[Release] Talk Thing with Cruk: Mutant Radio

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 and New Vegas Modding' started by DerSchreiber, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. DerSchreiber

    DerSchreiber First time out of the vault

    Dec 28, 2008

    Hello! Me am Cruk puny humans!



    Wait! Do not run! Me am not there! You hear me from magic box of voices so me can't eat you even if me wants to. I probably wants to. Isn't that right, Gor-don?

    *terrified sobbing in background*

    Me pet human Gor-don is science man, he make me radio program possible! Me just shoot big bowl on big stick one day cause Cruk hungry and food supposed to be in bowl. But food no eat bowl! Cruk was unhappy for many day, but brought bowl with me since it fell off big stick. Me kept hoping food would be in bowl, but never happened... But then, me find Gor-don! At first me eat him, heck, me only mutant. That what human for! Remind me of joke, but me not give best material at beginning, that STOOPID! Anyway, Gor-don had talking box on him with talking dog coming out! Me hate talking dog, he stay in building and don't come out! How me supposed to know what he taste like? But talking dog get respect, talking dog is liked. Why no Cruk be popular? Does have to do with clothes? Me smell? Me social skills? Heck no! Me no had radio show! But Gor-don told me he could make me big radio star, all with me big bowl!

    Now, Cruk no fool. Me say to puny human, "Puny Human," me call him that because me no know yet he Gor-don, "If you lie to me, me will eat you." Gor-don make noises, but he took bowl and moved very quickly! Then things happened, but me no pay attention, radroach was racing other radroach and Vork wouldn't stop drooling over Gor-don then me think me go to sleep...

    What me talking about?

    *hurried whispers in background*

    Oh yes! Thank you Gor-don! Me try hard to not eat you! You funny little man. Anyway, when Gor-don fell down and went sleep, it was done! Me friend Vork could hear me through Gor-don box! Now all you hear me through your box! Now me have own radio show!

    *grumbles in background*

    Shut up Vork, you only sidekick. You only side-kick. Vork used to be lady you know. Now, Cruk has no singy songs like the talking dog, but Cruk thinks about stuff when it doesn't hurt. Now Cruk tell you pathetic humans what stuff me think of! And me no even have to eat you afterwards! Well, if you a fan me can eat you, but you have to come to me. Cruk is big Dee Jay now, can have no time to run to fans. Now sit back and listen to me, Cruk! Let me edumacate you humans! And maybe if reeeeeaaaall good, me let Vork do singy songs like the talking dog do...


    Talk Thing with Cruk: Mutant Radio

    Download TTWC BETA ver 0.5 now!!! - Talk Thing with Cruk BETA ver 0.5 (now with fixed downloads!)



    Talk Thing With Cruk Intro (Secondary version, voices updated) - Cruk Intro

    Talk Thing With Cruk: Revelation (Preliminary Version, unmodified) - Cruk's Revelation

    Cruk Talk about Waste Thingy: Megaton (Preliminary Version, unmodified) - Megadumb

    Interviews by Cruk: President Eden (Preliminary Version, unmodified) - Enclave Lieutenant

    Vork Sing about Thing: Home on the Waste (Preliminary Version, modified with new voices) - Home on the Waste

    Sample Commercial - Abraxo Cleaner

    Cruk Interviews ADML 29 (Modified with Sound effects!!!) - ADML 29

    Sample Commercial - Pulowski Preservation Shelter



    Taste like human? - A cuisine segment where Cruk and Vork discuss the inherent sublties of the average super mutant palet and talk about a variety of different foods.

    Cruk am Great! - Cruk delves deep into his own history and comes up with a variety of feel good stories of emotion, struggle, and personal hygene lessons. Not to be missed!

    Vork Singing About Thing - Vork takes center stage and sings a variety of super mutant classics such as: Drowning in the Blood; Humans DIE!!!; Why me so lonely?; Something itches; and many more!

    Cruk Talk About Waste Thingy - Cruk takes us on a delightful journey as he describes his favorite parts of the Capital Wasteland and advises us on some of the more quaint local customs.

