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  1. 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.
  2. Is there any connection to the problem of avis falling off vehicles on sim border crossings?
  3. 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.
  4. @ Madeleine - yes results from speedtest.net And Cat6 cable.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!)
  7. 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
  8. 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 :
  9. 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?
  10. 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 ).
  11. So then, all else being equal, go for more vid ram rather then less. I forget which machie but I did see a mid price with fairly good GPU but only 512 MB vid ram. That would be a poor choice? ... Is Intel Iris (Mac) any better than other intel gpus (for SL)? It does have somewhat higher Passmark rateing than the Intel D chips.. but I note the comment re: DirectX vs OpenGL.
  12. Hey Orcs fancy seeing you in a place like this LOL! So NV GTX 699 is what Id want, if it exists LOL. GT 640M or 650M seem common in lappies in middle of my price range; if I push it then its 750M. Apple (Mac Book Pro, lower end / Air) has something called Intl Iris? Any diea what that is and how good it is?
  13. The graph is strictly vido memory, or is it total memory? Thanksfor the helpful comments.
  14. I believe that another reason they are sometmes somewhat taciturn is that maintenance is to block a griefer exploit. Maybe they could summarise on a regular basis, (well after such events), what kinds of 'down time' they have had (scheduled maintenance, LL problems, network issues, "unscheduled preventative maintenance"). Or perhpas they do I just havent seen it. For me, the bigger issue is that their release strategy (frequently and often) means that SL is not fully functional 2 mornings a week (ie sailing for exampple is more or less impossible). So we have a fully functional SL for 86% of the time, approx. For someone who is not around here much on weekends its more like 80% up time (and thats assuming NO UNscheduled down time). But it is what it is ... I suppose I do need time to clean the kitchen, do filing haha.
  15. Download seems very low indeed. Shouldbe at least one orderof magnitude higher.