UPDATE: New backup server!
Main server: IP = voice.central.eoreality.net and port = 3004 (75 slots)
Backup server: IP = 126.96.36.199 and port = 64738 (50 slots, can increase if its needed)
If the backup server is acting laggy or something, let me know so I can turn off any applications on the server that might be causing the problem.
Make sure to update to Mumble 1.2.4 ASAP.
What is it?
Mumble is a voice chat program similar to Ventrilo or TeamSpeak. However, unlike Ventrilo or TeamSpeak, Mumble is designed for games.
Thus, it offers a wide variety of features to make playing games with your friends and teammates even more fun. My friends and I use
it to play Left 4 Dead, Bad Company 2, Team Fortress 2 and several others. Of course, Mumble can also be used to just bullshit with
your friends like I do after we finish playing a game.
·Low latency and Superior Sound Quality: Unlike Ventrilo or TeamSpeak, there is practically NO delay on receiving messages from other
users. Ventrilo delay is roughly 2 to 4 seconds, Teamspeak is around 2 to 3, and in-game chat delays are usually around 3 to 6 seconds.
Mumble has a delay of .25 to .75 at most. That's less than a damn second. This means that when you go to warn your teammates about a
sentry gun or a grenade, they aren't already dead by the time they hear you. Oh and did I mention that the sound quality on Mumble is
leagues above what you can get on Ventrilo and TeamSpeak? This is because Mumble removes background noise from your mic.
·3D Positional Audio: Mumble has 3D positional audio plugins available for several popular games including the Left 4 Dead series,
Battlefield series (including BC2), Call of Duty series, and many others including a few MMORPGs. Basically if you have decent
headphones or some kind of surround sound setup, you'll hear you friend talking from behind you if he is behind you in the game.
You can even do some advanced things, such as not being able to hear people if they get too far away.
·Game Overlay: When you launch a game with mumble running in the background, you get a overlay in game. The overlay can be customized
to fit your preferences. You can have it show everyone in the channel and have it highlight a user's name when they start to talk or you
can have it only display a name when someone talks. In the next version (1.2.3), users with move privileges will be able to move people
around the channels in game with the overlay. This means if teams are auto balanced or changed in between rounds, there is no reason to
have to Alt-Tab out to move users around.
·Echo Cancellation: With Mumble, you can have both your speakers and microphone on. Whereas normally anything from your speakers would
be sent over your mic, mumble has an echo cancellation feature so that the others users don't hear the sounds coming from your speakers.
·Mumble is an open source project. Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX.
Basically TeamSpeak and Ventrilo suck. Stop using those pieces of crap and switch to something that isn't obsolete and crappy.
Download Mumble from mumble.info. I suggest downloading the Stable version and not the developer snapshot version as the snapshot version
can have some bugs.
Download and install Mumble from www.mumble.info. Download the latest stable version (currently 1.2.2) for your OS.
Once install, run thru the audio wizard. If it doesn't pop up by itself the first time you run it, go to Configure, then click on
"Audio Wizard" and run thru it.
After you run thru the wizard, go to Configure, then Settings. At the bottom, check the Advanced box. The following are a list of things
you may wish to change:
·To change voice transmission type to Push-To-Talk, Always On or Voice Activated, go to Audio Input then select the one you want in the drop
down box next to the word Transmit
·Under Audio Output, you can turn off the positional audio if you wish. If you want to use, you'll have to mess around with the settings
yourself as there isn't a recommended config for it.
·Under Audio Output, fine "Attenuate applications by..." Under it, you'll find two checkboxes, "whiles other users talk" and "while you talk."
Uncheck both. If you want to attenuate applications, then leave them on. Most people don't use it though.
·If you're using Push-to-talk, click on shortcuts. Then click Add at the button and select Push-to-Talk and set the key you wish to use for it.
·Click on Overlay. If you don't want the overlay, turn it off here. If you do want the overlay, configure it to your preferences here.
My settings are in the picture below if you want to use it as reference. (Outdated due to 1.2.3 being released)
Connecting to a Server
To connect to a server, click on "Server" at the top, then "Connect"
You can join one of the random public internet servers available or you can add a mumble server manually.
To add a server manually, in the server list screen, click on "Add New..." Then enter the info. The label can be anything; it's just used to
help you differentiate between servers you add. The username is your username. For my server, the address is "188.8.131.52" and port is "20198".
Refer to very top of OP for new server info!
Then just click Ok and double click it in the list to connect.
Also feel free to use my server for whatever. I have more than enough space on it :D If you need to make a temporary channel for a game that
isn't there, just right click the root channel and select Add.
Enjoy using the awesomeness of Mumble!