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How to:Increase TF2 Network Performance

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This will be a guide on how to increase your network performance (lower ping) in TF2 for free

To start open up the console in TF2 by pressing `/~. (You have to enable developer console in settings)

Then copy/paste these commands into the console.

rate 30000 "Increase the max bytes per second the host can send"
cl_updaterate 100 "Increase the number of packets per second you are requesting from the server"
cl_cmdrate 101 "Increase the max number of command packets sent to server per second"


..::SOURCES::..
Command List
A Guide
OCN (For being AWESOME)
Google (For helping me search)
TF2 (Helping me test these settings out.)


If you have any other tweaks feel free to PM me!
Edited by Angmaar - 2/25/10 at 7:24pm
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Anyone?
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rate 10000
cl_updaterate 20
cl_cmdrate 30
Never use those, it will destroy your registry in CSS.
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Never use those, it will destroy your registry in CSS.
I am going to try them right now with CSS and see what the changes are.
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Doesn't seem to work on the OCN server anymore for some reason.

The default is 25000,67,67 btw. Never, ever set the cmd and update rates to 30.
    
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Never use those, it will destroy your registry in CSS.
Those are the default settings for TF2.
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the rates you use depend on the server.

Basically, higher tic servers need higher rates. those highest rates you first stated are used in 100tic servers. Personally, I don't play in anything less than 100tic if I don't have too, for registry's sake. If you use lower rates than what is needed for a server, you will be really choppy.
    
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the rates you use depend on the server.

Basically, higher tic servers need higher rates. those highest rates you first stated are used in 100tic servers. Personally, I don't play in anything less than 100tic if I don't have too, for registry's sake. If you use lower rates than what is needed for a server, you will be really choppy.
That is why I made this guide for the highest tic, so it can lower the cmd/update if needed.
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Doesn't seem to work on the OCN server anymore for some reason.

The default is 25000,67,67 btw. Never, ever set the cmd and update rates to 30.
I'll edit those 10000/20/30 settings out once I can.
(I'm on my iPod Touch right now.)
Sorry for the double post.
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I updated the first post.
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