We have just made a BIG step toward "fixing" Bloodbath's lag issues. This rez is for both servers/hosts and players(clients). Normally BB servers ping players every 7.5 seconds, which may be ok for high bandwith/LAN, but is HORRID for analong modem connections. I've reduced this time down to 3, and it produces consistenly lower pings! Also, if your ping suddenly skyrockets(which can happen), now it will take much less time for you to get ping again.
Imp Works 9/27/99
"Its Howdie Doodie time kiddies,
the baaaaaaaad Imp is.....back!"
> We have just made a BIG step toward "fixing" Bloodbath's lag issues. This rez is for both servers/hosts and players(clients). Normally BB servers ping players every 7.5 seconds, which may be ok for high bandwith/LAN, but is HORRID for analong modem connections. I've reduced this time down to 3, and it produces consistenly lower pings! Also, if your ping suddenly skyrockets(which can happen), now it will take much less time for you to get ping again.
> NOTE: If a server is running ImpBB2, you do not have to load it to enjoy the lower ping rate! Also, if a server is NOT running my rez, the ping update rate will be back at 7.5, as the code for this is all client side. If you load my rez and a server is not running it, da game will function as usual, yet you'll have da benefit of my customized fragbar,which is listed below >;)
> Now that I'm getting into B2's code, I am making adjustments to make it a more enjoyable experience, and in this case, more informative.
Ever wanted to test out your ping on a server but had that frag bar right in your way? I have. So(after much searching and code reading), I have been able to place da frag bar flush left of da game screen; opposite da weapons bar.
Da original sized bar fight nicely in 800 res and above, yet I found that many BBer's play at 640.
> I have accomodated these players by making da bar's width smaller. This also means you have less room for your player's name. After your ping reading, you have around 10 to 12 visible slots. If you're name is longer than that, expect it to only fully show in da messages(i.e. player to player messages, death/kill messages from da server).
To toggle simply press da TAB key. You'll also notice da crosshair is also fully functional, which initially wasn't so.
> Open your Blood2 folder. Check to see that you have a folder named "Custom." If not, click File/New/Folder and rename it: Custom
> Next unzip ImpBB2.rez into that Custom folder
> Fire up B2, click "Customize," highlight my rez file, click "Add," "ok," then hit Multiplayer and head into a server(or host your own game). DAS IT!
> For dedicated servers, simply select ImpBB2.rez in da menu which asks "Which rez files would you like to load." Proceed to start the server as usual.
Some BB tips:
> a good ping in BB is circa 350 and below
> if you're at 500 ping or above, change your update rate>>> console command:
updaterate 4 (then hit enter)
try different numbers, da lower ya go, da lower you ping may get
> look for DSL powered servers. Cable modems are good only when traffic is low; when congested they can be very laggy;
> frustrated with BB's lag issues? try different times of day/night on public servers, change your detail settings; turn off other running programs and dormant ones that may take cycles from your cpu(ie icq, starter etc); try these tactics along with my rez and see when and how BB performs best for you >;/
Some past rez files(available at www.planetblood.com):
> ImpSpawn = Spawn skin for multiplayer Caleb!
> ImpDrug = Sweet mod. Replaces Caleb model in Bb with da Souldrudge! Along with custom skins for all 5 color Druges!
> drugsound = An accompanying sound file for my ImpDrug file. This will give ya all Drudge BB sounds: taunts, death yells, respawn, etc. Only separated to make DL easier. A MUST for ImpDrug.rez - includes some custom made sounds as well!
> Impdemo = Da 1st EVER bloodbath level with enemies! It's simply a conversion of da sweet demo level with a bunch of goodies tucked inside.
Get it; play it; play it online; enjoy!
Lastly, be aware of efforts to improve or add to B2 and BB are underway. Be on da lookout for updates to this rez file as well as mods from others.
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Da Devil's Child !