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Showing posts with label gaming. Show all posts
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Thursday, 17 April 2014

How to reduce ping when playing online games

High ping is a major problem for online gamers. You will suffer lag and delay depending on the game which you are playing. I played lots of online games and it really is a very big disadvantage when you play on a high ping. You experience high ping because of many factors. It may be because of  a virus on your computer, a network setting or your ISP throttling your internet speed, etc..

I'll give here all the steps that I know to hopefully make your online gaming a better experience:

  1. Check your computer for viruses and spywares - If you don't have any antivirus installed on your computer, It's best to install one now and scan your computer for malwares. There are many FREE antivirus scattered around the internet like Avira, for example.
  2. Close all downloads when playing online - Close or pause them when gaming as they are the main reason you're having high ping. They hog your bandwidth.
  3. Close processes that may be using the internet - Close your browser and all other apps that are using your internet so your game will be the only one which uses it. You can also use Razer Game booster to close them for you.
  4. Disable your antivirus when gaming - Other gamers suggest to disable it when gaming as it scans packets before it arrives to its destination. Don't forget to enable it after you play.
  5. Install Leatrix Latency Fix - It has various tweaks for TCP parameters. Use it so TCP acknowledgements sent to the game server will be faster. You can download Leatrix Latency fix here.
  6. If the above tips doesn't work - Contact yout ISP and tell them about your problems in gaming. If you are on wireless, change your network plan and switch to a wired one as wireless internet are not very good in online games because you might get lots of packet loss.
That's about all of it. If I find more tweaks or softwares, I will share it here to make everyone's ping low.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Dota 6.80c Map Download

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It's been a while since I played Warcraft DotA and I visited the official website to see that they have updated their map to 6.80c. Last time I played it was 6.79 but since I'm playing DotA 2, it won't be a problem since Dota 2 is already on 6.81.

6.80c is supposed to be a fix for the gold bug present on the earlier versions of 6.80. The gold bug was the unlmited gold bug using wards. I know most of you already know it because of those abusers you play with in garena pub games.

dota 6.80c loading screen

  • Fixed a gold exploit that was possible with Wards

If you want to look at the changelogs from 6.80 to 6.80c, you can visit PlayDota to view the complete patch notes.

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If the link is broken, mention it in the comments and I'll fix it right away.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Razer Game Booster - Give your game a boost!

Razer game booster is a free application made by the leading game company, Razer. It switches from standard power settings to Gaming Mode. It is a mode where unnecessary services and applications that are running in background will be closed temporarily while gaming. It also provides a tool for defragging the folder of the games, a driver updater for the video card, a windows settings tweaker, an FPS count that you can enable to show the current FPS for your game and the newly added sync save games that acts as a cloud for saving your games.

Here's how it's main interface looks like:

You just have to click the game to boost it

razer game booster utilities interface
And here's how the utilities section looks like

Once you have downloaded it, install and register an account for Razer. You will need one to run it. Once you have signed in once, you don't need to sign in again so it's OK if you plan to use it on a computer without an internet connection.

Source: Razer Game Booster Performance Boosting & Screencapture Software

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Failon Ngayon - Filipino Media Hates Gaming

I found this video on Facebook and want to share it here. I'd like to know the reactions of fellow gamers out there specially the filipinos.

This report of ABS-CBN shows only the negative effects of gaming to children and their families. They didn't even list any positive ones and this might result to a restriction of gaming on internet cafes during weekdays as said in the report.

As a gamer, I find this offensive. How is your reaction on this. I'd like to know.

Dota 6.78c AI 1.4e "Farewell" Map Download

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Hi DotA Players! PBMN released another DotA AI Map. It is codenamed "Farewell". My theory is that this might be one of the last DotA AI maps to be created on the Warcraft III platform since most players of the original Dota are migrating to Dota 2.

Here are the features added or included in this map:

  • Ported changes to IceFrog's DotA 6.78c
  • All heroes and skills now work properly.
  • -cn mode has been updated to show professional player names.
  • AI stuck bug is fixed
  • AI's now use not more than 2 couriers
  • Code optimizations to decrease file size and improve stability
  • AI's get automatically get Gold Boost after 25 Levels

DotA 6.78c AI Download

According to AI team member Green_Sliche, There might be a second release (Rev B.) in future to fix remaining issues. Moreover, the team is looking for potential developers/candidates to continue porting upcoming DotA releases.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

Improve gaming performance of your computer

We all love to play video games on our personal computers. Don't you agree? But the bad thing about PC gaming is that we have to upgrade parts of our computers if we want to play the latest games with the highest quality and frame rates as possible. Unlike Xbox or PlayStation players, we can't play games that are designed to be played on higher spec machines.  It is the main problem of us, gamers specially students who don't have the budget to buy new processors, graphic cards, or even a brand new laptop!

