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

Ok and another problem here is this what happens when we want to play =
games
we use jaws to do that right?  Some one informing us of this program we =
now
know about it and now some one can infact verify that it works with jaws
create configs for it if needed and so on.  Now if he had told us about =
sell
phone or nothing related to jaws I can see the problem but the post was
infact related to jaws for windows in the scence that a new program =
witch
worked with jaws was out there ready for use.=20

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On =
Behalf
Of Jill O'Connell
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 11:49 AM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC: I Beg everyone to read! Please Read!


If blindtech is the list we should be on to discuss computer topics not
related to JAWS, wil someone please furnish the subscribe information. =
Thank
you.
----- Original Message -----=20
From: "Allison Mervis" <allisonfm@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 10:53 AM
Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC: I Beg everyone to read! Please Read!


> I really think this post is important, even if it isn't related to=20
> jaws. It's something new and great for the blind community. Allison
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "jim grimsby" <jimgrims@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 12:39 PM
> Subject: RE: OFF TOPIC: I Beg everyone to read! Please Read!
>
>
> > Hi, well I thought that one was useful actually.=3D20
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On=20
> > =3D Behalf Of Chris Skarstad
> > Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 4:28 PM
> > To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > 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=20
> > >**extremely**=3D20 important for the blind community.  A man by the =

> > >name of W. Scott=3D20 Dillman has updated the most current version =
of=20
> > >the WinFrotzTTS2002=3D20 Interpreter which was created to allow=20
> > >people, like us, to play text=3D20 adventure games such as Zork I,=20
> > >II, III etc like what we played when we
=3D
> >
> > >had PC's running under the MS DOS environment.  The version of=20
> > >the=3D20 WinFrotzTTS2002, Scott picked-up and began to update, was, =

> > >in it's=3D20 beginnings suppose to work for the blind gamer, hence=20
> > >the TTS (Text
To=3D20
> > >Speech) in it's name. Unfortunately, however, it was not to be.  We =

> > >do,
=3D
> >
> > >however, have a man now who decided to pick-up where the=20
> > >previous=3D20 programmer left off, and believe it or not, he, W.=20
> > >Scott Dillman,
got=3D20
> > >it to work!  Here are the links, plural, below to download the=20
> > >most=3D20 current and updated WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter with a=20
> > >second link that
=3D
> >
> > >has over 300 public domain text adventures, coded to work
specifically=3D20
> > >with this most recent
> > >  WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter!  Let me continue after the links =3D
> > below...
> > >
> > >The Interpreter:=3D20=20
> > >http://www.binaryrevelations.com/talkback/WinFrotzTTS2002_setup.exe
> > >
> > >Public domain games:=3D20=20
> > >http://www.binaryrevelations.com/talkback/ifarchive_setup.exe
> > >
> > >Now, in all sincerity, the blind gamer does not need JAWS to play
this=3D20
> > >most update version of the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter.  The=20
> > >reason=3D20 being is that Scott, included in the code, Microsoft's=20
> > >Speech Engine=3D20 which is a SAPI 4,5 application.  What does this =

> > >mean?  Well, lets
say=3D20
> > >we all go see our parents over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We do=20
> > >not=3D20 need to take a copy of our JAWS to install in mom's PC so =
we=20
> > >can
amuse=3D20
> > >ourselves after dinner, but we can get someone to download =
this=3D20=20
> > >Interpreter, and it speaks on it's own!  We will not need JAWS to=20
> > >play.
=3D
> > =3D20
> > >I will let you know however, as I made mention already, that MS
Speech=3D20
> > >Engine is a SAPI 4,5 Speech Engine, we can purchase the AT&T's
Natural=3D20
> > >Voices to use with this game.  The aT&T's Natural Voices is a SAPI
4,5=3D20
> > >speech engine as well.  I purchased it just for this program,=20
> > >and=3D20 everytime I click on the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter icon, =

> > >the
female=3D20
> > >U.K. voice comes on.  "Yes", Eloquence or DECTalk Express, or
whatever=3D20
> > >speech engine y
> > >  ou have running for JAWS will be on, but it will not interfere=20
> > >with =3D
> > the
> > >game.  I know, because I was one of the beta tester since the =3D
> > beginning.
> > >The JAWS speech engine will speak during the game selection, along=20
> > >with
=3D
> > the
> > >at&T's Natural Voices, but once the game starts, it's just you and=20
> > >MS
> > speech
> > >Engine or the AT&T's Natural Voices!  Let's move on, and let me=20
> > >explain
=3D
> > a
> > >little more about other things in this wonderful interpreter for=20
> > >the =3D
> > blind
> > >community...
> > >
> > >Another thing that Scott did was code the WinFrotzTTS2002
Interpreter=3D20
> > >so that when you play a game, and save a position, the saved game
file=3D20
> > >resides in a specific folder specific to that game only.  "Yes", I
am=3D20
> > >not joking! For Example, in my beta release, I had seven saved=20
> > >game=3D20 files for one game, five for another, and three for=20
> > >another, and
none=3D20
> > >of the saved game files for any of these games were mixed together. =

> > >=3D20 That is correct, all three games were saved in their specific =

> > >folder!
=3D20
> > >Yeah!  Louder YEAH!!
> > >
> > >Look, there are many more updates,but you will see for yourself=20
> > >when=3D20 you start playing.  The only thing I ask is that you just =

> > >drop an=3D20 E-mail to Scott and thank him, for all he has done for =

> > >the blind=3D20 community!  His E-mail address is=20
> > >sdillman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Let=3D20
> > >him know of ideas you may have to further improve what he has
already=3D20
> > >done.  I believe, for example, he is working on a utility with=20
> > >will=3D20 allow the PC user to import other games into the=20
> > >WinFrotzTTS2002=3D20 Interpreter.  If you have suggestions like =
this,=20
> > >send him an E-mail and
=3D
> >
> > >let him know.... The only thing I ask of everyone is to inform=20
> > >everyone
=3D
> >
> > >else who is visually impaired to go to Scott's website, and=20
> > >download=3D20 these two files.  Have fun everybody! Your friend =
from=20
> > >the JFW List=3D20 Serve, Beto Escobar III, LMSW=20
> > >betoescobar3@xxxxxxxxxxx
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