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tick rate aside.

Bandwidth is pretty easy to calculate:
number of players X sv_maxrate = bytes used per second

So:
32 (player) X 30,000 (sv_maxrate) = 960,000 bytes / second

But to get bandwidth in Megabits/second (which is the unit that your internet connection speed is usually rated in) you need to multiply bytes by 8 and divide by 1,000,000

So:
960,000 bytes/second X 8 / 1,000,000 = 7.68 Megabits/second = 7.68 Mbps

Now consider general network headroom etc, you'll want at least 8Mbps to host a 32slot CSS server with a maxrate of 30,000.

Here are some general bandwidth requirements for 32 players at different maxrates:
sv_maxrate 30,000 = 7.68Mbps
sv_maxrate 25,000 = 6.40Mbps
sv_maxrate 20,000 = 5.12Mbps
sv_maxrate 15,000 = 3.84Mbps
sv_maxrate 10,000 = 2.56Mbps
sv_maxrate 7,500 = 1.92Mbps

The very best you could offer with your limited upload speed would be:
10players x 30,000maxrate x 8 / 1000,000 = 2.4Mbps

The largerst slot setup, still offering pretty smooth gameplay for players:
20players x 15,000maxrate x 8 / 1000,000 = 2.4Mbps

If you really wanted 32 players, you'd have to limit maxrate to at least 10,000 (you might scrape in):
32players x 10,000maxrate x 8 / 1000,000 = 2.56Mbps

But to ensure there is no network issues, you'd want to limit maxrate to 7,500:
32players x 7,500maxrate x 8 / 1000,000 = 1.92Mbps
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post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by Marma Duke View Post
32 100 tick.

I'd want 4Mbps really.

You might get away with it if you get the maxrate right, but I wouldn't be comfortable, and wouldn't dedicate a whole system to one game server.
Max tic rate since the update is 66 tic.
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