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    A question

    during online racing, when the track is loading or periodically throughout the event, my name appears with the little loudspeaker next to it, yet I hear nothing.....does this mean someone is attempting to communicate with me?

    btw. I have no microphone, I'm on xbox

    thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristsChinHair View Post
    A question

    during online racing, when the track is loading or periodically throughout the event, my name appears with the little loudspeaker next to it, yet I hear nothing.....does this mean someone is attempting to communicate with me?

    btw. I have no microphone, I'm on xbox

    thanx
    If it is your name that appears, means you are broadcasting sound.
    XB1 and PS4 have built in microphones. They're always listening...
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    blimey! what triggers the transmission?
    it's not a button, is it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristsChinHair View Post
    blimey! what triggers the transmission?
    it's not a button, is it
    Not sure. I don't think it's actually transmitting any sound.
    But it might be /tin foil hat: on.

    You could still maybe go into your microphone settings and turn the sensitivity/volume all the way down to see if that helps.
    It certainly helps with a microphone.
    I have a stupid headset that's supposed to mute when I flip the mic up. But if the mic sens is too high, it'll echo game sounds coming through the earphones. So I generally have to keep it way down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristsChinHair View Post
    A question

    during online racing, when the track is loading or periodically throughout the event, my name appears with the little loudspeaker next to it, yet I hear nothing.....does this mean someone is attempting to communicate with me?

    btw. I have no microphone, I'm on xbox

    thanx
    Hi ChristsChinHair

    It's nothing to worry about. No one is trying to communicate with you and you're not giving out any sound..... you've been in my lobby a couple of times and I've never heard a peep from you

    This happens to everyone. It seems to coincide with someone joining or leaving the lobby. When you see your name on screen, I'm seeing mine, my friends are seeing theirs and so on.

    Hope that helps
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    Yup, this has been there since the start. You get the little speaker I con like you are talking even though you're not even in game chat as the 16 racers are in a bloody party.

    pCars isn't the only game does it either, have seen it on F1 and FIFA also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeonFlux View Post
    Hi ChristsChinHair

    It's nothing to worry about. No one is trying to communicate with you and you're not giving out any sound..... you've been in my lobby a couple of times and I've never heard a peep from you

    This happens to everyone. It seems to coincide with someone joining or leaving the lobby. When you see your name on screen, I'm seeing mine, my friends are seeing theirs and so on.

    Hope that helps
    Yes, thanks...I kinda assumed it was silent but it was still disconcerting.

    Had some nice racing of late, testament to the platform. Wish the Xbox was a bit more robust tho...and faster to load/reboot. Lost all data twice now.


    I wonder which is the best platform for the game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristsChinHair View Post
    I wonder which is the best platform for the game?
    Simple answer: PC.
    I'll work on building one once the ps4 is outdated and I can no longer resist proper VR and a better racing wheel.
    I've lost data a few times on my ps4. Now I turned off auto-save to cloud and do a manual back up sometimes. Otherwise the corrupted profile data gets uploaded.
    From the sound of it, it's not a bad jump from xb1 to PS4Pro.
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