Xpilot : Newbieguide  : Less lag

When you play XPilot on the Internet you will experience lag.
Lag is the time it takes for a signal from your computer to reach the computer where the server is running and back.
Lag can heavily influence your gameplay, so you want as little of it as possible.

The best way to get rid of lag is of course to start a server in your LAN and let the other players come to you. If your server is just running "The Globe", you will probably not get a lot of human players on the server. The best way to attract other players is to use a custom map. In the \lib\maps directory of Xpilot you can find a lot of maps, but I have some here too.

The next way to ensure low lag is to play over a speedy connection, like ADSL or sometimes cable. Even better is to play at a university or at work. Though at work your boss may disagree with that.
It is possible to play over a 28k8-modem, but that will result in high lag.

Picking the server where you will play influence lag too. If you live in Europe and you pick a server located in Japan, then the connection might not be too well. It's better for your lag to play on European servers then. You can usually find out where a server is located by the last two or three letters of the servername. Some examples of that :

.nl Netherlands
.de Germany
.se Sweden
.com America
.jp Japan

A more extensive list can be found on this page.

The most reliable method is to just join the server and see how it plays.

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