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woofiedog
08-03-2004, 10:42 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifI just picked up a new PC Game... Engmia Rising Tide and it has Voice Command for controling either the Sub's or Surface Ships in the Game.
It would be mint if you could use this feature in any of the IL-2 Multi Play, QMB or FMB settings for controling AI or Wingman flying with you on a Mission.
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gifI don't Know if any of you have tried this Game... but it's a Great Feature.

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woofiedog
08-03-2004, 10:42 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifI just picked up a new PC Game... Engmia Rising Tide and it has Voice Command for controling either the Sub's or Surface Ships in the Game.
It would be mint if you could use this feature in any of the IL-2 Multi Play, QMB or FMB settings for controling AI or Wingman flying with you on a Mission.
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gifI don't Know if any of you have tried this Game... but it's a Great Feature.

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Yellonet
08-04-2004, 03:04 AM
There are 3rd party voice recognition software that can be used with IL-2, don't remember the name though.

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Rola.
08-04-2004, 03:10 AM
Voice recognition software was always a troublesome and not-so-reliable thing for me (maybe I have lousy English pronunciation http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif), but if the recognition engine was truly efficient, commanding your AI wingmen via speech would be a cool feature, highly increasing the immersion.

The main problem is that UBIsoft always releases multilanguage versions of their software, so they'd be forced to include many recognition engines for English, French, German, Russian... and that = $$$.

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FI-SouthPaw
08-04-2004, 03:46 AM
In Louisiana, our southern drawl caused the automated voice recognition software for 911 to fail.

If they can't get an emergency system working properly, I have trouble believing that such a system will work well in a game.

:FI:South-Paw

splindy
08-04-2004, 04:28 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FI-SouthPaw:
In Louisiana, our southern drawl caused the automated voice recognition software for 911 to fail.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Same would happen here in Germany the more you come to the south. Even in our squad it´s sometimes difficult to understand our bavarian member.... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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OldMan____
08-04-2004, 05:12 AM
Hey.. I once lived in Bavaria .. and can tell the same of the north folks from germany! :P :P

If brute force does not solve your problem... you are not using enough!

Rola.
08-04-2004, 05:15 AM
And in the middle of battle none of us says calmly: "Wingman - two - combat - check my six", but rather "Sh**! Somebody get those ****ers off my tail!".

And what would our AI wingman respond to such desperate call?

"Syntax error - please repeat command or check if your mike is connected or adjust volume settings or contact the software manufacturer." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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John_Stag
08-04-2004, 05:35 AM
I dabble with Voice Commander2 on and off. You can train it to recognise your own speech, so accent, in theroy, isn't a problem. you don't get syntax errors, but the porgram will do something upon hearing a command, unfortunately not always appropriate to the situation; eg: "anyone, clear my tail!" could get the response: "Rodger, we're returning to base." http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/1072.gif

Potential is fantastic, if only it were 100% reliable...

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Corporal: Officers to the mess, NCO's to the Guardroom, Sir!

:Like hell you are, they're responsible for all this, get them to clean it up!

Corporal: But what about the officers, Sir?

:Give 'em a bloody shovel.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

lil_labbit
08-04-2004, 05:39 AM
Well if you want Firefox technology in WWII ...
http://clans.gameclubcentral.com/shoot/documentation.php
try shoot http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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FI_Macca44
08-04-2004, 07:27 AM
in the great sim caled Sub Command there is voice recognition feature,works perfectly,really love it.I really miss the feature in Il-2,but it would be better if we had a wider choice of orders-climb 1000 feet,etc, and many more...

SithSpeeder
08-04-2004, 03:10 PM
I use a voice recognition program called Shoot 1.6 which is fully configurable.

First, nearly all of the AI commands have keywords, like "Help me!" for "Wingman Help Me" or "1 attack fighters" for "Zveno 1 Attack Fighters". This adds much immersion factor to offline gaming, IMHO. These came with the utility and can be custom tweaked with a text editor.

Second, I have even scripted my most used chat messages like "Good Kill" for "Good Kill--Salute!" sent to ALL.

Third, you can even put game controls into voice comms, like lights, landing lights, flaps, speed up (speed time up), slow down, etc.

Fourth, you can run it in conjunction with voice comm software, just give it a different Push-to-talk button. On my X-45, I use the Launch button on the top of the stick for my voice comm programs and PinkieShift-Launch for the voice recognition software.

The only downside to the program on my system is that is sometimes gets "lost" (i.e., disabled) in the middle of a game. But this is unusual.

Note that I have no affiliation with the creator of Shoot 1.6...it's just a cool utility!

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SeaFireLIV
08-04-2004, 04:25 PM
I use a voiceflux program and have absolutely no problems.

I use it all the time to command my wingman and call the tower. It makes you faster and quicker.
Perhaps it works well for me because I have a relatively clear english voice.

There WERE a couple of problems : Don`t set up commands too long. Keep them clear and to the point ie: Attack All Ground, Return to base are quite brief. The longest words are `I am in trouble` , although you can link words like : `Squad Two, Attack All ground.`

Second problem I found was it fails to recognise all my `H` starting words. Saying `Help` is no good, so `I am in trouble` took over. Perhaps it`s the way I start the `H` of each word?

