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Title: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on February 06, 2007, 07:47:36 PM
Hola,

I've setup a new Ventrilo server that should hold 20 peeps. (Feel free to use this for games other than PS!)

Download Ventrilo's client software (http://www.ventrilo.com/download.php)

Server: f13.7mph.com port 4177 (67.19.19.202:4177)
Password: catass2victory

 Connect  (http://ventrilo://67.19.19.202:4177/servername=F13)


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: schild on February 06, 2007, 08:21:27 PM
If people like vent enough, we can switch over to that. A lot of my friends use it normally (instead of teamspeak).


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Strazos on February 07, 2007, 02:03:45 AM
But I mean...why? What's the difference? I'm sure more than a few people are already set up here for TS, like I am.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Miasma on February 07, 2007, 08:18:35 AM
A lot of people don't bother to change the default(very low bandwidth) codec and then complain that it sounds awful.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Merusk on February 07, 2007, 08:28:40 AM
A lot of people don't bother to change the default(very low bandwidth) codec and then complain that it sounds awful.

Then there's folks like me that can't be heard at all over TS, regardless of the codec/ settings they use.  But then get told to turn mic gain down in Vent because they sound like they're shouting.  Very odd.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on February 07, 2007, 09:52:13 AM
Personally, I like Vent better if only because it's easy to switch which audio card is being used for voice chat (I use 1 audio card for my desktop speaks and another card for my headset+mic).

Plus finding hosting for Vent is usually cheaper.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Furiously on February 07, 2007, 01:03:21 PM
Plus with Vent you can get the computer to say funny things when someone joins the channel.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Slayerik on February 07, 2007, 01:05:58 PM
Vent has better quality, I remember when we switched from TS to vent in my last guild we could not believe the difference.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: tazelbain on February 07, 2007, 02:09:47 PM
It even protects you from meteorites... well, that's the word on the street.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: shiznitz on February 07, 2007, 02:21:37 PM
My PS outfit uses TS and my EQ2/VG guildies use Vent. Vent has noticeably better sound quality.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Strazos on February 08, 2007, 01:53:11 AM
Yeah, I'll go with Vent from now on. It seemed crystal-clear when I was on with Cal, Tazelbain, Bhodi, and Nebu.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Cheddar on February 08, 2007, 12:12:08 PM
I just want to point out how important chat is for this game; it is not required, but damn sure helps!

So download the client and join us!


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Sky on February 08, 2007, 01:19:00 PM
I'm trying to figure out a way to extend my headset. I've got one extender, have to find another one somewhere (for the mic). I should be able to at least listen in tonight.

TS/Vent over the speakers was given the thumbs down by the boss ;) I agree with her, though. I can just chuck the headphones when I'm tired of you guys :P

As to importance, in squad-level games, it's indispensable. When I was playing bf1942 competitively we had a match against a team that didn't have voice comms, and we embarrassed them, it was a total massacre.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Nija on February 10, 2007, 10:35:02 PM
So i'm on the vent server right now but these guys are talking about castles and crap.

What's going on?


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on February 11, 2007, 05:26:26 PM
Wrong port? Should have channels for Planetside, Eve, and Other.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: bhodi on February 11, 2007, 06:53:08 PM
Whoever owns the vent server needs to set it to stop kicking everyone once an hour. It's getting annoying.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Surlyboi on February 11, 2007, 07:19:16 PM
Hasn't kicked me yet...


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: bhodi on February 11, 2007, 08:53:18 PM
Dunno then. Is it a client side setting? Every hour, I get "Server has kicked for reason: No reason given."


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on February 11, 2007, 09:21:59 PM
I have it setup to drop connections if they are idle for 30 minutes, but if you are using the voice chat then it shouldn't be dropping you.

If you are finding that you are not using the voice chat in spans of time exceeding 30 mins I will just remove the idle kick thing.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: bhodi on February 12, 2007, 12:50:04 PM
There are definitely long silences, like when I'm listening but not saying anything. Especially if you're going solo, or doing your own thing, but listening in in case someone wants to organize.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Nija on February 12, 2007, 12:56:02 PM
OOPS I had the wrong port number. I guess either their password is the same or they don't check passwords.

They got pretty mad, because I have my "phonetic sounding of name" set to "badass motherfucker" - so when I joined they were all, "who is that?" "I don't know but SOMEONE needs to change their name."


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on February 12, 2007, 02:11:53 PM
OOPS I had the wrong port number. I guess either their password is the same or they don't check passwords.

They got pretty mad, because I have my "phonetic sounding of name" set to "badass motherfucker" - so when I joined they were all, "who is that?" "I don't know but SOMEONE needs to change their name."

Haha, funny. They should add password protection to their server if they are using the default Vent port number.

There are definitely long silences, like when I'm listening but not saying anything. Especially if you're going solo, or doing your own thing, but listening in in case someone wants to organize.

I just checked and I don't have that idle kick set. But I rebooted the Vent server, to make sure it got the settings, so let me know if it happens again.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Nija on February 12, 2007, 03:39:26 PM
I put in 4117 instead of 4177. Visit them if you want!


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: bhodi on February 14, 2007, 03:38:20 PM
I'm still getting booted. Can you check the logs?


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on February 15, 2007, 07:47:55 PM
I don't have access to the logs, but I opened a support ticket to see if someone can look for me.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: bhodi on February 19, 2007, 03:17:45 PM
Vent is still kicking me...


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on February 19, 2007, 03:45:07 PM
Vent is still kicking me...

Since it's only you, have you tried anything different to see if it stops? Maybe plug into your DSL/Cable modem directly instead of through a router?

I still have a ticket open, but I think their support is closed today for the holiday.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Megrim on April 04, 2007, 09:29:36 AM
Vent is down.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on April 04, 2007, 01:23:20 PM
Vent is up.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Megrim on April 04, 2007, 11:45:57 PM
Oh.











Ooh.











Oooh...


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Megrim on June 04, 2007, 06:03:55 AM
VENT DOWN! I REPEAT, VENT DOOOOWN!


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on June 04, 2007, 09:56:56 AM
Is anyone else using it?

I don't mind paying $9/month for us all to use it, but if you are the only one left I might recommend that you take over.  :-D



Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Megrim on June 04, 2007, 11:35:58 AM
Oh snap, there goes the free ride.

I think my Australian DotA contingent are pretty much the only ones using it. I am happy to make other arrangements if you want to take it down.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Viin on June 04, 2007, 11:50:45 AM
If you have a PayPal account you could probably just take this one over. If we downgrade to a 10-slot server it'd be even cheaper.

Or you can sign up for a Vent server where this one is hosted at: http://hostventrilo.com/ (http://hostventrilo.com/)


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Strazos on June 04, 2007, 06:21:34 PM
I kind of use it still, but don't worry about it. We still have the F13 TS server.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Etro on June 05, 2007, 05:10:13 PM
How many people are/were using the vent server?

I rent a 25-slot server for me an a handful of friends so theres always at least a dozen slots free, I could add an F13 channel for you guys to use if your getting rid of the current vent server?


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Cheddar on June 05, 2007, 11:50:42 PM
How many people are/were using the vent server?

I rent a 25-slot server for me an a handful of friends so theres always at least a dozen slots free, I could add an F13 channel for you guys to use if your getting rid of the current vent server?

1.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Furiously on June 28, 2007, 12:59:36 PM
I'm sure Wayabvpar, his brother and myself would occasionally use it for our once a month BF2 sessions.


Title: Re: Vent Server for Voice Chat
Post by: Etro on June 28, 2007, 02:03:25 PM
pm'd you and cheddar, if anyone wants to join them hassle them for details :)