Saturday, June 29, 2013

Delayed 6.3 News and Minor Update

As you've probably guessed, there's been another delay with 6.3. However, Shaun has been working on two new apps for 6.3 which we are releasing ahead of time because we feel that we shouldn't make you wait for the eventual release.

In this minor update, we're giving you two new apps, the Master Control Panel and our shiney new VoiceCommand app.

The Master Control Panel removes the need to laboriously edit config files in the Program Files directory which some users had difficulty doing so, either due to Windows UAC issues or because the files are not exacltly the most user-friendly things to edit.

The VoiceCommand app removes the need for GameCommander 2, as most of you had issues obtaining a copy due to the publisher of GameCommander no longer operating. Simply launch VoiceCommand and click "ACTV" and you're good to go—the Bridge, once again, is yours to command—by voice... Just remember to use the voice training tool in the Windows Control Panel.








6 comments:

  1. i played around with the voice commands. interesting stuff there. i did the voice training on my pc then tried the app. the red alert commands were a bit hit and miss. other that that i'm loving it.

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    1. Try talking to the computer as if it were a person and not a machine. I know it sounds weird, but Microsoft invested millions in the API to enable it to interpret natural speech patterns as opposed to rigid audio data.

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  2. I would like to point to an issue that I'm having with the program after pputting in the 6.2.1 update - whenever I try to use the 'Master Control Panel' by clicking on the option for it in the LaunchCenter, it suddenly gives me a 'Master Control Panel Has Stopped Working Error' and automatically closes it. I've tried reinstalling but that doesn't seem to fix the issue. am I missing something?

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    1. Make sure the MCP is running as an administrator. It's on our fix list. Sadly, this is more of an issue on Windows 7, due to its rigid childproofing UAC nonsense.

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  3. Voice command doesnt work for me. First I had to install the old .NET 4.0 to get rid of the first error message but now it tells me that it cant detect a speech recognition software and that it requires at least one grammar, what ever that means.
    Im using a German copy of Win7 Home in 32Bit

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    1. That should now be fixed as Shaun has included support for German versions of Windows. The commands are still in English, but we're working on having translation support soon.

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