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rhinomonkey
09-06-2007, 07:07 AM
Why does the german control guy sound like he wants to kill you when you ask for clearence to land? i think he needs a hug.

Bremspropeller
09-06-2007, 07:13 AM
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rnzoli
09-06-2007, 07:18 AM
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Also when you ask for heading, and then he ends with "Good luck". It sounds like "I order you to have good luck."

Should you run out of luck and encounter some problems on your way home, you will be trialed before military court for breaking the order given to you to "have good luck" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

F19_Orheim
09-06-2007, 07:25 AM
the germans are totally overmodeled in the game... most of the germans I know are very laid backhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Bremspropeller
09-06-2007, 07:35 AM
It's not the german uber-militarism.

It's your uber-gheyness http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

DuxCorvan
09-06-2007, 07:40 AM
Some old Prussian 'Junker', I guess. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Feathered_IV
09-06-2007, 07:49 AM
I always thought he sounded like Sargeant Schultz from Hogan's Heroes.

Jure_502
09-06-2007, 07:56 AM
Hahaha http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif . German language is rough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

K_Freddie
09-06-2007, 08:23 AM
It's the way the language is spoken.
German and many other languages sound harsh to the untrained ear, English from the UK sounds soft and girly-like.

This gives English people the impression that every German is a goose-stepper and gives the Germans (and others) that the English are a bunch of pansies - which of course is neither the case.
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waffen-79
09-06-2007, 08:38 AM
Originally posted by Jure_502:
Hahaha http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif . German language is rough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif BE SURE!

Friendly_flyer
09-06-2007, 11:05 AM
I always though he was a Bavarian. Can someone of our German forum members enlighten us?

It would have been neat to have a comparable Scotsman in the RAF tower: "Get yer kite home in one bit, laddy!"

Jediteo
09-06-2007, 11:13 AM
Doesn't the US "hello little friends, good to see you guys" sound a little... ghey?

lowfighter
09-06-2007, 11:17 AM
I always had the feeling when he talks he's pissed off that some stupid pilot interupted him from quietly enjoying his schnaps.

DuxCorvan
09-06-2007, 11:38 AM
Originally posted by Friendly_flyer:
It would have been neat to have a comparable Scotsman in the RAF tower: "Get yer kite home in one bit, laddy!"

Yeah, sure it would have been neat the first 5,000 times... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Jure_502
09-06-2007, 11:47 AM
Originally posted by Jediteo:
Doesn't the US "hello little friends, good to see you guys" sound a little... ghey?

Agree http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-06-2007, 11:54 AM
I find the (in-game) Germans a trifle over-excited once the bullets start flying.

TheVoodooPriest
09-06-2007, 12:03 PM
Originally posted by Friendly_flyer:
I always though he was a Bavarian. Can someone of our German forum members enlighten us?

As you wish.

No, he doesn't sound like a bavarian. He just sounds like the overacting voice-actor he is, but what he speaks is plain normal high german without any specific dialect.


Low_Flyer_MkVb
I find the (in-game) Germans a trifle over-excited once the bullets start flying.

Really? I always thought most of the other nations' guys sounded a little bit too uninterested, like they watched the fight on tv or something.

DD_crash
09-06-2007, 12:04 PM
I ignore him anyway http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Breeze147
09-06-2007, 12:26 PM
English from the UK sounds soft and girly-like.

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That's because....ah, never mind. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

ploughman
09-06-2007, 01:00 PM
Watch it.

Some fellow, ex-Bundeswehr or whatever, once explained that in Germania they're all trained to shout commands and so on clearly and in a certain prescribed, way so as to ensure minimum SNAFUs. That way if someone asks 'where's Roland' no one goes and invades Poland.

Bremspropeller
09-06-2007, 01:06 PM
That way if someone asks 'where's Roland' no one goes and invades Poland.

Looks like they've learned from history http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

Friendly_flyer
09-06-2007, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by TheVoodooPriest:
No, he doesn't sound like a bavarian. He just sounds like the overacting voice-actor he is, but what he speaks is plain normal high german without any specific dialect.

Thanks!

I kind of like the tower guy. He sounds like a nice fellow to go to the pub with and have a round of dart. His voice reminds me of a chef that served me proper Bratwurst & Sauercraut when I visited Bavaria briefly once.

Whirlin_merlin
09-06-2007, 02:29 PM
Originally posted by Breeze147:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> English from the UK sounds soft and girly-like.

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That's because....ah, never mind. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I think you just want us to be soft and girly-like http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

MB_Avro_UK
09-06-2007, 03:24 PM
What about the British pilot who says in a quiet voice when he's about to die : " ...I think I've bought it.."

There was a lot of RAF slang about death. The word death was never used.Examples are:

'He went for a Burton'.
'He got the chop'.
'He bought it'.

I think that US pilots used the phrase 'He bought the farm'.

