Whiskey Media Radio Dave mod

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#1 Edited by Brackynews (4050 posts) -

It's the holiday season, so what do you get for the community that has everything? If you knew me in real life, you'd know I don't buy into Xmas commercialism, and prefer to create gifts and artwork myself. I also really like eating turkey and sleeping until 2pm during my week off, so this is just a tad belated...

Over the last few months I've been playing a lot of New Vegas on 360 to clear my cache for Skyrim, and holiday Steam sales have let me and many others pick up PC copies of Fallout on the cheap for fun and modding. If you're not modding your Bethesda games, what the hell do you have a PC for? ;)

So I give to you duders, WMRD-FNV - Whiskey Media Radio Dave for Fallout: New Vegas. Let Radio Dave take your calls* and soothe your weary Courier spirit, as you while away the hours in the Mojave wasteland. Nothing against the Bombcast, but I'll happily put Radio Dave next to Mr. New Vegas any day!

UPDATE: v1.0 torrent link here. Working for me, but give it a little time. You can also direct download the full ZIP with audio,just the README,or just the ESP filewhich won't do you much good by itself, but there ya go. Possibly I'll put it on NewVegasNexus.com once I get more feedback that it works ok. This thread BTW is http://tinyurl.com/WMRD-FNV

All the details are in the archive README, but just so you know what you're getting, v1.0 is 4 radio shows from 2011 totaling almost 6 hours of audio: 29-July, 2-Sept, 7-Oct, 18-Nov. The full ZIP is ~340MB. The first few shows were archived by the community, but I haven't scrounged all of them yet. I'd really like to get ahold of more if you can help, particularly the one that Jeff and Ryan hosted while Dave was away. (I'm on it! lol)

Big thanks to Dave for being cool with the idea of this mod as a novelty. Because live radio shows are a subscriber feature, I certainly won't rush to update it with fresh podcasts, but I've set it up so you can also drop in your own, if you're visiting the Mojave right then. (...put a mod in yo mod, etc. etc.) Feel free to PM me with questions or bugs, and I will post any answers here as well. This mod isn't complex and should work straight up, if your version of FNV is properly patched. But of course I'm interested in hearing about any problems, if you're confident you installed it correctly.

Future plans:

  • Feedback will determine if I spend any more time on this. Making it work in Fallout 3 should be trivial, but New Vegas is probably old enough at this point. (I don't let silly things like release dates determine when I buy and play games!!) Besides, the Bombcast seems more contextually appropriate for D.C. ;)
  • For v1.1 I have put in hooks to allow intros, Station IDs, advertisements, etc. If you would like to see more done with it, I suggest you make a gentlemanly appeal to myself or Dave. Who knows, we might get some callout lines to work with in the next radio show? ;D

Thanks for reading this far, and happy new year duders!

>B

*Please note that Radio Dave cannot actually take calls placed from a Pip-Boy 3000. RobCo software makes Skype crash. :(

#2 Posted by natetodamax (19177 posts) -

Wow, that's pretty awesome!

#3 Edited by JCTango (1358 posts) -

Haha.. nice one.

If only you added one of those audio filter effects to make it sound like it's coming through one of those old radios =).

#4 Posted by ThatFrood (3375 posts) -

Oh man. This is fantastic. Probably gonna go redownload New Vegas for this.

#5 Posted by countinhallways (632 posts) -

Incredible stuff. Thanks a lot!

#7 Posted by Wikitoups (784 posts) -

Shit I would actually play new vegas now with this!

#8 Posted by chrismafuchris (1088 posts) -

Doesn't New Vegas take place like 200 years in the future? Is it just implied that Dave is invincible and never dies? Or did someone just stumble on these ancient recordings of the Whiskey Media Radio Show and decide to broadcast them?

#9 Posted by Brackynews (4050 posts) -

@chrismafuchris: Yes. ;)

@JCTango: I fiddled with radio effects briefly but haven't found one that really improved the listening experience. Speech effects on WAVs and OGGs seem to be a different set than what's allowed for radio MP3s. I may be wrong but it appears the analogue warmth of Mr. New Vegas is baked into the recording.

OK by Dave... link incoming!

#10 Posted by ShaggE (6348 posts) -

Nice. :D Now you just need to convince Dave to do a Fallout themed episode, completely in character.

#11 Edited by Bwast (1342 posts) -

Post of the year.

Question - Will it come out of radios in the environment too? I have no idea if the two are separate.

#12 Posted by Jazz2 (151 posts) -

This is amazing :) And i'm just about to start New vegas too!

#13 Edited by Brackynews (4050 posts) -

@Bwast: Nah, but thanks. ;)

Yes they are separate. In the archive README I mention improving the audio files for a future version. The files need to be WAV or OGG format in order to come out through environment radios, but the GECK tool does not allow OGGs to be selected for radio music. So I have a bit more deciphering to do, as other radio station mods mention doing exactly that, but don't really explain why and how.

#14 Posted by Mento (2444 posts) -

Awesome job, duder. And fitting, considering Radio Dave was born from an apocalypse of sorts.

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#15 Posted by Irvandus (2826 posts) -

Amazing

#16 Edited by Brackynews (4050 posts) -
#17 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@Wikitoups said:

Shit I would actually play new vegas now with this!

What are you trying to imply?

#18 Posted by Dustpan (1691 posts) -

Holy shit! When I start my playthrough of New Vegas on the PC I'm totally going to pick this up.

#19 Posted by Capum15 (4823 posts) -

That is awesome!

#20 Edited by Brackynews (4050 posts) -

@Mento: @Dustpan: Thanks!

Radio Show this week! Excite!!

EDIT: I don't have torrent stats, but the direct download has been nabbed about 35 times in the last seven days. No bug reports yet! I've let it run for over 8 hours solid, but that's hardly a stress test. Appreciate any feedback on how it performs on faster systems, SSD drives, etc.

