After patch 189 my ping starts to climb as soon as i join a server from about 50ms to 999ms in about 10 seconds then the game just completely crashes, i play on the same network as a friend and he is able to connect and play fine, unsure why i have this issue.
I have tested firewalls off, my network, updated drivers, updated and uninstalled NS2 and disabled steam overlay, neither have resolved the issue.
Windows 7 64bit
8 gb Ram
Geforce 560 ti
Roughly 50 mb internet connection
I did think to post in the tech issue thread but i never got any help last time, so i am sorry for posting in here but i really want to play NS2 again! :(
Thanks for any help!