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fisab 01-14-2004 08:54 AM


I'm new to this forum and dont know if this is the right place for this question.

I want to host a BG2 game for a few friends.
I will be hosting the game with an ISDN 128kb/sec connection.
How many friends can I invite (each using a 56k modem) without grinding the game to a halt ?
We all live within 100 miles of each other.

Many thanks in advance for any help on the topic.

Tyrion 01-14-2004 11:57 AM

welcome to the forum!
this is the right place to ask such a not very good at multiplayer as my connections is very unstable but i dont think BG2 requiers that much bandwidth...i would say that a party of six could work...maybe it wouldnt be so fast, but try it out (but you could take advice from someone of more experince in these areas)

RoSs_bg2_rox 01-14-2004 01:35 PM

I would think that since you have an OK connecton you should be fine going with the maximum of 6 (since thats the max you can have)

Raistlin Majere 01-14-2004 03:52 PM

Ill have to agree. Though the 56k modem isnt all that good, it should still be able to run a game like BG2...even with a party of six.

fisab 01-15-2004 05:19 AM

Thanks everyone for your help.
It sounds from your replies that BG2 does not send that much information.
Does anyone know of any place where I could look to find out roughly how much info BG2 does send between the client and host i.e. kb/sec.
A ballpark figure would be great.

Q'alooaith 01-15-2004 06:21 AM

BG2 in MP send's update's about what's new maybe every second, and that's just where XY everyone is and what they are doing.. might be every half second.. So it can vary, if your doing nothing at all standing still then little, though if your all clicking like made and sending off spell's and summon's then it changes..

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