When you reach the point where you think you should really stop… keep going, for me. I now need to know how this goes :]
Well as you asked…
I settled with combining it with voice commands. I remembered I bought VoiceAttack years ago for SC and Elite. As I never played them it got shelved along with the games.
I thought it was a better solution to remove the need to remember so many combinations, plus I’m easily pleased. Having a vehicle start by saying ‘start engine’ puts a smile to my face every time.
This neatly solves the trade window issue for me. Eventually I’ll map out some of the useful standardised NPC interactions and other menu options.
It’s not been plain sailing though, as apparently I mumble. I’ve had to teach the speech engine a lot of words, repeatedly… It’s been an exercise in itself. Took me down a whole new rabbit hole of using noise gates, eq’s, mixers and more which was an interesting time sink.
Hearing your own voice repeating words in the beginning was somewhat maddening, even with this perpetual lockdown, I’m not that crazy yet.
Once I get more savvy with it, I intended to us the ability to use C# or VB.net. This will make it much easier to maintain.
It will never beat the speed and ease of a keyboard but it’s a different way of playing, which I enjoy.
Gives me the choice and above all else has been an interesting distraction. Something I think anyone can relate to during these crazy times.