Poll

Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?

Yes
14 (15.6%)
No
64 (71.1%)
Only in certain areas (e.g., tech room. Post and say which ones you use)
4 (4.4%)
Snuffleupagus
8 (8.9%)

Total Members Voted: 90

Voting closed: June 08, 2012, 12:15:25 am

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Offline jg18

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Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
We at wxLauncher HQ would like to know whether you guys use text-to-speech, since we're trying to decide whether the speech checkboxes in the launcher (tech room, briefings, in-game, multi) should be checked or unchecked by default. The standard Windows launcher's defaults are for all of them to be checked. I always turn them off myself, but we want to know what you guys think. Thanks!

EDIT: As mentioned here, given the feedback in this thread and poll, we've decided that TTS will be turned off by default in wxLauncher, starting with version 0.9.0. Thanks to everyone who participated.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2012, 11:26:39 pm by jg18 »

 

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Yes, but only in mission and only in campaigns that are really talky. I'm lookin at you WiH.
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Offline Kolgena

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Never. Far too immersion breaking.

I will even go one step further to say that campaigns that are "voice acted" by a computer program would probably be more enjoyable had they been silent.

 
Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Yeah. Talky, non-voice acted missions only.
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Quicker and more accurate to read.
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
le no.

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Never. Far too immersion breaking.

I will even go one step further to say that campaigns that are "voice acted" by a computer program would probably be more enjoyable had they been silent.

+1.  althought i've never played a campaign that had built-in text to speech, i imagine that would drive me nuts.
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Text-to-speech is a useful feature. You don't have to distract yourself from combat just to read some messages.
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
I use it as a dev tool to pick out mistakes in blocs of text such as techroom and briefings.

It also helps when playing non VA campaigns to follow the in mission chatter easier without having to F4 all the time to follow something i missed because I was focusing on something else, monotone is annoying but i just filter that out now
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
No.
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Nope.

 

Offline jg18

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Just to make sure it's clear, text-to-speech options will be in the launcher no matter what. The question we're working on figuring out is whether or not TTS will be enabled by default (that is, whether the checkboxes will be checked by default).

 

Offline LHN91

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Nope. I've never had any real issue catching on-screen text while flying, though that may be due to the fact that I'm a pretty fast reader; and computerized speech is usually really.... unpleasant to my ears, I guess.

 

Offline Mikes

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Nope, don't use it either.

With one exception.... I found that text to speech works perfectly with "Just another day".

Everyone sounding like a demented idiot actually fits the mood of that mod perfectly :) LOL.

 
Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Note;
FSO Policy is that all features are turned off by default...
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Offline jg18

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Note;
FSO Policy is that all features are turned off by default...
Well, FSO policy is certainly that all launcher flags must be off by default, which then matches retail behavior. But the speech settings aren't flags; they're passed through the registry. And the Windows launcher has had TTS enabled by default for years. We'd like to have it disabled by default (but still available), hence this poll.

 

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Quicker and more accurate to read.
^ This.

English not being my native language and having been trained English mostly through forums and IRC, so through reading, the only single thing text-to-speech manages to achieve is annoying the hell out of me.
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
I use it heavily for Dev work so not only do I use it, I always have it enabled in Diaspora builds I make so that the rest of the team can use it.

Personally though I'm for having it switched off by default. It makes things like the tech room seem less professional.
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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Note;
FSO Policy is that all features are turned off by default...

Not any more; from 3.6.14 on almost all graphics options will be on by default.

 

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Re: Poll: Do you use text-to-speech with FSO?
Note;
FSO Policy is that all features are turned off by default...

Not any more; from 3.6.14 on almost all graphics options will be on by default.
Are you thinking of revision 8587? That hasn't been backported to the 3.6.14 release branch.