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Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:42 pm

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- It is with sadness that we must announce that the Xfire Social services will be shutdown on Friday (June 12th). Please visit social.xfire.com to download your video/screenshot data. We apologize for the short notice - Xfire Community Team

Alternatives:


EVOLVE
Razer Comms
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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]-Jano- on Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:56 am

I used Evolve and Garena.
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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by Nodyssey on Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:36 am

Steam here- It provides a lot of the same features as Xplay, although I know people have had issues in the past with the overlay (You're able to disable the overlay in the steam options).
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Post by [PDE]XRayGR on Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:57 am

Yea i am using actively steam since 2 months now.I had it years before but i didnt use it.It seems nice.All these above serving the same purpose,but i will select steam,it looks like more 'complete'.

I'll add soon my steam's name at my profile,in order to add y'all again Smile

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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:43 pm

-Jano- wrote:I used Evolve and Garena.

Which one of these are closer to Xfire's features and which does ingame messaging well?


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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]Damir-W on Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:05 pm

I use only Xfire, Crying or Very sad till tomorrow! Very Happy

When you guys decide what should we having... (just let me know) i will be in!

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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:49 am

I've done some testing and the closest programs to Xfire I see are Razer Comms and Steam so far. Garena doesn't have many features and ingame is questionable.

EVOLVE is good for importing your Xfire friends list to, but since I don't think Xfire(1) will be around tomorrow, that probably won't matter anyway. EVOLVE has a big square window and another smaller window for friends similar to Steam. I'd just rather everything be in one package, but that's just me. I haven't gotten it's ingame overlay to work for something like CoDWaW so far.

Curse Voice also has a huge window and it is still growing (it's still in beta). I don't think it offers ingame support for many games yet. It's closely associated with games like League Of Legends, Mindcraft, and some others.

Steam is the most popular, by far. I just can't get into it that fast. I don't know what it is, but I only use it to play a game I may have stopped playing some time ago or if something new just came out. If I turn it on, I mainly notice the huge window and yes, you can remove it from the screen every time it starts.

However, the program that shares the most in common with Xfire's features and being compact is Razer Comms, which is also in beta. The Ingame overlay works and it's not all over the screen like Xfire2. It has a friends list, games list, and voice chat. It also has groups, group chat, broadcasting, and video recording. I'll just say (for now) that I think it has all of the main Xfire features. If there's one thing it will need for sure, it will be skin support for colors and an option to shrink the friends and games list (maybe the icons) so you can double the amount of things you see at one time.

I'll keep looking.

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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]Scrinn on Fri Jun 12, 2015 3:53 am

I suggest steam. They have fixed most of the problems they have had over the years and they are reliable now and very customizable.

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Post by [PDE]GSXDream on Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:23 am

Does Steam allow in game notifications and switching for chat?

When Xfire was recommended, and I started using it, I like the fact you can switch to it in game easily.

I have a single monitor, and alt-tab to another window with WAW seems to freeze/crash WAW for me. When I played BF4, I could alt-tab and the game seemed to be fine when I returned.
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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by Nodyssey on Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:48 am

Steam seems to have issues with overlay in WaW, but if you play in Windowed mode, you should be able to avoid crashing every time you alt-tab.

If you go into the config_mp.cfg file located in "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\activision\codwaw\players\profiles\PLAYERNAME"
and change the line with seta r_fullscreen "1" to to seta r_fullscreen "0", the game will let you alt-tab without crashing or disconnecting from the game.
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Post by [PDE]Scrinn on Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:26 am

They have an in-game overlay that includes chat. You don't have to alt tab

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Post by Nodyssey on Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:00 am

For some reason World at War and Steam overlay don't get along. (Multiple people have had issues with the game crashing whenever the overlay is enabled).
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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Sat Jun 13, 2015 3:55 pm

Razer Comms has a group chat section that's similar to Vent and TS with separate channels for different games. I'll make a screenshot of it soon.

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Post by [UCS]TxTnT on Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:56 pm

what about teamspeak?

