TeamSpeak is an awesome little
voice chat program that is widely used with games. I have installed
Teamspeak on to our game server and it is open for all community
members to use for free. Form teams for the games we play and work
together, deploying tactics and coordinating Teamplay or just hang
out and use it as a means to chat with other community members! To download it
please click the following link and choose the version that is right
for your operating system.
Once downloaded and installed you can open it to be presented with
the window shown below.
From here you can manually join the server, alternatively click this
From here you can
log on to our server. First click the Connections dropdown menu
and then click Connect. The following window will open:
Now just enter the
server's IP and pick a nickname for yourself, it is probably best if
you use a nickname that is the same as your
game names so everyone knows who you are when you are speaking.
Click connect and that's it! You are now talking with the rest of
community members that use TeamSpeak! :)
Setting up a Microphone/Push-To-Talk
If there are a lot
of people in a channel or your computer is in a room that is shared
by others meaning background noise is picked up by your microphone
you may want to set up Push-To-Talk mode. This is also how you
ensure your microphone is set up properly so you may want to try
this if you are having trouble getting your microphone to pick up.
To set up Push-To-Talk mode or to ensure your microphone is selected
first click on the Settings dropdown menu and then click Options or
alternatively press the Alt and P keys.
Once you have opened
options you'll need to click on the Capture menu item on the left
hand side and you will see the window shown below.
Make sure your capture device is set
up as your Microphone then click the Push-to-Talk radio (circle)
button. Next click on the button to the right of the Push-to-Talk
radio button which will let set a custom key for the Push-to-Talk
mode. This means that your microphone will only record when you are
pushing the key or mouse button you have selected. This effectively
solves any background noise problems you may be getting. Personally
I use the browser back button on my mouse as I have a five button
mouse and find that this is the most convenient button for me to
use. Mostly because when playing a game my hand is usually always on
the mouse so pressing it to communicate isn't any extra hardship. :P
I hope you will all enjoy using TeamSpeak, don't forget to read the
rules below, and I hope to chat with you soon!
TeamSpeak Rules and Player Complaints
TeamSpeak is an
infinitely convenient platform for community members to meet,
socialize, and coordinate in a real-time environment.
However, for those of you who would use it, there are several
reasonable rules we expect you to follow:
Respect other community members.
2) Do not
abuse other people on the channel.
includes racial slurs, personal assaults, verbal violence and
will be zero tolerance towards anyone violating this rule. If we
have proof someone crossed this line they will be banned without
harassing, flaming or grieving.
know that sometimes the line might seem vague, but as a rule of
thumb: If someone asks you to stop doing something, within
reason, you should be considerate towards their request.
time offenders will be muted for a day.
Second time offenders will be muted indefinitely.
time offenders will be restricted to penalty channels or banned,
depending on severity.
includes both microphone and chat
understand that sometimes it's easy to get carried away, just be
wary of the people sharing the channel with you, and if they ask
you to stop mic/chat spamming then promptly do so.
Repeated offenses will result in microphone/chat mute,
pornography either linked in chat or set as avatar.
of the community members are very young and are not to be
exposed to this kind of content.
Offenders will have privileges removed, confined to penalty
channels, or banned, depending on severity.
If you witness anyone breaking the aforementioned rules, or have
been abused/harassed by a fellow
member of the community, we ask that you take the following steps to
report the offence:
A) Document the offense.
is so you can provide the Outbreak Gaming staff with evidence so
that they may promptly deal with the offender in question.
the offense was typed, we recommend that you take a screenshot
of the TeamSpeak chat-box using the PrintScreen key on your
keyboard then paste into paint and save the resulting file.
Otherwise, you may record conversations by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+T.
This may deter the offender from further speaking, but that's
also a plus.
B) File a
complaint by Right-clicking the offending user and then click Make a
Complaint. Fill out the window that then appears and press OK to
submit the complaint. It will then be looked into by one of our
TeamSpeak staff. You can send any proof that you have about the
issue to them by our forums. This will allow us to deal with the
issue as quickly as possible.
Whatever you do, do NOT under any circumstances try to retaliate
towards the offender:
usually just encourages them to continue. If someone is being
obnoxious they aren't likely to change their ways if you attack
you break the community's rules, even if provoked, then you WILL
be held accountable. There will be no excuses.
that's out of the way. Enjoy! Have fun! That's what we're all here
for, after all!