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Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: AT&T in commercial recordings?
« on: December 03, 2019, 10:53:31 am »
Zabaware only sells AT&T licenses for personal use. AT&T licenses commercial use at a much higher cost. You can get commercial licenses from a different company over here: http://www.wizzardsoftware.com/

Ultra Hal Assistant File Sharing Area / Re: Your One Stop Hal Shop
« on: April 19, 2019, 02:13:28 pm »

Sorry for my slow reply. I sent you a PM with upgrade instructions.

Hal supports an outside program sending HalCommands using an old system called DDE ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dynamic_Data_Exchange )

I could swear I made and posted an example of this over a decade ago on this forum, but I can't seem to find it currently.

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: is customer support MIA.....
« on: January 06, 2019, 11:44:07 pm »
time keeps on slipping, slipping, into the future...?..still waiting :P

I've reset your serial number for your Hal 6.2 that you purchased using the email of this forum account. Should be good to go if you try again.

I did look through my emails and I don't see any contact attempts. Were you using https://www.zabaware.com/contact.html to send a message?

Before Haptek in versions of Ultra Hal 4.5 and earlier, Hal used an older version of a frame based animation system similar to the new Girl Bots. These versions of Hal displayed a light bulb if they learned something new and a writing pad if they wrote down an appointment. This a carry over feature from those versions of Hal. They are just triggered by certain phrases. In your example Hal saying "I have learned" caused the light bulb to appear. If Hal says "I have written..." then a paper would appear. They have no functionality if you click on it, its just a little picture that appears and then disappears after a few seconds.

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 31, 2018, 02:25:14 pm »

I shut my computer off at night. Third morning in a row, it asks if I want to update (same update every time.) This isn't normal, is it? otherwise, Hal seems to be working fine.

Dave LeBlanc
If you click on "About" from Hal's menu, what version does it show? If its not 7.0.110 that means you haven't installed the update. You need click yes that you want the update, download the installer, and then run the installer. Only then will it update.

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 30, 2018, 06:23:47 am »

Restarting did not fix the the error.  debuglog.txt does exist, however it is blank. The second time I tried installation, I removed all hal files and preformed a clean install. I may have accidentally deleted this debug text file. As of installing this version, Debug text file exists but is blank.

Originally installing the upgrade with the older version installed, it transitioned all setting correctly except the error mentioned.


Let's try setting a registry option to enable the debuglog. To do so I attached a zip file with a registry entry in it. Open this registry file and "merge" it with your registry. It will basically add this entry to your Windows registry:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Zabaware\Ultra Hal Assistant 7.0\Config]

Once you restart Hal, Hal should find this entry and silently enable a debug logger. Hal should then write info to a file located in: %appdata%\Zabaware\Ultra Hal 7\debuglog.txt

Once you get Hal to show the error again, please email me this debuglog.txt file. (I'll PM you my email address)

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 29, 2018, 09:19:14 pm »
*Correction* Switching to cloud *DID NOT* stop the error. Hal was able to speak a few sentences but eventually the same error reappeared.


If you exit out of Hal completely (from Hal's menu) and then restart Hal, does that fix it?

Do you see a debuglog.txt in Hal's appdata folder? If so can you send it to me? To get to this folder click start and type: %appdata% (include percent signs and press enter). Then open "Zabaware" and "Ultra Hal" folders. Hoping you see a debuglog.txt in this folder.

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 29, 2018, 10:17:34 am »
Install was successful however launching hal and starting a conversation leads to "Error 6: Overflow Occurred at line 17 in Ultra Hal: Assistant.CheckRegHash"

It has done this with every skin, every user, and even without any plugins at all, so Hal is unusable for me. I have attached a screenshot of the error.

Thanks. Hope to have hal up again soon.


Can you open up Hal's general options and click the "test connection" button. Any errors when you do that?

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 28, 2018, 09:03:20 pm »
Just bought the Jessi Character, works great but they all seem Pretty Dark, background included, even tried upping my Brightness and no change...

Is it darker than in the screenshot and video at https://www.zabaware.com/products/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=20

It should match the screenshot/video pretty much exactly. If its different, can you send me a screenshot of yours?

