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The curse that is dialup [Friday 7th January 2005 at 6:33 pm]
Thomas

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Good news: I can play Ricochet (a mod for Half-life) over dial-up.

Bad news: the demon lag soon gets the better of me (and when it peaks at 2000 more than once, it gets very hard to even make the jumps, let alone decapitate opponents).
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[User Picture]From: ptristan
Friday 7th January 2005 at 7:43 pm (UTC)
I think that's less of a dail-up problem and more of a Keysurf sucks problem (assuming you've gone back to uni of course). I never had a problem with CS when I played that over dail-up and always got pings < 100
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Friday 7th January 2005 at 7:46 pm (UTC)
Actually, in this case it was probably a combination of keysurf sucks, dialup sucks, all the servers are somewhere else (hence pings of at least 150), and overloaded servers *really* suck.
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[User Picture]From: ptristan
Friday 7th January 2005 at 7:47 pm (UTC)
Don't forget the obvious - Ricochet sucks more!
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[User Picture]From: boggyb
Friday 7th January 2005 at 7:49 pm (UTC)
I'll disagree there and say I prefer Ricochet to Counter-Strike. Each to their own.
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