I blame all of my losses for the female countdown voice. I hate it. Yet I still wish to have audible warning when running out of time
Go play any AFK tournament. Odds are, they are still using infamous ING clock, it will harden you against this.
Well, the female countdown voice is traditional amongst Go servers afaik. It reflects, I think, the fact that timekeepers in the Oriental tournaments are usually women. I don’t think it’d be to hard for OGS to record a male voice saying the countdown phrases – I’m sure hundreds of guys here have a mic and a few minutes (actually not me, I don’t have a mic.)
Personally I keep the countdown voice off and use the time in seconds shown on the play stone, so it doesn’t affect me - that said, I’ve raised an alert before about the accuracy of the play stone display. As for Pond_Turtles comment, I’ve found chess clocks to be more usual in England so perhaps it depends on one’s location.
Nothing wrong with the voice being female voice, but could the voice be more like “kawaii” than “domina”?
Is that the one that beeps every turn, thus filling the room with annoying beeping while all the games take place simultaneously?
I guess you mean that you’d prefer a
kawaii voice rather than
(I’m here all day.)
My computer is always mute anyway. I can’t stand the virtual “clack” of the virtual stones. So I was not even aware there was a countdown voice.
It’s these. Beeping would be ok.
This is where go players go to hell.
Yeah, make the OGS countdown girl the most kawaii! That’s how we’ll beat the Chinese dammit!
We should implement not just a custom counter, but also… an automatic commentator. You played 4-4 in the opening? “Kuro. Juroku no yon. Hoshi.” Pure swag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzGtfbfr0Ts
Oh, brilliant, brilliant. Give this man a tamegoyaki asap.
It alternates between sounding like they’re all saying “mum” to sounding like a chicken farm at feeding time. How does anyone play go in a room full of those???
Inspiration taken from this guy’s commentator mod: https://www.twitch.tv/videos/255449798
How much would it cost to have Kevin Hart make an … alternative count down? “3 SECONDS LEFT #$%*! MOVE! MOVE! MOVE”
So I installed an addon to firefox (Request Control) which redirects HTTP requests to localhost, where I’m running a webserver. On my webserver, I have whatever audio files I like. My request redirects are something like this:
http(s)://cdn.online-go.com/5.1/sound/female-en-*.ogg ===> http://127.0.0.1/beep.ogg http(s)://cdn.online-go.com/5.1/sound/stone*.ogg ===> http://127.0.0.1/click.ogg
Annoyed woman’s countdown is now a series of neutral beeps with increasing pitches.
Ear-ripping firecracker stone-placement is now a soft click.
Edit: The reason for this post is to describe a method for changing OGS sounds. I suppose most semi-techy people could do it.
Hello, I am not completely sure what your intentions were with the post, hence I might be misinterpreting, but
unless you did something very wrong, none of us should be able to access your local server, but if you have some legally avilable sounds to replace the OGS ones, I am sure some users might appreciate that very much, if you could share those it would be awesome.
You might also be interested in this thread:
I stole my sounds from the Worms Armageddon video game. I’m afraid OGS wouldn’t want to use them because of copyright reasons
Just disable it.
I think the person was saying that if you too want to set up your own server you can redirect OGS sound requests to it…