Counter Strike - Tweaking
First off I'll introduce you to the commands you can use to tweak your net connection
What is lag and what can you do to combat
When you lock up and can't move for a few seconds
Lag, and increases in latency (i.e. ping) occur depending on what is happening on screen. If you are in a quiet area of the map one minute then all hell breaks loose with bullets and players flying passed and all around you, your connection will have to handle more data. This is when problems can occur.
If you lag a lot check out the settings below. Also try not to use weapons that fire a lot of bullets at once (say the para). Instead arm yourself with a shotgun or other weapons that do not fire at such a high rate. Also take breaks in quiet areas for 2-3 seconds. Allow your connection to stabilise.
to add changes
1) Create a file called autoexec.cfg Place it in your /cstrike/ folder. In the file (open via notepad) add the following (delete ones you do not want to change):
rate "<number you
2) When in the game, bring down the console (' key) and type the command in. For example /rate 4000 will set my rate to 4000. All commands can be entered this way, just remember to add a / at the start before everything or it will not work :).
NOTE: Backup your config whenever you tweak it!
To view it type
/net_graph 1 at the
console (console key = ` ).
current Frame rate (FPS)
Note: Next to the fps count (In the pic: 50.3 fps), you may have a ping value. This is more accurate than the value you'll see on the scoreboard and for tweaking purposes is better to use that value when seeing how much your tweaking has improved your connection.
net_graph 1: As shown above.
Try to ensure the graph is stable. I.e. the graph shown is moving at a constant rate and there are no peaks in it. If there are a few peaks play with the rate settings (mentioned on next page). Your aim is to get a nice green line, with no or little amounts of yellow.