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Problems playing Starcraft online (Yes, another thread like this...)


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My problem seems unique based upon what I've found (or not found.) I and two friends are trying to play Starcraft through Battle.net but are unsuccessful thus far. My system is fairly high end, one friend has a plenty decent system (Friend number 1) and one has a fairly low end (friend number 2). Friend 1 can create a game and I can play with him just fine. If Friend 2 joins as well its so laggy that it's not even possible to play. As soon as one of us drops, either Friend 2 or myself, the game speed is normal. Neither Friend 2 or I can create a game, because we get the message "too high of latency." WHAT IS THE PROBLEM HERE?!

I AM using a router, but it's not affecting anything because I've disconnected it and gone straight through my cable modem and had the same problem. My firewall is down and all three of us have fast internet. My feeling is that there is a compatibility issue with Vista, though I've tried running the game after changing Starcraft to run "compatible with XP".

Can anyone help? I would really appreciate it!
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The problem is not on your end. Rather it sounds like your friend #2 is causing the lag because is computer isn't fast enough to keep up with the others. Option 2 would be the friend #1 doesn't have enough bandwidth to support more than 1 connection to his pc for gaming.
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My friend with a good computer creates a game, I join with no problem, we play an entire game as smoothly as if he were sitting on the same LAN as me. If I create the game, he can't join at all. Identical circumstances if friend #1 plays with friend #2. I should also mention that this is Starcraft specific. I have no problems with any other games. Not one of us has bandwidth issues for anything besides this 11 year-old game.

I've heard from a few sources that this is actually an issue on Blizzard's end, can anyone else confirm that?

Edited by thunderbird1611, 30 July 2008 - 03:54 PM.

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