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Postby Lithilk » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:27 am

For game organising reasons, I was wondering how many Multiwinia players use Xfire.
If you don't know about this wonder of social gaming software, go here > www.xfire.com
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Postby allen » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:56 am

It's a fine program and I'm sure many people run it.

However, I stopped using it after spring cleaning of my computer...trying to maximize performance in games and in general, for good or ill.

Is Multiwinia supported in XFire? Meaning, does it allow you to browse Multiwinia servers or join friend's games? If not, I'd rather use Steam.
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Postby RabidZombie » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:13 am

allen wrote:Meaning, does it allow you to browse Multiwinia servers or join friend's games? If not, I'd rather use Steam.


Don't think so. But neither does Steam.
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Postby allen » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:27 am

I know, and that's my point. Why use it? If all you're going to do is chat, use Steam.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:37 am

allen wrote:I know, and that's my point. Why use it? If all you're going to do is chat, use IRC.
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Postby jelco » Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:40 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:
allen wrote:I know, and that's my point. Why use it? If all you're going to do is chat, use IRC.
Fix'd.

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Postby martin » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:31 pm

bert_the_turtle wrote:
allen wrote:I know, and that's my point. Why use it? If all you're going to do is chat, use IRC.
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Steam overlay > IRC
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Postby RabidZombie » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:37 pm

Uh, no it isn't.

Someone should create an IRC overlay for video games...
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Postby Cooper42 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:56 pm

RabidZombie wrote:Uh, no it isn't.

Someone should create an IRC overlay for video games...
Run the game in a window and use an IRC client with an 'always on top' toggle?

Which would be much better than the steam set-up with MW. I'm forever opening the community window because I'm selecting powerups with tab whilst not thinking to release my finger from the shift key...
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Postby martin » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:23 pm

RabidZombie wrote:Uh, no it isn't.

Someone should create an IRC overlay for video games...


they should, and the IRC overlay would be > steam overlay, however since it doesn't exist steam is the next best thing :P
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Postby MarvintheParanoidAndroid » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:56 pm

Since the Steam overlay got implemented I never used Xfire since - it does pretty much the same stuff but better, and I don't play many online multiplayer games that aren't on Steam anyways. But I usually still play games windowed so I can alt-tab to IRC easily, hurrah!
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Postby allen » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:18 am

MarvintheParanoidAndroid wrote:Since the Steam overlay got implemented I never used Xfire since - it does pretty much the same stuff but better, and I don't play many online multiplayer games that aren't on Steam anyways. But I usually still play games windowed so I can alt-tab to IRC easily, hurrah!


Indeed. And the reason I don't use IRC is becasue, no overlay and I run full-screen. It's pointless to alt+tab every time you heard a new message.

But it just came across my mind that Lithilk meant in general rather than in-game. In that case, IRC is better.
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Postby TomCat39 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:25 am

What IRC server/network do IV folks hang out on and what channel?

/me looks to fire up good ol' mIRC.
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Postby bert_the_turtle » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:29 am

irc.uplinkcorp.net, channels named after the game of your interest.
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Postby TomCat39 » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:35 am

Thanks, and it's quiet as a forest with no-one to listen to it.........

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