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hey all. i;ve been playing SupCom LAN alot recently. Just me and my stepdad with 4-6 other CPU controlled players. The game is fine at first. But after a couple of hours in a game the time scale gets messed up. it starts taking about 15 minutes to make a tech 2 power generator?! and even worse the experimental units would take days to make. And after playing one game for about 4 hours I got destroyed and the score sheet said i was in the game for 1hour and 9 minutes? i was playing for a good 4 hours! how can i fix this problem? (btw we've got the latest patch)
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Check the flux capacitor?
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When in doubt , save your saved games , and re-install.
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hey all. i;ve been playing SupCom LAN alot recently. Just me and my stepdad with 4-6 other CPU controlled players. The game is fine at first. But after a couple of hours in a game the time scale gets messed up. it starts taking about 15 minutes to make a tech 2 power generator?! and even worse the experimental units would take days to make. And after playing one game for about 4 hours I got destroyed and the score sheet said i was in the game for 1hour and 9 minutes? i was playing for a good 4 hours! how can i fix this problem? (btw we've got the latest patch)
Isn't there an option to accelerate time? Check back of your manual.... The quick keys on the lower right corner.
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Isn't there an option to accelerate time? Check back of your manual.... The quick keys on the lower right corner.
yeah, maybe you somehow turned the game speed down accidentally?
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hey all. i;ve been playing SupCom LAN alot recently. Just me and my stepdad with 4-6 other CPU controlled players. The game is fine at first. But after a couple of hours in a game the time scale gets messed up. it starts taking about 15 minutes to make a tech 2 power generator?! and even worse the experimental units would take days to make. And after playing one game for about 4 hours I got destroyed and the score sheet said i was in the game for 1hour and 9 minutes? i was playing for a good 4 hours! how can i fix this problem? (btw we've got the latest patch)
I'd take a thorough look at temperatures on both computers for gpu and cpu. A multiplayer game will scale down to the slowest computer and it sounds like you might have some thermal throttling going on. Supreme Commander is a very demanding game, so it wouldn't surprise me if either comp was overheating if you don't have excellent airflow. If nothing else, it's one more thing to check off the list of possibilities
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I'd take a thorough look at temperatures on both computers for gpu and cpu. A multiplayer game will scale down to the slowest computer and it sounds like you might have some thermal throttling going on. Supreme Commander is a very demanding game, so it wouldn't surprise me if either comp was overheating if you don't have excellent airflow. If nothing else, it's one more thing to check off the list of possibilities
Agree. The comp in your sig is fine. If the other comps you do this lan party with are not up to snuff then the game will run at the speed of weakest comp. I get really fustrated when this happens online and watch as the game slows to a crawl.
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Nah, both pcs are running 45+ fps with max detail settings still 2 hours into the game. so neither pc is slowing up. also, we havent hit the time buttons. The thing is the game runs exactly like it did at the start of the game, just the time scale flips out. Normally when we make a power generator it says "ETA 21.00" say, and at the start of the game it WILL take 21 seconds to make. But about 2 hours into the game, making that exact same power generator, it STILL says ETA 21.00 although it will actually take abour 2-3 minutes in real life. not the 21 seconds its used to make it in.
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When in doubt , save your saved games , and re-install.
Did you try this yet? You never know, it could fix everything.
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When the games gets slow that is because one of the PCs in the game can not handle normal game speed.

Thus, you are only as good as your weakest player.

To check the maximum possible game speed any player's PC is capable of in game, do this.

Hit the ~ button out of chat to open the console.

Type in ren_shownetworkstats

Press enter.

Look to the top right and it will show the max possible game speeds. +0 is normal speed, and if anyone is bellow +0 that is the slow down.


Also FPS is not an indication of your computer being able to handle normal game speed. But turning down the graphical settings on the weak link PC would leave more CPU power to be contributed to running the game.
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