New Website, Intro Video, and Contest
by Florence on Oct 15, 2010
Greetings to all TeamSpeak communities.
It is our pleasure to welcome you to our new website and introduce our all new Addons website at http://addons.teamspeak.com. In celebration, we are launching an Addons Contest in conjunction with Alienware™, Razer™, and Bigfoot Networks™ where we will be giving away over $7000 in cash & prizes. A total of 3 Alienware M11x laptops will be given away to the top contestants in one of the following Addons categories:
... as well as numerous Razer bundles each consisting of a Razer Lycosa™ keyboard, Razer Carcharias™ headset, Razer Imperator™ mouse, and Razer Vespula™ mouse pad. Bigfoot Networks is also sponsoring several Killer™ 2100 gaming NICs. In addition, one lucky grand prize winner will take home $3000 USD in CASH! For complete details please visit http://addons.teamspeak.com/contest.php.
Last but not least, we would like to invite you to view our all new TeamSpeak promotional video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPT5wMQ-KKA which is the result of community feedback and contributions from various existing customers. Please share and pass it on to your friends. We hope you enjoy it!
Thank you all for your continued support for TeamSpeak.
- TeamSpeak Team
Server 3.0.0-beta29 Available
by Florence on Sep 29, 2010
We are happy to announce the release of a new server build with version 3.0.0-beta29. This version introduces several new features and performance optimizations. Encryption of voice packets (that was previously always on) is now a configurable option and is off by default. Disabling encryption is especially useful for big servers as it cuts down on CPU usage. Voice data encryption is configurable on a server basis or on a per channel basis.
Here's the full list of changes:
Drop us a line in our Community Forums if you have bugs to report. Thank you!
=== Server Release 3.0.0-beta29 29 Sep 2010
! Voice packets are now not transfered encrypted by default. Added options to configure this behavior on virtual server or per channel level. Clients of versions beta29 and earlier will not be able to communicate with new clients.
! removed permission i_client_kick_power and i_client_needed_kick_power
! certain log messages, like query and accounting wont go anymore to the database
! serverquery sends between the ts3 prompt also a new welcome message
! token functions renamed to privilegekey (privilegekeyadd, privilegekeydelete, privilegekeyuse, privilegekeylist) old function names are still working but will be removed.
+ added permissions i_client_kick_from_server_power, i_client_needed_kick_from_server_power, i_client_kick__from_channel_power, i_client_needed_kick_from_channel_power
+ added permissions b_channel_modify_make_codec_encrypted, b_virtualserver_modify_codec_encryption_mode
+ client kick from channel wont check for i_client_needed_move_power / i_client_move_power
- fixed clientIDCache issues
- property "instance_uptime" is now in seconds since 1970
- fixed removing an offline client from channelgroup wont be logged
- fixed issues with serversnapshotdeploy and using invalid filepaths
- fixed issues with serversnapshotdeploy and writing zero database entries
- fixed issues with serversnapshotdeploy where a failed deploy left invalid data
- fixed users are shown in weblist, even when a server with reserved slots is empty
- TeamSpeak Team
Server 3.0.0-beta26 Reintroduces Web Server List
by Florence on Jul 29, 2010
this is the announcement for the next TeamSpeak 3 Open Beta release, named 3.0.0-beta26. To use the new features like Web Server List and also the country code display on clients you will require a 3.0.0-beta23 client, which will be released shortly.
Here is the list of changes:
=== Server Release 3.0.0-beta26 29 Jul 2010
+ introduced webserverlist
+ added servergroupcopy and channelgroupcopy commands (check docu for details)
+ server welcome messages are now allowed to be multi-line
+ windows uses now a trayicon, use commandline parameter "open_win_console=1"
if you want to open an console window
+ query command serverlist got new optional parameter "-onlyoffline" which
shows only virtualservers which are not running (check docu for details)
+ added client property CLIENT_COUNTRY, contains country code for the client
which is extracted from the used ip
+ added support for whisper to servergroups, channelgroups, channelcommander
+ clientlist shows CLIENT_IS_CHANNELCOMMANDER (with option -voice)
+ clientinfo shows CLIENT_IP (you need the b_client_remoteaddress_view permission for that)
- unsubscribe client from channel on clientmove if client does not got the
- fixed clientdblist and "-count" showing always zero
- fixed bug with reserved slots that could allow admins that did not have the
privilege to modify the max slot count to let more clients onto their server
than specified in the max slot count setting.
- fixed bug where auto pruned clients could lead to a critical
- fixed plugincommand where we used the channel subscriber list instead
of real client members only.
