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Positional audio

Please note that Mumble works with all games as a regular voice chat application.

The games below are the ones we've added positional sound support for, so that the voice of your teammates come from their direction in game. This feature can be enabled as follows:

  1. Check "Advanced" in the Configure|Settings menu
  2. Go to Plugins and check "Link to Game and Transmit Position"
  3. In Audio Output check "Positional Audio"
  4. If you use a headset or headphones then check "Headphones".

Just because your game says it is a different version from the plugin does not necessarily mean that the plugin will not work.

It is possible that some plugins are outdated in the current release; in that case please check the lists below.

Please note that we won't update the plugins for Mumble 1.1.8

If your server is still running 1.1.8 we suggest that you install Mumble and Murmur 1.2.0. It contains a backwards compatible 1.1.x client that is able to use the new plugins. To update its plugins, start Mumble 1.2.0, and its auto-updater will download the latest plugins.

If there is no update for the plugin, please create a bugreport here.

If you want to add support for a game and you are able to modify the source of this game you can use the Link plugin. If you cannot modify the source of the game you want to add this guide should help.

Supported Games

Basic support means that the games don't use the extended positional audio features of Mumble 1.2, but still allow positioning.


Games supported in the current releases:

Game Version Platform Filename Mumble 1.2 / 1.1.x
Age of Chivalry Build 3740 Win32 aoc.dll Yes
Battlefield 2 1.41 Win32 bf2.dll Yes
Battlefield 2142 1.50 Win32 bf2142.dll Yes
Battlefield Heroes All Win32 bfheroes.dll Yes
Call of Duty 2 1.3 Win32 cod2.dll Basic support
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 1.7.568 Win32 cod4.dll Yes
Call of Duty: World at War 1.6.1252 Win32 cod5.dll Basic support
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Multiplayer + Special Ops



Win32 codmw2.dll


Counter-Strike: Source Build 3945 Win32 css.dll Yes
Day of Defeat Source Build 3930 Win32 dods.dll Yes
Dystopia Build 3698 Win32 dys.dll Yes
Garry's Mod 11 Build 3791 Win32 gmod.dll Yes
Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Build 3945 Win32 hl2dm.dll Yes
Insurgency: Modern Infantry Combat Build 3698 Win32 insurgency.dll Yes
Left 4 Dead Build 4023 Win32 l4d.dll Basic support
Team Fortress 2 Build 4013 Win32 tf2.dll Yes
Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory 2.60b Win32 wolfet.dll Basic support
World of Warcraft 3.2.2 (Euro) Win32 wow.dll Yes

Native support

Games supported in the current stable release through the Link plugin:

Game Version Mumble 1.1.8 Mumble 1.2 / 1.1.x
Warsow ? Yes Basic support
Sauerbraten ? Yes Basic support
ioquake3 ? Yes Basic support
Regnum-Online ? Yes Basic support
Revenge of the Cats: Ethernet >= prototype 1.6 Yes Basic support
ezQuake 2.0 alpha Yes Basic support


The overlay is a feature that will overlay the nicknames of users in the channel or users talking over your currently running game. That means you will be able to see who's listening and talking ingame.

Mumble provides overlay support for Games using Direct3D 9/10 or OpenGL on Windows and OpenGL using games on Linux/OSX.

Incompatible games

Games that are known to have major issues with the Mumble overlay:

  • Combat Arms (overlay causes CA to crash after map changes; overlay will not display unless one joins a server and then leaves it)
  • Supreme Commander (Multiplayer)
  • Vanguard (crashes to desktop when overlay is enabled)

Games that are known to have minor issues with the Mumble overlay:

  • Any of the "Dawn of War" series (overlay will not display)
  • Warcraft 3 (overlay will not display)

If you would like to disable the overlay for a certain game (because you do not want it in that particular game, or that game has issues with the overlay), and do not want to disable the overlay altogether, put a file named nooverlay (without any extensions) in the same folder as the game executable is located. This will tell Mumble that you do not want the overlay in this particular game.