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DCS voice chat
« on: November 20, 2019, 01:30:08 PM »
Seems DCS are releasing an in-game comms, might be useful...

We planned and announced the release of our next Open Beta on the 20th November 2019.

However, due to substantial technical issues faced in the development of certain F-16C Viper features we are compelled to move the Open Beta release to the 27th of November 2019.

As a small bonus for your patience we have prepared a Thanksgiving gift News of our new VoIP in-game feature:

DCS Voice chat gives our players the possibility to talk within DCS multiplayer sessions without the need to use other applications. It's based on WebRTC technology and brings high-quality audio communication to the game right out of the box.

For the initial release, Voice chat contains one common room and separate rooms for each coalition with free movement between common and chosen coalition rooms. Soon after the release, we'll add support of user-created rooms with the possibility to create a personal audio chat for you and your friends. Also, you can choose to use an open mic or Push-to-talk function.

We have huge plans for further development of the feature including automatically created rooms for multi-crew, radio support with real radio visibility depending on the power of actual radio units and terrain, etc.
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Re: DCS voice chat
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2019, 04:30:00 PM »
Well, it looks like the initial version of the in-game voice-chat is included in the latest OB patch.

It's there under the audio control page -there are a few oprtions there. Think we should try it out soon?

They did say that they're aiming at something similar to SRS with the effects IIRC. They didn't say themselves that it'd replicate SRS -that's just my understanding of what they're aiming for.

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Re: DCS voice chat
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2019, 08:02:33 PM »
I thought they could have 'bought' the SRS product from the developer.  It was doing great.
That means ED has been working on this for some time in secret.

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Re: DCS voice chat
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 04:16:02 PM »
Here's what Ed is saying ATM for their in-game voice chat;

DCS Voice Chat Roadmap -

    Q4 2019
        Bug fixing of the initial release
        Illumination of the PTT button while transmitting
    Iteration 1 - Q1 2020
        User-created rooms
        Auto-created rooms for multi-crew
        Auto-created rooms for key frequencies set in the Mission Editor
    Iteration 2
        Show the name of the user who is talking at the moment
        Possibility to tune volume of own mic
        Possibility to put on/off the voice of any user
        Possibility to tune the volume of any user
        Mic self-test
        Software boost of the audio signal
    Iteration 3
        Frequency-based coms
        Encrypted radio
        Possibility to work with few radios simultaneously
    Iteration 4
        Radio effects on voice transmission
        Real radio visibility depending on the power of actual radio units and terrain
    Iteration 5
        Comm jamming effect with additional zones for EW


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Re: DCS voice chat
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 02:23:01 PM »
Link to ED's voicechat help page;

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=256077