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Topic Subject:Voicechat using Steam?
posted 02-07-10 07:07 PM EDT (US)         
Thinking about doing some voice chat while playing AOE3 on ESO. Does anyone have experience using Steam voice chat while playing AOE3? Is it laggy? Does it slow your connection down too much?

Any thoughts appreciated.
posted 02-07-10 08:03 PM EDT (US)     1 / 6       
Steam would probably be one of the more laggier (laggiest?) options. I'd suggest vent first and foremost, then teamspeak or xfire before Steam voice.
posted 02-07-10 09:27 PM EDT (US)     2 / 6       
With Ventrilo don't you need to have a server to go along with it? Or is it no big deal to create your own server?
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posted 02-08-10 00:23 AM EDT (US)     3 / 6       
yes I believe you need a server for ventrilo, however team speak and skype are both free and shouldn't lag much

xfire can be used as well


[This message has been edited by cRAZYlunatic (edited 02-08-2010 @ 00:23 AM).]

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posted 02-08-10 01:03 AM EDT (US)     4 / 6       
Steam chat is mainly designed for use in Steam-based games. It works great for Left 4 Dead or TF3, but not so much for non-steam games.

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posted 02-08-10 01:17 AM EDT (US)     5 / 6       
You need to log onto a server for vent, just like in teamspeak. That said, I've never had a problem finding a vent server.

(HG also has a teamspeak server, for the record)
posted 02-08-10 07:13 PM EDT (US)     6 / 6       
On these Vent and Teamspeak servers are your communications secure or can anyone listen in?

What is the info for the Teamspeak servers from HG? The wasn't working I get the following:

"Trying to resolve hostname
Trying to connect to server on [ Protocol '' in URL is not supported ]
Failed to connect to server"

Thanks again!!
UPDATE: I downloaded the wrong version of Teamspeak, got version 2 and we found the server. When we could hear each other it worked great. However, a lot of the times begining of sentences were cut off and at times it would cut completly out, very unreliable.

Anyone else have the problem or alternatives? We ended up using Steam but it seemed to cause some lag at times (or the people we were playing against).


[This message has been edited by tj218 (edited 02-10-2010 @ 05:55 PM).]

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