So, I ran a few tests. If you're not familiar with the game, you're able to play custom games offline. I played an offline game and the game was perfect. There was no lag, no GPU lag, nothing. It ran just as I would expect. So, after this test, I suspected that my connection might be bad, but I used to play on a laptop with a wireless connection and I didn't spike AT ALL. This desktop is connected to my router with an ethernet cable, so I assumed I should get better connection. Wrong again. I also tested for packet loss, and I had 0% packet loss. 50 packets sent and received, no problem.
I tested another game: World of Warcraft. Of course, as you may already know, this is a new (not really, but it came out before WC3) and a MUCH bigger game, considering it has 3 versions: regular, Burning Crusade and Wrath of the Lich king. I get absolutely no lag in this game. I get a constant 70 fps, even in the large cities. I was amazed how well I was playing this game.
Now what could be the problem? How can a newer game run better than an older game?
Edited by Ragtimesolo, 13 April 2009 - 10:56 PM.