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Modding dialogue soundset/animations

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After finally getting every dialogue sound and gender assignment swapped from male to female twi'lek VOs, I have now noticed that there are some missing mouth animations--i.e. the NPC will have their dialogue and VO playing, but instead of mouthing the words they just stare at you unnervingly.

 

Does anyone with more familiarity with editing dlg files know what I've missed? I'll settle for telepathic Jedi if I must, but I'd prefer consistency.

 

dan13_deesra.dlg dan13_deesra.utc

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Not my speciality, but I notice you're missing the Sound Exists flag on a couple of lines. That might account for the inconsistency. 

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As far as I remember if the sound exists it will look for a lip file of the same name, alternatively if the VO_ResRef is different it will use that for the lip file.

So the sound exists flag might be what calls for that, but sometimes I forget which way around it is.

Edit : pretty sure I always think of this the wrong way around, for some reason the VO_ResRef is the reference to the sound file which can also come from the string in the dialog.tlk ( I thinki ) and the Sound entry is the reference to the lip file which can be left empty if the Sound Exists flag is on, at least I think.

I always get tripped up figuring this one out and then never remember to take note of it when I figure out which way everything goes lol

sound to lip reference.png

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After some investigation, I suspect it might be a result of the orphaned dialogues that are present in the original file--I'm content to just finish flagging "Sound Exists" and call it good whether the animations are fixed or not, but it is something to be aware of for projects down the line.

Thanks for the assistance!

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