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_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-14-2004, 06:42 PM
I was wondering this because after I get enough flight hours online I would like to join a squadron and if it will be better for the flight group instead of typing in the heat of combat. If so which is the best to get, I have onboard audio Avance AC'97, no room for a sound card only have 3PCI slots and no AGP slot, modem takes up one and video card takes up the other two. Not interested in getting an external modem yet. Thanks in advance.

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-14-2004, 06:42 PM
I was wondering this because after I get enough flight hours online I would like to join a squadron and if it will be better for the flight group instead of typing in the heat of combat. If so which is the best to get, I have onboard audio Avance AC'97, no room for a sound card only have 3PCI slots and no AGP slot, modem takes up one and video card takes up the other two. Not interested in getting an external modem yet. Thanks in advance.

"He went like this, we went like that, I called to Hollywood 'Were'd he go?', Hollywood called back, 'Were'd WHO go'-TOPGUN

zjulik
03-14-2004, 07:20 PM
Me and the chums could never go back to text chat. Once you`ve tried voice chat it`s a whole new game. Apart from enhancing cooperative work, you can more easily fly without icons since giving location info is much quicker. AND you get to hear the "OH MY GOD"s and the evil "I got you haha"s.

We use a cheap head set w/mic, cost 10 dollars, and Teamspeak ( http://www.teamspeak.org/ ), which installs easily and gives good sound. Get the client, 5,5MB, for everyone, then the server (1mb) for one of the players.

Stay away from the ingame voice function - sound is bad and very laggy.

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zjulik
03-14-2004, 07:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by zjulik:
Me and the chums could never go back to text chat. Once you`ve tried voice chat it`s a whole new game. Apart from enhancing cooperative work, you can more easily fly without icons since giving location info is much quicker. AND you get to hear the "OH MY GOD" and the evil "I got you haha".

We use a cheap head set w/mic, cost 10 dollars, and Teamspeak ( http://www.teamspeak.org/ ), which installs easily and gives good sound. Get the client, 5,5MB, for everyone, then the server (1mb) for one of the players. As for sound card etc - voice transfer doesn`t demand hifi so most anything will do.

Stay away from the ingame voice function - sound is bad and very laggy.

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If you wait until the last minute to do something, it will only take a minute to do it!<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-14-2004, 08:15 PM
I also enjoy my headphones, they are the type that fit completely around the ear and are comfortable, they are KOSS UR.20's, they have excellent sound and would hate to throw them aside to a headset that is uncomfortable or doesn't block out all other sound like mine do. So maybe I should go for a microphone instead? I'll look into unless anybody has any websites.

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air_malik
03-14-2004, 09:16 PM
If you don't have room for another sound card, get a USB headset. Logitech makes a good one.

I have 5.1 surround as my main speakers and I use the headset for teamspeak. The headset shows up as a second sound device so you can have the game sounds play on the main speakers and teamspeak on the headset.

This avoids the game sound overwhelming the chat plus it's more like what it was in reality.

Bearcat99
03-14-2004, 09:28 PM
Now that is good to know... I think I'll go that route..

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HH Quazi
03-14-2004, 09:45 PM
Online voice comms is the only way to go. Totally different level of immersion. Just being able to ask one of your squad mates to clear your six. Think about it. I fly with a great group of guys, even though it may be a small group, but we have a blast. And you really don't have to download a comms program. We go to the Teamspeak web site and use one of their servers. Of course, that will depend on what comms setup that each squadron uses. Get involved with a squadron. This place is full of great squadrons that have been around for quite awhile. Good luck! S!

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ScorpionWorm1:
I was wondering this because after I get enough flight hours online I would like to join a squadron and if it will be better for the flight group instead of typing in the heat of combat. If so which is the best to get, I have onboard audio Avance AC'97, no room for a sound card only have 3PCI slots and no AGP slot, modem takes up one and video card takes up the other two. Not interested in getting an external modem yet. Thanks in advance.

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_VR_ScorpionWorm
03-15-2004, 10:13 AM
That sounds like a plan air_malik, that setup seems perfect for me, I'll definetly look into that, thanks again and see you guys around Hyperlobby.

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WOLFMondo
03-15-2004, 10:17 AM
Once I got into using teamspeak theres no going back.

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Dunkelgrun
03-15-2004, 11:41 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by air_malik:
If you don't have room for another sound card, get a USB headset. Logitech makes a good one.

I have 5.1 surround as my main speakers and I use the headset for teamspeak. The headset shows up as a second sound device so you can have the game sounds play on the main speakers and teamspeak on the headset.

This avoids the game sound overwhelming the chat plus it's more like what it was in reality.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


That sounds like good advice. I'm fed up with not being able to hear what anyone is saying because of my engine noise. Must try it, thanks.
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SithSpeeder
03-15-2004, 12:59 PM
Get a headset with a microphone for sure. Online and flying with buddies is awesome.

But to add even further immersion, you can also run an application called Shoot 1.6 on top of your voice comm software (e.g., Teamspeak, Ventrillo, Roger Wilco, etc.). This allows you to do voice commands for ANYTHING. Although some use it to do mechanical operations on their planes (like deploying flaps fully, for example), I use it online for sending out chat messages that I have "pre-canned" and both online (co-op missions) and offline for giving wingman and flight commands to the friendly AI. So instead of typing TAB-1-6 (or something like that) when an AI bad guy is on my six, I just push my Shoot 1.6 button on my stick and say "Help Me" and it sends those keystrokes without me having to touch the keyboard--it's AWESOME. As far as precanned messages go, I have one for "Salute (S!)", one for "Good kill...S!" (as I am always getting shot down), etc.

I have a HOTAS setup (X-45 Saitek stick) where I use my Launch button as the Push to Talk for the voice comm software, but then use the pinkie-shift key and the Launch button as my Push to Talk for the Shoot 1.6 commands.

Hope this makes sense.

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03-15-2004, 01:08 PM
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Bearcat99
03-15-2004, 10:53 PM
Air malik.. I toohave 5.1 sound..and speakers.. I just got a Logitech USB headset.. I cant figure out how to get the game sound to go to the speakers and the comm sound to stay in the headset.. howd you do it.

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