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2. General Information

The best place to start would be the Satellite FAQ

by seagreen See Profile

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Beam assignments:
Cheyenne: Beams 15, 16, 24, 32, 33, 34, 38, 43
Riverside: Beams 12, 13, 14, 21, 22, 23, 30, 31
Laredo: Beams 25, 29, 37, 39, 40, 42, 44, 45
Syracuse: Beams 18, 19, 20, 28, 35, 36, 41
Winnipeg: Beams 7, 9, 10, 11, 17, 26, 27

by seagreen See Profile
last modified: 2005-12-18 15:36:09

Locally heavy rain (both in your location and and the NOC you are getting your signal from will adversely affect your connection, sometimes taking it out for brief periods of time. Snow and ice buildup on your dish will also affect your connection.

Forum member, wxwest See Profile, put together a website with weather information on each WildBlue NOC: WildBlue weather information.

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See this thread for information on setting up your newsreader to access WildBlue newsgroups: »[general] NewsGroups

by seagreen See Profile

Prior to November 2006 many games were playable on Wildblue. During that time, the WB userbase reported which games were playable and which were not. But in November 2006, Wildblue implemented changes to the network which added latency to gaming. Since then, gamers are reporting that they no longer enjoy the games that previously played well.

Below is a list of games that worked BEFORE the November 2006 network changes. WARNING! Many gamers are reporting that these games are no longer enjoyable due to increased latency. We are showing you which games worked before November 2006. This list is no longer valid because WB has made changes to its network.

What Works on Wildblue (before November 2006, may no longer work)

Xbox/Xbox360/PS2/Handheld Games:
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat(for me anyway doesn't for some others)
Perfect Dark Zero
All Tony Hawk games
Mario Kart DS
Call of Duty 2
Socom 3(mixed results)
Socom 2(so-so)
Nascar 06 total team control (works kinda)
Rainbow Six Series (Host boots for high ping usually, But CO-OP and 2 V 2 work well)

PC Games:
Asheron's Call
Everquest 2
World of Warcraft
Star Wars Galaxies
Dark Age of Camelot
Roma Victor
Eve Online
Star Wars: Empire at War
Dungeon and Dragons online
City of Heroes (very difficult to connect to the patch server..other than that it works fine)
Final Fantasy XI
Contract Jack
Auto Assault
Aces High Online flight sim
WarRock Beta
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Outcast
America's Army
Red Orchestra
Diablo 2
Titan Quest
Postal 2

What doesn't work or is not enjoyable on Wildblue

Xbox/Xbox360/PS2/Handheld Games:
Far Cry Instincts Predator
Halo 2
NBA Live 2006
Quake 4
Prey Demo
Ratchet and Clank: Deadlocked

PC Games:
Star Craft
BattleField 2 Demo
Call of Duty 1&2
Medal of Honor (Band of Brothers Mod)
C&C Generals
Unreal Tournament 2004 (playable..not enjoyable)
Prey Demo
Civ 4

What Works With Dial-Up (still valid today)

Xbox/Xbox360/PS2/Handheld Games:
Unreal Championship
Conker's Bad Furr Day
Call of Duty: Finest Hour (plays BEAUTIFULLY!)
Halo 2 (more playable, but not completely competetive)
Call Of Duty 2

PC Games:
Halo (11 players max)
Unreal Tournament 2003 (12 players max)
Unreal Tournament 2004 (not sure, but worked fine with six people)
Medal of Honor (all expansion packs - works fine with 8 people)
Combat Flight Simulator (very smooth)
Guildwars (works good)
Battlefield Vietnam (worked ok for me)
World of Warcraft
Star Wars Galaxies
Everquest 2

Feedback received on this FAQ entry:
  • Hello, i'd just like to contribute a bit being a gamer and owner of WB satalite internet. I know from experience a few games that play well online that wern't on your list. I have an xbox 360 FYI. List - Borderlands 1 and 2, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Battlefield 3, Red Dead Redemption, Dead Island (kind of). Thats all I can think of right now,lol But I know first hand that those all work.

    2014-11-09 21:41:51

  • Updates Call of Duty 2 doesnt work?

    2010-07-02 21:29:24

by YellowHammer See Profile edited by PetDude See Profile
last modified: 2006-12-21 19:58:33