Can we get an rough idea what specs the server has? I cannot imagine its anything stronger than a single desktop PC with the lag that happens.
This game was built 11 years ago and cwars used to run fine with twice the population a decade ago.
Pre 2008 the best Server chips were 4 core max with up to 4 sockets each for 16 cores max.
2008 best CPU for servers was 6 core per chip on quad socket mobo's
Today Desktop chips for $300 have 8 cores & 16 threads with far superior performance per core & higher clock rates.
Today you can buy Ryzen Epyc 32 core cpu's for 2k usd and your telling me that 11 years ago we had hardware to run this game but can't today?
Im not sure what powerpc chips IBM had back in 2006 but I am pretty sure they didn't have anything 1/10 of as powerful as today. This game most likely uses x86 so most likely Intel chips but wtf is the problem.