VOIP in BZFlag

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Would you like VOIP to be added to BZFlag for chatting purposes?

Poll ended at Sun Jan 29, 2006 2:36 am

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VOIP in BZFlag

Post by Ice Wewe » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:36 am

Title says it all.

VOIP in BZFlag, or using the VOIP protocal for chatting in BZFlag? Am I the only one that thinks that would rock my world? (except it'd need a built in bleeper :wink: )

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Post by JeffM » Mon Oct 31, 2005 2:53 am

VOIP is a term usualy used for internet telephone.

you want a thing called "voice chat". Please try not to confuse people.

There are many 3rd party voice chat systems, the most popular seems to be team speak.

In game voice chat has been discussed but has many ramifications, like that bleeper you discussed, so for now it is best to see how people fare with the 3rd party apps.

not to mention the increase in bandwith costs.


Post by Guest » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:51 am

TeamSpeak is ok for now.
It works on pretty much all OS's...
(for mac it is "TeamSpeex" and there is a linux version (dont know what distros) and a windows version.)

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Post by Longhair » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:58 pm

The linux version seems to be distro independent.

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Post by carerra » Mon Oct 31, 2005 10:43 pm

haha if you want the details on the Teamspeak client go to the "general discussion" section of the forum and I have posted a review of it.
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Post by Winny » Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:25 am

umm 1 that would use sooooo much server bandwidth not to mention your bandwidth ( just like jeff said )

I have seen this suggested many times before and every time it gets rejected (at least what I have seen )

I think it would be a cool feature but can you image the speed of the server line needed to run even low quality voip ? it would be unreal espicallly for a popualr server like silvercat :shock: :shock:

maybe if it ever is intoduced in the near future it could be a option that is chosen by the server option or maybe make it admin channel option 8) and for that we come back to 3rd party stuff :lol-old:

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