WoW and TeamSpeak -- anyone else having problems?

I recently reinstalled Windows XP on my games PC and now find myself experiencing an odd problem -- specifically if I'm running TeamSpeak at the same time as WoW, WoW will crash after a random period of time. If I stop running TeamSpeak, I have no problems with WoW whatsoever. This is frustrating, to say the least -- especially if your in the login queue, needing to restart every few minutes.

I'm running DirectX 9.0c. I've updated my mainboard and audio drivers (nForce 2), my video drivers (running the most recent Omega Catalyst drivers for my 9800), but I still am not having any luck. I'm not running TeamSpeak Overlay, so that couldn't be the problem.

This is particularly frustrating given that I didn't have any issues with this combination before my reinstall. This certainly puts a cramp in social interaction while playing WoW with GWJers. I resorted to using Skype while playing WoW with Spleen this weekend (worked great, by the way -- excellent voice quality), but that won't work for game nights.

Anyone have any suggestions? Is anyone else experiencing this? I did see a couple of posts in the WoW and TeamSpeak forums that seemed to point to more than myself having the problem here.

Thanks.

I have problems in WoW if I have TS overlay running, but no problems if it''s plain ''ol TS.

Are people using TS while playing WoW? The few times I''ve checked nobody was using it, so I stopped checking. WoW is really nice with nice speakers and a subwoofer. On the flipside TS is really handy when grouped with others in TS.

I have problems in WoW if I have TS overlay running, but no problems if it''s plain ''ol TS.

I don''t use the overlay stuff but I havn''t seen any problems with just plain TS either.

Gaald, Karla and myself have been on all day without crashes.

I crash like crazy with it, but I haven''t tried without TSO. I''ll give that a shot...

I don''t see the point in running a fantasy games with all its fantasy sounds and visuals, only for this suspension of disbelief to be rudely interrupted by voices of real people who don''t sound AT all like their on-screen counterpart, and their sound is not locational either (something UT2004 voice chat actually had, but it would be far more useful in a MMORPG).

"shihonage" wrote:

I don''t see the point in running a fantasy games with all its fantasy sounds and visuals, only for this suspension of disbelief to be rudely interrupted by having to type ""I think this area is too high level for..."" *stop typing because some bad ass monster is attacking you* ""wwwwwww"" *hit esc because you just realised you''re still in the chat box* ""wR un!"" *Would you like to release your spirit?*

I haven''t had any issues with it.

I have a weird issue where when I run WoW and TS, I get a static sounds in EQ when the music plays. This does not happen when I am just running WoW alone. **Shrug**

"DeThroned" wrote:

I have a weird issue where when I run WoW and TS, I get a static sounds in EQ when the music plays. This does not happen when I am just running WoW alone. **Shrug**

I read it, I reread it and I''m still confused.

"Propagandalf" wrote:
"shihonage" wrote:

I don''t see the point in running a fantasy games with all its fantasy sounds and visuals, only for this suspension of disbelief to be rudely interrupted by having to type ""I think this area is too high level for..."" *stop typing because some bad ass monster is attacking you* ""wwwwwww"" *hit esc because you just realised you''re still in the chat box* ""wR un!"" *Would you like to release your spirit?*

;)

LOL!!!! Exactly!!!

Very few people seem to be using it - I like using it - was nice the few times I grouped with some GWJ guys... Use it, love it, get with the program :).

Yes, usually at least Gaald, myself, Karla, Optimistic, Reaper and a few others are on. I expect it will see more use tonight

I use it but most of the others that do are in different zones and it gets annoying hearing others talk about the cool places you haven''t seen yet.

I had no problems with it when I ran it all day last Wednesday. Overall I have a problem with it simply because I have to wear headphones when I run it and I need minor surgery to separate my ears from my head after a marathon session.

I also can''t hear when my wife is asking me something...which is a double-edged sword.

"Propagandalf" wrote:
"shihonage" wrote:

I don''t see the point in running a fantasy games with all its fantasy sounds and visuals, only for this suspension of disbelief to be rudely interrupted by having to type ""I think this area is too high level for..."" *stop typing because some bad ass monster is attacking you* ""wwwwwww"" *hit esc because you just realised you''re still in the chat box* ""wR un!"" *Would you like to release your spirit?*

;)

LOL.

I haven''t used Teamspeak yet but I immediately recognized the value of it after my first couple of experiences with joining a group in WoW. It was nearly impossible to type out what I wanted to say in any sort of timely manner, even when not being attacked.

"Sway" wrote:

I also can''t hear when my wife is asking me something...which is a double-edged sword.

I just assume mine is asking if I''m having fun, to which I smile and nod.

No what she said was ""I just asked my Mom to come stay with us for awhile - is that ok?""

"SpyNavy" wrote:

No what she said was ""I just asked my Mom to come stay with us for awhile - is that ok?""

Oh crap. Well, on the bright side if playing WoW and mindlessly nodding works on the daughter...

I always reply ""cool"" so when she said she had a headache and her back hurt last night we both giggled after the akward pause after I said it.

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I was reading the WoW forums and found this topic. Basically the gist of it is to switch from DirectSound to Wave input in TeamSpeak to remove the artifacting and prevent crashing.

So far so good! <knock on wood>

Yay!

"Dramatic Marlin" wrote:

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I was reading the WoW forums and found this topic. Basically the gist of it is to switch from DirectSound to Wave input in TeamSpeak to remove the artifacting and prevent crashing.

So far so good! <knock on wood>

Woot! Good to hear.

So in Teamspeak, what do you guys do when like a group is in a dungeon? I would think they would dominate the channel talking back and forth unless they break off into their own channel?

Leap, there are several channels. You can just move the group into one of the channels.

I agree, it is very nice to be able to talk to your group instead of typing everything out. And to think all you need is a headset with a microphone to make it work.

And an understanding with the boss that it''s ok for you to sit on the couch and talk to people online about ""get that troll add from the back!""

"Copingsaw" wrote:

Leap, there are several channels. You can just move the group into one of the channels.

I agree, it is very nice to be able to talk to your group instead of typing everything out. And to think all you need is a headset with a microphone to make it work.

Well... I''ve never gotten in trouble for typing so loud I woke up the baby. Contrast with Teamspeak...

"DeThroned" wrote:

I have a weird issue where when I run WoW and TS, I get a static sounds in EQ when the music plays. This does not happen when I am just running WoW alone. **Shrug**

Change the TS setting to 8-bit recording. That fixes it.