Ahh, I don't actually listen to the ingame sounds, I turn on a cd.. hehe, habit
from the original privateer.
OK, What's the deal with the communications? Like they'll shoot at you, then give a friendly message..
Let me know if I'm just missing something..
You may NOT be on good terms with that one ship, but on good terms with the faction.
It seems that the faction standings are what determine the dialogue you hear/read. For instance, you're doing a rescue pirate from merchants mission. Your faction relations with the merchants is +100, but as soon as you got that pirate onboard your ship, the merchants attacking the pirate are now attacking YOU. So instead of hearing something like "Not bad for a lowly merchant, eh, pirate?" you hear, "How's the business treating you, frined?"
Oddly disconcerting to hear overtures of friendship as they're trying to tear you apart.
There are times I wish I could shut off the in flight dialogue voices along with the music and still hear the rest of the sounds. Engines, weapons station voices etc. . .all desireable. At times cockpit chatter and music are undesirable.
To change all that, though I think you'd really have to make some major changes. I mean, your options menu would need to change in the setup programme, your variable type for each sound set would have to change as well.
Instead of FX & Music types, you'd have FX, Music, Cockpit Vioces & Station Voices. Then you'd have to change the directory structure and. . .lots of work and I don't know if the variables are there for some of it. I mean, how many dropdown menus can you manage in the setup programme?
Adding different sound variables SHOULD be a function of adding global variable types and subtypes, BUT. . .
Then, changing the type of voice calls from faction to unit relations, and I don't think that's possible. At least, not right now. Major changes, those.
I Love the game as it is, so I'm not complaining. Maybe that could be something to look at for release 2.0? In any event, for now, I'm happy to be able to play a 3-D version of my favourite game. No matter how great the game is or becomes, there are always things for a wish list.