Speech_Testing.txt   [plain text]

Speech Testing Protocol

0) Download a suitable voice for the language you'd like to test in the Speech System Preferences pane, and set it as your default voice. At the moment, voices are not yet downloadable through the standard system updates server, so you need to temporarily point to a different server:

To set your Software Update server to find the premium voices, execute these commands:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL 'http://speech8.apple.com/TestUpdate/index.sucatalog'
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate EnableSpecialTestMode -bool YES

To reset your Software Update server to the standard server, execute these commands:

sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate CatalogURL
sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate EnableSpecialTestMode

1) Start Chess
2) In Preferences, turn on "Speak Human Moves"
3) Game -> New… -> "Human - Human" / "Crazyhouse"
4) Play the following moves:

4a) Regular moves

pawn 	d2 - d4			pawn 	e7 - e5
bishop 	c1 - g5			knight 	g8 - f6	
knight	b1 - c3			bishop 	f8 - b4
queen   d1 - d2			0-0 	(castle king side)
0-0-0   (castle queen side)	pawn	e5 - e4
pawn	d4 - d5			queen 	d8 - e7
pawn 	d5 - d6			pawn	e4 - e3

4b) Captures

pawn 	d6 x e7			pawn 	e3 x f2

4c) Pawn promotions (to change the promotion piece, click on the bluish piece at the top left)

pawn	e7 - e8 = queen		pawn 	f2 x g1 = knight

Moves -> Take Back Move

pawn    e7 - e8 = rook		pawn 	f2 x g1 = bishop

4d) Suggestions

In preferences, make sure the Faster->Stronger slider is at least 25% of the way to "Stronger"
Game -> New… -> "Human - Computer" / "Regular"
Play at least 5 moves
Moves ->  "Show Hint"
Moves ->  "Show Last Move"

4e) Game outcomes

Open "Outcome 1.game"
Play pawn f2 - f3    
-> Black will checkmate

Open "Outcome 2.game"
Play knight c6 - b8
-> Game is declared a draw