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New CONFIG has increased ping.

By korrupt
Nov 26, 2006
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  1. I have started using a new config on soldier of fortune 2, but my ping has increased by at least 30ms after I started using it. Unfortunately I cannot post the config up because I was told not to, but does anyone have any ideas as to how to bring it back down?

    Thanks,

    Korrupt
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    Heh. It's kind of like going to the doctor and (s)he asks, "So, give me the details about how you've been feeling slow..." and the patient responds, "I can't tell you, because its an invasion of my privacy. But can I get some drugs to fix it?". ;)

    My first question is what do you mean by 'new config', exactly? Are you suggesting you have a new or upgraded computer? Perhaps a new or upgraded router, network equipment (cables, cards, devices), network/game configuration or....?

    Another question I have is are you plaing SoF over the Internet or LAN?

    Also, what has changed since that 30ms of ping didn't exist?

    High pings are often the result of equipment problems or network congestion. Powering your network equipment (modem, router, switch etc..) off and on should be the first step.
  3. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,060

    I see your point mate... A config is basically a set of user customisable parameters. I will post an example one up... Configs can make a huge difference to your gameplay, hence why the person in question doesnt want it posted up. Anyways, here is an example, so you see what I mean...

    // generated by soldier of fortune 2, do not modify
    unbindall
    bind TAB "+scores"
    bind ENTER "+use"
    bind SPACE "+goggles"
    bind - "+zoomout"
    bind 0 "screenshot"
    bind 1 "weapon 1"
    bind 2 "weapon 2"
    bind 3 "weapon 3"
    bind 4 "weapon 4"
    bind 5 "weapon 5"
    bind 6 "weapon 6"
    bind 7 "weapon 7"
    bind 8 "weapon 8"
    bind 9 "weapon 9"
    bind = "+zoomin"
    bind \ "+firemode"
    bind ` "toggleconsole"
    bind a "vstr hj"
    bind d "+back"
    bind c "messagemode"
    bind e "+forward"
    bind f "+moveright"
    bind w "+leanleft"
    bind r "+leanright"
    bind g "+movedown"
    bind h "cg_fov 100"
    bind b "centreview"
    bind RIGHTARROW "+forward"
    bind MOUSE3 "+reload"
    bind MOUSE1 "+attack; CG_FOV 80"
    bind l say ^s|| ^$H^7eheh^<e^7, ^$G^7rea^<t ^$c^7atc^<h #t^$!!! ^s||
    bind j say ^s|| ^$H^7e^<y ^$e^7veryon^<e^$!!! ^s||
    bind b say ^s|| ^$H^7e^<y ^$W^7hat^<s^7 up^$??? ^s||
    bind u say ^s|| ^$G^7oo^<d ^$g^7am^<e ^$e^7veryon^<e^$!! ^s||
    bind q "+movedown; +leanleft"
    bind s "+moveleft"
    bind t "+movedown; +leanright"
    bind y "messagemode2"
    bind ~ "toggleconsole"
    bind F1 "vote yes"
    bind F2 "vote no"
    bind z "dropweapon"
    bind x "dropitem"
    bind MOUSE2 "+altattack"
    bind MWHEELDOWN "weapnext"
    bind MWHEELUP "weapprev"
    seta net_socksPassword ""
    seta net_socksUsername ""
    seta net_socksPort "1080"
    seta net_socksServer ""
    seta net_socksEnabled "0"
    seta net_noipx "0"
    seta cg_drawfps 1
    seta net_noudp "0"
    seta ui_noNetCheck "0"
    seta ui_rmg_seed "0"
    seta ui_rmg_time "day"
    seta ui_rmg_size "small"
    seta ui_rmg_config "desert"
    seta ui_serverStatusTimeOut "7000"
