I would also like to add if you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7
don't install the Sapi 5.1 runtime or SDK as that will make the problem
worse. Vista and above use Sapi 5.3, and installing an older version of
Sapi isn't exactly the smartest thing a person can do. I tried it once,
trying to get the older speech voices, and blew Sapi 5.3 up completely.
It required a rather lengthy and painful process to get 5.3 back up and
working again.


On Tue, 2010-01-19 at 03:54 -0500, Jim Kitchen wrote:
> Hi Charles,
> I am very sad to hear that the sapi voices are not working for you with my 
> games.  I know that more and more programs like Jaws are shipping with sapi 
> voices that only work with that program.  I bet because they are much cheaper 
> to license and distribute that way.
> I could put the sapi5 speech developers kit up on Send Space for you.  I 
> think that it contains the Microsoft sapi5 text to speech engine and might 
> get your voices working again.  Below I am putting all of the sapi5 fixes 
> that I know of.  I really would recommend the first one first.
> The first thing that I would try would be the DelUserLex.exe file that you 
> can find on my free windows sapi5 text to speech games page, as well as on 
> the GW Micro and Freedom Scientific sites.  It is a strange file in that it 
> doesn't say or seem to do anything, but it did fix my sapi5 voices.
> Here is another fix that I was told about.  
> Go to c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Speech
> Then, press enter on Sapisvr.exe. It won't say anything, but it should 
> correct the control panel entries for Sapi.
> Another thing that you can do is to use the Windows XP restore feature to 
> restore your computer back to a date when the voices were working.
> And then there is to use your Windows XP cd to repair the entire sapi5 text 
> to speech engine.
> you can download (SpeechSDK51MSM.exe).
> which contains all of the Microsoft Sapi voices available for Windows XP from
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=5e86ec97-40a7-453f-b0ee-6583171b4530&displaylang=en

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