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JG6_Oddball
10-19-2007, 09:03 PM
I have been trying for days toget ventrilo to come out of my headphones and the game to come out of the speakers, I have a gigabyte M61P-S3 motherboard with realtech onboard 8 channel sound, the realtech is amazing i can run 7.1 surround complete with subwoofer but cannot seperate headphone and speakers....any help would be apreciated...its driving me nuts

S!

Stiletto-
10-19-2007, 09:09 PM
I'm not sure for Ventrillo but I assume it would work like teamspeak... Since you are happy with your default onboard sound and do not wish to upgrade to something expensive like an X-Fi, you may wish to get a cheap soundcard for 20 bucks or so. Thus with the 2nd soundcard you can tell ventrillo to use this instead of your realtec, and plug your headphones into it's back panel while your 7.1 surround sound will still be plugged into the onboard soundcard.

It would be nice to tell ventrillo to only come out of certain speakers, so you could effectivley take your 7.1 to 5.1 and the 2 speakers could be used for your headset channel instead, but I do not believe this is possible, or telling only certain sounds to go to the headphones port. I believe a seperate soundcard is the only option.

Freelancer-1
10-19-2007, 09:27 PM
I can give you a solution, but it's one you may not be too happy about.

1) Return or give to a worthy cause your current headset.

2) Get a USB headset and plug it in.

3) I have to assume Ventrillo is the same as TeamSpeak in that you can choose your input and output device. So open it up and associate it with the headset.

4) In the 'Sounds and Audio Devices' section of your Control Panel, open the Audio tab and make sure sound playback is your onboard sound driver. Under the Voice tab make sure your headset is selected. Hit apply and OK.

5) Fire up a game and test it out. Should be just what you wanted.

That's how I have mine set up and it works flawlessly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Bearcat99
10-19-2007, 10:41 PM
Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
I can give you a solution, but it's one you may not be too happy about.1) Return or give to a worthy cause your current headset.
2) Get a USB headset and plug it in.
3) I have to assume Ventrillo is the same as TeamSpeak in that you can choose your input and output device. So open it up and associate it with the headset.
4) In the 'Sounds and Audio Devices' section of your Control Panel, open the Audio tab and make sure sound playback is your onboard sound driver. Under the Voice tab make sure your headset is selected. Hit apply and OK.
5) Fire up a game and test it out. Should be just what you wanted.
That's how I have mine set up and it works flawlessly http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

This is the best solution.... however if you get an inexpensive sound card.. and I am not 100% certain on this but you will may be able to do the same thing that Freelancer says... only use the sound card & tyhe onboard. Windows sees the USB headset as another sound device so there shouldn't be any conflicts.. Just use the soundcard solely for comms.. hence an inexpensive one. Give it a shot.

triad773
10-20-2007, 12:43 AM
Another more direct solution may be a visit to your local Radio Shack or electronics store: get a female x female x male micro plug 'Y' adapter, plug your headset speaker jack into one of the female jacks, your speakers into the other female jack, then plug that male plug of the Y adapter into your sound card. Should work like a charm.

I used something similar years ago to dub pre-recorded and live instruments together.

Also if you cannot find such an animal, the components should be available somewhere that would let you do basically the same thing with the plugs, wire and some electrical tape.

Hope that helps

Triad

UgoRipley
10-20-2007, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by Freelancer-1:
I can give you a solution, but it's one you may not be too happy about.

1) Return or give to a worthy cause your current headset.

2) Get a USB headset and plug it in...........

Does it make any difference the presence of a microphone boom on the headset, or does the same advice apply as well ?

Bearcat99
10-20-2007, 06:09 AM
No difference.. just set up TS orVent so that it will run through the headsset. That is the most eleant solution... and USB headsets are relaively inexpensive.

VF-17_Jolly
10-20-2007, 07:03 AM
I have found that a ps2 usb headset works good as you can still hear your speakers

ps2 phones (http://shopper.cnet.com/headphones-headsets/sony-usb-headset-ps2/4014-6468_9-30748301.html)

i picked up a set in a socom2 game for 3

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41D9357YRJL._SS500_.jpg

Monterey13
10-20-2007, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by triad773:
Another more direct solution may be a visit to your local Radio Shack or electronics store: get a female x female x male micro plug 'Y' adapter, plug your headset speaker jack into one of the female jacks, your speakers into the other female jack, then plug that male plug of the Y adapter into your sound card. Should work like a charm.

I used something similar years ago to dub pre-recorded and live instruments together.

Also if you cannot find such an animal, the components should be available somewhere that would let you do basically the same thing with the plugs, wire and some electrical tape.

Hope that helps

Triad

That is how mine is set up, but you can't separate the sounds. I can have the sound thru my headset and speakers at the same time. You cannot get the game sound thru speakers, and comms thru headset separately this way as you're only using one audio output, and splitting it.

As I understand, he wanted game sounds thru speakers, while having comms only in headset. That way, engine sounds don't drown out the comms so badly.

MEGILE
10-20-2007, 08:08 AM
I used to do it a dirty way :O

Start IL2, plug in the USB headset, start ventrillo.

Et voila.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

JG6_Oddball
10-21-2007, 01:00 AM
aftyer hours of trying this that and the other i finally got it to work...ventrillo out of head phones...game out of speakers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I will post a how to as soon as i take some screen shots.

thnx for all the advice

S!

willyvic
10-21-2007, 01:50 AM
looking forward to your solution.

WV

JG6_Oddball
10-21-2007, 10:47 PM
sorry for being lazy but the red dots should tell the whole story, if you have any questions plz ask...im sure there is something i left out http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif


http://jg6.net/images/sound.jpeg

S!