As part of our ongoing efforts to improve forum performance, we will be migrating to new servers within the week (perhaps on the weekend). Once we finalize the actual date and time, a notice will be posted here at least 4 hours prior to "go time". We expect a fairly long maintenance period of approximately 1-2 hours during the move.
The move to new servers is happening tonight at somewhere around
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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions
. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum
. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Steam and Microphone with a Twist
I have a cheap Labtec microphone with 3.5mm jack (This
or something very similar) and it seems to work fine until Steam is running. I can record with the standard Windows recorder and Audacity picks it up, but if I open Steam then Audacity doesn't detect it any more and if I press record on Sound Recorder it gives me this error:
Your audio hardware cannot record into files like the current file. To record, create a new document.
Obviously this also means that it doesn't work for Steam. Searching for solutions it appears people usually have problems inside a game, but I don't even need to get that far for problems to arise. If I then close Steam, everything goes back to working dandily without me doing anything else. My microphone is plugged into the front because since I first built my computer my speaker and microphone plug-ins in the back haven't played nicely with me.
The libertarian response to anything is, "Sure, that works fine in practice, but it doesn't fly in theory."