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    Yorkshire, United Kingdom
  • DumaOS Routers Owned
    Netduma R2
    XR500

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    PC Gamer
    Console Gamer
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    Shooters
    Racing
    RPGs
    Puzzle
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    51-100mbps

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  1. Just to flag up... the HTML code still shows on V2.3.2.130
  2. There doesn’t seem to be any word on this being patched, so if you miss the Netduma Dark theme as it used to be (as I do), here's a work-around for Chrome users. This takes around five to ten minutes of ‘geeky stuff’ but it's fairly simple, it's permanent and it only needs to be done once. Install the Stylish extension from the Chrome web store. You may or may not need to sign into your Google account. This extension enables you to tweak the appearance of how certain web pages, which you specify, appear in Chrome. Once installed, copy and paste the following URL into the address bar of Chrome and hit Enter: chrome://extensions/ Look for the Stylish extension and click Details. Then, click Extension options (five from the bottom). Click the Write new style button on the left and then paste the following code, in its entirety, into the Code 1 text box: .ipsComment_highlighted.ipsBox:not(.ipsBox_transparent):not(.ipsModerated):not(.ipsComment_selected):not(.ipsComment_popular ), .ipsComment_highlighted:not(.ipsBox_transparent):not(.ipsModerated):not(.ipsComment_selected):not(.ipsComment_popular ) .ipsAreaBackground_reset { background-color: #120203; border: none; box-shadow: none; } .ipsQuote .ipsQuote_citation a { color: #a6121a; text-decoration: none; } Under the text box, click the Specify button and change the URL dropdown menu item, to URLs on the domain. To the right of this dropdown menu, enter the following URL: forum.netduma.com In the top-left-hand column, enter an appropriate name for your new style like ‘ND Forum’ and then click the Save button underneath. Now, when you view the forum using the Netduma Dark theme, it will look like it used to do and, as a bonus, the “On DATE at TIME, USERNAME said:” will be visible. Before, the username variable was invisible because it was the same colour as the background. After this workaround, the Netduma (Default) theme might look a bit wrong in a similar way to how the Netduma Dark theme looked wrong after the forum software was updated. But, if you only want to use the Dark Theme, this shouldn’t be an issue. Note: If you get multiple ‘Don't use adjoining classes’ advisory messages after pasting the above CSS code, don't worry. You can safely ignore these messages. They only apply to IE6 and who still uses that!? The validity of the code can be checked via the CSS Validation Service website. Click the 'By direct input' tab and paste the main CSS code above into the text box and hit the Check button. You will see the code is perfectly valid. Before fix: After fix:
  3. Hi peeps, "Uncaught Unmatched Device" error is still happening on V2.3.2.130 - a newer firmware than when it was originally reported above. My PS5 was the only device added to the Geo-Filter Connected via a LAN cable, it had a static IP assignment and was in the DMZ In Device Manager, I Removed Offline Devices while my PS5 was turned off (therefore inadvertently removing it) On the Geo-Filter page, I got the error "Uncaught Unmatched Device" After turning my PS5 back on and renaming it back to what it was previously called did not solve this issue I got the error regardless of whether the PS5 was turned on or off Add Device button inoperable Only solution was to factory reset Pasting a previously downloaded text file of MAC addresses and device names into the Device Manager 'Import Device Names' field did not fix the error. Saving the router config and then reloading it after a factory reset does not work, because as you might expect, all you are doing is loading back the same configuration and error state in which the router was in before. I think I've now made this mistake often enough for me to remember next time not to Remove Offline Devices, when the added device(s) in the Geo-Filter are offline! A factory reset can be very time consuming if there's a lot of manual settings on the router as I have got. Is there any word on a fix for this? Happy Christmas 🎅⛄
  4. That *could* be if enough players on one side rage quit because they are losing. That leads to a shortage of players on the losing side and the servers will therefore try to re-populate the losing side. It might also be something to do with Skill Based Match-Making but I would lean more towards the server attempting to balance the amount of players each side has.
  5. I wasn't keen on CW - I've never been a big fan of any of the Treyarch-developed games. I lean more towards the Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer CoD's. I'm a bit jaded with the whole series as you obviously are but Vanguard (Sledgehammer Games), in all fairness, seems decent so far.
