Hello all, if you are not aware there is a useful little teamspeak 3 app for your mobile cell phones!
Over at the main TeamSpeak site the News is that TS3 is almost feature complete!, apparently the TeamSpeak 3 FINAL is going to be released sometime around Q1 of 2011. In terms of development they are in the process of dotting their last I’s and crossing their last T’s. It is expected that within the next few weeks they will release a release candidate (RC1). This is meant to bring TeamSpeak 3 one step closer towards the Final release and finally mark the end of open beta.
TeamSpeak 3 final should include:
A basic/advance toggle mode for the permissions system to help less experienced server admins. The basic permissions mode will be the default startup mode for new server installs.
An overhauled sound system which features echo cancelation and significant reduction in voice latency.
A completely redone default sound pack (much higher sound quality, recorded in a studio by a voiceover professional).
An improved TCP stack which addresses several performance and stability issues for some of our larger hosters.
Hello all, teamspeak as of yesterday released new client beta 35 files and server files beta 29… if you already have the client installed it will give you the option to auto update on starting the TS 3 Client.
IMPORTANT – TeamSpeak 3 Server Beta25 has just been released to address a recently discovered security and crash exploit. Your servers will need to be upgraded now!!
It was recently brought to our attention that a ciritical bug in TeamSpeak 3 Server Beta23 or earlier allows a malicious user to execute server admin commands without having admin privileges as well as cause server instabilities. These security issues were addressed immediately after we received knowledge of the exploit and a new Server Beta25 build has now been released.
*** IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED BY Teamspeak 3 that you upgrade all your TeamSpeak 3 Servers to Beta25 as soon as possible! The new server download is available on the main Teamspeak 3 sites Downloads page here…. Teamspeak 3
Hello all, are you looking for an overlay program for Teamspeak 3 ? then look no further look here….. Teamspeak 3 Overlay
Hello all, if you wish to make a TS 3 block for phpnuke its very easy, basically you just create your block file ie: block-ts3.php then add this simple piece of code…
|Server Beta25 Released w/Security Fix
by Florence on Jun 17, 2010
|** IMPORTANT **
TeamSpeak 3 Server Beta 25 has just been released to address a recent discovered security and crash exploit. Its very important to update your servers now!
It was recently brought to their attention that a ciritical bug in TeamSpeak 3 Server Beta23 or earlier allows a malicious user to execute server admin commands without having admin privileges as well as cause server instabilities. The security issues were addressed immediately after they received knowledge of the exploit and a new Server Beta25 build has now been released.
Over at Teamspeak they are hard at work with their new builds and fixing bugs on their latest TS3 Client and TS3 Server file releases with the suport of all the TS3 beta testers testing and feedback. Many are asking, “when will the Teamspeak 3 beta testing be finished?” The Teamspeak reply is common sense really, “when they feel TeamSpeak 3 is ready and no major bug fixes or milestones remain.” They have issued a release date of around Quarter two of 2010, then open beta will finally come to a close and TS 3.0 Final will be released.
Server Setup, Tokens, Permissions, and Query Guides
Some of you may have overlooked the fact that documentation exists in the /doc folder of any server installation specifically with regard to each of these areas. So Teamspeak have decided to also publish the same information in their Literature page you will find here: Literature
You will find…
- TeamSpeak 3 Server Quick Start.txt
- TeamSpeak 3 Token Guide.txt
- TeamSpeak 3 Permissions Guide.txt
- TeamSpeak 3 Server Query Manual.pdf
Twitter/Facebook, and TS3 Customization
Teamspeak also re-invite you to participate on either or both their Twitter and Facebook presence. Generally brief news, tips, or just general information is more frequently updated there than in their global news area . Also, just a recap to remind you that their TeamSpeak 3 Customization forums are rapidly growing and they are very excited about the ongoing community participation.
Teamspeak 3 New Features
During the last months, the TeamSpeak development team has revealed several new features of their upcoming product.
