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REALLY getting sick of this....

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by Guest, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    lag lag lag lag lag!!! I had no problem all night last night dealing with lag. I leave game and come back after maint and now I have soooo much freakin lag that it's not even funny.

    I've cleared my CC cache, did a disc clean up, defragmented my computer only to log back in game and still LAG! I'm lucky if my sim moves 1 inch every 5 freaking minutes.

    And I know for a fact its not my internet doing it so I don't want to hear that excuse from Devs.

    Back in beta days, we had lag issues.. why? 2 many sims in 1 city on the same server and yet.. here we are again.. ALL sims in 1 city and on 1 server! Would be nice to play a game I PAY FOR without missing half of what is said and over half of who comes and goes in the house. *CRIES*

    Anyone else having these issues today with lag? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Shyanne1

    Shyanne1 Guest

    I hear ya. Not sure that there is anything you can do though except we all sympathize with you. Nothing anyone else can say more.
     
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    And I know for a fact its not my internet doing it so I don't want to hear that excuse from Devs.

    [/ QUOTE ]Are you so sure of that? It may not be your internet connection that's causing the problem, but it's likely someone else's connection. Keep in mind that when you connect to the game server, you are not making a direct, straight-shot connection. Rather, your data is being bounced around from server to server somewhere within the internet before it even reaches anything controlled by EA. If you are unfortunate enough to live somewhere where your data packets have to travel through congested paths to reach the EA-Land server, there's really nothing that the devs can do about that. Another thing to be mindful of: The fewer hops the congestion is from the EAL servers, the more people are going to be affected.

    Question: Does anyone happen to have the IP or DNS for the EAL game servers handy? Being able to do a TRACERT to the game server would be handy in diagnosing connection or lag issues.
     
  4. Natedawg26

    Natedawg26 Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    lag lag lag lag lag!!! I had no problem all night last night dealing with lag. I leave game and come back after maint and now I have soooo much freakin lag that it's not even funny.

    I've cleared my CC cache, did a disc clean up, defragmented my computer only to log back in game and still LAG! I'm lucky if my sim moves 1 inch every 5 freaking minutes.

    And I know for a fact its not my internet doing it so I don't want to hear that excuse from Devs.

    Back in beta days, we had lag issues.. why? 2 many sims in 1 city on the same server and yet.. here we are again.. ALL sims in 1 city and on 1 server! Would be nice to play a game I PAY FOR without missing half of what is said and over half of who comes and goes in the house. *CRIES*

    Anyone else having these issues today with lag? [​IMG] [​IMG]

    [/ QUOTE ]


    im sorry to hear your experiencing lag like this it happens to me at times...try going to a diff lot in a city map other then charvitia (the original ea land city) since that is always the most populated one...i have a house in the alphaville map and i hardly get any lag like I do in charvitia

    though that can be just me
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I didnt get lag earlier today, but right now I am making jams and everyting skips a step or zooms real fast. Then it runs normal speed for a while.

    Sometimes the lag hits individuals. I have a friend who is extreme laggy a lot more often than I am.


    Thats why some will dismiss what you are experiencing. It is frustrating though.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    It's your connection, or some combination of what Katheryne said.

    I haven't lagged at all since the last anti-lag patch.

    T3 connection is nice though. Still, I was lagging back when the lag was at its peak.
     
  7. Serene

    Serene Guest

    Question: Does anyone happen to have the IP or DNS for the EAL game servers handy? Being able to do a TRACERT to the game server would be handy in diagnosing connection or lag issues.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I have the ones I used to use when it was TSO, not sure if they will still work but here they are:

    Tsoav2-pub.use1.tso.iad.ea.com
    Tsoav2-pub.eatc.tso.sjc.ea.com

    As I said, not sure if they will still work, but that is what I have used before EALand.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    I have the ones I used to use when it was TSO, not sure if they will still work but here they are:

    Tsoav2-pub.use1.tso.iad.ea.com
    Tsoav2-pub.eatc.tso.sjc.ea.com

    As I said, not sure if they will still work, but that is what I have used before EALand.

    [/ QUOTE ]Thanks. Not sure if they point to the same thing anymore since they appear to be the former Alphville servers, but -- tracert to them still works, and EA appears to still own them, so the tests should be valid.

    Anyways, I just tracerouted the first server, and experienced high latency at three points just downstream of EA's server, so this pretty well proves my explanation.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Who ever is experiencing lag can you please tell me what kind of internet connection you have, your ping times, and your current ram on your computer.
     
  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    <blockquote><hr>

    Who ever is experiencing lag can you please tell me what kind of internet connection you have, your ping times, and your current ram on your computer.

    [/ QUOTE ]I'll bite...

    Connection: 6Mbit cable over LAN
    Ping: To Tsoav2-pub.use1.tso.iad.ea.com: 110ms TTL=44
    Ping: To Tsoav2-pub.eatc.tso.sjc.ea.com: Request timed out
    RAM: 4GB
     
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hm ok, good hardware all around.


    Who is your current ISP?

    Where do you live?

    Are you currenly connected wirelessly or direct connect?
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Who is your current ISP? <font color="brown">Comcast </font>

    Where do you live? <font color="brown">California </font>

    Are you currenly connected wirelessly or direct connect? <font color="brown">Wireless (99% signal strength) 802.11n</font>
     
  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Ahah.....

    Ok Katheryne, Comcast is a very good ISP for online gaming, you probly know that.

    Your pings are actually fine according to standards, 110 is very reasonable for you. only gamers who play first person shooters need those 50 ms pings which help.

    I am 99% certain that you are experiencing these lag/latency diffuculties because you are on wireless. Users may loose up to %50 of download/upload and also can cause delays with your internet.

    I strongly suggest you switch to a direct connection via your modem or router to get you going back up to speed. Alternativly, if you cannot at all go direct, try going to bestbuy, circuitcity, or your electronics store to buy a new router, look for one with maxium wifi capibility, and also maximum gaming.

    Also, always scan your computer for spyware/malware/trojans, these may slow your computer down up to 60%.

    It also may be your dsl/cable settings are not setup correct, please go to this link and run a TCP test-
    TCp Test

    Copy and paste your results here.

    Then download TCP Optimizer- Optimizer

    And I'll tell you what to change.
     
  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm consistently pinging my ISP's gateway at between 11ms and 34ms, so I can assure you that there is nothing wrong with either my internet connection, my router, or my wlan.

    I'm also running Vista, with RWIN being auto-tuned, so the optimizer is not going to be effective.

    However, here are my results, FWIW:
    <font class="small">Code:</font><hr /><pre>« SpeedGuide.net TCP Analyzer Results »
    Tested on: 04.15.2008 03:54
    IP address: 67.181.xxx.xx

    TCP options string: 020405b40103030201010402
    MSS: 1460
    MTU: 1500
    TCP Window: 17520 (multiple of MSS)
    RWIN Scaling: 2
    Unscaled RWIN : 4380
    Reccomended RWINs: 64240, 128480, 256960, 513920
    BDP limit (200ms): 701kbps (88KBytes/s)
    BDP limit (500ms): 280kbps (35KBytes/s)
    MTU Discovery: ON
    TTL: 110
    Timestamps: OFF
    SACKs: ON
    IP ToS: 00000000 (0) </pre><hr />
    Oh, and my latest speedtest:
    [​IMG]

    Edit: Providing another speedtest from a second source for comparison/sanity-checking:

    [​IMG]