  6. Very generally speaking, I found CoD a great game in the early days - I'm talking 20-odd years ago. I considered it a 'respectable' war game. I played it on PC before transitioning to PS console... My favourite was MWII (2009), but the series seemed to take a nosedive. Bright pink, diamond encrusted gun camo's spring to mind with ridiculous luminescent outfits... were the developers actively trying to appeal to kids? Sorry, that's the 'cynic' in me talking, there! The clue is in the name i.e., camo'... camouflage, to disguise one's appearance!! If I want to run around looking like Mr Blobby, I'll play Fortnight, thank you very much, and I'll also play it for free! Takes a deep breath... Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) was clearly an attempt to reignite the earlier MW series, but, for me, the whole feel of CoD felt different, almost as though a different engine was being used. CoD gameplay to me hasn't felt the same since. Fast-forward to Vanguard and I was seriously thinking about not buying this incarnation because I again anticipate it descending into a pantomime. Time will tell. If CW didn't sell that well, it could be for many reasons. I remember considering not buying it because of the reasons above. I certainly do not have the love and passion I had for the game as I did 10 years ago.
  7. The visuals, artwork and maps look great to me. On a par with WWII. Considering Sledgehammer developed WWII, that's no surprise! AFAIK, Treyarch only developed the zombies aspect of this game (I never play that) but as far as the multiplayer side is concerned, I'm very disappointed. Terrible lag compensation - game deliberately sending your aim off all over the place. I know lag compensation needs to be written into games to try and balance things out otherwise the players closest to the servers would always have quicker data transmission times to the server making the K/D decision. But if the netcode isn't written or tweaked well, it can disproportionately give an unfair advantage to the player with a high ping over the one with a better connection (what I've experienced). Using the magic of DumaOS, I can fence off a location outside my own country so I can deliberately invoke a higher ping, a counter-intuitive DumaOS philosophy, but it can sometimes work. So far, my multiplayer gameplay experience has been very poor in this game. I'll complete the game's story mode on Veteran difficulty like I normally do and come back to it in a week or two. Hopefully many of the issues will be ironed out by then. On PS5, ethernet cable to router, just to be clear 😀 P.S. In my experience over this weekend, I have seen more peer servers than dedicated servers. Maybe 75%-%25'ish. The reason for this could be anything, but could be down to the sheer amount of game mode variables which we now have at our fingertips.
  8. I was a web developer for the NHS about four years ago and, although it could be anything, my guess would be that the forum software installed on the server (or the theme itself) has recently had an update. If that's the case some manual editing of the HTML styling (CSS) file/s should do it , but if DumaHQ are paying for their software, a support ticket to https://invisioncommunity.com/ should be sent. It's good to use the forums in a darkened room while playing games. I find the default theme is sometimes too bright for my liking.
  9. Hi peeps, I've not been on for a while so I hope everyone well 🙂 A change I've noticed since my last visit is the background colour of posts from 'admins' and 'staff' in the forum. The colour change appears to be a ‘Floral White’ to make those posts stand out a bit. See pic1 That’s lovely! But, this shade of white doesn’t display correctly for folk using the Netduma Dark theme (i.e. moi). The text from admins and staff is now invisible, see pic2, whereas before it appeared fine just like the rest of the thread. The only way I can now see admin or staff posts, is to highlight the text, see pic3, or to use the Netduma (Default) theme. While the above resolves this issue, someone asking for support might be unable to see a reply from admin or staff, if they have chosen to use the Netduma Dark theme. I’m assuming most people use the default theme anyway but if a dark theme is made available to people, it should work. For those that don’t know, the theme can be changed at the bottom of Netduma forum web pages. pic1 pic2 pic3
  10. Hi @Mastersgt21 👋 Yes, that sounds like a throughput issue to me. VoIP dynamically changes (as does some streaming video) to make use of what available bandwidth there is. Glad it's not just me that has noticed this 👍
  11. While downloading on the PS5, upload is about 1Mbps. That looks fairly normal to me.
  12. Just disabled IPv6 (and confirmed it as being disabled via https://ipv6-test.com/), started a 35GB download on the PS5 and noted the following: DumaOS Classified Games packet red dots inactive when just downloading the game (full throughput) DumaOS Classified Games packet red dots activate when playing a game, but no throttling of the background download takes place (still full throughput) Absolutely no change here when using IPv4 vs IPv6. I think other people (i.e., yourselves) need to test this to confirm.
  13. Yes, IPv6 is enabled on the XR500 (Pass Through) and confirmed as working. ... and also on the PS5:
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