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STAR WARS in BZFLAG

Post by Gerbil » Wed Mar 24, 2004 3:31 am

Hi all!

Just for giggles I made a "Star Wars" pack for BZ (It is simply wav files in the DATA folder).

If you want to try them (they have been tested and work well)
just hop over to:

http://www.theonlinerdiner.com/BZSTARWARS1.zip

Just rename your old DATA folder and then copy and paste this one into the program folder after unzipping.

It has been virus checked and is clean if you get it from my site.

All of the sounds are changed and work quite nicely. I will add images in the next "version".

Enjoy!

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Post by julesthejackal » Mon Apr 19, 2004 4:01 pm

Hi Gerbil

Tried many times to download this file but with no success.

Can you see whats wrong....I would love to try it out :cry:

Take Care

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Post by Texan » Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:56 pm

julesthejackal wrote:Hi Gerbil

Tried many times to download this file but with no success.

Can you see whats wrong....I would love to try it out :cry:

Take Care

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Specifically, the url cannot be found... :)

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My mistake--corrected!

Post by Gerbil » Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:49 pm

Gee--go figure, I made a small typo--here's the correct and working URL. Sorry for the inconvenience.

It takes a few games for the sounds to be "intiuitive" but after that it's easy.

There is also a "sound sample page" if you want to listen online one at a time to them or just get the details on what sounds I used.

Here's the correct URL for the zipped "data"folder:
www.theonlinerdiner.com/BZSTARWARSv1.zip

Here's the sample page:
www.theonlinerdiner.com/bzstarwars/bzstarwars.html

Some examples:

Steamroller=Imperial ATAT Walker stomping-clank sound
Fire=Lightsaber swing
Shockwave=Imperial TIE Fighter screaming approach sound
Teleport=Darth Vader Breathing


You can also hear Princess Leia, Jabba the Hutt, Darth Vader, R2D2, some Star Wars music--you get the idea.

I will work on matching graphics if I can get the time.

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Post by Death Barrel » Tue May 18, 2004 9:48 pm

it is great man :) makes me feel like i am in some sorta jedi tank war or something w/ a light saber ...hehe


BTW: what is all involved in in making this star wars sound theme? can you just replace the sound files with different sounds?

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How to make sounds...

Post by Gerbil » Wed May 19, 2004 1:13 am

Frank Siegert actually told me how to make the sounds years ago and they have not changed much since so here it is for those who are interested...

22,050 hertz
16 bit
stereo (stereo to be safe but I think they can all be mono)
WAV

You need an audio editor such as Goldwave (what I used) or Acoustica (less expensive).

a few years back, they changed the specifications on wave files in microsoft so some wave editors will not render properly for BZ now which uses the old format ones (thoughthis may be changed now).

If your sounds blast static, are super speed or garbled horribly, you have the wrong recording format.

Listen to the sound levels of EACH sound so they are comporable (you don't want a really quite shockwave and a really loud "pop" for example).

If the sounds are too large in size it MAy cause a very slight delay between SEEING the effect that causes the sound and HEARING the sound--though this usally isn't a problem.

dbPowerAmp is a great FREE program for converting files (though it will not edit them) to wav and the proper format--just be sure to pick the right wav type (you may have to get a codec for it). the old version of dbPowerAmp had two wav type selections and one was the proper one. I think the default version now may have only one type.Once you get it up, you can right click on a file and change it.

A person who understands what changed with the wav standard could chime in here and identify which wav type exactly we need?

1--So listen to original sound
2--Edit your new one to similar length
3--Normalize volumes
4--render it to the proper WAv type with dbPowerAmp,
Acoustica, Goldwave, etc.

Glad you like it :)

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Post by Death Barrel » Wed May 19, 2004 3:25 am

"don't fail me again" -- darth vader

:)

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Post by ents » Wed Jun 23, 2004 4:30 pm

Ty for the new sounds gerbil. So when do we get some from other movies?

I would like:
1.) matrix
2.) gone in 60 second or the fast and the furious
3.) any of the lord of the rings
4.) predator :lol-old:
5.) and a Disney movie possibilities include, but not limited to beauty and the beast, 101 dalmatians, or finding nemo j/k
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Post by Death Barrel » Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:19 pm

6.) Die Hard

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Post by trepan » Wed Jun 23, 2004 6:54 pm

Heh, I know just the line you're thinking of DB.

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Post by Death Barrel » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:05 pm

that would be soo cool, i might try and make a few themes myself and see how they do.

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Post by Death Barrel » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:47 pm

you can get all kinds of movie quotes here>>

http://www.wavsite.com/movies.asp

if anyone wants to do a theme or what not>>

a monty python theme would be funny :)

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Post by The Red Baron » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:07 pm

yes mony python!!
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Post by nurdc0re » Fri Jun 25, 2004 2:56 am

Red Baron wrote:yes mony python!!
Funny you should say that. Not long ago I looked up what kind of sounds you can use for BZFlag, then converted an MP3 that says "Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!", and put it in for the sound when your team's flag is captured, I love it.
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Post by Princess Mononoke » Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:37 am

Wow! This is really good, Gerbil. Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Hi Again

Post by Gerbil » Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:38 am

Sorry--reallife has assaulted me (the nerve of it!) so I been a busy rodent.

Thanks for the comments and suggestions.

I love the idea of a "Monty Python's Holy Grail" theme as well as LOTR.

Maybe when you get a cloak flag you would hear Sauron say,"I see you" and when a flag is captured Gimli could say, "That still only counts as one!"

Oh I so need a life ;)

Gimme some time and I'll be back. In the meanwhile feel free to contact me for help if your new at this stuff.

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Post by SportChick » Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:55 pm

How about quotes from the Princess Bride? An obese tank could be "ROUS"s, etc.
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Post by The Red Baron » Wed Jul 28, 2004 6:21 pm

Inconceiveable!
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Post by Death Barrel » Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:06 pm

"hello, my name is indego montoya...you kill my father, prepare to die!"

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Post by SportChick » Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:03 pm

Exactly! Inconceivable can be shouted anytime you get shot by a teammate! And when you shoot someone holding geno, you could say "Hello! My name is Indigo Montoya..."
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Post by The Red Baron » Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:05 pm

nah, save the indigo montoya line for when your flag is captured :twisted: :twisted:
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Post by Death Barrel » Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:57 pm

use it for when you grab the opponents flag! they have to prepare to die! :)

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Post by Death Barrel » Thu Jul 29, 2004 3:58 pm

we really need to do a "terminator" theme, i have all the sounds for that (i mean all of them i have a ton after making my "Arnold Machine soundboard")

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