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F4U_Flyer
02-24-2005, 11:18 PM
Anyone make replacement voices for this game? Im tired of the whiney sterile sounds it has now!

F4U_Flyer
02-24-2005, 11:18 PM
Anyone make replacement voices for this game? Im tired of the whiney sterile sounds it has now!

Feathered_IV
02-25-2005, 05:01 AM
Bump.

I'd love to have some hard-bitten cigar chomping types to replace the kids from Happy Days that we have now. Offline US flying is a bit limp in that department at the moment.

han freak solo
02-25-2005, 06:42 AM
I request the same please!!!

Capt._Tenneal
02-25-2005, 08:24 AM
What could the difference between a USN and a USAAF voice pack be : one speaks in a Texan drawl and the other in Brooklyn-ese ? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Saunders1953
02-25-2005, 08:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> .........the kids from Happy Days that we have now. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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ClnlSandersLite
02-27-2005, 12:55 AM
Seriously, is there such a thing? If not, would someone be willing to make it? You know, like the raf voice pack with smother lines radio chatter etc.

F4U_Flyer
02-27-2005, 01:16 AM
"the kids from Happy Days"

I don't think they sound that manly! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-27-2005, 03:08 AM
You should make your own!! We just finisged our Dutch voice pack. Whe of course have allready the excellent BoB speechpack so, it shouldn't be too hard for you Americans to make such a speechpack for your own. I can give advice to anyone who wants to start this. Email me at platypuspal@hotmail.com

Would love to see some good voices for the USAAF/USN also. I'm a big offline fan.

han freak solo
02-27-2005, 12:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
You should make your own!! We just finisged our Dutch voice pack. Whe of course have allready the excellent BoB speechpack so, it shouldn't be too hard for you Americans to make such a speechpack for your own. I can give advice to anyone who wants to start this. Email me at platypuspal@hotmail.com

Would love to see some good voices for the USAAF/USN also. I'm a big offline fan. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

How?????

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-27-2005, 02:24 PM
FOr the game, you would need nine actors wich will record in total close to 1000 files. Some actors have only to do 12 recordings but, actor 1 has got over 260! First, you would need a 'script'. In this script, eacht actor can read what files he must record and what he needs to say for that. You can find a female voice somewhere for the 'tower' actor. In the case of the Dutch voicepack, it looked something like this:

1 0.wav: nul
2 01.wav: nul één
3 1_minute_to_target.wav: Nog één minuut tot het doelwit
4 1_o_clock.wav: één uur
5 1_o_clock_high.wav: één uur hoog

Next thing, you will need to find nine actors with the accent you want. In our case of the Dutch voice pack, it was quite hard to find enough, motivated people. But, I expect there are alot more american people that can be reached via the UBI forums.

For the actual recordings, the default windows sound recorder is good enough. When you got some good recordings, you can mix them with typical creaks and fuzzy sounds that you would expect from a 1940's aviation radio. That is actually the most difficult part since there are so many files to mix.

Finally, and this is VERY VERY important, These €˜recordings€ need to be saved as a Microsoft RIFF Wave file type (*.WAV) / MPEG Layer-3 at 20 kBit/s, 11,025 Hz Mono 16 BIT. In simple terms : MONO, *WAV file at 20 kBit/s €" 11,025 Hz 16 BIT.

If you do not need this, the files won't play in PF. Essentially, this will turn them into MP3 files with a .WAV extension.

I have the original scripts for the BoB speechpack wich we used as a guideline for our Dutch speechpack. I think Nikola Tesla wouldn't mind, me mailing them to anyone who asks.

The largest difficulties are: to find enough suitable actors and the actual mixing of the files. Not all people who apply for this are motivated to record their 'calls'. Ask for 10 sample recordings with a deadline of a couple of days, this way you can determine if they are motivated to do all of their recordings and if their voice is suited for this kind of thing.

And the mixing is hard because there are just SOO many recordings to mix. It would be nice if not every actor is mixed in the same way as the other but, each individul actor needs all of his recordings mixed in the same way. 1.JaVA_Serval did the whole mixing of our speechpack, a big thaxs to him!

Anyways, it is alot of work but, if you have someone who can organise this, it is easily done. We all know that the US is about the most undertaking country in the world so, there are probably a few people on this forum who can organise this. I would love to hear a custom USAAF/USN soundpack.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-27-2005, 02:27 PM
If we, a bunch of Dutch farmers can do it, so can the US of A!

You can download our speechpack at www.skinnersheaven.com (http://www.skinnersheaven.com) and scrolling a little downwards.

Feathered_IV
02-27-2005, 03:24 PM
Sounds like a challenge dosent it? A matter of national honour even. Just nine people...

Could they do it...?

Just think. Never again would I have to hear, "Attention. Faiiiiiiihve minutes to target!" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

JunkoIfurita
02-27-2005, 03:24 PM
Go for it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

I was thinking of putting together a new RAAF speechpack, but then I thought - I'm pretty happy with the one I've got right now.

