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buzzsaw1939
03-28-2007, 02:28 PM
I'm probably in over my head on this one, but is there any way to change the voices in the wave files, or is it a programing thing, no offense to anyone, but I would like to hear a little more reality, I feel like I'm flying with a bunch of little kids. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Skycat_2
03-28-2007, 05:27 PM
It's possible to change them. The voice samples have had 'open archetecture' folders since the original IL-2 Sturmovik game's days. Look in Samples and then Speech. I think there is even a guide or a script that tells you every .wav you'd need record if you were to make your own speech pack.

There are a few user-made speech packs out on the net' for download. Offhand, I don't know a specific site for them. I'm assuming you want to replace the US voices?

buzzsaw1939
03-28-2007, 10:05 PM
Thanks skycat.. yes, US voices only, I would just like to record my own voice with proper words in place of the ones that are there now, I assume they are keyed to the graghics some how, and I don't want to mess things up, I was just trying to find out if anybody has ever done it, and how? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Skycat_2
03-28-2007, 10:24 PM
I don't think they are keyed to graphics so much as triggered by events.

There is a script provided that provides the skeleton for making custom files. Basically, you'd have to keep the same .wav names and record a message with a similar meaning as the original. Individual words and phrases are linked together. An example might be: "Number one" // "Check behind you!" or "Number two" // "What's wrong with you? Stay with your leader!"

I made a partial US speech pack replacement using .wav files from Jane's WWII Fighters. I had to convert the format even though Jane's files were .wav files also; IL-2 wouldn't play them unless they were resaved in the proper format. You can find the pack I made at CombatAce.com, in the Pacific Fighters miscellaneous downloads.

And lest you get discouraged, remember that the current RAF, Slovakian, French, and even the US packs included in the game started out as community-made mods. And there are others, like the Italian speech pack and BBQ's accented English pack.

buzzsaw1939
03-28-2007, 11:07 PM
thanks again skycat.. your very helpful, however, I still can't find any guide or script to make a speech pack, I can open up any wave file and listen to them, I've looked in properties, but I guess I'm still to much of a noob to understand this stuff, I just bought 46, and I'm figuring this stuff out on pf from ultimate collection, maybe I'll experiment before I load 46, it sure would be nice if there was a manual with step by step for this kind of stuff, I'm getting too old to become a cumputer tech. thanks again! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Treetop64
03-28-2007, 11:37 PM
Good thing the voices are open source. The German voices get just a bit too hysterical for my tastes...

Skycat_2
03-29-2007, 12:10 AM
Look in the 1946 game's main folder for a .zip file titled RadioChatterDoc.

lowfighter
03-29-2007, 02:44 AM
Originally posted by Treetop64:
Good thing the voices are open source. The German voices get just a bit too hysterical for my tastes...


Yet there are no alternative american or german speech packs.

It's tough to create a pack, you need first 9 people (or one guy which can speak with 9 different voices haha) to record the .wavs in the Actor1, Actor2...Actor9 game folders. Next those 9 people must be good at the job, I did once recorded myself with some part of it, but when listening to the result I was laughing and laughing, and blessed all those guys which recorded the offical US pack for their theatrical talent. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif
Started some time ago a thread at M4T wishing some people would like to work on an alternative US pack. People would say at M4T that would be nice. But from wishes to getting the "right" nine volunteers for the job, that's not that easy.

buzzsaw1939
03-29-2007, 11:07 AM
Skycat thanks again, I'll try that....Lowfighter, you got a grin out of me, I can relate to recording my self, I've got the lingo down pretty good, it goes clear back to the 50's, and in the navy. It sounds like, if I can pull this off, there might be an interest, (I would be glad to share) any help with this project would of course be welcome. (even on the pm) http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif

lowfighter
03-29-2007, 11:47 AM
That sounds good! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif
So you'll start recording the .wavs for one of the Actor folders I suppose?
If I can help somehow (been fiddling and thinking about those il2 .wavs for a while), count on me http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

