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    Woof603's Avatar Senior Member
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    Anyone using Voice Buddy to activate all the controls in FB? It could be a great replacement for TrackIR. Plus no more keyboard entries. Any volunteers? See here for review:http://flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/review/vb-il2.htm
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    Anyone using Voice Buddy to activate all the controls in FB? It could be a great replacement for TrackIR. Plus no more keyboard entries. Any volunteers? See here for review:http://flightsim.com/cgi/kds?$=main/review/vb-il2.htm
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    Voice buddy works really well in FB. Great to give commands to your flight and wingman but not really a replacement for trackIR IMHO. Give you a sore throat after about 30 minutes of - left, right, up a bit, forward, where the hell did he go!
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    I'd be wary of their claim that it works in
    conjunction with Teamspeak under Win2k/XP.
    As I understand it, because of the way these
    operating systems handle sound, they prevent
    two voice-input programs from using sharing
    the mic input (even if they aren't both
    being used at the same time).
    Win98/ME handle sound differently and
    probably will work.
    I sent them an email to check it out, but
    I'd just be little wary before buying. Other
    voice programs I've tried claimed the same
    thing and did not work. However, as voice
    buddy does not use MS '.NET' or 'SAPI',
    they may have found a way to make it work.

    Also, there is conflicting information on
    their website and the above review. The review
    says that a usb headphone set will not work,
    yet the website says yes, any usb headset will
    work.
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    Definitely not a replacement for TrackIR, but a nice complement to the sim, especially if you do a lot of offline flying (for comms with AI).

    http://www.edimensional.com/corefomvoip.htm : Explains very well how it works with VOIP - works with Teamspeak just fine in Xp for me. I just program the PTT button in Teamspeak to be the same button that mutes Voice Buddy. There's an entire section in the help files for several VOIP options. It does use SAPI, it's included in the new executable and installs after the Voice Buddy core. The original VB file required a separate SAPI download/install.

    As for USB headphones, only reference I can find is that you need a USB port if you buy the Audio/FX headphones for LEDs and Force Feedback. Requirements are quite clear that you need a high quality voice certified noise-cancelling headset.
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    Thanks for the link.
    At least they recognise that compatability
    with other VOIPs was a serious, difficult issue
    to overcome; more than the competitors did.
    I can't help but believe they have managed to
    solve the problem when it is stated so clearly,
    whilst others skirted the issue and had little
    notes on back-water FAQ pages compatibility
    issues. Kudos. I'm sold!

    >It does use SAPI
    Oh, ok. I thought I read on the site that
    they developed their own speech engine, and
    so assumed they meant that they didn't use SAPI.
    Wrong assumtion.
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    oooh .. trim on a microphone

    RBJ eat your heart out
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    I'm using shoot. I hope to finish my updated PF profile this weekend, and then I'll post it here (you'll have to do a search and replace for the actual keyboard commands, though).
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    There was an FB profile that came with shoot, no? Or maybe I got it from their forums.

    Shoot is one of the ones that doesn't like to work with Teamspeak under w2k/XP. Also, it can be a little flaky (missing commands and lagging commands); VoiceFlux seems more stable (but again, it doesn't work with Teamspeak).
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    I've got another question about voice buddy.
    Specs are 256mb ram and 200mb of disk space.

    So how much cpu/ram does it use?
    I'm running PF with 512mb of memory, and can't so obviously afford to use too much with other software running. Anyone with voice buddy able to take a quick look in 'task manager' for me?

    Thanks.
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