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voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127509] Wed, 12 April 2006 06:28 Go to next message
the scorpion

 
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hi everybody

i am currently working on various NPC/ RPC characters for my mod of 1.13 and i would need speeches for them as a next step to complete them

this time around, the characters will talk english (well, rather broken english or with heavy accent depending on their ethnic background) so i am looking for english speaking voice actors.

there are various kinds of characters, ranging from various east europeans over scandinavia people to Texans, to Brits, to Italiens and some character speaking African american vernacular english ( :professor: )

i will look for german and chinese character voice acting in the german and chinese boards i guess, so the characters mentioned above would mainly be the ones for which i am looking for speakers here. Please, anybody interested can contact me the_scorpion@swissmail.net for further information and some insight into the character selection

i need your help guys since it is not too easy to make good speech files

please consider even myself i have done the voice acting for some characters so there is no need to speak english very well, english with strong accent will do it and will even be better for certain characters :naughty:

requierements is basicly to have a microphone and a tool for recording (XP has a sound recorder)

thx anybody
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127510] Wed, 12 April 2006 22:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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it seems, the motivation for having "your own" character in a game is not quite enough, is it?

in ja2 vengeance, my voice actors later on also became betatesters and the first to fight so to say.

I hope i`ll get some feedback on this because there ar elots of characters that need voice acting
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127511] Thu, 13 April 2006 00:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Ballew

 
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I'm pretty good at doing different voices but I'm a modding/programming moron. I don't even know what I would need to us to make usable files. I would love to put time and effort into the modding process, just don't know where to begin.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127512] Thu, 13 April 2006 01:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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thanks for your interest CATMAN. The way i was planning it, no knowledge about modding or coding is required. i would basicly just send you the speech subtitles, which you read aloud and record

the only tool that i would send you is the ja2edt.editor. this file is some 100KB small, so i can send you that by email, plus it is in english and works simple and stable

using it, you can also correct mistakes that i made or replace whole lines with more appropriate ones.

anyway, complexity should not be an issue.

by the way it doesn`t matter what english you can talk, there are many characters that don`t really depend on an accent or a nationality for that matter

so american english is just fine, it is just that the range of playable characters is small but international
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127513] Thu, 13 April 2006 01:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
reserverat
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How many lines of dialogue would characters need recorded and when do you need them completed by.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127514] Thu, 13 April 2006 03:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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it completely depends on the character. some NPC have only 15-20 lines to say, RPC`s however can have over hundred lines to say (particlulairly number 57-60 as they also have some sector specific lines)

there is no deadline so far as my mod is far from being completed
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127515] Thu, 13 April 2006 03:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shrike

 
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I can have a go at it. My native language is Dutch, but people tell me my English is good. I could also do French and Japanese if required Smile
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127516] Thu, 13 April 2006 04:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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hehe thank you shrike. i see you are multilingual Wink

maybe you are talented for some trickier characters? Like a Mujaheddin type character that is a religious muslim or so. This is also a matter of political sensitivness i am afraid

the game plays in the caucasus/ black sea/ turkey area so there will be various characters like that
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127517] Thu, 13 April 2006 08:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
DaCheetah

 
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Location: New Mexico... Cleaner Tha...

I don't have a mic, but in the event I get one before you finish, I can do, well, American... yeah.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127518] Thu, 13 April 2006 09:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
enemy

 
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What about curse words / bad language? Will it be tolerated? Or maybe make a "clean" line to accompany the "bad mouth" line just in case...

1a. "STFU! I Heard something..."
1b. "Shut up! Heard something..."

2a. "Made it here. Next time I'll steal a f***ing car."
2b. "Here we are. With blisters and everything."

EDIT: I just realized why neither of 2a or 2b wouldn't work out because 2a would sound stupid if merc in fact was delivered by car and 2b was made up with only walking in mind... But those were just examples. Looks like it's better to stick with ultra-generic "Made it here" -type of dialogues due to fact those dialogues can't be tied to method of transportation merc was delivered, even avoiding using the word 'we' since mercs CAN travel alone.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127519] Thu, 13 April 2006 17:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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Curse words/ swearing would be tolerated depending on character and his/ her probability to use swear words curses. so far i thought of a system where i write the dialogue lines but give the speaker the option to correct me if my solution/ suggestion is too substandard or old fashioned or for other reasons not matching the character

if you speak an EPC or RPC, you can use excessive cursing in the battlesounds, these have no subtitles and appear more often in tactical view

off course rather generic cursing than stuff people could get too offended.

@enemy of the bowine

1a is an example where the subtiltle can be "STFU" but the voice itself can spell it out.

@Catman

i just noticed i have no way to contact you (e-mail wise)
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127520] Thu, 13 April 2006 23:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Ballew

 
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Srorpion - just updated my profile to show my email to memebers. ANy advice on which mic to get?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127521] Fri, 14 April 2006 00:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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thank you. will send a message

hm, i can`t tell. Ja2 probably won`t be able to play brilliant quality anyway, so you definitely don`t need high end equipment as far as a mic is concerned
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127522] Fri, 14 April 2006 00:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Ballew

 
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Should easily be able to do those two voices. Just send the scripts when you're ready. :cheers:
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127523] Fri, 14 April 2006 00:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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okay cool, thank you

sent you the files
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127524] Fri, 14 April 2006 04:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AZAZEL

 
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Hit me with some subtitles and indications too,if still in need.
Not sure how fast but hell,I'll do it!
Can do italian and french accent too.

Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127525] Fri, 14 April 2006 06:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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okay, thank you Az

indeed i do still need voice actors, volunteers are still very welcome.

i guess i don`t even have contacted all that stepped forward here becasue you know it is not easy to assign people to charaters without knowing their voices. Those that i have not yet contacted might drop me a mail, there it is easier for me...

thx for your support guys! i truly appreciate it and don`t be discouraged if it seems a bit chaotic what i am doing, assigning voices to characters is a long and complicated process and will most probably take some time
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127526] Fri, 14 April 2006 16:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
reserverat
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I'd be willing to help but I can only speak english with a slight Australian accent altho I can add more "aussie" flavour if required.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127527] Fri, 14 April 2006 21:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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i sent you a message reserverat.

@all

I guess i will have to properly align the characters to speakers and then see how to proceed and how many more speakers are required

i hope i get some feedback about my proposals so we can get this into an order

thx everybody for participation
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127528] Sat, 15 April 2006 00:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Ballew

 
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Scorpion - the .bmp files show the two characters and their dialog in that instance. The other files are gibberish. Do you just want the lines from the screenshot at this time?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127529] Sat, 15 April 2006 02:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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errr

did you open the other files using the tool that i sent, ja2edt editor?

or did i forget to send it?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127530] Sat, 15 April 2006 02:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank Ballew

 
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Didn't see editor. You might have forgotten to send it.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127531] Sat, 15 April 2006 03:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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okay, i sent it now. Hope it works out. otherwise... i am here and have time Wink
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127532] Sun, 16 April 2006 13:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shrike

 
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Damn, I overlooked this new forum - silly me

@the scorpion: I'm afraid I have no Arab/muslim impersonating skills, but feel free to mail me a character (you have my address) and I'll see what I can do.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127533] Sun, 16 April 2006 18:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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no problem, there are still enough other characters around. i guessed that this character i suggested will be a tricky one to find a speaker. Maybe i will have to do it myself, would be fun but would again lead to too many similar sounding characters = not good Sad

i`ll find you another character that according to my list, is not yet taken

*edit"

what about a new heli pilot? Has a bit more dialogue than an average NPC and needs some batllesounds, but still not as much work as RPC`s
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127534] Sun, 16 April 2006 22:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shrike

 
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Sure, beam it over :waving:
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127535] Mon, 17 April 2006 01:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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should be there...
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127536] Mon, 17 April 2006 06:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Shrike

 
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Hmm, nothing received yet. Check my address in my profile just to be sure?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127537] Mon, 17 April 2006 07:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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sorry. my bad

sent a new mail, hopefully to the correct account this time

it was the chopper pilot, right?
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127538] Tue, 18 April 2006 00:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
reserverat
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scorpion did you get my reply to your email? I haven't seen any files or further message.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127539] Wed, 19 April 2006 02:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AZAZEL

 
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@The Scorpion: you have mail! Smile
2,8 Mb of a zip in your mailbox(is it big enough?)-25 wavs,smallest at 50k, biggest is 441k. Not much bigger sound files than the ones you used in Vengeance,if I remember correctly.

Sorry,the editor you sent me couldn't open the files(missing extension,unregistered file,bla,bla,bla),sooo...I bearly managed to open that.You'll have to rename the files yourself,they are numbered from zero to twenty-four.

By the way who is,technically, the moddable NPC that supports(could support) so much talking? The only one I can think of would be Brewster...

Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127540] Wed, 19 April 2006 02:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AZAZEL

 
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@ DNA (from DownUnder):
we,or rather The Scorpion, could really use a soundmaster.Are you that one?

Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127541] Wed, 19 April 2006 04:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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@reserve rat

yes i received them. i was still fiddling around thinking about which characters to assign to you.

i can send you files, but had lots of problems wiht my email account so maybe it takes even longer. sorry for the delay

@azazel

i`ll check the files out thanx a lot

i like the files a lot. I think your speech very nicely matches! great job. You want a more important role? A mercenary or RPC role i guess?

there are only few RPC`s left. I have to see which speakers will actually deliver their speeches. damn it is really hard.

however i am not running out of NPC characters. Sure the one i assigne dyou is not amongst the most important ones gameplay-wise, but i guess i would have a big badass bad guy for you if you wanted to lend your voice to a villain

btw some of my speakers say that this tool http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ is very useful for this task
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127542] Wed, 19 April 2006 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Scorpion


I can do your African American mail voice. Let me know if you need the help still.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127543] Wed, 19 April 2006 17:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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hi generaljoe

i have nobody so far for this character. However i guess i have to wait for some answers though

i will inform you as soon as i know more

#edit

okay, i sent you a message, looks like it works out that way. hope to hear from you soon

thank you
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127544] Thu, 20 April 2006 02:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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IMPORTANT

sorry. I messed up. that edt editor i sent you guys is incomplete

http://jagged.gamigo.de/download/filearchiv_list.php?group=7

here you can get it ja2edt is the download. read the read me, it requires VB-6 to install

please get that file!
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127545] Sun, 23 April 2006 03:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AZAZEL

 
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Originally posted by the scorpion:
@azazel

but i guess i would have a big badass bad guy for you if you wanted to lend your voice to a villain

btw some of my speakers say that this tool http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ is very useful for this task
Load me.
Is that tool any good at filtering noise,and changing tonalities?

Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127546] Mon, 24 April 2006 07:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127547] Tue, 25 April 2006 23:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
the scorpion

 
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i`m sorry i haven`t testes the program myself but i will once i get around to re-recording some speech. then i will tell. If it is very good i can try to filter your speech if you want.

i just posted the link one of my speakers sent me.
Re: voice actor casting: donate your voice [message #127548] Wed, 26 April 2006 04:55 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
JohnnyK3886

 
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What voices do you still need filled? I can do all kinds of voices. (It's a nerdy skill.)

Lemme know what needs doing, I'd love to help.
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