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GameVox Documentation

On this domain you will find the official documentation for GameVox. Documentation on this domain will be updated along with the latest public release of the GameVox software. However as GameVox is currently in beta, features may not yet be complete and the documentation will reflect their incomplete state.


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You may download GameVox for Windows, MacOSX or Linux.



Getting Started

What's New

February 11th, 2016

  • Fixed sliders when hiding Chats Column or Server Info Column
  • Fixed client crashes
  • Updated code signing certificate to support updated security models 

February 10th, 2016

  • Added Audio Recording
  • Server window can now be resized smaller
  • Added ability to delete individual chat room messages
  • Added ability to clear chat room messages
  • Added options to toggle Chats Column and Server Info Column on the server window
  • Added "Move to my Channel" context menu item when clicking other users
  • Avatars now display larger on the user tooltip
  • Admin group now bypasses server password
  • Increased input box size for chat room and channel names
  • Text entered is no longer wiped when a user join your channel
  • Time is no longer spoken in Text to Speech chat room messages
  • Messages sent from you are not spoken in Text to Speech
  • Fixed time taking up two lines on high DPI screens
  • Fixed local loopback not working
  • Fixed bug where servers would not display any users or channels in the channel tree
  • Various Linux client fixes and improvements 

February 2nd, 2016 - Update 2

  • Display names can be removed again
  • Fixed crash caused by chat messages 

February 2nd, 2016

  • Added new Persistent Chat Rooms where messages are saved for viewing anytime
  • Added new Contribution feature to let others add time to your server
  • Added new Server Logs feature
  • Welcome message is now displayed prominently on the voice server
  • User badges may now be modified for offline users
  • Users may once again search in the channel tree simply by typing
  • Server window can now maximized to full screen
  • Server window now remembers it's last position
  • Improved User to User chat windows indicatring new messages
  • Fixed being unable to remove a server password
  • Fixed links in user comments
  • Fixed links in channel descriptions
  • Increased max character limit in channel names 

December 17th, 2015

  • New upgrade to Premium and Premium Trial option in client
  • Prevent audio getting stuck in a broken state
  • Added "Don't ask me again" option on devices changed dialog
  • Mac users with GameVox dock shortcuts should operate correctly
  • Prevent GameVox from taking focus when not the active window 

November 24th, 2015

  • Improved reliability when audio devices change
  • Enabled support for more headsets

November 18th, 2015

  • Fixed various client crashes 

November 13th, 2015

  • Fixed crash caused by other users talking when audio could not be played 

November 12th, 2015

  • Fixed clients getting stuck in TCP voice mode
  • Fixed high latency spikes while on WiFi and using GameVox 

November 10th, 2015

  • Servers can now be created directly inside the client
  • Significantly improved results when searching for existing servers
  • GameVox accounts can now be created from the login window
  • Passwords can now be recovered from the login window without visiting the website
  • Groups can now be sorted by rank in the Permissions Editor
  • Added Self -> Comment menu item to set your comment on a server
  • Fixed GameVox crashing while playing games that use GameGuard
  • Fixed dragging and dropping of badges not working on OSX
  • Fixed UI lagging when typing in certain languages
  • Windows XP is no longer supported until further notice 

September 16th, 2015

  • Reorganized menu when right clicking a user in the server
  • Improved display very long channel names on "Current Channel" chat tab
  • Fixed some users not being able to connect to GameVox after latest update
  • Fixed a case where some users may experience a loss of sound
  • Fixed "Current Channel" chat not appearing in the root channel
  • Fixed "Join" button appearing on friend requests if they were not in a server
  • Fixed chat scrolling to the top when changing channels 

September 1st, 2015

  • New Suggested Friends feature added to the Friends List
  • Improved responsiveness of permissions editor on very large servers
  • Fixed some users in the permissions editor not having a group dropdown
  • Fixed being unable to delete channels that have a channel specific permission
  • Fixed Logitech LCD no longer displaying talking users 

August 18th, 2015

  • Completely reworked permission system
    • Groups are now ranked and can have priority over other groups
    • Split some larger permissions into multiple smaller permissions
    • Added search and sort to the permissions editor
    • Added option to duplicate existing groups in permissions editor
    • Groups may now have the same name as other groups
    • Move Users is now a server permission
  • Servers no longer have slot limitations
  • Server list now shows the number of connected users and total server members
  • Free servers can now change their connection name and banner
  • Linking channels is now more intuitive
  • Mute / Deafen user now persists if the user rejoins the server
  • Server Bans now shows additional information such as Banned By and Time Created 

July 23rd, 2015

  • Fixed unintentional dragging of users with other mouse buttons
  • Fixed channel tree scrolling to your user when another user joins the server 

