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Feathered_IV
02-03-2007, 02:55 AM
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 equal representation of women in the VVS? Well now comrades, the moment has come!

Back in October I asked if anyone out there would be interested in collaborating on a modest entry into the murky world of 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, Anna Tulchinsky AKA Mrs. Mango. A woman 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_smile.gif

We are proud to announce the release of this addon for the RU speech folder. Mrs. Mango has contributed more than one hundered and sixty separate speech samples. These have been edited and integrated into the game with all background and audio elements added to compliment the existing voices. She will be occupying the Actor9 slot, which makes her your new wingman (wing-person maybe?).

Additional goodies include some bonus take-off and in-flight tracks. Plus a little tool-kit for those who would like to edit or create their own speech packs.


Get it now at Mission 4 Today:

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

Enjoy!

Ken_Det
02-03-2007, 03:17 AM
Thanks for the heads up.
Will have to give it a try after I get my TR4 Pro fixed after updateing it, and haven it go http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif
Would be a change of pace for shure http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Markku38
02-03-2007, 03:27 AM
Thanks http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

One of my offline campaings which now play is Pe-2 campaign.
I read now book "Petlyakov Pe-2 Peshka" and VVS has too women fly of them.

woofiedog
02-03-2007, 03:53 AM
Will be checking this out over the weekend. Mint

Thank's to All that put the time and effort into making this addon. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Platypus_1.JaVA
02-03-2007, 05:36 AM
That's great man! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Give my thanks to Mr and Mrs Mango!

RegRag1977
02-03-2007, 05:37 AM
If we install it, will it overwrite the normal voice files?
Shall we save old files before installing? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

DuxCorvan
02-03-2007, 05:52 AM
"What are you doiiiing!" "Retuuurn immediatly!" It's gonna be like having the mistress all day behind ya. It lacks my favourite: "This room is a pigsty!" http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

RegRag1977
02-03-2007, 05:58 AM
Hi, hi, hi http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Marcel_Albert
02-03-2007, 06:12 AM
cool http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

i will try it , thank you ! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

tigertalon
02-03-2007, 06:34 AM
Thanks man! U should see my GF, she went greenly jealous when heard her... "What's that? Who's that?... No, really, who's that? Why do you have these sounds now? Old ones not good enough?"

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

badaboom.1
02-03-2007, 07:23 AM
Thank You Feathered http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifand please pass along my thanks to the Mangos for thier hard work and effort!!

GerritJ9
02-03-2007, 07:24 AM
A HUGE thank you to all concerned- ESPECIALLY Mrs. Mango http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif!!!!!!!!!! She deserves the "Wife of the Year Award"!!!!!!!!!!

Hrannar
02-03-2007, 07:25 AM
Excellent work Feathered_IV http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Now I wish all the speech in the game would have that crackling radio sound this speechpack has.

This is definately a keeper http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

leitmotiv
02-03-2007, 07:27 AM
Brilliant idea!

MadBadVlad
02-03-2007, 07:56 AM
Great work Feathered http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif she sounds just fine. Off to get some aural pleasure now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Markku38
02-03-2007, 08:07 AM
Originally posted by Hrannar:
Excellent work Feathered_IV http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Now I wish all the speech in the game would have that crackling radio sound this speechpack has.

This is definately a keeper http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

money_money
02-03-2007, 08:45 AM
This is really great, very professional job.
The blank number sound file is a great idea and a real improvment.

I have installed the infilght and takeoff music files also; am I correct in thinking that this is giving the regular sound files a bit of a muffeled sound? it sounds better now. Before I had the master volume on about 8, and the voice volume on about 1 to save my ears from the german voice screeming over the radio that his plane is on fire, but now it seems I can turn it up a bit.
Will have to start a VVS carear to truly enjoy this addon.

Great work.

waffen-79
02-03-2007, 09:07 AM
thanks mate!!!!!

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Sintubin
02-03-2007, 09:26 AM
Thx

Say thx to Anna Tulchinsky http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

BillyTheKid_22
02-03-2007, 09:58 AM
Howdy! Feathered_IV, Thanks and Cool!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Haigotron
02-03-2007, 10:52 AM
you truly are my fine feathered friend (sarcastic cackle...)

thanks a lot! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif i say this to everyone but, feathered for president!

papotex
02-03-2007, 10:56 AM
THAT IS COOL! been waiting for your speech pack ! thanks man!


i would be great if eventually we can have one diferent personality for each pilot in a squadron but as Feathered_IV has shown me, its a pains taking task to get it done.

Choctaw111
02-03-2007, 03:29 PM
Been waiting for this for a while and will be a nice addition. Thanks.

Feathered_IV
02-03-2007, 08:15 PM
Originally posted by Hrannar:
Excellent work Feathered_IV http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Now I wish all the speech in the game would have that crackling radio sound this speechpack has.

This is definately a keeper http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Hehe, thanks everybody http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/touche.gif

Mrs. M did a pretty good job there. Rather more Litvak than Budonova, if you know what I mean http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/inlove.gif

Hrannar, if you put the static in-flight and take-off tracks in the right folders (instructions in the readme) it will indeed sound like all voices have the same audio effects. Mrs. M's ones will just blend right in too.

Maybe next job will be to antique all the Japanese ones so they sound like they have really bad radios.

Or maybe a WAAF controller for the GB pack. I reckon I could ring up long distance to one of those pommy sex-chat numbers. When she starts with the "And now I'm taking off my..." I can interrupt and say, listen darling. Thats all very well, but what I really want you to say is "Warning! There is traffic on the runway. Go around. Go around!" etc. etc. Just need to record it all and we'd be laughing. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif

PBNA-Boosher
02-03-2007, 10:04 PM
Thanks man! This will make flying the Yak-1 and Pe-2 much more realistic for me. Maybe now Oleg will add in the female squadrons for 4.08?