    seta g_warmup "20"
    seta ui_sof2FirstRun "1"
    seta cg_hudFiles "ui/hud.txt"
    seta ui_findPlayer "unknown"
    seta ui_lastServerRefresh_3 ""
    seta ui_lastServerRefresh_2 "Aug-20, 2006 at 10:17"
    seta ui_lastServerRefresh_1 "Aug-10, 2006 at 16:41"
    seta ui_lastServerRefresh_0 "Aug-11, 2006 at 15:13"
    seta cg_selectedPlayerName "^s<XK>^$||^<K^7o^<rru^7p^<t^$||"
    seta cg_selectedPlayer "0"
    seta ui_mapIndex "0"
    seta ui_currentNetMap "0"
    seta ui_currentMap "0"
    seta ui_netSource "2"
    seta ui_gtPickupsDisabled "1"
    seta ui_gtRespawnType "3"
    seta ui_actualNetGametype "3"
    seta ui_netGametype "3"
    seta ui_joinGametype "0"
    seta ui_gametype "3"
    seta ui_dedicated "0"
    seta server16 ""
    seta server15 ""
    seta server14 ""
    seta server13 ""
    seta server12 ""
    seta server11 ""
    seta server10 ""
    seta server9 ""
    seta server8 ""
    seta server7 ""
    seta server6 ""
    seta server5 ""
    seta server4 ""
    seta server3 ""
    seta server2 ""
    seta server1 ""
    seta cg_drawCrosshairNames "1"
    seta cg_drawCrosshair "3"
    seta ui_browserShowEmpty "1"
    seta ui_browserShowFull "1"
    seta ui_browserSortKey "4"
    seta ui_browserGameType "0"
    seta ui_browserMaster "0"
    seta g_botSkill "2"
    seta ui_glCustom "0"
    seta s_soundpoolmegs "25"
    seta s_mp3overhead "31756"
    seta s_mixPreStep "0.05"
    seta s_mixahead "0.2"
    seta s_khz "22"
    seta s_doppler "1"
    seta s_separation "0.5"
    seta s_musicvolume "0.000000"
    seta s_volume "1"
    seta vid_ypos "22"
    seta vid_xpos "3"
    seta r_lastValidRenderer "MOBILITY RADEON 9000 DDR x86/SSE2"
    seta r_modelpoolmegs "10"
    seta r_ssCheap "0"
    seta r_primitives "0"
    seta r_facePlaneCull "1"
    seta r_gamma "2"
    seta r_markcount "100"
    seta r_swapInterval "0"
    seta r_textureMode "0"
    seta r_finish "0"
    seta r_dlightBacks "1"
    seta r_dynamiclight "1"
    seta r_drawSun "0"
    seta r_fastsky "0"
    seta r_ignoreGLErrors "1"
    seta r_flares "0"
    seta r_lodbias "0"
    seta r_lodCurveError "250"
    seta r_subdivisions "4"
    seta r_vertexLight "0"
    seta r_simpleMipMaps "1"
    seta r_customaspect "1"
    seta r_customheight "1024"
    seta r_customwidth "1600"
    seta r_fullscreen "1"
    seta r_mode "3"
    seta r_ignorehwgamma "0"
    seta r_overBrightBits "0"
    seta r_depthbits "0"
    seta r_stencilbits "8"
    seta r_stereo "0"
    seta r_colorbits "0"
    seta r_texturebitslm "0"
    seta r_texturebits "0"
    seta r_detailtextures "0"
    seta r_roundImagesDown "1"
    seta r_picmip "2"
    seta r_tf_cinematic "GL_RGB8"
    seta r_tf_lightmap "GL_RGB8"
    seta r_tf_alpha_uncompressed "GL_RGBA8"
    seta r_tf_solid_uncompressed "GL_RGB8"
    seta r_tf_alpha_compressed "GL_COMPRESSED_RGBA_DXT5"
    seta r_tf_solid_compressed "GL_COMPRESSED_RGBA_DXT5"
    seta r_ext_compressed_textures "1"
    seta r_force_compressed_textures "1"
    seta r_maxTextureSize "0"
    seta r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "1"
    seta r_ext_texture_env_add "1"
    seta r_ext_compiled_vertex_array "1"
    seta r_ext_multitexture "1"
    seta r_ext_gamma_control "1"
    seta r_allowExtensions "1"
    seta r_glDriver "opengl32"
    seta cg_predictItems "1"
    seta cl_punkbuster "1"
    seta cl_anonymous "0"
    seta identity "mullinsjungle"
    seta snaps "30"
