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 MS Agent Software

Microsoft« Agent is a set of software services that supports the presentation of animated characters within the Microsoft Windows« interface either through a web page or software application. Microsoft« Agent is not an application that you can simply run and have characters do things for you. Applications and Websites must be specifically programmed to utilize Microsoft« Agent. An example of this is Taylor Made Software's MSAgent Reader.

You must have the following to use Microsoft« Agent:
Windows« 95, Windows 98, Windows NT« 4.0 (x86), Windows ME or Windows 2000
Internet Explorer version 3.02 or later (for web viewing)
A Pentium 100-MHz PC (or faster)
At least 16 MB of RAM
At least 1 MB free disk space for the core components
2-4 MB for each additional character you install.
32K for each additional language component
A Windows-compatible sound card
* (many laptops have built-in sound)

Note: The following free Software must be installed on your computer before Taylor Made or any other MS Agent software can be run.

STEP 1
Install Microsoft Agent Core Components version 2.0 (395K)
WINDOWS 2000 and Windows Me Users skip this step. The Microsoft Agent Core Components are already installed on Windows 2000 and Windows Me.
Download the above MSAgent.exe setup program and run it to install the core components. You may then delete the setup program.
Download Core Components

STEP 2
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.
Download Text-to-Speech Engine

STEP 3
Download some Microsoft Agent Characters (Listed Below)
NOTE: Genie is required.     Download Genie
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.

STEP 4
Download any Taylor Made MSAgent Software
There are a number of MS Agent software programs although we certainly think that Taylor Made Software is the best.

Have Fun!!!
Welcome to the wonderful world of Microsoft Agent...

  MSAgent Reader     Taylor Made Software's MSAgent Reader enables you to have anything (web page, e-mail, letter, note, etc.) read to you and now includes a great many fairy tales. This reading can be done automatically or on command. An unlimited number of characters can be loaded into your MSAgent Reader and up to 20 can be displayed at once. Any of the characters can be commanded to read anything to you. Taylor Made Software's MSAgent Reader can be run from the standard window, the System Tray or automatically. Now, even a child can have a web page, their e-mail or favorite fairy tale read to them.
Have Fun!!!
Welcome to the wonderful world of Microsoft Agent...
COMING SOON

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Character Gallery - Free MS Agent Characters
Character:  
Genie

Filename: Genie.exe
Size: 1.6 MB

Creator:
Microsoft Corporation
Character:  
Merlin

Filename: Merlin.exe
Size: 1.8 MB

Creator:
Microsoft Corporation
Character:  
Peedy

Filename: Peedy.exe
Size: 3.3 MB

Creator:
Microsoft Corporation
Character:  
Robby

Filename: Robby.exe
Size: 2.2 MB

Creator:
Microsoft Corporation
Character:  
James

Filename: James.exe
Size: 3.2 MB

Creator:
La Cantoche Production
Character:  
VRGirl

Filename: VRGirl.exe
Size: 622 K

Creator:
Stegami Pte Ltd.
Character:  
Cami

Filename: Cami.exe
Size: 622 K

Creator:
Stegami Pte Ltd
Character:  
Birdie

Filename: Birdie.exe
Size: 538 K

Creator:
Costas Andriotis
Character:  
Ozzar

Filename: Ozzar.exe
Size: 4 MB

Creator:
Argo Technologies Inc.
Character:  
Al

Filename: Al.exe
Size: 2 MB

Creator:
Animatronix LLC
Character:  
Gar

Filename: Gar.exe
Size: 1.28 MB

Creator:
Greg Rotz
Character:  
Max

Filename: Max.exe
Size: 568 K

Creator:
Rayflex Animation
Character:  
Gourdy

Filename: Gourdy.exe
Size: 417 K

Creator:
Rayflex Animation
Character:  
Alien

Filename: Alien.exe
Size: 677 K

Creator:
Greg Rotz
Character:  
Electra

Filename: Electra.exe
Size: 281 K

Creator:
David Siebold
Character:  
Spaceman

Filename: Spaceman.exe
Size: 302 K

Creator:
James Driscoll Jr.
Character:  
Hanz

Filename: Hanz.exe
Size: 817 K

Creator:
Greg Rotz
Character:  
Joe

Filename: Joe.exe
Size: 75 K

Creator:
Randy Cragin
Character:  
Totem

Filename: Totem.exe
Size: 1 MB

Creator:
Saber
Character:  
Miku

Filename: Miku.exe
Size: 14 K

Creator:
Kenji Urushima
Character:  
Buttercup

Filename: Buttercup.exe
Size: 1.2 MB

Creator:
CyberBuddy
Character:  
Check

Filename: Check.exe
Size: 170 K

Creator:
Rayflex Animation
Character:  
Angel

Filename: Angel.zip
Size: 346 K

Creator:
Doug Dodgen
Character:  
Coney

Filename: Coney.zip
Size: 151 K

Creator:
James Kenney
Character:  
Dogbert

Filename: Dogbert.zip
Size: 166 K

Creator:
Unknown
Character:  
Snowman

Filename: Snowman.zip
Size: 16 K

Creator:
Rev. Joezie, Shawnee Hickman & Daughters
Character:  
Charlie

Filename: Charlie.exe
Size: 2 MB

Creator:
Elbert Watson
Character:  
Lips

Filename: Lips.acs
Size: 206 K

Creator:
Dave Higham
Character:  
Karabas

Filename: Karabas.zip
Size: 877 K

Creator:
Rahmi
Character:  
Phony

Filename: Phony.zip
Size: 536 K

Creator:
Fluid Motion
Character:  
Spectra

Filename: Spectra.zip
Size: 215 K

Creator:
James Driscoll
Character:  
Turkarabasi

Filename: TurkArabasi.zip
Size: 137 K

Creator:
Rahmi
More characters will be available soon, so stay tuned...
COPYRIGHT:  The characters Genie, Merlin, Robby, and Peedy are
Copyright (c) 1996-1998 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
All other characters and images are copyright by their respective creators or owners.

Installing Characters

.EXE Files - Most of the characters in the Character Gallery are available as self-extracting executable files.  Double-click the .EXE file after you have downloaded it to automatically install the character to your character folderYou can delete the .EXE file after the character is installed.

These .EXE files are ZIP compatible so you can optionally open them with a program like WinZip after downloaded to extract the characters manually.

.ACS Files - Microsoft Agent Character Files (.ACS) should be saved to
C:\WINDOWS\MSAGENT\CHARS  or C:\WINNT\MSAGENT\CHARS

This is your character folder.

.ZIP Files - You may sometimes find other characters packaged in .ZIP files.  Download the .ZIP file, open it with a program like WinZip, and then extract the character .ACS file to your character folder.  You can delete the .ZIP file afterwards.



To Download a file - Left click on the little man who is "Gettin' Down".


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