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Knaht Jun 14, 2014 @ 11:03pm
How to make the game less lag
as the title said.Everyone can answer this.
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In online co-op? That depends entirely on the strength of the host's internet connection. The best way to ensure you personally have the least lag is to host a game yourself.

If you're having lag on a LAN network, then you need to upgrade your network infrastructure.

If you're lagging in Single player games, then you need to downgrade your game settings and/or upgrade your hardware.
goodone Jun 14, 2014 @ 11:28pm 
u need 2 connect 2 games with less than 350ms pings. anything more than that will b affected by distance related lag.

if u have serious lags on servers with ping less than 350ms, it could b their problem. asw servers get into a desync bug if not restarted regularly [at least 1x / 3 days], and many dedicated servers do not.

in any case, u can use mappack 1.3 autoexec.cfg file to combat lag on ur side. given decent network on ur side, u should have no trouble playing games on server's relatively close to u.
Last edited by goodone; Jun 14, 2014 @ 11:29pm
Knaht Jun 15, 2014 @ 12:42am 
i don't means network sorry i means about the hmmmm... how to boost fps
What are your computer's specs?
- CPU brand, model, and clock speed
- Available RAM
- GPU model and video RAM (if available)
- Operating System (Windows 7, XP, Ubuntu, etc.)
goodone Jun 15, 2014 @ 4:11am 
Originally posted by thankthai1:
how to boost fps
lower ur video settings. and if u can't lower them more than what u r using, then... get a new comp.
YOJIMBO Jun 22, 2014 @ 5:59am 
turn on vsync and do this in console
r_dynamic 0
r_maxdlights 8
mat_hdr_level 0
datacachesize 128
fps_max 200
but i warn you the game will look ugly but yes, you will gain fps
Last edited by YOJIMBO; Jun 22, 2014 @ 6:16am
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