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August 18, 2005, 11:35 am
Well back in the days of dialup and a 400mb limit, downloading 800kb was A LOT! Of course I have broadband now but have you ever wondered how many megs soldat uses whilst playing online.

Using SwiftMeterII it said 1.55 mb were download to my computer for the time I played for 10 minutes in an approx. 66 ping server...EnEsCe's to be precise. No other programs requiring the internet were being used at this time (no msn, etc).

So for those who have dialup and a dad who goes pyscho for downloading 800kb and he finds out you went 4mb over the limit in the next internet bill, you can see how long you should play Soldat for so you dont go over the limit. :o

Nah not really but yeah it's just something intersting.

August 18, 2005, 11:51 am
Soldat actually uses a LOT less than any other on-line game. For a game like Wolfenstein: Enemy territory you can easily count 6Kb/s upload And download. Yet soldat only uses around 3kb/sec up and down.

A limit of that small size is rather absurd too. You can't do anything more than check your e-mails once a day and hope it doesn't contain too many adds.

August 18, 2005, 7:02 pm
You mean you have an ul/dl limit? thats gotta be the most stupidest crap i have ever heard. Ive never heard of a limit like that. Being a dial up is torture enough as it is let alone having caps on it. I wouldnt even use the computer at all online anyway if that was true around here wth are you from?

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August 18, 2005, 7:10 pm
So dial-up is even worse than I remember? :O

August 18, 2005, 7:45 pm
A download and upload limit isn't uncommon in Belgium, Most providers here offer a limit of 10GB a month to basic packages.

Yet some providers are improving to higher limits and even FUP. But I think I can state that Belgium is indeed behind regarding upload and download limits.

August 18, 2005, 7:52 pm
you guys are gettin riped off so bad..

August 18, 2005, 8:26 pm
I believe he was referring to a time in the past...

And Enesce's server is based in Australia, so that's what I'm guessing is his location.

August 18, 2005, 10:31 pm
Well, I have heard of the limited bandwidth in Europe, but I still think that it's unfortunate. Soldat, however, is a very compressed game in that sense, and I don't think it would be appropriate to ask that it would be dumbed down just to accomodate a small group with a poor connection setup. Not that I have anything against them, because I remember the woes of dial-up, and I won't soon forget. I simply think that it's already a lot to think you'll be able to run any online games at all, and Soldat at least makes it possible to a degree.