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Old 26th Jun 2001, 12:12 AM   #1
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Angry 56 modem

i am from colombia and i have a 56 k modem, is it possible to play with this speed, what servers should i look for, maximum players, maximum pings,

If there is anyone from colombia with a server i would like to know to play together.
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Old 26th Jun 2001, 12:23 AM   #2
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Since I'm in Sweden, I can't tell about any good servers in Colombia, but I can tell ya there are lotsa people playing on a 56k modem.

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Old 26th Jun 2001, 03:16 AM   #3
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I'm in the UK and don't have any trouble finding servers (all in Europe ... better for me 'cause they're local) where I can play with a ping around 200-250 against people who mostly have a similar ping...

With the prevalence of broadband in North America is it difficult for you guys to find other 56k-ers to fight? If I try playing on a North American server against a bunch of ADSLers I quickly become frag-fodder....
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Old 26th Jun 2001, 03:54 AM   #4
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I think you have a misconception about the numbers of broadband users in the United States.

The September 2000 statistics show that of the households with an internet connection, only 11% were broadband (330,000 xDSL users and 1.6 million Cable Modem users), although that number is rising rapidly.

What you tend to see, however, is that the more ... "fanatical" ... gamers tend to go with the best equipment possible: Fast processors, video cards and broadband. And since broadband means that they don't tie up the phone line, they tend to be online more.

Not that any of this helps stop them from stomping on you.
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Old 26th Jun 2001, 06:29 AM   #5
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I just picked up a nice hardware modem and ping an average of 200 to many servers. I still find myself to be on the bottom of the barrel pingwise, going up against peeps in the 50-100 range, but 56K is definitely playable.
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Old 26th Jun 2001, 05:42 PM   #6
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If you can get a good connection, you could try this server:

[CSHP] UOL-UT-DeathMatch\200.230.198.9\7778\False

It's the fastest server in Brazil, as far as I know.

I don't know if you're going to be able to play there, sisnce it's full of broadband users (once one guy with ping 32 was owning everybody there ).

I simply don't play online. My connection is alaways crap. I can hardly manage to get a ping below 300.

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I just picked up a nice hardware modem and ping an average of 200 to many servers. I still find myself to be on the bottom of the barrel pingwise, going up against peeps in the 50-100 range, but 56K is definitely playable.
What kind of modem do you use? Have you used some tweak or anything to get a 200 ping? Or is something with your ISP?

My modem is hardware too (at least I belive it is), a Motorola, but my connection is WAY worse, and in fact, my old USR winmodem seemed faster than it...
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Old 27th Jun 2001, 12:00 AM   #7
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PING 900-1000

My ping is always 900-1200, i think it is very slow to play, anyway i will try to connect to the brazil server
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Old 27th Jun 2001, 06:29 AM   #8
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I have a Diamond SupraExpress 56i, an ISA hardware modem, and my pings have been cut in half (400 to 200 on average). I also get next to no disconnections and very little PL/Lag associated with my connection. Of course, I still get it if the server lags out.

Price was only $19 + shipping. Check out www.sonicblue.com's Steals and Deals section if you have a free ISA slot. It's listed as SupraExpress 56i V.90 Voice Modem - Bulk Com2 JMP.

If purchased, you'll need to download updated drivers from the Diamond (ie Sonic Blue) website as the ones that come with the modem are dated. They also have a flash upgrade for it. Both are free, of course.

The only tweak I have used for this modem is the addition of teh string S202=32S95=1. This tells the modem to ignore analog/digital conversions which normally causes the modem to retrain down to a lower speed. (Thanks to Xyad for explaining that one to me. )
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Old 27th Jun 2001, 07:50 AM   #9
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its possible, but things your rely on are IS, line condiion and the modem itself. if software modem it'll lose the connection sometimes. if hardware it'll be stable
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Old 27th Jun 2001, 01:21 PM   #10
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ELSA microlink 56k internet external serial is my modem , love that thingy , ping at 130-150 on fav servers , better than some cable guys
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Old 27th Jun 2001, 03:47 PM   #11
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ELSA microlink 56k internet external serial is my modem , love that thingy , ping at 130-150 on fav servers , better than some cable guys
WOW! I'll look for one of these.

Do somebody here use an external USR (I'm sure I can buy one of these here)?
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Old 27th Jun 2001, 06:24 PM   #12
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YES! now that i got rid of that corrupt win98 op sys i FINALLY have full broadband capibilities. before even with my dsl i was still only getting 56k downloads. no WONDER i kept lagging out! =)-
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Old 27th Jun 2001, 07:41 PM   #13
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im finding more servers which i pinged good on, are now optimizing for isdn/cable users. like hello, 70 % of players are still 56k????
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Old 28th Jun 2001, 08:52 AM   #14
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im finding more servers which i pinged good on, are now optimizing for isdn/cable users. like hello, 70 % of players are still 56k????
I know what you mean. I sometimes play on 'The Drunken Snipers' but lately the servers have been kicking me if my ping spikes too high for too long.
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Old 28th Jun 2001, 09:18 PM   #15
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I simply don't play online. My connection is alaways crap. I can hardly manage to get a ping below 300
My connection is rarely below 350 and all I do is play online. I don't know how much of a diference a 100 ping would make but I seem to manage alright as long as I don't get spikes when it goes from 600 to 10000 for no particular reason.
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Old 28th Jun 2001, 11:01 PM   #16
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My connection is rarely below 350 and all I do is play online. I don't know how much of a diference a 100 ping would make but I seem to manage alright as long as I don't get spikes when it goes from 600 to 10000 for no particular reason.
Well, used to play Quake 2 with a ping of 350, but everybody else had a similar ping, so it was possible and funny to play.

If there are guys getting pings around 50, you'll hardly be able to get some frag, since you're not playing in "real-time" compared to these guys - I'm often killed without even know from where the shot came.

And sometimes these guys laughed on "how bad I am playing UT".

But now I'm a member of the [PING400!] clan, and nobody dare to say "you play like a dog" to me - actually I believe it may be a shame to a guy with ping 50 be fragged by somebody with the [PING400!] clan tag in his nick.

(*) Actually there is not a clan called PING400!, I've just got the idea of use this tag to see its effect, and it may work, since nobody seems to feel like mentioning how "bad" I am.
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