Sure, they don't talk like most of the Aussies I know - but there's something deliciously sadistic about having every pilot in your squadron sounding exactly like Steve Irwin, crocodile hunter.

If anything, I'd mock it up a bit more - keep the stereotypes alive! 'Crikey! I've got a nasty one behind - woahhh!'. And every second sentence, they could say 'Strewth! Stone the crows!'

But then I fear my countrymen would have me murdered. And they'd be right to do it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

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BP_Zip
02-27-2005, 03:52 PM
I agree, the American voices sound more like kids than combat pilots.

The Aussie voices are very good. That's one reason I favor New Guinea missions when I in a creative mood. Use some RAAF or RNZAF units, and enjoy the voices!

BP_Zip
02-27-2005, 03:53 PM
The Japanese are quite good, too, despite the fact I can't make out a word of it.

han freak solo
02-27-2005, 04:23 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Platypus_1.JaVA:
FOr the game, you would need nine actors wich will record in total close to 1000 files. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Thanks for the advice. I think I have enough split personalities to at least come up with three or four "voices". I just got to let them out of my head!! And for the American accent, "Well, I is one!". I can do Californian blandness (like a TV announcer) and Southern drawl.

Should be fun, if I can only get the voices into my computer. Y'all recommended any software/hardware??

RogueSnake79
02-27-2005, 04:41 PM
Well, in all my travels I've only found 1 USAAF chatter file. And its a great one. But for the love of god I can't remember the name of the place I got it, it was a squad site I think.

Go to these two places for all the other Voice packs

http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Music/

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=306102681


Wait! I found it, US chatter on this page
[URL=http://pauke.ee.ethz.ch:8732/oberstguncam/Frameset//index2.htm]http://pauke.ee.ethz.ch:8732/oberstguncam/Frameset//index2.htm[/URL &lt; Don't work anymore : (

RogueSnake79
02-27-2005, 04:49 PM
****! I ran the link for the US chatter, and clicked Download to see if it still works, will its dead.

That sucks major.

Heres from the readme

Assembled,converted and produced for FB use by TripleA, aka Mike Jacobs
01/29/04

mjacobs1@stny.rr.com

So maybe someone here knows him, and can PM him so he might put it up somewhere else for ppl to dl. I'd email it to you guys but its 17mbs, way to much for me.

New_York_Flyer
02-27-2005, 06:30 PM
Cool thanks for the link.

Where can I get the RAF Soundpack?

Moses

Feathered_IV
02-27-2005, 09:03 PM
JunkoIfurita, I agree on the Aussie specch pack. Turning it up a notch would be a laugh.

'Strewth mate! Fair dinkum, I've got a Zero right up me Reg Grundies.' (thats underpants to all you non-Antipodeans).

Or...

'Get back in position. Cripes almighty mate! You're as useless as a hat full of broken @rseholes!'

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-28-2005, 01:11 AM
For the English (BoB) speechpack, you should go to:
http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles/Missions/index-10.html

and download the "RAF Campaign Folder FULL version" It's got lots of other goodies with it. This was the first custom speechpack ever and was a great inspiration for the Dutch speechpack www.skinnersheaven.com (http://www.skinnersheaven.com)

And Chatterpacks are not the same as speechpacks. It is inflight music that consists of real-life recorded radio conversations.

sapre
02-28-2005, 03:16 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BP_Zip:
The Japanese are quite good, too, despite the fact I can't make out a word of it. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Actually Japanese voices IS terrible IMO.
They are just reading the lines and apparently no one in 1C understand Japanese so theres all sorts of grammer problem because 1C named files weirdly

ClnlSandersLite
02-28-2005, 03:53 AM
Honestly, I would love to make one. However, I have neither the time, equipment, or knowhow to do so.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-28-2005, 05:15 AM
The equipment you would need is quite simple.

A: standard windows sound recorder
B: Microphone
C: Mixing software wich probably can be obtained for free somewhere on the net.

JunkoIfurita
02-28-2005, 05:27 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>'Strewth mate! Fair dinkum, I've got a Zero right up me Reg Grundies.' (thats underpants to all you non-Antipodeans).

Or...

'Get back in position. Cripes almighty mate! You're as useless as a hat full of broken @rseholes!' <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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As to mixing software...depends on what you want. For a voice-pack mixdown you basically want at least 2 tracks, perhaps a few more for ease of positioning when it comes to the 'noise'. If you're up to learning a complex bit of software, Pro Tools LE (the free version, restricted to 4 tracks) is considered the industry standard by many (not by me, I use Sonar 3, but then you don't want to pay $3000 just to do a voicepack). There are quite a few surprisingly simple free alternatives - if you use a Creative sound card (live or Audigy), they have a bit of software called Creative WaveStudio that handles multi-track audio in a simple manner, and comes free with your card. Won't work without Creative cards, though.

