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posted on September 27th, 2013, 5:07 pm
Today I want to shed light on one aspect of development we are currently very involved in: Audio. In particular, vessel feedback.

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posted on September 27th, 2013, 7:16 pm
"if they are fighting a superior foe, or if you order them to strategically escape a conflict situation - more commonly referred to as "AHHH, RUN AWAY!"

the voices sound good, tho im not sure about the line for the excelsior 2 "engage in an easy fight"
and perhaps the klingon voice could be a bit more gruff (id assume the actors in the show spoke the way they did because of the fake teeth in their mouths)

not that im saying they are bad.

id offer to do some voices, im (fairly) good at some impressions but i have no microphone. so you wont hear my impression of captain sulu any time soon. :P
posted on September 27th, 2013, 7:18 pm
All sounding very good. I had thought about putting myself forward, but I don't have a good voice for that kind of thing.
posted on September 27th, 2013, 8:19 pm
Great work, but I thik the role of a mad B'rel captain with excessive bloodwine consumption would fit Boggzie much better! :lol:
posted on September 27th, 2013, 8:57 pm
I agree with hollodean,

Excelsior II voice sounds forced. The rest sound pretty good, except that when I heard the Klingon voice clip I couldn't help but think orc from warcraft...not Klingon.

The Defiant and Romulan voices are pretty awesome though.

Great work guys! I know good voice acting is hard to come by and I applaud your efforts to revamp this aspect of the game. It shows you guys are truly concerned with the overall experience and not just the game play mechanics or graphics quality.

My Regards!
posted on September 27th, 2013, 10:46 pm
That Borg is absolutely awesome. Better than the original Borg, actually.

The Klingon is good, but it feels like the mic is too clean. I'd have to go back and listen to a couple, but it seems to me like the existing Klingon voices have a bit of metallic echo, as if they're speaking in the typical industrial-metal guts of a Klingon ship.

I agree that Excelsior recording number 2 could be a bit more enthusiastic. It would be cool if he sounded calm in some of the clips, but more strained when he's entering combat like you would expect from the captain of a long range fire-support ship (assuming that's still what it is)

Overall though, these sound amazing! I've never played a mod with voice acting that can compete with that, and it beats out a fair number of games I've paid money for as well -_-
posted on September 27th, 2013, 11:05 pm
Wow that is magnificent :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

This is really impressive how much detail you folks put into this Mod !!!!!

I just can not wait to play the new Fleet ops. :thumbsup:
posted on September 27th, 2013, 11:18 pm
that is awesome :D
posted on September 28th, 2013, 2:25 am
*Cough cough* Command cube. :woot: :borg:
posted on September 28th, 2013, 2:50 am
beautifull , you make me very happy. :thumbsup:

pleases , include some Famouse quotes from Star trek universe...

klingons : Perhaps today is good day to die !
Klingon singing from DS 9, episode where K`or heroicaly dies....(this would be awesome)
More bloodwine ! some harsh klingon language.
federation : All hands to battle stations....
All hands abandon ship ! aaagh ! (from bridge comander) to exploding ship
romulan: I serve the Empire.
Dont interupt my reserch.
We lay in shadows....
who dares to chalenge us ?!

and many more.... for example many such quotes are in forum tread Achievments.
use imagination...

i hope , when i hear some , i will drop from my chair to floor , laughing ! :woot:
posted on September 28th, 2013, 12:33 pm
If you require any more voice artists, you can hear a sample of my work in KA2. I did the VOs for the ISC :) (and a few Gorn, but they were tricky)
posted on September 29th, 2013, 6:09 am
Glad to see all the feedback :). Indeed we have made sure not to ignore iconic Star Trek phrases and if you listen closely you should hear references to quite a number of events ... and even voice actors who have stylized themselves after particular canon characters! I'm sure that at least someone has recognized an almost-Picard in the provided samples :) .


We are always happy to hear auditions from potential voice artists - feel free to contact me via the provided email if you'd like to get involved :thumbsup:


With regard to Klingons in the series - from what I recall, the voices were heavily modified post recording to give that even 'deeper' tone - such as is the case with Worf in TNG. When you listen closely though, it degrades the quality of the recording - that's just covered up by the background music and visuals. Not all artists used that though I think - Gowron for instance has quite a different feel.

The A2/A1 Klingon voice overs sound the way they do largely because... they're really crappy recordings :sweatdrop: . If you listen at a loud volume to any A2/A1 voice overs, they are all extremely poor, with lots of noise due to the small file size (space was limited back then, so recordings were really reduced!). We prefer to let the sounds of battle instead give the noisy background you'd expect to hear in a warzone.

I still have a special place in my heart for the A2/A1 Klingon voice overs though and we have tried hard to find artists that emulate the feel behind the Klingon warrior!
posted on September 29th, 2013, 11:15 pm
Very nice, though I'm not sure what the Defiant's select quote means. Is it a reference to the Carrot and Stick Approach?

On that note, a ship that needs to repair in battle could do with sounding more exasperated. I doubt many would enjoy leaving their weaker allies to fend for themselves.

Any chance of a voice-over for manned stations like starbases and shipyards?
posted on September 30th, 2013, 8:34 am
Will there also be voices of ships you haven't selected? Like in new strategy games, where the units shout things when they are in battle and so on.
I also liked the approach of the Dawn of War series, where you got a race related comment when you first met the enemy. Is something like that planned as well?

Edit: The examples above don't work for me :(
posted on September 30th, 2013, 2:19 pm
YESYES 4.00 will be twice as awesome as 3.17.

Now seeing you guys have been promising this for more or less a year now I have to be the annoying one and ask when?
When it's ready of course, but how long till that? A lengthy period of time (3-6 months or more) or near future?
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