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#26 AtariGeezer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:20 PM

Excellent!  Is that the same speech chip used (planned I guess) for the 1450 line?

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#27 Bill Lange OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:24 PM

I finally got my voicebox working.  

 

I tried hooking it up to an Atari 800XL, which didn't work.  The software would lockup when the box attempted speech.  I then tried a couple of different TRANSLATOR disks to make the 800XL act like a 800.  That didn't work either.

 

The keyboard wasn't working on my Atari 800, so I ordered a new mother board from Best Electronics.  Once I installed the new motherboard and my Atari 800 was working as it should, I hooked up the Voicebox through a 1050.

 

With BASIC installed, I ran one of the Voicebox BASIC programs from the disk.  This time everything worked.  The speech came out through my Commodore 1702 monitor.

 

I don't know if the Voicebox only works on the 400/800 because of the OS, but I do know that pin 12 on the SIO jack has +12v on the Atari 400/800, but not later models.   That might be the difference.  

 

Bill



#28 tiimko OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:57 PM

Sorry for the Commodore reference - but there is little to no trace of the sequencer software written for the C64 for the Voice Box (software was by Alien Group) - was simply called "Voice Box Music System" or alternatively "When I'm 64" .. it allowed the sequencing of the three SID channels as well as obviously the speech output from the hardware - does anyone by chance have a copy of this? DESPERATE :| 



#29 Kyle22 ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:26 PM

You may have better luck in the Classic Computing forum, or some other place dedicated to Commies :)

 

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#30 tiimko OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:17 PM

Already tried unfortunately - hence why I am posting in an Atari forum that happens to have common software hence the relevance :)



#31 JohnW OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2018 9:34 PM

I know this thread is old but I was wondering if anyone has an ATR file for the Voicebox demo games that came with it? Looking for the AceyDucey and Green Goblins games that are on it.

 

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#32 Bill Lange OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 2, 2018 10:08 PM

I have the VB #1 disks and those games probably came with VB #2.



#33 JohnW OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:16 PM

Well I guess my version of Acey Duecy is lost to the sands of time. The non Voicebox version of Green Goblins is available though as a dump.



#34 JohnW OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:50 AM

Well thanks to Nir Dary on Facebook we now have the second disk for Voicebox.  It has three demo games of mine that can be played without the Voicebox.

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.dropbox....-Games.atr?dl=0

 

 

 

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#35 Savetz OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:18 AM

Here's my interview with Mike Matthews, founder of The Alien Group/Electro Harmonix: http://ataripodcast....group-voice-box






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