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By DirectXtras March 13, 2003

Rating = 33 votes

XtrAgent is an Asset Xtra which enables the use of Microsoft's revolutionary "Agent" technology in Director, Authorware and Shockwave applications, that provides a foundation for more natural ways for people to communicate with their computers. XtrAgent adds a new type of member to your cast - Agent. Agent is an interactive animated character that can be drawn on top of all other sprites and windows and even outside of the stage area. It can speak, via a text-to-speech engine or recorded audio, and accept spoken voice commands. Agents can be used as guides, coaches, entertainers, or other types of assistants or specialists. Using XtrAgent, developers can utilize Text-To-Speech & Speech Recognition engines and freely distribute them with their applications. In addition, XtrAgent provides powerful animation capability and interactivity, with support for high-quality lip-synching at an incredible ease of development. It comes with ready-to-use characters and also support custom characters that developers can create using the Microsoft Agent character editor. Auto-downloadable Director Shockwave safe version of XtrAgent is available for registered users. It is very small in size (26K), and once installed provides Shockwave applications on the Web the capability to use Microsoft Agent technology under both Netscape and Internet Explorer. The Xtra is available for Director 5 and above, Authorware 4 and above, and is compatible with Windows 9X and newer (including 2000, ME, NT, XP).

DirectXtras Inc. P.O Box 2645, Menlo Park, CA, 94026, U.S.A Voice: +1-415-5058249 Fax: +1-801-8585841 Toll Free: 1-800-4453093 E-mail General Information: E-mail Technical Support:


License: Commercial
Cost: $399.00
OS: Win
File format: Not available

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Author: DirectXtras
Author website:
Date published: March 13, 2003
Approval: None
Browsers: Internet Explorer 6,5.5,5,4 | Netscape 7,6.2,6,4.75,4.7,4.5,4
Compatible Products(s): Director MX , 8.5.1 , 8.5 , 8 , 7.0.2 , 7.0.1 , 7 , 6.5 , 6.0.2 , 6 , 5 | Authorware 7 , 6.5 , 6 , 5
Encrypted: No


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