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Ultra Hal Representative / More extensive description of Hal
« on: October 30, 2010, 12:04:35 am »
I would be very grateful if you could tell me where I could find information on editing Hal's brain. The support information at is very basic. Is there a list of editing commands, how to use scripts..... which is sufficient for somebody who can program but knows nothing about the design of Hal. Thank you. Douglas

Speech Technology / hal and crystal
« on: December 30, 2009, 05:16:41 am »
Does anybody have a list of HAPTEXT commands?



Speech Technology / hal and crystal
« on: December 24, 2009, 12:23:00 pm »
I solved the problem. In the speech window you have numerous voices to choose. Crystal has two options. One says SAPI 5 and the other does not say what SAPI version it is. I had picked SAPI 5 which does not have a lip sync action. By picking the other Crystal voice with no SAPI version, the lip sync works. This must be SAPI version 4.

Speech Technology / hal and crystal
« on: December 24, 2009, 08:42:58 am »
I will be surprised if it is not possible to lip sync as Zabaware sells the Cheri character. We will see.

Originally posted by Baerdric

Well, wait to see if someone tell me I am wrong, that happens often enough.

There may be a way to get some lip sync to work through extended function in a plugin, I don't know.

Speech Technology / hal and crystal
« on: December 24, 2009, 08:07:50 am »
Oh that is very disappointing! Thank you.

Originally posted by Baerdric

Unfortunately, I think the "X" means "not available". Hal only seems to recognize a few lip sync msagents and I don't know why. I would love to know so I could make my agent lip sync ready.

Speech Technology / hal and crystal
« on: December 24, 2009, 06:56:25 am »
I am a new member and would be grateful for some help.

I am running XP on Acer Aspire One with 2GB RAM, 130GB SATA HD and Intel Atom processor. I have AT&T voice Crystal installed in a folder "ATTNaturalVoices" on C:\rogram Files. I have purchased UltraHal version 6.2.28.  and it is installed in the folder "Zabaware" on C:Program Files.
I have purchased the character Cheri which is a 28MB file installed in C:WINDOWS|msagentchars.
C:AgentsCheriAetUp 29MB application.
C:Program FilesabawareUltra Hal Assisstant 6   1KB UHP file

When I run Ultra Hal the Crystal voice is heard and the Cheri character appears. However, there is no lip sync. I have run Ultra Hal the Character option under speech and can see that Cheri is present and high lighted. The lip sync has an X as a property. When I run the SAPI update config the HapSAPISetup window opens and the Peter voice is selected. I select the ATT Crystal voice, test it so I can hear it and then hit the "make it my default SAPI option but it will not save this.

When I run Cyberbuddy the Crystal voice works and there is lip sync.

Can anybody please tell me why I cannot get lip sync with Ultra Hal?

Thank you.


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