Author Topic: game hosting on external servers  (Read 10 times)

Johneames

game hosting on external servers
« on: November 13, 2017, 12:49:34 pm »
Hey,

Basically lag is created by 3 factors.
1. distance (IRL) between host and players, greater distance and or more dns lookups is more latency.
2. the processing power of the host's pc, because the game is hosted on his pc, it has to do double the processing work, and double the network usage.
3. i am not entirely sure how the game works to send, receive and process data from the host, but it seems that, whenever data is send from the host to the players, it waits for the players to send the host a confirmation that it received the data. (I believe this is what causes they game and or units to stutter .

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