Were has online gaming gone when you cant even play a d*amn game if you dont have a dsl connection or higher? i bought this game to play it online and theres only been one person nice enough to let me in his server. is it that much of a nuissence to you cable guys to let a few 56k guys play a few games ....are we really laggin that T3 connection of yours down? Even still today Most people online are still on them old inventions called telephone modems , Some dont wanna pay higher cost for bandwith , most ,like myself dont have any options for dsl or cable . Sure we can get ourselves a $75 month satilite connection , but if you would reallly spend that much money to play a game you should seek help , basicly what im saying is it not our faults we dont have cable our dsl , our parents arent here for some of us to by us that dedicated line , so please let a few dial ups in ..... Its only fair
dial up pings can be good pings but they can also be very bad. The best thing you can do is check if you have no programs running in the background and that you have turned your firewall off. This will always give you a better ping
Hey man I dont want to hear it. I host gamespy games on my cable connection, and I often boot people for having too high of a ping. If I'm paying $40 a month for broadband, why should I have someone who is using NetZero and a 600+ ping to ruin my game?
My general rule of thumb is if you have a 350+ ping, youre getting booted, and I think thats more than fair. I feel you pain, however, I remember playing Command and Conquer on a 28.8 dialup...heh I'm glad I'll never use a dial-up again.
Get the all seeing EYE to help you conect to closer servers with better ping
Guys just out of Town connect to me a about 200 ms
if you maitain ***399+ on our server you get booted
I've had the same discusions about Higher end (more AI player maps) they say don't make them no one will play them, (in case of CTF "they're not fair waaaaa waaaa") well us High enders have the right to play and high speeds
to #### to the 56kks no mater what excuses they have for not having Broad Ban I Say
wheres the ***kick button
(Edited by RN Malboeuf at 2:24 pm on Oct. 27, 2001)
If ya really look at it 56kers pay just as much as you all for a connection , they got a monthly fee $20 - $25 (depending on isp) then ya gotta get the unlimited pakage from you phone company on local calls or youll have a $100 phone bill , that rings in about $40 ($20 more than the base local call package) so that brings us up to about $40 - $45 , and you cant use your phone to boot Now ive done everything possible to lower my ping (modem boosters,turned offf apps and firewall,lowered my packets) and i still pull about a 250-400ms ping .
All im trying to say from my original post is its just a waste of Time & money for dial ups to buy this game , people with faster connection arent nice enough to let you play
I wouldnt mind if the hosts had the decency to say " Sorry, but your ping is bad " but most of them tend to be pig ignorant and will boot you without saying a word. Those type of people can shove there servers as far up there arse as they like, gaming communities need friendships and those guys are not helping the matter.
We let the guys know before we play and they leave on thier own, even in game we stop to see thier ping so they wait 20 mins just to get kicked off
look at 56k this way
dediscated phone line
if you can't afford $5-15 more a month to bad for you,
as for the guys that live out of the area at ma's house on the farm, move to the city #### my Grand Mother has more Computers then I do, she has a 1gig A7V133 and old Compaq 333mhz 48 megs ram and she has DSL
I'm not allowed to touch the 1giger and I sell puters lol
Hey, I live in the populated area, but here in the UK, in areas except the major cities, DSL + Cable are not available, and in a lot of cases , never will be.
I have a 56k modem, but due to Brittish Telicoms stance that they dont provide domestic lines for data, Im stuck with speeds of 31.2k or a real good day. Even with thius speed I can play DeltaForce and othergames just fine without any noticable lag. All cable users do is hogg Bandwidth and drag the others down.
i also live in a very populated city, i got verizon for a phone company and i will NEVER see dsl , there just not intrested in getting it to thier customers ....and same with cable , adelphia .....not a chance .
theres alot of people like me that are in this situation , many dont have any available options, no matter were they live
Cable people don't hog your bandwith. My cable company has its own servers so its not hurting you.