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Re: How to enable Text Chat!

by Loki_Deezie
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How to enable Text Chat!

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I keep seeing so many posts recently that keep stating there is no Text chat etc.

 

Well until the latest Update, you're right, there wasn't, and I've not seen a lot of posts/info on how to enable it.

 

and before you post about the issue of it's current state, Yes, if you use your emote in game they will cover the Text Chat.

 

Found this on Youtube and you may want to watch the full video if you want a good critical opinion on Anthems latest update, but for the sake of everyone constantly complain there is no chat I chose to jump to the part of the video where it shows you how to enable it.

 

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Re: How to enable Text Chat!

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Enable Speech to Text and Text to Speech in the Accessibility menu. In game hit Enter and type away. Haven't actually tried speech to text.

 

This is the best QoL improvement since game launch. Hand down.

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But people seem to only care about loot. This will get swept under the rug along with being able to swap loadouts mid mission and the other qol changes.

 

Unfortunate 

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I already have mine enabled, but there in lies the rub, with having to enable the feature many will never even notice that it's there.

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Yeah, it's sad really.

 

I guess they are just going to rely on what few content providers via Youtube etc or sites like Reddit to explain how to enable and use it.

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bumping this cuz its great new feature that i didnt know about and i just enabled it awsome ty

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Is this available on Consoles?

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@MaireDevylin wrote:

Enable Speech to Text and Text to Speech in the Accessibility menu. In game hit Enter and type away. Haven't actually tried speech to text.

 

This is the best QoL improvement since game launch. Hand down.


I’m kinda confused... why do I have to enable TTS and STT for basic text chat to work? I don’t want them enabled. I don’t want the game to vocalize everything that’s typed into chat by anyone else. Likewise, I don’t want it to take anything my mic might pick up and put it into chat. It’s great that those features are integrated into the game for those who need them, but I don’t undestand why I’m supposed to have them on to use the chat at all. Unless I’m really misunderstanding something here.



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@cake404 wrote:

@MaireDevylin wrote:

Enable Speech to Text and Text to Speech in the Accessibility menu. In game hit Enter and type away. Haven't actually tried speech to text.

 

This is the best QoL improvement since game launch. Hand down.


I’m kinda confused... why do I have to enable TTS and STT for basic text chat to work? I don’t want them enabled. I don’t want the game to vocalize everything that’s typed into chat by anyone else. Likewise, I don’t want it to take anything my mic might pick up and put it into chat. It’s great that those features are integrated into the game for those who need them, but I don’t undestand why I’m supposed to have them on to use the chat at all. Unless I’m really misunderstanding something here.


After enabling text to speech, I was able to type a text which was then "read" to my squadmates. This was only possible during an ongoing expedition.

Maybe I did something wrong, though.

I hope I'll be able to do some more tests with willing squadmates over the weekend.

 

Right now I see the new feature as a step in the right direction, while I hope it is only a first step to fulfill the accessibility requirements prior to giving us a "real" chat system.

 

Does the speech to text work only for English?

*prepares for some funny moments*


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So basically it works by converting text to speech, sending it to everyone as audio, and having it converted back to text on their end as it’s spoken? I mean... that’s... certainly one way to implement a text chat, I suppose...

 

It still won’t work for me though, since presumably it requires VoIP to be enabled, and I will always keep it disabled in my game. Which is kinda the reason I need text chat to begin with. But I agree that it’s a good first step towards having it in the game (since having this functionality should take care of that whole law that supposedly was the reason there was no text chat in the first place).



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