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Offline colecampbell666

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Multiplayer server hosts
If you are interested in hosting multiplayer games, read this, and then post your connection speed up and down, your CPU specs, and location, and then send me a PM. I will put your name down here for hosting a game (or games!) at a time of your choice.

Ex:
Connection Speed: 1720kb/s down, 503kb/s up
Operating System: Windows XP
RAM: 512mb
Processor: Pentium 4 1.5ghz
Video Card: ATI Radeon 9550 Sapphire
Video Memory: 256mb

If your computer is incapable of hosting the maximum 12 people, include it in the PM.

Please post in this format.


-----Current Hosts-----

Host: colecampbell666
     Server Location: Nova Scotia, Canada

Host: CP5670
     Server Location: Maryland, USA

Host: BloodEagle
     Server Location: Florida, USA

Host: Shade
     Server Location: Denmark

Host: jr2
     Server Location: New York, USA

Host: Mayhem
     Server Location: Rhineland Palatinate, Germany

Host: Super Nova
     Server Location: Virginia, USA

Host: Freespace Damo
     Server Location: Unknown

Host: goldman22
     Server Location: Unknown

« Last Edit: September 04, 2007, 09:16:17 am by colecampbell666 »
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline akenbosch

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Re: Miultiplayer server hosts
4526 kb/s down
759 kb/s up
usual ping for players in the northwest: 115
elsewhere: 200-500

(last two i caculated myself)

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Offline jr2

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Re: Miultiplayer server hosts
1) Might want to also have ppl post their system specs, as you don't want someone running XP on 128MB of RAM hosting.
2) For US, www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/ , for US and elsewhere, www.speedtest.net/

 

Offline Unknown Target

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Re: Miultiplayer server hosts
Moved to multiplayer :)

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: Miultiplayer server hosts
Anything else I should add?
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline CP5670

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Re: Miultiplayer server hosts
The speeds that test gives you depend a lot on what location you select and aren't going to be consistent for everyone.

Connection: 3417 down, 988 up, 22ms (on the DC server)
Timezone: GMT -5:00 (EST)
Availability: 3:00pm-7:00pm and 12:00pm-4:00am, on almost all days until mid-September. I will typically only be around if something has been arranged in advance though.
Specs: See signature link.

I fixed the spelling in the topic title, by the way. :p
« Last Edit: August 14, 2007, 02:00:41 pm by CP5670 »

 

Offline BloodEagle

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Re: Miultiplayer server hosts
System Specifications:

Windows XP Professional SP2
AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 4000+ 1mB L2 cache - Running at 2400 mhz using 32 bit mode.
768mB PC2700 (@166mhz) - 2gB of both page file and virtual memory.
NVidia GeForce 7600GS (overclocked) 256mB GDDR3 - 16x PCIe of course.
Barracuda 7200.9 Ultra ATA/100 250-GB Hard Drive - 8mB cache buffer.


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Connection Speeds:

I don't trust that website, I'm getting strange results.

<50mi (right next to me) ≈ 1578kb/s up - 249kb/s down - 198ms latency.*

950mi (New York) ≈ 1577kb/s up - 253kb/s down - 80ms latency.

2500mi (other coast) ≈ 1106kb/s up - 251kb/s down - 144ms latency.


*I tested that four times, it's the best result that website gave me for the area.


Because I don't trust the website, I'm posting what my router tells me.

Downstream Rate  5024 (Kbits/Sec)
Upstream Rate  384 (Kbits/Sec)


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GMT -5
As for hosting, I'll probably be available every Saturday, but that isn't a promise.
« Last Edit: August 30, 2007, 10:00:14 pm by BloodEagle »

 

Offline Turey

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
I'm going to be changing residences soon, but I'll know by Sept. 10th or so.
Creator of the FreeSpace Open Installer.
"Calm. The ****. Down." -Taristin
why would an SCP error be considered as news? :wtf: *smacks Cobra*It's a feature.

 

Offline Super Nova

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
Connection speed: It's a crappy DSL that can handle up to 4 people and I'm surprised no one wants to kill me yet for hosting.
Download: 329 kilobits or about 40 kilobytes/sec - Upload: 209 kilobits/sec   - Latency: 68 ms
Time zone: -5 GMT
Times available: Random time from 10 AM EST - 9 PM EST (I can sometimes stay longer)

OS: Windows XP Media Center Edition
RAM: 1 GB
Processor: Something very fancy that is 2.80 GHz, and it's dual-core. It's also a Pentium.
Graphics card: GeForce 7300 LE(I know, it's bad) that's overclocked by 2 MHz(ya rly)
Graphics memory: 512 mb
My computer is about 1 year old.

I doubt anything else will have to do with hosting, except for the 1 GB multi.log.

I don't really know why I'm posting on this thread.(points at connection speed)



« Last Edit: August 16, 2007, 11:55:39 am by Super Nova »

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
Once I get 5 decent responses I will try to coordinate something.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline BloodEagle

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
Download: 329 kilobits or 40 kilobytes/sec

329kbps = 41.125 kBps. Not 40. :P

I don't really know why I'm posting on this thread.(points at connection speed)

A fast computer can beat a fast connection any day of the week, besides, everyone has a low 'object update rate'. Speaking of which... does anyone know what the actual speeds for the 'object update rate' are?

 

Offline CP5670

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
No, a fast connection is more important for the host. However, FS2 doesn't require much in the way of either one. You're going to get some lag effects no matter what due to the FS2 netcode. Most of the people who posted here should be able to host at least three or four players comfortably.

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
Athlon XP 3200+ w/ 2GB RAM running XP Pro, BFG nVidia 6200 OC 256 MB GFX card, speeds are in kbps (kilobits per second):

NYC:
9844 / 929
9820 / 965
9918 / 965

Chicago, IL:
9831 / 968
9806 / 964
9929 / 961

LA, CA:
5801 / 940
5752 / 944
5744 / 939

Dallas, TX:
6880 / 947
6715 / 947
6845 / 945

Washington, DC:
9764 / 962
9857 / 965
9848 / 965

San Francisco, CA:
5476 / 941
3690 / 939
2170 / 815

Atlanta, GA:
9827 / 961
9782 / 964
9799 / 964

Seattle, WA:
6029 / 944
5988 / 938
5992 / 940

« Last Edit: August 20, 2007, 09:47:45 pm by jr2 »

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
Whats the difference between kilobits and kilobytes?
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Offline BloodEagle

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
A bit represents a single 0 or 1. There are 8 bits to a byte. It takes 8 bits to make one ascii character.

Therefore, the above sentences use 106 characters at 8 bits (1 byte) per character.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2007, 07:58:54 pm by BloodEagle »

 

Offline jr2

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
bit = 0 or 1, a Binary digIT.  Byte = 8 bits.  Kilo = 1,000 or 1,024, depending.  Mega = 1,000,000 or 1,024,000, depending.

Ah, heck, just read the Wikipedia article.  EDIT: Read This one, too.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
bit = 0 or 1, a Binary digIT.  Byte = 8 bits.  Kilo = 1,000 or 1,024, depending.  Mega = 1,000,000 or 1,024,000, depending.

Ah, heck, just read the Wikipedia article.  EDIT: Read This one, too.
I know that... I just thought that kilobits were a different measure altogether. So you multiply kilobytes by 8 to get kilobits, and divide kilobits by 8 to get kilobytes?
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Offline jr2

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
:nod:

 

Offline CP5670

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
Network speeds tend to be measured in bits rather than bytes for some reason. Never understood why.

 

Offline BloodEagle

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Re: Multiplayer server hosts
Because 6000kbps sounds a lot better than 750kBps.  ;)