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Hey guys, Im sure you've seen stuff about ticrates of servers. Basically, the most common ticrates are 33, 66 and 100. 100 being the best rate and 33 the worst. Basically what it is, is how fast the server refreshes and the lower the number, the more the hitboxes will lag. When you see videos showing the hitboxes lagging extremely bad its really because the ticrate is very low, its not a game problem. The thing is, by default the game locks your ticrate to 20, so no matter how high the ticrate of a server is, you will only get 20tic.

To fix this, go into the game, open the console by pressing the ~ key (make sure you have "enable developer console" checked in the advanced keyboard options or it wont work) and enter this:

cl_updaterate 99

This way you will get up to 99 tic, allowing you to get the highest tic possible on servers which will make it easier for you to hit what you're shooting at.

If you experience any kind of problem after doing this, then you can change it back with this command:

cl_updaterate 20

That will put it back to default. To see the tic of a server just enter in net_graph 3 in the console and you'll see on the far right a value called "In", that is the ticrate that you are getting. To see it work, look before you change the updaterate and you'll see it stuck at 20. Do the command and then you''ll see it raise up to the actual ticrate of the server.

Inside net_graph 3 , there are some other useful things like ping, fps, choke(bad) etc. To turn it back off, just enter net_graph 0 in the console and it will dissapear.

I hope you guys enjoy this tip.
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Well, not all servers can run at 100tic, most of them will either choke bad or dump back down to 66 or to the default of 20, depending on the server host. Also the check the pings of players, just type ping in the console.
    
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Well, not all servers can run at 100tic, most of them will either choke bad or dump back down to 66 or to the default of 20, depending on the server host. Also the check the pings of players, just type ping in the console.
Yeah, but this doesnt effect the server at all, this allows you to get up to 99 tic, so that you get the max of what the server is putting out.

If you want to set the ticrate to one of your servers, go to the console of the server and type -ticrate rate, Example: -ticrate 66

Make sure that your hosting provider allows a higher tic than your default though, some hosting providers only allow a certain ammount and will actually fine you if you break the agreement and increase the ticrate!
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cl_updaterate: is the number of game packets per second the client will attempt to request off the server. This should be no higher than 100 or the maximum number of frames per second you are getting, and should be no lower than 20.

cl_cmdrate: is the number of times per second the client informs the server of its actions. Remember that the amount of data in an update depends on how much is going on.

Choke: server too slow - you need to ask for less data or find better server.

Loss: you too slow - you need a better computer, or send less data, or have lower fps_max and graphics settings. May vary map to map.

Packet: A discrete piece of data for network transmission. Size of packet varies depending on how much is going on. Thus the need for an upper limit for bytes/sec (rate).

Ping: Time in milliseconds for your connection to reach the server. Broadband might be 40 to 100, dial up around 200, LAN 0 to 40. Busy servers with overloaded connections will make ping worse (higher).


Like Val said you can put your cl_updaterate to 99 to get more updates from the server and you can also put your cl_cmdrate to 99 to send the server more updates from you, however I dont recommend doing this unless you have a super fast internet connection and computer. Just tweak your rates untill you find whats best for your setup. (default cl_cmdrate is 30)
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cool bigval, thanks.
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Thanks.
you ask yourself, was it that hard to integrate that in the game itself? :/
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Quote:
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Thanks.
you ask yourself, was it that hard to integrate that in the game itself? :/
becuase everybody has a unique system and different connections, certain rates will not work as well for certain people so of course they had to make a default that would work for everyone
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