Hi Dark,

Hmmmm...Well, you are right about AT&T Crystal. My initial reason for
picking her is exactly because with a little tinkering around with
Goldwave she sounds like a starship computer. I'll take your
suggestion under advisement. Since I have many of the necessary speech
clips done using her voice I suppose it wouldn't kill me to continue
using her for that specific title since it would greatly add to the
over all ambience.

As for the analog movement I must say it has greatly improved the game
a lot. There are times when jumping I forget to hold the jump keys
down long enough and poor Angela falls screaming into a fire, onto
some bronze spikes, or flat out misses a rope. My mind and hands are
still use to the light tap and jump over opsticles method that I often
wind up killing myself before I remember I'm now using an analog jump
system. Lol!

Smile.



On 4/1/11, dark <d...@xgam.org> wrote:
> Hi tom.
>
> Having spent the week betwene boxing day and new years day of Christmas
> prostrated with the flue myself, very irritating sinse I had such a bad sore
> throat I didn't even want to speak for fear of damaging my voice, so had to
> resort to a combination of Typing stuff on my laptop and sign language.
>
> Eitherway I actually really sympathize at the moment, and am glad you, Mrs.
> Ward and your son are now all recovered.
>
> on to games.
>
> Well funnily enough Scansoft Daniel is my default sapi voice for precisely
> the same reason, and that also counts using winfrotz tts and playing muds as
> well as games like lone wolf or Jim's.
>
> Daniel is of course Tom's british brother, and in fact to me sounds very bbc
> news (I did find your description of Tom as a newcaster rather amusing), so
> I do understand the reasoning here.
>
> in fact my only problem with daniel is it has preset speaking of
> abbreviations which (unlike with orphius), you can't alter.
>
> So I do have to get used to being told I've selected manuscript sapi as my
> default voice or that my character has 13 hp 12 mana and two street (for
> staminer points noted as st on the display).
>
> All this aside I do understand your use of Tom in most games, ---- however
> there is one title where I would beg to disagree.
>
> Startrek final conflict, sinse Crystal while not actually! the startrek
> computer voice, does sound similar enough to it imho to actually contribute
> to the atmosphere of the game.
>
> usually I wouldn't mind a synth voice in games so long as it is a good one
> and so long as it's just speaking menues and not playing a character, but to
> me playing stfc, crystal actually seemed to be a character, and made the
> games' immersion far more complete.
>
> If Switching to Tom for the next version of stfc is a must, ---- fair
> enough, but if (sinse you already have some startrek voice clips recorded),
> you might considder keeping Crystal just for the startrek games because of
> the happy accident of her resembling the computer, --- that would imho be a
> good thing.
>
> As you know I'll be looking forward to seeing analogue movement finally!
> make it into an audio game, and I'm a big exploration fan so will be very
> much looking forward to both mota games.
>
> Also as per my ambience artical, it'll be great to have more music, imho a
> wonderful way of showing different environments and parts of the underground
> without having to worry about inserting lots of background details.
>
> Beware the grue!
>
> dark.
>
>
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