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Hosting Voice Chat for FF 14

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We're going to be using Final Fantasy 14 MMO on the 22nd and I want to setup a voice chat server.

I read this article on using various types of voice chat options:
http://www.brighthub.com/video-games/mmo/articles/47006.aspx?p=2

It says don't use teamspeak if you have mac users; which I guess isn't a real issue, as they should get a real computer anyway.

Teamspeak's download page clearly differentiates between the client and the server and the OS, which makes it nicer:
http://www.teamspeak.com/?page=downloads

When I go to the mumble install page, it looks like mumble only works with Linux?

I have real Web Application servers, and extra boxes and a T1 line so I'm sure I'm all set hardware wise. I'd just like installation information for how to setup a voice chat server on a windows operating system. We have about every Windows OS out there, so that's not an issue either.

Can anyone provide details on hosing the voice chat on their own server? What I need to know and do etc.?


thanks!
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You'll probably want to stick with either Ventrilo or Teamspeak, as they are by far the most popular ones to use in online gaming.  My personal opinion is ventrilo is better, but it's probably just a personal preference.  I think ventrilo gets the job done better, seems to have more configurations options, and just has a better interface than teamspeak, but then it probably all just comes down to preference - plus I haven't tried any of the later versions of teamspeak.

At any rate, setting them up is pretty easy.  Both ventrilo and teamspeak have setup instructions and FAQ's on their websites to help through all the common setup problems of hosting your own server.

Basically boils down to this:
1. download/install
2. configure server with password and port number to use etc. This is extremely easy, basically just changing a word or letter in a text file - instructions for all the options of setting this up come with the server, and for an example the ventrilo sever config file looks like this:

                         [Server]

                         Name=Server 1
                         Phonetic=Server 1
                         Auth=0
                         Duplicates=1
                         AdminPassword=
                         Password=
                         SendBuffer=0
                         RecvBuffer=0
                         Diag=0
                         LogonTimeout=5
                         CloseStd=1
                         TimeStamp=0
                         PingRate=10
                         ExtraBuffer=0
                         ChanWidth=0
                         ChanDepth=0
                         ChanClients=0
                         DisableQuit=0
                         VoiceCodec=0
                         VoiceFormat=1
                         SilentLobby=0
                         AutoKick=0


3. open up port / configure port forwarding on your router/firewall
4. start (and leave running) the server app when you want to host your server

Personally, as mentioned above, I'd say go with ventrilo, but the free version has a max concurrent user limit of 8, so if your group is going to be bigger than that, then your going to need to use Teamspeak.
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Thanks so much! Teamspeak's v.3 free version has more than 8, and if you register, double that amount. So I guess I'll go with Teamspeak, because when we played FFXI, we had about 120 in our linkshell.
What are the server and slot count limitations for a Non-Profit License (NPL)? The limitations are as follows:

1) WITHOUT REGISTRATION: The free TeamSpeak download defaults to a maximum of 1 virtual server and 32 slots and does NOT require registration.
2) WITH REGISTRATION: You may register for a Non-Profit License (NPL) via Triton's website which will issue you a license key allowing you to host a maximum of 10 virtual servers and 512 slots.

 
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