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August 13, 2013 10:48:49 AM

What is the minimum up and down speed for playing FPS games? I have up 55 kb/s and down sometimes min - 33 kb/s max 135 kb/s.
My ping is 50 minimum. Even though when i play BF3 which requires more internet, it shows 50 or 60 ms response time, it seems like it 100 or 200. But mostly when im losing ;)  And sometimes when im winning too.

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August 13, 2013 11:10:23 AM

I am amazed you can connect to any game servers let alone play at only 55kb/s. I would think at 250kb/s you would probably be alright but not any slower.
I am used to getting 1400kb/s when I am doing stuff.
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October 26, 2013 5:04:48 AM

IInuyasha74 said:
I am amazed you can connect to any game servers let alone play at only 55kb/s. I would think at 250kb/s you would probably be alright but not any slower.
I am used to getting 1400kb/s when I am doing stuff.


I just moved to other place and now i have optics(not sure if they are called like that in english-maybe fiber cable?)
And i have 11 mb/s download. with 4 ping on nearby servers. I have 100/10 mb/s package :D 
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October 26, 2013 8:25:27 AM

Oh yea optical is how we call it here, so easy enough to understand. Should give pretty great service, glad that worked out.
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October 26, 2013 10:55:55 AM

@inu

its actually possible to play fps games on dialup. before we had fios optical that is all that was available in our area.

it lagged like horrible and was practically unplayable but it did work. 250-300 ping.

now i'm using 50/35 fios so dont have any such problems.

as far as a minimum i would say 500kbps although 1-3mbps + would be recommended
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October 26, 2013 11:04:42 AM

ssddx, I know that people used to play games at playable rates with dial-up, I played Diablo on it years and years ago. I just wasn't sure if modern games were able to. Your description sounds pretty much how it would be now though.

500kbps probably would perform better. I could see some lag still on 256k but I do think it would be playable.

Good thing he has optical now.
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October 26, 2013 11:11:48 AM

the real question is... what would you give up to never have to go back to slow internet now that you have optical!

instant internet is great... going back would be like shutting off the lights and using a candle
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October 26, 2013 12:56:05 PM

ssddx said:
the real question is... what would you give up to never have to go back to slow internet now that you have optical!

instant internet is great... going back would be like shutting off the lights and using a candle


That's true... It was horrible... but i made it. :D 
I would give up my third monitor for optical.
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