Hi Kelly,
Hmmm...It looks to me like you are missing the Python setup tools.
That's why the shell is giving you a command not found error message.
No biggy let's fix that right now.
To install the latest Python setup tools open gnome-terminal and type
this command at the terminal prompt.
sudo apt-get install python-setuptools
Once you have the Python setup tools installed you will have to
download pyttsx-1.0.egg from the PyTTSX homepage which is
Once you have downloaded the generic pyttsx python package cd to the
directory where you downloaded the package to. For example, in the
terminal window
cd ~/Downloads
would open the default downloads directory on Ubuntu 1.04.
Now, you should be able to run
sudo easy_install pyttsx-1.0.egg
and it should install and configure pyttsx for you.
Now, as for installing he rsg client it doesn't have to be installed.
You can simply unzip it to your home directory and run it locally from
there. For example, assuming rsg-client-linux.zip is in your local
Downloads directory you can run this command to extract the files from
the terminal.
unzip ~/Downloads/rsg-client-linux.zip ~/
If successful it will create a directory called
in your home directory. To run the game do a
cd ~/rsg-client-linux/linux
to open the program directory. Now, type
python rsg.pyc
to run the client within a terminal window. That's all there is to it.
As for getting and installing other software voices for Linux two of
the most popular are Eloquence, called Voxin for Linux, and the
Software Dectalk. Cepstral also has ported most of their voices to
Linux as well. So there are certainly several high quality voices out
there for Linux. However, the problem you are going to find is that
most Linux developers are reluctant to support these commercial voices
directly because of licensing issues between open source and
commercial software. Therefore something like Ubuntu doesn't come with
the necessary drivers for Cepstral, Dectalk, or Eloquence by default.
So what you have to do is a long and complicated process to get
everything installed, compiled, and working. You'd start by purchasing
the Software Dectalk or Voxin, and installing that. After that, you
could use the say command to test and make sure the software engine
you installed is working. Then, you need to install emacs, emacspeak,
and then compile the emacspeak software tts drivers for your synth.
Once that is done you need to edit a few setting files to configure
emacspeak for that software tts engine. At last you need to
reconfigure setup, run the Orca setup again, to reconfigure it for the
emacspeak drivers instead of the default ESpeak/speech-dispatcher
defaults. So I guess a lot depends on how much you want to switch to a
commercial speech engine. If you do it takes a good half-hour or so to
get everything setup correctly, and I personally find it something of
a pain. However, I do think it is worth it as Eloquence or Dectalk are
generally superior to any of the free voices out there like ESpeak,
Festival, or FreeTTS.


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