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Steam Black ops = high bandwidth?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Blazza181, 20 May 2011.

  1. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Is it just me, or does Black Ops, on PC, have a ridiculously high bandwidth usage?

    Since transferring from an unlimited connection the a connection limited to 10GB, I've had to be more careful with bandwidth usage. After looking at how much data is transmitted in ~10 minutes, it's over 50 MB. You can probably guess my data allowance is being used up pretty quickly.

    I was wondering if anybody else had a similar issue, and if anyone had some sort of possible remedy, apart from stopping playing Black Ops.
     
  2. Boiller

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    Oh yeah, everytime I get in a server, everything except Teamspeak goes down. You can guess why.
     
  3. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    That was the most unhelpful post ever ! EPIC FAIL

    not sure on how much it uses as i don't have the game but you will not be able to alter it. why the drop to 10GB a month

    that a talk talk free broadband or sky free package ?
     
  4. Ending Credits

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    Have a look at config settings, stuff like cl_maxpackets might help lower the bandwidth.
     
  5. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    surely that will impact performance though ?
     
  6. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    Of course, but that's the price you have to pay.
     
  7. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    having LAG would not be a price i want to pay

    may as well not bother playing lol
     
  8. niro

    niro New Member

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    yup.
    Although it's a bit strange to go to a limited usage package if your a gamer, especially when playing more graphical intensive games like Black Ops
     
  9. GiantKiwi

    GiantKiwi New Member

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    You do know the graphics are only client side right? All actions are taken as data strings. Having a download limit shouldnt be a problem for a gamer, ive had one in the past and never exceeded it.
     
  10. PureSilver

    PureSilver E-tailer Tailor

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    I have a 30GB/month one at Uni and gaming can take big bites out of that. I calculated a maximum of about 200mb/hr, IIRC...
     
  11. niro

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    by graphical intensive i meant larger more detailed environments with more stuff to interact with, means you can do a lot more stuff and lot more going on which would mean more data transmitted. Well in my theory it should lol.

    I suppose if you dont use VOIP and such, it could reduce bandwidth by fair amount
     
  12. GiantKiwi

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    I wouldnt know last 2 years though, last year I was on 100MB/s this year I'm on 50Mb/s both uncapped.
     
  13. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Ok - just to explain my capped bandwidth - I ended up getting it as a part of a bundle. In hindsight, it was a poor idea. But now I'm stuck for 18 months with this package.

    :wallbash:
     
  14. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    black ops is just a mess all round tbh. havent played online for months, the best thing to do would be errrrrm. buy bc2?
     

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