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"The Speaker" - an impressive text-to-speech program for the Amstrad CPC !
1 November 2011, 4:31 am

 When I was a kid, I typed lots of programs from Amstrad CPC-dedicated magazines. That was actually my introduction to the world of computing. Most of them were poorly designed, some of them were quite inspiring (especially the ones from Tom & Jerry
Tom & Jerry).

But one of them was really ahead from its time : THE SPEAKER. It was a text-to-speech program, running without dedicated hardware, based on phonemes. After many searches over the net, I did not found any download link about it, excepted a reference to it through the great CPC POWER archive, that currently hosts the original listing from CPC Infos french magazine... and then I just told to myself : what a miss for the Amstrad CPC community to not be aware about this program !

So I decided to re-type it, and I was not disappointed at all by the great memory I had. This is probably one of the most impressive program ever published in an Amstrad CPC magazine. Try it, you will be amazed ! (download link is attached to this news).



THE_SPEAKER.ZIP
File Size:  458 kb
File Type:   zip
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Re: NoRecess - \
« Reply #1 on: 04:56, 01 November 11 »
AKA Speech by Superior Software. Uh-Oh! :)

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Re: NoRecess - \
« Reply #2 on: 22:47, 02 November 11 »
AKA Speech by Superior Software. Uh-Oh! :)
Indeed. I have examined the machine code used by both programs, and The Speaker uses exactly the same RSX system as Speech! - although most of the RSX names have been removed. Very disingenuous of the "author", Monsieur Grossetête... >:(

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Re: NoRecess -
« Reply #3 on: 17:35, 03 November 11 »
Hahaha! Years later a theft has been exposed... :D

Still nice prog...

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Re: NoRecess - \
« Reply #4 on: 17:39, 03 November 11 »
So.... Does the stolen version has any kind of improvements?
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« Reply #5 on: 19:12, 06 November 11 »
So.... Does the stolen version has any kind of improvements?

Not really. The only "improvement" that I can see is that you can type sentences directly, instead of having to use the |SAY RSX every time.

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« Reply #6 on: 08:39, 07 November 11 »
This could have been an improvement, but you can't use it in your programs...?