Radegast and voice chat.

Description

When using the voice chat server (alt+9) their is a lot that needs to be fixed. I'm not sure if the sighted can use it fine, but for the blind, it's doable, but it's a pain to get it working right, and some functions don't even work at all.

Steps to Reproduce

The first step is to set your audio devices and levels properly.
You will need to locate the Voice Echo Canyon, which serves to echo back your voice so you can see how it sounds to others. The location is: "Voice Echo Canyon, Voice Echo Canyon (126, 126, 23) - General". The easiest way of getting there may be to ask someone for a landmark to this location, accept it, then follow these steps.
1. Press alt+4 to bring up your inventory.
2. Navigate to the Landmarks item in the tree and press right arrow to open the list.
3. Select the Voice Echo Canyon landmark.
4. From the context menu, select the Teleport option. This wil place you in the canyon.
After arriving in the canyon, follow these steps to select your audio devices and adjust your audio levels.
1. Press alt+9 to activate the Voice dialog.
2. If necessary, press space to check the "Enable Voice" checkbox. Wait a few seconds for this process to complete.
3. Tab once to the input device box and arrow to select the correct device. This is usually your microphone.
4. Tab once to the output device box and arrow to select the correct device. This is usually your headset.
5. Tab once to the first slider, which is used to adjust the volume of the voices that you hear. Ignore this for now.
6. Tab once to the second slider, which is used to adjust the volume of your microphone--how loudly others hear you. Due to a bug, press up-arrow then down-arrow to "jiggle" this slider.
7. Tab once to the first Mute checkbox, and if necessary, press space to uncheck this. Be forewarned that the sound you hear echoing may be extremely loud. If so, you can quickly press space to check this box and mute the microphone.
8. Experiment with the first and second sliders until you arrive at a comfortable listening level. Make note of their values should you need them in future.
When you wish to talk: press alt+9 for the voice dialog, tab until you reach the first Mute checkbox, and press space to uncheck this box. When you are finished speaking, you can press space again to check this box and mute your microphone. If you are using a headset, you can leave this box unchecked.

Everyone says that I am really loud to them, but they sound fine to me. Alternatively, either I can not hear others or they can not hear me. How can I fix this?
This was tested with Radegast version 2.12.1354 and 2.12.1402.
There appear to be two bugs: one in which Radegast is not correctly interpreting the position of the second slider which adjusts your microphone level, and a second in which Radegast reports the wrong devices in use for sending and/or playing audio.
You can follow these steps to resolve the issue. Note that for best results you may need to perform these steps each time you enter a new region where you wish to make use of voice chat.
1. Press alt+9 to activate the Voice dialog.
2. You should land on the "Enable Voice" checkbox. If necessary, press space to toggle this off, then press space again to toggle it on. Wait a few seconds for the change to take effect.
3. Tab once to the input device box and change it to a different device, even if it has the name of the correct device. Immediately arrow to the correct device. This is usually your microphone.
4. Tab once to the output device box and change it to a different device, even if it has the name of the correct device. Immediately arrow to the correct device. This is usually your headset.
5. Tab twice until you reach the second slider.
6. Press up-arrow, then down-arrow, as if you're "jiggling" the slider.
7. Press tab once until you reach the first "mute" checkbox.
When you wish to talk: press alt+9 for the voice dialog, tab until you reach the first Mute checkbox, and press space to uncheck this box. When you are finished speaking, you can press space again to check this box and mute your microphone. If you are using a headset, you can leave this box unchecked.
The push to talk function does not seem to work at all since we have no way of setting a hotkey. Just pressing the button does nothing, so you are stuck with voice activation and constantly muting and unmuting your mic. After pushing the input slider above 50%, it seems to trigger a boost thereby making yourself extremely loud and clippy. This is also the case with the output slider. It seems like the sliders are not set properly, because only after 50% it's not adjusting the levels, it just boosts you to 100%. This is also the case with the output slider. You have to repeat the steps outlined above everytime you change sims as well.

Assignee

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Reporter

Mike Wassel

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Environment

.NET / Windows64

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Priority

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