But you don't have to buy a new gaming rig right now if you want to play resource intensive games on your old machines! I'm a low budget gamer myself and I've done my research from the past few years on how to make gaming smoother and I'll share those tweaks to you today.

Do all these and you will see a significant increase in fps (frames per second) of your games.
  • Free up space in your hard drive - This is kinda self explanatory since almost all gadgets starts to become slower as you fill the memory with files. We need at least 10% free space in a partition as a preparation for the next step. So, uninstall those applications that you rarely use or do not use at all.
  • Defrag your hard drive - Defragging the hard drive optimizes the files stored in it and removes fragmentation of files. It will make it easier and faster for the hard disk to locate the files needed to run the games. To know more about defragging and fragmentation click here.
  • Update your graphics card driver - You need to update your drivers because leading card manufacturers like nvidia and amd provides bug fixes and performance optimizations for new games.
  • Install Razer game booster - This is a free application which tweaks settings on your computer. It also works as a graphics card updater but it doesn't get the latest drivers so you have to do it manually. Its main feature is the gaming mode which temporarily disables unnecessary services and applications that may slow down gaming performance.
  • Check for viruses or spywares - You need to check for harmful softwares because these will really slow down your whole machine and might do some damage to your hardware or files.
  • Lower the video settings in the game itself - Lower the resolution, turn off or lower anti-aliasing settings, turn off v-sync, textures and other settings that have an impact on performance.
  • Disable aero or use windows classic theme if you're using windows - This will save a few ram that can be used by your games.
  • Use ReadyBoost - It is a feature present only on Windows 7 onward and can be find on My Computer. It turns your flash drive as a Virtual RAM and it is very useful if your PC doesn't have that much RAM. It is recommended for those who have lower than 4 Gigs of RAM.
  • Increase Pagefile - This step is similar to ReadyBoost but this one uses your Hard Disk as Virtual RAM instead of your Flash Drive.
  • If you're brave, Overclock your processor or graphics card - This step is risky and should only be done if you are an experienced user because you might fry your card and you will render your laptop useless if you do it wrong. If you're interested, you can search guides on google on how to overclock your specific card.

Well, that's all the tweaks that I remember. I'll keep this post updated if I find more. I hope these steps will be effective to you as it did to me. Good luck squeezing a few more power on your computers! Have fun!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

How to reduce lag and delay in Dota 2

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So you came here searching for tips on how to lower the lag and delay in Dota 2 right? You can't play like you normally would if your ping is high! You will also get frustrated since your opponents have a great advantage over you and you might also become a burden to your allies as you don't participate in team plays well.

Well here's a simple tweak to make your gameplay smoother when you have a high ping.

If you're having a large percent of packet loss and your ping is unstable (e.g. Wireless Internet Connection), I recommend should apply this setting.

Set the NETWORK QUALITY to LOW. This will make the game noticeably smoother and will make your ping stable but it rarely makes it lower. You will feel less spikes in the game.

How to reduce lag and delay in Dota 2
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If you experience WORSE due to this setting, I suggest you revert back to HIGH settings.

That's all for today. I'll keep you posted if I get more tweaks for Dota 2!

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Reduce DOTA 2 Lag – How to Play Multiplayer Matches without Delays

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Watch Free to Play, A Dota 2 Documentary film

Hi everyone! I just finished watching Free to Play, a documentary film featuring Hyhy (Benedict Lim), Dendi (Danil Ishutin) and Fear (Clinton Loomis) with their teams as they join the first Dota 2 International tournament. The film shows what life they have and the experiences that drive them to play Dota.

I recommend this film to everyone specially those who play Dota and other online competitive games.

Free to Play: Dota 2

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Synopsis from IMDB:
"Follow three professional video game players as they overcome personal adversity, family pressures, and the realities of life to compete in a $1,000,000 tournament that could change their lives forever."

You can watch the full movie for FREE on steam or here in Youtube.
Watch it here:

Enjoy gaming and watching! Have a nice day!