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« on: October 23, 2009, 02:26:15 am »

i was thinking of mods(i have no experience with mods) but i came up with 2 ideas
1hear the aliens in their own language and see the translations
2different character dress(slight random changes in alien appearance each encounter except on home planets)

can you list any other ideas maby we can pool efforts to create a mod like uqm extended edition
thanks sorry if i seem passive
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009, 06:32:15 am »

I have some negative on those ideas - I kind of fail to see added value in this , especially concidering the amount of work that will go into this .
Code-wise this would be really simple - just replace music file and graphics before re-compiling but to have to record all the dialogue for all races for scratch and to re-draw all the visual appearances ...
If you don't speak Japanese , you could install Japaneese voice pack and use English subtitles , might work , though I personally really disliked the voises there .
Again , sorry for being negative .
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Re: mod ideas
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009, 09:44:00 am »

I think he means hearing the aliens speak in Ur-Quanese and Spathinese etc Wink
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2009, 03:35:25 pm »

I think he means hearing the aliens speak in Ur-Quanese and Spathinese etc Wink
I believe Alvarin's point was that Japanese sounds much like Spathinese to the untrained gaijin.
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Re: mod ideas
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2009, 06:17:36 pm »

You know , if the game was localized all over the world , it might have been nice to assign each race it's dialect .
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Re: mod ideas
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 12:04:30 am »

I'm pretty sure the aliens' languages don't actually exist, so it'd be kind of hard to record dialog in them.
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2009, 11:03:24 am »

I'm pretty sure the aliens' languages don't actually exist, so it'd be kind of hard to record dialog in them.

Look its quite straight forward: you just create whole new languages for all 20 alien races
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2009, 04:45:09 pm »

You can fake it. It's easy!

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(It's the joke from Stargate: SG1 season 3 episode 'Point of View')
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2009, 05:56:34 pm »

Um... creating a language is actually a lot of work. First you need to design a grammar system together with small, common words such as prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions, etc. This part isn't particularly difficult, especially if you choose to make the grammar simple. But then you also need to create a huge vocabulary.
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« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2009, 08:39:02 pm »

Um... creating a language is actually a lot of work. First you need to design a grammar system together with small, common words such as prepositions, pronouns, conjunctions, etc. This part isn't particularly difficult, especially if you choose to make the grammar simple. But then you also need to create a huge vocabulary.

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Re: mod ideas
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2009, 05:42:54 pm »

I think I've seen it said somewhere before that it was simply not possible the way they coded it, but I kinda wish the star systems and planetary resources were generated randomly.  I know resource gathering can be tedious as it is, but for replay value that is one thing that has always bothered me.  On the upside, it's not like I ever remember where the good planets are anyway...  Roll Eyes

On another note, I know a whole lot of "modernized" graphics of the verious ships have been generated over the years.  Has anyone actually been successful in integrating them into the game or are they just basically eye candy?
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