    seta details "5"
    seta rate "10000"
    seta name "^s<XK>^$||^<K^7o^<rru^7p^<t^$||"
    seta cl_maxPing "800"
    seta m_filter "0"
    seta m_side "0.25"
    seta m_forward "0.25"
    seta m_yaw "0.022"
    seta m_pitch "0.022"
    seta cg_autoswitch "1"
    seta cl_voice "0"
    seta r_inGameVideo "1"
    seta cl_allowDownload "0"
    seta cl_freelook "1"
    seta cl_mouseAccel "0"
    seta sensitivity "5"
    seta cl_run "1"
    seta cl_packetdup "1"
    seta cl_maxpackets "30"
    seta cl_pitchspeed "140"
    seta cl_yawspeed "140"
    seta RMG_terrain "grassyhills"
    seta RMG_timefile "day"
    seta RMG_map "small"
    seta RMG_textseed "0"
    seta sv_master5 ""
    seta sv_master4 ""
    seta sv_master3 ""
    seta sv_master2 ""
    seta sv_banFile "sof2mp.ban"
    seta sv_banFilter "1"
    seta sv_voice "0"
    seta sv_mapcycle "none"
    seta sv_floodProtect "1"
    seta sv_maxPing "0"
    seta sv_minPing "0"
    seta sv_maxRate "0"
    seta sv_punkbuster "0"
    seta sv_hostname "noname"
    seta vm_ui_hunk "1"
    seta vm_gametype_hunk "1"
    seta vm_game_hunk "2"
    seta vm_cgame_hunk "2"
    seta vm_ui "2"
    seta vm_gametype "2"
    seta vm_game "2"
    seta vm_cgame "2"
    seta rw_BaseStationPort "0"
    seta rw_enabled "0"
    seta joy_threshold "0.15"
    seta in_joyBallScale "0.02"
    seta in_joystick "0"
    seta in_mouse "-1"
    seta in_mididevice "0"
    seta in_midichannel "1"
    seta in_midiport "1"
    seta in_midi "0"
    seta com_ignoreverifynetwork "0"
    seta com_ignoreothertasks "0"
    seta sys_versionignore "0"
    seta sys_noaltenter "1"
    seta logfilename "qconsole.log"
    seta com_maxfps "333"
    seta com_hunkMegs "45"
    seta dmflags "0"
    seta sv_maxclients "8"
    seta cg_shadows "1"
    seta cm_playerCurveClip "1"
    seta g_maxGameClients "0"
    seta g_friendlyFire "0"
    seta g_teamAutoJoin "0"
    seta g_teamForceBalance "0"
    seta g_log "games.log"
    seta g_logSync "0"
    seta g_logHits "0"
    seta g_inactivity "180"
    seta g_allowVote "1"
    seta g_voteDuration "60"
    seta g_voteKickBanTime "0"
    seta g_failedVoteDelay "1"
    seta g_respawnInterval "15"
    seta g_respawnInvulnerability "5"
    seta g_timeouttospec "15"
    seta g_roundtimelimit "5"
    seta g_roundjointime "5"
    seta g_timeextension "15"
    seta g_roundstartdelay "5"
    seta disable_weapon_knife "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_US_SOCOM "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_M19 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_silvertalon "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_microuzi "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_M3A1 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_MP5 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_USAS_12 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_M590 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_MSG90A1 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_M4 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_AK_74 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_SIG551 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_M60 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_RPG_7 "2"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_MM_1 "2"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_M84 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_SMOHG92 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_AN_M14 "0"