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Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:20 pm

@[UCS]TxTnT wrote:what about teamspeak?

I'm not a fan of the interface, but isn't it voice only? Does it have ingame chat (with windows, typing)?

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Post by [PDE]Scrinn on Sat Jun 13, 2015 9:52 pm

@[PDE]PaulKersey wrote:
@[UCS]TxTnT wrote:what about teamspeak?

I'm not a fan of the interface, but isn't it voice only? Does it have ingame chat (with windows, typing)?

It doesn't.

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Post by [PDE]XRayGR on Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:17 am

Ok so i use Razer too,my ID is XRayGR
And at Steam XRayGR too.Add me Smile

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Post by pj1972 on Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:10 pm

Razer Comms is good, you can have a clan chatroom too, its good to have an all in one you can voice chat, text chat, take videos and screen shots Smile
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Post by [PDE]-Jano- on Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:53 pm

GSXDream wrote:Does Steam allow in game notifications and switching for chat?

When Xfire was recommended, and I started using it, I like the fact you can switch to it in game easily.

I have a single monitor, and alt-tab to another window with WAW seems to freeze/crash WAW for me. When I played BF4, I could alt-tab and the game seemed to be fine when I returned.


If I alt tab in WAW my game dont crash, but after about 10 seconds I am kicked (I think it is because of response)

I have now razer. my name is PDE-Jano-
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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]OM3GA_ on Sun Jun 14, 2015 4:34 pm

I also downloaded Razer. My ID is astelitt

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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]MikeScofield on Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:13 pm

From where this panic came from? Its just a shutdown of xfire social stuff, not xfire at all, we still can use it to simple communicate things Smile

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Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Mon Jun 15, 2015 12:11 am

@[PDE]MikeScofield wrote:From where this panic came from? Its just a shutdown of xfire social stuff, not xfire at all, we still can use it to simple communicate things Smile

I was think that as well a couple days ago, but I'm not sure yet. I know on their FBIBook page, they said that they were shutting down the social and client. Xfire (and Xfire2) had also went down for a long period yesterday or the day before. I will still logon to Xfire as long as it allows, but it's a wait and see for now.

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Post by [PDE]Rantanrave on Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:48 pm

Well, I have used Steam and Skype as my primary means of game/voip management for about 6 years now, and I am pretty happy with them both.

I have also tried Razor comms for a few weeks when it came out, and was actually pretty happy with how it worked. Similar to xfire, but much cleaner and runs better.

I would still prefer if we could just use steam, as that is the biggest platform on the market, and thus would ensure us easier transition most likely, but razor comms is not a bad alternative.

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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Fri Jun 19, 2015 12:11 am

System Broadcast:
Dear Xfire users - It is with sadness that we must announce that the Xfire Social services are shutting down. Please visit social.xfire.com to download your video/screenshot data. We announced the closure date to be June 12th, but that was for the webservers. The Xfire client services will be terminated at any day or time in the very near future.


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[01:33] dancingmad: Nah, but northern minnesota. Trees and paul bunyan and shit.
[DEAD]XmohamedX4gamer: i hate this map its very very players
[11:16] [PDE]TAJ: i wish i could turn off the repeating message of scofields friendship story

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Re: Alternatives To Xfire

Post by [PDE]PaulKersey on Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:22 pm

Xfire client is officially done. Some good news for me with Steam is I found how to make it much smaller and get rid of that big window. The thing is, it's only the friends list hehe. I wish it was like Xfire with tabs and being more compact so I could have everything on one small window. Maybe I'm behind with that so if anyone has some advice on that, I'd like to hear.

So far, Razer Comms is the closest thing to Xfire and these are the two programs I'll be online in (if I can just think about Steam sometimes).

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[01:33] dancingmad: Nah, but northern minnesota. Trees and paul bunyan and shit.
[DEAD]XmohamedX4gamer: i hate this map its very very players
[11:16] [PDE]TAJ: i wish i could turn off the repeating message of scofields friendship story

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