Ultra Hal Assistant

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What's new in Ultra Hal Assistant 6.2 since 6.1:
  • Hal's brain and database now incorporates many concepts and phrases taught in the book "Fifteen Thousand Useful Phrases" by Grenville Kleiser, Copyright 1917 now in public domain
  • Hal's low quality response routines (what Hal says when he isn't sure how to respond) have been reworked to sound less random, offer more variety, and use phrases taught by Grenville Kleiser
  • Hal can do unit conversions (How many feet is 2 miles? What is 30 degrees fahrenheit in celcius? How many cups in a liter?)
  • Native support of IBM ViaVoice's SMAPI interface
  • When speech recognition is enabled, microphone is automatically muted when Hal is speaking and unmuted when Hal finishes
  • New speech recognition command mode allows you to bring up Hal with a voice command, close Hal, turn dictation on and off, and clear the line to retry saying something before Hal responds
  • Optional loneliness plug-in is available in Hal's brain options. It allows Hal to initiate a conversation with the user if the user hasn't said anything for a while.
  • Hal Brain Editor sorts tables alphabetically
  • Hal's licensing system is less touchy to real or perceived hardware changes, especially in Vista.
  • Various bug fixes including minute timer problems

Application Details:

Version: 6.2
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.25

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What works

Haptek SAPI Config application runs and changes default voice, however for some reason to change to a voice towards the bottom of the list, the user must go through each voice in series or else it doesn't get set to the final voice properly.

What does not

Neither the Haptek Standalone Player, nor Ultra Hal Assistant will start, each with it's own set of errors.
The Ultra Hal Brain Editor will start, but freezes during loading.


What was not tested

Everything, as nothing starts fully.

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Additional Comments

SAPI needs installed to run the Haptek SAPI Config program, but there is little point without being able to run Ultra Hal even to set it to not use Text-To-Speech.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowSlackware64 14.0Apr 25 20131.5.25Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 17 20091.1.21Yes Yes GarbageBrendan Clarke 
CurrentUbuntu 9.04 "Jaunty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 29 20091.1.17Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 

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