    seta disable_pickup_weapon_M15 "0"
    seta g_forceFollow "0"
    seta g_followEnemy "1"
    seta g_pickupsDisabled "0"
    seta g_suicidePenalty "-1"
    seta g_voiceFloodCount "6"
    seta g_voiceFloodPenalty "60"
    seta g_teamkillPenalty "-1"
    seta g_teamkillDamageMax "300"
    seta g_teamkillDamageForgive "50"
    seta g_teamkillBanTime "5"
    seta g_teamkillNoExcuseTime "8"
    seta g_teamkillNoExcuseMultiplier "3"
    seta g_suddenDeath "1"
    seta g_voiceTalkingGhosts "1"
    seta cg_shellEjection "1"
    seta cg_drawGun "1"
    seta cg_fov "80"
    seta cg_stereoSeparation "0.4"
    seta cg_draw2D "1"
    seta cg_drawTimer "1"
    seta cg_drawSnapshot "0"
    seta cg_drawHUDIcons "1"
    seta cg_crosshairSize "20"
    seta cg_crosshairGrow "0.5"
    seta cg_drawCrosshair "1"
    seta cg_crosshairX "0"
    seta cg_crosshairY "0"
    seta cg_crosshairRGBA "0,1,0,1"
    seta cg_crosshairFriendRGBA "0,0,0,1"
    seta cg_simpleItems "0"
    seta cg_lagometer "0"
    seta cg_centertime "4"
    seta cg_centerY "70"
    seta cg_runpitch "0.002"
    seta cg_runroll "0.005"
    seta cg_bobup "0.005"
    seta cg_bobpitch "0.001"
    seta cg_bobroll "0.001"
    seta cg_goreDetail "1"
    seta cg_chatTime "8000"
    seta cg_chatHeight "4"
    seta cg_forceModel "0"
    seta cg_antiLag "1"
    seta cg_autoReload "1"
    seta cg_deferPlayers "1"
    seta cg_drawFriend "1"
    seta cg_teamChatsOnly "0"
    seta cg_noVoiceText "0"
    seta cg_currentSelectedPlayer "0"
    seta cg_currentSelectedPlayerName ""
    seta cg_cameraOrbitDelay "50"
    seta cg_smoothClients "0"
    seta cg_noProjectileTrail "0"
    seta cg_damageindicator "1.5"
    seta cg_tracerChance "0.5"
    seta cg_animBlend "1"
    seta cg_automap_x "485"
    seta cg_automap_y "5"
    seta cg_automap_w "150"
    seta cg_automap_h "150"
    seta cg_automap_a "0.75"
    seta cg_drawRadar "2"
    seta cg_drawTeamScores "1"
    seta cg_voiceRadio "1"
    seta cg_voiceGlobal "1"
    seta cg_soundGlobal "1"
    seta cg_soundFrag "1"
    seta cg_weaponMenuFast "0"
    seta cg_bodyTime "0"
    seta cg_zoomWeaponChange "1"
    seta team_identity "civilianmale2"
    seta outfitting "AABAA"
    seta fx_debug "0"
    seta fx_countScale "1"
    seta fx_nearCull "0"
    seta timelimit "0"
    seta scorelimit "20"
    seta cg_impactPrediction "1"
    set +hijump "-movedown;+moveup;wait 2;-moveup;+movedown;wait 2;-movedown"
    set hj "vstr +hijump"
  4. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I'm not very familiar with the SoF config, but I remember its based on the Quake II engine. Most information you find on Quake II configs should apply.

    The options (that I notice, at least) which could affect your ping may include:

    • snaps - number of world updates from server
    • seta rate - packet rate control
    • cl_maxping - maximum ping control
    • cl_maxpackets - hard limits maximum packets
    • cg_antilag - Attempts to minimize ping advantages
    • seta sv_maxPing "0" (Server setting)
    • seta sv_minPing "0" (Server setting)
    • seta sv_maxRate "0" (Server setting)

    You can try playing with these settings. Unfortunately, I'm not familiar enough with them to give you any insight.
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 1,060

    Thank you:)
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