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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Pwoodg » 19 Jan 2015, 19:48

Setting up teams peak on my lap top for wedensday nights race. I hate to be a noob and a pain but can someone pm me the password. Cheers
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby tonyandmargaret » 12 Feb 2015, 13:54

Can one of you message me the password please?

Thanks in advance
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby ejayAD » 16 Feb 2015, 16:27

I could also do with getting the TeamSpeak password for Wednesday, if possible.

Edit: Got it now, thanks guys :)
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Boovolari » 20 Apr 2015, 12:22

So after tripping over and breaking my old headset the missus treated me to an awesome Turtle Beach headset as an early birthday present. I actually got it ahead of Barbagallo and whilst the sound quality and surround sound are excellent, I could not for the life of me get it working correctly. I need some help.

There are two issues - speaking and hearing, funnily enough.

Hearing
My previous headset used 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks, which was great because I could set it up with the game audio coming through the speaker and TeamSpeak chat coming through the headset. The headset fit loose against my ears, which was perfect because I could still hear the speakers perfectly.

The new headset is USB. It's convenient, but it now means the game audio and chat come through the headset. And even if I manage to get the game audio through the speaker again, this new headset is snug and insulating, cutting out 90% of external noise.

To compensate, I turned the master volume on Race07 down to 11%. I could hear most people, but some of the quieter voices were drowned out by the engine. Turning the engine down any lower meant that the louder/clearer voice drowned it out instead. How do you guys deal with this? I thought TeamSpeak might have an option to dip the game sound during chat, but I couldn't see it.

I can see how having the game and chat through the headset works on FPS/RPGs and whatnot, but sim racing has constant noise and the whole thing feels illogical somehow.

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The bigger issue. I have been through every single Windows/TeamSpeak setting I can find and I can't find a way to stop my own voice looping back through the headset, which presumably would cause an echo effect for everybody else.

So yeah, some general how-do-you-have-your-sound-set-up info and some pointers on sorting out the looping would be lovely. I'll try and jump on sometime this week to test and fix.

TLDR: come to my house and set up my headset :)
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby HFG Ben » 20 Apr 2015, 13:22

Will have a look at mine (its not TB but should be similar). Think the microphone echo is a setting under your microphone in Recording Devices (right click volume in bottom right) but will check that. I know the Teamspeak voice volumes I tweaked overall and then individually for generally louder/quieter people which has worked well for me.
The way I see it, although the radio chatter is from other people and not a race engineer, it is how I would imagine it to be if I was on the other end of an engineers chatter rather than it detracting from the immersion so to speak. I just think of it as extended, inter-team radio :)
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby HFG Ben » 20 Apr 2015, 13:30

Yup. Hopefully this is what it is:
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Boovolari » 20 Apr 2015, 13:47

Ta Ben. I've previously unticked that 'listen to this device'. Several times over. No joy :|

I guess more than anything I'm curious about how people split their sound outputs. I don't think combined through the headset really works for sim racing but since these headphones completely insulate your ears, I don't think I have any other choice, so I'm hoping to be proved wrong.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Bye_Jr » 20 Apr 2015, 13:57

Bookoi wrote:Ta Ben. I've previously unticked that 'listen to this device'. Several times over. No joy :|

I guess more than anything I'm curious about how people split their sound outputs. I don't think combined through the headset really works for sim racing but since these headphones completely insulate your ears, I don't think I have any other choice, so I'm hoping to be proved wrong.


Yeah that's what I do. I don't personally see the point of splitting it but since I, like you, have a over-ear one its the only way for me.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby HFG Ben » 20 Apr 2015, 14:00

Once you find a volume balance, you will find it works well. You just need to make sure that the volumes of the chat are slightly lower so as not to overpower the car sounds (but not so much that you cant hear people). Think I have my engine volume lower than the rest of the car volumes (as the engine is the loudest part) which helps a bit.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby camp_bell » 20 Apr 2015, 14:02

I use big insulating headphone and have both game and chat audio through them. I have Race 07 set to about 3-5 volume.

Your mileage may vary, but I find that's enough to hear the engine and, for the most part, what people are saying.
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Postby HFG Ben » 20 Apr 2015, 14:05

Anyway, have you tried this solution? (basically uninstalling and reinstalling the driver)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQIfMdXi61Q
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby DanThorn » 20 Apr 2015, 14:43

Same as Campbell really, I have both coming through the headset and it's just about finding a good balance. Not caused me any issues so far.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Mr Flobadob » 20 Apr 2015, 14:46

What Turtle Beach Headset have you got Pete? Mine comes with this thing that you can clip on and turn down chat or game volume, so even if you have both game and chat going through the same headphones you can mute the chat if you're at a point where you want to concentrate, like qualifying for instance. If you have that it should help.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby ajokay » 20 Apr 2015, 15:21

Does it have any software that allows for L/R balance? You could have chat in one ear and game sounds in t'other.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Boovolari » 21 Apr 2015, 11:31

Mr Flobadob wrote:What Turtle Beach Headset have you got Pete? Mine comes with this thing that you can clip on and turn down chat or game volume, so even if you have both game and chat going through the same headphones you can mute the chat if you're at a point where you want to concentrate, like qualifying for instance. If you have that it should help.

Z60s. They do have the control panel you mention, but I briefly twiddled those knobs on the night and they didn't seem to change the game or chat volume. I think by that point I'd changed so many settings I was happy to have any sound at all. :)

I'll have another go when I'm not rushing to make a race.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby earthshine140 » 27 Apr 2015, 08:53

Hoping to set this up sometime this week, if someone could PM me the password please and thank you (and the FTP one if different please!) :)
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby zephyr » 28 Apr 2015, 19:38

Hi I could do with password for teamspeak too please :)
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby ajokay » 20 Jun 2015, 18:45

Now that we have 2 proper servers, we've had to differentiate them.

To get into teamspeak now, please type
zytek.reallyrubbishracing.co.uk
into the server address field.

Zytek is the new name for the gaming server
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Ratonedge » 30 Jun 2015, 15:32

Went to download Teamspeak, no idea if my pc is 32/64 bit and no idea how to find out :oops:
heeeeeelp :(
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Lemm314 » 30 Jun 2015, 15:37

If you're on Vista/7 you can click start, right click on 'computer' and pick properties. It should say in here whether it's 32 bit or 64 bit.

Though, if in doubt, you can just use the 32 bit version. 64 bit operating systems can run 32 bit programs, so it's a safe bet.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby Ratonedge » 30 Jun 2015, 16:57

All set up I think :D

thank you @lemming77 for the pointer too
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby OldCroc » 14 Aug 2015, 20:21

Hi guys,

Please pm me the password for ts3.
Much thanks.

Christie
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby camp_bell » 14 Aug 2015, 20:33

Hey Christie!

You might want to introduce yourself here for a proper welcome. We have club racing nights here on Race 07 and here on Gran Turismo 6.
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby OldCroc » 17 Aug 2015, 21:09

Hi Guys,

Can anyone please pm me the usual password so that I can join on TS3

Much appreciated
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Re: Racing on the PC - Voice Chat

Postby ajokay » 17 Aug 2015, 21:14

OldCroc wrote:Hi Guys,

Can anyone please pm me the usual password so that I can join on TS3

Much appreciated


Lin1876 wrote:Hey Christie!

You might want to introduce yourself here for a proper welcome. We have club racing nights here on Race 07 and here on Gran Turismo 6.
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