what should you use if you and you brother want to TALK on LAN games 13 replies

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sserega

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#1 12 years ago

Me an my brother have both got a computer set up in our bedrooms at the opposite ends of the same house.

We are always playing lan games and are getting sick of always typing what we want to say to each other!! :(

What could we use to communicate with each other through talking (not typing)

Here were the possibilites i though of:

2x Bluetooth headsets

2x cordless household phones on loudspeaker mode (so you wouldnt have to hold them)

2x walkie talkies

can you think of any otherr possibilites?

any info on the above mentioned items would be great (eg. will they or wont they work?, what would be the cheapest?,etc)

THE MAIN GOAL: I would like for me and my brother to be able to speak to each other AT THE SAME TIME without having to hold anything or press a button when we want to talk. We dont want to have to wear a headphone/headpiece either - although we may do that as a last resort if nothing else is possible.

Thanks in advance for all your help, anyone who responds




Strike_Rommel

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#2 12 years ago

You sure you dont want to press a button? Cause if its gonna be voice activated and you dont have a headset on then you will hear everything that is happening on your brothers comp.. which would probably get annoying after some time... I'd suggest just using head sets and setting up a ts sever... easiest possible way




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#3 12 years ago

erm, move the pcs closer together!!

If not get phones, but you will have to pay!




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#4 12 years ago

Dude, just get a couple of cheap mics and mic stands or 2 cheap headsets. Those are garunteed to work.




Locomotor

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#5 12 years ago

I would say, don't position the computers farther than 20 feet apart, that way you guys could easily hear eachother and save a crapload of cash.




DnC

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#6 12 years ago

Heres my creation for the perfect LAN communication (virtually cost free): 2 x bottled beer 2 x tin can 1 x 20 foot long piece of string Drill a hole in the bottom the tin cans. Thread the string through and tie a knot. Drink the beer. Now strectch the device across the 20ft and talk into the tin cans. I call it TeamSpeak 3.




sserega

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#7 12 years ago
DnCHeres my creation for the perfect LAN communication (virtually cost free): 2 x bottled beer

my favor variant :D :D :D




Penguinous

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#8 12 years ago

Download Teamspeak. Either you or your brother host the channel and the other join. Has great sound quality and is easy to use.




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#9 12 years ago

I'd say go for two headsets with Teamspeak. You'll have to assign a push-to-talk button, but nothing more than that.


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#10 12 years ago

Actually, on Teamspeak you don't have to use a button if you don't want to. It can be made to be voice activated.




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