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Skype during race?

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Tume, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. Tume

    Tume
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    Is Skype allowed for speaking or is Teamspeak mandatory instead? TS doesn't work for me...
     
  2. Ville Leppala

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    Why wouldnt it be?
     
  3. Tume

    Tume
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    Just checking.
     
  4. Dian Kostadinov

    Dian Kostadinov

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    As I know, skype takes some internet power and if everyone starts to use it, I think that will pick up the ping during the race.
     
  5. Ville Leppala

    Ville Leppala

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    If u are planning to use this kind of program u should definitely use Mumble.
     
  6. Dian Kostadinov

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    Why? What's wrong with TS ?
     
  7. Ville Leppala

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    Because Mumble beats TS in every area, latency, voice quality etc. For example all fps gamers who rely heavily on voice softwares all uses Mumble because its just best there is by far. Im not gonna start explaining it on length here, you can google about it if u want more info. :>
     
  8. Dian Kostadinov

    Dian Kostadinov

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    I have already installed it, in next few days gonna test it with other person. Thanks :)
     
  9. Tume

    Tume
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    I'll use Skype for now as I have no time for Mumble setup now...
     
  10. Jernej Simončič

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    People actually talk during the races?

    Anyway, from rules -
    "The use of any kind of bandwidth-consuming software, such as instant messengers, peer-to-peer
    clients, web browsers, etc., during online sessions is not permitted and may lead to penalties."

    "Teamspeak/Ventrilo and applications of this nature are allowed to be used."

    Dunno in which category skype goes..
     
  11. Tume

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    I didn't talk on this race, it was just a thought of mine with a friend but we decided not to do it. However, I'm not the only one speaking during the races. :)
     
  12. Jernej Simončič

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    Oh, interesting :) I don't see any gains doing it though.. but that's off topic, sorry =)
     
  13. Carlos Martín

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    I do
     
  14. Carlos Martín

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    Well there are some advantages, for example I always want to know if someone that is near to me its pitting or not and which tires has he set. Then also when I'm close to pits I want to know if im going to have traffic or not, then I decide to keep on track more laps or pitting earlier.
     
  15. Jernej Simončič

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    Ah ok. Well I get the needed info from the default rF timing hud, always works for me :)
     
  16. Carlos Martín

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    Well, the problem with that (at least to me), is that I have to think how much time is gaining me per lap or how much time do I need, where im making mistakes...

    Ofc if you are talking with a person while racing you got to be 100% confident with him.... Just ways of racing :D
     
  17. Tume

    Tume
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    Either way talking while driving just increases the realism level? Spotter, anyone? :D