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

And so did you.  haha
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Don Bishop" <w6smb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 12, 2004 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: OFF TOPIC: I Beg everyone to read! Please Read!


> Sorry, but just can't stop laughing.  All the people who are complaining about
the bad language are quoting the original offensive message and just
> compounding the whole senseless thing which I'm sure the moderator will handle
appropriately.
>
> Don
>
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 22:25:11 -0500, rj wrote:
>
> I hate a person who doesn't know what the delete key is. And than don't know
> how to express themselves.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Chris Skarstad" <toonhead5@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2004 7:28 PM
> 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**
> > >important for the blind community.  A man by the name of W. Scott Dillman
> > >has updated the most current version of the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter
> > >which was created to allow people, like us, to play text 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 WinFrotzTTS2002, Scott
> > >picked-up and began to update, was, in it's beginnings suppose to work
> for
> > >the blind gamer, hence the TTS (Text To 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 programmer left off, and
> believe
> > >it or not, he, W. Scott Dillman, got it to work!  Here are the links,
> > >plural, below to download the most current and updated WinFrotzTTS2002
> > >Interpreter with a second link that has over 300 public domain text
> > >adventures, coded to work specifically with this most recent
> > >  WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter!  Let me continue after the links below...
> > >
> > >The Interpreter:
> > >http://www.binaryrevelations.com/talkback/WinFrotzTTS2002_setup.exe
> > >
> > >Public domain games:
> > >http://www.binaryrevelations.com/talkback/ifarchive_setup.exe
> > >
> > >Now, in all sincerity, the blind gamer does not need JAWS to play this
> most
> > >update version of the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter.  The reason being is
> that
> > >Scott, included in the code, Microsoft's Speech Engine which is a SAPI
> 4,5
> > >application.  What does this mean?  Well, lets say we all go see our
> parents
> > >over the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We do not need to take a copy of our JAWS
> to
> > >install in mom's PC so we can amuse ourselves after dinner, but we can
> get
> > >someone to download this Interpreter, and it speaks on it's own!  We will
> > >not need JAWS to play.  I will let you know however, as I made mention
> > >already, that MS Speech Engine is a SAPI 4,5 Speech Engine, we can
> purchase
> > >the AT&T's Natural Voices to use with this game.  The aT&T's Natural
> Voices
> > >is a SAPI 4,5 speech engine as well.  I purchased it just for this
> program,
> > >and everytime I click on the WinFrotzTTS2002 Interpreter icon, the female
> > >U.K. voice comes on.  "Yes", Eloquence or DECTalk Express, or whatever
> > >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 so
> > >that when you play a game, and save a position, the saved game file
> resides
> > >in a specific folder specific to that game only.  "Yes", I am not joking!
> > >For Example, in my beta release, I had seven saved game files for one
> game,
> > >five for another, and three for another, and none of the saved game files
> > >for any of these games were mixed together.  That is correct, all three
> > >games were saved in their specific folder!  Yeah!  Louder YEAH!!
> > >
> > >Look, there are many more updates,but you will see for yourself when you
> > >start playing.  The only thing I ask is that you just drop an E-mail to
> > >Scott and thank him, for all he has done for the blind community!  His
> > >E-mail address is sdillman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  Let him know of ideas
> you
> > >may have to further improve what he has already done.  I believe, for
> > >example, he is working on a utility with will allow the PC user to import
> > >other games into the WinFrotzTTS2002 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 these two files.  Have
> fun
> > >everybody!
> > >Your friend from the JFW List Serve,
> > >Beto Escobar III, LMSW
> > >betoescobar3@xxxxxxxxxxx
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