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How to get your Mic to work "in game"

PostPosted:Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:38 am
by DrunkMunki
Guide on Mic Setup

No matter which mic you use, USB or Jack.... theres always confusion on how to set it up, which is usually a multi step process, Windows and Steam settings.

In Windows:
  1. Open your Control Panel
  2. Go to "Sound" (you may need to change the "View by" to "Small Icons")
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  3. Click on the "Recording" tab
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    1. Red: You have a USB Microphone plugged in, it should show something similar
    2. Orange: You have a 3.5 Jack Microphone plugged in
  4. Green: Right click the appropriate Microphone and choose "Set as Default Communications Device"
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  5. Click OK out of all that as we are done with the windows settings.
In Steam:
  1. Open the Friends List (seperate box from steam)
  2. Click on the "Cog" next to your online status
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  3. Click on the "Voice" Navigation on the left
  4. Locate the "Voice Input Device"
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  5. If your Mic isnt working Change from "Default" to the one that resemble your input device.
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  6. Click on the "Start Microphone Test" to make sure its all working.
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