Try disabling shadows – this seems to give the greatest performance boost.
After picking this up last night and trying it for an hour, here are my first impressions;
This is probably due to launch-night strain on the servers, but still very disappointing. Up to 2-3 freezes and a couple of disconnects.
Despite the mass opposition for non-dedicated servers, the IWnet matchmaking allowed for the following:
- Start a ‘party’ (2 or more players on your friends list)
- Join a server together
- and be on the same team of said friends.
There doesn’t appear to be a way of doing this in Black Ops.
I can’t ‘host’ a game of zombies
In World At War, I could host a game of nazi zombies – invite a friend into the game and also allow other people to join my game, again its not clear if this possible.
If it isn’t, this is again pretty disappointing.
Haven’t played the single player though!
This is just a quick first impressions of the multi player modes, haven’t even loaded up the single player yet.
Watch this space for more further impressions.
- awful mouse lag navigating menus between rounds
- and why does it show that awful video after every single game of zombies and drop you straight back to the main menu?! I’m sure you can replace the .bik with a blank one, but you shouldn’t have to.
For the on-line lag:
From a steam forum poster (not confirmed by me)
“Turn off steam overlay in game it worked for me. The game was unplayable now its fine.
EDIT : Steam > Settings > In Game > uncheck “Enable Steam Community In-Game”
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