Have you tried updating to a newer version of Firefox? I dont have the issue that you are describing.
I have an idea of what it might be. Your connection must be using Network Address Translation to share an external IP address. I'm guessing that the ports were still open and pointing to the old ip address. Try restarting your router. This will clear all the open ports.
Okay smart ass Every single CPU has more than 2 cores. Have to go back a long way to find a CPU with only one core. I don't know how much "RAM speed" would affect game speed. I'm going to assume that even a slower speed RAM wouldnt be the bottleneck. FAF is limited to 4GB of RAM, which means even slower RAM is never going to be copying large amounts of data in/out.... I might be wrong.
I did think about trying to share FAF across more cores, using VMware ESXi to share the CPU burden across multiple cores. Linus did a project called somthing like "4 gamers, 1 CPU" so it is possible to game on it. To a machine running on VMware, it would see multiple cores but VMware would do the sharing.
Use this site to compare CPUs
You want a CPU with a high thread score, everything else is irrelevant. SupCom is not configured for multiple cores, due to being released a long time ago. Most CPUs today, rely on sharing the work across the whole CPU. When SupCom was released 4 cores were amazing. Some CPUs now have 56. That means that SupCom would only be able to use 1/56 of the chip.
Could be a few things:
Firewall - The firewall will block the connection for security reasons. Windows comes with a Firewall that might stop the connection. Normally, when you install most programs, it will create a firewall exception, that will allow the traffic through.
There is also the possibility, that your antivirus has a Firewall. Try conguring both.
Another possibility, is that if you share the internet, then someone has blocked a port somewhere in your network eg if you live in student accomodation. Some ISP routers come with advanced security features, that allow you to block ports to prevent users from using specific programs.
NAT (Network Address Translation) can also cause problems, though I think this is less likely. It might be that another user has configured all the FAF traffic to go to another address, that isnt yours. This is known as port forwarding.
Let me know how you get on.
Left Alt + Tab will cycle through the windows programs. I tend to do education between games and look at Firefox. Normally, once the game starts it makes FAF full screen.
So for anyone that has the same problem as me, it appears that this was caused by a driver issue or a USB plugged in to the monitor.
I used the windows driver update to search and found there was 5 drivers that could be updated. I'm pretty good with windows 10 but ive never seen the driver option before.
I also removed a USB stick that seemed to load every few hours. I believe that this was a case of bad drivers and having a USB stick plugged in that would cause an error after x amount of time. Fingers crossed, since the driver update and taking the USB out, I havn't had a single crash. Fingers crossed....
Look amazing. well done. If i had money, I would buy them off you
Try the following:
Leave it an hour - it might be updating the firmware, which will affect performance. This would also explain the disconnect.
After an hour, restart it - This is to make sure it is running properly.
Check your connections - It might be that a cable has degraded over time. Copper rusts, rubber perishes and people dig in gardens. I had a router that was unreliable due to a cable that was too old and has started to fall apart.
If that doesnt work, get a new router. Most ISPs send you junk. Depending on your connection, you could porbably buy a good router than won't f**k up. Cheap routers can overheat when too much is asked of the crappy little CPU. No company will ever overspec the router, so you end up with a machine that just about works until you make it do too much. Alternatively, call your ISP and see if there's a new one they can give you for free due to the errors.
Speak to your ISP - The internet connects using a protocol called BGP. Because of how vast the internet is, if there's a problem with one of their nodes, the internet might work but not very well. It might also be that the hardware in the street isnt working properly. I had to speak to my ISP because the box in the street wasnt working properly (something wasnt plugged in well).
Failing all of that, try running something called an Iperf server. You can send sample data over your connection and check the results. You'll need two sides of it, so ask a friend to help you (this is engineer level, so maybe a bit too hard).
This is FAF Vanilla Any idea what I can do to trace the problem? I did wonder if another process was closing a process or locking a file. Perhaps AVG (anti virus) was locking a file, or some memory but I tried disabling it and got the same crashes.