Configuring Aurora for Arkenstone SSIL Drivers

Configuring Aurora for SSIL Drivers

1) MAKE SURE YOUR SPEECH SYNTHESIZER HARDWARE IS CONFIGURED CORRECTLY AND TALKS BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO USE IT WITH AURORA FOR WINDOWS.

2) Most drivers require that they be installed into the WINDOWS directory according to the instructions in C:\AWIN3\SSIL\READ.ME under "Manual Driver Installation Instructions." There may be additional information in the individual driver directories' READ.ME files. These READ.ME files will not exist unless you have run MAKESSIL.EXE. Make sure the SSIL directory is set to C:\WINDOWS in the Voice Setup Dialog for the Aurora SSIL Interface Driver. You may ignore any modifications to OPENBOOK.INI, as these will have no effect on Aurora for Windows. Generally all that needs to be done is to copy all the files in the appropriate driver directory to the WINDOWS directory. Most drivers will not work correctly unless they are copied to the WINDOWS directory.

3) Start any Aurora for Windows program that talks (Talk, Echo, Predict, ExceptW). Talk is the best one to choose.

4) Select "Voice Options..." from the main menu.

5) Choose the "SSIL Interface (More Voice Drivers...)" option under "Select Voice Drivers".

6) Click on the "Voice Setup" button.

7) Check that the "SSIL Directory" is set to "C:\WINDOWS".

8) Select the SSIL driver to use under "Driver". If no drivers are listed, see Installing Included SSIL Drivers or if you have a driver already see Adding a New, Unlisted SSIL Driver.

Note: When in the drop box for selecting the SSIL driver, do not use the keyboard to arrow up and down, as this will load each driver as you pass it, instead use a mouse to make the selection.

9) Select the driver options you prefer for voice, volume etc.

10) Click on OK.

11) Click on OK in the "Voice Options..." dialog.

12) Try a speech output feature and see if it speaks. If it doesn't, see troubleshooting.

Note: Please see the read me files in the C:\AWIN3\SSIL and selected driver directories for more information on setting up individual drivers.