Kelly said: "After reading that 7-128 Software is now using SAPI5 voices
in their games, I thought I'd download the free version of their
gamebook to see how well it works with some voices I have"
Well Kelly, when we developed the stand-alone games at the request of
folks who didn't want to have to purchase the GameBook, we ran into some
technical difficulties with the Demo versions of the GameBook and Games
- they just plain didn't work. We were intending to start reworking the
demo versions, when we had a number of requests to change the Game Voice
to a better quality voice. We used Kevin when we first started because
it is a free TTS voice and, since we are Indie developers that do not
have the deep pockets of venture capital, we had to cut corners. So
after a lot of research and work, we got our games to work with SAPI.
While we were in there, we improved the prompts and smoothed the
interface. This required reordering of our development priorities - and
we decided to push back our rework of the demo versions. Since this
also interrupted development on some games we had scheduled for this
summer, we have opted to push the demos back a little further and get
the new games done.first
However, that being said, you can test the SAPI voice with either the
GameBook or any of the stand-alone games that are blind rated. And, if
you already have a GameBook, purchase of a stand-alone game will make
the whole GameBook use the SAPI voice you have selected.
Sorry we don't have the demo versions at this point, but we will work to
get them back in place some time in the future.
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