What does the mod aim to achieve?
Gliby's Voice Chat adds the ability to talk to your friends through Minecraft, simply hold the correct button on your input device and speak away. Voice chat is undoubtedly the quickest way to convey a message, useful in combat, social and general interactions. My favorite feature is the semi-realistic voice chat, in short, only players near you can hear/talk to you, it's called distance based voice chat. Players near you will be louder, others farther away will be quieter.
If you just want the voice chat, without the gimmicks, that's fine. There is a configuration file you can edit to your desires.
Imagine having a faction server with this mod, yell at your enemies and make new friends only through direct voice to voice interaction!
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Does it differ from any other forge mod?
Nope, just install it and talk!
How do I use it?
Join a server. Start talking with the speak key, by default it's V.
An icon should appear on your screen, signaling that players can hear you. If the icon doesn't show up, the server doesn't have Gliby's Voice Chat Mod.
If people can't hear you or you'd like to improve your microphone settings, press the settings key, by default this is PERIOD.
How do I know when someone is talking?
When a player talks, their name will appear on the screen.
How do I mute a player?
Simply press the Options key(PERIOD by default), click on the "Mute Players" button, a menu will be brought up:
Type the players name and press add, that's it, the player is muted. If you'd like to unmute a player, press the X button next to their name. The text box supports auto complete, type some of the mutee's name and press TAB.
In-depth mod details.
The wizard helps players configure the most important parts for in-game communication! Remember you can return to the wizard any time, by opening Options(PERIOD key by default) and pressing "Open Options Wizard".
If you want to configure the mod without using the wizard, simply use the "Options" screen for all your configuration needs.
- Test Microphone
- Input Device Dropdown - select input device
- Speak Mode - toggle between "Push To Talk" and "Toggle To Talk"
- Open Options Wizard
- World Volume - volume of speaking players
- Boost - if your microphone is quiet then use this, but don't over do it!
- Advanced Options - advanced options, for people who understand what they're doing
- Mute Players
I created the UI features with one simple goal, compatibility, you should be able to make the UI work with any other mod, thanks to the UI Placement feature.
- UI Placement - drag and position UI elements.
- UI Opacity - change the transparency of all UI elements
- Reset All - resets all UI elements, position & scale to default.
Advanced Options, isn't meant for newbies, only touch this stuff If you know what you are doing!
- Enhanced Decoding - attempts to filter noise from the received voice samples.
- Volume Control - turns down Minecraft's sound effects when someone is talking
- Encoding Mode - user input disabled.
- Encoding Quality - how nice you sound while talking, usually the server handles audio quality. When it doesn't you can touch that slider!
- Reset - when you mess up these options, use this
Server Support + LAN
Server Commands - COMMANDS ARE OP ONLY
- /vmute - mutes player
- /vchatmode distance:world:global - sets self's chat mode
- /vchatmode distance:world:global - sets players chat mode
- Distance - "distance" or "0", players within sound distance will hear you.
- World - "world" or "1", players in the same world as you will hear you.
- Global - "global" or "2", everyone will hear you.
Where to find configuration file:
- Dedicated Servers root directory in "config/gliby_vc/ServerSettings.ini"
- LAN Servers, .minecraft directory in "config/gliby_vc/ServerSettings.ini"
[GAME] Category - Settings related to voice chat mechanics.
- "SoundDistance", Sound Distance is the proximity in which players can hear you! @Whiskey, default is 64 blocks.
- "DefaultChatMode", 0 - distance based chat, 1 - world based chat, 2 - global chat.
- "ShowVoicePlates", if false - players won't see player names(voice plates) on their screens.
- "ShowPlayerIcons", if false - players won't see icons when someone talks.
[Network] Category - Settings you don't need to worry about! Unless your special
- "NetworkType" Advanced Networking enables UDP based voice chat, improves performance and network speeds extensively, default is set to 0.
- "UDPPort" if you don't want the advanced network to be hosted on your servers default port, use to specify your preferred UDP port, if the port is set to 0, the servers default port will be used instead.
- "MinimumQuality" Sound Quality level, starting from 0 to 9. If you want to reduce bandwidth, make the maximum quality smaller. If you'd like to make sound quality great, set the minimum quality to a high value.
- "MaximumQuality" up ↑
- "BufferSize" recommended buffer size is 128, max 500, going any higher will cause issues. Buffer Size determines voice data amount in a single packet, big buffers equal in bigger latency. If you are experiencing stuttering with players, or having network lag - set this to a higher value.
- "ServerBehindProxy" if server your is using UDP networking mode, and is behind a proxy, like BungeeCord: Enable this, note this will reveal your servers real address to players.
- "ModPackID" view mod pack stuff down there somewhere ↓
If you have a server that uses Minecraft's query feature and is limited in open ports, you will need to port-forward any free port and set "UDPPort" to the corresponding port. If don't want to go through all that jazz, change "NetworkType" to 0. There is a side effect though. Voice chat transmission will be much slower and heavier in performance on your server.
Disclaimer: Attempting to convert a world with missing blocks WILL crash the game!
This mod has special support for mod packs, in the meaning of settings.
In every copy of the mods archive(.jar), there is a modpack.json. Here's how it looks with terrible formatting.
Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/ea4PgejA , proper formatting.
You can set each settings to your hearts desire, some will even work on the server.
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