Lag in Vista

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Update: PotBS Lag Issue and Vista


 by Aether

We believe that we have discovered a work around for Vista users experiencing lag.

It appears that the conflict revolves around the way Vistas TCP stack resizes its receive window for large amounts of data, contributing to lag issues. Customers that have taken the following steps report successful resolution to the lag problem.

Here’s what you do:

1. Be logged in as a user with administrator privileges

2. Open up the start menu, go to All Programs > Accessories

3. Right-click on the Command Prompt icon and choose Run as Administrator

4. Type netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=disabled

5. Re-start Pirates of the Burning Sea if its running

To turn the setting back to normal, follow steps 1-3, and type the command netsh interface tcp set global autotuning=normal

Let us know if you should continue to experience lag issues, or if following these steps resolved this issue by posting to this forum thread.

Many thanks to the folks who helped us troubleshoot the problem, and our apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused!



Alternative / secondary:

Switch to TCP-only connections

Switch to TCP-only connections

Your router might be incorrectly dropping UDP traffic, or your ISP might be blocking some of your UDP traffic. Pirates of the Burning Sea can work around this situation by forcing TCP-only connections to the game servers. To enable this, create a file called pirates_local.ini in your installation directory. (Important: see below for how to create this file if you are using Windows Vista.) Do not edit pirates.ini, as this file will be replaced when you run the launcher.

In your pirates_local.ini file, add the following lines:



To create pirates_local.ini on Vista, you must follow the following steps. If you skip these steps, Vista will use virtualization to create the file in a folder the game cannot access.

1. Right click on a shortcut to notepad, select "Run As Administrator"

2. Input Administrative credentials.

3. In Notepad, enter the settings you want to override

4. Choose “Save As...” from the File menu

5. Navigate to your game folder, by default C:\Program Files\Flying Lab Software\Pirates of the Burning Sea

6. Select "All Files" from the filetype dropdown. (If you skip this step, it will create pirates_local.ini.txt. You don't want that.)

7. Type "pirates_local.ini" in the File Name box

8. Save

Background info:

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