This is the initial release of the Speech Recognition Improvement mod for SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate.
When Irrational Games developed the expansion pack The Stetchkov Syndicate for SWAT 4, they (evidently) had planned to implement speech recognition into the game.
In fact, they did implement it in a working condition, with very basic commands. Unfortunately, for unknown reasons they never finished it, and disabled it for release.
Simply by setting a flag in a config file, speech recognition can be enabled in SWAT 4: The Stechkov Syndicate, which will allow you to command your squad, albeit with very basic and exact commands.
Eg. for ordering officers to fall in, one must say "Fall in". Nothing else is recognized.
Furthermore, gameplay-wise it was never completed either, and speech recognition allows things not intended by the gameplay.
For example, with speech recognition, officers can be ordered to cuff uncompliant suspects or hostages.
And things like sending reports to TOC or yelling at suspects/hostages to comply still had to be done the old fashioned way, by pressing a key, and let the voice over do it for you.
This mod aims to rectify all this, and adds a much more natural way of interacting with officers. Eg. to order officers to fall in, you can say "Fall in", "On me", "This way", "Follow me", etc.The mod also allows players to send reports to TOC and order suspects/hostages to comply, using their voice.
Initially, these were the only changes. But soon I started changing things I didn't like, and adding more features, and it kind of became a mod that improves the overall experience of SWAT 4.
Here's a few of the things the mod also changes/adds:
SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate (Regular SWAT 4 won't work).
English Windows operating system.
Clear american/english accent. I'm sorry, but a thick french accent just isn't going to cut it. Try speaking like a newscaster. That type of speech usually works well for speech recognition.
Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 (For the installer and launcher).
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