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Old 12-04-2019, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Why not integrate SRS instead of your in-house VOIP?

As the title asks, why doesn't ED work with the creator of SRS to integrate this piece of software into DCS? Here's why I think it makes perfect sense to do so:

1.) SRS has years of development and refinement behind it, and is widely recognised as being basically perfect for DCS. ED can't hope to match the quality and features of SRS without several years of effort.

2.) Due to the fact that SRS is so good, nobody is using the extremely limited VOIP feature that ED has recently deployed. The community will not migrate to an inferior solution.

3.) The creator has expressed that he'd love for SRS to be integrated into DCS.

So then, why is ED trying to reinvent the wheel when there's a brilliant solution already available, and which the creator of has expressed willingness to include within DCS?

I'm sure the community would love to hear what ED's thoughts are on this matter.
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:46 PM   #2
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Have you ever tried to support code written by other people?
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Old 12-04-2019, 04:57 PM   #3
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So much else to do/finish/deliver, reinventing the wheel is surprising


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Old 12-04-2019, 05:15 PM   #4
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Have you ever tried to support code written by other people?
I did. It's the worst place in hell you'll be in. But I didn't ask those questions
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:27 PM   #5
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So then, why is ED trying to reinvent the wheel when there's a brilliant solution already available, and which the creator of has expressed willingness to include within DCS?
I am sure most folks would prefer ED's own integrated solution over some external, third party mod... Since ED already laid out the development plan, it will be greatly enhanced down the line from its initial start.
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:42 PM   #6
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Umm, most major pieces of software development leverage multiple external tools, plug-ins and code. I've worked on several in the past, and this was standard practice...
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Old 12-04-2019, 05:48 PM   #7
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Btw, it's very sad to see this suggestion got moved to an obscure part of the forum where it won't be noticed. Oh well, hopefully Dice will consider what the community desires.
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thats insulting that you think we dont read the rest of the forum
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As the title asks, why doesn't ED work with the creator of SRS to integrate this piece of software into DCS? Here's why I think it makes perfect sense to do so:

1.) SRS has years of development and refinement behind it, and is widely recognised as being basically perfect for DCS. ED can't hope to match the quality and features of SRS without several years of effort.

2.) Due to the fact that SRS is so good, nobody is using the extremely limited VOIP feature that ED has recently deployed. The community will not migrate to an inferior solution.

3.) The creator has expressed that he'd love for SRS to be integrated into DCS.

So then, why is ED trying to reinvent the wheel when there's a brilliant solution already available, and which the creator of has expressed willingness to include within DCS?

I'm sure the community would love to hear what ED's thoughts are on this matter.

1. Yes, True the SRS Mod is more developed.
2. No, There are plenty of servers and users that use the integrated VOIP, As A lot of users do NOT want to install 3rd Party Mods.
3. It's not as simple as "Here's my Mod Code, You can have it" if that were the case, we'd still have support for the Hawk.

Dedicated VOIP was one of the most requested features behind Dynamic Campaign.
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Old 12-04-2019, 07:38 PM   #10
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Its a 3rd party tool that works using 3rd party options and 3rd party connectivity. By building a new integrated system, you will improve performance.

You can't just copy and paste the code. RIght now it runs as an external client, thats how all of the code is written. Having a built in client will require a lot of different coding. ANd most of us that use SRS would much prefer to use an integrated option.

As a server owner, I -HATE- having to update the SRS server client at random times because of when he decided to drop a patch. If its integrated in the game, its always patched when my game is also patched. Its one less thing I need to separately patch and manage.

Even the maker of SRS himself has said he prefers the idea of ED making their own VOIP system. So if the maker thinks its the better option, than its likely the better option.
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