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Microsoft Anna on Windows 8?

  1. #41


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    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Professional


    Let's try this again!

    Here's the installer for the XP voices. This time I have tested it more thoroughly (in both 32-Bit and 64-Bit environments), and it should work with no problems. Please let me know if you still experience issues with it.
    Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.0

    I'm still working on creating the installer for Anna. Please be patient as work around some issues I'm having. But as an added bonus, I'll be including the Microsoft Lili (Chinese) voice in the Windows 7 installer. Also expect to see LH Michael and Michelle in the Windows XP voices installer (32-Bit only). And again, let me know if you experience any issues.

    Enjoy, and stay tuned for the Windows 7 TTS voice pack!
    Last edited by Butters; 29 Aug 2016 at 13:06.

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  2. #42


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    they are work on windows10ltsb
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  3. #43


    Posts : 12
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    i had to run the bat file to make it work
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  4. #44


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Professional


    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyf123 View Post
    i had to run the bat file to make it work
    Hmm, it's worked fine for me. My guess is it's an issue with DLL registration, since the main problem with the batch files was that the files weren't copying.

    Here's version 1.1, which mainly just has a few bug fixes:
    Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.1

    I would recommend installing this even if you've already installed v1.0, as it fixes a few installation locations and some registry data.
    Last edited by Butters; 29 Aug 2016 at 13:06.
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  5. #45


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    its working -better then it was
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  6. #46


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Professional


    Good! Version 1.0 was a bit of a mess, to be honest. I just finished version 1.2, which includes an uninstaller:
    Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.2
    Unless anyone reports an issue, consider 1.2 to be the final version of the setup for the XP voices. It's pretty complete as far as I'm concerned, and the Lernout & Hauspie voices will have their own installer. However, I am having difficulties getting them to work, so I don't know when that will be finished.

    As for the Windows 7 voices, I'm just about finished with the installer, and I just want to test it before I upload it.
    Last edited by Butters; 29 Aug 2016 at 13:07.
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  7. #47


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    thx you
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  8. #48


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Professional


    So I've noticed some issues with Microsoft Sam, mainly he won't say certain words. For example, he is unable to say his famous 'soi' at all. I've traced this problem to the registry, and I have a fix for it:
    Download the Microsoft Sam PhoneMap Fix

    Unfortunately, I don't know how to update this in the installer, as it seems that the software I used to create it does not have native support for REG_MULTI_SZ values. I'll keep looking for a workaround though.

    For the Windows 7 voices, I'm just ironing out a few issues with the installer, and then I'll upload it and post here.
    Last edited by Butters; 29 Aug 2016 at 13:07.
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  9. #49


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Professional


    Sorry to keep everyone waiting, but...
    Download the Windows 7 Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.0
    Everything should be working, please let me know if you experience any problems.

    As for the Lernout & Hauspie voices, I'm still having trouble getting them to work. I can't really say when they'll be finished, to be honest.
    Last edited by Butters; 29 Aug 2016 at 13:07.
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  10. #50


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Professional


    Alright, so with some help I was able to include the Microsoft Sam PhoneMap fix in the installer. So here is version 1.3, which will install Microsoft Sam properly:
    Download the Windows XP Text to Speech Voices Setup v1.3
    Last edited by Butters; 11 Jul 2016 at 18:54.
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