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Bad lag online with Windows 7

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by Martin Bulgin, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Martin Bulgin

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    I upgraded to Windows 7 yesterday and now I have terrible lag on any Race On sever I go on, rFactor is fine, I am not sure if it is connected to Win 7 or just a coincidence, any one else experienced this.
     
  2. Bram Hengeveld

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    Nope, running RACE On on Windows 7 for a few months now and instead of Vista Win 7 is perfect for me.
     
  3. Connor Caple

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    I was running on Windows 7 in the same race as you tonight and it was fine, I don't think it is just the operating system that caused your problems.

    Did you try testing your connection through speedtest.net?
     
  4. Martin Bulgin

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    My connection is fine, like I said rFactor runs fine online, Gary Allen has just gone over to W7 and his Race On is ok, but he had a fresh install onto a clean system, where I have upgraded over the top of Vista, I have never had a problem online with Race On until I upgraded to Win 7.
     
  5. Martin Bulgin

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    Right, I`ve uninstalled steam and re-installed but it still remains, I am really scratching my head over this one, so I am off for a format and fesh install, touch wood this works.
     
  6. Richard Kay

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    A friend of mine is having a similar problem with all race games under Win 7, lots of stuttering. This happens with GTR2, rFactor and Race series, there must be some connection between Win7 and this problem, perhaps a driver issue or something.
     
  7. Marcel Hulsbergen

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    I think 2 problems are mixed now, stuttering and lag, lag is like jumping and disappearing cars when you race online and stuttering does happen also offline, then it seems like the image you see suddenly jumps into another image, you miss a few frames in between.

    I also use W7 Ultimate, not an upgrade but a fresh install and all goes well here. My new ATI HD5850 gives a little bit of stuttering sometimes but only in Simbin titles, so there must be something wrong in their rather "old" graphical engine. If i see Dirt2 with all those gpu heavy effects it does not stutter at all.

    So Martin does this happen also offline or only online, if only online then it's lag.
     
  8. Martin Bulgin

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    I have formatted and re-installed Win7, it is definitly lag, no problems offline, cars are freeezing and then re-appearing not just now and again but all of the time, I am in the process of putting Race07, Evo, STCC and Race On back on so fingers crossed it is an upgrade from vista to win7 problem, I am using the 64 bit version.
     
  9. Marcel Hulsbergen

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    Did you try to connect to different servers, can you look at the ping times showed above the names, what values you see there?
     
  10. Martin Bulgin

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    I tried several different servers with the same results, ping times look normal most in double figures.
     
  11. Martin Bulgin

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    Looks like it`s worked, got 07 and Evo installed and am downloading Race On and STCC, just tried a couple of servers and everything seems fine, just have to get evrything setup how I like it now.
     
  12. Marcel Hulsbergen

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    Aaah great, so a fresh install solved it, I hope it stays this way. If it works fine now i suggest you to make a complete system backup.

    In Windows 7 go to Control Panel - Backup and restore and choose create a system image. This will be arround 10GB depending on what is installed at the moment.

    If it fails again then it is easy to restore the image.
     
  13. Martin Bulgin

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    I am 99.9% certain I know what caused this problem for me

    High Process Priority="0" // Improves FPS on some systems, but may conflict with some background applications

    The line above is in .PLR file I enabled it earlier and my online lag problems resurfaced, I disabled it and all is fine online again, when I had vista installed I had it enabled so it explains why when I upgraded to Windows 7 over the top of vista I had the problems, can somebody try this who has Windows 7 installed ?
     
  14. Martin Bulgin

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    Someone, pretty please :)
     
  15. Nigel Atkins

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    it made no difference here :soldier:
     
  16. Steven Palmer

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    Why not use the in game back up for these Martin, next time it'll be quicker than downloading them again.
     
  17. Richard Kay

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    It worked for Steve Elson I think. At first someone told him to find the process in task manager and set the core infinity as there is no process priority in rFactor plr. He was racing Race On last night so it must have worked because beforehand he was having the same problem and it was un-driveable for him.
     
  18. Nigel Atkins

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    well this PC is used just for gamming and a little bit of web browsing so theres nothing insatalled except my games, no anti virus, firewalls or anything like that so not much in the background to interfer with the prossesors
     
  19. Martin Bulgin

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    You mean Steve Elson was having the same trouble as me and disabling the setting in.plr fixed it ? if so thats good news.