View Full Version : Suggestion - Additional feature

01-17-2005, 04:33 AM
It should be sufficiently easy to add since we are already using direct x from micro$oft to imply a small addition to the program we so greatly love. SPEECH!in eq1 it was allowed to take dictation input. but not output - so we used a program called EQwatcher (www.eqwatcher.com)that monitored our log files and read our tells and chats aloud to our ears!This is a feature i so desperately miss. it was lousy robotic voices. (but there are higher quality ones available for purchase online) but it was free and simple and would be a basic simple addition to everquest that would add back the life i miss from eq1. it doesnt have to be positional audio . or anything fancy.. just simple logfile text to speech conversion using microsofts directx text to speech api . and 3 choices to enable or disable for each - tells - guild - chat channels - (if it was built into eq2 we wouldnt need to have our logfiles on, causing lag and eating up more drive space)please and thank you soe <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

01-17-2005, 06:46 AM
I like it...Although a lot would probably disagree with it being placed into a patch or what have you, it would be a neat feature for those who like to customise their character further.In a game called Operation Flashpoint, it had all the basic DX voices, and allowed you to adjust the pitch and tempo of these voices. Okay, it sounded a bit crummy, but yes,people could buy (or SOE could buy licenses for) new voices.So you're standing in game, you have your voice set to "HUMAN_M_3 - PITCH: 200%, TEMPO: 50%", which is sent along side the text, very easy, seeing as all you're doing is sending an additional few characters of code after what you say, i.e. : "HUMAN_M_3<img src="/smilies/69934afc394145350659cd7add244ca9.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />=200:T=50", so it wouldn't cause tremendous lag.But yeah, it all depends on how popular such a device would be. (ALthough I'm still a fan of the optional packs, as they allow people to download additional content at their leisure).

01-17-2005, 10:33 AM
I've wanted my wife to play, but her vision is such that reading all of the text is not possible. Having a sound option would open up the game to her. So, here is my vote. Great idea!

01-18-2005, 01:53 AM
yes yes wives that play eq and understand our addiction = better love lifes for all . yet another good reason to put it in.. though with direct x its kind of already there. .found that if i enable the speech portion of windows xp it sometimes works auto matically , hoping its not a result of a bug