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:

  • Officers will ask player to repeat if what the player said was not recognized.
  • Officers equip optiwands much faster, and reports suspects while the wand is still under the door, rather than after.
  • The player can be the thrower when breaching a room. Officers will wait for the player to throw a grenade.
  • Fixed AI officers unable to deploy more than one lightstick each.
  • Doors can be locked, and officers can be ordered to lock doors.
  • Officers can be ordered to pick up multiple pieces of evidence, or ordered to cuff all suspects in sight.
  • Multiple suspects/hostages can be reported at once to TOC.
  • Added modern screen resolutions to the settings menu.
  • Plus more.

Prerequisites
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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Initial release

Jan 1, 2014 Full Version 22 comments

This is the initial release of the Speech Recognition Improvement mod for SWAT 4: The Stetchkov Syndicate.

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FROGGY68
FROGGY68 Jul 7 2014, 2:42pm says:

Is there any way you can make the installer work on windows 8?
I changed the windows compatibility to XP but it doesn't change a thing, the installer just won't work.

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Seby98
Seby98 Jun 12 2014, 2:47am says:

Why i cant.t add more maps to this mod? Thanks !

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Jimpa
Jimpa May 19 2014, 8:56pm says:

Can I marry you ?

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serial_thriller
serial_thriller Apr 30 2014, 6:45am says:

Question: Does this mod override certain files in the installation folder?
Let's say I wanted to go back to vanilla (mod-less SWAT 4). Is that still possible or do I need to keep several copies of the SWAT 4 directory?

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Xiaoxiao153
Xiaoxiao153 Mar 7 2014, 5:51am says:

GAHHH When i try to install it it says Unsupported operating system does it not work with win 8???????

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