View Full Version : A couple of questions about UT

5th Dec 1999, 08:53 PM
First of all: What are reasonable settings for UT and my system? I'm using a 300mhz K6-2, TNT2,and 64MB of RAM. Games (especially bot games) start out sort of laggy at first, and loading a level takes a while. Loading the game takes even longer due to the opening movie.

So far I'm using 640x480 with 32bit textures and high detail on people and world.

Second: Since I suck at multiplayer games (and UT is no different) I've decided to try and run a server instead of play myself. I got a dedicated going, but nobody joins. I leave it on for hours, nobody plays. I made sure I had maps and such loaded, and it's your average 4v4 CTF with medium sized levels and the single rocket fire mutator so I don't think people were purposely avoiding the game.

The best thing I can't think of is that maybe my router is causing trouble. The port 7777 isn't blocked by the firewall, but our IP actually goes to the router, it assigns our computers and the three computers go through it to the internet. Is this causing the problem?

And yes, I know that having other people use the ADSL line while the server is running makes nightmares. I plan to run the server while nobody's online.

Thank you.

5th Dec 1999, 09:15 PM
First go down to medium detail and that should help a lot. You really don't have enough RAM for high detail. Turn off detail textures. If that does not help then drop down to 16bit color.

Did you make sure that the advertise server box was checked. If it is not then no one will see your server.

5th Dec 1999, 10:01 PM
Also I dont think your system would be able to handle 4vs4 that well.

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5th Dec 1999, 10:22 PM
"Also I dont think your system would be able to handle 4vs4 that well."


I'll try turning down the detail from high to medium. Where do I turn off detail textures?

I saw another thread that talked about disabled D3D prechache and changing cache size from 4MB to 20.. Should I try either of these?

5th Dec 1999, 10:40 PM
You don't really have the system to run a server, and only if you have a T1 dsl will people start seeing good enough pings to join. Its good and all that you want to start your own server, but I'm just letting ya know why you may not be getting the amount of traffic you might have thought. Oh, as far as your system goes its your processor and ram that's hurting ya. You should have at least 128megs to run any server, and a higher powered processor like a pII or III always helps.

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5th Dec 1999, 11:08 PM
Well then, what would be ideal on a server load?

6th Dec 1999, 03:26 AM
i can hold 10 ppl on my listen servers
i gots p2 350 and 64 meg ram
my frame rate goes from 35 to 15-20 thou (ouch)

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