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Every time landmines or any other objective related sound is played I get this short freeze lockup. Other players complain about it also. Don´t think I changed lately something in my settings, also the packetloss have been even higher and still no lagz.

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                      WinMTR statistics                                   |
|                       Host              -   %  | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
|------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
|                             192.168.1.1 -    0 |   73 |   73 |    0 |    0 |    3 |    0 |
|                              10.110.0.1 -    0 |   73 |   73 |    6 |    9 |   22 |   10 |
|                trt-bb1-te1-2.starman.ee -    0 |   73 |   73 |    7 |   11 |  153 |    7 |
|               tapa-bb1-te1-3.starman.ee -    0 |   73 |   73 |    8 |   11 |   45 |    9 |
|                 akad-bb1-po2.starman.ee -    2 |   69 |   68 |    9 |   14 |  207 |   10 |
|               sole-bb1-te1-1.starman.ee -   16 |   45 |   38 |    9 |   12 |   25 |   11 |
|tengigabitethernet7-1.asr1.hel1.gblx.net -    0 |   73 |   73 |    9 |   23 |  197 |   12 |
|                  ae9.csr2.ARN3.gblx.net -    0 |   73 |   73 |   16 |   20 |   58 |   18 |
|                  lag2.ar1.ARN2.gblx.net -    0 |   73 |   73 |   16 |   22 |   33 |   24 |
|            xe-5-2-0.stk30.ip4.tinet.net -    0 |   73 |   73 |   16 |   21 |   77 |   19 |
|            xe-2-1-0.nyc41.ip4.tinet.net -    0 |   73 |   73 |  109 |  116 |  175 |  111 |
|                    gtt-gw.ip4.tinet.net -   10 |   53 |   48 |  122 |  126 |  139 |  129 |
|      as20473.ae3.ar2.ewr1.us.nlayer.net -    0 |   73 |   73 |  121 |  126 |  142 |  121 |
|ethernet1-2-2-c1-16-b2-1.pnj1.choopa.net -    0 |   73 |   73 |  121 |  124 |  137 |  122 |
|               108-61-21-94.constant.com -    0 |   73 |   73 |  117 |  122 |  137 |  123 |
|________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
   WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider 21\10\13

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I share the same problem on jay 2 when I'm there.. But it is manageable.



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That's your ISP side. sole-bb1-te1-1.starman.ee = 16% packet loss.

 

For sound lag check your GPU driver settings. 



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I could have even 50-70% in my ISP side and still no lag. I´ve had ISP related lags also but then my ping also jumps from 140 to 160 but its stable at moment.

I don´t recall changing anything on my PC but maybe its my PC.

Though why I brought this up because several people complained at exact same time about similar symptoms. Told them to report it also.

And the thing is I don´t have this lag in other games(Dead Space 3 with max settings and no lag).

 

Maybe other jay2 admins can ask around and post their SS also?



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Freeze would only happen when your  HD or CPU is throttled which could be the case either from external applications on your PC. 

 

This isn't network related issue but more like settings or hardware related one.

 

Can u try to increase your soundmegs from command line and then launch ET? See how it goes. 



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Okey i not play yesterday (sunday) but i was playing saturday. Then i have very short freezes but nothing what disturb me. Some players say too that they have small freezes time to time. But when i play longer its gone and no freeze anymore. But that happen saturday. Only time when i have lagg/freeze on Jay2 and i played there long long time. So i dont think that relate your topic but just say what i see when i played saturday. I send here second message if i lagg/freeze today.



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I got the same lag freezes, only on oasis and marrakech... and its happening to both AMD and NVIDIA cards, from other ppl tellng me they have the same freezes, my gf uses nvidia and has the same lag freezes


Edited by Mccloud, 21 October 2013 - 10:13 AM.


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I got the same lag freezes, only on oasis and marrakech... and its happening to both AMD and NVIDIA cards, from other ppl tellng me they have the same freezes

 

How big is your sound megs? or for everyone having the issue?

 

Are you all using latest drivers?  Did it happened before also? or it started recently? 

 

Does same things happen on jaymod 1? 

 

Does the player count affect the sound lag? 

 

Windows OS and your GPU? Driver info please?

 

Can you ask others to provide the info? If we have 20 players having the issue we could easily pin point from where it's coming. 

 

Their is no extrapolation on lagometer so that confirms its not server. Now this is something related to local PC. If we get more info it from all we can figure out the issue.



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For me same like spike lags.....



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How big is your sound megs? or for everyone having the issue?

 

Are you all using latest drivers?  Did it happened before also? or it started recently? 

 

Does same things happen on jaymod 1? 

 

Does the player count affect the sound lag? 

 

Windows OS and your GPU? Driver info please?

 

Can you ask others to provide the info? If we have 20 players having the issue we could easily pin point from where it's coming. 

 

Their is no extrapolation on lagometer so that confirms its not server. Now this is something related to local PC. If we get more info it from all we can figure out the issue.

