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machala

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Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:14:13 PM »
Since yesterday the text to speech functionality stopped working, I just hear the beeps. Turning the "Spoken checklists" option off and on in the config/audio has no effect.

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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 06:00:02 AM »
Hmmmm ,interesting...
We had to remove the old (as in December) text -to-speech as Steam complained that under certain circunstances the wav file created may look funny and triggered some alerts.

So we had to use the windows 10 native text to speech engine( with no distortion ,etc btw)

Which OS did you had? Does your computer has texttospheech installed ?

Thanks

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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 04:59:52 PM »
I'm using Windows 7 on both of my PCs. So it's no TTS outside of win10 or is there something I can install to have TTS in Win7?

Frankly it may not be the best move to use the integrated TTS anyway in case this software is planned to be ported to Linux in the future... ?

Or could you leave an option for us without Win 10 to use the old TTS (perhaps download it from you server if steam do not want to distribute it)? I was perfectly fine with the old TTS except for that I would prefer a male voice over female for Apollo.
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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 03:10:23 PM »
Hi again,

I was trying to see if there's a TTS package from  Win10 i could install in Win7, but no luck. Hope it does not mean there will be no option to make TTS work in Win 7 as the game will be pretty quiet without it :(

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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 07:37:12 PM »
And me again - I actually see now that my win7 installation does have the default TTS voice Anna ready for use, but apparently the sim is unable to make use of it. I also found some additional voice, but don't think it will change anything. Think you made it work with Win 10 TTS only... Is your program using the SAPI5 interface?
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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 08:30:54 PM »
So I tried with yet another Win7 PC, the same thing, the TTS seems to be set in the control panel (Anna voice), but no TTS in-game. I really keep my fingers crossed this can be remedied or there will be an option to install the original TTS from external source as having the game without TTS is so empty... and I don't want to update my PCs to Win10 for many reasons :(

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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2018, 09:09:31 AM »
hi.. 

.. which language is your windows install?

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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2018, 03:51:19 PM »
Hi, it is Czech. To be honest it also occurred to me this could actually be the issue. Could it? You have an English Win7 installation with TTS working correctly? I think I have one older laptop with an English win7 installation, want me to try it?

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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2018, 11:57:50 AM »
Hello, now that the release date is close, are there any chances the TTS issue in Win7 (or non-English Win7?) will get sorted till the release? As I proposed before, perhaps by providing the original TTS system separately?

Thank you very much!

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Re: Steam version: Text to Speech Not Working Since Jan 23
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2018, 08:34:02 PM »
So it all looks like bad news. I just tested the sim on an English Windows 7 install and no TTS either. So it apparently works in Win10 only :(

Moreover - the Steam store page now says Win10 recommended with a remark that MS TTS has to be installed to get checklists and radio stations read aloud.

Any comment from Brixton Dynamics/Stuka games on whether there is any chance for TTS in Win7 would be highly appreciated. The old TTS worked so well...

 

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