Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

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Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by reaby » 06 Aug 2010 17:39

Hi,

This time i'm having big troubles hosting. I changed the techSTAR host from old linux-based machine to good network and overclocked new windows machine. Since then started the problems. Game just runs too fast.

When players join server, the clock at bottom runs too fast and the second they enter the server starts invalid time - time ignored messages to appear to everybody. Also what i noticed is that epsilon changes from 0 to 1024, even more...

1. Can the over clocked computer cause dedicated to work unreliably ?
2. The server is located at 100/10 network with really low pings, (normally the ping is like 10) can this cause the problems combined with over clocking ?

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Re: Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by w1lla » 06 Aug 2010 18:52

Windows users: if you have invalid time problems, try this (thanks to TrabTowN and eyez) :
- open taskmanager
- go to the "Processes" tab
- right click on the server app
- set priority to "Above Normal"
- set affinity -> deselect all but one core (if multi core)
If the dedicated don't start at all, you can try to start it in Windows2000 compatibility mode (in the .exe properties)

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Re: Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by reaby » 06 Aug 2010 20:34

thanks, from fast testing looks like it helped.

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Re: Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by w1lla » 07 Aug 2010 08:46

no problem glad to have helped you.

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Re: Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by Assembler Maniac » 07 Aug 2010 13:57

download http://www.pchotshots.com/amaniac/priaffin.zip

Unzip to the same folder/directory where the server exe is.

Change your startup for the server and ADD "priaffin 3 10 " to the beginning of the command line.

This will make the server exe run at "above normal", only on cpu #2. It will run this way every time you start it up and you won't have to remember to adjust it with task manager.

It's simple to use. If you have any problems, post back here.

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Re: Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by Slig » 07 Aug 2010 18:55

Sounds interesting for those who host a dedicated on windows, i have added it on the dedicated topic :D

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Re: Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by Assembler Maniac » 08 Aug 2010 00:11

Slig wrote:Sounds interesting for those who host a dedicated on windows, i have added it on the dedicated topic :D
Thanks Slig.

If there's ever any more development done on the TMServer program, having a Priority & Affinity setting built in would be really helpful.

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Re: Problems with dedicated - client runs too fast.

Post by reaby » 09 Aug 2010 22:45

Friend of mine found alternative solution, tho it works only for AMD-based processors running on XP: AMD Dual-Core Optimizer. It syncs the clocks of two cores to same, see explanation at amd-site.
(it also fixed issues with half-life based dedicated servers running on the same host)

It can be downloaded here:
http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/dynamic ... ItemID=153

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