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Feathered_IV
09-14-2006, 08:06 AM
This is just to let you know what you can look forward to in the comming weeks.


Ever been bored with the existing voices in the RU folder? Looking for aural pleasure? (I said AURAL dammit!) Ever wished for fair rights and representation of women in the VVS? Well now comrades, the moment has come!

A couple of weeks ago I asked if anyone out there would be interested in collaborating on a modest entry into the murky world speech pack modding. Lucky for us, someone stepped up to take the challenge...

Mean_mango, a long time simmer and Il-2 fan is blessed with an authentic Russian wife of rare vocal talent. And an even rarer willingness to endulge us in our addiction for Oleg's finest http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

We are proud to announce the upcomming addon for the RU speech folder. Mrs. Mango has contributed more than fifty separate speech samples so far. These have already been edited and integrated into the game with all the static and radio crackle elements added to compliment the existing voices. She will be occupying the Actor9 slot, which makes her your new wingman (wing-person maybe?).

Work is going ahead at a cracking pace, and we hope to keep you all updated as things progress.

Stay tuned!

LEBillfish
09-14-2006, 08:08 AM
AWESOME!....Look forward to adding it to my speech pack and background radio traffic files....Well done, thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

MadBadVlad
09-14-2006, 08:34 AM
Excellent news! Should make the PE-2 missions more fun with authentic female VVS pilots. Now we just need a campaign for them.

BaldieJr
09-14-2006, 08:39 AM
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leitmotiv
09-14-2006, 09:00 AM
Great work, Feathered_IV! Next how about a wingman who who says "He wer so much out of luck his numbers all gone random" whenever you get the chop?! Cheers, Riddley

SeaFireLIV
09-14-2006, 09:08 AM
Could be interesting. I may have to create two Russian speech versions. An `all men` and `men with a woman ` version and swap them about for realism.

What about accented Russian accented English speech? has anyone made a mod of that yet? As it is, I have to use the English pack for Russian voices.

Feathered_IV
09-14-2006, 09:16 AM
Originally posted by leitmotiv:
Great work, Feathered_IV! Next how about a wingman who who says "He wer so much out of luck his numbers all gone random" whenever you get the chop?! Cheers, Riddley

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Maybe next will be one of the bomber crew voices too http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif.
It's amazing what can be done. And in less time than it takes to produce a good skin template.

leitmotiv
09-14-2006, 09:50 AM
Fantastic work---much obliged!

PBNA-Boosher
09-14-2006, 09:50 AM
I look forward to this!

Diablo310th
09-14-2006, 10:28 AM
this sounds great. I can't wait to add to mine also.

Haigotron
09-14-2006, 10:37 AM
can someone also make female VVS pilot skins to go along with the voices?

lest there are already - in that case got links?

crazyivan1970
09-14-2006, 10:42 AM
Great news!


p.s. Baldie About to be suspended.

Ivan.

waffen-79
09-14-2006, 10:59 AM
COOL STUFF!!!

maybe for 4.07 some awacs_brit_chik?

Deadmeat313
09-14-2006, 11:07 AM
Excellent idea. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

I'll give this a go. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

T.

GerritJ9
09-14-2006, 02:18 PM
Ther are a few Litvak skins around and probably a few others, probably only for fighters though- nothing for Pe-2s as far as I'm aware.

mandrill7
09-14-2006, 02:46 PM
I believe either Aces or Flying legends has female-faced Russian pilot skins. They look pretty strange when they parachute out though.

Would Mrs Mango also like to do ground controller Russian voices? Even more likely your ground controller would be a woman in the VVS than your wingman.

Friendly_flyer
09-14-2006, 03:04 PM
Great news!

Haigotron
09-14-2006, 03:12 PM
Originally posted by mandrill7:
I believe either Aces or Flying legends has female-faced Russian pilot skins. They look pretty strange when they parachute out though.

scared-to-death strange?

Feathered_IV
09-14-2006, 06:10 PM
Originally posted by waffen-79:
COOL STUFF!!!

maybe for 4.07 some awacs_brit_chik?

I wouldn't mind doing a WAAF controller for the RAF pack (anyone got a girlfriend from Lancashire? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif) . I noticed the speech samples are in two distinct categories ie: vector information and landing permissions etc. You could redo the sector control voice and keep the 'tower one, or vice versa. Thus giving you two distinct characters http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif .

Doing an entire speech pack is a lot of work. But just one actor folder at a time is very much achievable. Imagine if everyone started doing it!

p1ngu666
09-14-2006, 09:03 PM
sweet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Feathered_IV
09-20-2006, 06:40 AM
Just a little update Comrades.

Mean_Mango has painstakingly proofed the current samples. Those that need further attention have been fixed. I'm also proofing the rest over and over, to try to modify any that prove irritating or out of place to my pink shell-like.

