well, when i tried it, sapi 5.3 still worked but the older voices wouldn't and
still won't work. tried this on vista and now have windows 7.
On Jan 19, 2010, at 9:49 PM, Thomas Ward wrote:
> 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
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