddly, it only affected TM and not RTCW.

[This message has been edited by KiLlEr (edited June 21, 2002).]

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CyberCannon
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posted June 21, 2002 11:12 PM            
I am using Van Zandt Internet for my ISP, it's what you would call "local" access. I don't play many other games but I have noticed trouble on them sometimes, just like it doesn't always happen with TM.

The Cha-cha-cha pretty well describes what my tank is doing Killer.

I live out in the boonies so I may just be out of luck, I can't even get DSL or Cable out here.

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CyberCannon
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posted June 21, 2002 11:13 PM            
I am using Van Zandt Internet for my ISP, it's what you would call "local" access. I don't play many other games but I have noticed trouble on them sometimes, just like it doesn't always happen with TM.

The Cha-cha-cha pretty well describes what my tank is doing Killer.

I live out in the boonies so I may just be out of luck, I can't even get DSL or Cable out here.

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KiLlEr
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posted June 22, 2002 12:21 AM            
Yeap, sounds like a noisy connection. You could try and have the phone company do a loopback test to gauge the quality of your phone line. Also, check your phone jacks and cables, poor contacts or pinched/pulled wires tend to generate noise. If you're using a particularly long phone line run, you might want to try relocating it away from power cables and monitors. If that fails, try forcing the modem to connect at a lower speed.

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harmless
Member
posted June 22, 2002 02:07 AM            
the only alternative you could try would be to
get an ISDN modem. you would need an ISP that
would offer ISDN connections, but i would think
that most ISPs have it. at least with ISDN,
it would double your 56K modem rate. http://www.isdnzone.com/

at one time, Diamond offered modems with their
shotgun technology. basically, you have two
normal phone lines and 2 diamond modems and
their software bonded the 2 lines together
so that your connection rate doubled, on par
with ISDN. http://www.dias.net/shotgun.htm or http://suitenet.com/q&a.htm
but i did not find any reference to this
at the diamond site.

i know ISDN can extend out to the boonies,
because my work had a remote parts dept.
out in the middle of tomato fields, and we
used ISDN to give him connectivity to our
office.

good luck,
harmless
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SuperUnknown
Administrator
posted June 22, 2002 03:45 AM            
Go to dslreports.com and go to tools and run a line test.That should tell you if you have problems

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