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lallous
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Lebanon
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 08-04-2003 07:17

Hello,


anyone recommends a good/free/easy to setup voice chat program that can be used on dialup connection ?


thanks!

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 08-04-2003 08:01

Used to use Roger Wilco. I'm here in the US, and I could chat to a guy in the UK with a 56k modem no prob. Lot's of gaming clans use RW during matches with out much problem.

Mmm... maybe for a D&D session?

Although, I think RW is in cahoots with Gator now-a-days. I vaguely remember getting an updated version and Gator was tossed in. Might have changed since then - I don't know. Let me know, will ya?




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Michael
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: *land
Insane since: Nov 2000

posted posted 08-04-2003 08:46

I've used a slew of them in the past... RW being one.
I think the common thing these days is TeamSpeak.

Honestly... I don't think there will be too much trouble with whichever program you choose.
In the 4 or 5 that I tried in the past (connecting with a 56k in Japan to folks in the states)... I didn't run into many problems.
I might add... I haven't used one of these programs in a year or two, now.

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

posted posted 08-04-2003 10:09

yahoo instant messenger is good too. http://messenger.yahoo.com


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Xel
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Trumansburg, NY, USA
Insane since: Nov 2002

posted posted 08-04-2003 17:01

Alternatively, I like Haxial's NetFone, which also supports Mac<-->Windows if need be. AIM is good too, though it's sorely lacking in options to fiddle with. Netfone gives a bit more control from what I've seen, at least. (haven't used the other programs named above, sorry.)
http://www.haxial.com/

Haxial has a few other good products that I'm aware of as well.

Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 08-04-2003 17:11

I always found Roger Wilco to sound like an old World War II radio.. all interferance and crackles and incomming and outgoing messages getting clipped all the time MS Messenger has voice chat capability that works ok.. but by far the best for me was Microsoft Net Meeting, reception was crystal clear with no background noise at all. Almost hi-fidelity.

But hey I'm open minded..I'm gonna check out TeamSpesk right now.



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Carnage
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From:
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 08-04-2003 19:30

We use teamspeak for our guild and clan chats. You can get a teamspeak server for linux & windows.

Xpirex
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Dammed if I know...
Insane since: Mar 2003

posted posted 08-05-2003 00:26
quote:
TeamSpeak was primarily designed to work for people who are behind a NAT router (share internet). Further more it was designed for gamers. That means
to us it had to use as little bandwidth as possible, while having a reasonable voice quality.



Does this mean it can be used by while playing games by anyone? Including those not behind a NAT router?



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