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PC how do you tell the difference between p2p and dedicated servers?

Discussion in 'Project CARS' started by yellowpinkie, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Hi all

    in the PC server browser, how do you tell the difference between p2p servers and dedicated ones?


  2. robbynat0r

    Member of LeiSuRe eSports @FIFA 15

    Quoting my google research:

    Basically, dedicated servers are stand alone units which only exist to run a game server from, whereas P2P (Peer to Peer) means that one of the people playing the game also acts as the host, and the other players connect to that player's machine.

    For that reason, dedicated servers are better because all of their power is put into running the server, whereas a P2P host's computer is running the game they're playing, running the server they're hosting and doing whatever else that player may have running.
  3. @robbynat0r
    This doesn't answer the OPs question. How do we separate which server is which in the mp screen?
  4. That's a good explanation Robby, but i think the OP wanted to know when you're in the pCars server list how can you tell which lobbies are dedicated and which ones are standard p2p connections.

    I think the answer is you can't at the moment! Hopefully it'll get patched in.
  5. thanks for your replies chaps. So are any dedicated servers online at the moment?
  6. As far as I know, unless the host names the server something special (i.e. "DS GT3 Racing"), you cannot tell if it's DS or not just from the browser.
  7. robbynat0r

    Member of LeiSuRe eSports @FIFA 15

    Sorry guys - misinterpreted his question! As you've already said, I do not see any difference between p2p and dedicated servers in the lobby. Maybe it will be fixed!