Multiplayer Voice

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Multiplayer Voice

Postby kc10b747fe » Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:57 pm

Hi, I stumbled across JoinFS while researching another FSX problem :) and would like to say you've done a helluva job. This is exactly what I think most in the community want, a simple but effective way to fly online with friends and strangers. I'd like to make a suggestion or request which is to add in voice support. I know there are those that use TeamSpeak and other 3rd party utilities for communications, but I for one liked the simplicity that was out of the box with FSX multiplayer being able to transmit and receive using the aircraft radios without having to run another program outside of FSX. So if someone is talking on a certain frequency (say on guard 121.5) everyone on that freq would be able to hear or transmit. IMHO this adds a true level of realism and immersion. Once again thank-you for your hard work and dedication to this project. Truly an amazing piece of software.

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby Peter » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi,

thanks for posting and for your comments.

I think this suggestion has been made before. Although I thought it unnecessary at first, because there are several programs that people already use for voice, perhaps it would be useful to implement it. For example, shared cockpit could use louder clearer voices than the radio coms and those kind of little extra touches. It would also be possible to hear com1 and com2, which is quite difficult to do with TS3 I think. There are probably other advantages as well, so it's something I will add to the consideration list.

Thanks,
Peter

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby ATC Roo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:14 pm

Voice is a good thing IMO.

For example I like to control, so a pilot being able to switch between controllers by using the radio stack adds realism.
Also Pilots are able talk to each other and say Hi

At the moment each group has their own voice system meaning that each time you join a different node you have to join a different voice server.

I personally like the way Roger Wilco (now very old) Works.
Tune to a frequency and join a channel.
If no channel already exists then it's created and others can also join it if on the same frequency.

I believe VATSIM and the default FSX voice is based on Roger Wilco.
Maybe something could be added to JoinFS to connect to a Roger Wilco Base Station?
Or even better a system with no Base Station needed maybe the first client hosts the channel?

This would mean no hunting for different communities voice server settings but said communities could also run thier voice systems alongside for chat as they do now.

Problems that most communities have had are Trolls joining, playing music and generally causing issues for those that want to enjoy a flight together.

So if voice is implemented, something showing who is talking and the ability to mute that person would be a good idea.

I'm a believer of simply muting or hiding Trolls.
That way they have no idea they have been hidden or muted and can carry on doing what they were doing without moving on and finding another community to annoy.
If you kick or stop them joining they just try their best to rejoin and you have to kick them again.

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby Tisor » Thu Mar 02, 2017 1:37 am

Peter wrote:Hi,

thanks for posting and for your comments.

I think this suggestion has been made before. Although I thought it unnecessary at first, because there are several programs that people already use for voice, perhaps it would be useful to implement it. For example, shared cockpit could use louder clearer voices than the radio coms and those kind of little extra touches. It would also be possible to hear com1 and com2, which is quite difficult to do with TS3 I think. There are probably other advantages as well, so it's something I will add to the consideration list.

Thanks,
Peter


I good approach I think would be a TS3 plugin linked to JoinFS.

In Arma 3 exists a Mod called TaskForceRadio. With a plugin, it creates a realistic radio for Arma 3 using TS3.

Check this repo: https://github.com/michail-nikolaev/tas ... ma-3-radio

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby JackRiordan » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:58 am

There used to be a very nice plugin for Teamspeak that, when the active com frequency changed in FSX, it would move you to the Teamspeak channel labeled with that frequency. I think it was called SimCom or something. As far as I know it's never been updated, so it's no longer compatible with the current version.

:idea: Maybe something like this, that could potentially link Hubs together, could be included in any ideas for a chat addition to joinFS.

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby PH-LCS » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:42 pm

Hi,

In our FS group we use TSComset in combination with TeamSpeak2.
https://westcoastatc.com/TSComSet.shtml

gr.
Jos

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby Blue » Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:21 pm

IMHO, working plane radios would be ideal for realistic flights. I believe it used to work in an earlier version of JoinFS but the last time I checked in version 1.1.11 it was not working.

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby Peter » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:42 pm

Hi Blue,

Do you mean you could use voice in an earlier version of JoinFS? It's never been supported within the app.

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby RCFlyer » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:46 pm

There is also BFSGSimCom64. It is actively being updated/managed and works with TS3. Information can be obtained here:

https://www.bristolflightsimgroup.org.u ... pic=3895.0

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Re: Multiplayer Voice

Postby ATC Roo » Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:55 pm

That looks a good plugin. ;)


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