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Andy Parish

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TeamSpeak
« on: Wed, 27 Feb 2008, 23:48:51 »
One of the recurring questions at Sunday's meeting was whether TeamSpeak support was included as part of the group's new web presence. It wasn't... but it is now.

We've got ourselves a TeamSpeak server on a trial basis to see how popular it proves to be. If support is strong, we'll retain it - if not, we'll drop it! The server will currently support 10 concurrent users and if this doesn't prove to be enough, we can easily increase the numbers.

There's a block on the Portal Home Page (not the forum home page) which shows the current server status together with who's online, and there's a link at the top of the block that will sign you on to the server as a guest, but identified by the name that appears to the left of your posts in this forum.

If there's an admin online when you're there, we'll do what is necessary to register you which does grant you some additional rights.

If you don't have TeamSpeak already, then you need to go to www.goteamspeak.com to download it. Please follow the documentation to get it installed, and make sure that you're able to successfully run a local test before connecting to the server. Please also disable voice activated transmit.

We will be posting a more detailed setup guide when we've written it, but were keen to get the functionality available to everyone as soon as possible.

This topic is locked, so please post any support questions in the "Help" section of the board.
« Last Edit: Thu, 28 Feb 2008, 09:19:35 by Andy Parish »

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Re: TeamSpeak
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 03 Apr 2008, 20:40:30 »
OK... Some of you out there have asked questions about how to go about installing and setting up TeamSpeak. I'll try to answer your questions here...

Downloading the File

At the time of writing, the download is available from http://www.goteamspeak.com/?page=downloads - the specific download you're looking for is the first in the list, the TeamSpeak 2 Client. If this is a first time install, you want the full package (~5.5Mb).


Installing

Installation is pretty straightforward with no difficult decisions that need taking.


Configuring

When you fire up TeamSpeam for the first time, things will be pretty sparse! You need to make sure that people will hear you before you connect though, so...

  • From the "Settings" menu, head to the "Sound Settings" dialog. Configure the "voice send method" to "Push to talk" as there's nothing worse than listening to a voice-activated sniff  ;), then choose your "PTT" switch by clicking on the "Set" button. Most of us use either a "Control" key or an "Alt" key as it doesn't have undesired side-effects.
  • Then you're going to need to do a "local test". Set the Test Codec to "Speex 25.9Kbit" as that's what the server is using. Click on "Activate local test mode" to start the test. When you press your chosen PTT button, you should see the lamp light green, and when you talk when holding the PTT, you should hear yourself with a slight delay
  • Troubleshooting reasons for NOT hearing yourself can be complicated, but you should check your sound settings (from experience, make sure the microphone is turned on!); check on the "Settings \ Options" dialog that the expected sound devices are selected. If that doesn't work, try "Direct Sound" instead of "Wave" in the same dialog.


Talking

When you're all set up, click on your name in the TeamSpeak block to the right side of the website (second block down) and come in and join us!