Voice Recognition

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The voice recognition system, a feature added by the Source Code Project, allows the player to issue orders to wingmen by speaking commands into a microphone. It can almost completely eliminate the need to press keys in order to navigate the command functions.


(Taken from post by feature creator RandomTiger)

BEFORE RUNNING THIS YOU MUST TRAIN THE VOICE SYSTEM. This feature is for the PC only and is activated with -voicer in the command line.

In XP (and possibly 2000) in control panel there should be a Speech->Speech Recognition option. Run through 'Configure Mic' and 'Train Profile'. If the Speech Recognition option isn't available, you'll need to install the Microsoft Speech Recognition Engine. See this support article for more details.

The system has limitations; it only understands set commands (most in the menu) and most Greek alphabet wing names, so no custom ship names are going to be understood. Also, running this may slow down the game, as it has to spend CPU time processing your speech.

Sometimes the menu pops up with stuff it shouldn't, but I've found the speech recognition to be fairly good and I'm not even using a proper mic, just headphones plugged into the mic socket.

Recognized Commands


  • Wing
  • Alpha
  • Beta
  • Gamma
  • Delta
  • Epsilon
  • Zeta
  • Eta
  • Theta
  • Iota
  • Kappa
  • Lambda
  • Mu
  • Nu
  • Omicron
  • Rho
  • Sigma
  • Tau
  • Upsilon
  • Omega


  • One
  • Two
  • Three
  • Four
  • Five
  • Six
  • Seven
  • Eight
  • Nine

Menu Options

  • Ships
  • Wings
  • All fighters
  • All wings
  • Reinforcements


  • Support ship
  • Rearm
  • Repair
  • Abort


  • Cancel
  • Command
  • Destroy my target
  • Disable my target
  • Disarm my target
  • Destroy subsystem
  • Protect my target
  • Ignore my target
  • Form on my wing
  • Cover me
  • Engage enemy
  • Attack
  • Depart