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.

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

Initial release

Jan 1, 2014 Full Version 30 comments

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

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pavelvitis Jul 2 2015 says:

I would love to play with this, but I am not able to install it. Theinstaller keeps telling me that my system is not supported, then it shows another error screen and exits.

I have Windows 8.1 Professional x64, English, Net Framework 4.0 is installed as part of the OS (I tried to reinstall it but it said "already installed"). Any idea what I can try to make it work? I ran the installer as Administrator and I also tried Compatibility Troubleshooting options, running as Vista/WindowsXP comp. mode.
Would it be possible to provide alternative download of just the changed files for those who can't install it and are brave enough for manual install (copy/modify files)?

Thank you!

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83453441 Apr 16 2015 says:

hi buddy,come to see you again!just get some idea to you.
i played this mod so long,everything's good,but i have a regret that the mod only support english windows system.i don't think everyone's usually use english system,reinstalling the system is also get some troubles to me.so could you change the option to "english language package"?if you could,that will help many players.

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tormund-giantsbane Feb 20 2015 says:

its it possible to use this mod with the sas mod or ssf mod?

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83453441 Mar 1 2015 replied:

no,this mod is independent like sas or ssf too,and only could used in single player

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omartheoaktree Feb 12 2015 says:

Running on Windows 8 x86, the installer worked fine. The program will not open when run under administrator mode in Windows 8, 7, XP SP 3, XP SP2.

Double clicking the .exe Swat4XSRILauncher.exe does not make a window appear

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83453441 Mar 1 2015 replied:

have you install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 yet?

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83453441 Jan 17 2015 says:

The installer could not locate SWAT 4 on the computer...need register?!

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omartheoaktree Feb 12 2015 replied:

The installer must find your swat 4 files to be in the /program files/sierra/s.w.a.t. 4/ folder, or within the /program files (x86)/Sierra/s.w.a.t. 4/ etc. to be able to install properly

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83453441 Mar 1 2015 replied:

have you install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 yet?

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83453441 Mar 1 2015 replied:

oh sorry,this is reply to another one

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83453441 Jan 17 2015 replied:

The installer has stopped working when it's configuring mod,how to do?

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