I've tried to use Frotz with gnome and orca under linux. THe only
problem is the entire screen changes or refreshes so that after a
command I hear the entire screen read back to me, including past moves
and score. There's probably some config option nestled deep within
the .frotzrc which I haven't investigated. THe man page didn't hint
at any which sounded appropriate... maybe it's a color thing.
Adventure (sudo apt-get install bsdgames on ubuntu) works fine and is
a lot of fun.
Gnome works decently but it's significantly slower than the shell even
with Orca. to be fair, my netbook isn't very powerful, and gnome+orca
runs a lot faster on my other laptop. Emacspeak sounds attractive
because it's an audio desktop specifically talored for the blind, but
a lackluster web browser (according to the author - unless the firefox
interface works now) and the fact that I haven't got it running yet
means I'm still with Gnome.
On 3/6/09, Kelly Sapergia <ksaper...@sasktel.net> wrote:
> For ZMachine games, I use an interpreter called Filfre. While you have to
> use your screen reader's review cursor, such as the JAWS cursor, to read the
> text, it works considerably better than Winfrotz. I used to use the TTS
> version of that program, but after trying Filfre, I immediately removed it.
> I don't think Filfre has SAPI5 capabilities, but I don't mind using the JAWS
> cursor anyway. I also use the HTML TADS Player's kit for TADS games, and the
> ADRIFT interpreters for those games, but after reading about SCARE I'm going
> to try the Windows version and see how well it works.
> Yours Sincerely,
> Kelly John Sapergia
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