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Old 25th Jul 2010, 04:05 PM   #1
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Biggest game breaking issue

When I am in game, I notice that I spend 80% of "game time" staring at loading screen, then when connection is established I quickly press F8, see that my ping is above 300(which is most of the time), exit to main menu, stare at the loading screen again and so on and so on.

And even if the ping is below 200 or below 100 sometimes there is a slideshow-lag of every moving object in the game, so I can't count even on ping.

And even when the ping is flawless with no lag whatsoever the other people playing are abhorrent, sometimes downright trolls that sabotage the game.

So, I never find any game except on "find public games"...

How do I find listed games on steam group servers?

Because this is clearly not working, I can't be in the game but not actually playing, that doesn't make any sense and it is beginning to annoy me greatly to the point of forgetting about this game.

This reminds me why I almost always play single player games like Fallout 3, Mass Effect 2, King's Bounty, Dead Space and so on...this experience just confirmed my suspicion that online gaming is inherently flawed.

Also, I'm from central Europe with DSL of 4MB/256kB.
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 04:13 PM   #2
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Online gaming is inherently flawed because people live different distances from each other and use different internet connections?

Have you ever thought about making a thread on the steam forum asking for European players to play with and add to your friends list?

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And even when the ping is flawless with no lag whatsoever the other people playing are abhorrent, sometimes downright trolls that sabotage the game.
You're clearly new to online gaming.

Finally, type openserverbrowser in the console, press enter, uncheck the show map list box, WHAM. Server list with ping listed.
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 04:19 PM   #3
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 Originally Posted by Tape432: ( link to post ) 
This reminds me why I almost always play single player games like Fallout 3, Mass Effect 2, King's Bounty, Dead Space and so on...
Well ESRB often warns: Online play may affect your game experience. Or something along those lines

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this experience just confirmed my suspicion that online gaming is inherently flawed.
Not really, a 4 player game can't be compared to a 16/32 or way beyond game. The more players, the lesser the effect of people being dickheads.

Anyway, I've been enjoying playing the game alot. By completely avoiding public games, I've never been in a single one and every match I've had was good... so yeah, go around the forums try and find some fun people and steamfriends em. Really the way to go

I'm luckily blessed with a >150 player friends list, with many good and fun people.
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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Finally, type openserverbrowser in the console, press enter, uncheck the show map list box, WHAM. Server list with ping listed.
What console?
What?!
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 06:15 PM   #5
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What console?
What?!
The developers console.

Go to options --> Keyboard and audio

You'll notice a box that says "enable developers console". Checkmark it.

Press the tilda (~) key to bring up the console.
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 06:37 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by Zombie21: ( link to post ) 
The developers console.

Go to options --> Keyboard and audio

You'll notice a box that says "enable developers console". Checkmark it.

Press the tilda (~) key to bring up the console.
LOL, this was completely useless, when I connected to server with latency less than 100 I had ping over 400 when loaded into pregame equipment menu.
This is then completely meaningless.

And other times everything froze when trying to connect, I had to exit to windows and close the game process with task manager.

Also nowhere in the server list does it say which difficulty it is.
What a waste of time..
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 06:48 PM   #7
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Nothing more than to give up then I guess.

Bye! We'll miss you!
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 06:58 PM   #8
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you know if you waited in a game for a second or 2 the ping normally goes down .

don't be so hasty
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 07:05 PM   #9
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No, its okay Gimbo, he's clearly tried everything, and as he said, online gaming is inherently flawed. Enjoy Fallout Tape 432!
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 07:47 PM   #10
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Although I hope he has already given up, read this bit real careful.

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Also, I'm from central Europe with DSL of 4MB/256kB.
Free protip: I have a 6MB/256kb link and I still zoom around with a 100-150ms ping. Choose your servers better, stop background downloads, or just go with your original plan and give up.
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 09:05 PM   #11
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 Originally Posted by Gimbo: ( link to post ) 
you know if you waited in a game for a second or 2 the ping normally goes down .
No, this is never the case, not once, if anything it goes up, not down.

Anyway...why did nobody say anything about steam group servers way of finding games, what is that all about?
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Old 25th Jul 2010, 10:46 PM   #12
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No one really knows. Its like a part of me I can't let go of.
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 12:37 AM   #13
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No one really knows. Its like a part of me I can't let go of.
Why post an idiot-troll-douchebag post?
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 01:35 AM   #14
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Its a DINING room...
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 08:53 AM   #15
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someone suggested sv_region may help find better matches.
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 03:28 PM   #16
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How do you play add-on campaigns offline?
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 05:48 PM   #17
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you can't (you mgith be able to "make" it work though console but iv not tryed that)

PS if your ping so sooo bad feel sorry for us guys in NZ running off copper wires
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 06:33 PM   #18
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Practice practice practice. You?
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Old 26th Jul 2010, 09:50 PM   #19
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And why is it that you can't play add-on campaigns offline?
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Old 27th Jul 2010, 01:19 AM   #20
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because it doesn't let you pick the campaign it load 1&2 together ..... or hadn't you tried?
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