Who doesn’t want to speak to their ship’s AI and have it carry out basic – and complex – tasks on demand? This is a mod that will change the way you play Elite: Dangerous forever.
Voice Attack is the most popular program to put voice command functionality into Elite: Dangerous. Players simply say a custom command into their microphone, which is then translated into mouse and keyboard commands to complete actions in-game. You can even have the ship talk back to you.
“Silent running” will automatically lower my heat signature, with the AI acknowledging with a simple “silent running activated.”
“Request docking” will request permission to dock with the nearest station – a massive timesaver for those who hate flicking through menus.
“Deploy hardpoints” will deploy my weapons, with the AI acknowledging by saying “go get ’em.” Why? Why not.
The result is a much more immersive experience but this comes at a cost. While you can test the program with a free trial, the full program is $10 – an amount that will hardly break the bank and will enhance your Elite: Dangerous experience substantially.
Amazon Polly (formerly IVONA) is a more expensive alternative but just as capable. After a fairly generous free trial, the program adopts a pay-as-you-go model, with players paying $4 for every one million characters when giving speech requests. Your mileage will vary depending on how much you play.