Add individual soundbanks for each worm in team
If an option to hear custom soundbanks online is implemented, maybe you could make it so each worm can have its own sounds? So a Simpsons team can have worm "Homer" with Homer sounds, "Bart" with Bart sounds...
This will increase the size of the soundbanks eight-fold, though…
Also – not before 4.0 (soundback downloads require protocol changes, should go in background even during the game, and there needs to be in-game UI to mute a player’s sound bank).
If this was implemented like First Last said (Have each worm use it's own sb), then the size of the soundbank wouldn't need to increase at all, though the download still would. How about having the game actually save the downloaded soundbank to the receiving player's Speech folder instead? That way players that play each other frequently would only have to download it once.
Yet another solution would be to have an available command in the lobby (Like typing /getsb 2) would download the second player's soundbank(s) to your Speech folder. This would also mean never having to download sb's unnecessarily over and over again.
Yet another way to do it could be via the Context menu; Add and "Extract SoundBanks" button (Which could possibly expand to list involved players), though that would probably require more work to implement than it's worth
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Nice! I suggested this myself after I didn't find it recommended before using a search:
But I'm here to clarify something: For starters, we'd like each Worm to have their own voice bank, regardless of whether or not anyone else but us hears them. Sharing them would be nice too, but no need to discuss that so soon if it's too tough. I don't think trying to send dozens of MB of data to each player is a smart idea either. I just want to be able to enjoy the voices myself=) If you want everyone to hear the different voices you selected, you can always choose any of the default sound banks.
My original suggestion was worded as follows:
The ability to select a voice bank per Worm in your team in Options. The option could appear somewhere by each Worm's name. I assume calling upon a higher number of voice banks during a game wouldn't require more resources, in which case it would work.
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I think this idea is really awesome, even if I'm the one who submitted it. Good luck!=)
They'd only have to download them once, and only if they want to... :)
It's not 3-10MB, though, is it? Each player has to download individual soundbanks for anywhere up to or above 40 worms. That's 100MB per game, potentially.
Is size a problem when a soundbank is 3-10 MB when most people have hundreds of GBs? :)
This is great idea for me :)
I've been asking for this for ages, but no luck so far :(