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  1. Deploy Plans for the week of 2017-05-01

    Thanks... just want to clarify... the code version on Cake is the same as the other RC channels other than possible interfaces to Linux?
  2. Deploy Plans for the week of 2017-05-01

    Im afraid I havent been paying attention lately. I'm seeing 2 new serve channels, Cake and Snack. Are the distinct from the other 4 or are they subsets of the main channel? Specifically, Blake Sea - Crows Nest. That used to be main channel, but now its apparently "Cake". Main Channel was rolled this morning, but this sim is showing a restart date Thu 2017-04-27 12:54 PDT
  3. Deploy Plans for the week of 2017-04-17

    This weeks roll seems to have been not quite up to par at least in Blake Sea. Major issues with lag, sim borders etc. Very high crash rates for sail boats. Someone mentioned that they are moving to new server hardware, can anyone confirm that? Or have any other explanation for whats going on.
  4. Avatar attachments continually being detached

    Is there any connection to the problem of avis falling off vehicles on sim border crossings?

    This raises a good point, but we may need to be careful about terminology. The experts here can correct me but, I beleive that: - the 'weekly roll' is a server deploy of updated code. IMHO such deploys should be far less frequent, 3 or 4 times a year max. It is not humanly possibly to adequately regression test the code with a weekly release schedule. - of course it also includes a 'restart'. restarts should actually be more frequent, at least in high activity areas, if not daily then every second day. So Id suggest daily restarts and quarterly deploys.
  6. (Hoping this is the right forum for this) Im about to upgrade my pc and contemplating SSD. Id welcome advice comments on using EXTERNAL SSD (eg LaCie) on USB 3.0 for cache etc versus - internal 7200 rpm HDD (c:\...) - internal SSD (tho this may not be an easy option on the m/c Im likely going for) - external HDD on USB 3.0 - setting up a RAMDISK (old technology but maybe relevant here?) Also, would there be any concerns with SDD given a fair amount of write activity on the cache? I assume that write endurance is not an issue these days? This would all be on a m/c with 2 GB VRAM, if that is relevant to this question. And I sail so theres a lot of sim traversing (hence cache activity).
  7. WLAN vs ethernet

    @ Madeleine - yes results from And Cat6 cable.
  8. WLAN vs ethernet

    Ok, problem solved! I have done some spelunking around and discovered: LAN uses the Broadcom controller, Wifi uses the Intel. Using windows device manager, I discovered a Speed setting for the Broadcom thatwas set to 10 half. I changed it to Auto. And - viola!! HUGE improvent in Mb/s. Local starts out in the 80s for a few seconds then drops, avergaing 45. Im also getting similar reults from Dallas, slightly lower but not a lot. There is no such setting got the Intel. Will try it inworld a bit later on.
  9. WLAN vs ethernet

    Yeah, this is all new stuff to me. sorry for being a bit helpless. Not sure how I can tell if the "connection" is 10/100 or 1000 as you put it. The laptop seems to have two network cards, but I have no idea how to tell which is being used when and when I googly for specs I just get more confused! The netwrok cards are: Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN and as I said the router is DLink 655 "Gigabit Xtreme" but the way I read the online infor for both cards and router I should be getting more than 10 Mb/s. Standing back from the weeds though ... - am I correct that the purpose of the cable is to eliminate RF intereference? while Im pretty sure Im hardly getting any on my WLAN once cant be sure. - does the difference between 7 Mb/s (wired) and 35 Mb/s (wifi) matter for SL? I still think my issue is Vid RAM (older laptop w NV 8700M GPU) but do want to be sure connection is set up best way possible. (At least when it matters, trailing a 100' cable round the house is not onvenient!)
  10. WLAN vs ethernet

    hmmm.... well, I got a 100' Cat 6 cable (my desk is about 75'+ away from the cupboard that has the router in. SL is now giving me a slightly lower frame rate! So I ran speedest. Ping times are similar. Upload speeds are similar. But there is a HUGE difference in downlaod speeds. And wifi is WAY faster. Is this expected? I checked both local server and Dallas TX (one of the SL cities). Here are the results (averages of 2 or 3 readings) wired wifi Local Ping 9 12.3 Down 8.6 48.4 Up 3.3 3.1 MaxPing 9 17 Dallas Ping 57.5 58 Down 7.4 35.5 Up 2.8 3.0 MaxPing 58 58
  11. WLAN vs ethernet

