REALLY good mission. Love it, thanks!
REALLY good mission. Love it, thanks!
Engima spells E-n-G-I-m-a
We had the same problem. It only happened once during the mission though. My listen server computer locked up for a good minute while I think the game synced. The client computer on the LAN network kept working as usual.
We had a great game last night, fighting it out with the entire Insurgent army before finally escaping the initial starting area. Found a map on an officer and trekked to Stary Sobor, started attacking the garrison but got killed by BMPs.
This mission type is fantastic and no game has been similar in nature. My only recommendation might be to substantially decrease the amount of enemy soldiers at the comm centers. At one point we were fighting 3 BMP-2s, 1 BMP-3, a BRDM, and approximately 20 men on the ground! It's just not really doable with only two guys. We are going to try it again tonight and I will let you know what happens.
After this 10 -15 Minutes of Problems the Mission runs fine but at the End no Boats showing up tu pick us up.
We played it2 days later again and has same Problems not so hard but nearly the same !
Sorry for my english !
Last edited by mibu; Mar 29 2012 at 07:35.
Seems to occure every second or third gamesession: We start, escape from prison and 2-3 min after start, the server drops to 0-1 FPS and players get out of sync. Server will get up to full FPS after approx 60 secs.Ok, that's interesting. Can you please give me some more information?
Sometimes this will also occure midgame (~10-30 min after start).
We also noticed this mission behaviour in 1.5 (but not before 1.5)!
I have made a video of a game session with this bug in 1.5 and #monitor enabled, but I can't upload it until weekend.
We also have never encountered this FPS loss on my ported maps (Podagorsk and Isla Duala) so I assume it is related to the huge mapsize of chernarus or the amount of locations.
P.S. We use a linux debian 6.0 dedicated with i7-960 8 GB Ram. 2 to 6 players.
We've played this mission 2 weeks running now and we're REALLY enjoying it.
Our clan also runs the i44 mod, so it got me thinking ... Would it be possible to have an i44 version, i.e. allied troops captured in Chernarus try to escape from a POW camp and must exfiltrate to friendly lines. I can just imagine search lights, German Alsatians and sidecars
Hey Enigma! LOVE this mission, it's absolutely great, but we're having the same problem mibu is having, we have severe lag spikes every few minutes where everything locks up for like 40 seconds to a minute, and then comes back and everything is okay. It seems to get more frequent as the game goes on, but sometimes it is just random, kinda makes it difficult to play, as enemies swarm us during that minute of down time, and kill us all. We're using a listen server if that is any help.
edit: we just tried it on a dedi server on various different settings, and got it to work a little better but after about 2-3 rounds, it would de-sync and start to lock up again, the only advantage to using a dedi server is that it doesn't lock the screen up of the person hosting, but everything in the game kinda halts, ie everyone just kinda runs in place for about a minute before it all returns to normal and about 2 minutes later it will happen again, this happens regardless of parameter settings.
Last edited by Amnesty; Apr 13 2012 at 02:11.
I concur Amnesty's findings, we also have encountered massive lag spikes with this mission that we do not experience with other missions.
I'm sorry about all problems with server lags! I should have tested the 1.7 a little better. However, now I have had time to fix it, and right now I released the version 1.72. The only things fixed are the server lag and I also reduced the time it takes to hijack a communication center.
For the ones of you who port this mission to other maps, replace the following files with the new 1.72 files in already ported versions:
- All files in Scripts\DRN\VillagePatrols
- All files in Scripts\DRN\DynamicGuardedLocations
- All files in Scripts\DRN\MilitaryTraffic (a minor fix not mentioned above)
Thanks again for feedback! I hope you will enjoy the Escape Chernarus gameplay again after this fix!