Hi Lori, Yes, thank you. Everyone is doing much better. My wife is almost fully recovered accept for a little bit of a rash she is putting cream on. My son seams to have beaten the flu, and I'm pretty much over it as well. We are, all things considered, almost all back to full health.
As for Scansoft Daniel, AKA Real Speak Daniel, I don't recall ever using that voice in any of my games. Definitely not Mysteries of the Ancients. I did use Real Speak Karen, but removed it after various American gamers complained they couldn't understand the voice do to the Australian accents. Which makes sense. Which is partly why I decided to use strictly an American voice. In my experience voices with U.K. or Australian accents don't seam to go over well in U.S. markets. Although, both might be speaking English sometimes Americans have a difficult time understanding the Sapi voice if it has a thick Scottish or Irish brogue, or has some other accent that pronounces words differently than American English. For example, here in the U.S. we say "schedule" with a hard k sound like "skedual." In other English speaking countries like the U.K., Australia, etc they say it with a sh sound like "shedule." That's a bit disconcerting if you are use to, and only use to, the way Americans speak words like that. So I felt it made sense to use an American only voice by default. Of course, I could always add language packs with Scansoft Daniel, Karen, etc anything you like in time. Cheers! On 4/1/11, Lori Duncan <lori_dunca...@hotmail.com> wrote: > Hi Thom I'm really sorry you've had such a lot of illness, I hope your wife > is better now, and I hope you are too. I think it's great you've come > through it all and can still be cheerful. Mota 18 sounds great, and the 3-D > version sounds really amazing. I just wondered why you picked Tom for the > voice, because I remember once the voice was Scansoft Daniel, I thought he > sounded really good. Sticking to the same voice is certainlly a good > time-saver. Thanks for the update. Best wishes from Lori. --- Gamers mailing list __ Gamers@audyssey.org If you want to leave the list, send E-mail to gamers-unsubscr...@audyssey.org. You can make changes or update your subscription via the web, at http://audyssey.org/mailman/listinfo/gamers_audyssey.org. All messages are archived and can be searched and read at http://firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the management of the list, please send E-mail to gamers-ow...@audyssey.org.