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ok, about 2 months ago, i inserted a new cfg for CS:S to try to optimize my gameplay...Major changes included..

cl_cmdrate 101
cl_updaterate 101
cl_interp .01
cl_interpolate 1
cl_lagcomp_errorcheck 1
cl_lagcompensation 1
rate 25000

It worked fine for about a week, and then my game went south on me...I started to get 40+ choke on local servers, and game skipping... I changed my cmdrate to 30 (source default) but i dont get choke, instead, i get a high pings to local servers. I read in the steampowered fourms that when you increase cmdrate, your ping drops, making for smoother gameplay, but if you go too far, then you run into choke.. so i decided to set it at 65 between 101 and 30 to minimize choke and lag/ping problems.

The strange part is, my friend who lives on the other side of town doesnt have any of these issues... we both have comcast, and were running the same cfg file...

Also, when i try to update my nic card drivers, my computer freezes... im not shure why, but i have a realtek nic card. x810 i belive..

Any suggestions would be helpful..thanks.
    
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ok, about 2 months ago, i inserted a new cfg for CS:S to try to optimize my gameplay...Major changes included..

cl_cmdrate 101
cl_updaterate 101
cl_interp .01
cl_interpolate 1
cl_lagcomp_errorcheck 1
cl_lagcompensation 1
rate 25000

It worked fine for about a week, and then my game went south on me...I started to get 40+ choke on local servers, and game skipping... I changed my cmdrate to 30 (source default) but i dont get choke, instead, i get a high pings to local servers. I read in the steampowered fourms that when you increase cmdrate, your ping drops, making for smoother gameplay, but if you go too far, then you run into choke.. so i decided to set it at 65 between 101 and 30 to minimize choke and lag/ping problems.

The strange part is, my friend who lives on the other side of town doesnt have any of these issues... we both have comcast, and were running the same cfg file...

Also, when i try to update my nic card drivers, my computer freezes... im not shure why, but i have a realtek nic card. x810 i belive..

Any suggestions would be helpful..thanks.
Perhaps a reinstall of CSS? If you play around with the settings of the .cfg file too much, then something is bound to go wrong. Did you save your original .cfg?
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ok, about 2 months ago, i inserted a new cfg for CS:S to try to optimize my gameplay...Major changes included..

cl_cmdrate 101
cl_updaterate 101
cl_interp .01
cl_interpolate 1
cl_lagcomp_errorcheck 1
cl_lagcompensation 1
rate 25000

It worked fine for about a week, and then my game went south on me...I started to get 40+ choke on local servers, and game skipping... I changed my cmdrate to 30 (source default) but i dont get choke, instead, i get a high pings to local servers. I read in the steampowered fourms that when you increase cmdrate, your ping drops, making for smoother gameplay, but if you go too far, then you run into choke.. so i decided to set it at 65 between 101 and 30 to minimize choke and lag/ping problems.

The strange part is, my friend who lives on the other side of town doesnt have any of these issues... we both have comcast, and were running the same cfg file...

Also, when i try to update my nic card drivers, my computer freezes... im not shure why, but i have a realtek nic card. x810 i belive..

Any suggestions would be helpful..thanks.
"cl_cmdrate" should not effect your actual ping -- it does very little except allows you to fake your ping as 5.
Go into a server and type cl_cmdrate 9999999999999
You will see your ping drop .. drop.. drop.. dropppppp.... until it hits 5 ping.
You are no longer kicked for having bad ping

*You still can have bad lag * It won't help the actual connection!
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