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11-27-2011, 02:03 PM
Every time i try to play a multiplayer game with a friend, we start having issues about an hour in. Whoever is remote suddenly can't control their ships (giving orders has no effect), and they experience huge warping from time to time where ships just vanish from one area and appear elsewhere. The game is basically unplayable for the remote person.

Both users are on high speed connections (35down, 3up for one, 25down, 2up for the other) with no packet loss. Latency IS around 100-125ms though. Both of us have played many other games including Starcraft II, Portal II, etc without issue. We've also both tried hosting. Whoever is the remote player has the issue.

Both machines are fairly top notch (Core i7, 8 GB or 16 GB RAM, top of the line graphics cards, etc.)

Any ideas?

12-28-2011, 05:56 AM
What are yours and your friend's internet connection specs? Run a speedtest (http://speedtest.net/) and tell us.

It might well be that after a while, there are so many planets and ships that the internet connection is overloaded and the synchronisation fails.

Have you tried disconnecting and reconnecting?