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"Lag" and "Laggy" in this forum

06-15-2010, 01:49 PM
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"Lag" and "Laggy" in this forum

Once I knew two types of "lag":
- input lag (display <-> source), when I play offline and my input doesn't work immediately;
- online/LAN lag (source <-> source), when I play online and my input doesn't work immediately.
Lag = input doesn't work immediately, due to latency.

But in this forum I feel like lag is also stutter or unstable framerate or something else. These things could cause problems (input lag, too), but are not the problem!

Am I wrong?

Last edited by Piasintein; 06-16-2010 at 04:44 AM.
06-15-2010, 02:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Piasintein View Post
Once I knew two types of "lag":
- input lag (display <-> source), when I play offline and my input doesn't work immediately;
- online/LAN lag (source <->), when I play online and my input doesn't work immediately.
Lag = input doesn't work immediately, due to latency.

But in this forum I feel like lag is also stutter or unstable framerate or something else. These things could cause problems (input lag, too), but are not the problem!

Am I wrong?
Yeah, it's laggy and sometimes down. Blame the lurkers!

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This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude

06-15-2010, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by f e a r l e s s View Post
Yeah, it's laggy and sometimes down. Blame the lurkers!
They're talking about iPhone gaming lag...

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06-15-2010, 10:17 PM
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Yeah, it's laggy and sometimes down. Blame the lurkers!
Fail? (I think?)
06-16-2010, 12:02 AM
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Skimmed the post.. Doh!

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This is not Windows, this is Apple, dude
06-16-2010, 02:25 AM
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Lag is to do with network, but people use it to mean frame rate drops etc. Offline lag isn't called lag, it's called input delay, or something like that.
06-16-2010, 03:10 AM
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are you referring to the forums, or to certain iPhone applications?

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06-16-2010, 04:44 AM
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I talk about people talking about iPhone/iPod games.

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Originally Posted by Sambo110 View Post
Offline lag isn't called lag, it's called input delay, or something like that.
Yes, you are right, but input lag is now universally recognized: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Input_lag
06-16-2010, 06:33 AM
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Skimmed the post.. Doh!
iThink he is a wanna be mod around

Mis-quotes!!!!!!!
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06-16-2010, 06:53 AM
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Lag is something that can only happen online.
Offline, an unstable framerate can be described as "slowdown"
there are a lot of people on these forums who are simply misinformed and don't realize that they are using incorrect terminology.

An offline game cannot "lag."