How bizarre

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by keskamess, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. keskamess

    keskamess Guest

    This is the strangest thing...

    I am running XP Home on my p4 comp. with a dsl connection. Normally, i get a very good speed rate.

    Yesterday, I downloaded this game called DX-Ball (it's a version of the old Breakout video games I once played).

    After I downloaded it and played it once, the weirdest thing happened. My internet speed increased dramatically!?!?!

    My pages now load like lightning (like I have a T1 connection). I've never seen them load so quickly. This Forum page loaded in a second.

    I tried the net again today, seemed slower. Played the game once and went on the net and the speed increased.

    I'd be interested in knowing if it works for others or if it is just some kind of fluke. OR does anyone have an explanation as to the reasoning for the increase in speed? I have not (recently) downloaded/installed any other software.
     
  2. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Hrm maybe it edited something in your client such as your MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) Otherwise it could just be fluke

    Skazz
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    hmmm

    sounds like an advertisement to me.

    I'm not into playing or downloading these games, but if I were, I'd be tempted to download your game just because I think of you came up with this as an idea to get people to try the game, it's a great marketing concept.

    welcome to the board keskamess...

    if this is your game or website, I wish you well with it...I love this as a marketing concept

    if this is not your game or website, maybe someone with more nefve then me will take the challenge, download this game, and reprot back to the rest of us:cool:
     
  4. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Yea Dealer, never thought he might be ingeniously advertising, it would have got me!

    Skazz
     
  5. keskamess

    keskamess Guest

    Not marketing

    No marketing scheme.

    It's an old game I just enjoy playing.

    It wasn't just my internet (as I just discovered) but my entire system is running faster too. ALL of my programs are opening alot quicker as well.

    If it's not a fluke, hopefully someone else will try it and notice the same thing.
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I'll be the guinea pig and get back to y'all! :happy:
     
  7. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    we wait with baited breath, oh bravest of hearts

    I hope you have another box...jsut in case

    (hmmm...I wonder if the expression "baited breath" means my breath smell like fish....I hope not)
     
  8. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Well, I downloaded the program and installed it. About 10 minutes after I started playing, there was a knock at the door, and the FBI came in and seized my computer. Something was said about aiding terrorism. :p

    ANYWAY, I played the game for about 5 minutes and didn't really see a noticeable difference in speed... certainly not to the equivalent of a T1 connection. Then again, there was a DX-Ball 2, maybe I should have downloaded that one? I don't know why keskamess would make this up though, the game is old and it's a free download from a bunch of different websites. Oh well, for now it seems that keskamess is experiencing a lucky fluke, or a really late April Fools. ;)
     
  9. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    thanx muzikool...preciate the expedition:)
     
  10. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    I’ll show you a way to save $1000 a year (double glazing salesman to local Clergy resident in Church with large windows).

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    One fool + one idiot = ?


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  11. SkazzyUK

    SkazzyUK XP-erience Oldie

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    Well I got this program what you do is install it, and your computer automatically prints money out of its floppy drive, not bad huh? will sell it for £100 will easily make you £100,000,000 :)

    Skazz
     
  12. dave holbon

    dave holbon Moderator

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    SkazzyUK

    Did you exist once with a picture of an American Police car about three servers ago and post pictures of your cats? Or am I just getting old?
    :) :) :)