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Posted 12 July 2011 - 15:24

What exactly do the yellow and red chain symbol in MP in the lower right corner of the screen mean?

Edited by RogueTrooper, 13 July 2011 - 08:00.


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Posted 12 July 2011 - 15:25

Desync.

You can press "P" and select yourself in the list to see the actual value you currently have.

I think 5,000 - 19,999 is Yellow Chain and 20,000 - 100,000 is Red Chain (correct me if I'm wrong)
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 15:44

Does it indicate that there is desync 'somewhere around' or that I am de-synced? I also see that symbol when I am hosting a non-dedicated server (which I shouldn't be desync'ed to...).

And 5000 of what? :o

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 17:00

Yellow is essentially just a lag varning.

Red is complete desync - you're not getting any info from the server and everything will rubberband once it syncs.

With red for example, you can be upside down in a transport helo in the middle of a church, only to fly 2km away the next second.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 17:38

Are there any ways on our side that we can reduce the chance of Desync?
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 17:47

Are there any ways on our side that we can reduce the chance of Desync?


Higher amount of bandwidth available. I've found at the points where my connection is slow (for whatever reason), I'll have a higher ping and a higher amount of desync.
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Posted 12 July 2011 - 17:52

all hail the "1 mandatory spelling mistake in the title" rule :P sorry for o/t.

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Posted 12 July 2011 - 18:35

Raid Chain :)

When that appears, it means you have to go raid the enemy positions.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:19

What would be great is a tool that stresses servers and gives you the optimum values for the config, based on processor/RAM/internet connection upload and download.

Hmmm perhaps I'll post this in the 'pwease make me a wittle addon' section.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 11:33

Speaking of red/yellow chains, what's the difference between a normal chain and a broken chain?

(And please don't answer "one is broken, the other is not". :P)

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 12:21

Well, 10/1mbit line is usually suitable only for up to 5 folks. Any more people and you're quickly talking about 2-10+ upload in order to be able to enjoy the game. If CPU doesn't handle the mission AI can get pretty dumb/numb, too.

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 13:53

Speaking of red/yellow chains, what's the difference between a normal chain and a broken chain?

(And please don't answer "one is broken, the other is not". :P)


I think that the non broken one means that the connection is just harshing, while the broken one means the connection is interrupted and it's not currently updating positions.
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 04:54

What would be great is a tool that stresses servers and gives you the optimum values for the config, based on processor/RAM/internet connection upload and download.

Hmmm perhaps I'll post this in the 'pwease make me a wittle addon' section.

Dam thats a good idea, pm me when its done ;)
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Posted 16 July 2011 - 05:17

I was curious as well MadDogX.

There are four types of chains:

Orange Chain
Broken Orange Chain
Red Chain (Really bad desync)
Broken Red Chain (I believe this is complete disconnection from server)

Not sure about the orange chains though, would be nice if an employee from BI could help us out here.
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 13:43

Dice, it's the other way around. Red chain is complete disconnection, broken red chain is just really bad desync.