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What is the best free group chat software to use. We play guild wars a lot and need to speak to each other. We use team speak on a friends server but it’s very unstable and not always up any one know of anything else we could use?
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Ventrilo (www.ventrilo.com) is free up to 8 people. You can rent a server though up to and many past 300 people. You can rent a 25 slot server for about 7-8 bucks a month. The best codec to use is GSM 6.10 with 22khz sound. 44khz is too sharp and scratchy while 11khz is muffled. Ventrilo is much better than teamspeak.
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Agreed my clans for SOF2 and CSS have always used ventrilo.. The clarity is great and the pirce for the 25 slot is also very low... I would reccomend it..
    
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post #4 of 12
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Ventrilo (www.ventrilo.com) is free up to 8 people. You can rent a server though up to and many past 300 people. You can rent a 25 slot server for about 7-8 bucks a month. The best codec to use is GSM 6.10 with 22khz sound. 44khz is too sharp and scratchy while 11khz is muffled. Ventrilo is much better than teamspeak.
Actually it's only free for 8 people on the latest version, if you use an older version (which is still as good) you can have as many people as you want in it

I'd say go for TS as it's got way more features and sounds better to me but it's personal choice!
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post #5 of 12
i think id have to say teamspeak on this one. ts is just as good as vent and plus its really really easy to setup your own server and it doesnt cost anything
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Ventrilo, I use it for World of Warcraft, Dark Ages of Camelot, Guildwars, and HL2: CSS.
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TEAMSPEAK....its just awesome the user interface is like firefox...easy to use. ventrilo's user interface is horrible. I'll give it to vent with the clear sound, but that comes at a price : usability. Teamspeak gives you an easy to use setup and it doesn't sound too shabby either.
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post #8 of 12
I'd say ventrilo would be the best, but like people have said the free public version only allows 8 players. I recently used TS and 'wow', the sound is horrible on any codec. Sure TS has more features and a bigger interface, but ventrilo is simple and does its job and also sounds better. If 8 slots are enough for you then download ventrilo.
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post #9 of 12
I use both =)

TS is much more user friendly, so Id say TS
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post #10 of 12
TS is the more user friendly of the two,but neither of them are difficult to use.

Vent's sound quality is far superior to that of TS,no matter what codec is being used.

I would still go with TS though,as it is the more common of the two and gamers are more accustomed to its interface. Unless crystal sound is a must,then its definitely TS.
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