Voice Quality and Latency
TeamSpeak’s most important feature – the talking part – is already implemented. TeamSpeak 3 is using a much higher audio codec resulting in much clearer voice quality. In addition, the developers have already significantly lowered the latency of speech compared with TeamSpeak 2 and other voice communication software solutions. TeamSpeak 3 will support the latest Speex and CELT codecs and provides automatic microphone adjustment, advanced noise reduction, and echo cancelation.
TeamSpeak 3 now features fully integrated 3D sound support which allows for spatial placement of sound effects and audio streams. This creates the illusion of a sound source being placed anywhere in three dimensional space, including behind, to the left of, to the right of, above, or below the listener.
TeamSpeak 3 will introduce a new permission system which will be similar to what is present in TeamSpeak 2, but will contain far greater flexibility. Instead of using pre-defined user groups, TeamSpeak 3 provides your organization with an additional level of information access and control by allowing you to create custom user groups.
You should all know how a moderated channel works with TeamSpeak 2. With TS3, the devs took this concept to the next level. You can now configure a Minimum Talk Power variable for each channel. Every client has his own Talk Power, which he has received through the permission groups the user is assigned to. A client with a Talk Power of 20 can speak in every channel with a Minimum Talk Power of 20 or lower. Effectively this means that with a TS3 group setup similar to the hard-coded TS2 groups, you can now create a channel where everybody can talk, one where only members and higher can talk, one where only server admins can talk, etc.
TeamSpeak 3 will introduce a new channel tree structure which supports an infinite number of levels in depth. Sub-Channels will no longer automatically inherit the flags of their parent Channel so every Channel can have it’s own password and persmission settings.
The TeamSpeak 3 client will allow you to connect to multiple TeamSpeak 3 servers at once, similar to tabbed-browsing. This was one of the many highly requested features for TeamSpeak 3.
The deveopers have decided to allow the user to store his preferred servers as bookmarks, just like you all know from your favorite web browser. This means that the TeamSpek 3 client will provide a new bookmarks manager which will probably allow the user to manage his favorites more efficient.
One nice graphical feature in TS3 is the ability to configure an avatar which will be displayed when people click on your name. This is similar to what is possible in our forums, and adds some personality to the people you talk with.
The TeamSpeak 3 client will allow the user to set his own key bindings. According to the official developer blog, the new inteface will support nearly all kinds of input devices, such as joysticks and gamepads. The developers also plan to support things like push-to-mute which requires support to bind actions to button-down and button-up events.
The text messaging system of TeamSpeak 3 will be an entirely different, and much improved experience compared to TeamSpeak 2. All your messages may contain plain text but you are also able to use BB code tags to emphasize certain words or phrases by making them (for example) bold or italic.
The TeamSpeak 3 client will provide an URL catcher which is used to store URLs mentioned during a chat. A similar feature is known from mIRC – a shareware IRC client for Windows.
Per Server Capture and Playback Devices
The developers have recently allocated time for is implementing per server capture and playback devices. This new feature allows you to do some really cool things like hook up two USB headsets to your computer, connect to two different TeamSpeak 3 servers using the client’s new tabbed voice-comming feature (see above), hand one headset to a friend and be able to talk as if you were running two entirely separate clients.
TeamSpeak 3 will introduce sound packs. The idea here is to allow all the sounds that are played when some action occurs to be packaged, and distributed easily. When TeamSpeak 3 is released, anyone will be able to create his own soundpack and share it with other users easily.
TeamSpeak 3 will will give users the ability to translate the software into their own language. Both server and client will be UTF-8 native so all languages can be supported.
The developers are building up a new, powerful Server Query (formerly known as TCP Query) component to TeamSpeak 3. The Server Query interface can be switched into an interactive mode which gives you the ability to use the up/down cursor keys for cycling between the last given commands. You can also use the backspace key to edit the current command-line even if you’re using Microsoft’s Telnet client.
Web Administration Interface
The web administration interface will not be part of the server. Instead it will consist of a PHP-based web application, which can handle multiple virtual servers and server instances at once. The main application of this new interface will be for server farming or maintenance of servers by host providers, since normal end-users will be able to do all configuration and administration of the server from within the new TeamSpeak 3 client.
Database Plugin System The TeamSpeak 3 server will now support a database plugin system so for example developers can now write their own plugin for a completely proprietary database if they so desire.