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Downside is that I'm not going to be able to patch in audible menus for 18 - the engine needs to be updated first, and that can't really be done in a patch. I am working to get detailed documentation to get around this, and will keep on pushing for the future. Please don't stop asking, as feedback is what's driving change.

- Karen Stevens

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Hi.
Ok, if it's not possible to add in audible menus just yet, can we get at leased a textual menu guide with some of the menus like the main one, options, season, carieer and so on?
Greetings Moritz.

Hömma, willze watt von mir oder wie, weil wenn nich, dann lass dir mal sagen, laber mir kein Kottlett anne Wange und hömma, wo wir gerade dabei sind, dann iss hier hängen im Schacht, sonns klapp ich dir hier die Fingernägel auf links, datt kannze mir mal glaubn.

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simba - Yes, I hope to have it out before the patch is released.

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I would suggest making the menu guide HTML, to allow for easy navigation.

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I already have approval to post to EA's news blog, which is HTML. I can definitely make a hyperlink table of contents. If you have any other tips, let me know.

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@56
Congratulations on all the hard work you've done.  I wouldn't normally touch a madden game with a barge-pole given that I don't know the first thing about American Football and that would normally mean the game is of no interest to me.

However, I'll look at picking this up just to see how the accessibility works in practice and publish my own information on it.  If you like me to help test any aspect of this in advance, contact me privately and if it's possible, I'm sure we can arrange something.

Keep up the good work and look forward to seeing the results in action.  Hopefully non-sports games (or at least games that don't work primarily to the advantage of a particular demographic, such as US citizens) will be the next field for access improvements (Star Wars BattleFront 2, Titanfall2, etc etc).

Regardless though, glad all your work is paying off.

Regards,
Sightless Kombat.
***If you wish to refer to me in @replies, use Sightless***

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@Sightless Kombat wo, looks like you are now in a similar situation to me, I'm going to also be picking up this game for similar reasons, I remember when I first told you though you didn't seem as enthusiastic.

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[wow]! This is just sooo exciting! I can't wait for this to drop. I won't lie, it'll be hard for me at first, as I haven't played the games myself, so I'd need to learn a ton, but it'll be such a fun experience. Karen, you mentioned TTS support would require an engine update before it can be implemented. That probably explains why other devs haven't implemented it yet. It's a little sad to hear, MS made it sound like all you needed were a few lines of code to make it work haha. I take the team has already checked available documentation? I'm sure MS would be willing to work with devs as well to make TTS menus a reality, so contacting them in future about their TTS implementation will be a great thing. I'll be honest with you, I didn't think EA would be the first devs to take accessibility this far. I'm really impressed and grateful for what's taking place here. If not for you, this would've never happened, Thank you.

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Oi ,spam.

Orin

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[wow]... It's so great to hear that the story mode will be playable as well. that'll hopefully mean that us who don't know much about American football will be able to learn through the storymode. This is just too exciting... I nearly can't wait to massively play on my ps4, or maybe my XBox... smile Just [wow], big time...

Best regards SLJ.
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Hi. Is this really happening? I can't believe it. I remember once I was playing FIFA 15 at school with one of my teachers. And he was telling me what to do. I just have a question though, would it be possible to add the accessibility features to a PC version? I unfortunately do not have a PS4 or Xbox One.  This could work if audio cues, sorry if that spelt incorrectly, could be implemented. Or you could just use the same features as the Xbox One version has. Also, just a random idea, what about developing an iOS app like FIFA that allows you to choose  between two different teams and then the computer would control both teams and it would feel like you were watching a real live soccer game on your phone.

I am the tetris monster, I have a NES on my back, and when I sleep, I make 8bit sounds!

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Hi.
Hmm, the NFL games haven't been released on the PC the last few years, I think up to Madden 11.
Greetings Moritz.

Hömma, willze watt von mir oder wie, weil wenn nich, dann lass dir mal sagen, laber mir kein Kottlett anne Wange und hömma, wo wir gerade dabei sind, dann iss hier hängen im Schacht, sonns klapp ich dir hier die Fingernägel auf links, datt kannze mir mal glaubn.

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Glad that I finally got a chance to jump on here, and say thanks to you, and everyone who had a hand on this, I can't wait for whats to come. Now which system to get it for. smile

"Gaming is my escape"
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Or add me on skype sincerebori26

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any idea on how the long shot mode plays like? is it like fifa 17's journey or is it like games from telltale?

I prepare the ship and a laser guns,
Shooting down crusers, lunar lifters, inforcers, hovercraft, liquidators and gorbian ships,
I take my super laser and destroy lord vector himself,
I am the undefeated troopanum troopers! Nobody can't destroy me!

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Very exciting. When the title update hits please let us know. I will hold off purchasing until then. Need to budget for Gamer Grace next month.

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Would one long HTML guide with hyperlinks be best, or is it better to separate sections into different pages? I'm guessing one long document would be fine, but I thought I'd check.

Thanks,

- Karen Stevens

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I think a long document would be best.

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Separate different sections into headings, not different pages.

Orin

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One long page with hyperlinked headings works for me. Thanks.

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I agree that one page with headings and other structured layouts if needed would be the best thing.

Best regards SLJ.
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Hello people!
I am excited to let you all know that I will be doing some short youtube videos on the modes of the madden 18 release.   I will post links to those as soon as there online.  EA Sports: It's in the game!

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Sounds awesome. I look forward to this... Has the game already been released?

Best regards SLJ.
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The game has released, but we're still waiting on the first content patch that will contain the new accessibility features. So far the only patches released have been high priority bug fixes, not new content. I'll post to this thread when I have a confirmed 1st party date for the content patch.

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73. Thanks. Keep us informed. I will pick this up as sooon as patches drop. Looking forward to playing and reading documentation on how new features work. I also will do some live streaming when that drops as well.

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The game has been released, and I have enjoyed it greatly.  I will be doing an overview later of the modes. I've not forgotten, trust me. Liam, I didn't know you had an xbox 1  we should play each other if you do. My gamertag is vol4life8657

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