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Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« on: August 09, 2013, 22:16 »
I would like to donate my time editing and fixing the dialogue in the game. Some of the dialogue is strange to read for native English speakers. I would not change any of the core dialogue, I would simply make it more natural to read.

Example from game:
You see: a man in leather jackets who is wielding some sort of club, he has a very mean face expression.

I would change to:
You see a man in a leather jacket who is wielding some sort of club. He has a very mean facial expression.

Or:
You see a man in a leather jacket wielding some sort of club. He looks very menacing.

I'm willing to simply correct the mistakes or to change the vocabulary around a bit. Let me know.

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 04:40 »
Also stop calling packs of coyotes "herds of coyotes" (or don't, I find it hilarious).

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2013, 07:29 »
Hello, I want to learn You'r Profession.
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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2013, 14:01 »
Hello, I want to learn You'r Profession.

This. This gets me everytime.

Iwao Shimizu

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2013, 13:21 »
Some guards say something like "To project and survey, that's what we do!" while it should be "protect and serve".

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 15:00 »
@Iwao

It shouldn't be. It's actually quite funny and IMO intentional.

MrWillsauce

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2013, 22:34 »
It would seem that the consensus is that everybody loves the spelling and grammar mistakes.

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 10:13 »
It would seem that the consensus is that everybody loves the spelling and grammar mistakes.

This!

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 09:21 »
It shouldn't be. It's actually quite funny and IMO intentional.
I'm not sure about that. Not every east european guy has the language skills down, like you do.
It would seem that the consensus is that everybody loves the spelling and grammar mistakes.
No. I don't. Me be grammah nutzy.

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2013, 22:59 »
Hello, I want to learn You'r Profession.
Apostrophe in "your"?  ::)

Simpletons.
Here we go again...

Annabella

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 07:58 »
15 days to post about a spelling mistake? I am disappoint Steve. :)

It would be fun to liven up some of the descriptions though, so each time you read them it's like a burst of skittles in your mouth.

I've yet to read anything that's ever done that, thinking back. Read the rainbow.

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2013, 08:47 »
It would be fun to liven up some of the descriptions though, so each time you read them it's like a burst of skittles in your mouth.

I've yet to read anything that's ever done that, thinking back. Read the rainbow.

Hello, I would like to ask you a few quetions. What about the descriptions of rocks or citizens in BH and other areas? I think that those do well in meeting your arbitrary expectations.
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Annabella

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« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 08:59 »
Rocks need to have whimsical descriptions, just like the broken toilets do. We always need to impart some kind of wisdom on the reader and let them know we're watching them.

Dunno how to approach citizens. Always needs a feisty description...hmm.

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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2013, 09:27 »
I am talking about descriptions that are already in the game.
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Re: Application for Game Dialogue Editor
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 12:28 »
Arbitrary expectations? Please do explain what is markedly unnecessary about my expectations in regard to this. By your definition, all colorful descriptions in this game could be seen as superfluous and lacking clarity. Context is the key, parody and silly dark humor was always the way of Fallout. This isn't FOnliteral: 2Cool2HaveHumor, you know. Sounds like you were asking a question that was more of a statement.

Anyways I thought you were referring to the "You see nothing out of the ordinary" placeholder descriptions. Also you only asked me one question. 8)