COD & COD:UO Networking & Gaming Performance

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. How can I improve my broadband network settings?

First locate your uoconfig_mp.cfg (Typically C:programFiles-Call of Duty-uo-uoconfig_mp.cfg)

Make a backup copy

Open it then find and change the following settings

seta cl_maxpackets "100"

seta cl_packetdup "1"

seta snaps "40"

seta rate "25000"

When finished save file and exit.

. What is the Lag-O-Meter?

Sometimes people get a lot of lag on their computers and don't know if it's their machine or Internet connection. Well here's a little setting that's not well known called the lagometer. Basically you type in the command and it will show if you are having any connection problems with the server.

Hit the ~ key to bring down the console. It's to the left of the 1 key far left side of your keyboard.

Type in /cg_lagometer 1 to turn the lagometer on. To turn it off /cg_lagometer 0 After activating the meter you'll see a graph above your ammo display.

The blue top display is your upload connection to the server and the bottom green is the server's upload connection to you. Under optimum conditions you connection should display solid blue while the server's display should display a solid green.

If you start to show yellow spikes or bars in either display it means there are minor to moderate connection problems on the display owners end.

If it displays red spikes or bars you are having major connection problems on the display owners end.

By display owner I mean if the top display has spikes or bars it's your end, if they are on the bottom display it's on the server's end. If they're on both displays I would assume there is a problem with the connection between you and the server.

· How do I show my fps in the game?

Hit the ~ to bring down the console.

Type /cg_drawfps 1

This will display your frames per second (fps) on the top right of your screen.

· How to adjust refresh rate for game play?

A common misconception is that people think the monitor display refresh rate while in full screen game play is the same as your desktop.

If your eyes get tired or you seem to get a little motion sick while playing the game, maybe it's caused from your monitor running at 60Hz.

WARNING - MAKE SURE YOUR MONITOR SUPPORTS HIGHER REFRESH RATES

Bring down the console window via the ~ key.

Type /r_displayrefresh 75 This will set your monitor refresh rate in the game to 75Hz.

Type /vid_restart and this will restart the graphics/video for the game.

· How can I tweak my Punkbuster settings for best gameplay?

In your Call of Duty/PB folder create a new text file.

In it type these settings.

pb_sleep 500

PB_SsLog 1

PB_SsSave 1

pb_LogToFile 1

pb_logmd5tool 1

Save the file as pbcl.cfg

This will allow Punkbuster to function and give you maximum performance.

· I have a new video card and only get 60 FPS what do I do?

Make sure to set sync every frame to no.

You will find this setting in United Offensive. Under options - performance.

· Unlock you Frame Rate

First locate your uoconfig_mp.cfg (Typically C:programFiles-Call of Duty-uo-uoconfig_mp.cfg)

Make a Backup copy

Open it in wordpad

Find and change the following setting

seta com_maxfps "???"

Change the number in quotes to "0" (if you want to uncap your frames per second)

or

change it to "125" This is supposed to be the optimum setting for the Quake 3 Engine.

· Set your Hunkmegs for maximum performance

First locate your uoconfig_mp.cfg (Typically C:programFiles-Call of Duty-uo-uoconfig_mp.cfg)

Make a Backup copy

Open it in wordpad

Find and change the following setting

seta com_hunkmegs "???"

Change the number in quotes to half of your system memory.

Example:

System memory is 512mb set it to 256

System memory is 1 gigabyte set it to 512

This allows larger maps to load and run more smoothly.

· How do you color your in game name?

Player Name: Enter the name that you wish to use here.

If you want colors in your name, simply type ^# (the number varies) before the letters that you want colored.

The color codes are:

^1 = red

^2 = green

^3 = yellow

^4 = blue

^5 = light blue

^6 = purple

^8 is a color that changes depending what level you are on.

American maps = Dark Green

Russian maps =Dark red/marroon

British maps = Dark Blue

^9 = grey

^0 = black (You must type two ^^0 to type in black, not one carrot)