Idiots Guide to Mumble STEP 1 – Setting up Login/Server When you first open Mumble it will ask you for a server. Here is the list of how to setup a server. 1. Select “Custom Servers” tab. 2. Type in everything in BLACK in the above reference. 3. Input your username and password (The RED text). 4. Click ADD. If you don’t select ADD you will have to repeat this step next time you start Mumble. Proceed to STEP 2 STEP 2 – Connecting to server Your window should now look like the above reference. This is now your default window that will appear whenever you open Mumble. To connect to the server simply press the Connect button. ** Note – If you have more than one account setup you will need to first select the account making sure the information to the right is correct and then selecting Connect Proceed to STEP 3 STEP 3 – Room selection & Speaking on Mumble Once you have successfully logged into the server your window will look like the above. From this point you can only talk to people who are in the “Common Area”. To speak to people in the Team rooms you must either drag your name to that room or double click that room. Mumble is unique compared to TeamSpeak since it allows you to “ALT Speak”. What this does is allow you to be in a room, say “Team 1” and be able to talk to others in “Team 2”. You can configure your Mumble to “ALT Speak” later in this guide. While in either of the rooms (Team 1 or Team 2”) only those players will hear you on the regular talk button. The “ALT Speak” button will be used for cross communication. Alternatively you can also double click a player and type a message to them. This will send the text message to them. If they have enabled this option it will be read back to them via Text-to-speech and vise versa. The message will also display in the left window. Proceed to STEP 4 STEP 4 – Configuring Mumble (Key assignments) From the main window select “Configure” in the top menu bar and then select “Settings”. This will bring up the Mumble configuration window. Next scroll down the left menu and left click on “Shortcuts” as above. To configure your keys for “Push to talk” and “ALT Speak” left click on the desired shortcut then select the key you want to bind with Mumble. This is similar to how TeamSpeak was configured. Make sure you hit APPLY! If you do not your settings will not be saved! Remember that “Push to talk” is your main speaking option for team mates in the room you joined and “ALT Speak” is for cross communication. Don’t panic once you have it assigned. The K: means “Key assigned to”. The character following that is the key it was assigned to. At this time you do not need to assign any other keys. Proceed to STEP 5 STEP 5 – Basic Audio While still in the configuration window you can now setup your audio preferences. Using the left menu select on the top icon labeled “Basic Audio”. Your settings will be EXACTLY as above. Adjust yours to match the above reference. Make sure that you change the “Transmit” drop down menu from the default of “Continuous” to “Push to talk”. If you do not you will have a hot microphone and will be muted immediately. Make sure you hit APPLY! If you do not your settings will not be saved! Proceed to STEP 6 STEP 6 – Sound configuration (Headset/Input/Output) Here is where you will make any changes to Mumble for your headset/microphone and sound outputs. This is pretty straight forward. To start select “Direct Sound” from the left menu while still in the Mumble configuration window. To configure your microphone select the “Default DirectSound Voice Input” menu and then select the option for your system. If you are using a USB or Bluetooth headset you will select that. If your microphone is running through your soundcard you will select the soundcard itself. To configure your headphone or speakers for incoming speech select the “Default DirectSound Voice Output” menu and then select the option for your system. Again if you are using a USB or Bluetooth headset you will select that. If your microphone is running through your soundcard you will select the soundcard itself. Make sure that your system sound settings are configured correctly within your operating system environment. Since Mumble uses your system hardware for this all changes will be made outside of Mumble (e.g., mic gain, mic level, volume, etc.) Make sure you hit APPLY! If you do not your settings will not be saved! Proceed to STEP 7 STEP 7 – Messages (Playback/Display) This is the most straight forward part of mumble. This area will allow you to change what messages display in the left window as well as what text is read back via text-to-speech. To get here go to the left menu while in the Mumble configuration window and select “Messages”. Console is for messages that will show in the left menu of Mumble. TTS is for Text To Speech. ** I leave all my console messages on while I limit the TTS output as listed above. Next simply click the check boxes to turn them on or off. The X means it is on while an empty box is off. You can also control the volume for the text to speech using the slide bar below and also the rate at which it is read back. This can also be controlled in Windows in the Control Panel within the “Speech” icon. That is also where you can change the voices. Make sure you hit APPLY! If you do not your settings will not be saved! Proceed to STEP 8 STEP 5 – Game Overlay While TeamSpeak required secondary programs to let you know who was speaking while playing, Mumble has it built in. To use the overlay go to the Overlay icon in the left menu while in the Mumble configuration window. Next select “Enable Overlay” in the options box. Once clicked it should display an X as above. I recommend you copy the settings above for best performance and uninterrupted game play. When someone speaks while playing the game it will display their name in the top right corner of the screen. Their names will appear in one of two colors depending on if they are within your chat room or using the “ALT Speak” option. Make sure you hit APPLY! If you do not your settings will not be saved!
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