    Behemoth Watch Out Time - Cruk delves deep into his personal resovoirs of knowledge and links to the super mutant community, then provides us locations and warnings about those most tempremental of all super mutants...

    Cruk's Crushes - Cruk talks about those beings within the Capital Wasteland that he would like to... well... crush.

    Bubs' Market Report - Bubs Logan imparts his latest reflections on the workings and current events taking part in the Capital Wasteland. Savy investors will listen to his advice and find their fortune as a result!

    Admiral's Armory Analysis - ADML 29 spends time to reflect knowledge of weapons and tactics lost to the Wasteland since before the war. But now, with his databanks running and his current state of repair, ADML 29 can educate the modern wastelander on said subjects to improve survival chances for diligent listeners.

    Gor-don Minute - During this minute I talk about.... oh dear lord... WILL SOMEBODY SAVE ME ALREADY, HE'S ALREADY EATEN MY-

    More Features to come!



    Cruk - A super mutant with a slightly higher than average intelligence. Somewhat similar to Fawkes, but unlike Fawkes he quite enjoys being a loud, obnoxious, flesh-eating brute. He managed to get a hold of a radio a few years back and became obsessed with Three Dog's broadcasts. Later on he was personally responsible for disrupting Three Dog's signal by shooting down his original transmitter dish. Later on this dish allowed him to start his own radio station with the help of Gordon who traded his talents as a tech in exchange for Cruk to stop eating him.

    Vork - A super mutant with a somewhat average intelligence for a mutant. He/She is confused by Cruk's obsession with broadcasting but lets the smarter mutant guide him/her. He/She is pretty sure that he/she used to be a girl, but he/she is not completely sure. He/She occasionally grows cranky at being the side-kick in the new venture and enjoys singing classic mutant songs, much to the dismay of all listeners.

    Gordon - A human tech who was captured by Cruk. He is missing a leg but managed to keep his life by providing Cruk a radio station. He manages the station for Cruk and is for all intensive purposes a prisoner. Nobody has come to rescue him yet and he gets quite depressed. He muses that he is becoming diabetic: the only thing that Cruk feeds him are sugar bombs and whiskey. He goes to his happy place a lot. I mean a whole lot. Gordon doesn't like to in the real world. Yup, no sir-ee...

    ADML 29, AKA "Admiral" - This Mister handy unit was recently rebuilt by Gordon after Vork brought the broken robot to the studio. He had mistakenly believed that Gordon might find the metal man "yummy". Gordon repaired the damaged robot, but was unable to repair the cpu of the original Mister Handy unit. Vork brought him another one which turned out to be from a military Mister Gutsy Model. ADML 29 was rebooted as the "Admiral" as Cruk calls him. Gordon was able to program him to protect the station and not attack the residents. He now unwillingly keeps the station tidy, helps Gordon with repairs, and occasionally stars in his own features where he describes what he really wants to be doing... ADML 29 is in a constant state of depression over his newly "civilian" status and occasionally tries to saw himself in half.

    Bubs the Philanthropic Ghoul - Bubs was once a member of middle management in the Pulowski Corporation before the war. He was a firm believer in the shelters that his company made to the point where he refused to enter the Vault he had been accepted into, instead he chose his own company's device. Unfortunately all he could afford was a factory defect model that had been later "reconditioned" and had a handsome money back guarantee. When the war occurred Bubs survived, but the radiation leaked into his shelter. He was transformed into a ghoul by the instense radiation. He also never got his money back. Over the next couple hundred years, Bubs concerned himself with trading and watching the newly changed markets. He was fascinated by the change to caps from traditional money and how bartering came back into vogue. He would later encounter Vork in the Capital Wasteland and would be dragged into Cruk's studio. Cruk didn't eat him due to his dislike of ghoul taste, but was impressed by the amount of talky words that Bubs had. Cruk would make him his "Markety Man Thingy" where he would comment on Capital Wasteland trade.


    Casting Call:

    Yolinda Snarl - She is a crazed raider that has become a crazed fan of Cruk's broadcasts. She has been torturing and killing innocent wastelanders for all of her thirty years and absolutely loves Cruk's show. She considers his show to be the best in the Wasteland and dreams of "being with him" despite the fact that super mutants don't work that way. She actually has sought him out and came with Vork willingly to the studio. She wants to chat up her idol.

