Team Fortress 2 on wireless! :@

Valve Team fortress 2
September 1, 2009 at 09:30:17
Specs: Windows XP
Ok my computer is a dell dimension 3100 so its not very good. I have a Nvidia GeForce FX5200 with the latest drivers. 2 gig ram 3.2ghz cpu 200gb HD but i sadly have wireless internet. Its called TP-link 54mbps WN321G.
Anyway, when i play TF2 I have all seetings on low. When im playing everything is cool but when something like a blast happens near me or a uber goes off or some other scripted event i freeze for 2-3 seconds and when i come back im usually dead. wierd thing is is that when it freezes it keeps hold of the key i had hold of and keeps moving me in realtime but other people see it as im in one place then another without moving!. Very annoying. also when it zooms in on the person who killed me they are never there and it always zooms in to the complete wrong place half way across the map.
I blame wireless but other people have siad they use wireless and everything is perfect.
Can someone please help me? thanks for your time.

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September 1, 2009 at 17:44:38
I have a similar system as far as speed goes. The only difference is the video card: ti4200, which is faster than yours, but not directx 9 complient. The game runs decent on my system, so I can't say your slow down is a result of system speed. However, you should shutdown unnecessary programs that may be running in the background (Look in taskmanager, also run msconfig). You should also make sure your system is virus and spyware free. Run a defrag and disk error check. You can also defrag the local game files within steam. Just right click a game in the steam window, and click on properties--local files-- defragment cache files.

What is your ping time during these slowdowns? Is it consistent, or does it suddenly jump really high? Keep in mind, you should play on servers that are near your location, i.e. if you live on the west coast, don't play on an east coast server. I still get occasional slowdowns during extremely intense battles with multiple sg's going off, but nothing close to what you are describing. Does this same type of phenomena happen in any other games? Get your system healthy, and report back.

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September 1, 2009 at 17:52:11
I close all unwanted programs and have already ran msconfig. Though your suggestion on running both defrags will defiantly be used. I have no virus' or spyware thankfully. One thing i have noticed though is that I installed the latest DX9 and things seem to not be as bad now. But that is only after one game play. My ping is usualy a constant 5 on some servers but others it can be up to 160. Thanks for your help though, i will see how it runs tomorrow to see if the DX install did me any good. If not I shall report back once again :D

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September 1, 2009 at 22:07:12
I believe your problem may be related to either your video card or Internet not your wireless router. What type of Internet connection do you use.


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