This post has been last updated on July 14th 2011. The Ventrilo set-up instructions are still valid but the latest versions of Ventrilo usualy do a better job at sound filtering and thus need less tweaking. Your mileage may vary.
If your like me you love hearing what people are saying over ventrilo. Sadly, no matter how hard you try there’s some people you won’t hear, others who will destroy your hearing, deepthroaters, those who seems to be in outer space and the list goes on. Years ago I found this gem on Afkgamer, a now defunct blog who in many ways inspired me to write blogs and influenced in no small way how I see MMOs. So here’s his awesome ventrilo set-up:
– Go to Setup
– Enable Direct Sound
– Select the SFX Button
– Select Compressor and click Add.
– Under Compressor Properties use the following settings
– Gain = Adjust for how loud you want people to be. (I use 15)
– Attack = 0.01
– Release = Around 500
– Threshold = Around -30
– Ratio = 100
– Pre delay = 4.0
Voilà! You’re done. Some people may need further adjsutment but this will go a long way to make it more enjoyable.
On the personal front I need a root canal treatment. I got the first part yesterday and scheduled next week for more. It will cost me between 750-850$ and I will have to do extra hours at work too. What does this have to do with gaming? Well besides the fact of killing the fun of playing it also means I probably won’t do the rush I was planning to get to 25 by the weekend so I could head into the abyss with the guild. I’ve decided to focus on weaponcrafting as a craft so I guess this means more time for me to mess with it.
PS: Krall quest guide in preparation, coming tonight hopefully!