Game with Skype

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  1. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    The best way to talk to friends while your playing online with them is to use skype. Anyone Agree?
     
  2. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    If there was a way to get around the 5 person conference limit and high processor usage then the program would be much better. On the other hand, the sound quality is very good.
     
  3. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    On the Mac. I think Ventrillo is better on the PC.
     
  4. Church macrumors regular

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    I like skype for talking to my friends when i'm not playing games, but when I am, I use my beige box and teamspeak, and only for teamspeak. Grrr, someone port ts or vent to mac already!!!! I hate dealing with that free piece of beige painted junk.
     
  5. ScottDodson macrumors 6502

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    Netfone *used* to be the best option for cross platform com. Skype seems to be pretty heavy to use during online play (both bandwidth and processor). I agree, sound quality is pretty decent...but it seems once you get 5 people going at once, it's really hard to keep those connections running during games. Someone usually always gets dropped.
     
  6. MadPsycho macrumors newbie

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    Yeah but ... I prefer IChat ;)
     
  7. spyker3292 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ya ichat is great but I get load screeching noises when I talk
     
  8. MadPsycho macrumors newbie

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    Try to set bandwidth to none :D
     
  9. biohazard6969 macrumors 6502a

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    i think skype is great for online games with other people. i play quake three with my buddies all the time and its great to consolidate your team and stuff like taht
     
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  12. TDM21 macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got an email about the Gizmo Project and I tested it out with my clan one day. Here is my conclusion: Doesn't sound as good as skype (which i would guess Teamspeak and Ventrilo don't either), but uses a lot less bandwidth and processing power. Also The Gizmo Project has conference rooms which you can call into for free and they don't have a limit on the number of participants. I think it still needs work, but it is a great start to replacing skype with open standards.

    When I played Call of Duty on my PB (see sig) I only lost 5 to 8 frames on Brecourt, which is an improvement over Skype which caused me to drop 15 frames.
     
  13. crachoar macrumors 6502a

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    Ventrilo is terrible. It has the most asstastic GUI ever created.

    TeamSpeak is going places (like a 'special' child). The next version will have codecs that put the Vent codecs to shame.

    TS3 will be extremely high quality. And hopefully, those lazy 'f-worders' will have ported the mac version by then...

    The amount of money that those guys make (which is absurd) has made them extremely lazy. But once TS3 comes out - there won't be any question as to which client is the best.

    Skype is pretty cool (even though their phone minutes cost a ton) - but yeah, high CPU - meh.
     

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