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Replacement GSX voice pack for de-icers

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Anyone knows if there's a replacement sound package for the de-icers in GSX so you don't need to hear that robotic voice?

I've found a great package for the pushback part of GSX but unfortunately it doesn't include the dialogue when asking for de-ice prior to pushback.

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1 hour ago, WebMaximus said:

Anyone knows if there's a replacement sound package for the de-icers in GSX so you don't need to hear that robotic voice?

I've found a great package for the pushback part of GSX but unfortunately it doesn't include the dialogue when asking for de-ice prior to pushback.

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In the P3d V4 group there is a replacement pack by Nick Kidd that comes with de-ice sounds.

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2 minutes ago, sultanofswing said:

In the P3d V4 group there is a replacement pack by Nick Kidd that comes with de-ice sounds.

Any link to get these?

Simbol 

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Yeah I don't understand why FSDT has such robotic voices.. does he really think they are realistic? The voices are really bad in my opinion , something FSDT should really improve on. 

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I couldn't agree more and I've told him that in the past but that wasn't popular...

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I just tried these sounds, very nice!

Simbol 

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And why after all these years does the Follow Me car message still read "the follow me car is arrived". Surely a native English speaker somewhere should have pointed this error out to Umberto by now. Great program nevertheless.

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59 minutes ago, Killieboy64 said:

And why after all these years does the Follow Me car message still read "the follow me car is arrived". Surely a native English speaker somewhere should have pointed this error out to Umberto by now. Great program nevertheless.

Umberto's first language is not english, he makes several English Errors throughout his software. I think he's from Switzerland 

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4 hours ago, Mitch24 said:

Yeah I don't understand why FSDT has such robotic voices.. does he really think they are realistic? The voices are really bad in my opinion , something FSDT should really improve on. 

Have you listened to a lot of pushbacks in the real world?

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8 hours ago, Bluestar said:

Have you listened to a lot of pushbacks in the real world?

blaustern

Do you think that would be a requirement to decide if a voice sounds robotic?

Or maybe you have listened to lots of pushback communication IRL and know for a fact most guys sound like robots?

I haven't but I've heard lots of it in various cockpit movies etc and so far I've never heard a robotic sounding ground crew guy.

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For those of you who already had a chance to try this package out, what is the main difference between the jetway vs ramp package? I read in this readme that it's mainly about the boarding sounds.

Looking at my flying it's quite mixed so I wonder if I maybe need to come up with a batch file where I can quickly copy the more appropriate sounds for each flight depending on what kind of airport I'm heading to/from.

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I noticed the PMDG Queen of the Skies has it's own push back voices in it's FMC push back routine. They include every other vehicle in the menu now, all except a push back tug! Surely it wouldn't take much to add a tug onto the front of the aircraft as it pushes back?

Perhaps they didn't want to step on Umberto's toes? 

MCE do several nationalities for their ground mechanics, a great Swedish guy who cusses in Swedish if you move without telling him!:biggrin: Then you could record your own voices as .wav files and place them in a push back flow. Just disable the GSX sounds and use your own?

Cheers.

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1 hour ago, WebMaximus said:

For those of you who already had a chance to try this package out, what is the main difference between the jetway vs ramp package? I read in this readme that it's mainly about the boarding sounds.

Looking at my flying it's quite mixed so I wonder if I maybe need to come up with a batch file where I can quickly copy the more appropriate sounds for each flight depending on what kind of airport I'm heading to/from.

I chosen Jetway I don't think you will notice any big difference.

Simbol 

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4 minutes ago, simbol said:

I chosen Jetway I don't think you will notice any big difference.

Simbol 

Ok, cool.

Looking forward to try the sound out later today ☺️

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8 hours ago, WebMaximus said:

Or maybe you have listened to lots of pushback communication IRL and know for a fact most guys sound like robots?

I have and couldn't understand about half of them. I have to have an English proficiency indorsement on my license, tug drivers don't. :smile:

blaustern

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39 minutes ago, Bluestar said:

I have and couldn't understand about half of them. I have to have an English proficiency indorsement on my license, tug drivers don't. :smile:

blaustern

Wow, that's interesting :smile:

Well, I guess like you say not all tug drivers are fluent speakers of English.

However with the voices in GSX, the problem is not bad english IMO but the way the voices sound. Like someone else commented already, I don't honestly understand how Umberto find them OK looking at the number of years GSX been out by now without any improvement despite lots of comments about it.

Another issue with the default boarding sounds in GSX is how the cabin crew greets the PAX by saying things like 'Good morning' which feels a bit odd when doing a night time flight. Have asked him to have a simple check that will match the phrases based on the current time in the simulator. He welcomed it as a good idea and said it would be easy to implement but so far nothing and I lost track by now how many times I've reminded him about this since I first came up with the suggestion.

Just trying out the alternate sound pack linked above which sounds both great and realistic!

So far I've only heard the pushback dialogue as well as a comment when the boarding was completed I think it was but I'm looking forward to also hear the improved AI dialogue. Took off from LGTS so wasn't offered any AI treatment over there :smile: but hopefully will be on next flight since I'm currently heading home to ESSA where the weather conditions this time of year often dictate AI treatment.

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Just remember gents, everytime you run the FSDT live updater it will overwrite these sound files. Only way around this is to put a donotupdate file in each of those modified sound folders. For instructions on how to do this, look up my forum posts in the gsx FSDT forum. Umberto and I discuss this there.

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