June 12th, 2015

  • Various improvements to client connection logic 

May 12th, 2015

  • Added Server Setting to adjust the size and layout of users on the channel tree
  • Added Server Setting to toggle displaying of Groups and Badges when hovering over users
  • Added "Copy" option to right click context menu in several spots
  • Fixed Mute / Deafen indicators not consistently redrawing on channel tree
  • Fixed permissions sometimes not saving in the permissions editor
  • Fixed the Server Permission "Modify Badges" being erroneously listed under Channel Permissions
  • Users may also change their avatar by right clicking themselves in the server or under the Self menu 

April 27th, 2015

  • Fixed various issues which caused audio input or output to stop working

April 10th, 2015

  • Fixed occasional crash when setting group icon
  • Improved feedback when creating groups with the same name 

April 8th, 2015

  • Fixed Mute / Deafen indicators not consistently redrawing on channel tree
  • Fixed spacing of group names when removing group icons 

April 7th, 2015

  • Added User Badges and Group Icons
  • User avatars and group names display next to the user in the channel tree
  • Channels and users can now be styled with server themes
  • Channel names now accept almost all characters including apostrophes
  • Existing server groups can now be renamed by right clicking them in the permissions window
  • Server Owner now has their own group called "Server Owner" which can be renamed
  • Links in the welcome messgae editor are now white instead of dark blue
  • Added extra large desktop icon (128x128)
  • Mouse cursor now indicates busy state when the application is busy
  • Login window now warns if capslock is enabled
  • The prompt to launch the overlay is now more specific about what it detects
  • Fixed various audio system crashes
  • Fixed RSS feeds with redirects occasionally breaking
  • User and Channel comment icons correctly change after viewing the comment
  • Fixed channel links reappearing after they were removed 

December 18th, 2014

  • Fixed client crash on shutdown
  • Fixed rare issue where users could not transmit after reconnecting to a server

December 16th, 2014

  • Massively improved Permission Editor load time for servers with many users 
  • GameVox now automatically starts when system starts
  • "Remember me" on the login window now automatically logs you in
  • GameVox now suggests a server if you mistype the server name
  • Server Chat and Channel Chat tabs now default to the last one used
  • Clarified language and fixed "Reduce Volume" option always being disabled
  • GameVox now falls back to DirectSound if WASAPI could not be started
  • Fixed GUI lag when typing in a server with many connected users
  • Fixed white box on some themes if the chat window had two scroll bars
  • Fixed having to re-enter the server password when a user changed their display name
  • Fixed various spelling errors
  • New servers are now created with a Member group
  • New servers now have a better default Welcome Message

November 11th, 2014

  • Fixed GameVox hanging when joining a server for some users
  • Fixed some OSX users not being able to change audio devices

November 4th, 2014

  • Installer once again installs per machine
  • Fixed echo cancellation not working correctly
  • GameVox no longer tries to elevate privileges when launching 

October 28th, 2014

  • Fixed several client crashes

October 22nd, 2014

  • Fixed "Automatically Launch Overwolf" dialog not having a launch button
  • Fixed missing tooltips when hovering over users without a comment on a voice server
  • GameVox now tries to elevate privileges when launching to help resolve some push to talk issues

October 21st, 2014 - Update 2

  • Fixed push to talk hotkey not working on OSX Yosemite (10.10)
  • Improved error message for Overwolf installation failures

October 21st, 2014

  • Added new Overlay powered by Overwolf!
  • Removed existing Overlay
  • Installer now installs per user instead of per machine
  • "Audio Devices Changed" dialog now works on Mac
  • Added message in server chat log when server settings are modified
  • Fixed server RSS feeds not automatically refreshing
  • Fixed "Audio Devices Changed" dialog always showing some devices as being added or removed
  • Fixed case where voice transmission would stop for brief periods of time
  • Fixed sound coming out of one ear on some surround sound headsets
  • Fixed some RSS feeds not having dates or clickable items

July 29th, 2014

  • Fixed GameVox connection dropping while on a voice server
  • Fixed "Login" button not working with "Automatically log me in"
  • Fixed Device Changed dialog from always appearing

July 24th, 2014

  • Voice traffic now has a higher priority
  • Made connections to voice servers more reliable
  • GameVox now automatically identifies new or missing audio devices
  • Added backend network metrics to troubleshoot connection issues
  • Added button to test output device in settings screens
  • Fixed client crash involving malformed URLs
  • Fixed client crash on some Windows XP machines
  • Fixed situation where voice could be dropped when saving server permissions

July 2nd, 2014 - Update 2

  • Fixed an issue where Windows XP users could not hear GameVox sounds or voice

July 2nd, 2014

  • Added individual volume adjustment (Read More)

