AmiGreet v1.5 - By Gareth "Gaz" Murfin
Now with 2 different messages per hour and
Polish, Dutch & German versions!!
· Winner of 'Software of the month' from SOMC Software publishing dept (Aug 97)
· Top Swedish Amiga Magazine 'Amiga·info' say "This program is meant to greet
you on bootup, and thats exactly what it does!" 3 out of 5 Stars! (Aug 97)
· AmiGreet was on AFCD21/23 and AmiNet CD21!
AmiGreet greets you in the Amiga 'voice' each time you boot up. Its messages
change according to the time of day and it now has 2 different random messages
per hour! There are also Polish, German and Dutch versions included in this
This is a little program which I coded in Blitz, originally I wanted
a small Arexx script which either said Good Morning, Good Afternoon,
or Goodnight when I rebooted depending on what the time of day was.
I tried even this simple task in Arexx but I found that Arexx didnt
seem to handle it very well (it handled it but not like I wanted!).
So I thought I would give it a go in Blitz. And here it is! It has
some extra features because I tried to get the most out of using
BlitzBasic, they are :-
o Easy installation, Click the installer and its done!
o Says a different message every hour of the day when you reboot
o Uses Blitz Say and not Commodore, this SHOULD be more realistic :)
o Can be ran simply by double clicking
o Makes rebooting more interesting!
o Proper Version String
o Editable ToolTypes
o Works on ALL versions of Workbench and Setpatch *
o Works on ALL Amiga's *
o No Special requirements *
o Supports the $POO command! *³
* So long as the installer has been run.
*³ Poo is a revolutionary new command like Version. Download it from AmiNet
or the Alpha URL today!
Check out the AmiGreet Guide in the ARC for more details...
Hello there! Are you from a different country to England? If so I want you
to help me write a version of AmiGreet for your country. Ive already had
talks with a Swedish man who wants me to make a Swedish version and I want
people from all over the world to contact me and discuss a version for their
country. All you would have to do is supply me with 24 different messages
in your native language, 1 for each hour of the day ;) and Ill do the rest.
You will be fully creditted in the documents and a new version of AmiGreet
will be released! Et Voila ;) In particular I want to do Swedish, German,
French, Finnish and Dutch versions of AmiGreet because Ive met some nice
people from these countries ;)
A guide to making a foreign version of AmiGreet :-
Creating Foreign AmiGreet's!
follow these simple rules :-
1. Change each of the statements below into your native language, they dont
have to be an exact translation so long as you realise that 0 is midnight,
1 is 1am, 2 is 2am etc.... So make sure the words relate to the time.
2. DONT use Special characters (umlauts/accents etc..) because Blitz Basic
cant handle them!
3. DONT use ? ! or . because they will distort the speech. Commas (,) are OK.
4. Type the speech how it SOUNDS not looks! To test how it sounds goto DOS
and do this :- SAY <text>
PLEASE test all the speech you do because Im not foreign and I dont know
how it should sound! ;-)).
5. Thanks alot for this I appreciate it. tell me your eMail & name and Ill
put you in the AmiGreet credits which can be found in the Docs.
Please post this form back to gazyglobalnet.co.uk once you have finished
If a=0 Then Speak "Good morning, it is just past midnight, welcome to
workbench" If a=1 Then Speak "Good Morning, it is quite late, may be you
should go to bed" If a=2 Then Speak "Good morning, it is very late, I suh Jest
you go to bed now" If a=3 Then Speak "Good Morning, it is extremely late, do
you suffer from insom nia" If a=4 Then Speak "Good morning, and isnt it a
butiful day outside" If a=5 Then Speak "Good Morning, you are up very early,
you must be enthusiastic" If a=6 Then Speak "Good morning, its 6 in the
morning, you must be an early bird" If a=7 Then Speak "Good Morning, its very
early, why doent you go back to bed for a while" If a=8 Then Speak "Good
morning, I hope you had a good nights sleep" If a=9 Then Speak "Good Morning,
its not long past 9, welcome to workbench" If a=10 Then Speak "Good morning, I
hope you enjoy using your amiga this morning" If a=11 Then Speak "Good
Morning, its nearly lunch time, I bet you are hungry" If a=12 Then Speak "Its
lunch time, shouldnt you be eating or something" If a=13 Then Speak "Good
afternoon, I hope you enjoyed your lunch" If a=14 Then Speak "Good afternoon,
welcome to amiga workbench" If a=15 Then Speak "Good afternoon, it is past 3 o
clock, enjoy using your amiga" If a=16 Then Speak "Good afternoon, I hope you
have had a good day today" If a=17 Then Speak "Good afternoon, its tea time,
go and get some tea and then come back" If a=18 Then Speak "Its after 6 o
clock, I hope you enjoyed your tea" If a=19 Then Speak "The night is just
beginning, I hope you enjoy it" If a=20 Then Speak "Its past 8 o clock,
welcome to your Amiga" If a=21 Then Speak "its past 9 o clock, why doent you
have an early night" If a=22 Then Speak "It is getting late, enjoy the rest of
the night" If a=23 Then Speak "its after el levin o clock, doent stay up too
Also Check Out :-
Also look out for these programs which were all done by the author. They are
available from http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~gazy/
AmiClock - Nice Wb Clock
AmiGreet - Greets you on bootup
Carnlevels - New levels for carnage
Dwarfdemo - Small aga demo about DWaRFx
|DWaRFx - Ultimate IRC scripts!
JoyMouse - Use CD³² pad as a mouse
Theme040 - 040 upgrade for Themepark aga
ZombieFest - Small zombie film demo
Zippyxdemo - Aga MegaDemo
Hoppyxdemo - Aga MegaDemo
Skoolz Out - Skool Daze clone
DMscript - Upgrade to DiskMaster
Dotd Rpg - Dawn of the dead text RPG
SetPatch97 - Unofficial GateWay 2000 SetPatch
LunaIRC - NEW Amiga IRC Client!
VikRad S.E - 4 Player War game.
Gloom3 - Commercial DOOM game
GloomRejects - Gloom 3 Rejected files
GloomLoading - Bug Fixes for Gloom3
WbLogo - Wb backdrop animator
AmiTip - Brings up a tip on bootup
Rejects - 3 minute Cartoon with sound
Gaz - gazyglobalnet.co.uk
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AmiGreet® is Copyright © Gareth Murfin
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