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Sound stuttering, mouse and game choppiness, and disconnect.

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  • Sound stuttering, mouse and game choppiness, and disconnect.


    For the past two weeks or so I've been having problems with my Dota 2.

    The problem is as follows:

    I'll open Dota 2 and find a match, no problems there. Sometimes matches will play fine all the way through, with no lag or stutters.
    Sometimes, though, (maybe 50% of the matches I play) I'll get about 10 minutes into the game and then the sound will begin to mess up.

    It sounds like choppiness, as if the sound is lagging or missing parts. When this happens, the game will begin to stutter and the mouse will jump around. For example
    if I were to move my mouse to the left, the cursor would go left but would jump erratically while doing so. This makes the game completely unplayable.

    So the issues so far are; game stuttering, mouse stuttering, and sound lag/choppiness.

    Shortly after all this happens, maybe 3 or 4 minutes Dota will disconnect me (As if I had lost internet connection). Usually whenever it disconnects me I just exit the game.

    After exiting the game, the problem will persist on my Desktop until I restart my computer. The desktop will lag and the mouse cursor will move very choppily. I figured out why this is the case,
    and it is because Dota 2 is still open. When I check my task manager, I see that the Dota2.exe process is still active. If I try to end the process I get a message saying "Dota 2 cannot be closed because you do not have access" or something similar.

    I've already verified my game cache, and I'm going to attempt to re-install the game now to see if that helps.

    Dota 2 sound, mouse, and game begin to lag during early stages of matches sometimes
    Dota 2 disconnects me shortly after it begins
    I close Dota 2, problem persists on the desktop (laggy mouse)
    Dota 2 is still open in task manager, cannot close because I "Do not have access"
    Only way to solve the problem is to restart my computer.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    Last edited by Naturalrogue; 12-05-2013, 06:03 AM.

  • #2

    I've included my computer's specs


    Also, I'm currently reinstalling my graphics card driver. Maybe that will help. I played a bot match earlier, and everything worked fine. I'm not sure if it has to be an online match or not
    for this bug to start affecting me. I'll update as soon as it happens again.


    • #3
      Bump. Still having the issues.

      I've tried disabling my antivirus and updating graphics drivers, neither helped.


      • #4
        Another bump.

        Does anyone have any information that might help me? I've done everything I can think to do short of a complete hard drive wipe and install.


        • #5
          I recently had problems with the latest NVidia driver causing issues such as the ones you're talking about. I switched to 320.49 from and everything's good so far. This is probably your issue. Many people are very angry at NVidia right now for their latest driver set. Hope I helped.


          • #6
            Thank you very much for the input.

            I'll install that specific driver and see if it fixes the problem.


            • #7
              I tried installing that driver, to no avail.

              The problem was lessened, Dota was actually slightly playable. Still massive lag, but I could get through a match.
              About 20 minutes in, though, it disconnected me like it usually does. 2 more low priority matches added onto my total.

              Does anyone else have something that might solve my problem? I'd really like to play.


              • #8
                Hi Naturalrogue,

                I do not understand your situation, the lag u are telling us, is it fps drop or ping lag?? Please open your console and try playing a bot game. i suspect it is your fps problem.


                • #9
                  It's not a server lag at all. It's definitely a frames issue.

                  I'm currently re-downloading Dota 2 again. This time, I deleted every trace of every Dota 2 file from my computer, including cache files and steam cloud stuff.

                  Once it's downloaded I'll test my ping in a bot game, although I'm sure that's not it. My roommate can play fine on his Mac on the same internet.

                  What happens is that, about 10 minutes into a matchmaking game, my game will begin to get laggy. This is accompanied by sound choppiness and buzzing.
                  The mouse cursor also begins to get choppy and jumpy. Then, about 10 minutes after that Dota 2 will disconnect me from the server. If I exit Dota 2 at this point, the problem will persist on my desktop, with all the lag and the jumpiness. It also tells me that Dota 2 is still open in my task manager. I can only fix this by restarting my computer, as it will not let me end the process.


                  • #10
                    Okay. Thanks for clarifying.
                    In a bot game, ur ping will always be 0 because u are connected to your own server.
                    Please follow what i have write in my thread and give me a feedback.
                    The problem that when u exit Dota 2 and that the process would not close is because dota 2 does not recognise u as the administrator.
                    To solve this, please do Solution 2 first part and run Steam and Dota as administrator.
                    Last edited by roszetm; 12-03-2013, 07:48 PM.


                    • #11
                      Thank you roszetm, following your thread worked.

                      The thing that solved my issue was the disabling of steam cloud sync and getting rid of all the Dota 2 cache files. For some reason this completely solved the problem. Thank you so much for your help.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Naturalrogue View Post
                        Thank you roszetm, following your thread worked.

                        The thing that solved my issue was the disabling of steam cloud sync and getting rid of all the Dota 2 cache files. For some reason this completely solved the problem. Thank you so much for your help.
                        No problem. Good for you.