#21 Posted by Commisar123 (1790 posts) -

That's pretty cool

#22 Posted by buzz_clik (6932 posts) -

@Brackynews: Excellent work! Makes me wish I had a PC to play New Vegas on.

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#23 Posted by RetroVirus (1462 posts) -

This might actually get me to play the copy of New Vegas sitting in my Steam library. Great job, duder!

#24 Posted by Brendan (7696 posts) -

This is awesome, and you are awesome.

#25 Posted by dagas (2753 posts) -

That's just awesome! Now if only you could mod Dave into the game as well as an actual character you could meet.

#26 Posted by zameer (605 posts) -

THIS IS FUCKING RAD, totally gonna grab a copy of New Vegas.

#27 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5251 posts) -

Well I'm doing this.

#28 Edited by Brackynews (4050 posts) -

@dagas said:

That's just awesome! Now if only you could mod Dave into the game as well as an actual character you could meet.

I can only say that this is entirely possible. But I can't do it all by me onesies. Someone would have to talk Dave into it for starters!

Unless you'd be happy with a Hardcoreboard Cutout. :D

#29 Posted by Red12b (9081 posts) -

@Brackynews:

you

are

amazing

that's excellent

#30 Posted by EightBitShik (1334 posts) -

This is amazing, I wish I would of got Fallout: New Vegas during the holiday sale purely for this reason. I didn't buy it because I have Skyrim and the GOTY of Fallout 3 that I haven't finished but when I finally get to it man I'm going to download this great job duder.

#31 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2485 posts) -

I'm totally gonna check this out, been meaning to start a new character in New Vegas anyway. Thanks!

#32 Posted by xite (787 posts) -

Awesome work, duder!

#33 Posted by X19 (2304 posts) -

Oh that's good...very good.

#34 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -
@Brackynews said:

@dagas said:

That's just awesome! Now if only you could mod Dave into the game as well as an actual character you could meet.

I can only say that this is entirely possible. But I can't do it all by me onesies. Someone would have to talk Dave into it for starters!

Unless you'd be happy with a Hardcoreboard Cutout. :D

Or a poster, advertising his radio show on walls . Done in the same styl as the rest of the posters in the game of course.  
But thanks, you've given me yet another reason to download New Vegas and play through it again.. again
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#35 Posted by artofwar420 (6262 posts) -

This is kind of the best thing ever.

#36 Posted by Nux (2306 posts) -

Thats really good. Good job man.

#37 Posted by DillonWerner (1526 posts) -

I think it is just a tad loud but other than that it's amazing and I think I will replay New Vegas with this mod now.

#38 Posted by me3639 (1732 posts) -

That's pretty friggin cool. Great Job!

#39 Posted by AndrewB (7519 posts) -

Next up is a Skyrim mod that replaces the Dovahkiin shout with "cunt!"?

#40 Posted by dekkadekkadekka (730 posts) -

@AndrewB said:

Next up is a Skyrim mod that replaces the Dovahkiin shout with "cunt!"?

The dragon's head must be replaced with Vinny's too.

#41 Posted by Harkat (1100 posts) -

I want Jeff in Skyrim as a redguard peddler hanging about in Riften.

He is carrying a dragon figurine. When you talk to him, you can ask him what he's going to do with it, and he'll reply, "I dunno, what am I going to do with anything?".

#42 Posted by Harkat (1100 posts) -

Also, this is fantastic. It would be cool to have a highlight reel of the best non-sequiteur Bombcast moments on the radio as well.

#43 Posted by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -

This is incredible, I'll definitely come back to this when I get my PC New Vegas going on.

#44 Posted by BlazingWookie (175 posts) -

this is fantastic!

#45 Edited by Brackynews (4050 posts) -

@AndrewB: Not touching that with a ten foot phal.. er.. pole. Dovajjiin? >_>

@DillonWerner: You're not wrong, I did a fair bit of tweaking to normalize the audio, otherwise entire episodes would have a different volume. At least you can set the radio volume independently.

@EightBitShik: THERE'S STILL TIME for you to win a copy in Vito's giveaway. ;)

@Harkat: SKOOMA Dealer! We can map in Jeff's boxing game face-scan. :D And as per the mod instructions you can drop in any MP3 you like. I still think the Bombcast is better suited to D.C., but the option is open!

#46 Posted by Brackynews (4050 posts) -

Thanks everyone for the excellent feedback! The thread got a lot of attention over the weekend, and bandwidth departed the roof sometime last Thursday. Meanwhile I finally finished Old World Blues last night. Now I can actually afford some GRA gear. :) Protip: rush to Repair 90 and GET. DAT. PERK.

At this point I'm fine with working toward a 1.1 update to improve the mod's performance. That's a fair bit of work for not a lot of benefit though... it would only take a small patch download to add in the most recent show as things are. So I'm going to open it up a little. I have a list of about five or six things I could add to the station feed itself, including commercials, station breaks, all keeping in a Whiskey Radio theme so it will be very familiar audio to most of us. But hey this is a project for the community, if there's something fitting you'd like to contribute, talk it up.

#47 Posted by tspgamer (1 posts) -

I wounder if people will listen too W.M.R/The Bombcast in the real apocalyptic future?

(While wondering what these Video-gamer things where!)

#48 Posted by falling_fast (2190 posts) -

that's pretty fucking cool, dude.

#49 Posted by Krystal_Sackful (808 posts) -

@Brackynews:

There should be a 3d Dave but if you TCL into the wall next to him you can find The Icon of Hardcore a la John romero's head and the icon of sin in Doom II.

#50 Posted by dudeglove (7688 posts) -

This is the most goddamn amazing thing ever.

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