Were there any German sayings?

Best Regards,
MB_Avro.

Choctaw111
09-06-2007, 04:10 PM
The German Actor6 "Mayday_Mayday_I_m_going_down" is priceless!

general_kalle
09-07-2007, 12:59 AM
i have a couple of Favorites
mostly the panicked once.

1. the Japanese sound when they brun: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

2. the german when they burn.

Ich Brenne ich Brenna aaaaaaaaaa
(i burn i burn aaaaa)
sounds really realistic i think.

3.
the english when they are going down.
im going down, see you.
in a very calm voice.

4. the english when they destroy something:
Bloody hell Target destroyed!!

Kurfurst__
09-07-2007, 01:06 AM
Most of the German pilot voices were re-done by a guy who called himself Meat-water (one word, zoobi censor...) before the orginal release. IMHO they did a fantastic job. The original voice acting was very sterile... then this guy came and fixed it.

Feathered_IV
09-07-2007, 03:07 AM
There is a Russian sample that sounds for all the world like, At Pony Island lets try a colonic. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Phil_K
09-07-2007, 03:12 AM
The American pilots all sound about 13 years old.

And the American controller sounds like a weary old man who's dreading their return. There's an audible sigh before he says "OK number 4, you're clear to land".

It's as though he knows he's going to have to endure an evening of water-pistols and whoopee cushions etc.

ViktorViktor
09-07-2007, 03:29 AM
I downloaded an alternative English voice track somewhere (from an offline campaign from ExtremeOne maybe?) which I use now for all Air Forces (even Russian, German, etc).

The voice-actors have different English accents which I can't manage to identify - one of them sounds very Australian, though. Can someone tell me which accents these voice-actors have ?

ploughman
09-07-2007, 04:05 AM
The one who goes 'bloody hell!" in a slightly peevish manner is Northern Ireland if that's the one you mean?

lowfighter
09-07-2007, 05:03 AM
Originally posted by Phil_K:
The American pilots all sound about 13 years old.

.

Yes. Now the incredible thing is that with such a big US community nobody tried to start an alternative US patch project. I know it's hard and tricky but still...

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 05:12 AM
There is an alternative U.S. speech pack available at M4T. I like it.

Compan's recent Battle of France campaign features new British voices (and foul language). Good stuff.

There are accented German & Russian packs in English. (Haven't tried them yet).

And another plug for Feathered's Russian female pilot pack. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

You can also download period radio traffic and music with interfereance - even one where you can change nationalities in flight.

All of them will, of course get repetative - but a change is as good as a rest, as I said in another thread recently. Back up your originals and give 'em a go.

lowfighter
09-07-2007, 05:21 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
There is an alternative U.S. speech pack available at M4T. I like it.


If it's the one I know I have a problem with it: your wingman (or any other game character)will speak with diferent voices during combat.
Maybe it's a different one?
For a consistent patch you need 9 human actors to record the messages (one for the sqad leader, one for the control tower guy etc). Or maybe a genious comedian who can talk like 9 different characters. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 05:23 AM
I'll look into it for you. Back soon.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 05:31 AM
Just did a quick random play of several samples from 'actor 9' file - seems to be the same voice.

I got it here (very last item).
http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles_and_P...ilities/index-2.html (http://www.netwings.org/library/Forgotten_Battles_and_Pacific_Fighters/Utilities/index-2.html)

lowfighter
09-07-2007, 05:50 AM
Thanks Flyer for the link, it was what I thought. If you take almost (or maybe any) any actor and play the .wavs one after the other you'll hear different voices. I mean this is painfully to me to critique the work of people who made it, because I highly appreciate the initiative and I know that there was no other way once they decided to use sounds from other games.It was then obvious they couldn't cover consistently all the sounds present in il2.
To me the way to go is to find 9 talented people and do the records.

ViktorViktor
09-07-2007, 06:11 AM
I mean the one where the pilots trying to land ask the control tower guy 'Can I have a pancake please ?'.

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 06:16 AM
To me the way to go is to find 9 talented people and do the records.

Agreed. Any volunteers out there?

TheCrux
09-07-2007, 06:20 AM
Originally posted by Phil_K:
The American pilots all sound about 13 years old.

And the American controller sounds like a weary old man who's dreading their return. There's an audible sigh before he says "OK number 4, you're clear to land".

It's as though he knows he's going to have to endure an evening of water-pistols and whoopee cushions etc.

That, and the US tower guy speaks in much the high-handed way an elementary school principal would as he gives permission to land, or an admonishment to go around.

Then of course there's the annoyed reply from the pilot ( in an irritated resigned way...as though he were a kid being called in from playing outside to come in and do his homework ) "All-right, going around!" ) If he had a can, he'd kick it.

TheCrux
09-07-2007, 06:25 AM
Got me thinking. Anybody Japanese speakers know the actual translation of the 4th pilot in the flight? The Japanese number 4 ( or at least my phonetic interpretation of it ) doesn't show up in the transmission. He identifies hisself as sounding something like "JUdah Kwoitch" to my English speaking ears.

I thought the "JU" sound was for 10.

SeaFireLIV
09-07-2007, 06:27 AM
Originally posted by Choctaw111:
The German Actor6 "Mayday_Mayday_I_m_going_down" is priceless!

If it`s the voice I think you mean where the Jerry is screaming as he goes down, you`re right. I used to approach bombers then switch to enemy comms just to hear him screech as his wings flew. Very realistic and almost painful to listen to.

I also find the Russian speech pretty good, even though I don`t understand it. the Russian speech for `Bail out! Bail out!` is so dramatic and screeching I reckon the guy must`ve given himself a sore throat! But I like it anyway.

Russian and german voices are probably best done. American voices do sound a little `young` and `inexperienced`, is that the right word?

Brit voices are ok, but I find a little lifeless sometimes, especially bombers crews, but I changed the voices around a bit with some that were unused?

Any links to new accented russian voice packs?

Bremspropeller
09-07-2007, 06:32 AM
Anybody got the russian fwomen voice-pack? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

Low_Flyer_MkVb
09-07-2007, 06:34 AM
Originally posted by Bremspropeller:
Anybody got the russian fwomen voice-pack? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

http://mission4today.com/index.php?name=Downloads&file=details&id=1877

Makes a difference. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Bremspropeller
09-07-2007, 06:35 AM
Guess so http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif


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Deadmeat313
09-07-2007, 06:47 AM
I need to brush up on my German.

Deadmeat313 : "Permission to land, old chap."
ATC: "Nicht landen! Nicht landen!"
Deadmeat313 : "Er, I'm going to land now..."
ATC : "Arsloch..!"

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T.

rhinomonkey
09-07-2007, 06:54 AM
the russian control tower guy sounds like he's bored out of his mind when you ask for a heading to base.

I may try to make a new set of UK voices as the ones in the game arn't "spiffing" enouf for my liking! I have all the equipment i just need volunteers

lowfighter
09-07-2007, 11:14 AM
Originally posted by Low_Flyer_MkVb:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">To me the way to go is to find 9 talented people and do the records.

Agreed. Any volunteers out there? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That the hard thing http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif
And the same goes for other languages too. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

cawimmer430
09-07-2007, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Deadmeat313:
ATC : "Arsloch..!"


Arschloch http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

You're welcome. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Choctaw111
09-07-2007, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Choctaw111:
The German Actor6 "Mayday_Mayday_I_m_going_down" is priceless!

If it`s the voice I think you mean where the Jerry is screaming as he goes down, you`re right. I used to approach bombers then switch to enemy comms just to hear him screech as his wings flew. Very realistic and almost painful to listen to.



That's the one m8.

Phil_K
09-07-2007, 12:21 PM
Also, the French pilots sound like they're ringing you up and making a pervy phone call.

They're much louder than the others, and have a slightly furtive timbre to their voices.

Friendly_flyer
09-07-2007, 02:24 PM
Would anyone care to do a Scottish Control Tower guy?

mortoma
09-07-2007, 03:06 PM
What about that Aussie dude that asks "Am I in it by me self here?" That was good for a few laughs the first few times.

kameron1974
09-07-2007, 03:11 PM
My fave is the hungarian when he is going down.
"naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw"

SeaFireLIV
09-07-2007, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by rhinomonkey:
the russian control tower guy sounds like he's bored out of his mind when you ask for a heading to base.

I may try to make a new set of UK voices as the ones in the game arn't "spiffing" enouf for my liking! I have all the equipment i just need volunteers

Dunno if I would qualify as a `voice acter`. It would have to be for the English pilots. But if you want to give me a test try, I`ll have a go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

lowfighter
09-07-2007, 10:13 PM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rhinomonkey:

I may try to make a new set of UK voices as the ones in the game arn't "spiffing" enouf for my liking! I have all the equipment i just need volunteers

Dunno if I would qualify as a `voice acter`. It would have to be for the English pilots. But if you want to give me a test try, I`ll have a go. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I wish you both good luck!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

WOLFPLAYER2007
09-08-2007, 01:27 AM
This is something that pisses me off in this sim, the germans voices are to desperate, while the soviets have a very soft voice, sometimes gives me the impression that they are drunk.

Feathered_IV
09-08-2007, 02:56 AM
Making voice packs does not need to be a solo effort.

I'd be very happy to assist a capable voice actor by doing all the editing stuff, such as I did on the Russian female one.

Even one new voice actor at a time is a massive boost to the existing files.

lowfighter
09-08-2007, 03:30 AM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
Even one new voice actor at a time is a massive boost to the existing files.

Absolutely! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif