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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Fan Fixes 5500 Voice Lines in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

A fan of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines released a mod that improves the quality of dialogue lines in this iconic vampire RPG.

Source: Troika Games / Activision Blizzard.

We are still waiting for new news about the continuation of the cult RPG with the vampire Masquerade. Yes, the devs are publishing further posts about the game, but we haven't seen any fresh gameplay materials since the end of January. In the meantime (perhaps out of boredom) a certain fan of Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines took on a risky task: refreshing over 5500 dialogue lines from the first installment of the series.

The Reddit user's TheAudioService project is straightforward: the user has created a mod to enhance the subpar quality through methods such as sound correction and upsampling (via PC Gamer). He didn't use tools relying on artificial intelligence algorithms for this. And, of course, he didn't record any lines.

I've fixed problems with changing recording situations between sessions, volume changes between lines, resonance issues, compression issues, [and] frequency issues.

The modder has also created a video that allows for comparing the refreshed sound with the original. The effect was appreciated by one of the alleged voice actors from the original.

TheAudioService also has several theories about why the sound quality in Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines was noticeably lacking in some dialogue aspects, sometimes even changing during one scene. Although the original developers appeared to be using the same microphone, the spoken lines may have been recorded in different locations.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines