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a kind of help for German players - and now for our Russian friends, too
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a kind of help for German players - and now for our Russian friends, too

Greetings, fellow mine-crawlers underneath Greenlands shell of ice.

Just a few minutes ago, I thought I could check out the German voice files once, since these were originally intended to be heard by me, and I was a bit disappointed.

The voices of Philip and Red just didn't sound right. I couldn't even tell why, maybe it's the way they emphasize things differently in both versions, or just that they have no recogniseable accent at all in German, but anyway I liked the English voices much better.

Then I thought, maybe some other German players would like to have the English voices too, but are afraid they might not understand what they're saying, and that's why I had a closer look at the language files in the game directory.

I created a copy of the "Deutsch" file, and changed some values within it (the first lines regarding the file sources, and one line coming up later, that just determined the word appearing in the options menu as "Voice language").

This way I created the all-new, all-powerful, all-knowing and alltogether awesome language file called "Deutscher Text - Originalstimmen" (German text - original voices). OK, maybe I got a bit carried away when writing the adjectives...

I would do the same to the Russian language file, but I got a bit scared by all these codes inside it. Maybe I'll work on it later.

For now, only German players will get this new game experience, and I hope you'll enjoy it.

[edit]
I just noticed I forgot to mention where to put this file.
the *.lang file contained in the downloadable zip archive should be copied into your [Penumbra install directory]\Episode 1\redist\config directory.
After it's copied there, it will be available as an option in-game.

[another edit]
I made two versions of the "Russian text - English voices" file, since there were some language specific textures in the game. Things like signposts and the map markers.
So now, for Russian players, the zip file contains two lang files. One will exchange voices and game world textures with the English ones, and the other will only exchange the voices.
I can't understand or speak Russian, let alone read kyrillic letters, especially when they aren' even shown as letters, but as some kind of Unicode codes, so the language description is in plain English (but since it's just one word, it won't matter I guess)

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(This post was last modified: 04-07-2007 01:29 PM by klutzon.)
04-07-2007 04:03 AM
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RE: a kind of help for German players

I have completed the game in german language... for me is all fine, BUT the text and voice sometimes don't match. I haven't any problems with understanding the voices.
04-07-2007 09:34 AM
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RE: a kind of help for German players

Thaliur Wrote:This way I created the all-new, all-powerful, all-knowing and alltogether awesome language file called "Deutscher Text - Originalstimmen" (German text - original voices). OK, maybe I got a bit carried away when writing the adjectives...

Cool promotion of your work. Very funny!

I hope some people take part of your work, since it must have taken quite some time. Well done!

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04-07-2007 12:01 PM
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RE: a kind of help for German players

I was finished quite quickly once I figured out which values I have to change, but thank you anyway ^^

@AdiJager:
It's just a helper for those people who would like to hear the English voices, but can't understand English well enough to get their messages before the subtitles disappear.
With this file every text inside the game will be German, and the voices and textures will be English, so it's kind of like watching a foreign movie with subtitles in your own language.


But now, I'll have a closer look at the Russian file. Maybe I won't have to fiddle with the codes that most likely represent kyrillic letters.

[edit]
I think I got it right now. I made two versions of the "Russian text - English voices" file, since there were some language specific textures in the game. Things like signposts and the map markers.
So now, for Russian players, the zip file contains two lang files. One will exchange voices and game world textures with the English ones, and the other will only exchange the voices.
I can't understand or speak Russian, let alone read kyrillic letters, especially when they aren' even shown as letters, but as some kind of Unicode codes, so the language description is in plain English (but since it's just one word, it won't matter I guess)

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