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Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:19 pm

Hey, I know this has been a reported problem before and it's even affected me a few years ago. I'm not sure how I resolved it the first time and from what iv'e seen it is quite an awkward one to sort.
Basically everyone ghosts for me after the first timing gate bla bla, however it doesn't always do it on the 19800 stock server and sometimes it doesn't do it on private servers. but 19803 for example it always happens.
Any suggestions as i would really like to get back online again.

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:49 pm

Just played on a friends server...worked fine, came out and rejoined then it didn't work.

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:54 pm

Just discovered to, if he sets it to no ghosting it works fine with accurate timing.

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Wahlamt » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:55 am

Are you playing with a bad/unstable internet connection?

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby jlv » Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:11 am

Next time it happens, type "server,debugplayers" and post the output. If you spectate the other players does their timing info update?
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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:54 pm

Sorry for late reply, the debug players doesn't work. nothing I type works when this problem is occurring.

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:55 pm

And no I cannot see updated timing of the ghosted players. it says i am P1 with +0.0 seconds.

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby jlv » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:56 am

Sounds like the reliable messages aren't getting through. Are you getting lots of packet loss?
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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:36 pm

I can only assume so, haven't really been able to work it out.

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Thu Jan 25, 2018 8:05 pm

Hi JLV sorry I have left it so long, but a recent discovery on this problem that i have found is, if I am in the server first i can play as per normal and see everyone, however if im not then i ghost after the 1st cp. other players can see me though.

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby jlv » Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:58 am

Do the ghosted players stop moving?
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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:50 pm

No they don't, I can watch the race as normal but they're ghosts. Also if i type in chat other players can read it but i cant ?

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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby jlv » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:44 am

Sounds like the server to client reliable messages are getting messed up somewhere. I can add some diagnostics if you'd like to gather some debugging info for me. Will you be around to do that?
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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Jeston » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:38 pm

We're testing on my server at the moment. Seems as if when he joins the server and I'm already in there, his text chat doesn't work for him, as well as a server restart. I've fixed the ghosting issue for now with setting the off course bias to 75000 but it still doesn't solve the timing gate issue where he cant put any laps in. However, if we both disconnect from the server and he joins back first and I join after, his game seems fine.

This also happens on the elsinore servers, as well as the EMF qualifying and race servers.
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Re: Timing gate ghosting

Postby Gornall43mx » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:41 pm

Yeah I will be around to do that. Let me know exactly what you need me to do. Thanks


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