Is ExitLag Worth it? (Exitlag Review) WTFast, NoPing, Haste Explained

Check out my video review explaining ExitLag here on YouTube

Hey gamers! Do you want to lower your ping in Fortnite, Valorant, Call of Duty Warzone, Apex Legends, or League of Legends? Well This is just the article for you. I personally use ExitLag to lower my ping in League of Legends from 82ms to 60ms.

When you look to connect to a website or service your computer makes a request to server. This is also true of games. When connecting to a match your computer establishes a connection with a server through its IP address. Normally having that connection take an inefficient route towards its final destination is not a problem. An additional 200ms of latency for packets coming from YouTube or Netflix can easily be solved by those applications managing a buffer of data. However real time applications like games must send many packets a second along this route and that latency can really make a difference. By utilizing built in scanning tools these programs work out a way to forward your gaming traffic along the internet in a predictable and optimized way. This results in lower ping or latency as well as lower jitter and packet loss.

I mainly use this program while I am at the lake as my home in the city doesn’t have routing issues. Programs like ExitLag and WTFast work by providing optimized routing for your gaming traffic. This is achieved by essentially running a VPN connection to their own server infrastructure to forward your packets efficiently.

All of these programs offer a free trail as they will not be useful for everyone. People living in highly populated cities with close servers are going to see the least amount of benefit from using a gaming VPN service. Check out my video explaining this topic more in depth if you’re looking for additional information!

League of Legends Windows 10 vs Windows 11 Gaming Performance

League of Legends Windows 10 vs Windows 11 FPS Performance Test Benchmark. Watch the side by side here

Microsoft’s latest Operating System Windows 11 is now available for early adopters and testers. If you are curious about the performance implications of this newest Windows update and how it applies to League of Legends this in depth Performance Comparison between Windows 10 1809 and Windows 11 21H2 has you covered!

Hardware

  • RTX 2080 8GB
  • i7 9700K @ 3.6Ghz
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • NVMe SSD

Drivers/OS

  • NVIDIA 465.98
  • Windows 10 1809
  • Windows 11 21H2

League of Legends

  • Maxed Preset @ 1920×1080
  • 240 FPS Framerate Limit (Recommend)
  • VSync Disabled
  • Patch 11.15

Results

  • Windows 10 Average FPS: 168
  • Windows 11 Average FPS: 171
  • Advantage FPS: 3+ Average
  • Performance Gain Percent: ~2%

Recording Settings

Recorded with an external capture device and stats tracked with Riva Tuner

H.264 veryfast preset, 2500kbps Bitrate, 1920×1080

Dota 2 OpenGL vs Vulkan performance in Linux https://downthecrop.xyz/blog/dota-2-opengl-vs-vulkan-linux/

How To: Install Windows on Raspberry Pi with Linux/macOS/Unix (WoR)

Wondering how to create a Windows 10 on ARM (Windows on Rapsberry Pi) SD Card from a macOS or Linux/Unix computer? Using a free minimal Windows 10 Virtual Machine image and the open source software Virtual Box you can pass your SD Card or USB Drive the Windows on Raspberry (WoR) media creation tool! This easy guide will show you how

Requirements: SD Card Reader/USB Drive, ~20GB Free hard drive space on the host machine to download and Extract the Windows 10 VM and download an ARM64 disk image of Windows 10 for installation.

1. Download and Install Virtual Box

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

2. Download and Install VirtualBox Host Extension Pack

Host Extensions

https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads

3. Download the free MSEdge on Windows 10 Virtual Box Image

MSEdge Virtual Box Image

https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-edge/tools/vms/

4. Extract MSEdge VM .zip, Double click the .ova and Import the VM.

Import Virtual Machine

5. Settings > USB Controller > USB3.0 or USB2.0 depending on your SD Card reader

If you only see USB 1.1 controller download the host virutal box host extensions in step 2.
Settings
USB

6. Start the Windows 10 VM, Use the bottom Toolbar to select your SD Card Reader and pass it to the VM

the password for the VM’s user account is: Passw0rd!

  • why Microsoft wanted to have a password on the use account in the first place is beyond human comprehension.

You should see your SD Card in the Virtual Box VM.
Virtual Box USB 3.0

Now you’re free to follow the normal Windows on Raspberry (WoR) instructoins on https://www.worproject.ml/downloads

Manually Update Samsung Galaxy S10 To Android 10

After unlocking the bootloader on my S10e I was unable to flash an unofficial Lineage OS 17.1 (Android 10) ROM to my device. I was originally on the stock AT&T ROM which STILL (January 2021) hasn’t been updated to Android 10. Most other carriers have released Android 10 for their S10 devices but AT&T not only is shipping devices with fully locked bootloaders but also aren’t supporting their customers with updates. With the power of modern technology and a little ingenuity we can right these wrongs.

First you’ll need an unlocked bootloader so you can flash your device with Odin. I was able to purchase an unlock for my S10e from SamPWND (read my article here) but if you already have an unlocked bootloader you’re ready to flash.

Two tools are required for this update process. Frija for downloading the updated stock Android 10 ROM and Odin3 to flash your device in download mode.

Frija Download: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/tool-frija-samsung-firmware-downloader-checker.3910594/

Odin3 Download: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/patched-odin-3-13-1.3762572/

Downloading Stock Android 10

An Android 10 Custom Rom requires your device to already be on Android 10 to flash it successfully. Since AT&T hasn’t released a version of Android 10 I used Frija to download a clean ROM. I needed to use the SPR (Sprint) code in CSC which specifies the carrier. Check for updates, then download. Frija will decrypt the update so you can use it with Odin.

Frija Download Tool

Once you’ve downloaded the update unzip it somewhere. You will have a few files that match the input fields in the Odin3 tool. Put your device into Download Mode and set each of the fields to their matching file from the update. Even the BL field. This will NOT relock your bootloader. You can flash TWRP or a custom recovery after you have verified you can boot into Stock Android 10.

Flash and Wait. Then your device should reboot into Android 10!

Bootloader Unlocking for Samsung Galaxy S10 and S20 Devices

Some said it was impossible. Others dared to try. I dared to spend $100 and download a sketchy USB Redirector software to have someone else run their custom tool remotely to unlock my device. I had the resolve. I dared to swipe my credit card.

SamPWND Bootloader Unlocking for SM-G970U AT&T Model

It’s no secret that Samsung devices have shipped with permanently locked bootloaders on most US carriers for many years now. I recently purchased a used S10e SM-G970U ATT and was unfortunately reminded of this. Somehow I had forgotten what a pain it was to unlock these things before my purchase. After some research when I found the OEM unlocking feature in Developer Options was missing in Android. Some more research later I learned that unlocking is in fact possible. Possible if you have the means. A functional exploit for S10, S20, and Fold/Flip devices does in fact exist to unlock the bootloader but it is private and proprietary. I purchased an unlock for $100 flat from https://www.sampwnd.com/ and it worked great. Hopefully this exploit is released to the public in the future but this is out best shot currently.

More information on requirements and supported devices and be found in elliwigy XDA developers post: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/sampwnd-usa-model-bl-unlock-info-u-u1-w.4201689/

So I provided my DID adb shell getprop ro.boot.em.did and paid my hundred bones. Then I waited for a Discord message. They can either contact you with Telegram or Discord it’s up to you. After getting a message to download some software called usbredirector-customer-module.exe I connected to their session with my device in Download Mode and within 10 seconds my device rebooted with an unlocked bootloader.

Was it worth it? I think yes.