TeamSpeak

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TeamSpeak (TS) is a voice-over-IP (VoIP) voice communications program used for a more efficient means of passing information among players compared to typing in the heat of combat. It works on a server-client model, where users connect to a server hosted by another individual or rented from a company.

While the Crytek engine comes with a rudimentary voice communication setup accessed using the F# keys, it is almost never utilized by players. As a result, many server operators choose to disable this feature to save some bandwidth overhead and prevent potential spamming. TeamSpeak is overall a better voice-comms solution in comparison, especially since the user can customize the TS client to their needs, while the in-game setup cannot be tweaked at all.

There are two main TS servers for MechWarrior: Living Legends. The primary server can be found at mwll.mwmaster.com, which is hosted by members of Clan Smoke Jaguar and is open to anyone who wishes to use it. Should this server be unavailable, a backup exists at wr-clan.no-ip.org - please use this server only if the main one is down. It is highly recommended to connect to TeamSpeak for events such as the Chaos March as it will help you understand what is happening, prevent confusion and make the event more enjoyable.


Setup

Download exists here: http://www.teamspeak.com/downloads.html#client

will need images, step-by-steps, fixes to common issues

How to Use TeamSpeak

This mini-guide will cover basic/essential points of using TeamSpeak. For information on other features, please see the TeamSpeak FAQs here.


  • Push-to-talk is the default capture method and works well for most users. Make sure to cross-reference your push-to-talk key or button with your in-game control scheme to prevent conflicts. In order to use push-to-talk on some versions of Windows, it may be necessary to run TeamSpeak with administrator privileges, as MWLL will take priority and prevent the binding from working correctly otherwise.
  • Voice activation is best used with a headset or headphones to prevent echo from your computer's speakers. Make sure to configure the activation thresholds properly so your microphone isn't on all the time or picking up noises in your environment, such as pets or other people talking in a different room.
  • It is highly recommended to not use continuous transmission as your capture method, as it often leads to hot mic/echoing situations, especially when combined with loud speakers that your microphone picks up on. It will also use up a fair amount of bandwidth, which can cause issues on slower connections.
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