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By Shanghai Sam ·
I have 2 computers there not the same build m/b/cpu/sound are not the same) (video and ram are the same) which are networked with same type realtek cards and settings the problem is a game i play called Dune2000 goes out of sync and stops the game when playing eacher on LAN connection. Other games like quake2/3 AOE1/2 play fine on the LAN and on line the main computer is connected to the internet and has no problem playing dunes and other games on line. My question is there drivers or dlls or ini files that control the way that data is processed/streemed that i could compare to my main computer or can i copy files from my main computer to the other. The game requires (page fliping) can it be the old data being processed is not getting removed fast enough for the new data and having a build up of data that has not been process cause the out of sync. Westwood make the game but there help on the problem has not fixed it. I have copied the game from 1 to to the other uninstalled it reinstalled formatted the H/D erinstalled everything ect.The game requires 133mhz cpu 16 m/b ram 2 m/b video ram It's running on cel-500 128 m/b ram 32m/b video card. Maybe drivers or files that dont like each other. Has anyone got any susgestion there a lot of people out the with the same problem

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to game out of sync

This problem is usually in the LAN.
It can have many causes.
Start with the simple checks.
Are there any kinks or sharp bends in the LAN cable?
This will cause a lot of reflections (electrical noise) and cause a lot of garbled /lost packets.
Isthere something else on the LAN that intermittantly takes a lot of bandwidth?
Is there a card on the LAN that is "broadcasting" continuously?
Look at the LAN traffic, and you should find the problem.
Regards, Chris

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to game out of sync

Hi one thing that can cause this sort of problem is Microsoft's office findfast which checks for files on the hd if this starts during the game you can get this sort of error.

Best of luck

Rich

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