Restore Higher Quality Audio Clips for BGII Beamdog Content
|Classification:||Public Item||Due date:|
|Found In Version:||Public Bug Reports - 18.104.22.168|
This issue was discussed on the forums here:
Basically, the issue is this: the sound clips for many of the Beamdog-added NPCs are very poor quality. This includes NPCs that can join your party (Neera, Dorn, Rasaad, Hexxat, Clara) as well as other NPCs that were added by Beamdog. Upon investigating the issue one of the members of the forums discovered that the old (v1.2) sound clips and the new (v2.3) sound clips for Beamdog-added NPCs have a big difference in quality. The sound clips were originally encoded in 132 kbps average (48 kHz, stereo), but have been downsized in later patches to 24 kbps (24 kHz, mono).
At some point the sound clip quality was reduced (whether this was intentional or not is unknown to us) and it resulted in a notable decrease in the quality of the in game sound clips. What we are requesting is that these higher quality sound clips be restored to the game. This issue seems to affect most, if not all, of the dialogue sound clips added through Beamdog's enhanced edition.
Internal report: #31685