Xfire alternative? We need a (gaming) chatting program!

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Xfire alternative? We need a (gaming) chatting program!

Post by HighDive » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:37 am

As the title says, I'd like to have an alternative for Xfire. We desperately need to be able to chat with each other outside of the game. Facebook works in great but there are many many many valid reasons not to use that, which is why we are looking for a new platform to use. Of course, we have this forum, but this isn't the place for a quick chit-chat, but rather for constructive topics and discussions, alongside some random talk. :)

If anyone has suggestions, that'd be very much appreciated!

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Re: Xfire alternative? We need a (gaming) chatting program!

Post by Oui » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:26 am

sadly Steam doesn't support TV...

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Post by B7ADE » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:32 am

You can totally add T:V as a non steam game and it works. https://i.imgur.com/d3DZoNk.png

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Post by Fifato » Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:42 am

Yes, you can do that with anything and Steam would be nice. People can even see you are playing Tribes Vengeance.

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Post by Cobra » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:53 pm

We can easily create a group on steam as well.
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Post by Sink » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:07 pm

Sink thinks steam is the better option cause of more ppl using it
Dont really wanna install new things on my comp

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Post by B7ADE » Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:35 pm

There's an existing group at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TribesV but I made a new one at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TribesReVengeance so we can have more control in the hands of people that actually play this game. Will instate the appropriate admins when they join the group. While I'm at it I'll fire off an email to Hirez about the rights of T:V and the viability of putting the game on Steam.

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Post by Xenophon » Mon Nov 23, 2015 8:05 am

B7ADE wrote:There's an existing group at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TribesV but I made a new one at http://steamcommunity.com/groups/TribesReVengeance so we can have more control in the hands of people that actually play this game. Will instate the appropriate admins when they join the group. While I'm at it I'll fire off an email to Hirez about the rights of T:V and the viability of putting the game on Steam.
Speaking on that subject do u guyz actually own this game? in 2015 hirez realeased it as freeware. As far as im aware that means anybody can take it. for free. But now that you guyz have 'taken' it is it still 'takeable' by other people?

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Post by B7ADE » Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:32 pm

We "took" it way before Hi-Rez released it for free. It was just an effort by a few people to get it up and running. We don't own any rights. Other people are free to "take" it and modify it as they see fit.

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Post by Xenophon » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:59 pm

B7ADE wrote:We "took" it way before Hi-Rez released it for free. It was just an effort by a few people to get it up and running. We don't own any rights. Other people are free to "take" it and modify it as they see fit.
RiP us if somebody else tries to 'take' it

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Post by B7ADE » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:55 pm

Xenophon wrote:
B7ADE wrote:We "took" it way before Hi-Rez released it for free. It was just an effort by a few people to get it up and running. We don't own any rights. Other people are free to "take" it and modify it as they see fit.
RiP us if somebody else tries to 'take' it
I'm not sure I see the problem here. Enlightenen me.

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Post by Hawk » Tue Nov 24, 2015 7:58 pm

No, don't. Please keep this discussion on topic. Continue that one somewhere else.
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Post by Fifato » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:21 pm

HighDive, your name seems to be HighDive not HighDiveTV, and you can just put the link to the group so we dont have to add you first :)

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Post by Sengers » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:14 pm

Would it be a good idea to put up a guide on how-to get T:V shown as the game being played on Steam?

Might get some more exposure then aswell. :)

I would do it myself but I don't know how.

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Post by SnoopDogg » Wed Nov 25, 2015 9:25 pm

Sengers wrote:Would it be a good idea to put up a guide on how-to get T:V shown as the game being played on Steam?

Might get some more exposure then aswell. :)

I would do it myself but I don't know how.
Just click on "Games" → "Add a Non-Steam Game to my Libary" → Choose whatever game u want. :)

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