- fixed that antiflood options needed an virtualserver restart to take affect
! query command "use" wont start a virtualserver in virtualmode anymore without
given optional parameter "-virtual"
! interval client pruning disabled
Server 3.0.0-beta25 Released w/Security Fix
by Florence on Jun 17, 2010
TeamSpeak 3 Server 3.0.0-beta25 has just been released to address a recently discovered security and crash exploit. Please upgrade your servers!
It was recently brought to our attention that a ciritical bug in TeamSpeak 3 Server 3.0.0-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 3.0.0-beta25 build has now been released.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you upgrade all your TeamSpeak 3 Server instances to 3.0.0-beta25 as soon as possible. The new server download is available on our Downloads page as usual.
- TeamSpeak Team
Happy Easter, TS3 Final, and More
by Florence on Apr 4, 2010
Fellow TeamSpeak Communities..
Easter is upon us...a time for rejoicing with friends and family. We wish to extend our warmest wishes to you on this Easter Sunday and express our continued gratitude for your support and participation throughout our communities...as well as your confidence in our products.
We are also pleased to report that we have just concluded our final stage of planning for the final release of TeamSpeak 3. We have listened closely to your comments and feedback and we can assure you that we have made every effort to carefully consider and revise our goals and milestones prior to deeming TeamSpeak 3 a final product. Among these considerations and at the top of our priority list are two key items: simplification and ease of use. We are therefore committing a great deal of time and effort toward this process and we are confident that you will be pleased with the end result.
In addition to core bug fixes and simplification of TeamSpeak 3 prior to its final release version, we are also introducing a new feature -- TeamSpeak 3 DNS. As a teaser all we can tell you at this time is that this feature is similar to Apache's virtual host system and will allow you to for example specify a server address such as customer1.host1.com which will direct you to 188.8.131.52:9987, and customer2.host1.com will direct you to 184.108.40.206:9988, etc. So in essence a port # will optionally no longer be required for connectivity.
Last but not least, in the coming weeks we will once again be focusing on adding content to the new Tutorials section of our website, including advanced tutorials which we know many of you are waiting for. We have received a lot of positive feedback regarding our tutorials and are also working on subtitle translations to German. If you haven't already visited this area please take a moment to do so as our goal is to help educate you on the many powerful features TeamSpeak 3 has to offer...especially those you may not be aware of.
Once again thank you, best wishes, and Happy Easter.
- TeamSpeak Team
Progress, Tips, and Other News
by Florence on Feb 3, 2010
Greetings all TeamSpeak communities.
We are very hard at work with new builds and bug fixes, largely based on your testing and feedback. We appreciate more than ever your participation in continuing to make TeamSpeak 3 a solid product. Many of you have asked "when will the TS3 beta be over?" The short answer is, "when we feel TeamSpeak 3 is ready and no major bug fixes nor milestones remain." That said, however, we can assure you we will not be in beta forever...and probably no later than sometime Q2 of 2010, open beta will come to a close and TeamSpeak 3.0 Final will be released. Of course ongoing development, improvements, etc. will still continue well after Final.
In particular, we greatly appreciate the participation and feedback from hosters (ATHP and non-profits alike) who have helped us debug and further test the TeamSpeak 3 server. We know how challenging it can be at times to be on the support and technical side of things, as opposed to just the end user or client side. That being said, we also know many of you still have questions particularly with regard to server setup, tokens, permissions, and how to use the query port.
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, we have decided to also publish the same information on our Literature page where 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
We also re-invite you to participate on either or both our Twitter and Facebook presence. Brief news spurts, tips, or general information is often more frequently updated there than in our global news area here. Also, let us remind you that our TeamSpeak 3 Customization forums are rapidly growing and we are very excited about the ongoing community participation. Want to change your icon set, sounds, or make the Client look like one of your favorite online games? Try visiting these forums and see for yourself what all the excitement is about.
For our technical communities, we also know that you are wondering what happened to publishing new Dev Blog updates lately. In short, the dev team is *very busy* and it is difficult to find time to post quality, new dev blog information. So we're proposing something new going forward. Florence, our Director of Sales, will be extracting information based on his direct communication with the dev team and at a minimum, we will be publishing new dev blog information at least once per month. You can expect the first new dev blog to arrive this month.
New Client and Server Releases
Last but not least, we have new releases as follows:Please continue to upgrade your software as frequently as possible...and as a reminder, if you are still using a Client OLDER THAN beta9, you will need to manually upgrade. Beginning with beta9 and going forward, auto-updates for the Client are available by simply launching the Client application which automatically checks for updates.
Once again we thank you for your continued feedback and support. We are very excited about what we have in store for TeamSpeak 3 this year. Thank you all.
- TeamSpeak Team