Friday, February 29, 2008

First leg success + changes...

Ok, the first leg of the RTW journey, from Beale to Honolulu, went relatively well. We do have some *mega* lag issues though, so here's what we're gonna do for the next legs...

First, I'm not going to host the session on gamespy for the future legs, just too much interference going on there I think. I will host them on my lan mode only and you will have to connect directly to me. Sorry but I'm near the end of my rope with GameSUCK these days, Peb is too. To connect: go to LAN mode at the main multiplayer screen, (do not log into gamespy), then select 'connect directly' and enter this IP address: 24.80.85.220

If we all refrain from connecting to gamespy for the session it should free up a ton of bandwidth, and a side benefit is that we cannot be interrupted with private message requests. Text chat in the session will still work fine though.

The next session is at the same time tomorrow night, Saturday March 1st at 7:00 pm PST.

Second, please turn down your graphics settings as low as you can tolerate and set your frame rate limit to a value you can always hit easily, even in dense scenery. When your cpu becomes starved of free cycles this kind of lag is what happens in multi. Also please keep any other internet background tasks closed, like IM chat programs, browsers etc. Thanks.

Cheers, and thanks to everyone that came along, and see you tomorrow evening as we continue on to Wake Island and possibly Kadena AFB in Okinawa. The Wake Island run is quite short.

By the way, we completed the first leg from liftoff to touchdown in 1 hour and 40 minutes for an average speed of 1296.4 kts, not bad! :)

Wingview that Mr. Airliner Pilot. ;)

-lotus out

4 comments:

jet1954 said...

Don't I get medal or something for my "pucker-factor" award? :P

Lotus said...

Hahaha, yeah, you definitely get the award for most vertical distance covered by an SR-71 in 30 seconds. ;)

You did great man, we're throwing you in at the deep end and you're still swimming!

Round 2...

TopDollar said...

If he gets the "pucker-factor award," then I feel that I should recieve the award for the biggest lag haha. I think it was 5 minutes at the end hehe. Hopefully I'll see you tonight for leg 2.
cheers

Mugar17 said...

haha, who wins the most disconnected? I was disconnected at least 6 times that leg