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Ads causing lag

Post by Frostbeule » 23 Aug 2010 15:37

hey guys, i got a problem. in the new WCG mappack http://sec.wcg-europe.com/media/58/view/ there's one map (blizz) that when i play it i have just 10 fps and it's completely unplayable. the reason why is i think because the ads (the blue samsung ones to be precise) aren't loading, they're just white. there's another map (iceman) with the same ads, and that map was also not showing up the ads and caused massive lag, but then it just loaded the ads randomly and since then i can play it without any problem. so it's really weird, and it's never happened to me before.

anyone got any idea how to fix this problem? i really need to get it fixed so i can train the map.

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by jamie_macdonald » 23 Aug 2010 15:38

Hmm i'll take a peek indoors when i get home, have not noticed any lagg from the samsung ads and they load for me here at work.

I'll see if i can re-create it at home.

Any particular graphics settings i should match up? (just incase).

Also be aware that you can disable advertising completely in the launcher options :thumbsup:
(Configue button, Advanced, Network Tab ...Disable advertising (checkbox)).

GL dude ...i'll check back when home and tested. :D

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by Frostbeule » 23 Aug 2010 15:56

i play with PC1 and just generally everything on low. i doubt you will have it tho. ive already had a couple of others trying it and no one else seem to have the same problem, only me :(

and i couldn't find that disable button where you said it was.

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by JWH » 23 Aug 2010 16:15

This kind of lag is very annoying and most maps have it and custom content often causes it. It's not PC related as the most insane pc's have the problems while running 250 fps. For example the animated arrows along side the blue/white platform, whenever they come into view ( even while you can't see them as they get obstructed ) they cause micro-stutter. This has no effect on the fps but it's straining on the eyes after a while.

I used to have serious issues on 1 particular map in the ESL and it had animated walls. However this one made me freeze up for 1 to 10 seconds randomly, lost big time on it in the playoffs of the EMS as the admins wouldn't bother fixing or changing it.

There are 100's of more issues like this and every map with signs nearly causes it, however the largest culprits are animated signs.

This issue Frost is having is very annoying and mainly as it is hard to remove the advertisement signs. As the competition is hosted by a certain number of sponsors and they like to have them visible throughout a track.

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by Frostbeule » 23 Aug 2010 20:27

ok so i found the solution. turns out the picture was too big (2221x738) which made it not load. i just edited the pic making it 50% smaller and it suddenly worked. the question as to why i got the problem and no one else still remains though.

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by jamie_macdonald » 24 Aug 2010 10:35

Frostbeule wrote:and i couldn't find that disable button where you said it was.
I guess you are playing the nations version then? only reason i can think of it not being there ...should have thought to note i was on united hehe.

could not recreate the problem on either nations or united at home though, i tried it on pc1 and a variety, so i guess its one of them random things or a hardware issue maybe (not sure).

Well least you found a workaround for now :D

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by SaTaNaSDiaBoLo » 24 Aug 2010 10:36

If you have a United Account, install it, and you will have the option.
It's not available in the Nations Launcher
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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by Frostbeule » 24 Aug 2010 14:51

i have nations with the united key. so i think it should be possible for me too.

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Re: Ads causing lag

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by Frostbeule » 24 Aug 2010 16:11

yep, i dont have that. but i should. lame.

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by SaTaNaSDiaBoLo » 24 Aug 2010 19:35

The launcher doesn't take in consideration your account. So you can't have this option
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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by Frostbeule » 24 Aug 2010 20:39

i realize that, but i think it's wrong.

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by SaTaNaSDiaBoLo » 24 Aug 2010 21:09

I don't think so, because Nations depends of ads, so it's normal you can't disable them
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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by corto-72 » 24 Aug 2010 21:30

The launcher doesn't know the type of account you have (TMUF or TMNF), so it's fair that TMNF game launcher cannot disable ads

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Re: Ads causing lag

Post by Frostbeule » 25 Aug 2010 12:01

yes, i realize that, but since i have the united-key, it SHOULD NOT be like that. whether im using TMUF or TMNF with the united-key, it should be the same.

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