If you are experiencing lag on server there are some things that you can do to help. First off, you will need to know a couple of numbers.
You will need to know a rough average speed that you normally download files at, in kb/s. Secondly you will need to know your FPS (frames per second). Whilst playing in the server, open up the console and type FPS into it, your FPS will then be displayed on the screen.
Now that we have those 2 vital pieces of information. We need to find and open your RavenShield.ini file, Normally located:
C:\\program files\Red Storm Entertainment\RavenShield\system\RavenShield.ini
And find the following (highlighted) lines:
Ok..Heres where those numbers come in. First off the MinDesiredFrameRate, this as we see here is set to 10, this is bad for business straight away, Ill explain why....
RavenShield has the ability to dynamically adjust what information it loads, depending on your FPS...This means that, in this case, it will allow your FPS to drop all the way down to 10 frames per second, before the game starts dynamically compensating to keep you playing...So go ahead, change this to 35, which is a good starting point (mine is 50 because i get a constant 60fps). Now your machine will start dumping little things to keep the game playing at full speed, only if the FPS drops below 35.
Next we have ConfiguredInternetSpeed. This is where your download rate comes into play. By default it is set to 20,000; also bad for business, as this is the ideal number for a T1/Lan connection.
For a slow connection (56k narrowband modem) a setting of 2800 is ideal. For normal ADSL a setting of 10000 is just peachy. I recommend starting at 10,000 either way, and see how it goes.
Go ahead, play around with those figures...If you have no problems, turn them up, if its better but still slow...turn them down.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Lt_Col WIZ, VC, MiD (Ret)