In a message dated 97-03-19 20:49:20 EST, you write:
This is for all of you that are familiar with the TI-99/4 and 4A and it's
Speech Synthesizer. Does anyone know if there were any of the Plug-In
Modules ever released? Granted, the reported 373 words
booklet) is pretty good, it'd be nice if it were
larger. Also, I'm looking
for any cartridges that used the Synthesizer, as the only two I have that do
is 'Parsec' and 'Terminal Emulator II'. I am especially in need of the
'Speech Editor' cartridge.
There were many "Speech Synthesizer" modules released. Most of them had to
do with entertainment packages, but there also many for education as well.
Education packages included the Scott, Foresman series were the computer
would say the numbers and letters to children, and for entertainment, there
was Alpiner, Parsec, M*A*S*H, Star Trek, Microsurgeon, and many, many others.
There are more than 373 words to choose from. In fact, with the Terminal
Emulator II cartridge, you have unlimited "text-to-speech" capability.
Literally anything you type in can be spoken. Sometimes you would have to
make the the pronunciation spellings different in order for this to work, but
mostly, it was fine. Extended BASIC was the only cartridge that limited
"text-to-speech", but even then TI later released a "text-to-speech"
which would allow the user to type in anything (much like the Terminal
Emulator II, and Speech Editor).
I just picked up a Speech Editor cartridge for $20 from someone who was
selling it along with other old TI stuff. Expect to pay this, or more for it
- as it is rare. I just got it, and I can't even use it because I don't have
Anyone have the manual for the TI Speech Editor cartridge?