speak freely

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  1. snowman

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            Speak Freely is a Windows application that allows you to talk (actually send voice, not typed characters) over a network. If your network connection isn't fast enough to support real-time voice data, four forms of compression may allow you, assuming your computer is fast enough, to converse nonetheless. To enable secure communications, encryption with DES, IDEA, and/or a key file is available. If PGP is installed on the user's machine, it can be invoked automatically to exchange IDEA session keys for a given conversation. Speak Freely for Windows is compatible with Speak Freely for Unix, and users of the two programs can intercommunicate. Users can find one another by communicating with a "Look Who's Listening" phonebook server. You can designate a bitmap file to be sent to users who connect so they can see who they're talking to. Speak Freely supports Internet RTP protocol, allowing it to communicate with other Internet voice programs which use that protocol; in addition, Speak Freely can also communicate with programs which support the VAT (Visual Audio Tool) protocol.


    http://www.speakfreely.org/
                         




                have never tryed this program (I don't use network)   but for those interested......


                                  snowman
     
  2. Detox

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    Hey have you ever used Roger Wilco? I know the new version has lots of "Gamespy" crap in it but I've got the old version that doesn't. My gaming squad keeps the old one in service and available at our site. I know it's not a "network" thing but it's pretty darn good (for free) and doesn't hog resources.
     
  3. snowman

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               "D"

                 took a brief look at "wilco" a few weeks ago....but I really don't have a need for these type of programs.....an just post mainly for someone who may use them........a sharing thing...LOL

                speak freely caught my eye because it can use pgp......an other encryption.....for those who use encryption that looked like something that could perhaps be of interest to them..


               say......one day list your site an I'll drop by.

                              snowman
     
  4. UNICRON

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    Being a multiplayer video game enthusiast, I have used some voice over net progs. They include:

    Roger Wilco  - ok but bandwith hog
    Batlecom - loausy interface
    Gavevoice - uses DX8, best one for sure but it is MS and used MS Messenger

    One other one  - I can't remember the name but it sucked anyhow.
     
  5. Detox

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    uinicron- the other one is Teamsound, I can almost guarantee it!

    Our squadname is =RAF= the RUffneck Alliance Force ;-)
    THe webmaster is Virusius and the site...

    www.noppus.nl/raf
     
  6. snowman

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             Now that I know there are folks here using these programs I will keep an eye open whenever doing research for new tools.

            multi-players games look interesting........unfortunately I can't network...

           hey Unicron...looks like "D" is oggering you an invite.......hmmmmmmmm,,  are is that a challange?   LOL



                                 snowman
     
  7. snowman

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        Typo:    that should be   "OFFERING" you an invite"


        either I best learn to type more carefully or use iespell-check.



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  8. Detox

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    hehe I'm a friendly online gamer!

    I play Delta Force 2 a lot
    Operation Flashpoint
    Red Alert2
    Ghost Recon

    and plenty of others!

    RAF is a Delta Force 2 thing... But several of us play other games together too... It's really a lot of fun to have a group like that!
     
  9. UNICRON

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    Detox, yes it was Teamsound.

    I haven't played in an organized clan for a couple years. No time.

    mostly Unreal tournament, but some Infiltration, medal of honour, castle wolfenstein, red faction, Jedi Knight II among others.

    Since I went back to school, game time has suffered :(
     
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    Understandably so! I pull mine off by having all my classes in the morning and I play with european people so they are on in their evening right in my early afternoon... so US time I'm playing noon-4 or so ;-)
     
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    You seem interested in mainly reality based FPS while i like the more imaginary. I'll trade a mp5 for a light saber any day!

    You may enjoy Infiltration, it started as a mod for Unreal Tournament, and has grown into its own game. Very realistic. Pretty soon you'll be able to buy it separate, but right now you need UT, then install a freely downloadable package and away you go. It ends up being two games for one. it has extraordinary game play.
     
  12. Detox

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    hmm that sounds pretty decent!

    Yes, I mostly play realistic games but honestly I haven't tried any other types since I used to play DOOM hehe... Flashpoint is incredibly real, you can drive jeeps trucks and cars and tanks... a person can use each of the 3 positions ina modern tanks, man helcopters and fly planes... Players can maket oo much lag for much fun against each other, but I make my own co-operative multiplayer missions that are really fun! Also, the AI in that game is plenty smart to give you a run! Of course you can set the skill levels of all the Ai opponents you place.
     
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    :) hi snowman, Detox and Unicron, hope you don't mind me butting in on this post but i was looking for some kind of encryption tool for icq and found some pretty interesting chat tools at the site luv2bsecure posted on the Privacy Software board so i thought i'd post what i found here since they seemed similar to snowman's post about Speakfreely...(hope you don't mind snowman)

    Secure IM & File Transfer program by Mercury Prime: (from site)
    "Razius 4.0 is the current generation of Razius, a revolutionary secure communication and collaboration tool for the corporation. Built upon the Mercury Prime Framework, Razius 4.0 provides secure encrypted conferencing, direct (peer-to-peer) chat, instant messaging, and file transfers in a Windows-based desktop application. It also features an online directory or "presence" service where users can easily locate friends and associates. Razius 4.0 is a server and a client in one: the application does not need external or "third-party" servers. Additionally, every user can host multiple conferences.

    Razius 4.0 is compatible with MicrosoftR WindowsR 95/98/Me/NT/2000 and XP."  (compatibility with XP & firewall is what i'm looking for)

    Seems that Razius 4.0 is only for text messages as it said "voice, video and file sharing will be following soon"....but i couldn't find any indication of when that "soon" would be, and i couldn't find any download page on their site.....a Google search only pulled up sites that had the ver. 3.0 listed. :(

    Price?.... seems version 4.0 is free....if you can find it!
    (at Dave Central the d/l file was a zip called Razius_Express.zip so no properties available unless i un-zip it.)

    it had a nice picture of it on their site though.

    http://www.mercuryprime.com/home.asp

    (think this is going to be a 2-part post) ~LOL~
     
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    This one seemed to be just for voice and it sounded pretty good! (LOL...i haven't tested the sound but the stats looked awesome!)

    Rave2 (ver 2.05) by EarthSpeak International (from site)
    - Auto sound card setup
    - Optional call screening
    - Encrypted transmission
    - Optional Auto pop up on incoming calls
    - As simple as a normal telephone to use
    - Excellent performance over slow networks
    - Operates on Windows 95-98-ME-NT-2000-XP.
    - Only requires a PC with sound card and microphone

    (note:  unregistered versions do not have encryption---- $15.00 to purchase & register it after 30-day trial or it must be deleted)  So i guess you wouldn't get to test the encryptions without paying for it first :(

    also had a picture of it on their site

    http://www.rave2.com/

    (the d/l file is rave2ins.exe but no version or company details under the properties, so i don't know if i've d/l'ed the most current version or not.)

    so after a li'l hunting i got the two files above (Razius and Rave2) but i'm not going to try them until i can find more information on them.  i like the encryption of voice and/or text but not the feeling i got from hunting down information on (and files for) these two programs.

    Has anyone tried any of these per chance?
     
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    I had previously never heard of them!
     
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    well i can't find anymore information on those programs, and not liking the lack of information on the actual files-----------dumps them into the recycle bin

    they may be good programs but there's not enough information for me to try them.

    back to trying to figure out Trillian---~determined look~ :)
     
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