Hi Clement, Clement wrote:
View commands have a lot of ways of being presented... you can have what you have in Mota right now, just a straight list of everything, or, the one I prefer... things like the way Treasure Hunt does it. Program commands to look in a certain direction. Have some kind of modifier key, and have a direction associated with an arrow key... and non-cardinal points can be mapped to two simultaneous arrows? That just seems to me the best way to do things.. My reply: Essentially, what you are talking about is kind of a look ahead command. Control+left might speak all the items to the left of the player and control+right might speak everything to the right, and control+up would speak straight ahead etc. I kind of like that.The catch 22 is that currently in MOTA you can't interupt speech. That means if there is a lot of things in that direction you'll litterally be listening to each and every one of them until it shuts up. Not too cool. Clement wrote: as finding sounds to fit someone like Horus or Anubis would be difficult to near impossible. Unless you found a voice actor who could make themselves sound that gruff. I think the look command is the best you're going to get for a while. My reply: That's exactly why I used them as examples. I mean rendering something like that in audio is pretty difficult, especially on a shoestring budget, and a person really needs a full fledged sound studio like the big developers have to come up with anything convincing. Even so voice or no voice that doesn't describe what some of these guys look like. To give you an example here I remember when the original Stargate movie was released. This was long before the television series SG1, Atlantice, and Stargate Universe came along. I remember sitting in the theater and I was just blown away at some of the costumes and special effects in the movie. I really don't think there is an easy way to describe it in words. However, it would be easier to try and describe it than to just make up a sound and say, "here's a Horus Guard." Just doesn't work. Cheers! --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://email@example.com. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.