EDIT: After taking a semester and a bit of Russian, I can actually interpret the words! It's a lot clearer with these than it is with the defaults. Goodbye HUD messages forever! Я говорю по-русски!

mandrill7
02-04-2007, 06:20 AM
Originally posted by PBNA-Boosher:
EDIT: After taking a semester and a bit of Russian, I can actually interpret the words! It's a lot clearer with these than it is with the defaults. Goodbye HUD messages forever! Я говорю по-русски!

The real test of whether you speak passable sim-Russian is whether you can translate "Yolki-palki"? I got my russian girlfried to help me on that one.

And how about "Ooh-pa-laaah!"?

Frequent_Flyer
02-04-2007, 12:50 PM
Any chance this may be released in ZIP format?
Thanks in advance

papotex
02-04-2007, 02:50 PM
This is the best mod that has come out,
i love the birds chirping when siting on the runway too!

EXELLENT WORK!!!

one question: what do i do with those radio static EXTRAS?

Feathered_IV
02-04-2007, 04:17 PM
F_F, you can get a free version of winrar here:

http://www.download.com/3000-2250-10007677.html

It's a measly .98mb, you'll be able to right click on anything then and select "extract here".
Even those pesky .7z files. You'll be laughing and throwing stones at your old winzip in no time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Feathered_IV
02-04-2007, 04:22 PM
Hi papotex, if you were of a mind to 'static up' some speech files yourself, I added those as a kind of template. The silent ones for the Actor1 slot get rid of things like the "Alti-tooh-dee-neh" every five seconds from the Italian flight leaders. As well as every other countries equivalent http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/halo.gif .

BillyTheKid_22
02-04-2007, 04:34 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif Cool!!!

papotex
02-05-2007, 11:37 AM
hey man, you know you got me thinking.

i think im gona change those "this is #" files
and do like.... "this is george" or "this is pete" just names of my friends, set their skill levels acordingly. (george is clumsy in real life so ill need to watch his back more.

i can just call them on the phone and have them say what ever i ask them to, and record with a microphone to the telephone speaker.

THIS IS SO COOL!!.......... i was just kinda joking about that http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif ......hmmm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

CzechTexan
02-05-2007, 12:21 PM
A big thank you to all of you http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
This is truly a work of art and a classic add-on. In the past I never really bothered too much with the music and sound files but with all the new sounds it really makes this sim more enjoyable.

I also never really bothered about wondering which actor was the leader, his wing, number 3, and his wing. I only tested this for a little bit and still just wondering which actors belong which plane. And where does Number 9 come in? wingman only?

I got confused because I was Number 3 in a fighter flight but my wingman was still male. I had some bombers in the same battle and I think the female voices were coming from a bomber. Can someone clarify?

woofiedog
02-05-2007, 12:52 PM
Had a chance to run the new program... and a Excellent Job for all that put this together. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Frequent_Flyer
02-05-2007, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
F_F, you can get a free version of winrar here:

http://www.download.com/3000-2250-10007677.html

It's a measly .98mb, you'll be able to right click on anything then and select "extract here".
Even those pesky .7z files. You'll be laughing and throwing stones at your old winzip in no time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Thanks Feather head. Sounds great. The female pilots voices are much quiter than their male counter part. Was this by design?

SeaFireLIV
02-05-2007, 04:55 PM
I may actually try this...

BadA1m
02-05-2007, 04:57 PM
Cool! DLing now.

Feathered_IV
02-05-2007, 06:22 PM
Originally posted by Frequent_Flyer:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Feathered_IV:
F_F, you can get a free version of winrar here:

http://www.download.com/3000-2250-10007677.html

It's a measly .98mb, you'll be able to right click on anything then and select "extract here".
Even those pesky .7z files. You'll be laughing and throwing stones at your old winzip in no time http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Thanks Feather head. Sounds great. The female pilots voices are much quiter than their male counter part. Was this by design? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Depends what she is saying sometimes. If she is ordered to rejoin for example, I made it slightly lower so's it sounds as if she's further away. Likewise for the return to base response. Most I tried to match the same volume though.

mean_mango
02-05-2007, 08:31 PM
Everyone, thank you very much for your kind words! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blush.gif Mrs. Mango had a lot of fun doing this and we're very glad it's been well received.

A HUGE thank you to Feathered_IV for initiating this project (great idea!) and putting in all those hours editing the raw recordings. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif I can't wait to try it out myself.

LEBillfish
02-05-2007, 11:35 PM
Love it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/heart.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gifhttp://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

hkg36sd
02-06-2007, 10:28 AM
Here's a painting of the real Pilots which was done in 1985 for a reunion by Sergei Bocharov.

It was from a book called "Images of War" by Orion Books. Fantastic Artwork from all sides during WW2.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/MF--C/RusWmnAv.jpg

Feathered_IV
02-07-2007, 12:15 AM
Oops! Something I forgot to mention in the readme. (and a discrete bump)

The "This is two" sample is a blank one. This stops things like "This is two, I'm taking hits. This is two, I'm on fire. This is two I'm going in..." etc. etc.

If you haven't done something similar already, you can copy and paste this into the speech folders of other nationalities too. It helps things sound a bit more natural. Less is more I reckon. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif

woofiedog
02-18-2007, 07:44 AM
Great job on this addon... a Great change from the over used radio messages that come with the game.
Will you be doing any more in the near future??? Maybe! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif