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Post by RPG » Thu Jun 16, 2005 2:56 pm

mugwump84 wrote:How would you filter out the bad words?
You can't.

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Post by khazhyk » Fri Jun 17, 2005 12:10 am

i have an idea. he idea is:

voice chat brodcastes the voice and/or makes the sound into text(example: i say"hi" my client brodcastes "hi"


just and idea for ppl who play mute
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Post by 0_0_0 » Fri Jun 17, 2005 2:38 am

That would be nearly impossible to implement.

Plus ppls voices are different.

I could say "hello, rogue"

And it would print: "he'll rome"

Not very doable...

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Post by khazhyk » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:29 pm

yea i guess i never thought of that :doh:
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Post by Dumbledore » Mon Jun 20, 2005 11:06 pm

mugwump84 wrote:How would you filter out the bad words?
That, my friend is one of the more HARDER questions of life and development of open-source games. :D

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Post by Mr_Molez » Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:27 am

well there is no way to filter out bad words in written form on bzflag except silence that is.. i think if voice is ever made (i pray it will soon) then it is bound to silence text from the person aswell as voice if you decide to silence someone :)

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Post by The Vaxorcist » Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:56 am

Mr_Molez wrote:well there is no way to filter out bad words in written form on bzflag except silence that is.. i think if voice is ever made (i pray it will soon) then it is bound to silence text from the person aswell as voice if you decide to silence someone :)
Yes, If the server is set to mask cusswords with %#$%$ it will.

My point: with voice chat, you get to hear 'You #$%$$#^%#&ing ^%^%^&er, you %^&%^*, why i'll ^$$^%$*& you' in 7.1 channel surround sound.

Well, I guess I wouldn't mind all that much. I'd have to mute the volume while my mom's watching :D .

And.....
Dial-up is still used around here. I only get 2.8k (edit: sorry, 28.8k :lol-old: ) through my phone line, too!

well, whatever, I'll have DSL by the time voice chat gets added.
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Post by Logwad » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:38 pm

You can't. :)

Not without some crunching program anyway, one that scans for any of the million vulgarities there are.

Personally I would simply opt for a 3d party app, and tell anyone else you want to talk to about it.
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Post by DJ Atomica » Sat Jul 09, 2005 5:29 am

You wouldn't! Great point Binary. I was thinking about tht same thing.
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Post by AAA » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:19 pm

Why not make a seperate program that intergrates into BZFlag?
Teamspeak is nice, but is it GPL?
Do you need to use their servers (it seems like it, but i don't think so)?

(Hnostly, the only major reason is in competition where it would be most useful)

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Post by Hannibal » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:29 pm

vaxorcist, you get 28kbps?....wow...i am on dial-up, and get 48kbps....but i dont like voice chat, you would have to get a mic. to talk verbally, and what about taking me1's idea and reverse it. ppl would type, and then this totally sexy female voice says what you type. but you cant have a typo.
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Post by AAA » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:29 pm

A text to speech engene TOTALLY ruins the point of voice chat.

Imagine:secure f, get GF, BRB, [and so on]

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Post by Hannibal » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:53 pm

for things like that, you would have a set command to type in, then it would say whatever the command was set to.
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Post by AAA » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:09 pm

I've said it: a text to speech engene is pointless. The whole reason there is voice chat is so you don't need to use the keyboard. If anything, commands you say should be converted to text. (which is still a bad idea- there is no free as in freedom speech to text engene that I know of)

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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:24 pm

agreed. AAA is right.

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Post by Lil Dog » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:42 pm

i dont think its a good idea, next thing you know there will be people having "phone sx" on bzflag and others just going "BLBLABLABLABLABLA" to annoy people, and you cant filter audio chat so next thing you know, cussers will be astray also..

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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 22, 2005 3:49 pm

Hence why it should only be used in matches, for the leagues... :)

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Post by AAA » Fri Jul 22, 2005 7:43 pm

Lil Dog wrote:... "BLBLABLABLABLABLA" to annoy people, and you cant filter audio chat so next thing you know, cussers will be astray also..
Thats why I think there should be vote-vased killing and silencing as well.

Lets remember that there is such a thing as social engineering.

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Post by Hannibal » Sat Jul 23, 2005 6:00 pm

bzflag is soo trusting a game...people could simply play in a window and keep going from one player to another, to modify the votes...
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Post by AAA » Sat Jul 23, 2005 11:04 pm

Yah, you are kinda right about that. And that's what I like about BZFlag.

Still remember, social engineering is a very strong force. Even before vote-based kicking, cheaters didn't last very long on a single server.

[+edit] And on that topic, a single person with 3-6 logins on a single server is very obvious. Teams don't like it when their members slack off.

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Post by Hannibal » Sun Jul 24, 2005 4:33 am

thats why there is only 1 login as a player. the others ae obs., so they dont cause too many problems...
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Post by penguinix » Mon Jul 25, 2005 8:44 pm

well even if people are abusing the voice chat they can always be vote kicked or silenced

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Post by Hannibal » Mon Jul 25, 2005 9:00 pm

as far as i know, you cant /vote silence/mute someone...or can you?
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Post by RPG » Mon Jul 25, 2005 10:34 pm

afaik, you can, but it's not documented yet.

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