buzzsaw1939
03-30-2007, 12:16 PM
I thought what I would do is, record some of the files that I recognize,(the annoying ones)such as (hello little friends, nice to see you guys) or (on finale, request permision to land) then I'm not sure what to do. I'll do like skycat says, and load 46 and look for info, that is, if I can tear myself away flying. maybe I can just sent the files to some one interested, and they can figure it out, then tell me how they did it. like I said on the first post, I'm in a little over my head, but I thank you for your interest and offer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Box-weasel
04-02-2007, 08:02 PM
Here's one I made building on Skycat's great work.US Speech Pack (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=2140)made up of Jane's WW2 Fighters.Wavs

To do it yourself, StartMenu/Programs/Accessories/Entertainment/Sound Recorder

Once SoundRecorder is loaded:
-open your wav file using file>open
-select file>properties All formats,Convert now,
Format: Mpeg Layer-3 20kBit/s, 11,025 Hz, Mono 2 kb/sec
OK save

buzzsaw1939
04-02-2007, 08:45 PM
Thanks Box-weasel.. for the step by step, thats what this old noob needs, I down loaded your file into a folder, but windows says it cant play it, what now? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Box-weasel
04-03-2007, 10:56 AM
Buzzsaw, if you successfully decompressed the winrar file you should be able to see a US folder with numbered Actors folders inside with .wav files inside them. PM me if you need WinRar. Rename or otherwise backup your existing samples/speech/US folder and replace it with the new US folder. That's it.

buzzsaw1939
04-04-2007, 12:41 PM
thanks for your patients Box-Weasel.. I think I know what my problem is, I downloaded your file into a new folder (160_US.rar) then tried to open it in win. media player, but from there I know nothing!! I assume you have to play trak files from within the game, which I don't think will work in v3.00, I haven't loaded 46 yet! I'm not sure what you meen by winrar. right now I'm emagining you shaking your head and saying OMG this guy is a real noob, "what have I got myself into" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif I'm open to pm any time, maybe I should just make some files first, and figure out the rest when I get there. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Skycat_2
04-04-2007, 06:34 PM
No, the problem is that you're trying to play in Windows Media Player. It's the format of the .wav files ... IL-2 requires a different format. I had to find a utility (I can't remember which one now) to change the Jane's WWII Fighters .wav files to be useable in IL-2, but then I couldn't play them back with the same player.

Don't quote me on this, but I think that MusicMatch Jukebox will play IL-2 compatible .wav files. Or maybe I had to convert the IL-2 files first. I remember that the whole process was more tedious than it should have been.

Skycat_2
04-04-2007, 06:40 PM
Hold on ... I assumed that you were able to decompress the 160_US.rar so that you have all the folders with all the .wav files. If you haven't opened the download, that's what you're going to need WinRAR (or similar utility) for.

You can download WinRAR for free. Just Google it and you should find a link with little effort.

buzzsaw1939
04-05-2007, 10:00 PM
I think you hit it Skycat...windows steered me to a link called rarlab, it appears you have to buy it, I'll try Google. thanks http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

gbollin
04-18-2007, 02:21 PM
I have made a US voice pack using Skycats and
Box-weasles wav files. I have added wav files
from CFS2 and Strike Fighters.I also used
Acter8 from Extreme one's British speech pak
because it sounds like American English.
I would like to upload it but do not
want to have any trouble about about these files
from those other sims.

polak5
04-23-2007, 03:53 AM
Originally posted by Box-weasel:
Here's one I made building on Skycat's great work.US Speech Pack (http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=2140)made up of Jane's WW2 Fighters.Wavs

To do it yourself, StartMenu/Programs/Accessories/Entertainment/Sound Recorder

Once SoundRecorder is loaded:
-open your wav file using file>open
-select file>properties All formats,Convert now,
Format: Mpeg Layer-3 20kBit/s, 11,025 Hz, Mono 2 kb/sec
OK save

muhahaha i liked the one of friendly fire.