[jhb_airlines] Re: Perception of Server Lag

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 17:06:37 +0100

Hi Paul -

You have hit on the reason that a lot of us have for so long been
advocates of using a two machine LAN to enjoy our flying experience.
Run FS9 on one machine and run EVERYTHING else, ASv6, email client, web
browser, Pilot-Club Voice, Skype etc (as much as is possible, of course)
on t'other.  FSNav doesn't slow down FS9 so can quite happily continue
run on the FS9 machine.  FS9 operates at close to peak performance.
Trust me, it does work <G>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Paul
> Sent: Friday, September 22, 2006 4:50 PM
> To: JHB List
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Perception of Server Lag
> It's been discussed here many times has server lag.  We've
> always assumed it
> to be because of the flow of information between the online
> servers and our
> machines.  It turns out this isn't the case at all.  From the
> description
> Stefan has given to a post on the forum, It's how we are
> using our machines
> may be causing the phenomenon.
> So if you're partial to doing other things while flying then
> you may be
> introducing the, what should properly be called, client lag
> by doing so.
> How far this goes will take some experimenting but I suspect
> the FSNav users
> may find it's use is potentially one source of induced lag as
> is Active Sky.
> Indeed, anything that takes the focus (or processing) away
> from FS itself is
> likely to be a culprit.
> As fpr external programmes, I'll be closing Skype down while
> online, I'll
> also be disabling other online utilities (spyware etc) except
> for AV and
> Firewall.
> This suggests more and more that a dedicated FS machine is preferable.
> Though watch those add-ons, if they're using up processing
> resources then
> it'll also be adding to the risk of lag.
> There was a freeware utility that optimised resources then
> started up FS can
> anyone remember what it was or have a link for it?  I used to
> run it before
> the re-install bought about by Norton Internet.
> Paul

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