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clubracer911
11-19-2006, 01:43 PM
I am just curious to know what is the best Voice Software that is available for the FS. SO what are the players on this forum using and what do they suggest. Thanks

clubracer911
11-19-2006, 01:43 PM
I am just curious to know what is the best Voice Software that is available for the FS. SO what are the players on this forum using and what do they suggest. Thanks

ShaK.
11-19-2006, 05:09 PM
just about everyone here uses team speak

I personally like ventrillo<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bearcat99
11-19-2006, 08:08 PM
If you mean comms software then there are two main ones.

TeamSpeak (http://www.goteamspeak.com/)
and
Ventrilo (http://www.ventrilo.com/)

I personally prefer TeamSpeak. TS is free and the free version of Vent is only good for up to 8 players.. otherwise you must purchase a license.

If you mean Voice recognition like Voice Buddy then there are two that are basically free and only one that I would recommend.

Shoot 1.6 (http://clans.gameclubcentral.com/shoot/) is nice.. but I prefer Voice Activated Commands or VAC (http://www.dwvac.com/) as it is known.

For one thing VAC has a GUI interface.. so it is easier to use. For another thing VAC is made by a community member ShiftE and he supports his work. VAC is shareware.... but IMO it is worth the few bucks donation when considering the support you get. For both you will need to get MS vboice recognition package. You can get info on that from the VAC site. The nice thing about the speech recognition software is that you can program it with all the AI commands.. so in effect you can talk to the AI instead of typing.... a nifty little spot of immersion if you ask me. Toss in TIR, a HOTAS.. some rudderpedals... a BUttkicker and maybe a frensel lens.... and you are in immersion heaven.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Nimits
11-19-2006, 11:35 PM
How would you compare VAC or Voice Buddy to Game Commander?

Tator_Totts
11-20-2006, 12:04 AM
I have Voice Buddy and just bought VAC. Voice Buddy is ok for the prebuilt profiles. Trying to make one from scratch is difficult to impossible. I got the impression that Voice Buddy is cumbersome. Vac is light and easy to use. Created a profile in no time and response time is great. Also Vac is 10 dollars that was a buy. My 49 dollars for Voice Buddy was not worth it to me.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Vacillator
11-20-2006, 02:00 AM
Have only used VAC so can't really compare, but would highly recommend it. It's easy to make profiles for just about anything you choose and they work well.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Bearcat99
11-20-2006, 07:09 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Nimits:
How would you compare VAC or Voice Buddy to Game Commander? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I personally have never used either... I did try shoot.. and I preferred VAC like I said..... but the nice thing about VAC is that it is so..... portable.... there is no hardware.. all software.. and to tell the truth you could set up a profile for anything. You could use it for Windows...... to set up a voice activated interface for certain basic stuff you use. It works well with TS or Vent. I have mine set up so that when I push to talk on Vent it turns VAC off... so that way no conflict. It is just a great program & like TT said.... for $10 you cant beat it with a stick.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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sgilewicz
11-20-2006, 11:11 AM
I originally started out using Game Commander 2, upgraded to 3 and wasn't happy with either. The software was easy to use (GUI similar to VAC) but it had very poor recognition capability which resulted in some catastrophic events like landing gear deploying in the middle of a loop or an engine cutting out on landing approach! I took Bearcat's advice and tried VAC about two years ago and have never looked back. Shift_E took the approach that if a command is not recognizable then VAC will NOT execute anything. This means you might have to reissue a command if a lot of noise is hitting your mike during combat but his cautious approach is IMHO the correct one! I can't recommend VAC enough (and yes Shift_E's tech support is superb).

BrotherVoodoo
11-20-2006, 11:35 AM
VAC rocks for sure. Extremely handy product. I am still on my 30 day trial but will be purchasing this week, I am sold.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Padser
11-20-2006, 04:20 PM
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VAC gets my vote for sure - easy to set up and works a treat! Well worth the 10 dollars or so to support the creator!

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Moggy_AH
11-20-2006, 06:31 PM
VAC is the only way to go IMO. It's flexible, reliable, easy to use/program, and SHIFT_E provides excellent customer support.

I tried Voice Buddy. Not worth the $ from my perspective, and atrocious (I'll be kind in even calling it so) "customer support."

clubracer911
11-20-2006, 10:32 PM
Well I have installed the VAC program and loaded Dastardly's PF English profile and everything seems to be reading correctly in the status bar. The mic is on the"p" is shown and the 0 is lit up and everything should be in order, however when I start the Game it is not recieving my voice commands.

Any ideas guys to what might be going on and what I might need to check on either program ?