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Ventrilo: Questions & Answers
Usually Ventrilo just works, but sometimes people have problems and solutions seem impossible. This thread is my attempt to deal with this reality.
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Question Feedback even with a headset
If someone has Ventrilo and game sound on their speakers, eveytime they open thier mic while someone else is talking...eeeeeek the feedback and pain. For this reason, everyone on my Guild Wars team is required to use headphones.

Despite this, some people manage to get their game and Ventrilo output feeding back when they open their mic. What do they have set up wrong?
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Old 05-02-2007, 01:08 PM
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I have tested everything. The only thing I can think is that some headset are so crappy the sound just bleeds into the micrphone through vibration or something. I ended up advising this person to get a USB mic and headphone.
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I know a friend who can play any MMO out on the market, but whenever he plays Guild Wars, he cannot use vent. He has talked with PlayNC and has done many reinstalls of software hardware and drivers. Good luck solving this issue. :P
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If someone has Ventrilo and game sound on their speakers, eveytime they open thier mic while someone else is talking...eeeeeek the feedback and pain. For this reason, everyone on my Guild Wars team is required to use headphones.

Despite this, some people manage to get their game and Ventrilo output feeding back when they open their mic. What do they have set up wrong?

Quite simply, the need to use "Push to Talk." Their speakers are giving off noise that the automatic mic input is picking up and then feeding out back in a loop of hell.

If they are using push to talk then their headsets are fried and they need to get off their no-money having arse and go bargain shopping.
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Yeah, that sounds about right. Using PTT allows me to use both my built in mic & speakers on my laptop even (which would normally create the "loop of hell" feedback effect), provided someone doesn't try to talk over me. =P
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If users are finding that vent doesn't work on a game (but it works on others) they normally need to go to the Misc tab of vent and make sure that the priority of Vent is set to the highest settings. Some games (like Titan's Quest) use so many resources that Vent won't perform unless this change is made.
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If users are finding that vent doesn't work on a game (but it works on others) they normally need to go to the Misc tab of vent and make sure that the priority of Vent is set to the highest settings. Some games (like Titan's Quest) use so many resources that Vent won't perform unless this change is made.
Awesome tip.
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Ok, I can't find the darn link to the vent server anywhere. Yes yes, let the cries of nooblet come, but anyone mind posting it?
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If someone has Ventrilo and game sound on their speakers, eveytime they open thier mic while someone else is talking...eeeeeek the feedback and pain. For this reason, everyone on my Guild Wars team is required to use headphones.

Despite this, some people manage to get their game and Ventrilo output feeding back when they open their mic. What do they have set up wrong?
I know you may have solved this a while ago but we used to have a person with this problem. I'm not sure exactly how it fixed it but after we switched the server to using the Speex codec, so that some Mac users could access it, that person's vent stopped doing the feedback.

Before that it got to the point where when, not if when, his vent did that someone would yell "Ciar Static!" and he'd log out and log back in to resolve it. I may have abused that a few times just for the fun of it...
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