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Wazid

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Just checking in seeing how things are going with the game, hope all those able to play it are enjoying it immensely being that I still can't play it, I can't comment much on the game seeing as it takes 20 mintues for it to start but hey keep the fun going hopefully sometime this decade I might be able to play it.
 

Lonyo

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Nov 21, 2005
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DraKon2k said:
So basically you're telling us that you can't play Red Orchestra: Ostfront?

Oh well...

It's a shame there isn't a support forum on here :(
That might be able to help solve peoples issues like things taking ages to start/load.
 

Floyd

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Feb 19, 2006
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Hmm. If you had spent the time it took you to make your 12 posts (most to the effect of "..Hope your having fun playing the game.. I can't...etc) and had done a quick search of the forums, you would more than likely be playing right now.

In less than 60 seconds, here are three relevant posts I found:

http://www.redorchestragame.com/forum/showpost.php?p=99216&postcount=4

http://www.redorchestragame.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4974

http://www.redorchestragame.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6705

I'll even quote the first one.....

From Kamakaze

Hi Silt524:
Have you tried tweaking your RedOrchestra.ini file? If not, go to C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\your_username\red orchestra\System. In System folder, look for the RedOrchestra.ini file. Open RedOrchestra.ini using a text editor such as Notepad.
Use Notepad's Find (CTRL+F) to search for the following options and set it to value shown below: Note: Don't forget to backup your RedOrchestra.ini first before making changes.

cachesizemegs=64

useprecache=false

useprecaching=false

Doing the above should help shorten the loading times.

Also defrag your hard drive.

Regarding you getting the message "Your system is low on virtual memory", do the steps below:

Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to select the System managed size check box, and then click Set.
Click OK three times.
When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

Doing the steps above will let Windows adjust the size of your virtual memory when it is low. Once Windows adjusts the size to a high enough value the message will stop popping up. If the message still pops up, don't worry Windows will again adjust the size to a higher value. Eventually the message will stop popping up.
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AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice CPU / Biostar N4SLI-A9 Motherboard / 1 GB Corsair ValueSelect PC3200 Memory/ XFX Geforce 7800GT SLI Video Cards / Onboard sound

As you only have 512K RAM, be sure to turn off all unnecessary tasks you may have running in the background to free some memory.

And to more directly answer your question, the game is great! Tweak your settings and come play.

Floyd
 

Wazid

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Mar 16, 2006
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Ok tweaked the settings a bit more some of them were'nt there when I last looked, Loaded the game tried getting onto a server, 1 disconnect due to map change tried again got on but I don't think anyone was on there even though the game said there should be about 20 people but no one there, anyway time from when I started to load steam to actual free moving in game 45 minutes.

I See my only option to get this running is to get a new computer but unfortunely I don't have $4000 lying around and considering It'll be another 3yrs at least before I can upgrade so basicly I'm fresh out of luck.

Have fun for me fella's enjoy!
 

The_Countess

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Nov 24, 2005
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4000 for a computer?
what computer do you want a buy? a alian ware PC?
1000 1200 max for a pretty high end gaming machine, aspecialy if you keep your current monitor.

but if you upgrade your current one with some ram, maybe a new vid card you'd probably allready be there. (unless your CPU is REALLY old)
and ram is pretty cheap to at the moment. for well under a 100 you'd be sorted.
 

Floyd

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Feb 19, 2006
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I'm not familiar with the AMD CPU numbering scheme, but the rest of your specs suggest that you should play the game with no problems. You certainly won't be the first on the server, but no way should you be the last. 45 minutes to get into the game is ludicrous. You have other issues going on.

While another 512K of RAM would help immensely (with anything and everything you may run on your computer), you apparently have other issues going on. For example, some A/V programs will chew up your cpu usage as you load programs and data into memory. There are a host of other possibilities, but in the end as you've not provided any specific details as to your setup, only you can determine what they are. Its your machine to run and load up what you choose.

Regardless, I'd strongly suggest doubling your ram. Its cheap and the most cost effective performance enhancement you could make at the present.

Good luck,

Floyd
 

Quietus

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Nov 25, 2005
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Floyd said:
I'd strongly suggest doubling your ram. Its cheap and the most cost effective performance enhancement you could make at the present.
I'd strongly suggest he triples his RAM! It's worth it dude, it's worth it! Get a 1GB stick of RAM to add to your 512mb. It's worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also I hope I don't need to mention obvious things like close all unnecessary programs , turn off your AntiVirus while playing, defrag you HD, etc.
 

