Tonight I Logged into SL and the usual upgrade popup awaited me, however this time the download took far longer than usual, the reason Second Life VOICE has arrived. So after a very long download and install I logged in and was asked if i want to use voice chat or not. I choose voice chat and commenced another LONG exercise in attempting to get the facility working…eventually it did work but the VoIP is bad…really bad.. Yes I realize it’s early days, but for those accustomed to SL without VOICE they will either have patience and learn the ropes or continue life without voice…or maybe there is another solution ?
New Second Life VOICE Features:
* In-World Voice Chat
** In-world Voice Chat is now part of the main viewer.
** You can see and manage all voice settings in Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat.
** Voice is off by default. To enable (and disable) voice, visit Edit > Preferences > Voice Chat and check/uncheck the box beside “Enable voice chat”.
** A voice set-up wizard appears during first voice use to help residents set up voice and adjust their mic volume and tuning. You should run the voice set-up wizard even if you only want the ability to hear others and do not wish to speak.
** Push-to-Talk is part of the Voice feature. Push-to-Talk is ON by default, which means Resident mics are OFF by default.
** Speech gestures for voice are included in the Library, in Gestures > Speech Gestures. These gestures need to be activated in order to work; they are off by default.