    Not quite sure what yr 1st sentence means Storm. But moving along... pardon my ignorance but what is QoS, in simple terms. (I did a quick Google and got confused!). I have Dlink D655. Looking at the QoS page there are multiple boxes (see below) which are basicall all checked. To turn off QoS as you recommend - do I uncheck both "enable traffic shaping" and "enable qos engine"? Does this affect what I might call the variability of the connection? My point is that most of the time I get adequate frame rates in SL.So I dont think I need to improve the 'best' or the 'average'. One other question ... I assume it doesnt matter how many Ethernet connections there are? Of the 4 available, 3 are already used by my audio / home theatre set up (Squeezebox, Wii, etc) but there is one slot free. Is it ok to leave those others connected? (There isnt anything being streamed when Im on SL). ...... WAN Traffic Shaping Enable Traffic Shaping: Automatic Uplink Speed : Measured Uplink Speed : Not Estimated Manual Uplink Speed : kbps << Connection Type : Detected xDSL or Other Frame Relay Network : No QoS Engine Setup Enable QoS Engine : Automatic Classification : Dynamic Fragmentation :
  12. WLAN vs ethernet

    That's helpful, thanks. Part of my problem is not being able to make much sense of the logs. So when the viewer crashes or goes non-responsive it's hard to pin down the cause. Right now my money is on memory / GPU - so I want to see at least over several trial sessions if the cable makes any difference. Regarding Routers, do you have any recommendations? I'm currently using a DLink Xtreme I think it's called, about 4 years old. Regarding fluorescent lights, where do they make an impact? Near the router (not an issue it's in a cupboard), near the PC? Or anywhere in between? And what about LED?
  13. WLAN vs ethernet

    Im always seeing comments not to use a WLAN but to use ethernet connection to router. I THINK my WLAN is well set up. But I do have issues with SL, but Im fairly certain they are due to age of my machine / GPU / RAM limitations (Del XPS, dual NV 8700M w 500MB each + 3 GB RAM). Ethernet cable leads to the obvious question as to what is the max reasonable distance one can run blue cable? is 50 feet Ok? 100 feet ? For a number of reasons the modem and the router are a ways from my desk.
  14. Laptop for SL - Inspiron 17

    Considering a new laptop and wondering what would be best for SL. Asus seems an obvious choice but Ive seen some mixed reviews. Machine woujld also be used for work and keyboard is also fairly important. Currnetly usng 5 yr old Dell XPS M1730. Another option looks like the new (ish?) Dell Inspiron 17" which has NV GT750M GPU w 2 GB. On paper it looks like it would cope well with SL but I wonder about heat and hence lifespan of the GPU / Motherboard. Has anyone had any experience of SL on this machine. Also, and this relates to my current machine too really ... is the load on the GPU reduced if one runs at less than the native resolution, eg 1680 x 1050 vs 1920 x 1200 or even 1440 x 900 - seems to be theres be 25% or almpst 50% fewer pixels to wrangle. For other reasons, Id want a laptop with HD resolution minimum (1920 x 1080) and prob cant afford much more. But its ot obvious that SL on a 17" or less screen needs that much. Finally, are there any useful OPenGl benchmarks? Passmark etc all seem to be Direct focused.
  15. Video Card Question

    I recall seeing somewhere to beware of GPU benchmarks based on other games, something to do with DirectX. I guess my question really is, nonetheless are they a good guide as the RELATIVE power, for SL, of different GPU? Also, are the Intel Iris GPUS in Mac notebooks as bad as other chips? I'm toying with the idea of going Mac for other reasons, but am nervous about using a MacBook (other than a fully loaded Pro which I likely can't afford ).