Voicepacks are relatively easy to make. The clips need to be in mp3 format and can be named whatever is convenient to you. You’ll also need to add appropriate entries in speech.dat, as decribed below. After that, follow the instructions for installing voicepacks.
Types of Clips
Here’s a brief list of all the events for which voicepacks are normally used and how many clips are recommend, although any number can be used. They are used for both games, when not stated otherwise.
|Attack||The character is attacking||4-7||SPEECH_??_ATTACK1|
|Knocked Out||The character is KO’d||3-5||SPEECH_??_KNOCKED OUT|
|Frustration||Cannot follow player command||1||SPEECH_??_FRUSTRATION|
|Interrogate Me||The character is being attacked, but is waiting to be interrogated||1-2||SPEECH_??_INTEROGATEME|
|Hypnosis||The character was hypnotised||1-2||SPEECH_??_HYPNOSIS|
|Dodge||Character dodges enemy attack||1-2||SPEECH_??_DODGE|
|Defend||Character under attack||1||SPEECH_??_DEFEND1|
|Can’t Interrogate||Tried to interrogate enemy when other enemies are still in the area||1||SPEECH_??_CANTINTEROGATE|
|Pain||Is taking a small amount of damage||2-4||SPEECH_??_PAIN|
|Major Pain||Took a large amount of damage||2-4||SPEECH_??_MAJORPAIN|
|Respond||Ordered to attack||1-3||SPEECH_??_RESPOND|
|Select||Character selected by player||4-7||SPEECH_??_SELECT|
|Overpower||Using overpowered attack||1-2||SPEECH_??_OVERPOWER|
|Recover||Primary state wears off||1-2||SPEECH_??_RECOVER|
|Irritation||The character is in battle without any orders||1-2||SPEECH_??_IRRITATION|
|Heroic||Character is using a hero point||1||SPEECH_??_HEROIC|
|Heal||Character is using a healing power||1-2||SPEECH_??_HEAL|
Setting up speech.dat
This is the proper format for a speech.txt voice pack entry
- SPEECH_DT_ATTACK1_01, speech\english\dinothug\ATTACK1_01.mp3
DT is the two letter voice code, which must be unique for each character.
The two digit number on the end of the tag and before the comma will identify which clip this is. It should go in sequence from 1 to whatever the total number of clips is. If there is only one clip, then that clip must still have the number 01.
The part after comma is the directory within the mod folder or data folder. It can be changed, if desired. The best way to use this is to add new subfolders to make organizing new voicepacks easier.
Also note that a space before the tag MUST be present.