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server ticks?

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by tom_e, 4 Feb 2006.

  1. tom_e

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    Location: Shropshire

    My cs:s clan has just upgraded from a 66 tick to a 100 tick sever i also play on a 33 tick server every now and again but i was just wondering what difference does it make and what actually is tick?
  2. DaveyD

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    Somebody can correct me if I'm wrong:

    I beleive it's the rate at how much the server refreshes everything going on. So in theory, 66 ticks is processing twice as much stuff as a 33 tick server, and 100 three times as much as a 33. So this should mean better shot reg on the server and feel a bit smoother.
  3. subroutine


    Joined: 21 Oct 2004

    Posts: 888

    Location: S.Devon

    Thats correct, it's the number of updates per second. The server and client must be able to handle the data required for 100 tick otherwise hit reg. could be worse than a 66 or 33 tick server. Use net_graph 3 to see the in/out ( relates to tick rate) and choke. If your getting choke either the client and or the server can't handle the data. You could then use 66 tick rates on a 100 tick server to reduce the data flow / choke.

    66 tick

    rate 20000
    cl_cmdrate 70
    cl_updaterate 70

    100 tick

    rate 25000
    cl_cmdrate 100
    cl_updaterate 100

  4. uknorthboy


    Joined: 30 Oct 2005

    Posts: 351

    I always wanted to no that :) Was curious when joining servers just what is tick rate. Now I no :)
  5. Andyt_uk

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    100 tick servers are only worth it really if you can maintain a steady fps over 100.
  6. Psypher5


    Joined: 11 Jan 2005

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    Location: Birmingham

    usually match servers are 100tick, makes out for superb reg and smooth gameplay, no one moans about all this "MEEEEHHH I CANT HIT IM GOING TO 1.6" balls. because..well..you do hit. 66 is the norm now, decent reg, 33 is just dire.
  7. Andyt_uk

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    Location: Malvern

    75 tick is best imo, more likely to have client machines and a server that is capable of running it. 100tick servers are quite fussy and have much higher requirements.

    I'm sure aXeR will be in here soon to offer his words of wisdom. :)