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Arhath
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Both of them speak their lines of dialogue with standart avatar, even when using non-standart "mood" option. Halph and Beethro, however, can express their emotions properly.

This happens in build 5.1.0.6512, in my holds and in JtRH 5.0
04-22-2016 at 10:34 AM
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I'd like to bump this topic since the bug/oversight is still in as of the most recent version of DROD (Mac 5.1.0.6512 for me, I think others on other operating systems have confirmed in chat).

I'm not sure how straightforward it would actually be to fix, in terms of how the 5.0 engine handles default portraits, but I'm sure we can think of something.

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I can confirm that this bug exists on Windows 7 Ultimate. I tried setting custom facial expressions for 39th Slayer in one of my contest entries, but they didn't do anything.

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Possibly related: While working on dialogue for my latest hold, I noticed that even for Halph and Beethro, expressions wouldn't always show what I specified in speech commands. A few times, I even saw the character's expression revert to neutral while they were in the middle of speaking. There was no consistent pattern to the behavior that I could find, but in a pretty significant amount of cases (maybe 30% of the time or so?), speech was showing me a neutral portrait instead of the emotion I'd specified. Replaying the exact same dialogue without changing the script would show different behavior; it just seems to revert completely at random.
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Unlike the game's logic that is turn based, speech happens in real time so I am wondering if there is some quirkiness with CueEvents and speech queue at work here.

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It might be worth mentioning that in the 5.0 versions of JtRH and TCB, they used custom characters with names like "39th Slayer happy" and "84th Negotiator stressed" to get around this.

There's a feature request to make custom character portraits handle expressions, and I suggested that those two should go back to having by default.

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