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Topic Subject:what do the pics next to scores mean?
Abraham
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posted 03-06-99 01:54 AM ET (US)         

When I played a game of ror this arvo I saw pics next to the score readouts when I pressed f4. What do they mean?

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Abraham
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posted 03-06-99 02:53 AM ET (US)     1 / 22       

please answer. The pics I saw were a white turtle, both red & yellow flying balls.

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O_Captian
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posted 03-06-99 05:15 AM ET (US)     2 / 22       
Those symbols represent lag. Yellow is not as laggy as red. The turtle means that someone's puter is really slow. There is a more technical explanation I read somewhere but don't remember where. Suffice it to say, if the game is laggy, you will see those symbols by some or all the names.

[This message has been edited by O_Captian (edited 03-06-99).]

Hexx
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posted 03-07-99 04:19 AM ET (US)     3 / 22       
the yellow ball means your latency to that person is over 300ms and the red ball means extreme latency. the white turtle means that that persons FPS (frames per second) has dropped to 15 or lower.
Breydel
Clubman
posted 03-07-99 07:32 AM ET (US)     4 / 22       
Interesting topic. So if I get it right, it's like this:

Yellow and red both refer to internet speed.
A turtle refers to CPU performance.


Am I right?

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Breydel

"Of all Gaul, the Belgae are the bravest" -Julius Caesar, 58 B.C.

Thorfinn
Clubman
posted 03-08-99 08:41 AM ET (US)     5 / 22       
BTW, the turtle is the cause of most of the problems with the house bug. It becomes pretty hard not to make it work in AoE, even 1.0b. However, thank goodness I haven't been able to make it work in RoR. I had assumed that all I would have to do is introduce some major CPU performance degrading multitasking, and I could overcome their fix. Good job, ES team!

Keep your stick on the ice.

calvin coolidge
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posted 03-08-99 10:28 AM ET (US)     6 / 22       
Any of you computer whizzes know how to stop your computer from going turtle? I have a decent computer, a P200 with 48 megs of RAM (decent enough for ROR anyway), and typically the game runs smoothly. But almost every gane at some time or another (often at the beginning) the damn thing will start to really crawl for a few minutes.

This is true of almost any game I play. If I play, say, NHL 99 for an hour, there will almost invariably be a three-minute period of REALLY slow frame rates that make it next to unplayable. I should mention that this slowdown in alost always accompanied with a lot of green-light flickering and "thinking" noises from the computer.

It's very annoying, but I always assumed it's something I have to live with. Any idea if something can be done? Please no "get a decent computer" cracks.

Scarab
Clubman
posted 03-08-99 10:36 AM ET (US)     7 / 22       
Try setting your color to 256. Your quality will take a hit, but it should help.

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Thorfinn
Clubman
posted 03-08-99 10:48 AM ET (US)     8 / 22       
Hey, Prez, hear me out, because it's gonna sound like I'm trying to take you for a ride.

  1. How much hard drive space do you have free? I have heard you need 150 MB, but it made a world of difference when I freed up 8 gigs on the boot drive.
  2. Check to see what tasks are scheduled to run automatically. Virus scanners are the most likely, but I have accidentally scheduled a defrag to happen during the middle of one game...
  3. Try a Ctrl-Alt-Del. See what tasks are running, and then experiment to see which you can kill. I found that MS FastFileFind (or something like that) was screwing up my computer. Don't know for sure what was happening, but it affected my machine with 3-12 GB hard drives more than the machine with 1-6 GB. And when I got rid of it, it eliminated many problems in other games.

Hope this helps. Hey could you return the favor? Do you or any colleagues have an inside scoop on where I can get me an intern? Thanks.

Keep your stick on the ice.

Breydel
Clubman
posted 03-10-99 05:39 PM ET (US)     9 / 22       
Scarab, AoE/RoR runs in 256 colours. You won't loose any graphic qualities in the game but it does speed up things if you change from 16K or 24K to 256. But of course you fancy wallpapers and internet sites can look ugly.

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Breydel

"Of all Gaul, the Belgae are the bravest" -Julius Caesar, 58 B.C.

GhOsT2o0o
Clubman
posted 03-10-99 06:07 PM ET (US)     10 / 22       
I pretty sure if you dont have a pentium you will always have turtle, like me. Even though I am yellow internet which mean you have a fast connection. A red Ball is the lagger. Or they both work out in If you see a guy with a red ball and turtle your probably really lagging. Although if everyone has megabites per second internet and a super fast computer, you will get the infamous Green Fire Ball. Well I guess thats ill I can say about this
armagedn
Clubman
posted 03-11-99 01:01 PM ET (US)     11 / 22       
If you have yellow balls, that's mild lag. If you have red balls, that's major lag. If you have blue balls... some ice should help.
O_Captian
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posted 03-11-99 01:23 PM ET (US)     12 / 22       
ROFLMAO!
Rip_Tide_99
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posted 03-11-99 02:44 PM ET (US)     13 / 22       
LLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

Blue balls, hehe, now that's comedy!

AlphaPeon
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posted 03-11-99 03:43 PM ET (US)     14 / 22       
Balls...

AlphaPeon

pulsebme
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posted 03-21-99 06:26 AM ET (US)     15 / 22       
You know, if you keep your computer on too long, it will just completely lag up. I used to leave my old comp on for days on end. Then I told my mom when I was 8, hey mom, the computer is slow! I didnt know what happened, but one of her friends told me to shut it down everyone once and a while.....that fixed my wag mommy. hehe. Nowadays I have to restart it every about 6 hours or so. It's as if the little clocks are just eating away at the massive RAM. let's just hope the clocks' technology doesn't increase.
Garibaldi
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posted 03-22-99 12:21 PM ET (US)     16 / 22       
ummmm...I think they kinda DID, Abe.
Garibaldi
Inactive
posted 03-22-99 12:24 PM ET (US)     17 / 22       
wait, wait. I was reading everything in reverse. I'm retarted. Sorry. Completely disregard that other reply of mine. I read all the replies in the wrong order. If you'll excuse me, now I have to go find another way to screw up today.
Teefax
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posted 03-22-99 12:57 PM ET (US)     18 / 22       
Another related question to you experts:

How come that, in the lobby, everbody shows green (four bars) and afterwards, during the game, some players are yellow or sometimes even red all the time?

Teefax

NoSoup4U
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posted 03-22-99 02:26 PM ET (US)     19 / 22       
Kill FindFast if you can!!!
Augustus IIV
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posted 03-29-99 07:26 PM ET (US)     20 / 22       
Freeing up 8 GIG is pretty hard to do unless youve got a 13 gig drive thorfinn

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Thorfinn
Clubman
posted 03-30-99 12:49 PM ET (US)     21 / 22       
Very true, Augustus. If not for my CD-Rom, I would probably have a couple more 13 gig drives. Two are pretty easy to fill up. (Since my CD-Rom messes up the fast access modes, its a waste to piggyback anything with it.)

Keep your stick on the ice.

Emperor_Dan
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posted 03-30-99 07:55 PM ET (US)     22 / 22       
If everyone except you has red, you are the lagger!
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