[bf1942] Punkbuster (Was: How could DICE agree to this??)
sechon at blackmud.com
Wed Feb 23 12:19:16 EST 2005
Ah, but we've ran a 32-slot fine for around a year. Just for the past few
months have we upped it to 40, and even 50-slots was fine and dandy for me,
though I heard client-side it was very very laggy for many folks. Once every
two months or so we run into the problem, for no apparent reason, and it has
always resolved itself much to our frustration.
From: Dave Snodgrass [mailto:dave at setupahost.net]
Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:03 AM
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: Re: [bf1942] Punkbuster (Was: How could DICE agree to this??)
Personally, I'd never run a bfv server with over 26 players. The
problems you describe are commonplace on any larger-pop server running
>We've been getting those dreaded "connection problems detected". Server
>restarts don't help, and ECGN claims our resources are fine. CPU maxing at
>about 60, ram at over 1gb free....What kind of lag are you guys seeing?
>appears as the connection problems box, and lasts a few seconds usually. A
>few nights ago it was so bad that it occured every 10-15 seconds for hours.
>Restarting the process did nothing, but pingplotter and other probes from
>all over the states, UDP, TCP, and ICMP based all were totally friggin
>clean. Network looks FINE, which is driving us batty here. ECGN just
>suggested attempting disabling PB, and after reading these as well I
>we will try next time it gets bad.
>BFV 40-slot 188.8.131.52:15567
>I'd love to start a ticket with EB over this, but I suspect it will be hard
>to populate our server without PB, and it's hard to pinpoint exactly what
>part of the game is lagging up, ya know? My last ticket at EB got a big
>issue fixed (pb losing track of players in slots numbered greater than 32
>so), and I do have some faith in them, but this is a tricky one...Has
>started a ticket on it?
>From: Scummy [mailto:scumbucket at cox.net]
>Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2005 10:32 AM
>To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>Subject: RE: [bf1942] Punkbuster (Was: How could DICE agree to this??)
>Terrible lag where none was there before.
>I have checked our boxes resources and nothing is out of range.
>It has been driving me crazy!
>Please let me know if it is PB as this lag is causing me much grief.
>If it is PB I will disable it as well.
>From: James Gurney [mailto:james at globalmegacorp.org]
>Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 11:48 PM
>To: bf1942 at icculus.org
>Subject: [bf1942] Punkbuster (Was: How could DICE agree to this??)
>On 2/22/2005 7:46 PM, Neal Clayton wrote:
>>2) An improved engine that doesn't suffer horribly from lag caused by
>Speaking of which, has anyone else had reports of really bad server lag
>in the last couple of weeks? I'm not talking network latency.. one of
>our players has a network ping of 9ms, so that's not it.. he (as well as
>many others) have complained about the server apparently running
>sluggishly. Server cpu never goes over 40%.. I watched the console and
>the server FPS was high, and utilitization reasonable.. On a whim, I've
>disabled PB and so far, the reports seem to have indicated that the
>problem is solved, although I'm not willing to take this as 100% proof
>yet.. Mmm, 100% proof.. er, anyway, has anyone else seen similar behaviour?
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