|Description||Primary voice comms of TEST|
|Retired Dev||Thorrak McFluffypants|
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Mumble is an open-source, cross-platform VOIP application. It operates similarly to common closed-source programs TeamSpeak and Ventrilo. At the moment Mumble is one of the best VoIP applications to due to its open licensing, allowing for alliances to run servers that can host several thousand players without financial penalty.
To get registered and working on TEST Mumble you need to have a valid and working Auth account with the Mumble (Minder2) service added. If you've got an API key flagged as “OK” and some groups assigned to you you'll be able to connect and use the Mumble server. If not then try refreshing your API key.
|While you're logged into auth, on the “Your Profile” page, click the “Add Service” button at the bottom.|
|Select “Mumble (Minder2)” as the service to add, and enter a password. |
Then click “Add Service”.
|Download and install Mumble (the latest stable release is recommended. If you're on Debian apt-get install mumble). |
Step through the setup wizard and create a certificate (the defaults are fine).
At the end of the Minder2 setup you were given a link called the “Service URL”.
|This link will also show up in the “Your Profile” page next to the “Mumble (Minder2)” service. Clicking this link will take you to the Minder service page.|
|Here are the currently available servers available to TEST pilots. Click on “Connect” for the “Main Server” mumble service. |
Your browser will likely ask you if you'd like to launch Mumble (even if it's already open); click to open Mumble.
|You may or may not see the following image…|
|This is expected on the first time you connect to a server; click yes to accept that servers certificate. |
Remember that mumble servers will be taken down and brought up as needed so even if you are joining a fleet that has used a mumble server called “bobs fleet” in the past you may need to do this again.
The next window is asking for the password you provided when you signed up for the Minder2 service.
You will then be logged into the TEST Mumble Server. We recommend you bookmark the Main Server so you can join directly from the Mumble client rather than through the web service.
|From the menu select “Server” then “Connect”|
|On the Mumble Server Connect dialogue click the “Add New” button.|
|Instead of filling in all of the information simply click on the “Fill” button.|
|All you need to do now is Label this bookmark and you're finished.|
Our old two-layer architecture for Mumble fleet channels (fleet commanders and pilots) has served us well for a long time. However, it is now time for a change. By splitting fleets into three layers (fleet commanders, wing commanders and pilots) we hope to make it easier to reach the right people and reduce the noise from people in other roles that you don't want to hear. Sounds good right? Yeah, I thought so. There's only one problem: You'll need to make some slight changes to your Mumble hotkeys.
We're have increased the total number of keys to four. If you're not an FC, you will have up to three of these. The new keys are as follows:
You can wipe your current push to talk key and whisper key. For all other parts of Mumble these keys can be replaced with your Speak-upward and Local keys respectively.
Note: You no longer need to have a push to talk key (red lips)
|Bind a Whisper/Shout shortcut to a button (recommended button: the same button you use to whisper now). Set the data to whisper to current. Uncheck both checkboxes for whispering to subchannels or linked channels.|
|Bind a Whisper/Shout shortcut to a button (recommended button: Numpad *, because it broadcasts to everyone). Set the data to whisper to the Root channel (MAKE SURE IT'S THE FIRST ONE IN THE LIST, NOT THE SECOND!!), include subchannels but exclude linked channels.|
|Bind a Whisper/Shout shortcut to a button (recommended button: the same button you use to shout now). Set the data to whisper to parent. Check both checkboxes for whispering to subchannels and linked channels.|
|Speak-downward key - This key is only necessary if you are a fleet commander|
|Bind a Whisper/Shout shortcut to a button (recommended button: Numpad -, since it speaks to people below you). Set the data to whisper to current. Check both checkboxes for whispering to subchannels or linked channels.|
If you are a mainline pilot…
If you are a wing commander…
If you are a fleet commander…
Outside of setting up and using the right keys, there is some other etiquette to keep in mind. Following some of the basic etiquette on Mumble will go a long ways towards making fellow Testies not hate you.
If you are deaf, Please let the FC know, or just let people in fleet chat know, so that they can relay orders from Mumble to fleet chat for you. We are committed to making sure you can have a good time and join us in pew-pewing, but if the FC does not know that there is a deaf player in fleet there may not be anyone relaying orders, so don't be afraid to pipe up and let them know!