  • Added new Priority Speaker feature

  • Using a push to talk key while muted now notifies you 
  • Long URLs are no longer read when Text to Speech is enabled 
  • Fixed hotkey bindings not working for "Volume Up" and "Volume Down" 
  • Fixed extremely long channel names opening large dialogs when editing them 
  • "Voice Volume" slider no longer adjusts the volume of notification sounds 
  • Removed "DirectSound" option for output due to voice quality issues

June 18th, 2014

  • GameVox updates now install much faster
  • Improved GameVox network connection logic
  • Various back end network improvements to increase stability

June 9th, 2014

  • Improved upon previous release's fix

June 4th, 2014

  • Fixed several small bugs involving server connections 

June 2nd, 2014

  • Fix for users not able to connect to voice servers under poor network conditions 

May 29th, 2014

  • Fixed an issue where some users with Skype installed could not connect

  • Fixed high CPU usage on input tab of settings dialog

  • Added support for additional SSL protocols

May 23rd, 2014

  • Fixed issue causing occasional server disconnections
  • Fixed issue where users may not get connected to voice server

May 21st, 2014 - Update 2

  • Fixed bug where users could not connect to a server if "Show custom server themes" was unchecked

May 21st, 2014

  • Added ability to set a "Display Name" per server
  • Users comments can now be copied and clicked
  • Completely reworked server connection logic to fix various bugs
  • Server / friends list now remembers its last location
  • Disabled "User Joined Server" sound by default
  • Settings window no longer disables other GameVox windows
  • Joining a server you are banned from now shows the reason (if there is one)
  • Added option to "Automatically log me in" on login window
  • Added DirectSound option
  • Fixed disconnecting when uploading large themes or avatars
  • Fixed server password not showing in server settings after a period of time
  • Fixed settings dialog jumping when no microphone was selected
  • Fixed some users seeing "Connected from another PC" erroneously 

March 28th, 2014

  • Fixed issue not hearing other users under certain network conditions

March 20th, 2014

  • Added the ability to set your avatar inside of the GameVox application
  • Added HTML editor for the Welcome Message under Server Settings
  • Added a delayed online / offline indicator when friends connect or disconnect
  • Fixed file dialogs to reopen to the last used path
  • Fixed network diagnostic logging on Mac OSX
  • Fixed memory leak when using push to talk
  • Fixed several client crashes
  • Fixed an additional case where audio could come out of one ear on certain headsets
  • Network disconnection detection logic has been improved

February 25th, 2014

  • Added an alphabetical sort order to server list

  • Added an alert for unread support request responses

  • Fixed disappearing RSS feed when reconnecting to server

  • Fixed padding on server settings window

  • Fixed message windows to not overtake current window

  • Fixed user offline error messages in the chat window

  • Fixed Alt + F4 to work as intended on Windows

  • Fixed several client crashes

February 11th, 2014

  • Switched to Opus 1.1 voice codec
  • Fixed audio related crashes and issues
  • Visually improved RSS feed refresh

February 5th, 2014

  • Server window RSS feeds now refresh automatically
  • Fixed users with "Create & Modify Channels" permission not being able to delete channels
  • Fixed friends list rarely showing users on a server when they were not
  • Fixed bug where sound was only coming out of one ear in certain headsets
  • Fixed an issue when attempting to join a server you were banned from on Mac OSX
  • Fixed GameVox not detecting that it has been added to the Accessibility list on OSX Mavericks to enable Push-to-Talk keys
  • Fixed several client crashes 

January 16th, 2014

  • Added ability to right click a group in the permissions editor to reset back to default permissions
  • Improved CPU usage of GameVox while idle
  • Fixed URLs opening twice when clicking an RSS feed
  • Fixed some users getting stuck when connecting to a server
  • Fixed friends not always appearing online in the friends list
  • Fixed RSS feed tooltip getting cut off if it was too long
  • Various backend network improvements 

January 7th, 2014

  • Fixed users receiving erroneous "You've logged in from another PC" errors

December 20th, 2013

  • Added new Push to Talk indicator sound
  • Hearthstone server theme is now available
  • Server themes now support background-size: cover/contain
  • Fixed RSS feeds not displaying in servers
  • Fixed various typos
  • Improved voice codec stability 

November 27th, 2013

  • Released Mac OSX Client

November 13th, 2013

  • Significantly improved client and server connection logic
  • Added new UI elements to support the improved connection logic
  • Fixed the "Edit Channel" permission not working in some situations
  • Fixed several client crashes involving the OPUS codec
  • Fixed server disconnections with the error "Server shutting down"
  • Improved the error text when attempting to upload a theme that is too large

October 8th, 2013

  • Switched to OPUS codec

  • Added two new minecraft themes

  • Users who have not yet connected to your server can be added in the permissions editor

  • Login window now shows in taskbar

  • Fixed highlighting of text persisting when you receive additional messages

  • Fixed server owners not having a visible username in a password protected server

