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Xfire and it's users.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:27 am
by Lithilk
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

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:56 am
by allen
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.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:13 am
by RabidZombie
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.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:27 am
by allen
I know, and that's my point. Why use it? If all you're going to do is chat, use Steam.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:37 am
by bert_the_turtle
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.

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 1:40 pm
by jelco
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.

QFT.

Jelco

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:31 pm
by martin
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.


Steam overlay > IRC

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:37 pm
by RabidZombie
Uh, no it isn't.

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

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:56 pm
by Cooper42
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...

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:23 pm
by martin
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

Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:56 pm
by MarvintheParanoidAndroid
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!

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:18 am
by allen
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.

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:25 am
by TomCat39
What IRC server/network do IV folks hang out on and what channel?

/me looks to fire up good ol' mIRC.

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:29 am
by bert_the_turtle
irc.uplinkcorp.net, channels named after the game of your interest.

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:35 am
by TomCat39
Thanks, and it's quiet as a forest with no-one to listen to it.........

:lol: