[bf1942] BF2 demo: Random freezing

Andreas Andersson andreas.andersson at dice.se
Fri Jun 17 08:02:39 EDT 2005


People on this list seem to be getting exactly the same issue when
running 32-bit linux-servers. When they turned of punkbuster the
problems dissapeared. Could you please try turning it of on your
windows-server as well to see if the problems disappear?

Thanks for your input!


-----Original Message-----
From: Simon Garner [mailto:sgarner at gameplanet.co.nz] 
Sent: den 17 juni 2005 13:38
To: bf1942 at icculus.org
Subject: [bf1942] BF2 demo: Random freezing

Hi folks,

I am running two Windows and three Linux BF2 Demo servers.

I am seeing a weird issue with the Windows servers, where every 3~10 
minutes all clients in the game get the message "There is a problem with

your connection" for about 3 seconds. The Linux servers are identical 
hardware and on the same network, and do not get this problem.

If I log into one of the Windows servers with TSC and watch Task Manager

while playing, when the clients freeze up I can see the CPU usage on the

server drops to 0% for the duration of the freeze, then jumps back to 
where it was. It's clearly not a network issue as I can see the task 
manager graph updating while it happens.

I have tried running BF2 as a regular application in a terminal session 
and also as a service using Firedaemon. Same story both ways. The 
windows boxes are running Windows 2000 Server SP4.

I've run other games on these boxes before and not had any problems, so 
I can only assume it's something wrong with BF2. Has anybody else seen 
this - any ideas?


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