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Hello, this question may seem strange to you but I live in Cuba and here the bandwidth is really limited (1Megabit) so I would like to know if that is good to play with, I can play Minecraft with that bandwidth. Will I be able to play Vintage? 😢 I love the game by the way 


I'm going to create a private server in my own country (in a VPS), so there won't be much latency issues 

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Is your bandwidth limited in Quantity or Speed?

Not sure how universal this info is, but when first connecting to my private server on another PC inside my own LAN I need to Download about 1Mb of info from it, being in a LAN I have more or less "unlimited" speed as far as something like VS is concerned so I load in in a 1 or 2 seconds, which means I'm likely going as high as 5 or 6 Mbps for speed. When I was in the game, running about my base, opening containers and moving items around in my inventory the game usually ran at 1.5-2.5 Mbps It's possible that running into fresh territory where the server needs to generate/call up new terrain and then share it with you might be higher however; I didn't test that.

At 2 Mbps you'll 'move' a little over 1 Gb of data per hour. In contrast, Minecraft is said (as far as I can find on google searches) to only use anywhere from 100 to 500 MB per hour; I think the low number was for Bedrock edition as people were talking about "Mobile data" and the higher number was from someone testing Java edition. (The connected to a server and walking in a straight line for 10 minutes to get a idea of how much an hour would take)

Which means that even at it's "fastest" Minecraft appears to only need half as much speed as Vintage story, so I would ask, how many people will be connecting to this private server? Have you make a similar private server for minecraft, and if so, how many people were able to use it without lag? 2 Mbps isn't much in the US, but it looks like the average in Cuba is anywhere between 1 Mbps to 9 Mbps? I would suspect you'll want at least 4 - 6 Mbps to run a server with more than 1 or 2 players. But I'm just completely spitballing off 5 minutes of only barely relevant testing and a few google searches.

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