Originally Posted by thrashshredder
Hmm you know I actually never thought of that, are you saying that online play would run smoother than bots offline?? I would have thought online play would make it horrible. I'm not sure if I can find the original box and that though, it's pretty old, I bet it mighta been thrown out but I have both CDs and the CD key on the case, what would it take to be able to play online?
I've always been a console noob, mainly PS2 now my brother's X360 but I know you just can't beat an expensive PC but until sometime next year, I'm stuck with this setup, I have good broadband though, SpeedTest concluded my ping is 51, will that be alright for CS?
download steam, make an account, go to activate with cd-key, punch that key in, and you should be good to go.
...the bots are being processed in real time on YOUR processor.. all the movements they make, EVERYTHING they do, is decided by the AI being powered by your processor.. even on my PC in CS Source I get terrible frame rates with too many bots.
When your playing online, all your doing is transferring data between you and a server. (Player movement updates, etc), so as you can imagine, thats a hell of a lot less overhead on your CPU.
Even if you joined a server with nothing but bots in it, it would run better. In that situation, the bots are processed by the server instead.
That video, framerate-wise, was comparable to my 300mhz PC with CS 1.6.
It was only last year that I got my PC. What a happy time that was. But yeah, play it online instead of offlline and your frame rates should be reasonable.