I was at home because I was finally struck by the Covid bug. After the symptoms left (24-36 hours of being wiped out, thank you vaccines) and awaiting a negative test, I was going thru some boxes and came across my old Nuvi 680. It's been some time since it was boxed and set out for goodwill. In fact, we'd made several runs over the years so this box in the upper reaches of the rafters was in stealth mode for this very day it would appear. Anyway, I fired it up, the touch screen was non-responsive, the battery didn't hold a charge, and it just looked so old. So I did what most any 13 y/o boy in a 50+ body would, I left it on the charger for a couple hours and tried it again. To my surprise, the touch screen was now somewhat responsive, the battery still didn't hold a charge, and good god is it ever old. Recalibrated the touch screen and we're back in business, well, as long as there's power connected. Entered an address hit go and heard "Course set. Does anybody gotta pee? Buckle up, here we go!". It was the funniest thing I've heard from a gismo in a long time. After playing around with it for far too long, I started down the rabbit hole of "how the hell did I do that" Which landed me here on POI Factory, instead of clearing out old boxes of stuff. Related, but not, it only took 3 guesses to get my user name and password. Anyway the real reason I'm here today, is it at all possilbe to get a copy of that voice editor so I can have more fun as a crazy old empty nester than goofy dad trying to bring quiet to road trips. I believe it was called TTSVoiceEditor.
There is an old thread at http://www.poi-factory.com/node/16263 that discusses change the voices. Unfortunately the TTSVoiceEditor link on page 1 seems to be broken, but if you go to the last page there is some discussion about still getting the editor from @Maxwell12.
i got tired of hearing that phrase so i changed to " oh shit you missed the turn" it drives the wife crazy LOL
This was one of the products of POI Factory friend and contributor TurboCCC. Unfortunately TurboCCC disappeared from these pages several years ago, but is still fondly remembered by many of us long time members.
I have a copy of Ver 2.70 of TTS Voice Editor. I have no idea if it will still work on Windows 10/11, but suspect it will. I can send it to you as an email attachment if you want to contact me through the contact tab on this forum.
I always wanted Beavis and Butthead on my Garmin: "Recalculating dumbass. When possible, make a U-turn fartknocker."
I just erased the word. Now it just does it without telling me it is recalculating, and comes back with new instructions. ALSO, I have ver 2.90 of TTS if you want that.
It works under Windows 10. It is a portable file so I assume it works under Windows versions from XP on.
I have VPM files that the non-TTS editor says are TTS but won't open with TTSVoiceEditor. They produce a "script out of range" error, but I also have VPM files that do open properly and I can't tell you what the difference is.
The point is, it does work if the files are correct. If not, you will get an error.
If you could send, I would definitely appreciate a copy of ver 2.9. Although it may be a mute point because the unit won't hold a charge and I can't find the mount/adapter. However, it's still fun to play around. I'll send a DM with my email addy. Thank you.
Doesn't anyone just follow the purple line any more? I could never get used to hearing the gps speak in the car. Coming from bikes, I could never hear the thing anyway over the wind/road noise.
I found music and earphones too distracting while riding. The only things in my ears were those tampon looking earplugs (trimmed). Those worked well to keep everything quiet.
So now, even in cars, if the gps speaks, it's annoying. Same for the inbuilt gps. No idea what it even sounds like. Been on mute since day 1.
I am the reverse. I want to know what the GPS is providing so I listen. OTOH I don't speak to rocks, broccoli, asteroids, or computers. That provides the advantage of not witnessing talking to myself.
Good one!!! ROTFL
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