Por Lagazo - Publicado diciembre 19, 2009 3:43 pm
Teamspeak 3 es lo más cercano a Duke Nukem Forever en lo que a software gamer se refiere. Tras años de desarrollo y anuncios de lanzamiento, finalmente el sucesor del popular software de comunicación por voz ha llegado a su fecha de lanzamiento público.
Según leemos en la documentación, los cambios de Teamspeak 3 respecto de su antecesor son realmente profundos – y para bien – incluyendo varias decenas de nuevas funciones entre las que se cuentan Avatares, la posibilidad de conectarse a varios servidores de forma simultánea (con pestañas) o el nuevo sistema de sub-canales que nos permite tener varios sub-sub-canales con sus propias contraseñas y calidades de audio.
Para quienes no se hayan enterado, Teamspeak 3 hizo su primera aparición pública en America’s Army 3, al ser integrado dentro del juego como el sistema de Voz por Ip que nos permite hablar con los compañeros de equipo, y debo decir que la calidad de audio en AA3 es bastante buena.
Recién estamos haciendo unas pruebas con el servidor de Teamspeak 3 en LagZero para ver la posibilidad de reemplazar nuestro antiguo Teamspeak 2, pero en el intertanto, los invitamos a dar una prueba a la nueva versión que pueden descargar desde el Sitio oficial de Teamspeak.
A la vuelta del salto, viene la lista completa de novedades de Teamspeak 3 (en inglés) para que puedan hacerse una idea de que es que podrán encontrar en este gran software. [TSFAN MODE ON] ¿Que es Ventrilo? [/TSFAN MODE OFF]
Gracias Andres_CL por el tip!
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.