posted June 26, 2003 07:26 AM
Goto TM server listing, click on the server you are wanting to join and note the IP number and the ping.
Goto your Dos Shell and type:
ping [insert ip]
ie: ping 255.255.255.0
The program will ping every server on the way, if theres a packet loss or downed server anywhere on the route you will see it.
Try to disable any virus checking programs.
Disable any IM programs as these send out packets to every active person on your list causing lag.
Free up as much RAM as possible b4 u start to play, broken (non-contiguous RAM) can be the downfall of many a player.
Boost your MTU settings - we have a program on the DMF FTP that can do this for you and optimise your modem settings.
Add cooling to your computer, it maybe overheating - clean the fins and the fan, make sure u have good air flow.
Go looking for newer drivers, or better drivers... WickedGL is pretty good alternative to Glide.
Unload anything from the systray that isnt needed, it takes up resources TM will be needing.
Move your graphics card away from your modem, the noise cause by the modem could cause interference with your graphics card.
Change your TM settings to minimal and try that - maybe youre pushing your card a bit hard. start with the lowest settings and go up from there. Pressing F1 in the game will show you your FPS.
Defrag that hard drive, it may not be a major concern but a fragmented drive does cause problems.
Check your ISP - are you being bottlenecked for overuse of the web or excessive downloads ?
Look at yout TM's NETRATE setting - is it more than 3 ? pull it back to 2 or 3 for good performance.
Theres more u can do but that should be sufficient
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