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What do you think countdown is actually for?
Poll ended at Sat Jul 01, 2006 7:13 pm
The end of the world 9%  9%  [ 1 ]
The end of the forum posts 18%  18%  [ 2 ]
The release of the 3rd episode of Minerva 73%  73%  [ 8 ]
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Perhaps she is trying to "out" you, so to speak, vecima...or should I call you Eric now? :)


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call me whatever you like, honestly,

but it is odd to me that this would happen...

...and that no one would come forth about it. should i be sensing a plot against myself, or do i jump to that conclusion too easily?


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You have absolutely nothing to worry about, Vecima. We'll take care of everything. :wink:

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Kastanok wrote:
You have absolutely nothing to worry about, Vecima. We'll take care of everything. :wink:


Yeah. That's right. I actually did a little research on how easy it would be to find out what your name really is. Well I googled "vecima" and it wasn't long before I stumbled upon a page where you posted your real name as Eric "vecima"... and then your last name. (I wouldn't want to reveal your last name on the forum, that wouldn't be very kind of me.) So there you have it, that's probably how it was done.


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hahaha! that would be my own website! -- type3 right? i hope it wasn't somewhere else!

i don't care much about my name's security. after all, my money is what's important and that's safely behind account # 09098433894 pin # 6648

have fun!


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hahaha! that would be my own website! -- type3 right? i hope it wasn't somewhere else!

i don't care much about my name's security. after all, my money is what's important and that's safely behind account # 09098433894 pin # 6648

have fun!


I think that's where I found it...it sound right anyway. But let me jot down that account info...{writing quickly}...ok, got it. LOL


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 Post subject: The Voice of Minerva...
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I know this is kind of like beating a dead horse, but how hard would it be to implement voice-overs for Minerva or any other mod for that matter? I was just curious if it would be difficult or not mostly. I don't have much mod experience (read: none) so I thought my more experienced acolyte friends could inform me on the subject a bit.


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Nesretep wrote:
...how hard would it be to implement voice-overs for Minerva or any other mod for that matter? ...


it would be as hard as talking. in the case of MINERVA i would say go with a speaking program. not that athena is an AI, just that she seems the type that would mask her own voice.


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Nesretep wrote:
I know this is kind of like beating a dead horse, but how hard would it be to implement voice-overs for Minerva or any other mod for that matter?

Staggeringly easy to implement - just replacing the existing modem-buzz sounds in each env_message entity would be enough.

The difficult bit would be in finding some sufficiently decent voice acting. Since professional voice-work is often cack, there's not much hope for free stuff. To be honest, I'd rather just keep with the voice inside my head...


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You could have something like an open invitation, sort of like a contest, for the acolytes to submit voice acting... The worst that can happen is that our annoying voices create an even more disturbing image for Minerva than she currently has. Oh, and it will cost a bit of time since you'll have to hear the submissions, lest there's, by chance, one that suits you. How about that?

Don't worry, we won't be offended if you keep the modem sound in the end.

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How much "bandwidth" does Minerva get to use? She is supposedly in a remote location, trying to avoid detection by the Combine while hacking their system and following the progress of her minion.

It is safe to assume that the messages are sent encrypted and compressed and are decrypted by the suit.

For technical and security reasons, voice is not the optimal way to send quips and highly sensitive information to your agent.

And yes, the coding of the triggers is very elegant. I hope another team of modmakers will find the time to update their mod, so the hearing impaired and the non-English gamers get to enjoy a very well-designed SP mod.

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The greatest difficulty with voice-acting for mods is, other than finding half-decent voice actors, is that very few people have access to adequate microphones, sound software and recording locations.

You can't just grab a £5 mic and sit in your bedroom/computer room. The recording quality is, honestly, crap and the acoustics are nothing more to speak of.

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I say it's worth the effort, since there's nothing to lose.

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i agree with Adam in that i'd rather continue to imagine Minerva's voice, if she has one.

If a poor actress came in to do her voice, I'd be hearing that voice for the rest of the series even if i turned it off.

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I always hear in my mind for the voice of Minerva some cross between SHODAN and [insert sexy actress with silky smooth voice here]. If She didn't sound at least a bit sexy how would you get a metro cop to leave everything behind and be your personal soldier against the Combine?


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