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general_kalle
10-05-2007, 05:32 PM
very simple question.

how to make Speech packs?

VW-IceFire
10-05-2007, 05:34 PM
Record the audio and save it in the appropriate WAV format (note: there is more than one compression scheme and the bit rate and frequency are important).

I think most of the work isn't really the technical save file in what format sort of thing but the actual recordings and making those sound good and reasonably authentic.

general_kalle
10-05-2007, 05:57 PM
what about filenames?
folder set up

Actor?
missing sounds
etc.

what happens if you dont record one message, say Anybody?

Feathered_IV
10-05-2007, 06:00 PM
You can record anything you like. When you save, most programs will give you a list of formats to save in. You choose "11.025khz, 16 bit, Mono" and it works perfectly in-game.

The best thing to do is record everything first without worrying about old style quality or format. Then use the filters and effects in your editing program to overlay static and mic clicks, as well as convert to the right formaat.

The best strategy is to write down the scipt in batches of ten phrases. Read and record each batch individuallyso you have manageable litle chunks of smaples to work with. A big batch of 150 or more at a time is just too confusing.

Very important when making effects to go over the top of the voices - the effect should be consistant for each voice actor folder. Most people make the mistake of trying to introduce some variety. When the game engine assembles the speech phrase, you get some thing like, "(crackle) This is two(pwee)I'm taking hits (bzzz) Get him off me (Fwarrr)" Best to avoid that http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I edited the Russian female voice pack with a thing called Okoker Music Factory. Then I did the conversion of the final speech pieces to 11.025' format using Creative Wave Studio. One of the programs that came with my old, old soundcard.

It's pretty easy once you get used to it, and much less time consuming than making a skin template. Most people are just unsure how to get started.

Hope that helps! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

Feathered_IV
10-05-2007, 06:03 PM
Originally posted by general_kalle:

what happens if you dont record one message, say Anybody?

It won't matter. A good thing to do is remove the This is two, Height, Vector and Anybody samples, as they are some of the most irritating. If they are not there, the game will just skip them and carry on with the next bit.

Oh, and use the same filenames and folder structure as the default ones.

SeaFireLIV
10-05-2007, 06:23 PM
Always make copies of the original folders first. This is probably the most important thing to remember with ALL games/sims you want to mess with.

I like to edit and swap around certain files like said above to delete annoying phrases like `Where are you, get back in formation` and swap phrases around like `Return to base` for `Are you ok`, which works well for AI.

I wish someone would do a russian-accented voice pack in English (a good one). I might do it myself, I guess, but even if it`s good I won`t feel comfortable hearing my own self talking on multiple pilots. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

JRJacobs
10-05-2007, 06:55 PM
there's already a good russian accented english one done by BBQ. it's missing a few of the "newest" phases added later but 95% is spot on.

Look for it here http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&c=557

What I'M waiting for is a Japanese accented english one

bigbossmalone
10-05-2007, 07:11 PM
Originally posted by JRJacobs:
there's already a good russian accented english one done by beery. it's missing a few of the "newest" phases added later but 95% is spot on.

Look for it here http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&c=557


I don't find the one you're referring to in that link - any idea where else I could find it?
I'm really keen on a Russkie-accented English sound pack.

SeaFireLIV
10-05-2007, 07:28 PM
I checked the site, but it said it`s under maintenance. Guess i must wait.

JRJacobs
10-05-2007, 09:07 PM
on that site
second one down
BBQ English Voice Overs
This zip file contains an English translation for the Russian and German voices in IL2 Sturmovik
I just downloaded it, it's 10.2MB and the file name is 369_BBQEnglish.zip

bigbossmalone
10-06-2007, 01:52 AM
Aahhh, staring me in the face....
must be the beer I just had! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Thanks, JR!
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general_kalle
10-06-2007, 03:18 AM
that just shows what kind of newbie i am in stuff like that

i didnt even think about having to put in Mic. clics, distortion etc.

but its fully a must i see
anywhere i can download a free sound editing program?

JRJacobs
10-06-2007, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by bigbossmalone:
Aahhh, staring me in the face....
must be the beer I just had! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
Thanks, JR!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
NP M8
let me know what you think of it.... i've used it so long i'm a bit biased

SeaFireLIV
10-06-2007, 08:56 PM
It`s pretty good, but like said earlier, it has gaps where an American voice comes in. It`s also a little too hissy and thick? It`s also a little too loud? It really needs updating to include all files and not be so loud.

I may trying filling in the blanks with my own attempts at Russian voice editing since I don`t think an update is going to happen any time soon.