If you get the OEM/Ultra version of Nero Burning Suite, they have an app called 'Nero SoundTrax', once again only basic functionality but very simple to use.

I'd reccomend the demo version of Cool Edit, but they've been bought by Adobe (now Adobe Audition). No decent demo and the software is downright useless now compared to what you can get.

I can find weblinks to any of this stuff, if you like - but most of it is fairly self-explanatory.

Oh: www.digidesign.com (http://www.digidesign.com) for Pro Tools stuff

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marcocomparato
02-28-2005, 12:10 PM
ya but we are american. meaning that unlike in Holland, we are too busy working to pay our ridiculous bills and living costs or within a month we are ruined.

However, in true yankee fashion we prefer to let others do it, then either steal it, steal the creator and have them defect, or threaten to sue them in court for copyright issues that we know they will be unable to defend themselves against.

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-28-2005, 12:21 PM
Now come on, I'm sure not all US residents are thiefs and copycats http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

womenfly
02-28-2005, 12:47 PM
WOW! A lot of hard work. My only issue with what was said is:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> You can find a female voice somewhere for the 'tower' actor. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
.... what do you mean a "female voice for the tower"?

How about a female Russian voice saying, <span class="ev_code_PINK">"эÑ"о - л¸´µÑ€ ¿олµÑ"?(Ñ€µ'с?) 6, Ñ"олÑŒºо ¿Ñ"л?л мµня 109"</span>... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Chuck_Older
02-28-2005, 01:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by marcocomparato:
ya but we are american. meaning that unlike in Holland, we are too busy working to pay our ridiculous bills and living costs or within a month we are ruined.

However, in true yankee fashion we prefer to let others do it, then either steal it, steal the creator and have them defect, or threaten to sue them in court for copyright issues that we know they will be unable to defend themselves against. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You sure aren't from my USA.
May I also suggest that this part:

"threaten to sue them in court for copyright issues that we know they will be unable to defend themselves against."

is something you understand very imperfectly. If you wish, PM me and I will explain why 1C:Maddox was in the wrong concerning the issue you allude to. If you are a US citizen, this is probably something you need to understand: protection of Rights isn't a matter of convenience- the same Laws that "Northrop" (most folks here don't even know the company's actual name) cites against 1C:Maddox are protecting you, too. PM me and I'll try and explain

ClnlSandersLite
03-01-2005, 12:12 AM
For god sakes chuck, ease off. You're always attacking everybody, even if what was said was in jest. His comment was intended to make us smirk. Even though it was meant to be funny, it is true. Being an American myself, I find it hard to believe that anyone in this country is unaware of just how ****ing sue happy people are in this country. If you have a good enough lawyer, you could get 50k out of someone just because they cut their grass in your neighborhood and don't rake up the grass clippings. I know that was a slight exaggeration, which is another form of humor btw, but the basic point still stands.

Dimensionaut_
03-01-2005, 01:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by marcocomparato:
ya but we are american. meaning that unlike in Holland, we are too busy working to pay our ridiculous bills and living costs or within a month we are ruined.

However, in true yankee fashion we prefer to let others do it, then either steal it, steal the creator and have them defect, or threaten to sue them in court for copyright issues that we know they will be unable to defend themselves against. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

What a lame excuse...

So, you are suggesting we are sitting on our asses only smoking some grass? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

If you just admit that you're to **** lazy to do anything beside work... You're able to play the game and hang around here after all...

I've got a fulltime job and a family to look after. Still found the time to mix the complete speechpack.
OK, it took a couple of months (I was also working on the D.XXI in the meantime). But if you look at the time it took actually that is not that much.
Recording of one (big) actor will take some 6 hours. They just have to make sure that the level of all recordings are the same and that there are no rattle and humm in it. (one had in this case, but I made good use of it).

The mixing took me about the same amount of time with professional mixing software. But I'm also a little experienced in soundenginering.

We as a small country (and thus il-2 community) were ably to find the resources, a big community like the US should also be able to do so.

Feathered_IV
03-01-2005, 04:20 AM
Womenfly wrote:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> How about a female Russian voice saying, "эÑ"о - л¸´µÑ€ ¿олµÑ"?(Ñ€µ'с?) 6, Ñ"олÑŒºо ¿Ñ"л?л мµня 109" <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Pfwoar! A totally female Russian Voicepack. What a brilliant idea!!!!!! Unbeleivable that it hasn't been done already.

Platypus_1.JaVA
03-01-2005, 04:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by womenfly:

.... what do you mean a "female voice for the tower"?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actor 4 or 5 is the tower in PF. You can persuade your girlfriend to do that one. IIRC it has about 50 recordings. Would be nice to have a female voice. I was too late to realease that one actor plays the tower, otherwise I would have looked for a female actor but, it was allready taken by someone else.