Increase volume for speech synthesis, eg; comms

News and discussion of the PC port of Oolite.

Moderators: winston, another_commander

Post Reply
CWolfXUK

Increase volume for speech synthesis, eg; comms

Post by CWolfXUK » Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:06 am

Basically the speech is really quiet for me. Not the "Missile Lock" and other preset speech but the Text to Speech elements, where any on screen messages such as Comms are read by the dynamic synth.

Any ideas on how to boost this would be great.

Running on Windows 10.

another_commander
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Quite Grand Sub-Admiral
Posts: 5397
Joined: Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:54 am

Re: Increase volume for speech synthesis, eg; comms

Post by another_commander » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:30 am

There are two options here:
  • If you are using the default female voice, switch to the male one. It is a bit louder.
  • Browse into oolite.app\Resources\espeak-data\voices\!v folder and open the file named "f2" in a text editor. This is the default female voice we are using in the game. Then, change the value of voicing from 20 to something like 100 and that should bring it to at least the volume levels of the male voice. It will make it just slightly rougher, but hopefully still pleasant enough.
Hope this helps.

CWolfXUK

Re: Increase volume for speech synthesis, eg; comms

Post by CWolfXUK » Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:35 am

Sir, you are a stellar being!
Thank you for that - worked a treat. Been bugging me for ages, however lost my ability to log in here and ask - been too busy/lazy to sort new login!

User avatar
CWolf
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 317
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:33 pm
Location: Currently floating round Eninre

Re: Increase volume for speech synthesis, eg; comms

Post by CWolf » Sat Dec 26, 2015 3:05 pm

Just to update (yes, it was me before); the RP English Female sounds fine at 120. Not natural, which is fine as it is meant to be the shipboard AI.
The act of talking b*ll*cks whilst waving one's arms about wildly is referred to as testiculation.

Image

User avatar
Svengali
---- E L I T E ----
---- E L I T E ----
Posts: 2365
Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:52 pm

Re: Increase volume for speech synthesis, eg; comms

Post by Svengali » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:55 pm

CWolf wrote:Just to update (yes, it was me before); the RP English Female sounds fine at 120. Not natural, which is fine as it is meant to be the shipboard AI as it is.
Fixed it for you .-)

Post Reply