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Audio Games
« on: May 02, 2014, 10:33:55 am »
i recently attempted to play the elder scrolls online with sound-only

for simple things like combat, it is possible to just listen to the position of the enemy and attack them, but you need something else when traveling or navigating the environment

'the vOICe' is software which converts greyscale visuals into a soundscape of corresponding audio, which you can use to visualize stuff, i've experimented with it a few years ago so i figured it might be valuable for recognizing landmarks and textures in-game which would help navigate

here are my attempts so far with ESO
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0_E98M8HrU" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0_E98M8HrU</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiShWa4S9xY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiShWa4S9xY</a>
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Re: Audio Games
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2014, 01:05:28 pm »
That's a very cool experiment. I have played Starbound nearly blind in the underground when I have run out of torches. Digging blind is an interesting experience because you can hear monsters as well as hear the ground your waling on and digging. The bad part is sometime you don't know when you have gotten stuck or can unexpectedly fall into deep pits. Also you are not completely blind because you have a small sight radius for the blocks you are directly next to. I would assume that's acceptable if you do not have such echolocation software. The only thing that ruins it is the occasional lantern or growing mushroom.

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Re: Audio Games
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2014, 05:49:52 pm »
This is neat!

When I work on speed running segments for a game I like to practice moves and segments with my eyes closed because it makes a flawless run easier to achieve.

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Re: Audio Games
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2014, 06:07:38 pm »
This is neat!

When I work on speed running segments for a game I like to practice moves and segments with my eyes closed because it makes a flawless run easier to achieve.
interesting, reminds me of visualization, i've hear that many professionals do this for various sports, like an IRL master archer who spends more time visualizing than actually practicing archery, or a skiier going through the course in their head beforehand.

That's a very cool experiment. I have played Starbound nearly blind in the underground when I have run out of torches. Digging blind is an interesting experience because you can hear monsters as well as hear the ground your waling on and digging. The bad part is sometime you don't know when you have gotten stuck or can unexpectedly fall into deep pits. Also you are not completely blind because you have a small sight radius for the blocks you are directly next to. I would assume that's acceptable if you do not have such echolocation software. The only thing that ruins it is the occasional lantern or growing mushroom.
i also have experienced something similar to this with minecraft, after leaving the torchlight, but it is way easier, you simply look in one direction and automatically move forward as the mined space becomes available lol