Mumble is a voice communications (voice comms) tool for real time voice chat over the internet. This is sometimes referred to as voice over IP.
It is designed for gamers to be able to chat with each other while playing a game, taking team based games to a whole new level as you are able to quickly issue orders and report incidents without having to stop and type your message. In response to demand for an alternative voice comms solution to TeamSpeak 2 & Ventrilo, Multiplay is proud to offer Mumble servers FREE with our game servers.
This guide will cover:
- Getting the Mumble Client.
- Setting up and connecting to a server.
This guide is not meant to be a complete guide to using Mumble. If you want more information, then take a look at the documentation on the Mumble website.
Step 1 – Getting the Software
Visit http://www.mumble.info and click Windows: <version> (Stable)
When the software has downloaded, run the executable and select client during the installation. Once it is installed it might be useful to place a shortcut on the desktop (if it hasn't already) or even on the ‘Quick Launch' bar. This is entirely up to you.
Step 2 – Setting Up and Connecting to a Server
When you first start the Mumble client, you will get asked to run a brief audio setup wizard.
This is the main Mumble window, which lists quite a few servers on one page. This is a hub for public servers and allows you to connect to other people's servers all over the world.
To connect to your own server, you need to click the "Add New" button at the bottom of the page, which will bring up the following tab:
To connect to your own server, we would need to put your IP in Address field, and the port number in the Port field. The Port being the digits after colon (:), for example: 126.96.36.199 being the IP, 188.8.131.52:1337, 1337 being the port.
You need will also need a username, which goes in the Username field. If the server requires a password (or you're a registered user), type that into the Password field.
You should now be ready to connect to your mumble server!
If you run into any issues, or require any further help, please feel free to contact our support team.