|Latest release||1.4.230 (stable)|
|OS||Windows, OS X, Linux, Android, iOS|
|Platform||PC, Mac, smartphones|
|Type||Voice chat software|
Mumble is a free, open source VoIP software used by some ATCs and pilots on the multiplayer network.
Installation and configuration
- Download Mumble from its official website (choose the links from the Stable Release column). If you're on Linux, you can usually install it using your package manager.
- Start it and follow the instructions on your screen to configure the program.
|Tip We suggest to choose the Push-To-Talk mode in the Voice Activity Detection step; if you choose another mode, make sure to calibrate the volume levels correctly (follow the on-screen instructions carefully). This way, your voice will be transmitted only when you mean to, and there will be less background noise on the channel.|
On linux you can enable generic input support by editing
~/.config/Mumble/Mumble.conf. You need to add the following section:
Note: This is correct: add the section as stated above; ignore the fact, that there is already a section [shortcuts].
Make sure you have permission to access the input devices (typically called
/dev/input/event*). You might need to add yourself to the appropriate group (for example
input) or configure your device manager to grant access. Consult your OS documentation for details.
Note: # usermod YOUR_LOGIN_HERE -aG input should do the trick, where YOUR_LOGIN_HERE should be obviously replaced with obvious. Debianers might want to use # /sbin/usermod.
Note: input-events is part of the input-utils package.
Proceed to launch mumble. If you are using a terminal, watch the output messages. You should see your input device listed, such as:
GlobalShortcutX: /dev/input/event7: Saitek Cyborg Evo Force
Open the settings dialog, go to the shortcuts tab and assign any button you like to the
|Note It may show up as nonsense but that is just a cosmetic issue. For example, one of my joystick buttons appears as . Nevertheless, it's still the joystick button and typing semicolon on the keyboard has no effect.|
- Click on Server→Connect.
- If this is the first time you connect to the FlightGear Mumble server, click on
Label FlightGear ATC (or another descriptive name of your choice) Address radio-mumble.flightgear.fr Port 64738 (the default value) Username A username (callsign) of your choice
at the bottom of the window and input the following parameters, then click :
- Select FlightGear ATC from the server list and click .
When you are connected, Mumble will show a hierarchical list of channels on the right side of the main window.
- To enter an existing channel, right click on it and choose Join Channel.
- To create a new channel (e.g. if you're acting as a controller), right click on the FlightGear channel and choose Add. Input a name and (optionally) a description, then click .
|Note The new channel is temporary and will be deleted when the last person in it exits the channel.|
- To mute yourself, click the button in the main toolbar.
- FGCom-mumble: In addition to using plain mumble, you can also try the FGCom-mumble plugin, which provides realistic radio operation. This works for Mumble >= 1.4.0.
OpenRadar flickering when using Mumble
If you're using Mumble and OpenRadar at the same time, you might notice that the OpenRadar screen flickers. A solution is disabling the Mumble overlay (in Mumble, click on Configure→Settings, open the Overlay section, deselect Enable Overlay and click ).