Tak

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Jan 10, 2006
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Floyd said:
I'm not familiar with the AMD CPU numbering scheme, but the rest of your specs suggest that you should play the game with no problems. You certainly won't be the first on the server, but no way should you be the last. 45 minutes to get into the game is ludicrous. You have other issues going on.

While another 512K of RAM would help immensely (with anything and everything you may run on your computer), you apparently have other issues going on. For example, some A/V programs will chew up your cpu usage as you load programs and data into memory. There are a host of other possibilities, but in the end as you've not provided any specific details as to your setup, only you can determine what they are. Its your machine to run and load up what you choose.

Regardless, I'd strongly suggest doubling your ram. Its cheap and the most cost effective performance enhancement you could make at the present.

Good luck,

Floyd


If I recall, a 2400 is about a gigahertz and a half. Somewhere on the 1.4-1.6 mark. I stand by the issue being largely the RAM or a slow/high seek time disk.
 

Rrralphster

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Mar 4, 2006
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AMD is easy. If you have a AMD64 3700+ it is rated (performs as) as a 3.7GHz Pentium even though it runs at 2.4GHz.
A 2800XP is rated as a 2.8GHz Pentium etc.
 

Wazid

FNG / Fresh Meat
Mar 16, 2006
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Ok bought a 1Gb of ram and it brought it down form 30 mins to 10 mins but still 10mins and once I was on lag was horrid.

Unfortunely I ain't in the US we don't get cheap computer parts you want good parts your got to fork out at least a few grand to get a halfway acceptable system.
 

aceto

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Nov 22, 2005
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what about trojan / spyware / adware ?

you checked your system for this little friends?

because i remember a good friend of mine, who was not able to surf with normal speed or to play with normal performance -> he had some kind of spyware "installed"
 

Rrralphster

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Mar 4, 2006
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You also have to take into account that Steam checks your files. If the infra structure in your area isn't that good or if the route to the Steam server is awfully long then it takes a while (specially if your upload speed isn't that good). Althoug I think 20 minutes is a bit absurd (not saying it's not possible).
Steam should place some servers in Europe and in the Australia area if they really want to accomodate people all over the world.
 

Wazid

FNG / Fresh Meat
Mar 16, 2006
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Yes I have checked for all those natsies there also checked either weekly or daily plus I'm behind a router.

Regarding connection well I do have cable boardband so they tell me but then us backward folk run by an even more deluded backward fella by the name of Johhny Howard, Where stuck almost in the provebial stoneage regarding internet(we still offer dial-up).

My so called BB is spose to be 10MBs hell we flat out getting 1% and that's offpeak I've got to share with the rest of the nieghbours not to mention it cost $100/month and we're capped at 12Gb/month.
 

Rrralphster

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Mar 4, 2006
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Wazid said:
Yes I have checked for all those natsies there also checked either weekly or daily plus I'm behind a router.

Regarding connection well I do have cable boardband so they tell me but then us backward folk run by an even more deluded backward fella by the name of Johhny Howard, Where stuck almost in the provebial stoneage regarding internet(we still offer dial-up).

My so called BB is spose to be 10MBs hell we flat out getting 1% and that's offpeak I've got to share with the rest of the nieghbours not to mention it cost $100/month and we're capped at 12Gb/month.
I used to have cable before my current ADSL connection. My ISP told me my area was at capacity (and yes, I had terrible slowdowns, packetloss and disconnects with several games).
The biggest downside to cable is that a complete neighbourhood uses the same wire.
With ADSL everyone has his personal wire. So if there are a lot of people online on cable, downloading porn and stuff, you get a terrible connection.

Cable is excellent when it is used by just a few people at once.

Ask your ISP to check your modem and area connectionbox. Maybe they can improve the performance.
 

The_Countess

FNG / Fresh Meat
Nov 24, 2005
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Rrralphster said:
The biggest downside to cable is that a complete neighbourhood uses the same wire.
actualy modern cable connections use the (euro)docsis 2.0 protocal.
that means everybody has their own didicated frequenties he uses, so its basicly the same same as with ADSL, you have your own bandwidth that nobody else can use.
if your cable company hasnt updated yet to docsis2.0 by now you should probably go look for a new ISP (its been available for a couple of years allready).
yes updating to docsis2.0 would be a big inventment but from a customer point of view its more then worth it.

and with ADSL you only get your own wire up to your local telephone line center. after that its 1 line for everybody again.