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Bards in Skywind?

I hope you guys put bards in Skywind.  I know they weren't in the original game, but they add so much to the taverns in Skyrim.  I've been writing some bard songs lately and I hope you guys can use it.

https://soundcloud.com/need-cheap-games/3-septimsoriginal-so...

 

I've got another one I just wrote last night called "The Wabbajack" that's pretty hilarious and would be a great Irish pub song and would be great for taverns in Skywind.  I'll get it recorded in a few days when I get some time so you can hear it.

 

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fantastic  would love to hear

fantastic  would love to hear this in the taverns and some other Celtic folk keep it coming :D

 

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I'd love to help out with

I'd love to help out with sound but I'm not experienced enough with coding to even attempt that.  I've got tons of songs in me I can write that can talk about Morrowind lore and the politics of the area.

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Just finished this really

Just finished this really great tavern song for bards.  It's called "The Wabbajack".  Give it a listen!

I met a man with a wabbajack
And much to my surprise
He didn't turn me into a goat
Or frog with great big eyes

I asked him "why you've got that thing if you don't wanna have some fun?"
So I grabbed the wabbajack and he became a centurion!

(Chorus)

Oh, Have you heard of the wabbajack
Its oh so very fun
To play with daedric artifacts
And see what we'll become!
You've got to try the Wabbajack
And see what it will do
So grab ahold of the Wabbajack
And wabbajack me too!

My dear old dad came up to me and said "son let's have a talk"
"You've turned the village to slaughterfish and left em in the muck"

He broke the Wabbajack and said
"You're wabbajacking's done!"
And all the village came back to form so now I've gotta run!

Chorus

I ran and prayed to Akatosh to save me from the crowd
But Sheogorath heard me and made the mob a heard of cows
He came to me and said
"How wonderful you've been!"
"My Wabbajack is home with you so take this silly thing!"

And there it was repaired
And I could not believe my eyes
I gave a Daedric lord a laugh
And he gave me quite a prize

So now I run from town to town
And everywhere I go
They do whatever I tell em to
Or I Wabbajack them all!

Chorus
Chorus

 

 

https://soundcloud.com/need-cheap-games/skywind-bards-the-wa...

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I have been thinking about

I have been thinking about coming back to help. Your song would be on the list.

https://tesrenewal.com/forums/skyrim/skywind-development/6150

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There are several Bards in

There are several Bards in Morrowind, in the original, they just never had songs to play.

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I was about to ask about this

I was about to ask about this :) Hopefully I can throw together a couple of bard songs :)

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@donAllistor, if you're

@donAllistor, if you're looking to come back to help do you feel like throwing these ones in, if the vid author gives permission? I think they'd make great lute tracks. (I will ask him if you are)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj6Zenulq00
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vl4XjOwo9DU

In your previous thread it looks like you got pretty far in implementing bards playing instruments. Was it finished? Is it reflected in the latest build yet or does it remain a separate package? If you're having issues with the .xms filetype rather than .wav let us over at VA handle it since we're doing these sorts of conversions for our files.

In terms of bards singing, if you're an accepted VA (like LadyKdescending) and there are bards available for your skywind race/gender assignment I think this is very possible. Perhaps throw it by Smitehammer as he handles a lot of the creative side of things to see how best to go about this.

@jympagel, your irish accent used in how you sing may be passable for a Nord, but not ideal (but I know that's part of the appeal). If the wabbajack song was to be included it would have to be re-recorded without all the extra layering. Just a simple guitar and 1 voice. Also bards have quite a few lines beyond just singing... The workaround I'll propose is if they're re-recorded in this stripped down manner they can be added as a random encounter (a wandering lute playing nord, possibly a bit insane), ideally I'd only have to give your character a small subset of lines (combat related, perhaps a greeting or two and a line about why he's wandering the back country) and that would work. Would you be up for this?


 

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"@donAllistor, if you're

"@donAllistor, if you're looking to come back to help do you feel like throwing these ones in, if the vid author gives permission?"
If they give permission, I think they would make excellent additions.

"In your previous thread it looks like you got pretty far in implementing bards playing instruments. Was it finished? Is it reflected in the latest build yet or does it remain a separate package?"
Basically the functionality is done, the core scripting and scene builds were working when I last touched it. They played and started playing when you enter the space/cell. It was actually really tricky to work on, took me months, but I got it working using a different triggering system than the original bard system. Due to the nature of the mod it needed it's own system. Bards in the original Skyrim had a lot of limitations that I had to work around.

I don't know if it was ever implemented in the main build, but I'm hoping to get the latest version soon and find out. The last I knew it was a standalone mod in the Skywind game. I got the xms to work fine.

Back when I was working on it I did my best to get unique songs, and could add a song with singing. It's all about scenes really. It would also be really nice to have unique voices for the bard for individual triggers like fights and seeing dead bodies. It's been a bit since I worked on it, and it was pretty complex, so I'd have to refresh myself on what I did.

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I've messaged him, I'll tell

I've messaged him, I'll tell you what the status of those songs are when he gets back to me. Bards in skywind will have their own voice actors assigned to them, so any singing would be best to be coming from them. If there is a particular song with vocals you'd like to use not from our list of VAs it may be good to contact the singer to see if they would VA some additional lines for the bards for continuity's sake. Their recordings however would have to pass Smitehammer's auditioning bar, but he may be more lenient if there acting isn't great but the songs really add a lot to the characters.

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i'm loven' it

i'm loven' it

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Hello! I've auditioned as a

Hello! I've auditioned as a voice actress, but I'm also a singer. I didn't know where to ask about this, but where should I audition as a bard?

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Hi Sophia, We're not actively

Hi Sophia, We're not actively working on bards at this moment but it's on that "to do" list. We'll check through this thread when we get around to it and run into your post :) Can't say when this would happen atm unless someone wants to spearhead it.

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About bards...

This is what i believe how  dunmer bards should sound like in Skywind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_5yt5IX38I

Especially the ashlanders, which i envision to sound something like this: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0djHJBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUxyh1HTssU

Mongolian ethno music really fits the ashlander culture.

Anyway, i just wanted to share an idea hoping someone might get inspired by this since i have no experience modding the game.

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Bards have been implemented.

Bards have been implemented. We may expand the musical range if we get more musical instrument models in-game and corresponding animations, but we were limited by what was available.

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We may expand the musical

We may expand the musical range if we get more musical instrument models in-game and corresponding animations

Perhaps consider having music wafting out of inaccessible buildings, if there's such a thing?

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Hi Everyone

Hi Everyone

I'm Tom and I used to have an account on here, under the name of Omz 97, unfortantly my email was deleted and therefore I couldn't log on. Blast!

Anyways I made a new account, this time called Omz_97, and I wanted to post my Bard solo's if you guys still want some Bard music :)

Here are the Flute and Lute pieces Hope you like them 

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Here's a cover of the Skyrim

Here's a cover of the Skyrim theme I recorded.  I will probably record the Morrowind theme as well.  You're free to use it if you like, no problem if not.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzU8Je_gtW4