Isn't taking long. It sounds fantastic http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

wintergoose
09-20-2006, 12:09 PM
Great I wellcome the it.
Wher to download the fil from and when

-HH-Quazi
09-20-2006, 07:00 PM
Awesome evening this evening has turned out to be. Got word of the North Afica map being submitted to Oleg for possible addition to 4.06m and now I see we may have a Russian female speech pack coming also. AWESOME!! Thanks m8(s)!

Oh yea. thread about the NA map is in the PF forum. Mr. Ian Boys posted a thread about it. WooHoo!!

MadBadVlad
10-05-2006, 10:17 AM
Any update on the progress of this ?

Monty_Thrud
10-05-2006, 01:59 PM
When are we going to get a celebrity speech pack...Elvis...Keith Richards...Mick Jagger...Austin Powers...Eddie Murphy...Michael Jackson http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif...David Hasslehohoho http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif...etc

T_O_A_D
10-05-2006, 02:05 PM
So is it in her rusian tongue or english with her russian accent?

GerritJ9
10-05-2006, 03:58 PM
I certainly hope it's in Russian- what would be the point of a Russian speechpack in English?????

Feathered_IV
10-05-2006, 06:06 PM
Yep, its in Russian http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The version that I have been testing in-game (QMB Smolensk, 3 I-16 vs 3 109F's) is a real hoot. I don't know if its just me, but the AI seems much more feisty when there is a girl flying.

T_O_A_D
10-06-2006, 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Yep, its in Russian http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The version that I have been testing in-game (QMB Smolensk, 3 I-16 vs 3 109F's) is a real hoot. I don't know if its just me, but the AI seems much more feisty when there is a girl flying.

T_O_A_D
10-06-2006, 09:09 AM
Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Yep, its in Russian http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The version that I have been testing in-game (QMB Smolensk, 3 I-16 vs 3 109F's) is a real hoot. I don't know if its just me, but the AI seems much more feisty when there is a girl flying. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Only advantage to having it in English is if you have turned off the text.

GerritJ9
10-06-2006, 09:14 AM
In that case one would have to have accented speech packs for all languages, not just Russian: German-accented English, French-accented English (shades of "Allo Allo"), Japanese-accented English, Dutch-accented English...........
Or, you could try to learn another language!http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

general_kalle
10-06-2006, 02:03 PM
are u german.
since all german movies a in that kind

awful i say

we want the real langauges

MadBadVlad
12-03-2006, 01:49 PM
So how is this going Feathered, no news for nearly a month now so time to BUMP again. Out before IL2 46 ?, or before Christmas ?<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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PBNA-Boosher
12-03-2006, 01:52 PM
I second your bumpage, MBV, it is for a noble cause.<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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Feathered_IV
12-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Its still happening!

I'm moving house at the moment, which is something of an impediment. The last version I was working on got trashed. Still learning the ropes a bit. I'd given the samples a range of background sounds to break up the monotony. Bad idea. When the game engine put some of the longer sentences together, the variation would really get on your tits. *Pwwt* This is two *Wheeep* I'm taking hits! *Whaaarp* etc. etc. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

I've made a less obtrusive background noise that will stand in for all samples, and have been applying using that instead. Sounds much better now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif
I've also done a generic in-flight track of similar buzz and clicks that makes the rest of the RU boys sound like they've got the same radios too.

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MadBadVlad
12-04-2006, 06:31 AM
Good to hear things are progressing. Keep at it! Hope the house moving goes OK.

Cheers
mbv

Platypus_1.JaVA
12-04-2006, 11:52 AM
Makes you act just a little bit quicker when she yells the "Get_him_off_me.wav" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Really quite good! I enjoy these Female russian voice very much. Even tough I don't understand a word of it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Thank her on behalf of all of us for her input http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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MadBadVlad
01-14-2007, 08:42 AM
BUMP - Any news Feathered ?

Feathered_IV
01-15-2007, 02:35 AM
Almost there. My computer died the other night though http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

For a moment I thought it was the hard drive that had gone. Thankfully it may only be the psu.

Mostly I just need to tidy a few things up. The 'anybody' sample is in the wrong pitch and has too much space at the end. Some of the others need trimming so the assembled sample strings sound more natural. I mostly flew in QMB and gave the wingman instructions, jotting down which bits sounded odd or out of place.

The readme is just about done. I'm including a few extra goodies too to make it worthwhile. I apologise that it has taken me this long! It's been a bit of a learing process. I hope everyone who is waiting on this can hold on just a little longer, until I can get my computer working again (lucky I've got Mrs. F_IV's to write this on). Then we can all enjoy Mrs.M's great voice talent http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif<div class="ev_tpc_signature">

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