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Old 05-23-2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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Voiced MI1 and MI2

Sitting at work staring at a stupid screen all day, I was thinking to my self...
Why does know one just get the orginal MI1 and 2 and just put voice on it. It must be really easy to do because the game is there and the script.
I realise that maybe it would be expensive to get voice actors and to get the guy from MI3 and 4 back, but I am sure that maybe Lucas could run a competion to get fans who want to do it for free and use them.
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Old 05-24-2008, 08:22 AM   #2
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I suppose if some fans wanted to get together and put their voices in they could (until they were shut down by the LucasArts Legal department), like you say, it shouldn't be too difficult.

Frankly, it's quite clear now that LucasArts don't care much about their old properties anymore, they put in minimal effort to re-release some of the old stuff so that it works on XP, but beyond that, they won't spend the money for voice actors and won't care enough to get fans to do it for free since it would still cost money for them to re-package the games and distribute it.

The only cost effective way of doing it would be to get the free actors as you suggested and release it as a patch, but as I say, they really don't care enough anymore to do that, so they won't.

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Old 05-28-2008, 01:52 PM   #3
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I see what your saying.

Maybe if someone knew how to do it, or was willing to explain it or whatever I would gladly help or even do it my self. I could easily record the voices and have some decent equipment to do it. But I would just have no idea how to put them into the game.

(And dont say record them all onto tape and try to play the game at the same speed!) :P
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Old 05-28-2008, 03:00 PM   #4
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I have a programming degree, but I wouldn't really want to get into it, I can get to the source files, but I think adding voices would require some kind of redesign to the game that would get it to play wav files (at the moment I believe it's sound effects and music is done through MIDI) when something is needed to be said.

Personally, I don't have much time to do it, nor the inclination.

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Old 05-28-2008, 03:07 PM   #5
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Brilliant ideas like this are common but never get used. Monkey Island fans are just too few and far between for this to really work nowadays. :/
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:11 AM   #6
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Best case scenario that will never happen: LucasArts puts voices on MI1 and 2 and releases them as special editions on the Wii for cheap.

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Old 08-31-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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I don't mind the voices not being there; the music and atmosphere makes up for it, in my modest opinion. The idea is nice, though, but its likeliness of happening is debatable. I wouldn't hold my breath, personally.
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Old 09-07-2008, 03:31 PM   #8
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Best case scenario that will never happen: LucasArts puts voices on MI1 and 2 and releases them as special editions on the Wii for cheap.
That's not gonna happen any time soon, but if it did, it would be brilliant. I imagine they'd add updated music too (that is, the same music but re-recorded with real instruments at high quality. I can imagine lots of nice fingerstyle guitar and accordians )
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Old 10-02-2008, 01:51 PM   #9
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I'm on it, hold your pants... Unfortunately it's currently impossible for MI1.

I don't know, is that purple UI version thing of MI1 actually the same SCUMM version as MI2?
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:06 PM   #10
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Yeah, saw that thread yesterday. Good luck with that.

And yes, I believe it's the same Scumm Version (do you mean the CD version of MI1?) so it may be possible.

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:15 PM   #11
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Well I'll have a play around with MI1 anyway. *whacks out the test speech*

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IT WORKS!
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Old 10-02-2008, 03:50 PM   #12
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Woo! I'd totally audition to be a voice, but I got me no mic.

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Old 10-02-2008, 03:53 PM   #13
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:36 PM   #14
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And yes, I believe it's the same Scumm Version (do you mean the CD version of MI1?) so it may be possible.
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IT WORKS!
Dang. Does it only work with the CD version? I wish there was a tool to extract the files from the Sega-CD version.
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:39 PM   #15
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Scummtr supports the Sega CD version, who knows, it might work. I found out it worked in MI1 by extracting the dialouge with Scummtr then assigning a speech file then reinserting it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:22 PM   #16
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This project is a great idea, but i urge you to run it past the folks at Lucas Files who approve mods for all LucasArts games, as it is a modification of the file set, albiet a wonderful one. Good luck with the project.


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Old 10-25-2008, 03:48 PM   #17
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Actually, Lucas Files aren't directly affiliated with LucasArts, they're a fan run website who don't approve mods, they just host or link to them and help support them (although it would be handy to get in touch with them for you to get the mod on their website so more people will get to it).

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