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Any word on the sound quality?

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Last season, (perceived) bad audio compression was a source of much debate. IIRC, there would be a kind of tool redesign that would make it easier to swap out audio files for higher quality ones (and/or different language ones, which was an important reason for the redesign). So, what's the status on this?
Will season two have higher quality sound than season one? Will there be separate downloads that increase audio quality?
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    Jake Telltale Alumni
    Harald B;44895 said:
    Will season two have higher quality sound than season one? Will there be separate downloads that increase audio quality?

    Nope, and nope. Sorry :(
  • Aww... Oh well, luckily for me, I only barely noticed it last season.
  • The dialogue is amazing. More than makes up for Sybil's 'S' sounds. But the kick-awesome music makes you forget about it too.
  • I have to admit, after upgrading my source of sound and replaying Season 1, I, for the first time, noticed (prominently) the lack of sound quality. (If you remember, I was one of the few who defended Telltale's decision).

    I'd lie if I'd say it did not bother me. But as CaptainXax said, the music quality is top notch, and the dialog more than make up for it!
  • Max: It's a metaphor!
    Sam: You don't even know what that means!
    Max: Yes I do! It's like a metal floor, without the L's.

    Where exactly did you get that from?
  • If memory serves me correct [SPOILER] Bright Side of the Moon: In the Blister of Tranquility if you try to walk through the metal door multiple times. I'm not sure, but I think you have to do it just after 'seeing through' the door. [/SPOILER]
  • fhqwhgads;44934 said:
    I have to admit, after upgrading my source of sound and replaying Season 1, I, for the first time, noticed (prominently) the lack of sound quality.
    what exactly is "source of sound" referring to?? i didn't notice any problems with sound quality so far..so what should i avoid changing?
  • Probably your speakers / graphics card. The better they are, the sharper they'll play sound so compression can be heard more easily.

    I noticed a difference when I went from the speakers built into my monitor to external speakers, but nothing that really distracted me when I wasn't looking for it.
  • You can hear it if you use a headphone around 60$ (and more), or if you use anything else than cheap built-in computer speakers. The sound card can change something, but today, sound cards are powerfull enough to deliver a great sound, at least for pre-amplified speakers and average quality wired headphones.
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