radar lag

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radar lag

Post by Scorch » Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:03 pm

if i hold down the Q key (hide/show radar) while i hold it down the screen freezes then when i let go it waits like 1 sec then comes to the game and i have moved.

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Post by toaster » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:05 pm

The code, by design, makes radar on/off as well as many other functions "priority" events, if you will, that take precedence over graphics updates. What you're doing, essentially, because of auto-repeat in your keyboard bios or OS, is causing it to flip on and off many times. However, this process, even on a fast graphics card, is not instantaneous. It takes a few milliseconds. The client is doing that, and the keyboard is queuing up additional keystrokes, and graphics updates lag as a result.

Work-around: don't do it. :)
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