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Subject: Quake and ICS
I was wondering if you could help me on this question. I am thinking of
installing ICS in the future once I get another computer. My only concern
is will I be able to join Quake2/Quake3 multiplayer games over the internet
on all the computers, the host and the clients?
It would be much appreciated if you could help me out here.
Most certainly. I have a 4 computer LAN using ICS and we game at will on the internet. The most important thing is that
you have the connection to support it. I don't recommend this setup to 56k users. It's ideally for cable and dsl users.
From: Greg Peck
Subject: Server setup
Thanks for the story about setting up a Quake server. I've read the story, but can't find anything on what the effects of
Multiple Processors are.
I'm a server admin for Road Runner in the Columbus Area and I am working on putting up a gaming server. Currently the
server I am running is A Compaq DL360 with a PIII 800 and 256MB of Memory, along with 2 18.2 GB Ultra3 SCSI drives that are Mirrored using Hardware Raid.
I am wanting to run Quake II, Quake III Arena, and Unreal Tournament.
If you had the budget and could get anything you wanted to run a gaming server, what would it be, and is there a point
where putting more ram or processor in the machine because useless.
I would have no concern for hardware at all on that machine. As long as you are running the server on an NT or Linux
system, there is no cause for concern. The focus should be on your connection; preferably a T1 line and the efficiency and accuracy of your server
configs. Fortunately, Scarab supplied you with the latter. The machine is more than enough.
As for multiple processors, that like anything else is a matter of speed increase, nothing really to do with the server if
you are running an NT system, it's perfect. But again, the power of that machine is more than enough.
Subject: Sluggish system
well this is askin a helluvalot buuuuuuuuutttt
my system in general run freakishly slow. It isnt a good setup by any means but i think it is running slower than it really should. It takes around 15 seconds
just to open my computer and i really could do with a solution without having to buy a new system (yeah like that's gonna happen)
well i have a celeron 333 mhz with win 98 an old 4 gig hard drive which is really noisy (i think this is the problem but i cant find anything wrong with it) i
have a 32 meg tnt2 m64
i have 32 meg of ram.
i am not using any overclocking devices and as far i i can tell i have all the latest drivers. This is my last resort
before buying a new system i will do anything that will increase the speed/performance even a tiny bit.
15 seconds for a computer running the minimum requirements of ram for Windows 98 is fine. Trust me. You my friend need
an upgrade. You have a very small hard drive which means not much room for a swap file and are running the minimum amount of ram Windows 98 needs.
May I suggest another 128 megs of ram at least. And your video card is the bottom of teh TNT2 food chain. The
"poor man's" TNT2 card. The Celeron can be overclocked. And most definitely a larger hard drive. You have no room for Quake