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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 closed beta, features may not yet be complete and the documentation will reflect their incomplete state.

 

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Downloading GameVox

You may download GameVox for Windows or MacOS with a Linux client coming soon.

 

 

Getting Started

What's New

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 account.gamevox.com
  • 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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