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Please HELP...Some Questions to be answered.

Post by scorcher_ht » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:41 pm

1. Does BZFlag work on Windows 7?
2. What is a LAG? How can it be solved?

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Re: Please HELP...Some Questions to be answered.

Post by joevano » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:52 pm

1. Yes, make sure you have the latest video drivers for your video card
2. Lag is how long it takes for a packet of information to go from your computer to the server across the network (which includes the internet in this case). Improving lag really depends on how you are connecting to play. Give us a few detail. Wired or wireless? DSL, cable, stealing the neighbors wi-fi? ;-)
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Re: Please HELP...Some Questions to be answered.

Post by blast » Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:55 pm

Typically, lag is the delay between your computer and the server. Sometimes you can get "fake lag" as well, which can be caused by a number of issues such as a poor connection, slow graphics card, and other factors. You should make sure that you have the latest graphics driver from your video card manufacturer as the ones that come with computer (or that are in Windows Update) may not accelerate OpenGL. If you are on wifi, try changing the wifi channel or attaching a cable and see if that helps. Basically, just try to narrow down where the issue is.
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Re: Please HELP...Some Questions to be answered.

Post by scorcher_ht » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:01 am

I have:
Wired Broadband Internet Connectivity 512kbps shared mode
LAN : 100mbps
Graphic Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family (on board)

Please tell me what to do to avoid lag

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Re: Please HELP...Some Questions to be answered.

Post by D-FENS » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:41 am

play on servers near you, at least on the same continent, and well it won't help with lag, but it will improve your gaming experience if you add a better graphics card.

The one you listed appears to be on on-board card which typically doesn't fair well with 3d games and such.

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