Custom stories - Custom voices!

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DeanWinchester
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Custom stories - Custom voices!

So you have to override the Original Story of course, but seems like there is a way to add custom voices! Maybe someone has done this already, but I couldn't find anything online. Working on putting the tutorial together, but in the meantime, here's a little demo video of it working!

https://youtu.be/w6Wir4NCg70
DeanWinchester
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Re: Custom stories - Custom voices!

Alrighty - tutorial is ready. I tried writing it inline - but I quickly hit the max of 3 attachments limit. So it's a google docs PDF for now.

Let me know if you have questions or trouble accessing it:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GHmgzw ... sp=sharing
Partylion
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Re: Custom stories - Custom voices!

Nice Tut doode,
thx for sharing and your effort in creating the pdf.
I may or may not be able to contribute a tiny izzy little bibit. :)

Regarding the asset-creation, there is a nice little plugin for unity, the "AssetBundle Browser". (it's free)

https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/AssetBu ... owser.html

In regards to the necessity of setting the ReadOnly-state to all the OG-Story files before testing stuff,
some ancient code is just doin' a fine job for lazy people like me ...some people call this cmd.

Simply create an empty text file -> rename it to setReadOnly.bat (or what ever you feel is appropriate)
-> open it in your favourite text editor (Visual Studio Pro 2022 for example, ...or notepad) and paste something like this in there
-> save the file wherever you want -> trigger it directly or via shortcut and it sets the readonly state for you

Examples: Set/Remove HP Original Story ReadOnly-State batch files
MakeReadOnly.bat (adjust the installation path):

echo off
attrib +r "...\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\House Party\HouseParty_Data\StreamingAssets\Mods\Stories\Original Story\*.*"
exit

RemoveReadOnly.bat (seperate file):

echo off
attrib -r "...\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\House Party\HouseParty_Data\StreamingAssets\Mods\Stories\Original Story\*.*"
exit

or copy the csc files and set the ReadOnly-state in one go (I've put a timeout in the example, so you can see what happened):

Example: Copy your csc-files to the Original Story folder and set the Read Only state afterwards batch file
CopyFilesAndSetReadOnly.bat (adjust the paths/and the timeout to your liking):

echo off
REM COPY PROJECT FILES TO ORIGINAL STORY FOLDER
REM /y = no prompting to confirm overwriting files
REM /r = copies read-only files
REM /k = copies files and retains read-only on destination files
Xcopy "...\Documents\Eek\House Party\Mods\Stories\Project\*.*" "...\steamapps\common\House Party\HouseParty_Data\StreamingAssets\Mods\Stories\Original Story\*.*" /y /r /k
REM SET READONLY STATE
attrib +r "...\steamapps\common\House Party\HouseParty_Data\StreamingAssets\Mods\Stories\Original Story\*.*"
timeout 5 >nul
exit

You may be able to create a little menu or do it like me ...I'm too lazy for something like that (also for powershell, btw)
I just link 3 .bat files together because it was way faster for me this way...I'm old, lazy and a windows-wanker :)

For everyone who does not know how to do this, here is the most simple (and also poor) way to create some kind of menu for such things (all 3 files need to be in the same directory, and the names after the "call" command must match, but you can freely move this folder around your system ...except you create a shortcut for it to run):

Example: Simple menu: "HP Original Story ReadOnly-State Changer" batch files
Menu (OSROState-Changer.bat):


@echo off
title HP Original Story - ReadOnly State Changer
CHOICE /N /C:123 /M "PICK A NUMBER (1: Make ReadOnly , 2: Remove ReadOnly, or 3: Exit)"
IF ERRORLEVEL ==3 GOTO THREE
IF ERRORLEVEL ==2 GOTO TWO
IF ERRORLEVEL ==1 GOTO ONE
GOTO END
:THREE
exit
GOTO END
:TWO
REM CALL THE REMOVE READONLY.BAT
call RemoveReadOnly.bat
GOTO END
:ONE
REM CALL THE MAKE READONLY.BAT
call MakeReadOnly.bat
:END
pause


Make ReadOnly.bat:


echo off
REM SET PATH TO HOUSE PARTY OGS-FILES
attrib +r "...\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\House Party\HouseParty_Data\StreamingAssets\Mods\Stories\Original Story\*.*"
REM CALL THE MAINMENU
call OSROState-Changer.bat
exit


Remove ReadOnly.bat:


echo off
REM SET PATH TO HOUSE PARTY OGS-FILES
attrib -r "...\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\House Party\HouseParty_Data\StreamingAssets\Mods\Stories\Original Story\*.*"
REM CALL THE MAINMENU
call OSROState-Changer.bat
exit

Have fun ...sincerely yours .bat-man :D


edit:

...and because I love to do useless things, here is a sweet little menu for all of the 3 examples I gave. :D

Example: Menu for the 3 batch files (copy and set readonly/set readonly/remove readonly
HP Original Story - CSC Helper Tool MainMenu.bat:

@echo off
title HP Original Story - CSC Helper Tool

REM HOME FOLDER
set NLM=^


set NL=^^^%NLM%%NLM%^%NLM%%NLM%
cls
:BEGIN

REM HEADLINE
echo #####################################
echo #-----------------------------------#
echo #"!!House Party - CSC Helper Tool!!"#
echo #-----------------------------------#
echo #####################################
echo 2022 PartyLion%NL%%NL%%NL%

echo Helper-Tool for the "House Party: Original-Story" files.%NL%

echo What it does:
echo Copy your CSC-project files to the game folder, overwrite the original story and set your files readonly.
echo Remove the readonly-state from the files in the game folder.
echo Set the readonly-state for the files in the game folder.%NL%

echo PICK A NUMBER:
CHOICE /N /C:1234 /M "(1: Copy project Files and set ReadOnly , 2: Remove ReadOnly, 3: Set ReadOnly, 4: Exit)"
IF ERRORLEVEL ==4 GOTO FOUR
IF ERRORLEVEL ==3 GOTO THREE
IF ERRORLEVEL ==2 GOTO TWO
IF ERRORLEVEL ==1 GOTO ONE
GOTO END
:FOUR
exit
GOTO END
:THREE
call MakeReadOnly.bat
GOTO END
:TWO
call RemoveReadOnly.bat
GOTO END
:ONE
call CopyStoryFiles.bat
:END
pause
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