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System Information
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Time of this report: 10/21/2013, 14:05:01
       Machine name: RYAN
   Operating System: Windows 8 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.130531-1504)
           Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
       System Model: HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC
               BIOS: InsydeH2O Version CCB.03.72.24F.15
          Processor: AMD A8-4500M APU with Radeon™ HD Graphics    (4 CPUs), ~1.9GHz
             Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3560MB RAM
          Page File: 1869MB used, 2906MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
   User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
 System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
     DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode


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Display Devices
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          Card name: AMD Radeon HD 7640G
       Manufacturer: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
          Chip type: AMD Radeon HD 7640G (0x9903)
           DAC type: Internal DAC(400MHz)
        Device Type: Full Device
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_9903&SUBSYS_184B103C&REV_00
     Display Memory: 2020 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 496 MB
      Shared Memory: 1524 MB
       Current Mode: 1600 x 900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: unknown
         Monitor Id: AUO159E
        Native Mode: 1600 x 900(p) (60.188Hz)
        Output Type: Internal

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Wolfenstein - Enemy Territory\ET.exe" +set com_hunkMegs 256 +set com_soundmegs 100

I updated my drivers via Auto detect, and was able to play without any lag, just recently it started happening, and I noticed it's happening in Oasis and Marrakech, not sure if I noticed it on other maps
 



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So had less lag today, though still happened, when landmines were spotted or obj announcements shout. Tried to hype hunk- and soundmegs, no difference(\com+TAB showed raised values).

It happened lately and strange thing is I´ve not changed anything. Still on AMD 13.4 drivers. CPU is near 60% load, Start manager up and don´t notice any spikes in process loads.(audiodg.exe 0%-1%). And winMTR shows similiar results:

 

|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|                                      WinMTR statistics                                   |
|                       Host              -   %  | Sent | Recv | Best | Avrg | Wrst | Last |
|------------------------------------------------|------|------|------|------|------|------|
|                             192.168.1.1 -    0 |  232 |  232 |    0 |    0 |    4 |    0 |
|                              10.110.0.1 -    0 |  232 |  232 |    6 |   10 |   21 |   10 |
|                trt-bb1-te1-2.starman.ee -    0 |  232 |  232 |    6 |   11 |  188 |   10 |
|               tapa-bb1-te1-3.starman.ee -    0 |  232 |  232 |    8 |   13 |  205 |   12 |
|                 akad-bb1-po2.starman.ee -    1 |  229 |  228 |    9 |   14 |  199 |   14 |
|               sole-bb1-te1-1.starman.ee -   24 |  121 |   93 |    9 |   14 |   98 |   10 |
|tengigabitethernet7-1.asr1.hel1.gblx.net -    0 |  232 |  232 |   10 |   23 |  213 |   11 |
|                  ae9.csr2.ARN3.gblx.net -    0 |  232 |  232 |   16 |   20 |   69 |   24 |
|                  lag2.ar1.ARN2.gblx.net -    0 |  232 |  232 |   16 |   22 |   65 |   21 |
|            xe-5-2-0.stk30.ip4.tinet.net -    0 |  232 |  232 |   16 |   23 |   83 |   22 |
|            xe-2-1-0.nyc41.ip4.tinet.net -    0 |  232 |  232 |  109 |  116 |  183 |  113 |
|                    gtt-gw.ip4.tinet.net -    6 |  193 |  183 |  121 |  126 |  163 |  127 |
|      as20473.ae3.ar2.ewr1.us.nlayer.net -    0 |  232 |  232 |  121 |  129 |  145 |  134 |
|ethernet1-2-2-c1-16-b2-1.pnj1.choopa.net -    0 |  232 |  232 |  121 |  125 |  156 |  123 |
|               108-61-21-94.constant.com -    0 |  232 |  232 |  117 |  123 |  134 |  118 |
|________________________________________________|______|______|______|______|______|______|
   WinMTR v0.92 GPL V2 by Appnor MSP - Fully Managed Hosting & Cloud Provider

 

My ISP shows more packetloss but that tinet.net less, and theres also less lag. Maybe some correlation? But need more info from others too.

Have to check to run from other HD: same with other HD and installation with not so many packs.

Also in marrakech it went bad, snatch was OK. Player amount was the same 10 vs 10, take or give couple players.



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Went from jay2 marrakech with lockups to jay1 with double amount of players and didn´t notice those lockups, had usual CPU\ISP related loss of snaps but this is covered in another topic. Overall playing was more smoother in jay1 even with more players.



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Went from jay2 marrakech with lockups to jay1 with double amount of players and didn´t notice those lockups, had usual CPU\ISP related loss of snaps but this is covered in another topic. Overall playing was more smoother in jay1 even with more players.

 

I think then it's sound pack causing issue. Let's try to remove sound pack from jay2 for couple of days and see if that fixes the issue. But if it's sound pack it should have caused long time back. 

 

OR I will install new server for testing on jay2 machine and see if that fixes the issue. 



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No lags yesterday! Play almost everymap yesterday and no problems. Hopefully you laggs is gone too Vanaraud and Mccloud!



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No lags yesterday! Play almost everymap yesterday and no problems. Hopefully you laggs is gone too Vanaraud and Mccloud!

 

Yes it was less.

 

And if its soundpack overspamming should make it worse but didn´t notice it  and it should have been long time ago as DD said. I noticed some settings like artillery is changed, maybe anything else? Enhanced mod settings changed?






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