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Old 04-12-2013, 08:15 PM   #1
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Text to speech

Rather than me flailing through the menus in this game, does anyone know where to turn it on?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Rather than me flailing through the menus in this game, does anyone know where to turn it on?
Check the game "Preferences".
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #3
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When you start a game, look under the "play by play" options on the left and then click the "game sound" drop down and choose one of the text to speech options.
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Thanks mate, let's see how this goes...
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:46 PM   #5
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lol nah...noble idea and maybe in ten years will rock but nah right now
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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lol nah...noble idea and maybe in ten years will rock but nah right now
Agreed voice a little too creepy right now.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #7
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Text to speech

It's not more then a gimmick. But it's a first step in a good direction.
If OOTP continues there fine work, wo don't need the MLB anymore.
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Old 04-13-2013, 01:27 AM   #8
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Agreed voice a little too creepy right now.
I agree the voices available right now don't cut it. Mainly, the problem is their lack of emotion. With that said, there are better voices out there, but not for free. The one I use sounds much better than the ones that come with Windows 8, but still without emotion.
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I still can't find the button to push for text to speech...am I Losing it??LOL..So you start a broadcast and it should be an option????
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Man I tell you if they could ever get this to the level that baseball for windows ever did with Ernie Harrell voice it would be incredible. Defiantly a step in the right direction as this could takes leaps over the next couple of Versions
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Man I tell you if they could ever get this to the level that baseball for windows ever did with Ernie Harrell voice it would be incredible. Defiantly a step in the right direction as this could takes leaps over the next couple of Versions
Sorry. Meant Ernie Harwell
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Sorry. Meant Ernie Harwell
Yeah, I still sometimes play that game (seriously!) just so I can listen to a game sometimes. I wish we could have someone like that for historical leagues, but it obviously wouldn't be possible for fictional with the number of names possible that would need to be pronounced. Maybe some day they'll add emotion to the voices and we'll be much closer to a real person then.
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IMO, TTS in Windows 8 is a big step forward from Windows 7. There is still lots of room for improvement. But I rather like it -- though I can understand if some people have a different opinion.

BTW, I sent a modified English.xml file to OOTP Mods. It makes the PbP read a bit better with the TTS feature.
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I still can't find the button to push for text to speech...am I Losing it??LOL..So you start a broadcast and it should be an option????
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The Modified English.xml file has been updated. It is available at OOTP Mods.

Instructions: Download the zip file. Extract it. Replace the English.xml file (located in the OOTP "text" folder). Be sure to back up the original English.xml file.
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What does the update include pstrickert? I've edited the original myself to suit TTS more appropriately, just wondering if it's worth me downloading your newest version.
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It replaces the hyphen in pitch counts with a blank space. Plus, it changes zeroes to "O"s. So, the TTS Narrator will read pitch counts more naturally.
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Ah okay thanks. Good work.

On another TTS matter, do you know how OOTP chooses the TTS voice?
I have a number of various downloaded voices on my machine. For all the American accented ones, I can simply change my default Windows setting and this is reflected in the game. But if I use a British English voice, say, as my default Windows option, OOTP reverts to using one of my American voices.

Is there a setting somewhere where I can get OOTP to use non-American voices?
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That's a good question. I'll ask Andreas if he knows.
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Thanks for that. There's a couple of really good British accented voices out there which I'd like to try out. For some reason the British accent comes across well in TTS, although I'm less sure it will suit baseball announcing. There's also a Spanish American one which sounds very cool (although the language barrier may be insurmountable for OOTP usage).
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