— by Love2Play
been on aol , and a couple of other of isp's in the past year
and the same problem keeps arising. I have browsed through
your tech tips numerous times and cannot put a finger on my
problem. I have tried every thing and still am at a loss.
HERES THE PROBLEM- When I connect through gamespy through
my isp , I cannott get a stable connection rate(ping).when
i am connected to a q2 server(5- 7 hops is all i ever connect
to 2-300 ping) my ping will go from 200-999 over and over.
I cannott play during the day at all, only at 2-5 A.M. Can't
connect and play at all using open gl, only software mode
works. tried tips and console commands to improve stability
but to no avail.
amd k6-2 350
savage 4 pro agp
56k /v.90 U.S. Robotics fax/ Gaming modem
most likely is an overcrowded ISP. The first clue is the
time of day that it happens. If you suddenly become more stable
during what we call non-peak hours, that is a strong indication
that your ISP can't handle the number of users it has signed
up. And it's not unusual for small local ISP's to sign on
too many users for the equipment they have.
Skins won't work
downloaded some skins and models to use in quake II, but I'm
having problems. Every time I ask someone, they tell me to
put it in the baseq\players\etc.(whatever it is), but I know
that, so please don't tell me that's what is wrong. When I
go into the game it does not let me switch to anything other
than the male, female, and cyborg skins. I've tried everything
I know, please help.om: irc chat
make sure there are NO loose files in your Quake2\baseq2\players
folder, only folders in there. Then, the new skins will not
show up in the game menu. They will, however, show up in Gamespy
am not able to activate a grappling hook on some servers using
the "bind X +hook" command when other players can. Some servers
it's okay and some it's not. Can anybody please shed any light
as to how I may be able to troubleshoot this problem?
sounds like a classic case of the repeated key bind. In other
words, you have bound the same key to different commands.
As we said in the previous articles, if you bind the same
key twice the last one bound wins.
Take a close look at your config and make sure there are no
keys repeated. One bind per key!
Banshee won't run OpenGL
have the 3d blaster banshee, and it supports 3dfx and glide
but in the config file it says im running software wich im
not because i got the patch to run glide with q2 and my vid
card, so is that ok or is there something i can put in like
set gl "glide" instead of software.
does not run in Glide. It runs in OpenGL or software mode.
Most likely you have not downloaded or installed the most
current drivers for your Banshee.
3DFX has the latest drivers for the Banshee. Follow the
directions in Upgrading
for Survival for removing old drivers.
am trying your tip and the end of the video card tweaking
section for the Voodoo 2. my question is will this go for the
sli setup and will it make my cards hot? because i dont have
much cooling in there. plus for now im running a p166.
autoexec.bat settings for the Voodoo 2 will work fine for SLI.
The most important setting regarding heat would be SET SSTV2_GRXCLK=75.
That is the setting you would change to overclock your Voodoo 2.
If you already have no fans, I would not recommend overclocking
your cards. Voodoo 2's run hot enough by themselves. I would
however recommend a better CPU. That p166 is not going to
get you much farther in the new games that are being released
these day. I hope Santa was good to you and gave you some
means to get a new CPU.