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Language Selection in translated Version?

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Hey... just wondering: Is it possible, to choose the language at the installation of (for example) the german version of sam&max?

It's coming out soon here in germany and it would save me some costs, to just order the german version.. but since I'm not that big of a fan of translations (I like watching tv-series in original language - if english - more than the synchro, either), I would be pretty happy, to be able choosing the original sound and text

so, before I order and get disappointed, I thought, I just asked here..

-> is it possible? Or do I have to order the english Version, if I want the original stuff?

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  • Aww man, some ppl tend to criticize everything just for the heck of it. No it´s not the same afaik, the engine handles the lip sync different depending on the language.

    I dont wanna sound like a smartass, but if you can do better, what are you waiting for?

    Instead of being glad for getting all language versions with the DVD you complain that its too difficult to change it? Say, have you bashed Lucasarts aswell? Since all you got on that lousy cd back then was one language version.

  • lip sync? ...... *shakes head*

    okay, okay, okay, if you say so ........ :rolleyes:

  • @-Woodrow- said: lip sync? ...... *shakes head*

    okay, okay, okay, if you say so ........ :rolleyes:

    Yeah, the game uses an automated lip-sync system, based on the installed language... although i don't know if those resource files are stored with the speech-files or separately.

    And are you sure that ALL language-files are installed on the HDD, no matter which language you choose for the game?

  • @-Woodrow- said: lip sync? ...... *shakes head*

    okay, okay, okay, if you say so ........ :rolleyes:

    Well you better learn to inform yourself before tryin too hard to make a fool out of others, Kid.

  • There are a lot of things that change - lipsync, the timing of some of the animations, some textures are swapped so the text on the texture is in the other language instead of English (stuff like the weapons BoscoTech logo), in-game UI screens (we would have had to resdesign the UI so there would be space for a language selector, and a programmer would have had to make it work...) Plus it would have meant that instead of creating a separate install for each language, which was fairly easy for us to do, we would have had to create one mega-install that included all of them, which would have been a lot more complicated and would have required quite a bit more testing.

    You're right that being able to switch between languages after installation would have been a better user experience, but we had to evaluate what we had the resources to do against how important it was, and based on the amount of work and time it would have taken to implement a relatively minor convenience, a decision was made to do it this way. Sorry it means having to uninstall and reinstall. :p

    (That's probably a lot more information than you wanted, I just don't want anyone to think we're idiots who don't realize that uninstalling and reinstalling in another language isn't the most convenient way to switch between languages. We're not idiots and we do realize that. ;))

  • I simply can't believe there's lip sync with foreign languages even if someone from the team like you admits it - as I can't see any - but, yeah okay, I forgot about the ingame logos and writings that I've seen in german. I appreciate your "long" answer which I definitively prefer to any short reply of the sort "language change after installation? not possible.".

    Anyway I still won't deinstall just to change the language.

  • @-Woodrow- said: I simply can't believe there's lip sync with foreign languages even if someone from the team like you admits it

    And yet there is. Amazing.

  • Don´t feed the trolls. :)

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