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Classic Bosco Audio Restoration - A Sound Mod for Sam & Max Save the World.

Restores and lightly cleans up the original Bosco voice lines.



PROCESS

This mod (painstakingly) ports all the original Bosco voice assets to the new remaster of "Sam & Max Save the World".

The lines in each game were labeled as numbers, with random numbers generated for both games (aka the same lines don't match number-to-number filename-wise), so first a full set of Bosco's lines had to be identified and sorted.

Each line was then converted from the proprietary ".vox" format (in the original game) to uncompressed .wav files, for editing.

Then, each of the original lines had to be edited to match the vocal timing of the new actor (as the new timing affected how long Bosco's lines play and how long Bosco's shot's in-game last), so that they'd play uninterrupted and at the right time.

Finally when this was done and working correctly in-game, the lines were given a basic cleanup and processed with "iZotope RX 8" to "EQ Match" a handful of surviving , but unused Bosco lines in the new remasters archives.

The results aren't perfect (you can only do so much with heavily compressed audio and timing constraints in-game), but it's the first step in restoring the changed assets in the remaster.

CURRENT MOD STATUS

SEASON ONE
• Episode 1 - Culture Shock - COMPLETE ✓
• Episode 2 - Situation: Comedy - COMPLETE ✓
• Episode 3 - The Mole, the Mob, and the Meatball - COMPLETE ✓
• Episode 4 - Abe Lincoln Must Die! - COMPLETE ✓
• Episode 5 - Reality 2.0 - COMPLETE ✓
• Episode 6 - Bright Side of the Moon - COMPLETE ✓
• Subtitle Edits - ON HOLD

Overall Status: Audio complete. Subtitles incomplete.

Note: I'll be attempting to fix the subtitles for each game, to reflect the original dialogue when the appropriate tools are available.

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    Now it's time to do this all over again for Season 2 getting a remastering.
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    I know it's been a year or so now. But any plans for Beyond Time and Space (Season 2) Remaster as well?

    https://steamcommunity.com/app/1440440/discussions/0/2965021152080125861/

    I know it's a lot of work, but would be cool to have this as well in the future!
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    Would it be possible to do this with Max's voice as well? I understand if its not worth it to others but I personally am not a fan of the way Max sounds in the remasters. From what I heard in the trailer for the dlc of the originals I heard Max with the remaster voice. 
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  • Thanks for this, this is exactly what I was hoping for. I'm guessing that restoring the original subs/ the jokes that got censored/re-written is much more difficult?
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  • Thank you tons for this! I'm a newcomer to the series and Bosco's voice sounds really uninspired in the remaster. Happy that this is a thing! Eagerly awaiting the Ep. 6 mod :)
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    Hi BenjaMoose, can you help me please. I tried using your mod and it didn't work. I'm playing the Steam version and when I tried putting the files in the Archives folder, Bosco's voice is still the new VA.
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    Can I ask how you managed to open and modify the remaster's sound archive?

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    You are a true hero, never thought this would happen.

    A million thanks, changing Bosco stopped me from buying the game as someone who has played them a lot.

    Was devastated he was gone but now the day is saved.
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  • The world thanks you for this
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    So they changed this guy's VA? I respect the dedication
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