Page 1 of 1

too high lag

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:22 pm
by die smart
could some 1 p,ease explain too me what the server means when it tells me my lag is too high.300 ms[/quote]

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:33 pm
by Winny
lag is basically the amount of time it takes the shots and tank positions and other info to go from your computer to the server.

If you have a crappy isp (like dial-up or slow dsl) your lag will usually be higher.


Also, lag gets higher the more people on the server.

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:49 pm
by ducatiwannabe
Also, check to make sure you have no downloads or other running programs when you play.

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 9:50 pm
by RexFlex
Distance from the game server is also a factor. If you are trying to play on a game server that is on the other side of the world from where you are, 300ms is entirely possible.

Posted: Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:17 pm
by Inferno
Win Xp wrote:lag is basically the amount of time it takes the shots and tank positions and other info to go from your computer to the server.

If you have a crappy isp (like dial-up or slow dsl) your lag will usually be higher.


Also, lag gets higher the more people on the server.

Actually lag is the time it takes for your a "lag ping" to reach your computer and for your response to get back to the server. You can still have a slow procesor and stuff...but it doesn't take long to process a simple lag ping. So in short it's not how slow your computer is but your network connection to the server. I know this cause I've been doing alittle work on the protocol and making my own bot in perl.



The server sends out lag pings to each client every second.

lag

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:11 am
by slon02
if you have high lag, do one of these options. (or more)
1. Rejoin
2. Close some running programs
3. Pick a different server
4.Get a faster internet connection

I hope some of these tips are useful.

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:42 pm
by Winny
Inferno wrote:
Win Xp wrote:lag is basically the amount of time it takes the shots and tank positions and other info to go from your computer to the server.

If you have a crappy isp (like dial-up or slow dsl) your lag will usually be higher.


Also, lag gets higher the more people on the server.

Actually lag is the time it takes for your a "lag ping" to reach your computer and for your response to get back to the server. You can still have a slow procesor and stuff...but it doesn't take long to process a simple lag ping. So in short it's not how slow your computer is but your network connection to the server. I know this cause I've been doing alittle work on the protocol and making my own bot in perl.



The server sends out lag pings to each client every second.

you got what I meant tho ;)

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:54 pm
by Think_Different
one thing that increases lag is wirless networkin, so if your using a laptop, plug in an ethernet connection and it should be faster.

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:23 pm
by khazhyk
when the server says your lag it too high, it means the server thinks your too laggy so they won't let you play. (see above posts to learn about lag, or go here