Hello friends : )
I have an issue with Battlefield 2 for many years now. The game runs smooth ans snappy at the beginning, but after a few minutes I start getting huge desync. The lag is not “fps lag” or “mouse lag”. it seems to be solely connected to my model not reacting to my input and my mouse occasionally skipping, especially at medium speed.
When I strafe, my model will get pushed a little bit more after I stop. Strafe shooting will miss because of parallax error. Movements feel extremely heavy and unresponsive. Sometimes I press the jump key and it will take nearly half a second until the model jumps. This will be worse if I give a lot of input. If I stand still it gets better.
Now the weird part: If I alt+tab or if I lock the fps to 1 for a few seconds and relock it to a playable value, it will get better. When I tab back into the game or unlock fps, player models will jitter (interpolation reset, I guess). Then the game is smooth. I can do it a couple of times but the effect wears off. After a while it doesn’t work anymore and I have to restart the game. Sometimes I alt tab enough and the game becomes smooth and stays like that. The problem will sometimes completely be gone in the middle of the night. I suppose this is either because there is less strain on the internet or we are dealing with an electrical problem or it is the game.
Getting into Windows tweaking has mitigated my problem, but I still get it. The problem exists both on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I have tried many, many, many things. First got into tweaking net settings. This was my trip into the rabbit hole and I tried a lot of fixes. Nothing got rid of the problem. I talked to people that mod the game and they said it has to do with interpolation, however, not everyone in my community has it. People with stable internet and minimal jitter (NL, NOR, SWE) claim to not experience it. It will also be much worse for me on certain servers (Not connected to ping, which is max 25). I have asked many people and nobody could really help.
I have also moved places a couple of times and the problem persisted. Others I talked to, say they changed ISP multiple times without effect.
16 GB DDR3-2400 CL 10
144 hz monitor
Would be really grateful if you had any ideas
It this point I feel pretty lost, tbh.
Maybe someone here can give me a small hint, anything. A way to pinpoint the problem. A tool to analyze what causes it, so I can at least work with some metric that isn’t my own perception.
Thank you so much, Manekk