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So, this is yet another of those "Please do this" threads, and I'm sorry about that.

I was watching videos of TMI earlier. There's this thing that's been bothering me since Spinner Cay. Specifically, it's...I guess low compression on background sounds. For example, the waterfall in Spinner Cay, or the wind at the very end of Chapter Four, which at times sounds a little like when air being blown through teeth. Uh, I might be wrong (hell, chances are I am wrong), but it's noticeable and detracts from the game, I think. Not to the point where I dislike it, but it's very much there.

And I was wondering if you guys could fix that for the DVD release. It's not something that's super necessary (assuming it even exists and isn't a fragment of my own imagination), but it'd be a nice thing to have.

Good job overall, though. I'll shut up now.

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  • @RockNRoll said: the problem with having just one thread about the topic is that it probably won't get through to TTG as much as a bunch of threads clamoring for it.

    The insanely compressed sound and music really is a huge drawback. Especially for the music, I really can't believe how poor quality it is (the audio, not the compositions), the music is one of the main characters to any MI game



    Pretty much every thread on the forums gets through to TTG, regardless of quantity of posts or similar topics. They actually do read this stuff, you know.

    But at any rate, higher quality sound is always welcome.

  • Agreed. A few years ago I bought the Sam and Max season one DVD and noticed straight away how bad the audio quality was for the voices in the game. When I preordered the Monkey Island season I got a free episode, so I chose the first episode of Sam and Max season 2 and found the sound quality was even worse than I remembered. I also remember how bad episode 2 of Tales was before they took notice and fixed it.

    I will never purchase Sam and Max season 2 only because of the sound quality. I am hoping dearly that Telltale does a good job of the audio with the Tales DVD. Please please PLEASE have the audio uncompressed for the DVD, I AM BEGGING YOU!!!!

  • @Kroms said: So, this is yet another of those "Please do this" threads, and I'm sorry about that.

    I was watching videos of TMI earlier. There's this thing that's been bothering me since Spinner Cay. Specifically, it's...I guess low compression on background sounds. For example, the waterfall in Spinner Cay, or the wind at the very end of Chapter Four, which at times sounds a little like when air being blown through teeth. Uh, I might be wrong (hell, chances are I am wrong), but it's noticeable and detracts from the game, I think. Not to the point where I dislike it, but it's very much there.

    And I was wondering if you guys could fix that for the DVD release. It's not something that's super necessary (assuming it even exists and isn't a fragment of my own imagination), but it'd be a nice thing to have.

    Good job overall, though. I'll shut up now.



    I imagined you saying this whole thing looking down holding your hat in your hands.

    @Kroms said: instead of being a grammer nazi about the whole thing, can we just forget about the fact he didnt know there was a topic like this, personally if they arent stickied i dont think hes done anything wrong, especially seeing as its not the on the front page

    Being pedantic isn't the same as being a grammar nazi; grammar is to do with language specifically. Also:

    @Kroms said: Why do people find it so hard to spell grammar correctly?

    @Kroms said: I LOL'd :)

    I'm guessing you're laughing because it's ironic that he's correcting somebody's grammar who was complaining about grammar nazis, but that's where you're wrong because spelling and grammar are completely different concepts so correcting somebody's spelling has nothing to do with grammar either, it has more to do with lexis.

    I realise I'm being incredibly pedantic, but you can't call me a grammar nazi for it because I'm talking about semantics and not grammar! Muahaha! *disappears in a puff of smoke*

  • @Fealiks said: I imagined you saying this whole thing looking down holding your hat in your hands.



    Being pedantic isn't the same as being a grammar nazi; grammar is to do with language specifically. Also:





    I'm guessing you're laughing because it's ironic that he's correcting somebody's grammar who was complaining about grammar nazis, but that's where you're wrong because spelling and grammar are completely different concepts so correcting somebody's spelling has nothing to do with grammar either, it has more to do with lexis.

    I realise I'm being incredibly pedantic, but you can't call me a grammar nazi for it because I'm talking about semantics and not grammar! Muahaha! *disappears in a puff of smoke*



    Grammar Nazi.

  • I know, I hate when people say "grammar nazi" and it has nothing to do with grammar. It makes no sense.

    And I don't get why being a grammar nazi (or a spelling nazi) is such a bad thing. If you're using bad grammar you often end up saying something completely different from what you meant, sometimes even the opposite. Or something nonsensical.
    Or course syntax is important too. And spelling. I'm not for nitpicking when it's still understandable, especially on the Internet where a lot of things are just typos, but I personally find it more annoying when people don't correct me.

    I remember that recently I used a word, can't remember which, that I had been pronouncing a certain way for years. In his answer, my husband used that word... pronounced a different way. Man, did I make a scene for his never correcting me.
    Apparently he thinks it's "cute" when I pronounce things wrong. But how am I supposed to progress if people let me make mistakes? That's infuriating.

    I probably shouldn't talk too much, since I've stopped correcting people's mistakes. Well, I do it a lot less at least. I've noticed many people get offended instead of being grateful. Whatever, keep being misunderstood, then, if you like it so much >.>

  • @avistew said: I know, I hate when people say "grammar nazi" and it has nothing to do with grammar. It makes no sense.

    And I don't get why being a grammar nazi (or a spelling nazi) is such a bad thing. If you're using bad grammar you often end up saying something completely different from what you meant, sometimes even the opposite. Or something nonsensical.
    Or course syntax is important too. And spelling. I'm not for nitpicking when it's still understandable, especially on the Internet where a lot of things are just typos, but I personally find it more annoying when people don't correct me.

    I remember that recently I used a word, can't remember which, that I had been pronouncing a certain way for years. In his answer, my husband used that word... pronounced a different way. Man, did I make a scene for his never correcting me.
    Apparently he thinks it's "cute" when I pronounce things wrong. But how am I supposed to progress if people let me make mistakes? That's infuriating.

    I probably shouldn't talk too much, since I've stopped correcting people's mistakes. Well, I do it a lot less at least. I've noticed many people get offended instead of being grateful. Whatever, keep being misunderstood, then, if you like it so much >.>



    Hey at least you and me are way more better then some other people at spelling + grammer. Their is allway's that to be greatfull for.!

  • No, Fealiks is being pedantic.

    You need one of these:

    pedants_preview.gif

    (but it doesn't look they're selling them any more at http://topatoco.com or http://goats.com I have one of these stickers on my laptop :) )

  • @Molokov said: No, Fealiks is being pedantic.

    You need one of these:

    pedants_preview.gif

    (but it doesn't look they're selling them any more at http://topatoco.com or http://goats.com I have one of these stickers on my laptop :) )



    If I had a sticker like this I'd wear it 100% of the time. Right on my face.

  • Ignoring Fealiks for a second, I'm reminded of a very interesting book (well, it interested me) called "Eats, Shoots and Leaves".
    I know many others but they're all in French.

  • @avistew said: Ignoring Fealiks for a second, I'm reminded of a very interesting book (well, it interested me) called "Eats, Shoots and Leaves".
    I know many others but they're all in French.



    We have that in our college library! Hehe, it's great.

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