Multiplayer slow game server

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#346 Post by Oberlus » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:48 pm

JonCST wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:38 pm
When o01eg created the game they said "23 hour": viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11274#p95705
Right now it is something around 96 hours, to help players on holidays etc. to not miss many turns (read the four messages starting from this one: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11274&start=300#p96790).

But this is not about requirements. I like to play this game, way more against people, and if we all can play faster I'll be happy. If we cannot, I won't be unhappy, it's just a game (and for what really matters these days, playtesting, we are doing great). So please, don't think I expect you to connect more often or follow some rules about frequency.

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#347 Post by Oberlus » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:02 pm

JonCST wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:26 pm
wait up to 5 minutes after pressing the turn button, i will get the notification and be able to enter new orders
I guess the problem is what you pointed (bandwidth? CPU? RAM?): your client downloads the new game state, which maybe takes a lot of space (like save files can). I've been the last one this time and it took about 5 seconds with a 300 KB/s connection on a fair laptop (i5 with 8 GB). I imagine slow connections and computer can rise those 5 seconds up to 5 minutes.

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#348 Post by Magnate » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:42 pm

Ok folks I am going away for four days. I might miss one turn if Oberlus comes back but may not if I get the full 96 hours or whatever we're set to now.

Best of luck everyone!

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#349 Post by JonCST » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:03 pm

Magnate wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Ok folks I am going away for four days. I might miss one turn[...]
Thanks for the notice, and enjoy your time away if you're able.

As far as missing a turn, i don't have an issue with extending the deadline for people who let us know they are going to be away.

o01eg, after the next turn processes, can we extend the deadline for Magnate?

Jon

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#350 Post by Oberlus » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:31 pm

No need to extend turn time if it's still 92 hours (which I hope It is or I'm missing several turns already)

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#351 Post by o01eg » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:43 pm

JonCST wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:03 pm
Magnate wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Ok folks I am going away for four days. I might miss one turn[...]
Thanks for the notice, and enjoy your time away if you're able.

As far as missing a turn, i don't have an issue with extending the deadline for people who let us know they are going to be away.

o01eg, after the next turn processes, can we extend the deadline for Magnate?

Jon
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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#352 Post by Oberlus » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm

I'm back.

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#353 Post by JonCST » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:42 pm

Oberlus wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:15 pm
I'm back.
Welcome back!

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#354 Post by Oberlus » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:02 pm

JonCST wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Welcome back!
(Thanks)
Hey, JonCST, I've seen that server says something like this:

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JonCST joined the game
JonCST left the game
JonCST left the game
JonCST joined the game
JonCST left the game
JonCST left the game
And that your orders haven't been issued. Is there a problem there that should be look into?

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#355 Post by JonCST » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:39 pm

Hi all. From early this morning (12 gmt) until just now, i was unable to access the game. I would start the client, select "multi server", choose the -lt game, and it would hang. After 5 minutes i'd kill it and start again. Same result. After three tries, i gave up.

That may have something to do with what Obelus noted:
Oberlus wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:02 pm

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JonCST joined the game
JonCST left the game
JonCST left the game
JonCST joined the game
JonCST left the game
JonCST left the game
Let's see if i can issue orders now that i'm in the game, and if yes, then see if it happens again.

Please refresh my memory on where i can find game logs, so i can see if it's something at my end.

Thanks.

Jon
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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#356 Post by JonCST » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:43 pm

JonCST wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Let's see if i can issue orders now that i'm in the game, and if yes, then see if it happens again.
Ok, i did enter orders, did click on the turn button, and it now says "revise orders 41". The message box says:
Begin Turn 41
Waiting for Other Players
Executing Orders
Colonization, Invasion, and Scrapping
Fleet Movement
Downloading and Unpacking New Game-state
It's been sitting for a few minutes....

And, finally, after about 4-5 minutes, it has indeed presented me with turn 42.

Definitely one of the cases where i'd have left the game before seeing results if it hadn't been for the earlier messages.

J.

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#357 Post by JonCST » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:48 pm

Orders for turn 42 in, let's see what happens.

J.

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#358 Post by The Silent One » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:06 pm

@JonCST, how fast is your internet connection?
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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#359 Post by JonCST » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:46 pm

The Silent One wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:06 pm
how fast is your internet connection?
Haven't checked recently. It's a cable modem supplied by Spectrum as ISP, feeding a 5ghz router. Not slow, but I guess could be faster.

Later on I'll try to do the speed test.

J.

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Re: Multiplayer slow game server

#360 Post by JonCST » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:01 pm

The Silent One wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:06 pm
@JonCST, how fast is your internet connection?
According to an "internet speed test":
0.81 Mbps download
0.21 Mbps upload
Which is kinda slow. Two other test servers claimed between 5 and 8 mbps download. So, apparently it's variable, and not wonderfully fast, but it should be enough to support a small game like this one, yes?

J.

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