View Full Version : Wierd lag?

7th March 2006, 16:27
I installed the mod yesterday no problems, but when I play (even on the tutorial) I get unbelievably wierd lag.

I have a fairly decent PC and my FPS is almost always above 40fps but all the time, people run but go backwards and forwards super fast making it impossible to shoot anything (let alone an almost invisible man). When I'm spectating it takes about 2 seconds after I click to change camera, when I pick up corpses and objects they jump around like mad as though I have 2000 ping... but I only have like 10.

I can play any other steam game such as DoDS perfectly with no lag but this game is an exception. I think this game is a really good idea and I would love to play it properly.

Can anyone give me some advice?


7th March 2006, 17:02
It could be your anti-virus lagging you down or other CPU intensive apps like setiathome/folding/whatever. Try running as little as possible, see if it helps.

Good luck.

7th March 2006, 17:41
It could be your anti-virus lagging you down or other CPU intensive apps like setiathome/folding/whatever. Try running as little as possible, see if it helps.

Good luck.

The only thing I have running when I play is XFire.

Every other game I have doesn't have this problem.

7th March 2006, 17:45
Try running net_graph 3 and see if you're seeing anything obvious like choke. Try net_graph 2 and see how the graph looks.

Night Raider
7th March 2006, 18:24
Also, please post your specs, so we can make sure that it's not related to that.

7th March 2006, 20:44
Well, it seems alright now. I think my router was just messing up earlier.

Here is a screen of net_graph 2:

http://xs71.xs.to/pics/06102/hdn_stalkyard0001.jpg (http://xs.to)

It still seems to lag slightly at the start of rounds but thats no big deal.

My system is:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+
1.768GB DDR SDRAM PC2100
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB 128 bit

Thanks for all your help.

7th March 2006, 21:15
Yeah that looks better than mine. The start of rounds does get a little spikey but you should be ok with that. NG3 will show you if you're getting any choke, too. ;)

7th March 2006, 21:25
Good to see you signed up SoaD :) Welcome aboard.

7th March 2006, 21:35
Thanks, I hate starting a forum by asking for help. :D

Ah well, this mod owns but it's so bloody hard to see the hidden, when I hear something or see a little blur I spray like hell!

I'll read up on some guides on this forum.

I've also noticed the usefulness of the laser on the pistol and the torch.

This is the best HL2 mod that has been released and the work that has been put into it shows. Good work and thanks to everyone.

7th March 2006, 21:43
Welcome to the mod...wait til you see what we have in store for Beta 3.

8th March 2006, 02:42
well, it sounds like his lag issues have been all addressed. so now i claim this thread as my own and will proceed to complain about my lag.


tonight i logged on steam and there was not a server below 600 ping. furthermore, when i joined a server, i NEVER got above 20 fps.



512 ram
1.8 amd
9200 radeon se (i know, i know... i dont have BHS)

p.s. i was kinda messing around with dx levels the day before to see if i could reproduce BHS to make a video for the devs. it didnt work, and i just got stuck with a very very hard to see hidden (and models that were invisible until i was 5 feet away) i thought i got all the settings back to normal, but is it possible i missed a few that could fester and do this?

8th March 2006, 02:51
Quit downloading porn while you play! ;)

Or make sure automatic updates weren't going. Also, you should do a tracert to the servers you were playing and make sure if it's you or somebody else.

You can always backup your config and then delete it, it'll recreate with defaults, to test.

Sir Wankus Magpie
8th March 2006, 20:14
I was with you in that server Cyborg and there has been a mean streak of lag and choppyness on both of mymy computers....i think its mainly a server issue but stamina recharge and pigstickers are all F'd up and makes it very un ejoyable to play

8th March 2006, 20:36
Maybe the server admin was downloading porn/updates then or it could have just been a peering issue between networks. Maybe it'll go away. ;)

9th March 2006, 01:04
i fixed my lag by hacking int microsofts servers and downloading a windows version they havent started developing yet. then i used THAT to go 5 seconds into the future. i am there right now. basically, that five seconds counteracted my lag and gave me uber wallhacks when i merge the now and then images between the 2 points in time. ( i can see the iris models throughout the map, same with hidden.)

or maybe I-

rebooted my router and *ahem* closed limewire (just kidding) and it worked fine.