RE: OFF TOPIC: I Beg everyone to read! Please Read!

Hi, well I thought that one was useful actually.=20

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Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 4:28 PM
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Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC: I Beg everyone to read! Please Read!


it's an off topic post. Don't you just hate those?
At 02:53 PM 11/11/2004, you wrote:
>what the fuck is this
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Beto Escobar III" <betoescobar3@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>To: "JFW List Serve" <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Cc: "W. Scott Dillman" <sdillman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 12:19 AM
>Subject: OFF TOPIC: I Beg everyone to read! Please Read!
>
>
>Hello List Serve--
>This is off topic in regards to JFW, but I feel it is **extremely**=20
>important for the blind community.  A man by the name of W. Scott=20
>Dillman has updated the most current version of the WinFrotzTTS2002=20
>Interpreter which was created to allow people, like us, to play text=20
>adventure games such as Zork I, II, III etc like what we played when we =

>had PC's running under the MS DOS environment.  The version of the=20
>WinFrotzTTS2002, Scott picked-up and began to update, was, in it's=20
>beginnings suppose to work for the blind gamer, hence the TTS (Text To=20
>Speech) in it's name. Unfortunately, however, it was not to be.  We do, =

>however, have a man now who decided to pick-up where the previous=20
>programmer left off, and believe it or not, he, W. Scott Dillman, got=20
>it to work!  Here are the links, plural, below to download the most=20
>current and updated WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter with a second link that =

>has over 300 public domain text adventures, coded to work specifically=20
>with this most recent
>  WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter!  Let me continue after the links =
below...
>
>The Interpreter:=20
>http://www.binaryrevelations.com/talkback/WinFrotzTTS2002_setup.exe
>
>Public domain games:=20
>http://www.binaryrevelations.com/talkback/ifarchive_setup.exe
>
>Now, in all sincerity, the blind gamer does not need JAWS to play this=20
>most update version of the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter.  The reason=20
>being is that Scott, included in the code, Microsoft's Speech Engine=20
>which is a SAPI 4,5 application.  What does this mean?  Well, lets say=20
>we all go see our parents over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We do not=20
>need to take a copy of our JAWS to install in mom's PC so we can amuse=20
>ourselves after dinner, but we can get someone to download this=20
>Interpreter, and it speaks on it's own!  We will not need JAWS to play. =
=20
>I will let you know however, as I made mention already, that MS Speech=20
>Engine is a SAPI 4,5 Speech Engine, we can purchase the AT&T's Natural=20
>Voices to use with this game.  The aT&T's Natural Voices is a SAPI 4,5=20
>speech engine as well.  I purchased it just for this program, and=20
>everytime I click on the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter icon, the female=20
>U.K. voice comes on.  "Yes", Eloquence or DECTalk Express, or whatever=20
>speech engine y
>  ou have running for JAWS will be on, but it will not interfere with =
the
>game.  I know, because I was one of the beta tester since the =
beginning.
>The JAWS speech engine will speak during the game selection, along with =
the
>at&T's Natural Voices, but once the game starts, it's just you and MS
speech
>Engine or the AT&T's Natural Voices!  Let's move on, and let me explain =
a
>little more about other things in this wonderful interpreter for the =
blind
>community...
>
>Another thing that Scott did was code the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter=20
>so that when you play a game, and save a position, the saved game file=20
>resides in a specific folder specific to that game only.  "Yes", I am=20
>not joking! For Example, in my beta release, I had seven saved game=20
>files for one game, five for another, and three for another, and none=20
>of the saved game files for any of these games were mixed together. =20
>That is correct, all three games were saved in their specific folder! =20
>Yeah!  Louder YEAH!!
>
>Look, there are many more updates,but you will see for yourself when=20
>you start playing.  The only thing I ask is that you just drop an=20
>E-mail to Scott and thank him, for all he has done for the blind=20
>community!  His E-mail address is sdillman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  Let=20
>him know of ideas you may have to further improve what he has already=20
>done.  I believe, for example, he is working on a utility with will=20
>allow the PC user to import other games into the WinFrotzTTS2002=20
>Interpreter.  If you have suggestions like this, send him an E-mail and =

>let him know.... The only thing I ask of everyone is to inform everyone =

>else who is visually impaired to go to Scott's website, and download=20
>these two files.  Have fun everybody! Your friend from the JFW List=20
>Serve, Beto Escobar III, LMSW
>betoescobar3@xxxxxxxxxxx
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