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  16:09:45  9 August 2004
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CMSGT Johnson
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Hehe, yeah we kinda of talked about this a while ago. My only problem is with how I've seen localised work. But it's my experience with older games so they might have fixed it but I doubt it.

My problem is the voice radius. I know some games use to have a set radius. No matter how loud or soft you spoke the sound would go out a certain distance and stop. It might fade the further you get but it had a set limit.

This led to some interesting 'features'. You could hear a change in the sound indicating someone was using local voice even though they were speaking quietly enough to not here the conversation. Just a real faint white? noise. But also if you wanted to yell a warning across a large room you couldn't do it because it was outside the local range....and yelling at home sometimes isn't reasonable while playing a game with others in the house or in close appartments.

So. My take on the idea was two keys/modes. One for normal/whispering and one for yelling/broadcasting. For both you speak normally or quietly, but the yelling mode would "pump-up" the volume to increase the range without you having to actually yell at home.

I'm sure the localised voice has improved so there is no sudden cut-off range or background give away sound, but that still would require yelling to talk to someone far away.

Of course it appears there are radios so yelling might not be needed. All depends how they function in-game.
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Hey Doc, have they stated anything (The Devs) about adding in voice com support? It would be nice to have it, and if it was put in the way you suggested, it would be flawless imo. It would bring a whole new depth to the MP experience of Stalker.
  15:22:11  9 August 2004
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Doc Jones
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Hehe, yeah we kinda of talked about this a while ago. My only problem is with how I've seen localised work. But it's my experience with older games so they might have fixed it but I doubt it.

My problem is the voice radius. I know some games use to have a set radius. No matter how loud or soft you spoke the sound would go out a certain distance and stop. It might fade the further you get but it had a set limit.

This led to some interesting 'features'. You could hear a change in the sound indicating someone was using local voice even though they were speaking quietly enough to not here the conversation. Just a real faint white? noise. But also if you wanted to yell a warning across a large room you couldn't do it because it was outside the local range....and yelling at home sometimes isn't reasonable while playing a game with others in the house or in close appartments.

So. My take on the idea was two keys/modes. One for normal/whispering and one for yelling/broadcasting. For both you speak normally or quietly, but the yelling mode would "pump-up" the volume to increase the range without you having to actually yell at home.

I'm sure the localised voice has improved so there is no sudden cut-off range or background give away sound, but that still would require yelling to talk to someone far away.

Of course it appears there are radios so yelling might not be needed. All depends how they function in-game.
  04:22:58  9 August 2004
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-]CoC[-Sabbath
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THE BEST IDEA EVER I think

Ok, so first I'm from Canada. I'm 20, and I've been waiting for stalker forever. I know there will be a "co-op" mode in MP. GSC isn't stupid, they wouldn't ruin a game by leaving it out. What I think is that online should basically be SP. The zone, the missions, all of it. That would make for awsome games on permanent servers. But my SUPERCOOL IDEA IS: "Localized in-game voice chat" Basically instead of it being broadcasted over the entire server, your voice would be heard by those around you. If it can be done (doesn't seem hard) I think that would revolutionize ingame chat. Anyway, my idea rocks.

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