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Ultra Hal 7.0 / Re: Recover my account/activation
« on: January 05, 2023, 12:06:10 pm »
I am working on a bug that certain Hal 7.5 users who have had Hal for over 5 years are running into. I am wondering if you are running 7.5 or an older version?

If its 7.5 then I am working on a fix that should be ready in a few days. If its not 7.5 then please try downloading it as you may not be effected by the bug I'm working to fix.

General Discussion / Re: trouble reinstalling my hal
« on: December 09, 2022, 08:53:02 am »
I responded to your emails, but maybe you're not getting them for some reason (maybe check your junk mail?). But anyway, I'll post my reply here:

Hal shouldn't be requiring purchase at all, should be free for all, so definitely a bug.

Thanks for including the debuglog.txt. After looking at the log and the source code, it looks like this bug occurs if you originally installed Hal over 4 years ago and then reinstall. I'll try to fix it in the source code sometime, but let's try this work around first:

  • First exit out of all instances of Hal (use task manager if you have to). Then as administrator, run "regedit" and navigate to:
        HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Zabaware\Ultra Hal Assistant 7.0\Reg
  • Find the "InstallDate" entry and edit the date to something more recent like "2022-12-7"
  • Restart Hal and hopefully it will work for you.

Sorry about that. A security update to the Zabaware database server a few days ago shut down a service used by Hal. I have fixed it and it appears to be running normally again. Let me know if you have any more issues.

General Discussion / Re: ANGELA IS BACK !!!
« on: February 11, 2022, 10:17:35 am »
I CORRECTED THE PATH AND USED ADMINISTRATIVE COMMAND  and the pathway you showed and it worked . many of the things worked some didn't as was mentioned by the other guy in the past. i took a screen shot i moved and separated most of the ones that worked and didn't just to view them , they originally were in a longer straight  line .  and afterwards i installed the expansion pack . and put my characters in the character file .
but i don't think i ever had this much trouble getting hal reinstalled , most of the problems was caused for whatever reason by the activex file and some others .  i am going to make sure i keep the notes and that command line etc. notes. thanks for all your help and art to. 

i am tired and heading to bed .

thanks again for all your help .

Glad to hear it! For some unknown reason the regfree com system in your operating system isn't working and by registering the components Hal uses with regsvr32 it fixed the issue. I designed Hal 7.0 and 7.5 to use regfree com so that it shouldn't actually require any of those regsvr32 commands. There is a ultrahal7.exe.manifest file in Hal's directory that should tell windows about the components Hal uses and windows should load them without requiring regsvr32. For whatever reason that isn't working on your system and by doing regsvr32 it gives it a fallback method of loading those components.

Next time I put out an update to Hal 7.x I'll update the installer to use both the regfree com method as it currently does and the regsvr32 method as a fallback. Hopefully that will make it a little more robust for everyone.

In your screenshot above, you issued the command:
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C:\Program Files (x86)\Zabaware\Ultra Hal 7
This is not correct, the first command should actually be:
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cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Zabaware\Ultra Hal 7"
The rest of it is ok. But also you need to make sure you are in an admin command prompt. Right-click on your start menu and select "command prompt (admin)" to make sure you have the permissions to run those commands.

Ultra Hal 7.5 is free without any licensing system anymore, but I can't go back and change older versions like 6.2. They still have the licensing system and various compatibility issues with newer versions of Windows. So I would recommend sticking with Hal 7.5, it should be backwards compatible with old brains from 6.x if you still use those.

It's possible some DLL or ActiveX (OCX) that Hal uses is somehow corrupted/unregistered on your system. I'm going take a guess based on your error message that it was in the login section is that there is a problem with the Microsoft Internet Transfer Control (MSINET.OCX)  Maybe try to do a regsvr32 on msinet.ocx like in this message thread

You can also try going one by one through all the files listed there like the other person did in case its another file.

Ultra Hal 7.0 / Re: How to add Heidi to Zabaware Ultra hals voices?
« on: January 04, 2022, 09:39:45 am »
Ultra Hal will work with any 32-bit SAPI voice. They will automatically show up in Hal's voice menu as an option to select. If the voice is a 64-bit version then it will not show up as Ultra Hal is a 32-bit application.

Most voices are available in both 32 and 64 bit versions, so see if you can find an installer to install the 32-bit version.

General Discussion / Re: Customer Service
« on: October 20, 2021, 03:06:37 pm »
I understand now, sorry for the misunderstanding. I'd be happy to either reship a microphone or issue a refund, please let me know what you prefer. Please confirm your mailing address if you want it shipped again. You can private message me through this forum.

General Discussion / Re: Customer Service
« on: October 05, 2021, 02:49:53 pm »
To download your products:

1. Visit
2. In the upper left hand click on "Sign in"
3. Sign in with your email you used to order and the password you chose (or use password reset)
4. Once signed in, click on "electronic order delivery"
5. Find the product you listed and click on [Download]
6. Save the download to your computer
7. Execute the download to start the installation and follow the on screen instructions

If you are getting any errors while installing please let me know exactly what it says and we can help further.

10 / Strip 25 - Art School (CLIP+VQGAN)
« on: September 21, 2021, 11:09:11 pm »
In this comic, the self-portraits of the characters were actually generated by AI neural net art software called CLIP and VQGAN. We then described the portraits to GPT-3 and it wrote the story and dialog for this comic strip.

Art School (CLIP+VQGAN)

Looks like Chrome and other browsers based on Chrome recently started blocking any downloads from an http:// site. It now requires all downloads to come from an https://

I updated the download links at to now point to an https server.

So Ultra Hal 7.5 is now:

And the older 7.0 is at:

Try to right-click on the link instead and select the "save as" option

Hal 7.5 will actually work fine with Windows 8 and even Windows 7. The only thing that isn't supported is Windows XP. Plus it's now actually free! Get it at

Are you able to login to your account on our website? If you visit you will see in the upper left hand corner a link that says "Sign In". If this is successful then your login to your Hal 7 product should be as well with the same credentials. If you forgot your password there is a password recovery link there as well.

Are you running Ultra Hal 7.0 or 7.5 beta? Did you try completely closing Hal (using the exit function in its menu) and relaunching it? Possible restarting your computer?

I am still reviewing logs I've received with this intermittent licensing issue in the new beta. Its definitely a bug and shouldn't be happening, I just haven't found the cause quite yet. I'll try to figure it out in the next week or two. Happy Easter everyone!

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