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shazam2k10
02-12-2012, 05:51 AM
Hey guys,
is there a possibility to find out whether I am the host or not? I have a very good connection, compared to other ones here in Germany. When I switch out of the game and switch back again, I often read "laaag" and something like this.
How do i know if I am the host?

Golgac
02-12-2012, 06:10 AM
Hey guys,
is there a possibility to find out whether I am the host or not? I have a very good connection, compared to other ones here in Germany. When I switch out of the game and switch back again, I often read "laaag" and something like this.
How do i know if I am the host?

2 ways I know of.

If you leave game and the game starts searching for a host then you WERE host

If joining a game you are counting down from a high number like 17-19 seconds and if you look to see who is playing and you are first in game then you are host.

shazam2k10
02-12-2012, 06:25 AM
Hm, okay. But there is no icon or another visual hint that says "Here, you are the host now!"?

And do I have any handicaps when I am the host?

Golgac
02-12-2012, 06:36 AM
They have fixed the host thing in my opinion. You now want host and no there is no icon to tell you so.

shazam2k10
02-12-2012, 07:24 AM
Okay, thank you!

Infinity7
02-12-2012, 10:02 AM
You may not be able to tell if you're host unless you leave during the match.

It's really hard for me to tell anymore and after latest patch there might be a slight host-advantage.

Infinity7
02-12-2012, 03:24 PM
I was just in a game about 20 mins ago and it was playing well. Some teammates were doing some fooling around so I dropped out then found out I had been host. I might have had a slight advantage rather than a disadvantage in that game. Maybe because I was using a fairly large amount of antialiasing, I dunno.

5hi7h34d
02-12-2012, 04:41 PM
Run a bandwidth meter on your second monitor.

JunIz
02-12-2012, 04:54 PM
You could always use something like MA Server Tool (http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2277005); It tells you who is host, and you can turn off Ban Streaming + you don't have to use the vote kick feature if you don't want to.

Infinity7
02-12-2012, 05:02 PM
I just had another game where I know I was host and I felt I had an advantage. Mmmmmm, me likey......wanna be host.

2x AA in game menu +
NVidia Enhance Application Settings +
2x2 Supersampling done in NVidia Inspector +
2x AA Transparency Supersampling +
Native Textures in game menu
Anisotropic just at game defaults

Rivan_92
02-12-2012, 06:01 PM
whata hell does Anti aliasing has to do with internet/lagg??