The most amazing thing is I don`t have to talk like a robot to be understood!
I am so used to it now I only miss the little banter that you can have with real pilots in online comms.

Anyway, it works perfectly with me.
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WTE_Galway
08-04-2004, 07:40 PM
Do remember that to be authenticate you must pronounce the commnads correctly in the appropriate language .. generally german or russian

if your accent is wrong the wingmen will assume you are a spy trying to mislead them and ignore you

woofiedog
08-04-2004, 10:33 PM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifSithSpeeder and SeafireLIV... are these the same programs or are they totally different that you are using? I'd like to give this a try.
The Engmia Rising-Tide Voice Command works well with no gitches so far and is pretty much straight forward in use.
IL-2 would definatly be improved with voice communactions while flying... freeing up time spent using the tab commands.
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SithSpeeder
08-05-2004, 12:21 AM
Totally different, I believe. Checkout http://clans.gameclubcentral.com/shoot/

Good luck!

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woofiedog
08-05-2004, 02:48 AM
http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gifThank's SithSpeeder... I'm going to give this program a run when I get a little time this week. Looks pretty good.
The AI in the Game have been flying better missions after the last patch and following their Air Missions... this might be very interesting.
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FI_Macca44
08-06-2004, 04:06 PM
Guys, could you give me some advice concerning using Voice Flux with Il? How can I cerate a profile etc and use it with Il FB?

Thx

LeadSpitter_
08-06-2004, 04:10 PM
voice "enable deltawood shielding lord vadar"

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SeaFireLIV
08-06-2004, 04:13 PM
I`m sure LS`s comment is supposed to mean something... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

WEll, Voice Flux is different from Shoot and I haven`t bothered with shoot cos VF has been perfect.

FI_Macca44, how far are you on VF? You don`t say much here. Do have it all set up, but just waiting for IL2 commands or what? It can take a while to explain if you need details on setting up. When I`m back (and have time), I`ll give what info I can. I don`t have the website for it, but you could try a search.

davstub
08-06-2004, 04:29 PM
E Dimensional have just upgraded their 'Voice Buddy' software and will be launching various plugins for simulations including IL2 FB and LOMAC.
It also now works along side 'Roger Wilco'.

I use Voice Buddy with FS2004 and I can't fault it - brilliant.

woofiedog
08-06-2004, 10:12 PM
Well SeaFireLIV & SithSpeeder... I can say that everything is working pretty good so far with the voice command control. I've downloaded both the Shoot 1.6 and the Voiceflux and seeing which one works the best. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif
So far I've had some time to play around with the Shoot 1.6 and have had some problems... but they are my own flaut so far. I'll get back on how the VoiceFlux go's.
I have to say that it's fairly straight forward and just follow the directions... easier than what I thought it was going to be.
Thank's SeaFireLIV & SithSpeeder for your Help. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
Oh davstub Thank's for the information... I'll have to give this a little time also. Thank's

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FI_Macca44
08-07-2004, 03:45 AM
SeaFireLIV, I'd appreciate if U could give me some instructions on how to configure Voice Flux.I installed the program and can use it with Windows, commands such as Launch Notepad and other are working perfectlyhttp://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gifThere are some scriopts but I'm not sure how to use it and how to create settings and commands for Il-2.
Thx in advance.

Salut

mattiusb
10-29-2004, 09:33 AM
"Voice Buddy 2" works flawlessly with FS2004 but I have encountered numerous problems with IL2 Forgotten Battles, for which they are imminently releasing a new patch.

antifreeze
10-29-2004, 11:32 AM
Just to note that I wasted a lot of time and money trying to get these programs to work with Teamspeak.
However, as I understand it now, none of the mentioned programs currently work Teamspeak if you are also using Win2000/XP. Apparently they will work together if you are using Win98/ME and have a soundcard that will share the driver properly.

It was someone saying to me 'well it works for me' that prompted me to invest in a new USB headset with it's own drivers, before I sussed out that it wasn't my soundcard's fault. The problem seems to be that Teamspeak doesn't share or relequish the mic input when running on Win2000 or XP because of the way that the OS handles sound. I think no matter what soundcard you have, a recognition program will not work with Teamspeak on those operating systems.

But for offline play, they are great. I think VoiceFlux seems more stable than Shoot, even though I've only had it for five minutes. Now I need an FB profile for it!

woofiedog
10-29-2004, 01:06 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gifI found after trying both VoiceFlux and Shoot 1.6... that VoiceFlux was the better or the one I prefered.
All though both are very good programs.

mattiusb
10-30-2004, 04:12 AM
Yes, when E-Dimensional finally sort out the "released!" IL2 Edition pack for voice Buddy 2. Still does not work properly.... I've been trying to sort the problems out with their engineers & have had 2 revised editions sent to me , neither of which work properly. They prpabaly will sort in in the next few days though - (hopefully).

Aaron_GT
10-30-2004, 04:23 AM
I found problems too with Voice Buddy and IL2. However Shoot works very well with IL2. I am still working on finishing off a profile for IL2/FB/AEP/PF, though. There is a fair amount of leg room, and with Shoot you are tied to the key commands you used rather than the ingame functionality as in Voice Buddy. So while I could post my Shoot profile when finished it wouldn't be a lot of use as people would have to remap all the key combinations anyway...