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Old 4th Feb 2000, 10:27 PM   #1
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Do any of the free Isps give good enough connections to play UT. I ask this because I have Compuserve 2000 and it sucks, but I cant get rid of it because I'm under contract.
Also Heat.net does not support Compuserve. Thx

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Old 4th Feb 2000, 10:46 PM   #2
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No, all of the free ISP's rely on advertising. While you are online there is a separate window open that constantly updates with ads. If you close the window you get disconnected. The problem is that the ad window is eating some of your bandwidth to the point that UT would really suffer.
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Old 5th Feb 2000, 04:35 AM   #3
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Kinda depends on where u are in the UK for example Screaming.net (which me n Wacky use) is free and i mean free no call charges and UT is playable if you are in the UK visit www.localtel.co.uk or www.screaming.net

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Old 5th Feb 2000, 07:00 AM   #4
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You might want to try www.lineone.net they have good connection rates, and you might want to try these sites, www.56k.com
and www.lagless.com
they are really good for lowering your ping on a 56K modem
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Old 5th Feb 2000, 11:39 AM   #5
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I guess EvilB's right, but I play with a free, ad-laden ISP and I've gotten used to it (www.bluelight.com).

Don't get me wrong; you do get what you pay for, but I'm no tournament-style player anyways. With my crappy system and a 56k winmodem, I consistently get pings of 200-350 (that's on f6, not f1) on at least my top thirty or forty servers. The ad bar pops occasionally on the top of my screen, but I've gotten so used to it, I forget it's there.

It's certainly not prime playing conditions, but it's free, free, free, and I have friends who pay for ISPs around me who dont see noticeably better ping rates (Crappy Mindspring and Earthlink come to mind).

Either way, that's my two cents [img]/~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif[/img] I suppose it all comes down to how much BS you can put up with and how much $$ you're willing to spend; I'd give it a try; what do you have to lose, but a bunch of money?

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Old 5th Feb 2000, 11:56 AM   #6
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Ha, free isps are so ghetto [img]/~unreal/ubb/html/smile.gif[/img]


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Old 5th Feb 2000, 12:30 PM   #7
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I use several different free UK isp's, including freeserve and freeisp. The connect speed is usually good, but the pings are generally bad and the p/l is worse. I'm gonna try screaming.net etc. as suggested by haplo and will see what happens.

I have also investigated mpz.com which turns out to have low pings and be quite stable. Only problem is you can only play on their servers. Anyone know anything about europe.heat, it was mentioned in another thread.
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