I would like to use my computer microphone to play Portal 2 with a friend.
The problem is that the mic comes in way too quiet. When using Ubuntu, I have an option to set the microphone volume to 400%, and the quality is such that it actually sounds fine at this volume and I can refrain from yelling into the mic with my lips 1-inch away.
Is there a way to do something similar on Windows XP?
I've been looking around for an hour but don't see a way...