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Microsoft Agent 2.0 Setup

This page is mirrored from the Microsoft Agent Ring.

These instructions are for the English version of Microsoft Agent.  To download Microsoft Agent for use with other supported languages or if you have happen to have problems with these setup instructions, please visit the Microsoft Agent Home Page.

Microsoft Agent is not an application that you can simply run (like Word or Excel) and have characters do things for you.   Applications and Websites must be specifically programmed to utilize Microsoft Agent and provide these capabilities for you.

System requirements

Required:

Recommended:

Uninstalling Microsoft Agent

Microsoft Agent cannot be uninstalled.  Microsoft Agent becomes an extension to the Windows Operating System.  It also will automatically be included as part of Windows 2000 when finally released.


STEP 1

spindisk.gif (5532 bytes) Install Microsoft Agent Core Components
version 2.0 (395K)

Download the above MSAgent.exe setup program and run it to install the core components.  You may then delete the setup program.

STEP 2

spindisk.gif (5532 bytes) Install the Lernout & Hauspie TruVoice,
Text-to-Speech Engine (English version)  (1MB).

The Lernout & Hauspie TruVoice Text-to-Speech (TTS) Engine provides speech output capabilities for Microsoft Agent so you can hear what the characters are saying through your sound speakers.

Download the above tv_enua.exe setup program and run it to install the TTS Engine.  You may then delete the setup program.

If you've already installed this, you should see
Lernout & Hauspie TruVoice American English TTS Engine

in the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs list.

STEP 3 (Optional)

spindisk.gif (5532 bytes) Install the Microsoft Speech Recognition Engine,
version 4.0 (6MB)

This step is optional.  You can download this later.

The Microsoft Speech Recognition Engine provides speech input capabilities for Microsoft Agent. This allows you to speak to characters through a microphone.  However, Microsoft Agent must be specifically programmed to understand and interact with what you are saying.  Microsoft Agent does not support dictation.

Download the above actcnc.exe setup program and run it to install the TTS Engine.  You may then delete the setup program.

If you've already installed this, you will see
Microsoft Agent Speech Recognition Engine 4.0 (English)
in the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs list.

STEP 4 (Optional)

spindisk.gif (5532 bytes) Install the Microsoft Speech Control Panel
(840K)

This step is optional.  You can download this later.

The Speech Control Panel will add an icon to your Control Panel to enable you to list the compatible speech recognition and text-to-speech engines installed on your system and customize their settings for your use.

STEP 5

spindisk.gif (5532 bytes) Download some Microsoft Agent Characters

There are many Agent characters available and many more are being created.  Now that you have Microsoft Agent installed on your computer, you only have to download additional Characters (files with .ACS extensions) as they become available and save them to your
C:\WINDOWS\MSAGENT\CHARS or C:\WINNT\MSAGENT\CHARS folder, depending on your operating system.

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Have Fun!!!

Now go and experience the wonderful world of Microsoft Agent...


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