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25 days ago

Zero-K server has been moved from France or Germany (not really sure) to Canada.

Canada has shorter tubes to Asia and Oceania while also still being reasonably close to Europe, so in theory, this should help people suffering from too high pings without hurting other people.
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25 days ago
if my ping went up im forking zero-k
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25 days ago
Back in Canada, so now my bullshit is even more effective! Huzzah!
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25 days ago
if it does fail i have 2 weeks subscription on a server provider service in perth WA.. its only 7G ram but im not really using it so i thought id offer
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24 days ago
I live in Brazil so I'm doomed to never have close servers to anything. However, I find that its not much of an impediment to Zero-K. My reflexes suck anyways, so I never try leet micro strats that would require super reflexes.
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RUrankGoo
24 days ago
300-700 ping, kinda around 500 most of time. I can live with that, but its unpleasant.
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24 days ago
quote:

Zero-K server has been moved from France or Germany (not really sure) to Canada.
Canada has shorter tubes to Asia and Oceania while also still being reasonably close to Europe, so in theory, this should help people suffering from too high pings without hurting other people.

sad im very sure france or germany to germany would be much closer then canada to germany
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24 days ago
DErankshrimpy: correct. It's a matter on how you present it though. If we take Paris, Frankfurt and Montreal, you could say "a whole 0.08s difference" or you could say "9x slower latency" (reference: https://wondernetwork.com/pings/Frankfurt). Based on the link (first google result) is interesting to see how small the differences are in absolute values (Frankfurt to Wellington is only 0.3s for 18000 km!)
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24 days ago
Some BAR developers have been messing about with networking settings and found something that appears to improve ping. I'd like people to try these out in springsettings.cfg:
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UseNetMessageSmoothingBuffer = 0
NetworkLossFactor = 2
LinkOutgoingBandwidth= 262144
LinkIncomingSustainedBandwidth = 262144
LinkIncomingPeakBandwidth = 262144
LinkIncomingMaxPacketRate = 2048
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24 days ago
You can achieve low latency by decreasing loss factor. There are always tradeoffs, like if you do actually have packet loss or jitter you will end up being worse.
Some of these settings should also be applicable to server side. We should check the netcode first however.
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AUrankAdminGoogleFrog I'm going to test that out. I've pointed it out in ADVENT and see if we can run some tests.

Edit: Results semi-good. A few of us see lower latency, some see no change.
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23 days ago
The netLossFactor should be lower and not bigger. It decreases packet send frequency among other things which means updates are less often.


The smoothing buffer i am not sure you want disabled. It will cause stuttering on any jitter (uneven transmission times).
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23 days ago
The other parameters (link incoming etc) are just for SERVER when hosting. And they LIMIT your throughtput, so keep it at 0, unless you want limits and dropped packets...
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23 days ago
My theory is that the internet has become more reliable in the 15 years since Spring's netcode was written, so removing some of the smoothing seems like a safe thing to try.


The link parameters seem to have non-zero defaults.
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23 days ago
Hmm ok we should set them to 0 for our hosters, reading from code it will remove various throttling limits
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15 days ago
that sucks cuz now it's >500 at least back then it was 300
hope they make it better
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