This is the most recent general thread on voice acting in TDM that I could find. I have some news concerning documentation of voice acting, hopefully useful to anyone contributing to TDM:
I've made a wiki article dedicated to the topic of voice acting in TDM.
The first section lists every single official vocal set present in the current releases, with basic info about who voiced what character archetype, in what release the vocal set was added, and in which .pk4s you can find a particular vocal set. For now, I've left out the undead, animals and monsters, since most people are interested in the verbal vocal sets. You can play a brief sample of each vocal set by clicking the name of the character archetype in the first column. I am still missing info on the exact voice actor for two or three entries, so if anyone is knowledgeable about those, feel free to contact me.
The second section lists available voice actors for one-off or recurring voicework for FMs, voicework not part of the vocal sets from the base game. I've tried to only add those to the list who seem to visit the site regularly enough, making it probable to get in touch with them if you'd need voiceovers for an FM you're working on.
I have also added made a few useful additions to the existing Voices article and the Vocal script article for the 'Average Jack' vocal set. The general voices article, though very good, needs some updating in the section listing vocal sets, it's quite outdated at this point. Since I've already done the Voice actors article, I'll also get to updating that section in Voices, but I need to gather some more documentation first, especially the release numbers of the vocal sets. I've been able to find a few, but I'd prefer to compile them all in my notes, before I do the update. I prefer larger updates to older articles, rather than piecemeal ones.
Finally, I've created a new subcategory on the wiki - Voice - under the Sound category. I didn't want the vocal documentation articles getting mixed with the ones that specialise on explaining ambient sounds and so on. Currently, there are three articles in that little subcategory: The two older ones, and my new one.
Why did I bother ? Well, I've noticed we really don't have a one-stop bit of documentation for the voice acting yet. There are lots of threads on the forums, old and new, some general, many very specific. The wiki only provided some info at the end of the Voices article. (An older article which I plan to update as well, as soon as I have fully accurate and concise notes.) But there was nothing specific on voice actors, who did what vocal set, where you can ask voice actors for help if you're doing an FM, etc. It was all scattered. Therefore, I hope my new article can be of some use to people hunting for voice actor info relevant to TDM.
Also (minor update): I'm now working on making transcripts of all the current vocal sets. There's one for the Jack on the wiki, and a few were posted years ago, during development, but there's no other documentation. Having a transcript to compare the 2.05 vocal sets with possible future additions or changes would be useful.
Can someone remind me who did the voice over for the original St Lucia intro..?
I'd like to know as well.
I have a hunch that the St. Lucia briefing was done by the same fellow who did the vocal set "Builder1". Just listen to the voice. Extremely similar. I've compared it with a few other voices from the official vocal sets, but none of the others seem a good fit.
(Incidentally, this would make him the same man whose name I don't know. I have the other three Builder vocal sets already covered in my article. Builder2 was Mortem, "Builder3" was Norbert, "Builder4" was Goldchocobo. But I still don't know who did "Builder1".)
Edited by Petike the Taffer, Yesterday, 02:29 PM.