    Yolinda's role: One off guest with potential return appearances if popular. Most likely will survive the broadcast due to equal measures of Cruk being impressed he has fans and by his utter confusion and distaste for her inexplicable attraction to him. Remember, Yolinda should be both crazed and crazy

    Requirements for VA's: Female VA's only, please sound like you are around 30 years old with a raider's inflection. Have sample ready and be ready to record sample lines from provided scripts for call-backs.


    Brotherhood of Steel Scribe - This scribe has spent his/her life working for the Brotherhood, specializing in studying super mutants. He/She has heard Cruk's broadcasts and was amazed. The scribe thought that Cruk was an example of an aberration within the super mutant community and was worthy of study. When the scribe asked permission from her superiors to go out and find him, his/her request was denied. It was said that the danger was too great. The scribe ignored teh warnings, the potential in studying an obviously verbose Cruk was worth the risk. The scribe literally fell upon Cruk and Company while searching through the Mall. From there he/she managed to negotiate for his/her life by convincing Cruk that he/she would make a great book reviewer for the station. Seeing a chance to expand his station further Cruk agreed and "hired" the scribe. The scribe has a feature where he/she rates books found in the Wasteland, but mostly does it to give him/herself more time to study Cruk...

    Scribe's role: A regular cast member. He/She will be reviewing books (such as the Wasteland Survival Guide and the various skill books) while maintaining a log of Cruk's activities.

    Requirements for VA's: Male or Female VA's. Please sound somewhat academic and sly. Have a sample ready and be ready to record sample lines from provided scripts for call-backs.


    Talon Company Mercenary - This mercenary breaks into Cruk's studio in mid broadcast. He has a target in mind and he aims to shove him off his mortal coil.

    Mercenary's role: One off guest on Cruk's show. Credit will be given to the VA.

    Requirements for VA's: Male or Female VA's. Please sound gruff, tough, and para-militaristic Sound must be in range of mid 20's to 30's. Have a sample ready and be ready to record sample lines from provided scripts for call-backs.

    More casting calls to come with list being update as roles are filled!


    Talk Thing with Cruk: Mutant Radio Staff:


    Wanted Ads:

    Quest Scripter - Design quests for Talk Thing with Cruk: Mutant Radio for players to complete in game. These would range from simple collection quests, escort quests, to longer quests. Multiple people wanted.

    NPC Designer - Design Cruk and Crew in-game! Using basic guidelines provided, create the crew of Talk thing with Cruk: Mutant Radio for players to interact with in-game.

    Unique Item Designer - Design new and unique items for the mod.

    Feat Designer - Design a new feat that will be rewarded at the end of planned long running Cruk quest.


    Mod Decription:

    The basic premise of this mod is to add another radio station to the game. This one is run by a supermutant: Cruk. He has a side kick in the form of Vork, another supermutant; and a human scientist who acts as their tech named Gordon.

    It is mostly going to be a talk radio show hosted by Cruk with interruptions by "guests" and the occasionaly jarring melody as sung by the tone-deaf Vork. It's meant to be a humurous look at super mutants within the Fallout Universe with a marginally smarter mutant making commentary on the Capital Wasteland.

    Currently we are recording pieces and have a large amount of scripts in reserve. We have recruited voice talent and are looking for more ideas from the community for further Cruk features and potential guest stars. All script ideas are welcome. The first BETA version of Talk Thing with Cruk: Mutant Radio is up for download, follow the link further up on the page. We are taking a week to organize here at Cruk Studios, in preperation for our 1.0 release. Once our reorganization has taken place, we will have a posted schedule for further updates for the mods. It is most likely that many of the pieces that you currently hear within the mod will either be re-recorded, be subject to further editing, or even cut for the final version. We want this project to be entertaining for the whole Fallout Community, we want to have fun doing it, and we want to do it well. For further updates we plan on adding physical locations for the Mutant Radio Studios, quests, items, and even feats associated with said quests!