  • Fixed uploading theme dialog appearing in top left corner of desktop

September 17th, 2013

  • Increased jitter buffer to 40ms by default to reduce robotic voice 
  • Fixed links being rendered as HTML when pasted in the server chat
  • Fixed various bugs with the first run setup
  • Fixed new User to User chat windows sometimes stealing focus
  • Double clicking the systray icon while on the login screen brings it to the foreground
  • Lookup IDs can now be entered to add a server to favorites

August 20th, 2013

  • Sending a message to a user now alerts you if they are offline
  • Added Block, Join Server, and Add Friend options to user to user chat window
  • Friend avatar is now shown on user to user chat windows in the windows taskbar
  • Added apply button to the permissions editor
  • Permissions editor group list is now sorted alphabetically
  • Server settings now tries to make valid URLs for RSS and banner URLs
  • Double clicking a server you're already connected to brings it to the foreground
  • GameVox now comes to the foreground if you launch it and it is already running
  • Fixed not being able to assign groups to users in the permissions edito
  • Fixed tooltips being stuck open on the server window
  • Fixed RSS feed not always hiding when joining another server

August 14th, 2013

  • We are now in Public Beta
  • Users are no longer required to be invited to join GameVox
  • GameVox Premium servers will now require payment for non-founders

August 7th, 2013

  • Overlay now supports Direct9ex and DirectX11 applications
  • Default look of the overlay is now smaller
  • Fixed certain dialogs having the new GameVox basic theme
  • Theme editor no longer remains open when disconnecting from a server
  • Fixed occasional odd behavior when unminimizing certain windows

August 6th, 2013

  • New GameVox Basic theme
  • New default template when creating a new theme
  • Fixed bug in installer

August 5th, 2013

  • Public documentation live
  • Theme updates to allow modification of the self and server button independently
  • New client sounds
  • New default GameVox theme
  • Ability to block a user from the server window
  • Fixed various bugs and crashes 

July 10th, 2013

  • Dragging a channel can now be canceled
  • Fixed more client crashes reported by users
  • Fixed RSS URLs that contained a redirect

June 27th, 2013

  • Fixed multiple client crashes reported by users
  • Fixed positioning of URL tooltips on banner and RSS feeds
  • Fixed situation where you could not join a channel

June 19th, 2013

  • Enabled our European region
  • Enabled server migrations between GameVox regions
  • Increased default voice quality from 40.0 kb/s to 60.0 kb/s
  • Added tooltip that shows URLs for banner and RSS feed
  • Fixed server usage count not changing on the server list
  • Fixed avatars not showing if users were not friends
  • Fixed server banner being deleted when saving server settings
  • Fixed several client crashes

June 13th, 2013

  • Extensive back-end network changes to support servers in multiple regions
  • Redesign of the users account website located at
  • The "Modify Server Settings" permission now allows users to edit and apply the server theme
  • Changed how user avatars and banners are loaded
  • Removed the requirement that you must be friends to message another user
  • When a user is kicked or banned from a server it now shows the reason to the user
  • Fixed various server side memory leaking and crash issues
  • Fixed some users not being able to move the overlay location
  • Fixed server banners displaying differently depending on where they were displayed
  • Fixed various RSS feed issues
  • Crash reporter no longer delays launching of GameVox

April 11th, 2013

  • Added the ability to change server settings from inside the client
  • Added a link to report bugs under GameVox Menu -> Help -> Report a Bug
  • Text chat windows now flash in the taskbar when a message is received
  • Disabled voice attenuation by default and renamed to "Reduce Volume"
  • Enabled various application sounds by default
  • Fixed join button on friend list window not working under certain conditions
  • Fixed various UI bugs

March 22nd, 2013

  • Added server ban system
  • Added the ability to drag and drop users into server channels
  • Passwords can now be added to server channels
  • Double clicking the systray icon now brings GameVox to the foreground
  • Various issues with server passwords are now resolved
  • Fixed the "Open Theme Folder" button giving an error when opening the theme folder
  • Added preliminary support for Logitech© GamePanel™ LCD Technology

March 12th, 2013

  • Client Updated to version 0.2
  • Anyone running 0.1 needs to uninstall the client and install the latest version.
  • Added short URLs to invite friends on the server window

February 22nd, 2013

  • Enabled echo cancellation by default
  • Global shortcut cleanup
  • Multi-line support in messenger
  • Fixed Various typos
  • Fixed messenger bug not scrolling correctly
  • Fixed "user is typing..." label disappearing when user submits message
  • Remove send channel message from right click context
  • Clear channel chat area when connecting to a new server
  • Colored usernames in chat windows
  • Friend request intro message update

February 15th, 2013

  • New Login Screen
  • Add to favorites button from inside a server
  • Theme editor dialog updated
  • Option under 'Advanced Settings' to change the directory your theme editor points to
  • Crash Reporting
  • New friends list buttons 


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