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CaptainSays (by zahmeKatzen) Version: 0.9 License: GPL v3
CaptainSays only works on Windows 7.
Setup the built-in voice control software of Windows 7. It should be available in the control center under "Accessbility" -> "Use PC without mouse or keyboard" -> "Use voice recognition". Something like that.
If you're using the compiled version (the .exe) you're good to go now.
However, if you're using the source version you'll also need: - Python 2.7 with Tkinter
- pywin32 for Python 2.7 http://sourceforge.net/projects/pywin32/
Run the launcher. (run_launcher.exe) Select a profile. Click "Launch" to launch voice control with the selected profile Click "Edit" to tweak the profile or create new ones. Click "HTML view" to view an HTML cheat sheet of the profile Click "Quit" to quit the launcher
Thank you for downloading CaptainSays.
CaptainSays allows you to bind one or more keystrokes to a voice command, also called a "phrase" in CaptainSays.
It was primarily intended for games. Base profiles for Star Trek Online and Star Trek Bridge Commander are included.
- WARNING: This program is still under development, quite buggy and lacking
Be sure NOT to bind any keys that could harm your gaming or computing experience and THOROUGHLY test a new profile before using it in-game.
The voice recognition is faaaaar from perfect, so please make sure you've taken any neccessary precautions. E.g. if you're using it in a game, DON'T put valuable consumable items in your shortcut bar as they may be used accidentally.
I'd suggest to go through all you phrases (conveniently open in your webbrowser next to the CaptainSays console) and see if they're properly recognized BEFORE you try it in-game.
Longer commands are easier recognized than short ones. Also, if you bind several similar monosyllabic phrases to different keystrokes (mine, nine, fine, line, ..) you're just asking for trouble. :D
HowTo use the Editor
Run the launcher. Select a profile ("default.xml" is the most simple). Click "Edit".
If you want to create a new profile click on File->New and select a base template. The other menu options should be self-explanatory.
The "Profile" tab contains the general options for this profile.
- The name of the profile.
- Doesn't really do anything yet.
- Sets how long each key will be held down. This may be required for some applications or games.
- When you launch CaptainSays' voice recognition mode the Windows Speech generator will say this greeting. Press the "Play"-button next to it to test how it sounds.
- This phrase will be used to quit CaptainSays via voice command.
Next to the "Profile" tab should be the tab(s) with the voice commands.
The left part of the tab is a list of all command names. Click on a command name to select it. Use the "+" and "-" buttons on the bottom of the list to add or remove commands.
The right part contains the details of the currently selected command.
A command has a name ("cname"), one or more phrases ("phrase") and one or more keystrokes ("keys").
Each phrase will trigger the keystrokes of the command. Phrases should be in lowercase and WITHOUT any punctuation.
The keystrokes will be executed from top to bottom, so
(keynames) (repeat) Shift_L + H 0 a 0 l 2 o 0
Would type "Hallo" if the command was executed in a text editor.
Note that repeat=2 means "press this twice", but repeat=0 and repeat=1 both mean "press once".
Press "Add phrase" / "Add key" to add a phrase / keystroke. Press on the "Grab" key next to a key to change it. A tiny Keygrabber window will appear. Make sure that this window is currently selected and press the desired new key for that command.
You can savely edit the keynames if you don't like them.
HowTo create your own template
Create a profile in the Editor. Save your profile via "Save As.." in the "template" folder. It should now appear under File -> New -> [template list]
Apparently the voice recognition software of Windows assumes that you speak the language of your Windows version, so you may have to adapt some phrases to the way you speak.
Examples: 'make it so' -> 'maykitso' 'ensign lomar -> 'ennsign lomar'
Otherwise you'd have to speak with a very, very silly accent..
Key recognition issues
Some applications and games may not recognize all keys.
Remap your in-game keyboard shortcuts if neccessary.
STAR TREK ONLINE Notes
"Pressing" the Up, Down, Left and Right arrow keys via CaptainSays equals "pressing" 8, 2, 4, 6.
Therefore, if you want to use the default STO profile please remap
Reroute Shields Forward -> SHIFT + 8 Reroute Shields Right -> SHIFT + 6 Reroute Shields Left -> SHIFT + 4 Reroute Shields Rear -> SHIFT + 5
within Star Trek Online.
BRIDGE COMMANDER Notes
CaptainSays' NUMPADkeys don't work in Bridge Commander, so please remap under "Controls" -> "Menu"
"1st menu option" "2nd menu option" ...
to "SHIFT+1", "SHIFT+2", ... etc.
It will show up as "!", "@", etc. but that's ok.
CaptainSays could not have been done without these projects:
effbot.org - Articles and code snippets about Tkinter
SimonSays - Python based voice control for windows
Author: Rob Cherry Link: http://code.google.com/p/simonsays/ License: New BSD License
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