    We here at Talk Thing with Cruk do not want to argue with anyone. Even though it is not even supermutantly possible to please everyone, we will not go out of our way to dismiss any opinions. We will listen and weigh any feedback that comes our way. The primary staff for Talk Thing with Cruk are myself, Gor-Don, and GhostZer0. Anything you hear from us will be considered responses from TTWC. We will acknowledge all contributions made to Talk Thing from the Community in this Thread and will update as new pieces are integrated. Don't be afraid of not being credited for contributions!

    Cruk out!!!

    Link to previous Bethesda forum threads - First Thread ; Second Thread ; Third Thread
  2. coliphorbs

    coliphorbs Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 2, 2008
    That... was pretty awesome.

    I love the singing one. Hope to see this finished.
  3. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007

    None of the link works, though.
  4. DerSchreiber

    DerSchreiber First time out of the vault

    Dec 28, 2008
    Darn, let me go fix that...

    EDIT: Links should be fixed now, thanks for catching my mistake!
  5. mrowa

    mrowa Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 22, 2008
    Wow nicely done almost like professional DJ and from samples hears better than 3dog radio :D
  6. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Yep, they work. Neat job, dude - shame I won't be playing F3 anytime soon.
  7. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Eh, I'm not a fan of the whole Super Mutant cannibal thing, but otherwise I like it.
  8. Dubby

    Dubby Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 6, 2008
    Heh, definately something to make sure it gets included in later F3C releases. The novelty alone is great.
  9. Blazerfrost

    Blazerfrost First time out of the vault

    May 30, 2007
    This is pretty good stuff. One question though, why does he first refer to it as a 'magic box of voices' but after that he keeps calling it a radio?
  10. Dubby

    Dubby Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 6, 2008
    minor inconsistency, imo. Or mutant sarcasm.
  11. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    I'm going to keep my eye on this.

    Are you planning to be working on this towards a final release and when can we expect this?
  12. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    Nov 21, 2008
    Another mod for the possible "load-so-fallout-3-is-playable" list
    Seem nice. Even though i really dont like the entire SM cannibalism thing. Honestly, would make talk radio listenable
  13. DerSchreiber

    DerSchreiber First time out of the vault

    Dec 28, 2008
    Well, got a bit of a team working on it now. We're going to be reorganizing in the next week or so, and we hope to have 1.0 out within the next two weeks or so.

    Could be earlier, but we're putting a date of two weeks from now so at least we have something to shoot for, heh.
  14. TF

    TF First time out of the vault

    Jan 6, 2005
    Haha that's pretty funny man, keep it up, and don't forget to take cues from FO1's Harry and other stars of supermutancy and not degrade into too generic 'stupid ogre' stuff, keep that up and this will truly own.
  15. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    And rat surprise. Don't forget the recipe for rat surprise. :)
  16. mrowa

    mrowa Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 22, 2008
    DerSchreiber i got 1st part of your auditions u could remake them all in mp3 and if u would make them on mp3 select normalization so they all will be on the same volume lvl not like now some are louder than others
  17. DerSchreiber

    DerSchreiber First time out of the vault

    Dec 28, 2008
    Heh, we're actually looking to put lots of old references in the game, though mainly through the use of an old record of radio advertisements from 2077 that Cruk randomly plays.

    Any suggestions for radio advertisements? We already have a bunch in the beta including Nuka Cola, the Chrysalis Highwayman, and a variety of DC flavored ones.

    Oh, and the consistency of the sound was brought up. That'll be fixed for the full release once we get out of Beta. Though at times when other people "interrupt" Cruk, they are meant to sound a bit more faint since they are "further away" from the mic.
  18. Dubby

    Dubby Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 6, 2008
    Ask Eyenixon. ;)
  19. mrowa

    mrowa Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 22, 2008
    If its the pre-war ones then Krypts, Power armour( and join to army ),Anti rads meds, pre-war cloths, anti- war shelters ( this was underground bukers builded under house on in the house yards, it is actually truth in since in the cold war time ther was a firms that actually build something like this so u can use it:D), some special patriotic/propaganda locations, space program.
    You can also try to make some various interviews with some goverment ppl
  20. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Definetly Mr Handy commercials and the "remember - there is a war out ther, so help our boys on the frontline! Save your resources" etc.