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Tuesday Valve Software said that its Steam distribution platform has been upgraded with the SILK voice codec, the same codec that was developed and is currently in use by Skype. Starting now, support will automatically be included in the Steam client once it's loaded or restarted.

"SILK provides a significant improvement to Steam's voice chat quality," Valve said in a brief email. "Steam voice chat is available both in one-on-one or group chats, and works both at the desktop as well as while a user is in game."

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I'm glad to see steam always improving, especially since they could sit back on their throne and reap in the money as all the other digital distributes are way behind them.

Wouldve liked to see them put the codec into their old valve games, but its obvious why they wont, and honestly I've never really used the steam call feature except to annoy people or get their attention :x
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Are the voice servers still hosted in Germany? Because that's a deal breaker. I couldn't STAND the 4 seconds of lag in between me saying something, and the other person hearing it.
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Are the voice servers still hosted in Germany? Because that's a deal breaker. I couldn't STAND the 4 seconds of lag in between me saying something, and the other person hearing it.
This! they should make it P2p. im in australia and basically there is 5 seconds of delay
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if video... need moar harddrives....
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Are the voice servers still hosted in Germany? Because that's a deal breaker. I couldn't STAND the 4 seconds of lag in between me saying something, and the other person hearing it.
They need to change it to P2P so it can compete with teamspeak and vent and the like. With the lag your almost better using text to communicate...
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Are the voice servers still hosted in Germany? Because that's a deal breaker. I couldn't STAND the 4 seconds of lag in between me saying something, and the other person hearing it.
I was chatting online last night with OCN Burn and had practically no lag in our conversation. He's located on the east coast, and I'm located on the West Coast.
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I was chatting online last night with OCN Burn and had practically no lag in our conversation. He's located on the east coast, and I'm located on the West Coast.
This. I don't experience lag at all.

Hrm...possible skype steam realtionship anyone? I'd like to see it, take phone calls while gaming...
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yeah steam is improving their stuff they recently added steam guard to prevent hackers.
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