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Adds keyboard initiated, character specific, situation specific, quotations that are said via Text-To-Speech locally and displayed globally. No Internet Server Plugin dependency.
Provides keyboard initiated situational character specific quotues via displayed and TTS. This is the local version which does TTS only on the initiating client but does the display quote on all clients.
Since the TTS request does not need to be sent to other client, this version of the TextToSpeech Plugin does not have a dependency on the Internert Server Plugin. In addition, unmoddded (vanila) versions of TaleSpire will be able to display the quotes when initiated from a modded TaleSpire version, they will just be unable to initiated such quotes.
The "situations" (scenarios for which you configures quotes) are totally up to the players. You may define quotes for an "Attack" situation to use as battle cries before combat. You may quotes for "Ready" situations that you may use when combat may be likely. You may define quotes for a "Guidance" situation that your cleric can use when he casts Guidance on people. You might define quotes for a "Win" situation that you use when you are victorious in combat. You may have quotes for a "Inspirational" situation that you use randomly to give inspirational quotes. And so on. There are no real limits except the player's imaginations.
The plugin ZIP file contains a folder called "TaleSpire_CustomData". This folder needs to be, manually, moved to the Talespire directory. This folder does not exists as part of the base TaleSpire game. It is used to LordAshes plugins to keep custom configurations and support files separate from the base game files. However, if you have other Lord Ashes plugins installed then this folder may already exits. In such a case copy the contents into that folder. The end result should be something like:
\Steam\steamapps\common\TaleSpire\TaleSpire_CustomData\GetSpeechInstalledVoices.exe \Steam\steamapps\common\TaleSpire\TaleSpire_CustomData\Newtonsoft.Json.dll \Steam\steamapps\common\TaleSpire\TaleSpire_CustomData\TextToSpeech.json \Steam\steamapps\common\TaleSpire\TaleSpire_CustomData\TTSCommandLine.exe
Due to issues integrating the Text To Speech functionality directly into the plugin, the plugin executes an external command (TTSCommandLine) to perform the TTS functionality. The TTSCommandLine command takes two parameters, the character name and text to be spoken. If the text contains spaces (which it likely will) it needs to be surrounded by quotes. For example:
TTSCommandLine Jon "Hello everyone, my name is Jon."
Feel free to use the command line application in other projects.
Edit the TextToSpeech.json found in the TaleSpire_CustomData folder. The first section of this file has a triggers section which relates situations to a numeric value. The numeric value indicate which keyboard key triggers that particular situation. These values are integer values of the corresponding Unity.KeyCode. The user can define as many situations with corresponding triggers as desired. Each "Situation" should have a corresponding list of quotes in each of the character definitions. When the triggering key is pressed, the system will look up the name of the currently selected mini and then choose a random quote from the quote list for that particular situation.
The next section of the file contains the definitions for each supported character, selecting a TTS voice, a TTS speak rate and listing one or more quotes for each situation. This section of the file should be set up with a character for each mini that is going to make use of this feature (typically for each player mini) and the list of quotes for each situation appropriate for that particular character.
The GetSpeechInstalledVoices application can be run to list all of the installed TTS voices. Use the name that appears between square brackets.
When in TaleSpire, select the desired mini and then press the trigger key for one of the situations (e.g. the default configruation minds the "Ready" situation to the 5 key and the "Attack" situation to the 6 key). The characters will display an appropriate quote in its speech bubble and make a request, using the Internet Server Plugin, to all clients to play the corresponding Text-To-Speech message.
Please note that the install buttons only work if you have compatible client software installed, such as the Thunderstore Mod Manager. Otherwise use the zip download links instead.
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