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I just started playing the game (installed the 1.44 patch)...my character doesn't ever speak...? Is that normal? I seem to have all the other audio...

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That is normal. The main character has the most dialog options, and would need a male, female and at least one child voice for them to be fully spoken, which would significantly increase the work and size requirements for the voice files.

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Poop. I was looking forward to some of her witty comments... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/disagree.gif" alt="" />

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Out of the hundreds of rpgs I have played in my time, there's only been a handful where the main character vocally says anything. It would be nice to get a sense of what your main character sounds like, but I guess it would be too much work to accomplish.

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Out of the hundreds of rpgs I have played in my time, there's only been a handful where the main character vocally says anything. It would be nice to get a sense of what your main character sounds like, but I guess it would be too much work to accomplish.


I think there are other valid reasons for *not* doing it. In how many players' heads do their heroes sound like stronger, maybe more mysterious, perhaps even sexier versions of themselves -- whether or not anyone wants to admit it? And how likely is a recorded hero voice to live up to the illusion?

It's like reading a book instead of watching a movie. Sometimes your imagination is just better. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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I guess after playing Divine Divinity and Spellforce I had gotten used to it - and really liked it. I just assumed that since DD had entertaining voice dialogue for the main character that BD would too.

Now that it's not there, I definitely miss it.

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I kinda miss hearing the character say "Brilliant" everytime you leveled up like he didon DD personally.

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I kinda miss hearing the character say "Brilliant" everytime you leveled up like he didon DD personally.


agreed...I miss that level-up sound in DD, too.

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yeah, that and some other fixed sentences he/she could say.... would make me feel more 'connected' to my hero


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... On the other hand my nerves got in a hard test everytime I had to listen to my char in <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> saying "I am over burdened. I can´t carry anymore". In the end I was banging my head on the desk...
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... On the other hand my nerves got in a hard test everytime I had to listen to my char in <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> saying "I am over burdened. I can´t carry anymore". In the end I was banging my head on the desk...
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TOTALLY seconded!!! That drove me up the wall!

That and 'I Do Not Know How To Do That'... I wanted to kill my character more than the monsters did sometimes!

Silence is golden, IMO <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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It'd only remind me of playing Discworld over again...

"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."
"That doesn't work..."

ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH............ <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/memad.gif" alt="" />

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@ Eliot and Plowking

Imagine that : The DK keep saying that thing... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> among with your char...

Show me the way for the mentaly ill sanatorium <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" />


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@ Eliot and Plowking

Imagine that : The DK keep saying that thing... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> among with your char...

Show me the way for the mentaly ill sanatorium <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" />


LOL!

They'd have to put me in a strait jacket for sure! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />


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@ Elliot <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> New type of armor perhaps?

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There were quite a few people complaining about those spoken lines in <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> -- I guess the Larians might have taken that into account <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />


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They'd have to put me in a strait jacket for sure! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />
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new type of armour


Great armour...I'd kill those monsters if I could just get my arms free!!

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true, but only the DIALOGUE lines should be spoken, not the message lines <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> that would help a lot


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I dont mind not having dialogue for the main char.... i sure as heck dont miss "What the hell did that just do?!?!" and i must agree on the overburdened part too... as a rule my char only crawled back to town under a VERY heave inventory... or to go talk to someone, so the quest can continue. (that movable bed was my savior time and time again) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />


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Personally, I laughed and laughed as I tried to have my character carry massive chests, and similar things. " I may be strong, but I'm not that strong!" <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> "How am I supposed to fight carrying all this stuff?" <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ROFL.gif" alt="" /> I guess I am just easily amused! I would prefer the main character to say something! I guess you just have to pretend your character is a mute...Yet sign language would be cool... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />


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