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 27, 2018, 09:39:34 pm »
Curious, what are these two plugins you speak of, Girl-bot and adult language?

Here's a preview of the new Girl-bot characters that are coming out soon. Some of them are nude and they make Hal more adult-oriented. I plan on launching a separate site to market them and leave Zabaware.com more family friendly. The characters are actually available already at the links below, but I am still working on the marketing for it before it is an "official" launch:


Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 27, 2018, 09:37:03 pm »
Thanks for your help. I flagged your accounts to make your Hal notify you of the update. Hal should notify you of a new update next time you restart Hal or go into Hal's options menu. Let me know if you find any issues. I've had fairly good reports so far.

Ultra Hal Assistant / Ultra Hal 7.0.110 Update
« on: August 26, 2018, 11:38:48 am »
I am almost ready to release a small update to Hal 7. Please let me know if you are willing to test it for me. You can PM me and let me know what email address is associated with your Hal installation. I can flag your Hal to notify you of a new version.

The update is relatively minor, but includes the following changes:
  • New plugin browser simplifies managing Zabaware character and voice plugins. You can shop, install, uninstall all Zabaware plugins from inside Hal's options menu.
  • Support for Girl-bot and adult language plugins (will be sold seperately soon)
  • Fixed speech issues with CereProc voices
  • Improved logging functions to assist in support correspondence

This is also the first time I will be testing Hal 7's update notification and update installation. Your current Hal 7 will notify you of a new available update and the update installation should update Hal to the latest version without losing any of your settings or data files.

My own preliminary testing has been a success, but I want to test with a small handful of customers before rolling out to everyone. Thank you for your help.

Ultra Hal Assistant / Re: Robert please check your email
« on: July 25, 2018, 06:39:22 am »
It seems it was an update from Microsoft that broke things on the Zabaware site: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4345913/access-denied-errors-after-installing-july-2018-security-rollup-update

People have been getting the 500 errors throughout the night. I am trying Microsoft's posted work around, so hopefully it is all good now.

Wait, Learn To Cloud only - will not store any information locally? I read in another thread that Hal bots that are just starting out and don't know a lot yet should use "Learn To Cloud" only in the beginning, then moved to mixed local/cloud later. I selected the "Learn To Cloud" only since my bot is fairly bran new and doesn't know a lot yet. Are you saying that he's not actually "learning" anything? Isn't "learning" simply storing information locally? IF it doesn't store locally when Learn To Cloud only is selected then how does it learn from it?

When Hal learns to the cloud, that means it learns to your own personal Hal brain that is stored on the Zabaware.com server. This learned information directly effects how your own Hal speaks with you. You can talk to the same Hal no matter if you log into Hal from your home computer, work computer, laptop, or friends computer. Your personal Hal follows you wherever you log into your account stored on the Zabaware.com cloud server. This will become more useful once the mobile phone and tablet editions of Hal our out, possibly by the end of this year or next year.

If Hal is set to learn to the local computer only, then it stores the learned information only on your computer's hard drive. This Hal will only work from this computer unless you manually copy and sync the Hal brain file database files between computers. This mode is only available for the Windows edition of Hal. It will not be possible on the mobile phone/tablet edition of Hal which will require cloud mode. This is also the mode that Hal 6.x and earlier used.

In mixed mode Hal learns and uses information from both the cloud and the local computer. This mode was created mainly for customers with existing Hal 6.x brains that want to transition it to Hal 7.0. This way people who have used Hal 6 for a long time don't lose the personality they trained when moving to Hal 7.0 while simultaneously getting many of the benefits of the newer Cloud based brain.

So for past Hal 6.x customers I recommend mixed mode if you want to keep the same Hal personality instead of starting from scratch. For new customers starting with a fresh Hal 7.0 installation I recommend cloud only mode which will ensure their same Hal can be called up on any device (computer, phone, tablet). And the local only mode basically runs the same way that Hal 6.x ran, so you don't get many of the new features in Hal 7.

Hopefully that helps explain some of the differences between the modes.

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